From celebrity hangouts to award-winning restaurants… 

Jeddah Season is in full swing and has everything from safaris to scuba diving. Between all that fun, you’ll work up an appetite. So, whether you’re after world-famous restaurants or celebrity hangouts, Jeddah Season has foodie options to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are the best pop-up restaurants at Jeddah Season. Ready, set, eat.

Emmy Squared

Brooklyn’s in the house. Emmy Squared has been cooking up a storm since 2016, and now this restaurant from Brooklyn, New York, which specialises in Detroit-style pizzas, is coming to Jeddah. These game changer pizzas – the clue is in the name – are cut as squares rather than triangles, but the moorish magic comes from its fluffy focaccia-like dough (aka frico crust) that is topped with caramelised crispy cheese. Top it off by choosing from toppings that include hot chicken and banana peppers.

Emmy Squared, Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

Hoppers

 

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If you’ve never heard of a hopper, then you’ll want to hop right over to this pop-up. The Sethi siblings have award-winning restaurants across London, and Hoppers has been serving this snack for more than seven years. While the brand may hail from England – where it has queues around the block – you’ll feel like you are in one of Sri Lanka’s village toddy shops. So, order yourself a hopper (a bowl-shaped pancake), and use it to scoop up one of the hot curries.

Hoppers, Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

Kimono

 

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Kimono have opened its first restaurant in Jeddah. The restaurant is set in Jeddah Season’s impressive Anime Village, which has Japanese food, concerts and cosplay. The pop-up is the stuff that sushi dreams are made of – it also serves sashimi, nigri and maki, plus salads, soups and baos. Plus, there are mochis with a twist – donut ones, no less – that come as sweet golden puffs filled with pistachio, chocolate and coconut.

Kimono, 7940, Ash Shati District, Jeddah, daily 4pm to 1am. Tel: (05)5 888 6730. kimono.sa

Le Comptior De Nicole


Hold onto your berets – the spirit of the Côte d’Azur has made its way to Jeddah. The bistro boasts classic Mediterranean dishes including a ricotta ravioli, salad niçoise and a pistachio crème brûlée. The dishes are pretty as a picture and the venue is tres chic – we’d expect nothing less from a restaurant originally in Nice. 

Le Comptior De Nicole, Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

La Vesuvio

 

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If it’s good enough for the movie stars at Cannes Film Festival, it’s good enough for us. Famous for its chilled vibes on the La Croisette – sultry jazz music, anyone? – it has been serving return-worthy pizzas since 1969. The thin pizzas range from a a classic magherita to a fancy truffle topped one, while the pastas include a lobster spaghetti and lasgna al forno. Belissimo. 

Le Vesuvio, Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

Madeo Ristorante

Indulge in traditional Tuscan cuisine by the way of Hollywood, as this is where the OG Madeo Ristorante restaurant was born. The original establishment ran for more than 35 years and has since had pop-ups during Riyadh Season and Jeddah’s F1 Grand Prix. So pull up a chair to the Vietina family table – they are behind the business – and enjoy comfort as well as classy food, from spaghetti bolognese to a branzino isolana.

Madeo Ristorante. Jeddah Yacht Club, Jeddah, Sun to Thu 6pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 1pm to 4pm, 6pm to 1am, to 30 Jun. jeddahseason.sa

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