You can now book these Via Riyadh restaurants

From chic fashion-focused cafes to upscale imports from LA…

Via Riyadh is the stylish new destination in the Saudi Capital you need to know about, and it’s opening to the public on Tuesday May 11.

While not everything at Via Riyadh will open next week (there’s still a St Regis Hotel, luxe Vox Cinema, spa, boutiques and fine dining restaurants to come), a selection of the restaurants are now accepting reservations.

So if you want to be among the first to check out the new restaurants at Via Riyadh, all of which are brought to the Kingdom by purveyors of experiential hospitality, Cool Inc, then read on.

Here are the restaurants you can now book at Via Riyadh. 

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Just opened Los Angeles celebrity hotspot, Madeo Ristorante is now welcoming foodies in Riyadh. Guests will be greeted with “Benvenuti al Madeo!” as soon as they enter the restaurant, transporting them on a multi-sensorial voyage to fascinating Tuscany. The menu features traditional Tuscan dishes, pairing the freshest local ingredients with premium European elements to culminate in an exceptional flavour combination. Madeo draws its inspiration from timeless comfort over contemporary trends, and as such the venue features a warm colour palette with brass and wood accents, large, curved booths, and a semi-open kitchen.

café ELLE 


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ELLE Café combines the art of healthy food with Parisian style in interesting designs and distinguished decoration elements, different according to each country and place, mixing the ELLE fashion magazine’s DNA with local cultures that are perfectly matched.

chi SPACCA, Via Riyadh

From LA to Via Riyadh comes chi SPACCA, a restaurant inspired by the flavours of Tuscany from award-winning chef and restauranteur Nancy Silverton. Italian for “he who cleaves” the elevated Italian dining experience promises to be a meat eater’s heaven.



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This Parisian celebrity hotspot’s menu is a melting pot of favourites, made with love, packed with flavour, and presented in a friendly fashion, designed to be shared by the table. Expect Ferdi Riyadh’s aesthetic to mirror the flagship restaurant’s signature eclectic décor featuring Ferdinand’s old toys and memorabilia, a mix of velvet and wood furnishing with a Parisian accent, and a welcoming, intimate ambience.


Les Deux Magots

Les Deux Magots

A Parisian classic, Les Deux Magots is one of the oldest cafés in Paris, where art, fashion, literature, and politics come together to transport guests to a uniquely charming experience.  The smooth coffee blends, silky traditional hot chocolate, freshly baked viennoiseries, fluffy omelettes, juicy steak with crispy fries, and scrumptious club sandwiches are some of the favourites from the all-day menu.

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Over Under

Over Under

Popular London-born café-to-bar concept Over Under is unlike other coffee shops. The experience continues after hours, as the shop ‘flips’ at 5pm, transforming from a café into an upbeat yet low-key mocktail bar – Over by Day, Under by Night. The Riyadh venue will carry the brand’s signature minimalistic, approachable menu, comprising dishes such as Spiced Mascarpone & Berry Toast; The Original Over Under Granola Bowl; Reuben Toastie; and Smoked Chicken Wrap.



Somewhere between casual and upscale, New York City’s famed French bistro Raoul’s is another restaurant you can now book at Via Riyadh. The restaurant’s carefully curated menu cements Raoul’s authenticity, featuring dishes like Steak au Poivre with Frites and Raoul’s dressing; and Organic Classic-Style Whole Roast Chicken to the Tarte Tartin. The design of Raoul’s Riyadh will pay homage to the extraordinary and bygone era that first gave rise to Raoul’s in Soho. With a dark colour palette, intimate spaces and red velvet accents, the aesthetic of Raoul’s is that of a classical French bistro.

Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Via Riyadh

Spago is the flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, and it’s now welcoming guests to enjoy an elevated gastronomic experience at Via Riyadh. Here, it offers an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents highlighting the freshest and healthiest ingredients in a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere.

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From June 15: Joan’s on Third

Joan's On Third

LA’s hottest speciality food market, Joan’s on Third, is the ideal spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Marking the brand’s first international move, the Riyadh outlet will reflect the LA outpost’s most distinctive features, including the neighbourhood-friendly atmosphere with communal tables and casual, charming decor. A hip gathering spot, Joan’s on Third Riyadh will feature the original rustic farm shop design, with a speciality food marketplace and an abundance of hand-packed products available to grab and go – from a freshly prepared beverage menu comprising a variety of bottled fruit juices and ground coffee, warm and comforting pastries for the ultimate bakery and café experience; to an extensive selection of artisan cheeses and deli counter.

From June 15: Wagyumafia


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Renowned Wagyumafia is the brainchild of self-taught chef-turned-wagyu expert Hisato Hamada and entrepreneur Takafumi Horie. Created as a homage to Japan’s most famous beef, the restaurant was born from a series of wagyu-themed dinner pop-ups that turned into members-only restaurants. In Riyadh, it opens as a 14-seater culinary members club, serving up an Omakase menu using renowned butchery techniques. Expect a flavour explosion that features cheateaubriand katsu sando, Wagyu gyoza and tricolor sushi.

From June 15: Yakinikumafia


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Built on the Japanese concept of Yakiniku, Yakinikumafia is an authentic Japanese barbecue concept that pairs fire-grilled meats with an industrial, youthful ambience. The lively and energetic space will be sleek and minimal, with each table set with a full Yakiniku grill plate for immersive dining. Designed by Wagyumafia, its uniqueness comes from being one of the rare Japanese grill restaurants that explicitly serves wagyu. The restaurant will open for dinner only on weekdays, and lunch and dinner on weekends.

From June 18: Gymkhana


The Michelin-starred restaurant is set to travel outside London for the first time as Gymkhana opens its doors at Via Riyadh on June 18. Guests at Gymkhana Saudi can expect the same level of flavour and experience as those in Mayfair. The carefully curated menu brings to life flavours from across India, offering a modern interpretation of renowned classics. All the restaurant’s signature dishes will make the trip to Riyadh, like Chettinad Duck Dosa with Coconut Chutney, Kid Goat Methi Keema with Salli and Pao, Wild Muntjac Biryani and Duck Egg Langoustine Bhurji with Malabar Paratha.

From July 15: Scott’s


Mayfair’s seafood institution and celebrity favourite offers the finest traditional fish and seafood dishes, alongside various meat and seasonal game options. Oysters, served at Scott’s elegant oyster bar, are a house speciality. Scott’s Riyadh outpost will pay homage to the Mayfair flagship restaurant’s aesthetic with a sophisticated yet warm ’40s elegance. The timber-panelled dining room with burgundy leather banquettes and dining chairs creates an impressive atmosphere, featuring silver leaf mirrored screens, a marble top with a stingray fronted bar, and walls adorned with artwork from some of today’s most celebrated British artists.


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