Cheers to the New Year…

In the blink of an eye, the year is almost over. We say it’s time to leave all of the cares of 2022 in the past and bring on some good food, and maybe even a little dance. Whether you’re after a slap-up dinner or a lavish set menu, get inspired with our pick of the best restaurants for New Year’s Eve in Riyadh.

So, set yourself up for a cracking 2023 at one of these restaurants for a fab New Year’s Eve party…

A.O.K. Kitchen

Riyadh’s favourite all-day dining destination will host a family-friendly dinner that will bring together good food and great vibes with live music and vibrant décor for what is certain to be a New Year’s Eve to remember. There will be two dinner seatings: at 7pm and 9pm. Guests will be welcomed to the venue with star-lit trees, full balloon ceilings and a live band; the perfect setting to kickstart new beginnings. Immersive props and interactive activations throughout the restaurant will thoughtfully add to the sentiment of the exciting occasion.

A.O.K. Kitchen, New Year’s Eve Bash, Dec 31, 7pm & 9pm, KAFD, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13519. Tel: 9200 25304. @aokkitchensaudi

Beefbar

 

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If you’re looking for somewhere with that extra pizzaz, Beefbar is sure to deliver. The restaurant is pulling out all the stops for a dazzling ‘Night in Monte Carlo’ this New Year’s Eve with a special dinner set menu and live entertainment from 9.30pm.

Beefbar, NYE: A Night in Monte Carlo, Dec 31, from 9.30pm, 8712 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St. 4237, Riyadh 12223. There’s a minimum charge of SAR550 per person. Tel: 9200 04146. @beefbar_riyadh

Billionaire

Bring in the New Year with Billionaire’s ultimate party vibes alongside dazzling live music and entertainment. Easily one of the capital’s trendiest hangouts, Billionaire always puts on a good show, and no doubt its New Year’s Eve offering will live up to expectations. Tuck into indulgent dishes of Wagyu short ribs bulgogi and ravioli lobster, followed by delicate desserts, including a baklava cheesecake.

Billionaire, NYE Party Vibes, Dec 31, Dabab St, Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh. Tel: 9200 11916. @billionaireriyadh

Crazy Pizza

 

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If you’re on the hunt for pizza on New Year’s Eve, then celebrate the occasion in Crazy Pizza-style. Dig into and devour all of its most-loved dishes, enjoy a celebratory mocktail at midnight to celebrate the New Year, and shimmy and shake to live DJs. You’ll also receive a memorable group instant picture. Plus, its Tahliya restaurant will have its first pizza spinning show.

Crazy Pizza Tahliya, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 & Crazy Pizza Oud Square, Diplomatic Quarter. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi

Il Baretto

 

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve like never before in the heart of KAFD with Il Baretto’s exclusive disco-style fête. Set to the backdrop of disco balls, magical metallics of gold and silver, and a champagne tower, embrace your inner 70s diva and enjoy a one-of-a-kind Italian dining experience alongside melodic, 70s-style music by a live band. And as midnight approaches, guests will be offered a glass of zero-proof prosecco as they countdown the seconds to 2023, followed by a burst of confetti, and dance until the early hours with live DJ sets – this will be a party to remember.

Il Baretto, NYE Dinner Event, Dec 31, from 9pm, KAFD 5.08, Riyadh 13519. A minimum spending of SAR500 per guest is required. Tel: 9200 12508. @ilbarettosa

LPM

Break out that fringed and super-sequinned party dress for LPM’s one-of-a-kind Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve soirée – you know they’re serious when they say they’re bringing the glitz and glamour of the 1920s to the heart of Riyadh. Toast to the year’s end and party into the New Year to live music, complete with decadent decorations and immaculate cuisine.

LPM Riyadh’s NYE Gatsby Soirée, Dec 31, from 6.30pm, King Fahd Road, Street No. 38, Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya (behind Al Faisaliah Hotel). A minimum spend is applicable, and reservations are required. Tel: 9200 11794. @lpmriyadh

Milwan

 

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Milwan’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are pitched at families and those looking to see out the year in a friendly atmosphere. Indulge in an extravagant selection of food, with buffet stations that include fresh seafood, succulent mixed grills, lavish international delicacies, extensive pastry offerings and more while the live performances entertain you through the night.

Milwan, NYE Dinner, Dec 31, 8.30pm to midnight, Le Meridien Riyadh. Tel: 059 837 0780. @lemeridienriyadh

MNKY HSE

 

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To ring in the New Year in true MNKY HSE style, one of Riyadh’s coolest spots is hosting an ‘Electric Jungle’ party. The venue will come to life with tropical-inspired décor alongside mirror balls, neon lights and installations. Go all out and start your night off with a dinner from the set menu and expect high-octane dance beats spun by a live DJ and non-stop entertainment. Guests are also encouraged to dress chic for the occasion – think sequinned jumpsuits, feather boas and jungle prints.

