10 swoon-worthy spots in Riyadh to celebrate love

Whether you’ll be spending the occasion with your besties or your other half, you’re sure to find a fit to make February 14 a memorable one…

Time is running short, and before we know it, February 14 will be here to set our hearts aglow. But not to fret. We’ve rounded up ten swoon-worthy spots in Riyadh to set the perfect mood for a decadent meal with your special someone.



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Celebrate ‘A Night #DeAmor’ at this Spanish spot at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya hotel. Just picture a fantastic view of the city, a special prix-fixe menu featuring modern Spanish cuisine, and live entertainment – it will undoubtedly be a night to remember. That’s not all, though. The culinary team at Azure reckons a Monday night just won’t cut it for the most romantic night of the year, so they’re extending the celebrations until February 18.

Azure, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Olaya St, Riyadh 12213, ‘A Night #DeAmor’ menu is available until Feb 18. SAR600 for two persons. Tel: 053 341 1234. @azureriyadh


Billionaire has consistently wowed Riyadh folks with its upscale, ambitious fare and impressive décor. Surprise your loved one with a romantic night filled with exceptional entertainment paired with delectable New-Asian and Italian dishes.

Billionaire Riyadh, Dabab St, Sulaimaniya, 7pm to 12.30am. Tel: 9200 11916. @billionaireriyadh

Hotel Cartagena

Sing, dance, and express your love at Hotel Cartagena. This magical venue is putting on a special set menu for two – expect only the finest Colombian fusion cuisine – with romance in mind.

Hotel Cartagena, U Walk, 6.30pm to 1.30am. Tel: 9200 33801. @hotelcartagenariyadh

Il Baretto


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For diners looking for high-end, subdued elegance, this intimate spot at KAFD is a good choice. Sip on creative mocktails as you fill up on Italian favourites.

Il Baretto, KAFD, 2822-6591, Riyadh 13519, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: 9200 12508. @ilbarettosa

MAMO Michelangelo

Feel the love and share a luxurious gastronomic dinner with your loved one at MAMO. A special four-course set menu includes fresh lobster on a bed of seasonal vegetables, a creamy risotto with Carabinero prawns, and a black forest cake with homemade cherry confit. To really impress your date, ask for the love-inspired mocktail to round out the memorable meal.

Mamo Michelangelo, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212, SAR690 per person, set menu excludes drinks and coffee. Tel: 9200 00874. @mamomichelangeloksa


Let the enchanting décor of the open-air restaurant set the scene for celebrating love. This Riyadh Oasis hideaway serves up delectable tapas and sushi.

Momento, Riyadh Oasis, Sun to Thurs 6pm to 1am. Reservations can be made via The Chefz app.


ROKA raspberry usuguri

The Japanese robatayaki restaurant is getting in the mood for love with a carefully curated tasting menu to share with your loved one. Start the celebration with a glass of sparkling rosé grape before indulging in Rainer Becker’s award-winning menu. The tasting menu features nine dishes, including signature appetisers such as the yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing, the iceberg lettuce with caramelised onion dressing, the wagyu tartare maki, the shrimp tempura with chilli mayonnaise, and the beef, ginger and sesame dumplings. Mains include the delicious salmon fillet teriyaki with Sancho salt, beef fillet with chilli, ginger and spring onion, and the tender stem broccoli, ginger and truffle wafu. End the celebration on a sweet note with the decadent raspberry Ivoire orange usugiri with rose petal custard.

ROKA Riyadh, 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 7053. Tasting Menu SAR380 per person (minimum 2 people, designed to share). Tel: 920 012 327. @rokariyadhofficial

Seven Restaurant

Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Seven Restaurant

No matter when you’re planning on celebrating, Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh’s Seven Restaurant is a great spot for lovers to dive into some mouth-watering selections of international and Middle Eastern cuisine, available as a buffet or a la carte. Settle in to enjoy favourites such as fresh apple arugula salad, Australian black Angus ribeye, and the Chicken Garlic Kabab served with the choice of white rice or grilled vegetables.

Honeymoon Package Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh

For those looking to spend the night, book their Honeymoon Package and enjoy a bottle of bubbly and cake on arrival, plus breakfast in bed. The modern hotel overlooks stunning skyscrapers by day and dazzling city lights by night, with stunning views at any hour.

Seven Restaurant, Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road, Al Muroooj District, Olaya Street, Riyadh 11491. Tel: 011 521 0000. @courtyardriyadhnorthernring

So Delicious


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So Delicious at The Esplanade is a pretty romantic spot any night of the week, but they’ve dialled that right up for February 14, with a variety of scrumptious dishes and some live music to really set the mood. The ala carte menu includes beef carpaccio, scallops with foie gras for starters and black cod and morels risotto for the main course. We suggest finishing the night off with a hazelnut dacquoise filled with chocolate and caramel ganache with crispy feuilletine and chocolate layers.

So Delicious, The Esplanade, Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, King Saud University, Riyadh 12371, 8pm to midnight. Tel: 055 856 1199. @sodelicious.sa



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Yauatcha has you covered with a specially curated ‘Love at Cha’ set menu that is sure to have your partner swooning. Devour its signature dumplings and enjoy live music from DJ Don Edwardo before finishing your evening off with mocktails at the terrace.

Yauatcha, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433. Tel: 9200 06555. @yauatchariyadh

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