Skip to content Skip to Search
Skip navigation

Chef Jason Atherton opens fine dining restaurant in Jeddah

Branching out into Saudi: Jason Atherton's Marina Social is already at the Intercontinental in Dubai

A new Mediterranean restaurant in Jeddah is bringing a fine dining experience to the city thanks to a partnership between English chef Jason Atherton and Saudi businessman Abdelkarim Abbar.

Located at the newly opened Jeddah Yacht Club on the Red Sea, Marina Social, operated by Atherton and owned by Abbar, opened on June 19.

Atherton’s restaurants have been awarded four Michelin stars. His London restaurant Pollen Street Social was awarded a Michelin star in 2011.

Media representatives and VIP guests were invited to experience Marina Social on the restaurant’s opening night.

The marina area overlooks luxury yachts and a range of restaurants. The site also features cafes and a variety of fashion stores.

Abbar described the food of world famous chef Atherton as a special dining experience.

He said: “There have been a lot of fine dining restaurants opening in Jeddah lately, but most of them are Asian cuisine. Marina Social is one of the first Mediterranean and international restaurants in Jeddah.”

The menu at Marina Social includes wagyu steak tartare, truffle dressing, snow pea salad, lamb rump and pudding such as a chocolate and peanut bar, cookie crumble, banana ice cream and caramelised tart.

The restaurant includes a terrace where diners can enjoy cocktails and shisha while gazing at the view.

Latest articles

B8KRCP The Bank of England underground Gold Vaults in London Stacks of Gold Bars are taken into storage Gold bars are taken into storage at the Bank of England;central banks around the world are increasing reserves

UAE increases gold reserves with growth set to continue

The UAE’s gold reserves reached almost AED20 billion ($5.5 billion) at the end of March, rising 12.6 percent year on year, with expectations that the growth will continue into the rest of the year. The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) said the Gulf state’s reserves of the precious metal have risen considerably over the […]

Construction workers in Manama. 'There is plenty of office space in Bahrain and the occupancy rates even in the better buildings are not that high,' says one real estate expert

Extra supply casts big shadow over Bahrain’s real estate sector

The completion of a raft of developments in Bahrain has dampened hopes for strong growth in its real estate sector this year.  A flurry of activity at the end of 2023 led some analysts to predict stronger growth this year, after a period of low-single-digit increases or dips in prices, rents and deals. In 2023, […]

Shell Aramco LNG

Shell beats Aramco in race to buy LNG business

Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil exporter, has lost out to UK rival Shell in its bid to buy Pavilion Energy, a Singapore trader of liquefied natural gas (LNG), from Temasek, the Asian island nation’s sovereign investment fund. Both companies were shortlisted for a potential acquisition worth billions of dollars. No financial details of Shell’s […]

The UAE, which is keen to embrace new technologies, ranked second for employment and third for international trade World Competitiveness Ranking

Saudi Arabia and UAE up in World Competitiveness Ranking

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have improved their rankings in the annual IMD World Competitiveness Ranking this year, as both Gulf states embrace artificial intelligence (AI) to make their economies more productive. The list, which is compiled by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, saw the UAE rise three places to seventh, […]