You can still make reservations for a romantic night out on February 14

Celebrate the month of love at these dining spots in Riyadh…

Love is in the air as we celebrate the most romantic time of the year. If you still haven’t made plans for Tuesday February 14, fret not. From an intimate-themed dinner to family-friendly experiences, the options to spoil the one you love are endless.

These are some venues in Riyadh to create an evening to remember.

A.O.K. Kitchen

For those looking to wine and dine on February 14, A.O.K. Kitchen Riyadh will host a romantic evening. Dinner guests will be welcomed into an ambience accentuated by fresh flowers and candles, with a glass of non-alcoholic prosecco. A special à la carte menu featuring heart-shaped pancakes and a dessert will be available. Every lady guest will receive a rose, plus a love lock for every couple, whilst a live saxophone player sets the tone for what is certain to be an unforgettable evening in the heart of KAFD. Don’t miss ‘The Love Bridge at A.O.K.’, a romantic concept inspired by Paris’ iconic love lock bridge, on which guests can place their locks as a symbol of their love.

A.O.K. Kitchen, KAFD, AL Aqiq, Riyadh 13519. Tel: 9200 25304. A deposit of SAR200 is required to secure a reservation on Feb 14. @aokkitchensaudi



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If your date is equal parts buzzy, sophisticated and classy, the gorgeous Beefbar will surely impress. On February 14, meat lovers can tickle their tastebuds with a sensational five-course set menu (SAR550 per person) or choose from its extensive ala carte menu with minimum spending of SAR550. A glass of Love Potion No. 14 mocktail will also be served to add a little sparkle to your evening.

Beefbar Riyadh, 8712 Prince Abdulaziz Ibn Musaid Ibn Jakawi St, 4237, Riyadh 12223. Tel: 9200 04146. @beefbar_riyadh


Does it get more romantic than Billionaire when it comes to date nights? Yes, it does. From Tuesday February 14 to Saturday February 18, Billionaire ramps up the romance factor to a whole new level with a 17th-century Venetian-themed fiesta. You’ll have heart eyes for its superb Italian and New Asian cuisines, which includes delights like cured Angus fillet in truffle ponzu sauce, veal tortellini in white mushroom velouté sauce, and wagyu short ribs in bulgogi sauce. Delish food, your better half, and fabulous Venetian Italian vibes with music performances – what’s not to love?

Billionaire, Dabab St, Sulaimaniya, 7pm to 1.30am, Tel: 9200 11916. @billionaireriyadh



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What better excuse to drag your other half to the newest French restaurant in town than Cupid’s big day? Chalmont provides the perfect setting for an intimate dinner while indulging in decadent dishes.

Chalmont, KAFD, Riyadh 13519, 6.30pm to midnight. Tel: 9200 66011. @chalmont.sa

Crazy Pizza


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Trying to win hearts over? Just take the lucky one to Crazy Pizza and let the food do the talking. Things get extra special on February 14 with a ‘Queen of Hearts’ theme. Expect a variety of specials of comforting dishes, such as ravioli funghi stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese, risotto with Gorgonzola cheese and beetroot, and mixed berry panna cotta. Sip on the specially crafted Julietta beverage as you take your conversations deeper. You can also look forward to the famous Crazy Pizza spinning show, complete with music that will brighten up the atmosphere.

Crazy Pizza, Tahliya & Oud Square. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi


Celebrate the day of love with your special someone and dine under the stars with a special February 14 dinner menu at Hakkasan featuring modern Cantonese cuisine. Complement your meal with the restaurant’s mouthwatering dessert and mocktails, prepared especially for you.

Hakkasan, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah. Tel: 9200 33817. @hakkasanriyadh

Il Baretto


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Experience the essence of love, Italian style, on February 14 with Il Baretto. Get whisked away on a red carpet through the red rose arch for a romantic candlelit evening. Inside, the restaurant’s elegant interiors will be accentuated with the moody light of flickering candles, fresh red roses, and smooth, sultry tunes from a live band – curating the perfect setting for an unforgettable meal for two. Il Baretto will serve its complete à la carte offering, including a special Valentine’s Day drink and dessert.

Il Baretto, KAFD, Al Malqa, Riyadh 13521. Reservations can be made here. Tel: 9200 12508. @ilbarettosa

Jamie’s Italian

Jamie's Italian Feb specials

Looking for a family-friendly option? Head to Jamie’s Italian and enjoy modern twists on Italian favourites that are packed with flavours. For the month of February, the laid-back café is offering special creations, such as raspberry cheesecake (SAR49), beetroot ravioli (SAR54), and strawberry and basil margarita (SAR29) – best enjoyed with your loved ones.

