‘Englishman in New York’ – DUKES Dubai to manage West 14th steakhouse

New chef to recreate street atmosphere of Manhattan’s Meatpacking district at award-winning Palm Jumeirah steakhouse – West 14th
DUKES Dubai, the luxury hotel set to open on Palm Jumeirah later this year, has taken over the management of the West 14th, the award-wining Manhattan style grill and bar, located at Oceana Beach Club.
Building upon its considerable success and in an effort to enhance still further the restaurant’s impeccable reputation, West 14th has made two key appointments in the form of new head chef, Clive Gilroy Pereira and restaurant manager Peter Thomas.
Clive Gilroy Pereira, has worked closely with Michelin stared Chef Gary Rhodes in Dubai. He has created a mouthwatering new menu which includes lunch dishes such as Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Smoked Salmon Plate and Cornish Crab Cake. New options on the dinner menu include Wagyu Beef Cheek and T-Bone Steak, while classics such as Apple & Rhubarb Crumble and Lemon Meringue Pie round out the desserts on the new menu.
“I am fortunate to have learnt the art of cooking food directly from a maestro, my mentor, Chef Gary Rhodes. The quality of food at West 14th has always been exceptional and the menu is echoed in the urban, loft-inspired décor. But what I would like to recreate is the real essence of the Meatpacking district in New York (which West 14th Street runs through), the sights the sounds, the hustle and bustle and reproduce that nostalgia through my menu. Food is my passion, it is what drives me to create great dishes and memorable guest experiences,” said Chef Clive Gilroy Perei
West 14th also has a new manager Peter Thomas. Boasting more than 11 years’ experience throughout the region, he has built his career working in established five-star brands including Ritz Carlton, Royal Mirage and Anantara. Thomas commands an enormous amount of respect and is a pillar of service excellence.
Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides, developer of DUKES Dubai, commented: “West 14th has won awards as well as many plaudits and is widely regarded as one of the best steakhouses in town. We have revamped and extended the restaurant’s outdoor terrace, which affords spectacular views of the Dubai Marina skyline.
“West 14th is located in the same Oceana complex as DUKES Dubai and so it will not only provide synergy with DUKES Dubai’s food and beverage operation, it offers our guests a premium quality experience, broadening the hotel’s appeal,” added Bin Sulayem.
West 14th is open from 9am to midnight, seven days a week, and offers lunch through to 3pm and dinner from 6pm. The contemporary, open-plan, loft-inspired layout of the restaurant attracts diners looking for a stylish setting in which to sample the best steaks from around the world, as well as seasonally inspired dishes for those looking for something different. The bar element is popular in its own right, known for its delicious cocktails and mocktails and amazing views, and complimented by a great selection of wine, new-world spirits, fresh mixers and shisha. Dinning tables fit from two to 16.