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Map of the Best restaurants in or near Riyadh
Restaurants in Riyadh and surroundings
Discover a vibrant, cosmopolitan dining scene in Riyadh.
Riyadh’s mix of medieval and millennial makes for a mesmerizing cultural fusion – where ancient Arabia unites with a glittering modern-day metropolis. The hub of political, economic, and social activity in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is also home to a vibrant dining scene, where Michelin-star restaurants sit alongside local start-ups serving traditional Arabian dishes. International cuisine is also readily available here, with a choice of Moroccan, Japanese and European food, including luxury Italian restaurants serving generous sized pizzas and hearty pasta dishes.
Home to some of the most amazing dishes in the world.
Seen as a symbol of hospitality, food and drink plays a central role in traditional Saudi Arabian culture. Cafes in Riyadh are lively, sociable places to hang out and many offer outdoor seating, so you can sip a rich Arabian blend and watch the world go by. For the peckish, hearty buffet breakfasts are a vital part of the dining experience in Riyadh – and the legendary Friday brunch is an unmissable experience for global foodies.
From a buffet brunch to lavish afternoon tea.
Delve into the city’s fascinating, centuries-old history and explore atmospheric souks and ancient architecture, then refuel. There are a host of different options for lunch, whether it’s a quick bite or hearty meal. Afternoon tea is a lavish affair with lots of delicate finger sandwiches, mouth-watering patisseries, and lashings of piping-hot tea. At the end of the day, when the sun sets on this shimmering, ancient city, enjoy dinner at a multitude of restaurants. Whether you’re after a Michelin-star fine dining experience, a family-friendly restaurant, or romantic meal, Riyadh has it all.
(*) Average meal price calculated on the basis of starter and main course or main course and dessert, excluding drinks, menu and promotional offers. The average price is an estimate only, calculated according to the prices provided by the restaurant. Depending on the country, the average price may or may not include all taxes. ↩