MNKY HSE, Electric Jungle NYE Party, Dec 31, 9pm to late, 6927 Prince Turki Bin Abdulaziz Al Awal rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512. SAR700 per person. Tel: 800 440 0041. @mnkyhseksa

Myazu

 

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At contemporary Japanese restaurant, Myazu, there’s set to be a couple of New Year’s Eve celebrations to remember. Whether you pop to the main dining room or the secret bar Myazu Arts, you’ll be treated to beautifully prepared eats accompanied by non-stop live music. Expect a full ala carte menu , so you can fill up on grub ahead of the countdown. There’s also a DJ playing from 9pm to the early hours of 2023. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to go all out this New Year’s Eve, Myazu Arts is hosting The Magical Masquerade – the perfect setting for a stylish and sophisticated soiree. It promises a mouthwatering spread coupled with thumping tunes from a special guest DJ. The dress code is black tie and masquerade masks are essential, so be sure to dress to impress. Sign us up.

Myazu, Musad Bin Jalawi, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12244. The Magical Masquerade at Myazu Arts, a minimum spend of SAR550 per guest applies to bookings from 9.30pm onwards. Tel: 9200 09686. @myazusaudi

ROKA

ROKA Festive

Make your way over to award-winning contemporary Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, ROKA Riyadh, for one helluva night out. With their festive glittery décor, the New Year’s Eve party will treat you to a special menu of delicious eats, where a choice of àla carte or ROKA’s tasting menus will be offered for guests to select their favourite dishes as they celebrate this special night with their friends, family and loved ones. The Seasonal tasting menu will be priced at SAR400 and SAR550 for the Premium tasting menu, including a glass of complimentary non-alcoholic Prosecco for the midnight toast. And as the night goes on? Shimmy and shake to a live DJ and percussionist.

ROKA Riyadh, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243. Dec 31, Lunch noon to 2pm, Dinner from 6.30pm onwards with the last booking at 9pm for families and àla carte menu, and After 9.30pm is only for 21 years and above with a minimum spend of SAR500. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokariyadhofficial

Sadelle’s

 

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On New Year’s Eve this year, Sadelle’s is offering a special five-course set dinner menu complete with Saudi champagne to celebrate another year passed. Dishes include seared scallop salad, lobster bisque, mains of beef rib, lamb rack or grilled toothfish, and desserts such as sticky plum pudding or dark chocolate souffle. There’s also a live violinist going ’til late.

Sadelle’s, New Year’s Eve Party, Dec 31, SAR500 per person, Prince Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Muqrin Rd, Ar Rabi, Riyadh 13315. @sadellesriyadh

Shadow Lounge

 

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Fancy a night of dinner and dancing? Then you’re going to want to check out Shadow Lounge’s New Year’s Eve party. Start off your evening with a mouthwatering feast, followed by fabulous entertainment and dancing.

Shadow Lounge, Al Takhassusi, Al Mohammadiyah, Riyadh 12362. Reservations can be made via The Chefz app. @shadowlounge.riyadh

Shiso Burger

Cosy burger joint Shiso Burger is levelling up this New Year’s Eve with a unique lip-smacking burger experience. As for entertainment? Expect a DJ to count you down to midnight, face paint, and a photo booth.

Shiso Burger, New Year’s Eve Party, 10pm to 1am, An Nakheel, Riyadh 12382. A minimum charge includes a burger, side and a drink of your choice. Tel: 011 288 5800. @shisoburgerksa

Signor Sassi

Head there this New Year’s Eve to enjoy decadent Italian cuisine, complete with live entertainment.

A Night Under The Stars with Villa Signor Sassi, Dec 31, 2605 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jalawi St, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12234. Tel: 9200 11877. @signorsassiriyadh

Sumosan

 

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This contemporary Japanese restaurant is offering a set menu on New Year’s Eve. Expect glitzy live entertainment, with music all night from the live DJ set.

Sumosan Sakura Sky, Dec 31, 9pm to late, Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329. SAR850 per person. Tel: 9200 21225. @sumosan.riyadh

Yauatcha

 

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Enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities at Yauatcha. The dim sum restaurant and teahouse will be hosting events on December 30 and 31, serving a limited edition set menu, with dishes like Angus rib with cumin and garlic, Peking duck, and sweet chilli lobster, plus music from a live DJ. Diners will also love the surprise touches like the special party accessories that will be provided to ring in the New Year.

Yauatcha, Dec 30, from 8pm & Dec 31, from 9pm, Mode Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212. Tel: 9200 06555. @yauatchariyadh

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