WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
NAME: Rüya Restaurant
WE ARE: An upscale contemporary Turkish restaurant, Rüya will serve around 50 authentic Anatolian dishes using Turkish ingredients and recipes
DATE OPENED: 10/01/2016
WHO’S BEHIND IT: D.Ream – the restaurant group behind Coya, Nusr-Et and Zuma and more importantly, Colin Clague, who was responsible for opening Dubai restaurants Qbara and Jean-George’s JG Dining Room and JG Kitchen. Finally, Umut Özkanca, a second generation restaurateur, and entrepreneur is the driving force behind Rüya.
LOCATION: Dubai Marina
STREET ADDRESS: Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina
Meaning dream in Turkish, the venue fuses a vibrant restaurant, lounge and bar experience together, exploring the extremely rich history and diversity of Anatolian food, a cuisine that draws inspiration from a number of rich culinary traditions. Central to the story is the food offering, led by Executive Chef Colin Clague, one of the region’s most respected and celebrated culinary talents with an exceptional reputation having worked with the prestigious Burj Al Arab, award-winning Zuma in London and Dubai, The Caprice Group and Qbara. It will capture the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Istanbul, and will represent the history of Turkey through the food and ambience.
The founders aim to make Rüya the first internationally recognised Anatolian restaurant in the world, with the concept to be established first in Dubai before being rolled out globally.