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The 10 best restaurants and places to eat in Riyadh

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia is where tradition meets innovation and diversity, and restaurant offering is no different. There is something to satisfy every pallet, from immersive dining experiences to interactive buffets and themed eateries with unique concepts. We are sharing a guide of Riyadh’s top places to eat, the favorite unique dining experiences for every occasion.

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef Riyadh
Le Petit Chef in Riyadh

At the heart of downtown Riyadh in Le Méridien Riyadh Hotel you can look forward to an extraordinary immersive dining experience Le Petit Chef & Friends, a 3D dinner show with the smallest chef in the world and his thumb-sized friends. Enjoy one-of-a-kind projections right on your dinner plate and table, while four 6cm tall chefs from Spain, Italy, Japan and Le Petit Chef from France, prepare mouthwatering dishes right before your eyes.

Le Petit Chef Riyadh
Le Petit Chef Riyadh

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef at Le Meridien Hotel Riyadh.

Don’t miss out on this fun experience full of magical moments and culinary delights at the Le Méridien Riyadh Hotel. For two hours you will have a chance to follow a virtual cooking competition elevated by a carefully crafted four-course menu.

With vegetarian and kid friendly menu variants available, there is something to please every palate to ensure an unforgettable experience for all guests. Le Petit Chef is without a doubt the place in Riyadh to enjoy any special occasion with your loved ones and an absolute must visit place in Riyadh.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Junior menu options available.

Speciality:

Immersive dining combining 3D theater tabletop animations and exceptional dining.

Price:

Four-course menu.

Le Petit Chef Classic: SAR 299 per person,

Le Petit Chef Vegetarian: SAR 220 per person.

Le Petit Chef Junior (until 12 years): SAR 180 per person

 

Hours:

Thu – Sat: 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm.

Reservation is necessary, you can make a booking online.

Location:

Le Meridien Riyadh

King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Road

Al Woroud District

Riyadh 11544

Saudi Arabia

Contact:

Tip #2: Zafran Indian Bistro – The View Mall

Zafran Indian Bistro
Image credit: Zafran Indian Bistro

Zafran Indian Bistro located in The View Mall is one of their five locations in Riyadh offering unique contemporary Indian cuisine. At Zafran you can look forward to a blend of sought-after classics and innovative twists to traditional richness of flavors.

The menu offers variety of vibrant yet elegant options such as their signature coconut flavored Seafood soup with fennel or Zafran Feast that consists of Chicken tikka, Chicken malai tikka, Chicken pilli mirch tikka, Bhuni tangdi, Tandoori Jhinge, Rampuri seekh served with Achari hummus and Zaatar naan.

Zafran is a celebration of culinary diversity making the forgotten ingredients stand out. The menu includes a variety of kebabs including seafood and vegetarian options, curries with vegetarian variant, an assortment of Biryani dishes, as well as specialty beverages and fresh juices. Zafran Indian Bistro promotional offers cater to every occasion making it one of the best places to enjoy authentic meals with a modern twist.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free options available.

Speciality :

Contemporary Indian cuisine is celebrated with simple yet exquisite dishes offering authentic and unforgettable experience.

Price:

Mains starting SAR 32 up to SAR 99. Shared platters starting at SAR 115 up to SAR 199.

Hours:

Sat-Thu: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm

Fri: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

The View Mall

First Floor, The View Mall

Riyadh 12411

Saudi Arabia

Contact:

Phone: +966559036624

Webpage: https://www.zafranrestaurants.com/  

Tip #3: Al Orjouan

Al Orjouan Riyadh
Image credit: Al Orjouan Riyadh

Located at The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Al Orjouan Restaurant offers exceptional hospitality, from one of the most impressive breakfast buffets in the city with Middle Eastern and International specialties to lavish international dinner buffets and all-day dining options which makes this place one of the favorites to dine for hotel guests and locals. Step into the world of ultimate luxury, splendid surroundings with sparkling chandeliers complimenting the glamorous traditional ambiance.

The Al Orjouan restaurant also offers a variety of themed food concepts such as Chef’s Brunch with stations from different parts of the world, Seafood Night, Butcher’s Night and Silk Road theme night, which is a food concept that revolves around the Ancient Silk Road featuring food from 9 different countries (China, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Syria, Egypt, Greece and Italy). These provide the option for kids under 6 years to dine free of charge with a maximum of 2 kids per table. The dress code is either traditional local garment or smart casual to formal attire.

