• Executive Chef Beatrice Segoni of Pierchic at Jumeirah Al Qasr takes highest rating among all female chefs in UAE

United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts has been recognised in the inaugural edition of the prestigious Gault&Millau UAE 2022 guide, with ten of its much-loved restaurants featured for their exceptional culinary craftsmanship.

The results of Gault&Millau’s team of independent reviewers, were revealed at an exclusive gala and awards ceremony hosted at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah this Tuesday. The hotel group’s culinary credentials took centre stage at the event, as the group with the greatest number of restaurants listed in the guide. Ten of its own signature dining destinations were shortlisted across five award categories, with Al Muntaha, Burj al Arab Jumeirah’s French-Italian restaurant receiving 3 toques – the highest awarded in the UAE, and Pierchic, the Italian fine dining restaurant at Jumeirah Al Qasr received a rating of 13 and 1 toque, making Executive Chef Beatrice Segoni the highest rated female chef in the UAE.

“The UAE’s reputation as a culinary destination has grown considerably over the last 20 years, and as a hospitality brand born in Dubai, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is proud to have been at the forefront of this gastronomic evolution,” commented Jose Silva, CEO, Jumeirah Group. “We believe investing in exceptional culinary talent and creating unique dining concepts is not only integral to the guest experience, but a differentiator in the luxury hospitality sector.  Today, across our 2km private beachfront in Dubai, which is home to six of Jumeirah Group’s luxury hotels and resorts, guests can enjoy an incredible choice of restaurants, of which 13 are featured in the Gault&Millau guide.” He continued, “The launch of the first UAE edition of the Gault&Millau guide is testament to the quality, diversity and outstanding culinary craftsmanship you will find across the Emirates, and we are delighted our culinary talent and award-winning dining concepts have been selected for this prestigious guide.”

One of the world’s most established and widely respected food guides, Gault&Millau’s rating system sees restaurants visited anonymously by professional food critics, and then ranked on a scale of 1 to 20. Points are awarded based solely on the quality and creativity of the food, with service, price and the restaurant’s ambiance judged separately. Based on a restaurant’s overall rating, venues are able to display one to five toques (or chef hats), reflecting their positioning in Gault&Millau UAE.

Jumeirah’s strategic vision puts exceptional dining as a core pillar of the brand and its strongest differentiator. Renowned for its exceptional dining experiences, ten venues from the luxury hotel brand’s award-winning culinary portfolio – Al Muntaha, SAL, Al Nafoorah, French Riviera, Pai Thai, KAYTO, Pierchic, Shimmers, Zheng He’s and Bastion – were all included.

The full list of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts’ restaurants featured in the Gault&Millau UAE 2022 guide and their respective ratings are: 

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

  • Al Muntaha – Rating 15, 3 Toques
  • SAL – Rating 12

Jumeirah Al Qasr:

  • Pierchic – Rating 13, 1 Toque
  • French Riviera – Rating 12
  • Al Nafoorah – Rating 11
  • Pai Thai – Rating 11

Jumeirah Al Naseem:

  • KAYTO – Rating 11.5

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam:

  • Shimmers – Rating 11
  • Zheng He’s – Rating 11

Jumeirah Beach Hotel:

  • Bastion – Rating 10

To explore Jumeirah Hotels & Resort’s portfolio of dining destinations across Dubai, with concepts to cater for all tastes and occasions, please visit www.jumeirah.com or contact reservations@jumeirah.com for reservations. In the meantime, stay connected via our social media channels and don’t forget to tag us in your posts #TasteofJumeirah #TimeExceptionallyWellSpent.


About Jumeirah Group:  

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a world-class 6,500+-key portfolio of 24 luxury properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.  

The group boasts some of the most prestigious and captivating properties in the world, from the iconic flagship hotel and timeless pinnacle of luxury, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and lavish Arabian palaces across Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, to its contemporary Maldivian island paradise at Olhahali Island and art-inspired dolce vita on the island of Capri. Whether a modern twist on a British classic in the heart of Knightsbridge at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, or a futuristic setting at Jumeirah Nanjing, Jumeirah’s name is synonymous with service excellence, crafting exceptional experiences for everyone who walks through its doors.  

Beyond its properties and resorts, Jumeirah Group is also dedicated to destination dining experiences, combining the most authentic and diverse cuisines with spectacular settings to create those unforgettable moments worth sharing. With over 85 restaurants across its portfolio, Jumeirah Group’s award-winning homegrown concepts including Sal, KAYTO, Shimmers and French Riviera, enjoy an enviable reputation for culinary excellence alongside the group’s Michelin starred Shang High and L’Olivo restaurants.   

The health and safety of guests and colleagues remains Jumeirah Group’s utmost priority and as such, the group has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels and strictly adheres to each market’s respective government directives. 


For more information, please contact:  
Chandrayee Gupta | Communications Department