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UK celeb chef to relaunch Dubai restaurant as Rhodes W1

Rhodes Mezzanine, which is currently closed for renovation, will reopen in spring 2014 with new name

UK celeb chef to relaunch Dubai restaurant as Rhodes W1

UK celebrity chef Gary Rhodes will reopen his Dubai restaurant at the Grosvenor House hotel in spring 2014 with a new name - Rhodes W1.

The restaurant, formerly called Rhodes Mezzanine, is currently closed for renovation.

Chef patron and restaurateur Gary Rhodes told Caterer Middle East: “We’ll have a brand new kitchen. We are just changing the style of the restaurant, and I’ll be making it virtually 100 percent true British with a brand new edge to it and lively at the same time."

Rhodes W1 was the name of the chef's venture with London's Cumberland hotel, where his partnership came to an end in 2012.

His most recent venture in the UAE was the opening of Rhodes 44 at the St Regis Abu Dhabi this year, which offers traditional British food with an Arabic twist.

The chef arrived in the Middle East in 2007 with Rhodes Mezzanine, and then followed it up with Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai in August 2010.

With the opening of Grosvenor House Dubai, Tower Two in September 2011, he unveiled Rhodes in Residence; an all-day-dining concept featuring an English afternoon tea – created by him exclusively for the hotel.

The celebrity chef has also hinted at a new restaurant in Doha, saying he is planning on something that he hopes will happen soon.

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