Friday brunches in Riyadh: The best restaurants to add to your list

Treat yourself this weekend and explore the delicious brunches Riyadh has to offer.…

Friday brunches are one of the best ways to spend time with family and friends as you share a leisurely meal. From live cooking stations to live entertainment, below are some of the very best lazy weekend meals in the capital.

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Al Orjouan

If you are looking for a more up-market Friday brunch in Riyadh, Al Orjouan at The Ritz-Carlton is a sophisticated and cosy all-rounder. Savour delicious Antipasti filled with a selection of cold cuts, smoked salmon and marinated vegetables, a selection of fresh patisseries, and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes and local delights. Junior guests are not forgotten, with special-sized entrees and dishes.

Al Orjouan, The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Hada Area, Riyadh 11493, Friday Buffet Brunch noon to 5pm. Sar325 for adults & Sar160 for children aged six to 12. Tel: 011 802 8333. @ritzcarltonruh



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Housed in the Four Seasons Hotel lobby lounge, Elements’ buffet brunch is taken in a warm yet sleek setting, with comfortable leather chairs that invite you to sit for hours, which is quite handy as there are lots to enjoy. The brunch menu packs a flavourful punch with food stations serving Arabic, Western, Indian, Japanese, and Chinese delicacies. A real feast, so don’t miss it.

Elements, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Hugayat Tower, 9597 Al Urubah Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214, Friday Buffet Brunch 12.30pm to 4pm. Sar330 for adults (includes tea, coffee, and fruit juices), Sar165 for children aged six to 11 & free for children aged one to five. Tel: 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh

Goji Kitchen

Goji Kitchen is renowned for the quality of its food, and the Friday buffet brunch it offers is no exception. Indulge in a wonderful selection of local and international cuisines before choosing your dessert. The fact that you are serenaded by live music during the course of your meal only makes this brunch even sweeter.

Goji Kitchen, Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter, 6781 Abdullah AlSahmi Street, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 12511, Friday Buffet Brunch 1pm to 5pm. Sar299 for adults, half price for children aged six to 11 & free for children below six years. Tel: 059 159 1728 / 011 835 3000. @marriottriyadhdq



Teatro’s brunch is a perfect way to enjoy Friday with friends and family in Riyadh. It’s all about the quality of the ingredients here, with an extensive culinary experience featuring European, Middle Eastern, Asian and South American cuisines with a wide variety of vegetarian specialities. Alongside live cooking pasta stations and hot dishes, Teatro Friday Family Brunch also presents an extensive selection of hearty healthy dishes and a smoothies’ station for health-conscious guests. Plus, there’s a dedicated kids’ buffet, and no visit would be complete without tucking into the sweet corner filled with international and Arabic pastry masterpieces freshly prepared by the talented pastry team. At Teatro, there’s always something to entice your palate.

Friday Buffet Brunch, Teatro, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241, every Friday from 1pm to 4pm. Sar339.25 including soft beverages & juices. Tel: 011 408 8656 / 011 234 6666 or email [email protected] @hiltonriyadh



What don’t we love about the newly launched Yum Cha brunch at Yauatcha? If you’re a fan of Cantonese food, this is where you’ll want to be on weekends. Starting off with a selection of starters from the delectable four-course menu is the classic platters of steamed and fried dim sum: har gau, scallop shu mai, wild mushroom dumpling, venison puff, mushroom spring roll, and good ol’ sesame prawn toast. Following the dim sum is the crowd-favourite crispy golden prawn. For mains, choose from the classic sweet and sour prawn, wok-tossed rib eye beef, or Mongolian chicken, which comes with sides of pak choi and egg fried rice. Be sure to leave room for desserts with a crisp and refreshing apple and ginger Spritz mocktail in hand.

Yauatcha, Plaza Level, Mode Al Faisaliah Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433, Fri & Sat noon to 6pm. Sar250 per person for a four-course set menu (minimum of two persons). Tel: 920 006 555. @yauatchariyadh

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