Top 10 restaurants in Riyadh - winter 2023 edition

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In a city brimming with wonderful choices, find out where people are eating out in Riyadh this season... 

The restaurant scene in Riyadh has exploded in recent years, with a range of options for all tastes and budgets. From Michelin-starred dining to casual street food, the city has something to suit everyone. 

Traditional Arabic restaurants are of course popular, but international cuisine is also well represented, with restaurants offering dishes from all over the world - many of them in the city's upscale neighborhoods, such as the DQ and the Laysen Valley. 

Here the MCC team has put together a selection of dining spots.

 - Call our Bookings service, or message a member of the team via WhatsApp on +966 533 633 607, to make a reservation 

Roma Boulevard / Restaurant / Riyadh

Roma Boulevard

Fresh pasta, pizza and other Italian dishes are served in this warm-hearted family restaurant, one of three in Riyadh, from a brand that has been in the city for 30 years. 
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Call: +966 11 464 3798 
Address: Prince Turki Bin Abul Aziz Road The Boulevard Riyadh, First Floor, Office No 4, 13513 

NAC / Restaurant / Riyadh


Fresh from London’s Mayfair, this French bistro with whitewashed bricks and banquette seating, also has a wood-paneled cocktail lounge. Serving from breakfast onwards. 
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Address: Laysen Valley, King Khalid Rd, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Riyadh 12329 

Café de L’esplanade - Albujairi / Riyadh

Café de L’esplanade - Albujairi

This elegant fine-dining restaurant is the only international offshoot outside the famous original in Paris, serving upscale brasserie-style food. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 56 8868 900 
Address: Bujaiiri Terrace, Diriyah 

Le Maschou / Riyadh

Le Maschou

This offshoot of its famous precursor in Cannes offers a gourmet dining experience with open fires, hearth-roasted meat, a wide range of mocktails and a smart, almost medieval decor surrounded by stone walls. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 9200 13005 
Address: Tayma St, Al Safarat, Riyadh 12513  

Signor Sassi / Italian restaurant / Riyadh

Signor Sassi

Smart, sophisticated Italian restaurant set up in a villa-like building, with a plant-filled interior terrace lit by a large skylight, giving the impression of a Mediterranean garden. 
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Call: +966 9200 01050 
Address: 2605 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12234 

Crazy Pizza DQ / Restaurant / Riyadh

Crazy Pizza DQ 

Set in the heart of the Diplomatic Quarter, this is one of two branches of the international pizza chain in Riyadh - the other is in Amr Al-Damari Street. The signature thin-crust, hand-tossed dough is served in a Mediterranean style-setting, with resident DJs on hand. There’s a good list of mocktails and juices too. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 9200 07275 
Address: Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 

Serafina / Italian restaurant / Riyadh


This contemporary-style, warmly welcoming, branch of an Italian restaurant chain with 35 branches worldwide, also offers a deli and an event service. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 55 538 2251 
Address: The Esplanade, King Saud University, Riyadh 12371 

LPM French restaurant / Riyadh


The original La Petite Maison opened in 1988 on the French Riviera, with further branches now around the world. The chic destination offers French-Mediterranean dishes in a smart venue with an outside terrace. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 9200 11794 
Address: Al Motasem Street, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212  

Somewhere - Albujairi  / Restaurant / Riyadh

Somewhere - Albujairi 

This modern, casual-dining restaurant on the Riyadh Front business and shopping complex in Diriyah, has beautiful outdoor seating where modern dishes are fused with authentic Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine. 
Find out more 
Address: PHPF+QP8, Al Bujairi, Ad Diriyah 13711

Sumosan / Japanese restaurant / Riyadh


Sumosan is an award-winning, sleek and smart Japanese restaurant with locations worldwide, and a theater kitchen where guests can watch the chefs at work. 
Find out more 
Call: +966 9200 21225 
Address: Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329


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