With Saudi Arabia welcoming a tourist market, a growing expat community and imported western culture, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it is also cultivating a huge fine dining scene serving up phenomenal gastronomic experiences.
From Mediterranean feasts to jeweled dishes from the Far East, AboutHer.com has found award winning restaurants from across the KSA to curb all your culinary cravings…
Located at the Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar, the casual atmosphere of this rustic dining space offers specialties from the heart of Italian cuisine.
The restaurant features an exposed kitchen concept, complemented by a pizza oven allowing guests the opportunity to view the delights of the chef performing their culinary talents.
Homemade Italian pastas, meat and seafood are served in a warm and welcoming seating area which also feature small private dining rooms – perfect for your next ladies luncheon.
Azure is the perfect contemporary dining destination offering delicacies from the gastronomic heritage of the countries that surround Greece and Turkey.
The essence of this particular cuisine reflects its colors and lightings along with its enthralling aromas of a wood-burning stove and an open kitchen atmosphere. The bistro celebrates the concept of an authentic Aegean family restaurant, mouth-watering dishes and an electric atmosphere.
Situated in the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Azure pays attention to detail with its warm ambience and impressive works of art on the walls, as well as honing in on a fusion of several cultural heritages and palates. It truly is a feast for the soul.
Café Chic Restaurant
It really is all in a name, Café Chic, situated in Al Khobar, offers spectacular show cooking where French gastronomy merges with Asian flavors.
The restaurant is set around an impressive open kitchen with an inspired menu that fuses oriental tastes with French cuisine, not to mention it’s beautiful views overlooking Al Khobar’s bright lights and the Arabian Gulf. It’s the perfect date setting.
Elements is a multi-cuisine conceptual restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, which is great if you and your friends are indecisive eaters!
The first of its kind in Riyadh, the restaurant serves up global delicacies from across the east; China, Japan, India and the Middle East, all prepared to order and made from the freshest ingredients.
Dining at Elements offers an interactive experience allowing guests to see their order being prepared.
Local guests love the Saudi themed night on Wednesdays, Friday brunches and Monday’s seafood options. the space also has a private dining room for up to 24 guests making it a perfect place to host an occasion dinner.
Maharaja by Vineet
The Movenpick Hotel Al Khobar houses their signature restaurant, Maharaja by Vineet.
It’s no secret that Indian cuisine is one of the most popular across the KSA and what better place to experience the rich, fragrant flavors of India than this ultimate destination for, what can only be described as, a magical culinary journey.
Elegant and palatial in its design, Michelin Star winner, Chef Vineet Bhatia, serves up a fusion of traditional Indian ingredients in a visually tantalizing presentation that makes Maharaja so innovative.
The culinary theatre makes for great entertainment.
The Mondo Restaurant offers a delectable menu of Asian Western Fusion dishes that combine exotic flavors from across the globe.
Situated at the Intercontinental Riyadh, the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows let the daylight brighten the spacious dining area. For a more romantic touch, there is also the option to dine under the stars by the hotel’s pool.
The Oasis is set up in the Mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar. Serving it’s specialties from breakfast to dinner, it’s a popular venue for social brunches and intimate dinners.
The restaurant has a relaxed and contemporary high fusion environment which stylishly showcases a selection of Arabic, Asian and Western cuisines whilst reflecting the vibrancy and energy of Makkah with its views of the Holy Mosque.
This multifunctional eatery emphasizes it’s visually attractive food displays created in an open kitchen, offering the healthiest and freshest ingredients in each meal.