You’ll fall in love with these restaurants… 

When you’re looking to take your special someone out to a romantic restaurant, you’re spoilt for choice in Jeddah. Whether you’re after dinner with a view or indulgent ingredients – caviar, anyone? – get ready to fall in love with these romantic restaurants in Jeddah.

Al Malaki Lounge Terrace, Rosewood Jeddah

 

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When you want to wow your partner, book a table at Al Malaki Lounge Terrace. Admire the panoramic views of the Red Sea, and then indulge in a top-notch seafood set menu. At the moment, it ranges from beluga caviar on lobster slices to king crab meat salad with gold leaf. Note: the dress code is strict, as the website advises women to wear abayas and men to wear business attire or long trousers.

Al Malaki Lounge Terrace, Rosewood Hotel, Corniche Street, Al Shatie District, Jeddah. Tel: (0)55 031 3255. rosewoodhotels.com

Aromi, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah

They love you, they love you not? You’ll have all the petals to work it out at Aromi. Thanks to the red roses, crisp white tablecloths and views overlooking the Red Sea, Aromi’s romantic restaurant credentials are strong. The Venetian-inspired menu is all about fine dining, from the signature braised short ribs with black truffle to the wagyu fillet. And, as it’s located inside the Waldorf Astoria Jeddah, Qasr Al Sharq, you know you’re in for a classy night out.

Aromi, Waldorf Astoria Jeddah, Qasr Al Sharq, Corniche Road, Ash Shati, Jeddah. Sat to Thu 1pm to 12am. Tel: (0)9200 09565. hilton.com

Aubergine, Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah

 

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Whether you say aubergine or eggplant, you’ll be drooling over the food at this romantic restaurant. Make your way to the 20th floor of Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah, which is by the pool, and soak in the impressive views of the city. If you believe that food is the way to your significant other’s heart, then dig into these Arabic and Mediterranean dishes.

Aubergine, Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah, Al Andalus, Jeddah, daily 12pm to 1am. Tel: (0)12 231 9800. marriott.com

Koa

 

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We are seriously in love with the décor at Koa – it’s so slick with its navy sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows. Drink a mocktail at the Firefly Bar and then eat your way through the perfectly plated dishes. On the menu, you’ll find a mix of modern European and Asian fusion cuisine, and dishes range from grilled scallops to a soft tiger prawn linguine. This gets the double tap.

Koa, Atelier La Vie, King Abdul Aziz Rd, No. 28, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 662 9999. @dineatkoa

Le Traiteur Restaurant

 

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You’ll be saying ooh la la when you set foot in Le Traiteur Restaurant. The French-inspired restaurant is courtly chic with its pretty chandeliers, ornate plates and intricate wallpaper. The menu changes every four months and current highlights range from the homemade duck confit to entrecote beef steak. The Marie Antoinette vibes are strong here, so let yourself eat cake and try classic French desserts such as the crème brûlée and vanilla soufflé.

Le Traiteur Restaurant, Abu Al Abbas Ibn Abdulmutalib, Ash Shati, Jeddah, Mon to Sun 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0) 55 069 7202. letraiteur.com.sa

Myazu Saudi

 

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Grab the chopsticks and head to this sophisticated spot. It’s all about understated elegance – in the way that the Japanese excel at – with gold and red hues, dim lighting and glamorous mocktails. Sharing is caring, so eat your way through the modern menu that serves tempura, dumplings, sushi, maki rolls and robata.

Myazu Saudi, Al Basateen Mall, Prince Modammed bin Abdulaziz Street, Al Rawdah District, Jeddah, daily 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0)92 001 0434. myazu.com

Reyhana, The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah

If you want to make your other half feel like a king or queen for the day, then book a table at Reyhana restaurant. The opulent setting, with white tablecloths, red plush seats and swirling carpets, make this fit for a special occasion. Try dishes from the menu that mixes Mediterranean, Moroccan and Saudi Arabian cuisine, or visit the live cooking stations and buffet where you can eat to your heart’s content.

Reyhana, The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah, Jeddah 21493, daily 6.30pm to 11am, 1pm to 4pm, 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (0)12 231 4449. ritzcarlton.com

Shang Palace, Shangri-La, Jeddah

 

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Get ready for a touch of luxury at Shangri-La’s Shang Palace. The modern sophisticated space offers a bit of privacy, as some tables are cornered off by screens and bookshelves. We found love with chef’s Keith Yeap’s menu, which includes Insta-worthy brightly-coloured dim sum and an impressive roasted peking duck.

Shang Palace, Shangri-La, Jeddah, Burj Assila, Al Kurnaysh Br Road, Ash Shati, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 696 8888. shangri-la.redro

Toki

 

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Toki knows how to set the mood with its swanky seats and low lighting. The award-winning chef, Peter Lau Chee Wei, makes the kind of Chinese food that make our heart skip a beat. When budget isn’t an issue, order the Szechwan aromatic crispy duck. As it’s cooked with so much love, it needs to be ordered 24 hours in advance. Plus, there are quirky treats like the chocolate hazelnut crunch dumplings, which are filled with Nutella and hazelnut roasted paste.

Toki, Al Khalidiyyah, Jeddah, Sun to Wed 1pm to 11.30pm, Thu to Sat 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0) 50 466 5658. tokiksa.com

Twina

Grilled shrimp, fried lobster and seafood soup are just some of the seafood delights you can get at Twina. The ingredients are sourced from the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea. You can eat, play and love at the Twina Park location, which has a mini amusement park. But if you’ve come for the romance, you’ll only have eyes for the Obhur branch – located on the beach, go for the seafood and stay for sunset.

Twina, Obhur. Sun to Sat 1pm to 1am. Tel: (0)92 002 8284. twina.net

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