Get yourself lost in the choices and indulge in a food prepared with care from locally sourced ingredients, whether you prefer sweet or savory, offering at Al Orjouan restaurant will satisfy all your cravings. The friendly and welcoming staff and dishes explained by the chefs make Al Orjouan Restaurant one of the best places to visit in Riyadh.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, gluten free options available.

Speciality:

International, Middle Eastern, Asian Cuisine in a lavish yet inviting atmosphere.

Price:

Buffet: SAR 325 (adults), SAR145 (kids aged six to 12)

Hours:

Sun – Thu: 6:30 am – 11:00 am, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Fri: 6:30 am – 11:00 am, 12:30 – 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm – 12:00 am

Sat: 6:30 am – 11:00 am, 6:30 pm – 12:00 am

You can secure your reservation online.

Location:

The Ritz-Carlton

Riyadh Makkah Road

Al Hada Area

Riyadh 11493

Saudi Arabia

Tip #4: JW Steakhouse

JW Steakhouse Riyadh
Image credit: JW Steakhouse Riyadh

JW Steakhouse is located at the ground floor of the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh. With its classy and timeless design this restaurant is a popular choice for a quiet couple’s night out or a business meeting. With elements of wood, leather and warm dim lighting,  JW Steakhouse resembles a traditional New York style steakhouse.

While visiting JW Steakhouse, you can look forward to a variety of prime cuts including top Australian Wagyu and Black Angus, USDA Prime Black Angus prepared on the Josper Grill. Pride of the JW Steakhouse is the Prime Black Angus Tomahawk that is made to share and presented beautifully with the bone and carved right in front of you.

The selection of prime cuts is not all that JW Steakhouse has on the menu. You can also look forward to a selection of their main dishes that include Grilled Turbot, Chicken Provençal, and Wagyu Rossini Burger.

Desserts are also not to be overlooked, The Signature -18° is a must try. This oud smoked vanilla ice cream for two is a perfect sweet ending to the experience. The staff also stands out with their professionalism and friendliness, making the JW Steakhouse one the best places to dine in Riyadh.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan, Vegetarian options available.

Speciality :

Fine dining Experience with American cuisine offering flavorful prime cuts.

Price:

Mains starting SAR 125 up to SAR 165. Depending on grammage, prime cuts are starting at SAR 250 up to SAR 995.

Hours:

Daily from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

To secure the reservation contact the outlet directly.

Locations:

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh

King Fahd Rd, As Sahafah

Riyadh 13315

Saudi Arabia

Contact:

Tip #5: La Brassarie

La Brassarie Riyadh
Image credit: La Brassarie Riyadh

La Brassarie is an all day dining restaurant with an elegant atmosphere located at the ground floor of Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh. La Brasserie is another favourite for its à la carte and buffet style dining. The food concept is multi-cuisine with a varied menu including Pizzas, Pastas, Sandwiches, Burgers, Prime Cuts and Seafood from the grill as well as Saudi and Asian specialties.

The buffet likewise offers authentic flavors from different corners of the world with a chef-to-guest and pan-to-plate style of serving. To start, do not miss out on the dedicated pastry and bakery station as well as fresh Salad offering. La Brassarie buffet further includes Japanese and Asian station featuring their signature Dim Sums and traditional Indian dishes. The Mediterranean and Seafood section as well as Arabic live grilling stations are also available.

What makes La Brassarie one of the best places to visit in Riyadh is the possibility to interact with the chefs at different stations allowing for personalisation of the dishes to your liking.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan, Vegetarian options available.

Speciality:

Interactive international fine dining with Chef-to-guest and pan-to-plate style of service.

Price:

Mains range between SAR 75 to SAR 250.