Jamie’s Italian, Al Nakheel Mall, Ground Floor, Sun to Thurs 9am to 12.30am, Fri 1pm to 12.30am & Sat 9am to 12.30am. Tel: 056 174 8578; The View Mall, Ground Floor (Nearest Gates 3 & 4), Sun to Wed 9am to 11.30pm, Thurs & Sat 9am to 12.30am & Fri 1pm to 12.30am. @jamiesitaliangcc

Long Chim


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If spice is a treasured part of your love life, head to Long Chim, where the familiar meets fancy. The upscale Thai restaurant is serving a one-day-only (February 14) menu and artful mocktails.

Long Chim, Bujairi Terrace, Diriyah. Tel: 9200 33795. @longchimksa



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On February 14, LPM Riyadh will celebrate the season of love with live entertainment featuring a violinist and a singer from Music House, special desserts and romantic gifts. Available for lunch and dinner, indulge in LPM’s acclaimed à la carte dining experience, with all the classics that never fail to please. The sweet ending comes in the guise of two new dessert creations: the Tarte Bakewell aux Mûres, a decadent tart with blackberry and white chocolate, and the L’Anneau Chocolat Noisette featuring rich hazelnut and chocolate mousse with Biscuit Jaconde. The bar will also be shaking up an exclusive drink in the mood for love. Aptly named Pomme Rose, the delicate carbonated Pink Lady Apple beverage perfectly blends crisp apple notes with refreshing effervescence. But that’s not all. Dedicated to making the occasion one to remember, every couple will be presented with a single red rose and a box of macarons, courtesy of LPM.

LPM Restaurant & Café, 12.30pm to 3.30pm & 6.30pm to 11pm, King Fahd Road, Street No. 38, Al Motassem Street, Al Olaya (behind Al Faisaliah Hotel), Riyadh 12212. Reservations can be made here. @lpmriyadh



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Contemporary Greek restaurant Meraki will be dishing out a four-course Romantic Dinner Experience – inspired by the love story of Penelope and Odysseus from the heart of Santorini – only on February 14. The menu, designed to share and awaken the senses, features two signature welcome drinks. ‘Penelope is Waiting’ is a refreshing blend of pineapple and orange juice, coconut cream, and cinnamon syrup, while ‘Odysseus has a Date’ is a zesty mixture of lemon and grapefruit juice, Amaretti cordial, dates, orange, and ginger. Appetisers include seabass ceviche, Santorini salad, Pastitsio with Paccheri pasta with slow-braised beef and Graviera black truffle, and Grilled Manouri with Manouri cheese, Greek thyme honey, and black sesame. For the main course, guests can savour the truffle orzo, the lamb chops with oregano, smoked eggplant, and feta cheese, or the caper seabream. The romantic dinner concludes on a sweet note with the chocolate mousse Igias, a decadent dessert made with chocolate mousse and rose water jelly, topped with orange sorbet.

Romantic Dinner Experience By Meraki, Feb 14, 7pm to midnight, Al Faisaliah Hotel, North Wing, 1st Floor, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212. SAR390 per person. Tel: 9200 01050. @merakiriyadh



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Enjoy a special evening at ROKA on February 14 with ROKA’s vibrant energy, a live DJ set and an exclusive robatayaki tasting menu curated especially for the evening. There will also be a special dessert platter, a complimentary drink on arrival, plus a unique mocktail just for the evening. Look out for the complimentary gift, too.

ROKA Riyadh, Rituals of Love, Feb 14, 6.30pm onwards, 5140 Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243. SAR380 per person. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokariyadhofficial



To ring in the season of love, Yauatcha is turning up the heat with an exclusive Love at Cha menu available only on February 14. Expect to savour mouthwatering dishes such as crab and sweetcorn soup, Szechuan aromatic duck, and crispy tiger prawn with oatmeal. The meal is paired with a signature Red Cha mocktail.

Love at Cha Menu, Feb 14, Yauatcha, Mode Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212. SAR350 per person for a minimum of two guests. @yauatchariyadh

Hotels & Resorts:

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh


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This February, create an unforgettable intimate moment with your partner at Four Seasons Hotel’s Lobby Lounge as you delight in a specially curated afternoon tea, available from 11am to 8pm. Relax and enjoy a delicious selection of love-themed pastries with Jing tea served with rose petals. You’ll also be served a glass of sparkling non-alcoholic wine for a celebratory toast to each other.

