The second edition of the Michelin Guide Dubai features new star winners
The Michelin Guide 2023 restaurant selection for Dubai was revealed today – Tuesday 23 May – at Atlantis The Royal, highlighting three new one Michelin star restaurants, one new two Michelin star restaurant and two new Michelin Green star restaurants.
The biggest news of the day was that another Dubai restaurant earned two stars for the first time. As well as being one of only three two-star restaurants in Dubai, it's one of only two Indian restaurants in the world to boast two stars – and that accolade goes to Trèsind Studio.
Local celebrity chef Himanshu Saini and his team have settled into their new location for Trèsind Studio at Nakheel Mall, with its rooftop terrace and cosy cocktail bar, while Saini has continued to expand his repertoire of winning Indian dishes (pictured) with a series of collaborations.
Read on for the full list of winners being celebrated in 2023.
Two restaurants retained their two-Michelin-star rating in 2023:
- Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, Bulgari Dubai
Romito’s menu features modern Italian fare with high-quality ingredients flown in from Italy. Highlights include fish and pasta dishes. His flagship Reale restaurant in Castel di Sangro, Italy has already earned three Michelin stars.
- Stay by Yannick Alléno, One&Only The Palm
Versions of dishes from Yannick’s highly acclaimed three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, such as the langoustine and caviar tartlet with a warm lemon butter sauce, can also be sampled in Dubai at Stay by Yanick Alléno. Expect French cooking at its finest.
Three restaurants won one Michelin star for the first time in 2023:
- Avatara: Avatāra, under talented chef Rahul Rana and his team, elevates vegetarian cuisine to the next level. Their beautiful dishes feature exquisite combinations of flavours and textures, resulting in accomplished Indian cuisine that amazed the famously anonymous inspectors.
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Located at ceremony host hotel Atlantis The Royal, Dinner is a restaurant that delights diners with its on-view kitchen. Sister to the original in London and offering British dishes from across the centuries, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal arrives in the selection with one MICHELIN Star.
- Moonrise: Last year, chef Solemann Haddad received the Michelin Young Chef Award 2022, but this year, his restaurant, moonrise, confirmed its potential and is awarded one Michelin Star. Dinner here features 10 dishes, each with their own story, where Middle Eastern ingredients are prepared using Japanese techniques, for a result as original as it is stimulating.
Eight restaurants have retained their one-Michelin-star rating:
- 11 Woodfire
- Al Muntaha
- Armani Ristorante
- Tasca by Jose Avillez
- Torno Subito
While Lowe retained its Michelin Green star, two restaurants received one for the first time in the 2023 Dubai selection:
- Boca: A new addition to the guide, Boca offers joyful and sunny Mediterranean cuisine, while following an impressive sustainable ethos that includes using local produce, proactive and conscious waste management, valuing resources and using renewable energy.
- Teible: This cool eatery's menu showcases seasonal, local ingredients combined with innovation and simplicity to enhance their potential. The tasty cooking illustrates a sustainable approach focusing on seasonality and integrity.
There were 17 Bib Gourmand winners in 2023, three of them new to the list:
- 21 Grams (NEW)
- 3Fils (NEW)
- Al Khayma
- Aamara (NEW)
- Bait Maryam
- Brasserie Boulud
- Ibn Albahr
- Indya by Vineet
- Orfali Bros
- REIF Japanese Kushiyaki
To see the complete list, visit guide.michelin.com/en/ae/dubai-emirate/dubai/restaurants