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10 must-visit celebrity chef restaurants in hotels around the world

You’ve watched them on TV, bought their cookery books, and seen gushing articles referencing Michelin stars… and now they’re drawing diners in their droves to hotels around the world.  Read on for our top picks of the best famous-name hotel restaurants. Gary Rhodes’ Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Who: Gary Rhodes OBE is one of the UK‘s most celebrated chefs.  He’s been working in hotel kitchens since leaving catering college, earning a host of Michelin stars along the way, but is perhaps best known for his cookery books and televisions shows – he even appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. Gary Rhodes' Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Where: Gary Rhodes has a handful of restaurants under his name around the world.  In Dubai, Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa is a sought-after steakhouse, whilst Rhodes W1 at Grosvenor House dishes up modern European cuisine.  On the other side of the world in Grenada, he also manages the The Rhodes Restaurant at the Calabash Hotel – which serves up classic British cuisine with a Grenadian twist.  He has a Jamaican stepfather, who’s no doubt responsible for some of the Caribbean influence. Vineet Bhatia’s Indego by Vineet at Grosvenor House, Dubai Who: The Michelin star winning chef Vineet Bhatia grew up in Bombay.  After completing catering college, he earned his stripes working for The Oberoi hotel group. He later moved to London, where he eventually set up his own restaurant Rasoi – which received rave reviews and was quickly named as one of the top 10 restaurants in London by Zagat.  He’s been dubbed the ‘finest modern-Indian chef anywhere’ by The Times’ critic AA Gill. Vineet Bhatia's Indego by Vineet at Grosvenor House, Dubai Where: You’ll find Vineet’s mouth-watering Indian cuisine at Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai; Ashiana by Vineet at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers.  He also has a soft spot for Mauritius, and created the menu for Amari by Vineet, LUX* Belle Mare’s fine dining restaurant. Gordon Ramsey’s Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Who: Gordon Ramsey is one of the UK’s best known celebrity chefs, thanks in part to his numerous television shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, The F Word, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.  He was the first Scot to be awarded three Michelin stars.  Overall, his restaurants have been awarded a total of 16 stars. Gordon Ramsey's Pub and Grill is Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Where: Gordon Ramsey heads up many restaurants in international locations, including the Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.  He also recently launched Bread Street Kitchen at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai. Giorgio Locatelli’s Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Who: Giorgio Locatelli is best known for his Mayfair restaurant, Locanda Locatelli – which is touted as one of the best Italians in London.  It was awarded a Michelin star in 2003, and has retained it every year since.  He’s also appeared in four television series, and penned two cookery books. Giorgio-Locatelli's-Ronda-Locatelli-at-Atlantis-The-Palm,-Dubai Where: Ronda Locatelli is one of several celebrity restaurants at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, which features a huge wood-fired pizza oven.  As you’d expect from Atlantis, it’s got a family-friendly feel and an extensive menu filled with traditional favourites. Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse and Grill at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi Who: Marco Pierre White was the youngest ever chef to have been awarded three Michelin stars (and the first Brit to achieve this accolade) – and is often referred to as ‘the first celebrity chef’.  He’s well known for his appearances on ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen series, his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2011, and as judge on Masterchef: The Professionals. Marco Pierre White's Steakhouse and Grill at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi Where: You’ll find Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse & Grill at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi.  Aside from its superb steaks, the restaurant is known for its outstanding wine selection, and features an impressive back lit ‘flame’ wall. Yannick Alléno’s STAY at One&Only The Palm, Dubai Who: Yannick Alléno is a star French chef with several Michelin stars to his name.  He also runs YAM magazine (for professional chefs), and is known in the industry for his creative culinary creations, pushing the boundaries, and reinventing traditional dishes. Yannick Allenos STAY at One-Only The Palm Dubai Where: STAY at One&Only The Palm Dubai (it’s fair to say this is Dubai’s only boutique hotel, and definitely one of the city’s most stylish) serves impeccable French cuisine.  Main courses are followed by the impressive ‘Pastry Library’ for some truly insta-worthy desserts. Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Jean-Georges Restaurant at Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Who: Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the author of five cookbooks.  He studied under some of the best-known chefs in his native France, and has a decent hotel pedigree, opening restaurants at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore, and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.  He earned a reputation for his unique take on  Thai-inspired French cuisine at his New York restaurant, Vong – which is highly rated by critics. Jean-Georges Restaurant at Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Where: Jean-Georges Restaurant can be found at Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, serving a relaxed collection of internationally-influenced dishes. Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Who: Bobby Flay is hugely famous in America, having appeared on many reality television shows.  He started working in restaurants aged 17, and is best known for his southwestern and Cajun-style cooking.  He won a Michelin star in 2008. Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Where: Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Las Vegas is located at Caesars Palace – and dishes up everything from smoked shrimp tacos to Yucatan chicken skewers. Nobuyui Matsuhisa’s Nobu at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Who: Known for his fusion cuisine, Nobuyui Matsuhisa grew up in Tokyo, before moving to work in restaurants in Peru, and later Los Angeles.  Here he set up his own successful restaurant, which was frequently by many Hollywood superstars including Robert DeNiro.  They became friends, and this led to Nobu landing a roll in the 1995 Martin Scorsese film Casino.  He’s written several cookbooks, and now has a restaurant empire with around 40 outlets all over the world. Nobuyui Matsuhisa's Nobu at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Where: Nobu heads up the fine dining scene at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai, as well as Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas.  You’ll also find a Nobu at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  The largest Nobu restaurant in the world can be found at the Four Seasons in Doha. Christian Bravo’s Cueva Siete at UNICO 20º87º, Mexico Who: Not a Chilean footballer (that’s a different Christian Bravo), this up-and-coming chef from Mexico has an impressive resume when it comes to hospitality.  Bravo has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, prepared meals for presidents, and is a culinary television star in his homeland. Christian Bravo's Cueva Siete at UNICO 20º87º, Mexico Where: UNICO 20º87º is a brand-new adults-only all-inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya.  Cueva Siete is open for dinner – where a refined menu features lesser-known Mexican specialities. Spencer Groves is Commercial Director at letsgo2. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. Would be a lot more interesting to know if each country is represented by one restaurant only. ?

    In my opinion, You should also consider; Jamie Oliver’s restaurants, Chris Salans, Will Meyricks. They have amazing restaurants too ❤

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