Jeddah is a city home to amazing restaurants. Jeddawis love to eat out and when it comes to special occasion, we are selective.
Here is a list of 11 places you can choose to surprise your loved one.
Zodiac is a place fit for any occasion, it gets a bit more special with wedding anniversaries – the exquisite view of the city, an arresting ambience, a candle lit table with pink and red petals of roses all over, elegant crystal glasses serving mock tails, soulful music is the ultimate place for couples celebrating their special day. The menu offers variety of dishes consisting mainly European cuisine. At the end of the meal, a delightful band of waiters come up with a made-fresh cake and a zodiac card to surprise your loved one. The best part – all this is happening without drawing too much attention from fellow diners!
Le Ceil is the first and only revolving restaurant in Jeddah. Located at 15 floor it offers a breath-taking view of the city! The reaturant rotates slowly and takes 1.5 hours to finish a turn, offering a different view of Jeddah as you relish a French style cuisine. The friendly staff and French interior adds value to the overall experience but it’s pricey as an average couple meal would cost no less than SAR 500!
Al Malaki Lounge Terrace and Noodles Restaurant, Rosewood Hotel
If you are looking to spend your special day by the sunset and can afford a pricey 1250 SR per couple, Al Malaki Lounge at Rosewood would be an unforgettable experience. Expect great food, sunset view and an extremely attentive staff.
Overall, a heavenly and refreshing experience to celebrate after a working long day. A less pricey option would be Noodles restaurant featuring authentic Chinese cuisine with a contemporary touch.
There’s a special package for newlyweds with a four course meal in a private setting!
Reyhana, Ritz Carlton
Eating at a Reyhana is no less than royal dining experience. The soul of Ritz Carlton lies at the exceptional customer service and brilliant architecture with intricate hand-made chandeliers that will leave you awe-struck!
While marveling at the interior, you can enjoy freshly prepared Arabic, Western and Asian dishes with a contemporary touch. If you are looking for sophistication, elegance, fine dishes led by the inspiring Chef Thomas who has worked in Dubai’s finest restaurants, Reyhana would be for you.
It’s a French restaurant with a very, very classic theme – interior, table/chair, silverware, staff mannerism, uniform and even the music – all pretty classic. Smoked salmon and onion soup are great dishes to delve in. Desserts are devilishly good especially the Raspberry Macaroon.
You will be left with a very high appreciation for authentic French cuisine and romantic memories.
Aromi, Qasr Al Sharq
A calm place serving amazing Italian dishes, located in 7 star hotel Qasr Alsharq Hotel by the beach, the crystal and gold chandelier transports you to a whole new level of luxury. You can customize your special occasion by arranging every detail with the staff. Table setting, candles, flowers, lighting and dessert can all be customized! A fairly reasonable price for a romantic dining serving Italian cuisine in town. Best part – the restaurant exceeds most visitors’ expectation for special occasions!
Aubergine, Roco Forte Assila
If you love colors, and lots of them, you’re going to enjoy Aubergine at Roco Forte Assila. The outdoor tables by the pool offer the perfect celebration opportunity during daytime. You’ll have a variety of dishes to choose for your 3 course menu including Turkish, Lebanese, Armenian and Mediterranean.
It is located on 20th floor of the hotel and offers excellent shisha as well with a delicious desserts like Ocoa and Fig, a flourless dark chocolate cake with stuffed date tuile and caramel ice cream.
A contemporary, sleek design with a luxurious outlook- perfect for couples who do not like over-the-top decors!
Hanain, Shalal Theme Park
Looking for a romantic dinner middle of a lake? Hanain Chinese Restaurant would be the one. Creating a tropical mood surrounded with trees and water gives diners a serene yet natural atmosphere to celebrate.
Fine dining restaurants with great ambience sometimes offer disappointing flavors. Hanain ticks the boxes for flavorsome Chinese food, ambience and customer service. The crispy and pricey Peking Duck is perhaps the most authentic Chinese dish you’ll find in Jeddah and what’s cool? during humidity, the AC installed in bamboo trees gives you a comfortable experience right in the middle of the lake!
Louis, Teotra Mall
An upscale French restaurant located in Teotra mall. Staffs are well experienced in dealing with special occasion, so you won’t be disappointed. The outdoor setting overlooks the huge Teotra mall lounge which looks amazing during daytime.
A calm and romantic place where you can find the finest Fondant and soufflés.Great for birthday celebrations!
Belajio resort consists of several restaurants located by the sea. Dar Al Qamar is a lovely place overlooking the blue ocean at daytime. The place has dishes from Italy, Indian and Lebanese cuisine. A beautiful place to relax away from the city on your special occasion. The Shisha is worth trying out too. A great place if you want to celebrate with kids!
An upscale Spanish restaurant fit for a special occasion. A dinner for two would cost around SAR 500+. You will love their authentic, inspiring Spanish cuisine, well presented dishes, contemporary interior, great cooking, high quality ingredients while you dine overlooking the sea and king fahad fountain! Rico means richness in Spanish and it is truly an enriching experience for romantic dining.