Jones the Grocer to open in Riyadh this year

Another gourmet grocer to add to the list…

Here’s some exciting news for us all – the popular Australian food emporium, Jones the Grocer, is set to open its first Saudi Arabia store in the second half of 2021.

Lucky for us as the location is central, too. The store in Riyadh will be in the soon-to-be-launched Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences; the first luxury serviced long-stay apartments by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.


Jones the Grocer is known for its casual dining style, cheese room and gourmet retail that offers the finest artisan groceries and cheeses sourced from all over the world. It primarily sells dried and ambient products such as jams, chutneys, mustards, sauces, cereals, and chilled items like smoked salmon and charcuterie.

As with its other stores outside Australia, we hope its first outlet in the Kingdom will feature a café, bakery, retail section, and a dedicated walk-in cheese room.


JTG Holdings Ltd & Jones the Grocer’s CEO and shareholder, Yunib Siddiqui, said, “As our regional success continues, we are excited to partner with established franchisees who are as passionate about Jones the Grocer as we are. We look forward to watching them grow with the support of a new audience.”

A humble gourmet grocer that started as Sydney’s first walk-in cheese room, Jones the Grocer now has 23 stores worldwide.

Naif Saleh Alrajhi, chairman and CEO of Naif Alrjahi Investment – the company that’s bringing the much-loved concept to the Kingdom, commented, “Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage industry is the largest in the Middle East, and with that comes an eagerness to welcome new restaurants that offer great food, atmosphere, and experience. We are confident that tourists and residents alike will appreciate Jones the Grocer Riyadh.”

Sounds like the perfect getaway in the middle of the capital city for a lazy brunch and a mean flat white? We definitely can’t wait to check this one out. Just don’t be surprised if you find us clutching a bag of roasted coffee beans or a jar of Australian honey.

Visit: @jonesthegrocer