59043 16 Sep 2019

Marco Pierre White to Open Second Abu Dhabi Restaurant

The vibrant and fresh restaurant is set to open to the public on Thursday 26th September

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday 16th September 2019: Renowned chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White is to open a brand-new restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Located in the five-star Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, the new restaurant, which will be ‘Marco’s New York Italian’, is set to open on Thursday 26th September.

Inspired by his Italian heritage and love for New York, the restaurant will serve a wide variety of dishes that reflects the latest trends from ‘the city that never sleeps’ as well as traditional Italian staples.

True to his roots, Chef Marco’s ethos is to ensure his dishes are always fresh, authentic and simple whether for lunch, brunch, dinner, friends, family or business gatherings.

Chef Marco said; “Marco’s New York Italian, is all about creating an environment where people can sit and enjoy some great food with friends and family whatever the occasion and we’ve made sure that the menu and the ambiance reflects just that.”

He also added; “The idea is that Marco’s New York Italian isn’t just about selling a meal. It’s a great place to share and socialise whether it’s a night out with friends, a family lunch, or somewhere for parents to take the children out for a meal.”

Elias Chakhtoura, General manager, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr said; “We are honoured to open the first international branch of Marco’s New York Italian at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. This marks our second collaboration with Chef Marco following the success of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill. At Fairmont, our passion is to connect our guests with the best of destinations, unique architecture, expressive décor and artistry as well as the best of experiences.  We strongly believe that this vibrant all-day dining restaurant will lend itself to be the must go to restaurant at the hotel.”

The venue will offer a casual and vibrant all-day dining experience with a ‘New York Italian’ menu that offers a mixture of Italian-inspired dishes and American classics, serving everything from fresh pasta, homemade pizza and ribs to Marco’s best-selling New York style cheesecake.

This is in addition to a vibrant beverage menu developed by Fairmont’s highly skilled mixologists, which captures the vibrant colours, culture, history and produce of some of the most famous Italian neighbourhoods in the city that never sleeps – New York.

Marco’s New York Italian marks Studio EM’s first collaboration, and a joint venture with the newly formed Black and White International, an expert hotel management company, and RMAL Hospitality a dedicated hotel and restaurant development business. Studio EM’s vision was to create a truly breathtaking space that combined the sophistication and style of Italian cuisine with the urban, artistic and dynamic vibes of New York specially that it’s the first International branch of this vibrant and fresh restaurant chain.

Visit www.marcosabudhabi.com and follow @marcosabudhabi on social media for further information.

Venue:        Marco’s New York by Marco Pierre White

Location:    Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi

Dates:        Everyday from Thursday 26th September

Timings:     Lunch: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
                   Friday Brunch: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
                   Dinner: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
                   Bar: 6:00pm to 2:00am

Cost:           À la carte

Booking Information:         Email dining.bab@fairmont.com  or call +971 2 654 3238



About Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White

Inspired by Marco Pierre White’s Italian heritage and love for New York, the New York Italian brand is focused around the celebrity chef’s belief that high quality food should be an experience that is shared and enjoyed with friends and family, whatever the occasion.

Created by one of the most globally recognised names across the restaurant sector the brand reflects the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple as well as Marco’s passion for classic, simple and authentic food.

Customers will be able to enjoy a mix of Italian-inspired dishes and American classics from a menu created by Marco himself while feeling they’ve been transported to the diners of New York.

Remaining true to the New York Italian principle to offer a fresh alternative, where authentic, uncomplicated food is served promptly, American influences complement some of Marco’s favourite Italian dishes.

The principle is that Marco’s New York Italian isn’t just about selling a meal. It’s a great place to share and socialise whether it’s a night out with friends, a family lunch, or somewhere for parents to take the children out for a meal.

At Marco’s New York Italian the atmosphere, the environment and service are as equally important as the food and the vibrant, fresh interior complements perfectly the casual, all day dining experience that many customers nowadays are looking for.

About Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, positioned at the mainland gateway to the city of Abu Dhabi, is the ideal location for exploring the beauty of this bustling and ever-changing city; a place where luxury and style are infused with timeless hospitality. Nearby attractions include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Theme Park, Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, Al Maqta Fort and Louvre Abu Dhabi. The hotel is also conveniently located only 25 km away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 180 km away from Dubai International Airport. With its strikingly, contemporary architecture, this beachfront hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance for accommodation, including the ultimate exclusive lifestyle hotel experience with Fairmont Gold. In addition, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr offers world class on-site amenities including an Olympic length lap pool, covered children’s pool, private sandy beaches, separate ladies’ and mixed use gyms, as well as business services and conference and meeting facilities. Flavourful experiences at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr consist of 9 restaurants and bars. CuiScene, the heart of International dining, Café Sushi, a modern Japanese restaurant, Maison Beirut, offers exquisite Lebanese cuisine while Chameleon Terrace and Poolside restaurant present refreshing al fresco dining options. Bridges Bar is the center of all sports broadcasts and entertainment. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill completely redesigned meat lovers’ dining experience while Marco’s New York Italian perfected the influences from New York infused into Italian heritage and cuisine.

About RMAL Hospitality

Launched by the Al Fahim Group in 2007, RMAL Hospitality is a restaurant and hotel development business with extensive experience in the local and international F&B industry. RMAL Hospitality is committed to the development of world-class hospitality, asset management, and real estate products.

RMAL Hospitality currently holds franchise rights to Wagamama and Trader Vic’s in the UAE along with celebrity chef Marco Pierre white’s restaurant’s worldwide except the UK and channel islands.