Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is located on the top floor of the iconic dhow-shaped Dubai Opera, which has the capacity to host up to 350 guests. Designed with versatility in mind, the contemporary brasserie offers pockets of dining experiences with four main areas to choose from; the Raw Bar, the Fire Bar, the central Pearl Bar and the outdoor rooftop terrace, which boasts spectacular views of Burj Khalifa. The restaurant also comprises an intimate private dining room along with an exclusive chef’s table that offers eight guests the best seats in the house.
The steak and seafood brasserie menu is uncomplicated and produce driven. Whether it’s a classic pizza from the wood fire oven, signature steaks from the grill or glistening oysters from the Raw Bar, every ingredient has been hand-picked for its quality and gets treated with the care and attention it deserves.
The restaurant design, inspired by the highly irregular shape and scale of the Dubai Opera building incorporates design elements which explore ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.
The classic design and architecture combined with the oceanic Australian and New Zealand influences of Sean Connolly’s humble cooking brings down-to-earth dining to Downtown Dubai.