About Sean...

Sean Connolly is an English-born Australian chef, who has six restaurants in three corners of the globe: UAE, New Zealand and Australia. His latest venture is Dubai Opera, a contemporary brasserie with a produce-driven menu serving seafood and steak, nestled next to Burj Khalifa. His other venues include The Morrison in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and The Balcony Bar and Restaurant at the millionaire’s playground of Byron Bay, on the Far North Coast of NSW. In Adelaide, there is Sean’s Kitchen, while across the ditch, Auckland plays host to the two-hatted The Grill by Sean Connolly and the single-toqued Gusto at The Grand. Sean is a much-sought after consultant chef, working closely with global hotels, international airlines and restaurant groups to introduce his much-awarded style of cuisine to their offerings. He also has a range of retail and commercial products, from hot sauce to hand-selected extra virgin olive oil. When not on a plane, Sean is either on the phone, emailing or in the kitchen sharing his expertise among a vast network of chefs and hospitality colleagues who help make a success of the Sean Connolly brand.