Al Sayyad is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Saudi Arabia, and the waiters here will prepare and filet fish table-side.
While Ashjar Cafe is a trendy stop for coffee and pastries during the day, this hotspot lights up at night.
Baker & Spice
Baker & Space is an award-winning food shop and restaurant with locations across the Middle East, including Jeddah.
Circolo serves Italian food—like pizzas and pasta—in a bright, contemporary and casual setting in AlUla’s AlJadidah District.
Most recently, Em Sherif opened in Riyadh, serving classic mezzes, meat plates and fish. This atmosphere is casual and the food is fantastic.
Harrat at Banyan Tree AlUla
Harrat at Banyan Tree AlUla serves a range of cuisine from Middle Eastern delicacies to pasta, seafood and grilled meats.
Il Baretto is a see and be seen restaurant in Riyadh, serving Italian cuisine in a contemporary setting—don’t miss the mocktail list!
Adjacent to the Shirvan Hotel, City Yard Jeddah, this Indian restaurant serves typical Indian dishes from Biryani to mixed grill.
Maraya Social is a sophisticated restaurant by Chef Jason Atherton that draws inspiration from AlUla and sources produce from local farms.
Awarded 18th on the World’s 50 Best Middle East & Africa list in 2022, Myazu serves innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Short of being invited into a local’s home, Najd Village offers the best immersion into traditional Saudi culture and cuisine.
OKTO sits at the top of Harrat Uwayrid, where Haraat Viewpoint is located. The restaurant serves authentic Greek cuisine with great views.
Tucked away within a grove of date and fruit trees, in the middle of the desert, the Parisian-café-meets-desert-camp-outpost (where Indiana Jones might stop for coffee, if he were a digital nomad) the Pink Camel is an AlUla hot spot for brunch, lunch or a quick break. With elegant plates and pastries by Saudi chef Mayada Badr—and a host of selections that cater to the vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free—the Pink Camel is ideal for a light bite or drink to catch up on emails while touring in AlUla. Menu highlights include açai bowls, avocado toast, grilled salmon and open-faced sandwiches—as well as macarons, tarts and lavender and pistachio lattes. The furnishings are simple and atmospheric, with an emphasis on rattan and local wood. There are both outdoor and indoor tables (though it's worth noting that the design is an open-air concept, so the inside offers little respite from the heat). Open daily from 8:00 a.m. til late, walk-ins welcome.
Please note there is also a Pink Camel location in Jeddah.
Saffron at Banyan Tree AlUla
A Banyan Tree resort signature, Saffron offers authentic, contemporary Thai cuisine prepared by Thai chefs.
Tucked into an oasis farm in the Old Town of AlUla, Somewhere serves a fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food.
Sharing a space with the seriously Instagram-friendly infinity pool at Habitas AlUla, Tama—which means ‘here and now’ in Aramaic—is the design hotel's all-day restaurant and lounge space, serving up mocktails, fresh pita and creative hummus blends and a host of Middle Eastern and international dishes spotlighting seasonal, local ingredients. Bedecked with cut-tin lanterns, woven rugs, ceramic vases and potted plants, the atmosphere is one of the area's most chic—and it's equally beautiful at breakfast, when the sun hits the pool, as it is at night, aglow with candle- and starlight. Expect menu highlights like the Berenjena (eggplant with pomegranate, labneh, walnuts and mixed lettuces), the fire-roasted shawarma, citrus and radicchio salad, and oven-roasted fish with farm vegetables.
Please note that Tama sits up a long road at the top of a hill, so most guests will prefer to arrive by golf cart.
Serving pastries and coffee, this cafe in AlUla's Old Town is conveniently located adjacent to the entrance to the Old Town heritage tour.