Bentley Built A Restaurant At 6,000 Feet Above The Persian Gulf – And Closed It

Bentley made its name creating some of the most opulent and luxurious motor vehicles ever to grace the road. But it’s also been known to apply its skills to other areas, the latest of which is this fine restaurant in the United Arab Emirates.

Opened to celebrate the Middle Eastern launch of the new Continental GT, the restaurant was built atop Jebel Jais – the tallest mountain in the region – at an altitude of 1,934 meters (6,345 feet) above sea level.

The dining room was outfitted in typical Bentley style, with wood and leather and an unsurpassed view of the dessert wilderness below. And the automaker brought in world-renowned chef Colin Clague to create the menu: a five-course meal fusing traditional British and Middle Eastern cuisine.

“Working with Bentley – which is a British icon – on such an innovative project has been a very unique experience,” said Clague. “Over the course of my career I’ve worked in many kitchens in many countries across the globe, but I’ve never served dinner in a completely bespoke restaurant on the highest mountain in the UAE. It’s certainly a moment I will never forget.”

If the opportunity to dine in such an environment sounds too good to pass up, we have bad news for you: unfortunately the restaurant was a pop-up, and closed after just seven days.

It’s not the first real-estate project on which Bentley worked, however, and surely won’t be the last. In addition to its own facilities and dealer showrooms, the British automaker has outfitted hotels and lodges in its signature style. And you can bet there’ll be more to come.

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  • Bash

    Why did they close it after 7 days?!

    • XtremWise

      Because they did not serve wines …

      • Bash

        Sure they did have! There is no reason for not having any.

        • XtremWise

          In an moslim state?

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          • Hasselblad X1D-50c

            what the hell?

          • Maher

            Stop bringing facts out of your @sshole. Restaurants and hotels can require licenses that allow them to serve liquor. Not every Muslim country is like Saudi Arabia.

          • Not everyone lives like Gulf Arab mate.

    • the car is launched, they lunched.

    • Well it was a publicity stunt so yeah.

  • salamOOn

    very ecological…..

    • Dan Iosubescu

      very stupid and selfish ….

  • Jean-Paul Genet

    What a ridiculous waste of time and resources.

  • dumblikeyou2

    The decor looks like it all came fro eBay.


      • dumblikeyou2

        Ugh, even worse

  • Blade t

    Was probably just a temporary restaurant used for marketing reasons .

  • I don’t get it, so because you eat in this restaurant you suddenly want to buy Bentley?

  • Bob White

    Who cares?

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