These are the best weekend brunches in Riyadh to indulge in right now

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It’s safe to say, we love brunch. You can leave the real world behind for a while as we meet up with friends to enjoy excellent food and free-flowing soft drinks. Whether it’s celebrating the weekend, a reunion with friends, a family get-together, or a special occasion, here are some of the places in Riyadh where you can enjoy a weekend brunch.

Al Orjouan, The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

If you are looking for an upmarket Friday brunch in Riyadh, the winner of What’s On Riyadh Awards 2023 Favourite Brunch – the Chef’s Brunch at Al Orjouan at The Ritz-Carlton is a sophisticated and grand all-rounder. Savour delicious antipasti filled with a selection of cold cuts, smoked salmon and marinated vegetables, a selection of fresh patisseries, and a hearty spread of contemporary dishes and local delights. Junior guests are not forgotten, with special-sized entrees and dishes.

Chef’s Brunch, Al Orjouan, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, every Fri, 12.30pm to 5pm. Tel: 011 802 8333. @theritzcarltonruh

Goji Kitchen, Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

Goji Kitchen is renowned for the quality of its food, and the Friday buffet brunch it offers is no exception. Indulge in a wonderful selection of local and international cuisines before choosing your dessert. The fact that you are serenaded by live music during the course of your meal only makes this brunch even sweeter.

Goji Kitchen, Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter, 6781 Abdullah AlSahmi Street, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 12511, Friday Buffet Brunch 1pm to 5pm. Sar299 for adults, half price for children aged six to 11 & free for children below six years. Tel: 059 159 1728 / 011 835 3000. @marriottriyadhdq

JW Marriott

JW Marriott’s beautiful garden kicks off the weekend with its Flavours Unite by JW brunch from 1pm to 5pm on Fridays. There are live cooking stations, selections of hot and cold mezze, and an array of sweet treats, which can all be enjoyed in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor settings. The brunch will feature the best of JW Steakhouse, JW Glass Garden and Kitchen on Three. Read about our experience here.

Flavours Unite by JW, every Fri, 1pm to 5pm, JW Marriott Hotel, King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District, Riyadh 11564. SAR350 per person. @jwmarriottriyadh

La Brasserie, Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah Hotel

MO Al Faisaliah friday brunch

One of Riyadh’s top venues, not only for its sophisticated setting – think double-height ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that joins the outdoor terrace with the indoor restaurant – but also for its fabulous buffet offerings. On Fridays, you can head to the venue and enjoy a long and languid feast encompassing Saudi Arabia’s rich and vast culinary heritage. Showcasing authentic dishes from all 13 provinces, amid an array of traditional artworks and live Arabic entertainment, this culinary first in Riyadh promises to transport guests across every corner of the Kingdom. Diners can look forward to a menu that reflects each dish’s cultural and historical significance. This includes Margoog from Riyadh, Hasawi Rice from Eastern, and Samak Mkashan from Jazan. Guests will receive a welcoming drink of Zamzam Water with Taif Rose from Mecca, before indulging in a selection of sweet treats such as Ajwa Date Cake and Kleeja. The brunch also features interactive stations, international selections and a special kids menu.

13 Regions Brunch, every Fri 1pm to 5pm, La Brasserie, Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh. SAR397 for adults & SAR198 for children aged seven to 12. Tel: 011 273 2005. @mo_alfaisaliah

Lunch Room


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Recently ranked among MENA’s Best Restaurants, Lunch Room serves up a killer brunch, with all-day dishes spanning treats from the “Market” section, which includes a variety of salads; the “Clay Oven” section with 48-hour sourdough flatbread; the “Panouzzi” section; the “Ode to Egg” section; the “Sweet Instinct” section; and the “Coffee Commune” section, which offers delicious baked goods. Kick things off with crispy artichoke and pide bread with gaymar and honeycomb. It gets better (if you can believe that), with main dishes, including baked halloumi with panouzzo, Mugalgal eggs and, the jewel in its crown, egg appam with coconut sambal. Finally, we highly recommend you round things off with something sweet, such as its brioche French toast with poached pear and vanilla mascarpone.

