Some of the best places to visit at this upcoming dining hotspot…

One of the reasons we’re still buzzing with excitement about the announcement of the opening of Diriyah on Sunday December 4 is that premier dining is on the horizon at Bujairi Terrace.

From famed institutions to long-standing favourites, diners can look forward to 20 dining concepts that are set to shine a spotlight on the capital’s culinary offerings.

What’s more, the diversity of local Saudi and internationally renowned restaurants, coupled with stunning views of At-Turaif and interactive entertainment, will help ensure Bujairi Terrace lives up to its promise of becoming the Kingdom’s premier fine dining destination.

Read on to discover the hottest tables to book.

Restaurants with Michelin stars:

Chez Bruno

chez bruno

This one Michelin-starred restaurant, which has been part of the French Riviera’s dining scene since 1990, is known for its truffle-based menu. Chez Bruno expands to Saudi Arabia for the first time, offering diners something completely new.

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Hakkasan

 

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Offering diners a high-end Chinese experience, Hakkasan’s unique cuisine blends authentic Cantonese recipes with contemporary influences. Expect innovative signature dishes like grilled Chilean seabass in honey and crispy duck salad, among others, as well as an Only At collection created exclusively for each different location.

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Long Chim

Inspired by Thailand’s markets and street food, the critically acclaimed Long Chim brings the flavours of modern Bangkok to Riyadh’s historic district. Meaning “come and taste” in Thai, Long Chim dishes up curries, stir-fries, noodles, desserts, snacks, salads and more, all faithfully recreated using recipes researched and fine-tuned by celebrity chef David Thompson.

Tatel

 

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First established in Madrid but with locations now in Ibiza and Beverly Hills, Tatel is a Michelin-starred restaurant focused on Spanish Mediterranean gourmet dishes with a twist of sophistication and innovation. The soon-to-open Tatel Diriyah is the brand’s first Middle East location, bringing Spanish fare and a lively atmosphere to Bujairi Terrace. Try Tatel classics like Spanish omelette with truffle, grilled octopus, prawn and jalapeno ceviche, and paella.

@tatel.sa

Restaurants making their international debut:

Angelina Paris

The iconic French café, Angelina, will provide a chic European atmosphere and its Parisian flavours to the streets of Diriyah. Enjoy a selection of signature sweet pastries such as the Mont-Blanc, lemon tart and more, along with breakfast items, pasta, and afternoon tea sets. This will be the second outlet in the Kingdom, with the first located in Jeddah.

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Brunch & Cake

Much more than an all-day dining restaurant, Brunch & Cake is known for hosting in iconic locations with beautiful interiors, wholesome dishes, generous portions, and a place that provides one-of-a-kind experiences. The Bujairi Terrace venue is the first Brunch & Cake location in Saudi Arabia.

@brunchandcakeksa

Café de L’Esplanade

Exquisite coffees and savoury French delicacies make the fusion-style Brasserie menu at Café de L’Esplanade’s first branch outside France. You can look forward to cooked oysters, broths and good French steaks. So, drop in when it opens and indulge without guilt.

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Cova Il Ristorante by LVMH

Cova is one of Italy’s oldest pasticcerias and an international destination. Celebrated for its high-quality produce and unique interiors, the menu will offer diners a selection of Mediterranean mains and continental side dishes with daily chef specials and traditional Milanese options in an intimate fine dining setting.

Cova Pasticceria

For casual dining, head to Cova Pasticceria, located next to its fine-dining sister outlet. Here, you can look forward to classic breakfasts and sublime brunches to the finest selection of sweet treats such as panettones, chocolate gems, cream pastries, and succulent fruit tarts.

Flamingo Room by tashas

Combining elegance and sophistication with a playful personality, Flamingo Room by tashas is a testament to Africa’s refined side. The restaurant provides a chic yet relaxed dining experience – from afternoon tea to dinners. The contemporary menu showcases mostly fresh seafood prepared in a classical yet decadent expression and infused with the most interesting flavours of the season.

Joe & The Juice

Joe &The Juice

The popular Danish juice bar and coffee shop brand is known for its fast and healthy options and nourishing, made-to-order drinks. From coffee, tea, and delicious sandwiches to power shakes and veggie shots made with organic ingredients and all prepared in the store, the menu includes vegan options to satisfy every creative palate.

@joeandthejuiceksa

Sarabeth’s

 

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Saunter in this award-winning bakery and café from New York if you are looking for that weekend brunch, American style. While it is an all-day favourite, don’t miss out on the rest of the scrumptious menu, which spans breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

@sarabeths.sa

Villa Mamas

Modern Middle Eastern cuisine made of fresh seasonal and local ingredients is what you’ll find at Chef Roaya Saleh’s restaurant. Expect a complete immersion in remarkable regional flavours with a contemporary turn. Villa Mamas’ signature dishes include Machboos, Tacheen, Dum Biriyani, Lamb shanks, Umm Ali, Kashke and much more.

@villamamasriyadh

Traditional Saudi flavours on offer:

Altopiano

Altopiano

This Saudi-born brand offers dishes that evoke a taste of Southern Italy fused with Arabic ingredients and cooking, served in a rustic, casual elegance setting.

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Freshly baked doughnuts from this Riyadh-based eatery get a unique twist of fun flavours.

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Maiz

 

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Promising a completely authentic celebration of Saudi Arabian cuisine and culture, Maiz is a stylish space with grand interiors befitting the beautiful historical setting of Bujairi Terrace. On the menu, traditional Saudi recipes from each of the Kingdom’s 13 provinces will be reimagined with contemporary finesse, redefining what diners may have grown to expect the local cuisine to look and taste like.

@maizriyadh

Somewhere

Independent Food Company, the brand behind Salt, Parkers and Public, brings its brand Somewhere to the new dining destination. Look forward to a dining experience that takes you somewhere unexpected, featuring traditional dishes of the Arab world.

Somewhere Dessert Bar

You’ll also find one of Somewhere’s unique concepts – the dessert bar – located next to the café. Arabic-inspired desserts with a creative flair and modern twist are not to be missed here.

Sum + Things

Sum + Things offers a bespoke combination of a curated retail space, an art gallery, and an all-day restaurant serving popular international dishes.

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Takya

Takya is the first Saudi-owned fine dining restaurant serving Saudi cuisine with a contemporary twist. You will soon be able to enjoy its signature saleeg, a creamy rice dish infused with mastic and smoked dehydrated yoghurt and sautéed chicken.

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