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Treat yourself this weekend and explore the delicious brunches Riyadh has to offer.…

Friday brunches are one of the best ways to spend time with family and friends as you share a leisurely meal. From live cooking stations to live entertainment, below are some of the very best lazy weekend meals in the capital.

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Al Orjouan

If you are looking for a more up-market Friday brunch in Riyadh, Al Orjouan at The Ritz-Carlton is a sophisticated and cosy 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.

Al Orjouan, The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Hada Area, Riyadh 11493, Friday Buffet Brunch noon to 5pm. Sar325 for adults & Sar160 for children aged six to 12. Tel: 011 802 8333. @ritzcarltonruh


Housed in the Four Seasons Hotel lobby lounge, Elements’ buffet brunch is taken in a warm yet sleek setting, with comfortable leather chairs that invite you to sit for hours, which is quite handy as there are lots to enjoy. The brunch menu packs a flavourful punch with food stations serving Arabic, Western, Indian, Japanese, and Chinese delicacies. A real feast, so don’t miss it.

Elements, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, Hugayat Tower, 9597 Al Urubah Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214, Friday Buffet Brunch 12.30pm to 4pm. Sar330 for adults (includes tea, coffee, and fruit juices), Sar165 for children aged six to 11 & free for children aged one to five. Tel: 011 211 5500. @fsriyadh

Goji Kitchen

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


The Nobu Weekend Ala Carte Brunch brings together some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including the famous black cod yuzu miso, chicken and avocado tacos, yellowtail jalapeno, shitake salad with truffle dressing and assorted Nobu sushi and rolls. For those with a sweet tooth, desserts feature the celebrated mochi ice cream, Nobu cheesecake and an assortment of fruits.

Nobu Restaurant, Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Second floor, King Fahd Rd, Al Anoud Tower 2, Riyadh 11352, Fri & Sat 1pm to 4pm. Tel: 011 297 8300. @nobuhotelriyadh


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Teatro’s brunch is a perfect way to enjoy Friday with friends and family in Riyadh. Take in the sweeping views of the city skyline from its outdoor terrace as you tuck in a selection of delights from the extensive Arabic and international dishes. One of the freshest buffets in town, the spread is filled with seafood, salads, sushi, freshly baked Tandoori bread, and condiments before tucking into the carving station complete with pasta and hot dishes. The dessert bar is full of beautifully executed delights, too. At Teatro, there’s always something to entice your palate.

Teatro, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, 6623 Eastern Ring Rd, Ghirnatah, Riyadh 13241, Friday Buffet Brunch 1230pm to 4pm, Sar295 for adults & half price for children from six to 12. Tel: 011 408 8656 / 011 234 6666 or email [email protected] @hiltonriyadh


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What don’t we love about the newly launched 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. Sar250 per person for a four-course set menu (minimum of two persons). Tel: 920 006 555. @yauatchariyadh

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