Multi award-winning restaurant concept Rüya expands to London. Located within the Grosvenor House Hotel on iconic Park Lane in London, the opening planned for spring 2018, is part of a mission to elevate Anatolian cuisine to an international level.
The opening of Rüya London is remarkable in being the first time a homegrown UAE restaurant has been exported to the UK on a project of this scale and prestige.
d.ream Group (Dogus Restaurant Entertainment and Management) made the announcement at a time when Rüya Dubai celebrates its first-year anniversary.
Rüya, meaning dream in Turkish, is the realization of Umut Özkanca’s long vision to redefine the conventional perception of Turkish food. Since childhood, it has been his wish to polish Anatolian cuisine to be on a par with French, Japanese and Italian, whilst retaining its original identity. As a result, integrity and authenticity are central tenets of the brand’s philosophy.
Rüya’s quest to preserve the true DNA of Anatolian food is reflected in each dish, which are prepared according to ancient recipes but presented with a fresh contemporary twist.
The kitchen at Rüya London will be led by Executive Chef Colin Clague, one of the region’s renowned culinary masters with a reputation of achieving excellence in all that he turns his hand to. Colin’s creations showcase contemporary interpretations of traditional Anatolian food, using ethically sourced produce which is presented with passion and personality.
Beyond London, Özkanca hopes to further showcase the extensive diversity and history of Anatolian cuisine globally, by expanding the restaurant to other gastronomic melting pots such as the United States.