Nobu, Dubai, Melbourne: Robert De Niro from 11 Celeb-Owned Restaurants Around the World Slideshow
11 Celeb-Owned Restaurants Around the World Slideshow
Nobu, Dubai, Melbourne: Robert De Niro
With more than 20 locations across the globe, De Niro's partnership with Nobu Matsuhisa brings classic Japanese flavors to dishes like the iconic black cod with miso and yellowtail with jalapeño. There are Nobu restaurants now from Tokyo and Dubai to London and Melbourne.
The Punch Bowl, London: Guy Ritchie
The Punch Bowl, housed in a Mayfair London pub that dates back to 1750, serves up locally sourced and seasonal grub from head chef Thomas Bridgwater, thanks to part-owner Guy Ritchie. Wash your classic British meal down with the wide range of cask ales, whiskeys, or wines on offer.
The Hansom Cab, London: Piers Morgan
Located in the chic London neighborhood of Kensington, The Hansom Cab's famous landlord built it as a sanctuary to guests. Spend the night grabbing drinks and some local fare, like fish and chips, with friends, and say a quiet thank you to Piers Morgan for turning his handsome vision into reality.
Planet Hollywood, Bali, Acapulco: Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis
Planet Hollywood's international locations are classic havens of tourism, so it may surprise some to know the list of celebrities that back it. Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone (Schwarzenegger used to be part-owner as well), are owners of the neon-lit restaurants serving classic American dishes, like burgers, Buffalo wings, and shakes. There are locations now from Acapulco to Bali and from Guam to Dubai.
Vbites, Brighton, U.K.: Heather Mills
Set in an old seaside café, Vbites takes on the challenge of delivering wholesome vegan food to the public. It also happens to be owned by former model and former wife of Paul McCartney, Heather Mills.
Cabo Wabo Cantina, Cabo San Lucas: Sammy Hagar
Founded in 1990, Cabo Wabo Cantina prides itself on being a hard-partier's ultimate destination. Owned by former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, the Cabo Wabo brand now includes a tequila and locations in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Las Vegas, but it's the Cabo San Lucas location that started it all.
Rival Hotel, Stockholm: Benny Andersson
The 99-guestroom Rival Hotel, owned by former ABBA member Benny Andersson, is Sweden's first boutique hotel. With its chic and modern design, the Rival Hotel is constantly filled with locals who come for drinks at the bar or lunch in the bistro.
Angels & Kings, Barcelona: Pete Wentz and Perez Hilton
Pete Wentz, of Fall Out Boy fame, and unlikely partner, celebrity gossip writer, Perez Hilton, opened Angels & Kings first in New York and Chicago before taking it overseas to Barcelona. Other musical backers include members of Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship.
Tea Room Restaurant, Dublin: Bono
Located in the former ballroom at Dublin's Clarence Hotel, the Team Room Restaurant is owned by U2's Bono. The afternoon tea is one of the many highlights at this classic hotel, where freshly baked scones, open-faced sandwiches, fruit salads, and petits fours are on offer.
Gold Restaurant, Milan: Dolce & Gabbana
When you think of a restaurant owned by the fabulous duo behind the sleek and chic line Dolce & Gabbana, you just know it has to be gilded. On a fashionable side street in Milan, Gold Restaurant serves light and classic Italian fare like orange and fennel salad and homemade linguine with clams.
Caffe Giacosa, Florence: Roberto Cavalli
One of Florence's coolest nightlife spots is owned by wild and bold designer Roberto Cavalli. Caffe Giacosa is fashionable café by day (selling mouthwatering chocolates and perfect espressos) before turning up the house music and opening its doors at night to well-heeled Florentines.