Breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh: the ultimate in luxury

Al Orjouan breakfast buffet at the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is known for its exceptional hospitality, and its breakfast buffet – served in the splendid surroundings of the Al Orjouan restaurant – is no exception.

Stepping into the dining room, diners are greeted with an atmosphere of luxury and indulgence, with sparkling chandeliers and gold accents adding a touch of traditional glamour to the ambiance.

But it’s the food that will leave you truly mesmerized. It’s a feast for the senses, with a selection so extensive that you may find yourself getting lost in the choices. Pretty much anything you could want is on offer here, with dishes to satisfy every craving.

The moment you take your first bite, it’s clear that the chefs at Al Orjouan have spared no expense in sourcing the best ingredients available.

Al Orjouan breakfast buffet at the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

Fresh fruits are abundant, with colorful and juicy options from around the world. The cheese selection is a standout, with a range of options that are nothing short of impressive. From soft and creamy brie to tangy feta, and sharp cheddar, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one.

The real highlight of the breakfast buffet is the live cooking stations. The chefs at the Ritz-Carlton are masters of their craft, taking classic Middle East dishes like shakshuka and foul medames and elevating them to new heights.

One dish that’s a must-try is the mini cocotte with truffle scrambled eggs. The eggs are rich and creamy, with a generous helping of earthy truffle taking the dish to a whole new level –it’s truly indulgent and unforgettable.

But the options don’t stop there; there are at least six different types of honey and even more varieties of dates, all manner of breads, pastries, meats and more.

As you tuck into your sixth plate of cheese, take note of the stunning surroundings, with a sprawling dining room curving around the extensive buffet offering. You’ll find intimate crescent-shaped sofa spaces tucked at the back of the room, offering a more private experience.

The attention to detail is impressive, from the design of the table settings to the color scheme that matches the restaurant’s name, Al Orjouan, meaning “purple” in Arabic.

And when it comes to beverages, beyond the usual selection of fruit juices and coffee, the signature serves are the stars of the show.

Drinks at the Al Orjouan breakfast buffet at the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

One of the most popular is the Green 600, which is inspired by the hotel’s 600-year-old olive tree. This refreshing mix of green apple, cucumber, and spinach is infused with the hotel’s signature olive leaf and served over a spinach and olive-infused ice. The result is a smooth and invigorating drink that’s packed with nutrients.

Another must-try is the refreshing and sophisticated Radiant Rose, made with grenadine, fresh pomegranate, elegant Taif rose, and fresh citrus. The combination of flavours is both sweet and tangy, and the drink’s beautiful pink colour makes it a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

For those who prefer a more earthy flavour profile, the Mountain Harvest is a great option. This fresh juice is made with freshly pressed carrot and orange, and it’s churned through with fresh distillates of ajwain and Taif mint. The juice is then sweetened with saffron-infused honey and topped with a mint and spinach granite.

If you’re a fan of protein shakes, the Ritz-Carlton has you covered too. The Whey to Go shake is a refreshing blend of freshly pressed cucumber, ginger juice, and a touch of sea salt. It’s then shaken up with whey and topped with soda, creating a delicious and nutritious drink that’s perfect for starting your day off right.

With an atmosphere of pure opulence, exceptional service, and a breakfast buffet that’s truly in a league of its own, the Ritz-Carlton’s Al Orjouan is the ultimate in luxury. Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory, there’s something to suit every taste, making this the perfect start to any day in Riyadh.


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