Bentley Opens Pop-Up Restaurant on UAE’s Tallest Mountain

By Paul Joseph

Luxury British carmaker Bentley recently went to the unusual measure of opening a pop-up luxury restaurant – but that’s not all, as the eatery in question was perched atop none other than the largest mountain in the United Arab Emirates.

Suitably named ‘The Peak of Luxury,’ it was constructed in the Jebel Jais mountains to celebrate the Middle East launch of the all-new Continental GT and the Bentley Bentayga V8 luxury SUV.

Styled as an Arabic tent, it was open for just seven days and served a specially designed menu of classic British dishes with a Middle Eastern twist, created by renowned chef Colin Clague.

The Bentley luxury dining room sat 1,934 metres above sea level, and the route to the location consisted of some of the finest winding hills roads the United Arab Emirates has to offer.

Bentley said they wanted to “demonstrate the sheer levels of bespoke luxury Bentley delivers through truly extraordinary experiences” and “describes the location as a ‘luxury dining room” featuring contemporary furniture and spectacular panoramic views across the mountain top.

“Working with Bentley on such an innovative project has been a very unique experience,” said Colin Clague, who took a week away from his permanent role as executive chef at Ruya in Mayfair.

“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.”

Founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley Motors have grown to become one of the world’s most iconic luxury car makers. Next year will mark the company’s 100th anniversary.

By Paul Joseph