Dining

Ketchup

Ketchup is another eatery on the strip after turning right at Mussah ibn Nasser.  The first time I went, which was a while back, I thought it was a little on the pricey side, however they currently have a rather tasty…
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Piatto

Piatto is another Italian Restaurant located along the Northern Ring Road.  It’s huge sign is not easy to miss. We’ve been here a couple of times. It’s quite roomy, set up like an Italian piazza, but indoors. Little water fountains…
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Tiramisu at Bateel

Being a bit of a Tiramisu freak, I tend to order it whenever it’s on the dessert menu.  Yes, the Saudi version does lack a drop of liqueur, but I still have difficulty looking at other desserts when Tiramisu is…
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La Vela

I just finished a meal at La Vela that was a little disappointing. I ordered beef, medium rare, with pepper sauce and veges. The sauce was peppery. The veges crunchy – just how I like them. The baby carrots were…
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Pauls For Lunch

Enjoying a turkey and Brie sandwich at Pauls on the outdoor verandah. Awaiting my coffee and planning to order sweets. As per my first visit to Pauls on Tahalia soon after they opened, the only truly disappointing aspect of my…
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The Villa Restaurant – Thai, Pinoy, Asian.

Mr Finland loves The Villa Restaurant in Aruba St.  He is of the opinion that The Villa Restaurant serves the best Thai food in Riyadh. Not being a Thai food connoisseur I couldn’t tell you if he’s right about that, but the…
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Pear ‘n Date Temptation at Bateel

Last night I enjoyed a delicious main meal of lamb loin on fava beans and artichoke in jus followed by a sweet pear ‘n date temptation dessert.  The lamb was so tender and cooked to perfect medium rare – exactly…
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Vapiano on Tahalia

Vapiano on Tahalia Street, right next to Localiser Mall, is an Italian diner.  The wooden staircase curving its way to the Vapiano dining area is an indication of the setting you’ll meet once at the top – casual, relaxed, open,…
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Praline Pattiserie

Yummy delights greet the eye at Praline Patisserie on Sulamaniyah-Talateen.   Delicious pastries and slices.  Macarons, croissants and tasty looking baguette bread sandwiches adorn the counter.  Funky muted music  from the 50’s complements the French decor and is currently playing in the…
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