Jason Atherton’s Marina Social opens in Jeddah

The celebrity chef’s latest restaurant opens in Jeddah Yacht Club.

Chefs worth their salt are opening up restaurants in Saudi Arabia, from Hisato Hamada and Rainer Becker to Wolfgang Puck. To prove the point, Chef Jason Atherton has created his second restaurant in the kingdom with the opening of Marina Social at Jeddah Yacht Club. 

Marina Social Jeddah

Marina Social in Jeddah is a fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant and is a partnership between the British chef and Saudi businessman Abdelkarim Abbar. Jason is no stranger to the Middle East, as he opened Maraya Social in AlUla in 2021 and Row On 45 in Dubai in 2023.

Jason is the owner of three Michelin-starred restaurants, and his first solo project, Pollen Street Social in London, won a Michelin star within its first six months of opening. So, we are excited about his first restaurant in Jeddah.

Marina Social Jeddah

The menu includes a wide range of dishes. Starters include steak tartare, seabass ceviche and whipped burrata with honey-glazed figs. The signature dishes include seared yellowfin tuna, Angus ribeye, grilled octopus and wagyu beef sliders. And desserts range from a coconut rice pudding to poached pears with raspberry sorbet and berries. 

Marina Social oozes a sophisticated vibe. During the evening, you can expect live entertainment including saxophonists, violinists and jazz singers. 

Marina Social Jeddah

The restaurant has options for dining indoors and outdoors and boasts an al fresco terrace where you can smoke enjoy the spectacular views. You’ll be wowed by the views of the Red Sea and luxury yachts.

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