Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie, with an uncomplicated and produce driven menu serving seafood and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa.
The restaurant design was inspired by the highly irregular shape and scale of the Dubai Opera building. Each design element within the venue explores ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.
The 20th Century classic design and architecture combined with the oceanic Australian and New Zealand influences of Sean Connolly’s humble cooking brings down-to-earth dining to Downtown Dubai.
The best seat in the house is located adjacent to our open kitchen; the Chef’s Table, an intimate space which can seat eight guests.
Chef Sean and his team prepare a special menu exclusively for the table where every dish is delivered by the chefs. With full visibility into the kitchen, guests are entertained by watching the action in the kitchen firsthand.
Reservations for the Chef’s Table are taken in advance.
Chef Sean Connolly
British born Chef, Sean Connolly is one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most respected and well-recognised chefs, with restaurants in Auckland, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and now Dubai.
With over 25 years’ experience in the kitchen, Sean Connolly has become a household name for both his restaurants and his entertaining TV series’, which are broadcast in 35 countries worldwide.
From an unpaid teenage apprenticeship at the Hilton in Leeds, the Yorkshire-born chef has travelled far, including stints cooking on the QEII and in high profile restaurants in Sydney, Auckland and Adelaide.
The fundamental principle of Sean’s work is a passion for wonderful produce and a love of simple, honest food.
His trademark down-to-earth cooking style and infectious enthusiasm for food has also earned him an array of awards and industry accolades throughout the Southern hemisphere.