Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen opens at Dubai’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

The new homegrown gastropub concept replacing Perry & Blackwelder’s hopes to make a splash with wine curation 

Souk Madinat Jumeirah is set to welcome a gastropub to its roster of restaurants. Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen is scheduled to open before the end of 2021 and will take over the space previously occupied by Perry & Blackwelder’s.

Part of its offering addresses a flaw in the region’s hospitality offering – its limited wine selection. Mezzanine will offer award-winning British wine, an emerging market making waves with sommeliers, as well as New World favourites from Australia and South Africa.

In addition to the usual gastropub dishes, vegetarian and vegan options will be on the menu, and the venue will be open throughout the day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks.


Speaking about the new launch, Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen CEO Paul McGee said: “We are an elevated gastropub. If you think of Madinat and drinks you think of McGettigan’s and BBC. If you think of food, you’re heading to Taverna and Americano. I believe we can offer something in-between.  The venue is separated into five sections, all offering a different experience.”

McGee explained that because the venue is surrounded by hotels including Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the crowd at the venue will be mixed and the offering will be adapted to reflect that.

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