In the heart of Dubai’s bustling DIFC, The Guild has set the stage for an unforgettable dining experience with the unveiling of Act II: The Rockpool and The Salon. This dynamic duo promises to redefine the city’s top dining experiences, and it’s all under the direction of Melbourne-born trailblazer Tom Arnel and the celebrated London-based architect David Archer.
Imagine an enchanting retreat for seafood enthusiasts—welcome to The Rockpool. This space is a seafood lover’s dream, surrounded by live king crab and Western Australian crayfish. A 12-meter raw bar boasts an oyster shucking station and a curated fresh catch display on ice. The centerpiece is a live sustainably-sourced seafood rockpool featuring North Atlantic lobsters, brown crab, and oysters.
The menu at The Rockpool offers a delightful array of dishes, including Australian Octopus Carpaccio, Grilled Hokkaido Scallops, and King Crab Cakes. Main courses feature caviar, whole lobster, and grilled fish, all perfectly paired with Champagne or a chic cocktail from the bar.
The heart of The Guild beats in The Salon, paying homage to iconic grill rooms of New York and Europe. It’s a dining setting unlike any other in the city, where grandeur, roaring fires, and striking chandeliers create an unforgettable ambiance. The open kitchen, complete with a red brick woodfire oven and grill, puts the talented chefs on stage for a theatrical culinary performance.
The menu at The Salon features dishes designed for celebrating and sharing, including Japanese Wagyu, USDA Prime, Australian Wagyu, and more. The cozy atmosphere, dim lighting, and camaraderie around the woodfire make dining here a unique experience.
For those seeking a more intimate experience, The Ritz Room awaits. This private dining room for 16 guests offers personalized service and custom menus. Perched above The Rockpool, it’s an ideal setting for private events or intimate dinners!