Lunch Room, Sun to Wed 7am to 2pm, Thurs to Sat 7am to 2.30pm, Pure Centre, 8030 Takhassusi Branch Road, Riyadh 12364. @lunchroomksa



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What don’t we love about the Yum Cha brunch at Yauatcha? If you’re a fan of Cantonese food, this is where you’ll want to be on weekends. Starting off with a selection of starters from the delectable four-course menu is the classic platters of steamed and fried dim sum: har gau, scallop shu mai, wild mushroom dumpling, venison puff, mushroom spring roll, and good ol’ sesame prawn toast. Following the dim sum is the crowd-favourite crispy golden prawn. For mains, choose from the classic sweet and sour prawn, wok-tossed rib eye beef, or Mongolian chicken, which comes with sides of pak choi and egg fried rice. Be sure to leave room for desserts with a crisp and refreshing apple and ginger Spritz mocktail in hand.

Yauatcha, Plaza Level, Mode Al Faisaliah Mall, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433, Fri & Sat noon to 6pm. SAR270 per person for a four-course set menu (minimum of two persons). Tel: 920 006 555. @yauatchariyadh

Mayrig, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

Are you ready for Mayrig’s amazing Saturday brunch? Fill your plates from a buffet featuring Mediterranean and Armenian-inspired dishes, succulent grills and meats, a selection of healthy salads, and hot and cold appetisers, stopping at the various live cooking stations along the way. The drinks list extends beyond its welcome drink of sparkling beverages to also include unlimited selected signature mocktails. Plus, the brunch here is exceptionally good value.

Saturday Brunch at Mayrig, every Sat 1pm to 4pm, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241. SAR250 per person, kids aged six to 12 get 50 per cent off, and complimentary for kids under six. @mayrigriyadh

Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort

Family-friendly resort Nofa Riyadh hosts a relaxed Saturday brunch featuring international cuisine prepared at live cooking stations and plenty of entertainment, including face painting, camel rides, a bouncing castle and other fun kids’ activities.

Family Saturday Brunch, 11am to 4pm, Nofa Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Resort. SAR350 for adults and SAR175 for kids. Tel: 058 289 5714. @radissoncollectionriyadh


Nozomi needs no introduction. The winner of What’s On Riyadh Awards 2023 Favourite Japanese Restaurant is easily one of the top spots for sushi and other classics in Riyadh, and it’s bringing its brunch back. Located at Century Corner, you can expect unbeatable service, brilliant food, live music and an all-around exceptional time.

Nozomi Riyadh Brunch, Sept 30, 1pm to 5pm, Century Corner, 7448 King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, 4255, Riyadh 12331. SAR375 per person. @nozomiksa


ROKA is one of the city’s most perennially popular hotspots for Japanese food. Its semi-buffet brunch concept features 16 of the restaurant’s irresistible signature dishes and live stations. Expect a variety of bites, including yakisoba noodles, variations of gyozas, sushi, sashimi and skewers, hearty robata favourites for mains, as well as a dessert platter to finish. All of this is accompanied by a fantastic live DJ on the decks and a totally fun vibe, which ROKA is renowned for.

ROKA Riyadh Saturday Brunch, 1pm to 5pm, 5140 Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243 7053. SAR295 per person & SAR95 for children aged six to 12. Tel: 9200 12327. @rokarestaurant.ksa


Ruya Sat brunch

Rüya Riyadh has launched its first Turkish brunch, inviting guests into a world of authentic and indulgent cuisine, Turkish hospitality and rich culinary traditions and heritage – all taking place in its ornate indoor setting. For just SAR200, you can feast on unlimited baskets of hot freshly baked Sourdough, accompanied by lavash, simit and a spread of Turkish cheeses, and a selection of breakfast condiments, like butter, Kars honeycomb and Kaymak, marinated olives, and more, followed by your choice of pide flatbread. The brunch is finished off with a warm orange almond Revani, a Turkish-style orange cake made with ground almonds, and a fresh fruit platter. All dishes are served to table, accompanied by fresh orange juice, coffee or tea served in an ornate traditional Turkish teapot.

Rüya Riyadh’s Authentic Turkish Brunch, every Sat, noon to 4pm, Rüya, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abdul Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243. SARSAR200 per person, inclusive of tea, coffee and orange juice. Tel: 9200 10692. @ruya_riyadh

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