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There continues to be no shortage of options in Riyadh’s diverse culinary scene. Get the scoop on these six new hot spots to add to your list.

Lalo Ristorante

Seemingly modest dishes truly come alive at Lalo, a new dining concept that celebrates Italian cuisine. Its bistro interior is accompanied by moody, warm tone lightings. In addition to pizzas and pasta, chow down on its roasted risotto balls and grilled chicken with spinach and cream sauce.

Lalo Ristorante, King Abdullah Branch Road, Al Mohammadiyyah, PJCX+QJ, daily 4pm to 2am. Tel: 054 747 1274. @lalorestaurant

LPM Restaurant & Café

 

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Transport yourself to the south of France at this high-end hotspot, which is currently in its soft opening period. Expect starched white tablecloths and eye-catching abstract artwork on the walls. The menu focuses on Niçoise cuisine, and you’ll find mouth-watering beef carpaccio and plenty of seafood. Top picks include the burrata with tomatoes and basil and mushroom risotto. Keep a lookout for our review on LPM Restaurant & Café soon.

LPM Restaurant & Café, No. 38, King Fahad Road Street, Al Olaya, MMRM+7M, daily 6pm to 10.30pm. The official opening will be announced on Instagram. @lpmriyadh

La Beauté Lounge

 

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At this contemporary restaurant, expect to find international delicacies such as dynamite shrimps, Rocca salad, Moroccan harira soup, grilled chicken burger, shrimp pasta, and pepperoni pizza. To end your meal on a sweet note, order the caramel French toast. We love that the prices are very reasonable, so you’ll be in for a feast.

La Beauté Lounge, Imam Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Rd, Al Muruj, QM2F+W5, daily 4pm to 2am. Tel: 011 202 0011. @labeautesalle

Le Pére Lounge

 

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Al Yasmin district has a swinging new spot to dig into tasty bites. Its interior sports a mishmash of architectural elements, from its exposed brick wall to concrete floor and wood panelling, which somehow works harmoniously. For starters, try the halloumi fries or the quinoa salad, then move on to mains like mac and cheese or the chicken sliders. There’s an open-air patio upstairs – perfect for a relaxing afternoon while sipping on its fruity watermelon mojito.

Le Pére Lounge, Palms Square, Al Yasmin, RMG6+4G, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: 055 467 4481. @le_pere_lounge

Meraki

 

This gem at Al Faisaliah Hotel has a great vibe with warm, unpretentious service that’s only made better with delicious Greek food. The dining room is light and airy, decorated with wooden furnishings and earthy tones. We’re obsessed with the retractable sky roof with the majestic Al Faisaliah Tower (where The Globe restaurant’s located) in the background. Start with pita and one or more mezze spreads – try the tzatziki, a light and refreshing Greek yoghurt with mint, dill and courgette.

Do save room for other appetisers, like the pastitsio and the fried Mastelo cheese with tomato chutney and pistachio. The seafood selection also doesn’t stop short; highlights include the perfectly grilled octopus with fava beans paste and onions – it is simple but decadent in its flavours. Mocktails that readily complement the indulgent eats are available as well, and they include the refreshing Skyros, comprising grapefruit, cranberry, cinnamon, lemon and ginger. Read our review here.

Meraki, Mutasem Street (across King Fahad Road), 1st floor, The District, Al Faisaliah Hotel, MMRM+5F, daily 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: 920 001 050. @merakiriyadh

Shababik

 

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Coming in hot in the Lebanese restaurant scene is the sophisticated Shababik, complete with exemplary culinary showmanship and luxurious interiors. Bring along your friends to feast on its comprehensive menu, which features tabbouleh, hummus, moussaka, falafel rolls, grilled meats, and well, all things Lebanese.

Shababik, Turki Ibn Abdullah Al Saud, As Sulimaniyah, PP44+VQ, daily 9am to 1am. Tel: 920 003 945. @shababikksa

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