Alternatively, you can plan the perfect ‘Timeless Love’ staycation with the love of your life, which is valid until February 28. The hotel’s world-class hospitality will make your partner feel like they’re on top of the world. The package includes daily buffet breakfast in Elements restaurant or Continental breakfast in your suite, a 60-minute couple’s massage (once during the stay), late check-out until 4pm, and a whole lot more exclusive benefits. So, experience the best of hospitality and make this month of love special for your other half.

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Kingdom Centre, 2239 King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12264. Tel: 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh

Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

Hilton V-Day

Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences has carefully curated a series of romantic experiences for you to choose from. First up is Lotus, an elegant, Asian-inspired speciality restaurant. On February 14, guests can enjoy a Life is Sweet welcome mocktail and dine on an exclusive Valentine’s Day-themed Asian buffet for SAR285 per person. Prefer to indulge in cuisine that you don’t usually try? Perhaps the set menu dinner (SAR285 per person available only on February 14) at Armenian restaurant Mayrig will be up your alley. It includes a Life is Sweet welcome mocktail and a heart-shaped Lahmajun. If you’re all about buffet offerings, then check out the family-friendly Teatro, where you can indulge in the premium appetisers followed by the myriad of offerings, including a special mocktail and dessert (SAR285 per person available only on February 14), at a scenic terrace seating or a dreamy indoor setting. Finally, should you want to dive straight into desserts, make a reservation for Ambar’s lounge in the hotel lobby. Available until February 28, it’s offering a selection of ‘Paint it Red’-themed desserts.

Hilton V-Day staycation

However, if an intimate dinner date is not the only way you intend to celebrate this romantic day this year, then a staycation is something that you can definitely look into. Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is offering its exclusive ‘Romantic Package’. And for an additional SAR1,250 (depending on the price of the room), guests can enjoy in-room breakfast and dinner for two, a 750g honeymoon cake, a flower bouquet, flower petals decorations, a bottle of sparkling Saudi champagne or juice, helium balloons, and a check-out time of 3pm. On top of that, guests can also enjoy a massage for two, valued at SAR690 and valid only on February 14. Just what you and your spouse need for a night of love and togetherness.

Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241. Tel: 011 234 6666. @hiltonriyadh

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya

The fawning service and dependably good food at Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya’s modern Spanish restaurant Azure make for easy romance. From Tuesday February 14 to Saturday February 18, it is serving a five-course meal (SAR350+ per person; 6.30pm to 10.30pm) that includes tapas such as sauteed prawns with garlic, Spanish omelette and lamb skewers, as well as seafood paella and churros.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya staycay

To round off the experience and make it a memorable celebration, the hotel is also offering a Luxurious Romantic Escape with your loved one. The package includes daily breakfast (in-room dining or buffet at 56th Avenue Diner), a bottle of sparkling juice, a customised red velvet cake, a special floral set-up, and late check-out at 4pm. What’s more, you get to enjoy Arabic sweets and mixed berries and chocolate platter, or simply watch the chilly night go by as you warm yourself in your partner’s embrace.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433. For reservations at Azure, please call 053 341 1234 and for hotel bookings, please call 011 288 1234. @hyattregencyriyadholaya

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

NOFA Riyadh V-Day

If it’s a splurge you fancy, then Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort, is it. On February 14, the resort has curated a waterfall dining for couples (SAR1,200 per couple) with a set menu dinner complemented by a dreamy decoration, a heart-shaped cake, and a photo frame. Add SAR600 for a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne. And if you want to make it extra special, then bag a dining pod (SAR800 per couple) and enjoy a set menu dinner under a starry night sky. Is meat your love language? Then head to the resort’s Butcher’s Den for a romantic dinner (starting from SAR700 per couple). Wherever you opt to eat, you’re sure to be in for a treat. NOFA Riyadh has bags of wow factor and tops the bill when it comes to a romantic setting – partners, take note. Plus, the good news is you don’t have to be an in-house guest to enjoy its February 14 dinner experiences.

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort, Exit 857, Riyadh Makkah Highway. Call 011 521 2300 or WhatsApp 058 289 5714 for reservations. @radissoncollectionriyadh

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