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Where to wine and dine with celebrities in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is where the A-LIST celebrities go to relax, gamble, and party.

 Celebrity spotting in Vegas is easy, just keep your eyes peeled, and look for the people who are trying to avoid attention, or who are in disguise. The Kardashians, who pop up everywhere in Vegas, often dress in frizzy wigs with fake pregnancy bumps to avoid the paparazzi.

 But when they are getting paid to appear you will find them at places like the Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the 1 Oak Nightclub at the Mirage, or the Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Resort. Kim famously had one of her bachelorette parties there in 2011 with Jamie Fox, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey on the guest list.

 We have put this list together of some other spots of recent celebrities spotted in Las Vegas.

Nobu, in the Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, is a regular dining spot for Bradley Cooper, David and Posh Beckham, Jonah Hill and country music queen Faith Hill.   

 It seems funny men like Italian food as Adam Sandler and Kevin James are often seen scoffing the home-made mozzarella at Martorano’s at the Paris Las Vegas.

 At Bare in The Mirage, the celebrities have been given their own piece of heaven, an elevated platform above the rest of the room. If you look up there’s a chance you will see Britney Spears, Slash, Nicole Scherzinger and Tommy Lee.

 Our own Dalby girl Margot Robbie has been known to dine at Lavo Italian Restaurant at The Venetian Resort, as have Katy Perry and Rihanna. Perhaps they love the Elvis inspired Viva Las Vegas cocktail that’s on the menu.

 Australian boy band Human Nature has been performing their Motown Show in Vegas since 2014. The boys all now live in Vegas, and according to the band’s Michael Tierney, “we know Vegas-like locals and we know its secrets”. Tierney says that on a summer night he heads to the Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas to listen to music, and have a drink, under the desert sky.

 If you like Country music, then head down to Harrah’s Las Vegas and visit Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. Keith makes a habit of turning up and surprising patrons by singing a few tunes. If he’s not there, the house band does a ripping job performing his hits and if you are game, you can taste the bar’s signature Fried Bologna Sandwich.

 Las Vegas is also the undisputed king of celebrity chef restaurants. They compete nightly for the right to feed celebrities from the worlds of music and movies.

Brit brat-chef Gordon Ramsay opened the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. The restaurant sits 300 guests who feel like they are on the set of the successful TV show.

 Wolfgang Puck serves the best steaks in town at Cut restaurant in The Palazzo. Here an American Wagyu Porterhouse steak will set you back $235. And it is worth every cent.

 France’s most famous chef Joel Robuchon operates L’Atellier Las Vegas Joel Rubuchon in the MGM Grand Hotel. Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar is the place to go if you want to taste the famous burger chef’s cooking. We know it doesn’t sound right, but order the Trash Can Brisket Nachos to share as a starter. And Thomas Keller, from the French Laundry fame, has Bouchon Bistro at The Venetian. 

 The stars tend to head to the Shadow Creek Golf Course if they want to get out in the Vegas sun. Most of the former Presidents have played here at one time or another, as have basketball legend Michael Jordan, actor George Clooney and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. If you are staying at the MGM resorts you can play the course on weekdays.