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Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara opens its doors. 'Food so good it should be outlawed!'

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Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara opens its doors. 'Food so good it should be outlawed!'

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah restaurant everyone’s been talking about is now open and it’s a dining experience that will have guests well and truly hooked – no-fuss food, buzzing atmosphere, exceptional service and a stunningly designed venue.

Dubai, 25 September 2016: When the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah announced it would be collaborating with critically acclaimed seafood connoisseur, Nathan Outlaw back in March, it was the talk of Dubai. Now the doors of Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara are finally open, not only does the restaurant deliver on flavour, hospitality, interior design and atmosphere, but the overall dining experience takes people on a voyage of unmissable discovery.

A first international offering for England’s most exciting, multi-award winning chef, the new look Al Mahara is full of surprises that will leave people with lasting memories.

Bringing his unique style of cooking and relaxed hospitality to Burj Al Arab, Nathan, along with head chef Pete Biggs, has produced a restaurant that delivers top quality, simple dishes, packed with delicious and complex flavour combinations.

The Food

Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara celebrates British cuisine. The menu is diverse and unique with each dish created specifically for Burj Al Arab. Using the very best ingredients from all over the world, including oysters from Cornwall, UK, his home county, Nathan lets the food do the talking. Key dishes include Lobster Risotto, Crispy Cooked Oysters with Caviar, Raw Scallops and Citrus Cured Brill.

Particularly British in style, the dessert menu includes a unique Sticky Toffee Pudding which is his 11 year old daughter’s recipe. Each dish on the dessert menu has the ‘Outlaw’ twist” and is served with lots of theatre.

The Design

Not only does Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara deliver on flavour but it delivers on design too, creating an environment and space that gives diners the feeling they are in an underwater haven.

The stunning, signature floor-to-ceiling aquarium remains the centre piece, with its vibrant coral and more than 30 different species of exotic fish.

The restaurant has been opened up and now has an outdoor patio providing the perfect location for pre or post dinner drinks. With lounge seating for 40 and stunning sunset sea views, the patio has special glow-in-the-dark pebbles which absorb energy from the sun throughout the day and emit light at night.

The brand new Juna Bar is situated in the lounge area and is adorned with an acrylic surface that is beautifully textured and backlit. Here, delicious drinks which pair beautifully with the seafood are served to whet palates pre-dinner and quench thirst afterwards.

The Team

Nathan will be constantly involved with the restaurant and in Dubai at least seven times a year to consult with very talented head chef, Pete Biggs, restaurant manager Sharon McArthur and the team. Pete has been working with Nathan for the past 15 years in the UK and has a proven track record for producing extraordinary dishes.

A word from Nathan and Burj Al Arab

Talking about the opening of Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Nathan said: “We are so excited to be open but this is where the real hard work starts. We want people to come and have a great time and enjoy the whole experience of dining at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara – the food, the atmosphere, the team and the personality of the place and the dishes. I want people to take away fond memories, whether it’s the taste of a dish, the story behind it or the team member who served them. This is the challenge, if we want to create lasting memories we have to get it spot on every lunch and dinner time. I’m confident in the team and the menu and am really looking forward to hearing what people think.”

Anthony McHale, General Manager, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah said: “When I first tried Nathan’s food at his Michelin Star restaurant in Cornwall more than a year ago, I knew he was perfect for Burj Al Arab. His personality shines through in the food and throughout his team. Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara is a completely new and different concept for the hotel. The restaurant is part of the future of Burj Al Arab… accessible, affordable dining with fantastic service in an incredible setting.”

Information Box

  • Chef Nathan Outlaw will be in the kitchen from 24th September until 2nd October with Head Chef, Pete Biggs there all year round
  • The restaurant is open for lunch from 12:30pm to 3pm, dinner from 7pm to 11:30pm
  • The set menu is priced at AED 450 for a three course lunch and AED 650 for a four course dinner
  • Booking is required. To book a table call +971 4 301 7400 or email BAAReservations@jumeirah.com

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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

About Burj Al Arab Jumeirah:

Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. It is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues.

For further information please contact:
Burj Al Arab
Marketing and PR Department
PO Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 301 7926
E-mail: BurjAlArabPR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com/burjalarab

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