Chef Jason Atherton will open Marina Social in September. Courtesy Jason Atherton
Chef Jason Atherton will open Marina Social in September. Courtesy Jason Atherton

Dubai Foodie News: Tom & Serg open another cafe, Burger Hood hits Dubai and more

• Tom Arnel and Sergio Lopez, the duo behind the trendy cafe Tom & Serg in Al Quoz, are finally opening their long-awaited cafe called The Sum of Us on Sunday, April 5. The new cafe is the second venture for the team — and we don’t expect it will be the last. Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Tom and Serg about The Sum of Us in Sunday’s Arts&Life.

• The soon-to-open InterContinental Dubai Marina will give visitors exciting new options in the marina. The hotel will have nine new outlets where people can eat, drink and enjoy. Among the new eateries are Accents Restaurant & Deli (6.30am to 11pm) offering international cuisine; Ginter, a lobby area bar (noon to 2am) that will offer light bites; YNot Bar & Kitchen, a unique beverage and tapas-style waterfront restaurant; and the Marina Social Restaurant, the hotel’s signature spot. Marina Social will be led by the famed British chef Jason Atherton. Dubai foodies have been waiting a long time for Atherton’s debut restaurant in the emirate, but they’ll have to wait a little longer. The InterContinental Dubai Marina and most of the restaurants are scheduled to open in May, but Atherton’s signature restaurant won’t be ready until September.

• Burger Hood, a popular burger joint in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched its first shop in Dubai. The home-grown American-style burger spot features grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. There's also a mushroom burger on the menu, along with steak sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, desserts and shakes. Burger Hood also makes its fries fresh on site, cut from American russet potatoes. Burger lovers in Dubai can find Burger Hood in Al Wasl Vita Mall, Jumeirah 1. 04 344 5599 /

• The newly opened Tribeca in the Ocean View Hotel at JBR's The Walk launches its Big Apple Brunch on Friday, April 3. The new brunch will include a range of organic dishes, an ample buffet, live cooking stations dishing up healthy bites and organic beverages — all with a relaxed New York vibe. DJs and live musicians will be on hand with music from the 80s and 90s. The brunch runs every Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Dh199+. For reservations, call 050 345 6067.



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