By Leah Simpson
Tom's Deli is part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park project which is opening in October
Tom Aikens is to open his second outlet in Dubai. The British celebrity chef first opened a restaurant names Pots, Pans and Boards on JBR last October, and now it has been revealed Tom’s Deli is coming to the emirate.
His venture is part of the upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts, which will house several parks and a hotel, as well as Riverland.
Following on from Tom's Kitchen Deli at London’s Somerset House, The Deli offers food such as pastries, cakes, salads, rustic sandwiches fresh juices. It was also the day Dubai Food Festival announced he would be present at their signature closing event Taste of Dubai, March 10-12, alongside Atul Kochhar, Jun Tanaka, Tim Anderson, Paolo Pettenuzzo, Jenny Morris Reza Mahammad, Nathan Outlaw and Alfred Prasad.
Riverland, the gateway area to the park which features four zones - The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula - will not only be home to Aikens’ next outlet in the UAE.
It will also welcome UK brand Giraffe, coffee shop The Brass, Taste of Italy, N Burger, and the modern European restaurant Parle. Boots pharmacy and the souvenir shop Mr. Camel Memories will also appear on the waterfront.
Dubai Parks and Resorts’ retail, dining and entertainment destination is due to open in October this year and 34 lease proposals have been signed, while 50-plus outlets will be there in total.
These include a second Irish Village, Japanese restaurant Katsuya, Mr Greek, 800 Degrees Pizza, Shake Shack and Famous Dave’s barbeque, Galito’s Flame Grilled Chicken, Tortilla, and Turkish restaurant Simit Sarayi.
For convenience there will also be a Jamba Juice, Starbucks, family restaurant Big Chefs and modern Emirati restaurant Milas. Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, the beachwear retailer Havianas, and Sun Eye Optics will also be there.