Breakfast buffet – SAR 190

Lunch buffet – SAR 245

Dinner buffet – SAR 275

Friday brunch buffet – SAR 397

Hours:

Breakfast: 6:00 am – 11:00 am

Lunch:  12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Dinner: 6:30 – 11:30 pm,

Friday Brunch: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

Al Faisaliah Hotel

King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya

Riyadh 12212

Saudi Arabia

Tip #6: Kitchen On 3

Kitchen On 3 Riyadh
Image credit: Kitchen On 3 Riyadh

Kitchen On 3 is located at JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh offering a modern twist to nostalgic flavors of Saudi Arabia. The restaurant has a minimalist modern feel in décor and food alike, blending traditional Middle Eastern flavors with modern simplicity.

The à la carte breakfast menu offers the classic sweet and savory dishes to start your day, such as pancakes with maple syrup, caramelized banana, mint, and icing sugar as well as egg any style or make your own omelet option.

The à la carte dinner menu offers a variety of Mezze dishes such as Shrimp Kunafa, Lamb Kibbeh or Beetroot Falafel. With the ‘To Share & Talk About‘ option you can choose your choice of three mezze and two sandwiches as a platter to share. You can look forward to a selection of kebabs and from the grill specialties prepared from seafood, lamb, chicken, halloumi, or vegetables complimented by Middle Eastern sauces.

The staff elevates the experience even more, with effortless attentiveness and attention to detail. In Kitchen On 3 get ready to experience culinary creativity with aesthetic presentation, and richness of flavor. With generous yet not overwhelming buffet offering, Kitchen On 3 represents the future of buffet style dining in Riyadh.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Pescatarian, Halal, Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar options available.

Speciality:

Middle Eastern cuisine with a twist and family style buffet. Blend of traditional and vibrant modern food.

Price:

Dinner mains range between SAR 169 to SAR 219.

Breakfast dishes range between SAR 55 to SAR 75.

Hours:

Breakfast: Sunday – Thursday – 6:00 am – 10:30 am (Friday, Saturday 11 am)

Dinner: Daily – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the outlet directly.

Location:

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh

District, King Fahad Road, Sahafah

Riyadh 13315

Saudi Arabia

Contact:

Tip #7: Azzurro

Azzurro Restaurant Riyadh
Image credit: Azzurro Restaurant Riyadh

The Azzurro restaurant, located in The Ritz Carlton Riyadh, revolves around a unique perspective to Italian cuisine, where seasonal ingredients take the spotlight. The restaurant overlooks the hotel indoor pool making it a great spot for afterwork bites and drinks with friends or any special occasion.

Menu is à la carte offering Italian classics with Sicilian influence and consists of Appetizers and Soups, Pastas and Risottos, Secondi, Sides, Pizzas, and desserts. Pasta selection offers dishes such as Gnocchi Viola, purple potato gnocchi, scallops, asparagus, zucchini, butter, and dill sauce or Culurgiones, stuffed with potatoes, pecorino cheese, mint leaves in tomato sauce and pecorino foam.

Among mouthwatering pastas, risottos, and pizzas Azzurro restaurant has a couple more impressive main dishes to offer. Do not miss out on L’Agnello, rack of lamb in pistachio crust, onions cream and caramelized shallots, mashed potatoes or La Costata di Manzo, rib eye steak tagliata, pan seared foie gras, rucola, parmesan flakes. With the appropriate portions at Azzurro there is always space for dessert, whether it’s Tiramisu, Lemon Baba or Cioccolato.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Gluten-Free options.

Speciality:

Charming Italian eatery with Saudi and Sardinian hospitality, modern twist to Italian cuisine and azure water views.

Price:

Mains range between SAR 116 to SAR 187.

Hours:

Mon-Tue, Fri-Sun: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am, Wed-Thu: Closed

You can make your reservation online.

Location:

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

Area, Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Hada

Riyadh 11493

Saudi Arabia

Tip #8: Seven Restaurant

Seven Restaurant Riyadh
Image credit: Seven Restaurant Riyadh

Seven Restaurant is an all-day dining and as the name hints the food concept is symbolic to the 7 wonders of the world, the 7 continents, and the 7 days of the week. Offering authentic local and international dishes. Guests seated indoors are immersed in the atmosphere of the open kitchen, while the guests seated outside can enjoy the view of Riyadh’s skyline.

The à la carte menu features traditional flavors with Hummus, Moutable and Baba Ganoush appetizers. Main course menu offers a variety of international dishes, such as Mix Seafood Platter, Chicken Biryani, Wild Norwegian Salmon, and Saudi Chicken Kabsa.

Every Thursday the Seven Restaurant hosts a Seafood night that starts with a salad bar, after which guests move towards the sea food station with a wide variety of locally sourced seafood options. Enjoy a selection of shrimp, crispy calamari, grilled fish, crab and more. Another weekly delight for meat lovers is the Seven’s BBQ night, hosted every Tuesday, offering an assortment of meat and vegetable specialties from the grill.

With the weekly experiences there is something to satisfy every pallet, making Seven one of the top picks in Riyadh.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy and Gluten-free options.

Speciality:

Symbolic across cultures, the 7 wonders of the world, the 7 continents, and the 7 days of the week offering authentic local, international buffet and à la carte menu.

Price:

Mains range between SAR 51 to SAR 120.

Hours:

Mon, Wed-Sun: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

Tue: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm.

To make a reservation contact the outlet directly.

Location:

Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road

Northern Ring Rd, Al Murooj District, Olaya Street

Riyadh 11491

Saudi Arabia

Tip #9: Azure Restaurant

Azure Restaurant Riyadh
Image credit: Azure Restaurant Riyadh

At the Azure Restaurant you can look forward to traditional Spanish flavors with a modern twist, live music as well as a view of the open kitchen. With a selection of traditional Spanish dishes to share, Azure Restaurant is a perfect place for friends and family gatherings. Enjoy hot and cold tapas to start such as Chicken and Seafood Croquettes, Spanish Omelette, Sea Bass Ceviche or Manchego Cheese.

Food options at Azure Restaurant are full of Spanish and Mediterranean options including Paella, grilled specialities and prime cuts such as Black Angus Beef Tenderloin and Beef Ribeye Tomahawk for two. 

Seafood lovers can enjoy Marinera Style Grilled Octopus, Grilled Seafood Plate, Grilled Tuna Fish and more. Selection of vegan dishes is also available with Gazpacho Andaluz, Patatas Bravas Con Salsa or Castellan Onion Soup. No Spanish themed dinner experience would be complete with traditional churros served with homemade chocolate sauce for a perfect sweet treat to finish.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options.

Speciality:

Food to share, Grills and Barbeque, Interactive Kitchen, Live Entertainment.

Price:

Average price for two – SAR 500.

Hours:

Daily from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

You can make the reservation online.

Location:

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya

Olaya St

Riyadh 12213

Saudi Arabia

Tip #10: JW Glass Garden

JW Glass Garden Riyadh
Image credit: JW Glass Garden Riyadh

JW Marriot is a home to another locals’ and tourists’ favorite. The JW Glass Garden provides a unique dining experience full of healthy choices in a beautiful nature inspired ambiance.

The menu is carefully crafted with sustainable ingredients in mind and prepared meticulously to preserve their nutrients. If you are looking for a healthy sophisticated dining experience, JW Glass Garden is just the place for you.

The salad options embrace the leaves, citrus, veggies, and superfoods, enjoy gilt free Peas Falafel Salad Bowl, Heirloom Carrots or Ceasar Salad with Chicken or Prawns. Appetizers share the story through seeds, nuts, and spices with dishes such as Tomato Tartar, Peanut Tahini Hummus or Peas & Pistachio Falafel.

Vegan and Vegetarian options include luscious Basil Risotto, Stir Fried Tofu and Mushroom Linguine. Desserts consist of cakes and waffles for indulging yet healthy alternatives to traditional sweet classics such as Vegan Banana Fruit Cake or Sugar Free Chocolate Cake.

JW Glass Garden also hosts a Friday brunch offering top picks from JW Steakhouse, Kitchen On 3 and JW Glass Garden for the ultimate feast.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan, Vegetarian options available.

Speciality:

Contemporary cuisine focused on sustainable ingredients and holistic cooking methods preserving nutrients of the dishes.

Price:

Mains range between SAR 110 to SAR 275.

Hours:

Daily from 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Call the outlet directly to make a reservation.

Location:

JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh

District, King Fahad Road Sahafah

Riyadh 13315

Saudi Arabia

Contact:

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Barbora Klimekova
Barbora Klimeková

As Marketing Executive, Barbora knows the Le Petit Chef fun dining concept inside out and is happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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