Voting has closed for the FACT Dining Awards Riyadh 2023

After ten months, voting for the FACT Dining Awards Riyadh 2023 is officially closed.

Having spent the last two years dining across Saudi Arabia, FACT has become the authority when it comes to eating out in the Kingdom. This year, for the first time ever, we will celebrate the best restaurants in the Kingdom at the FACT Dining Awards Riyadh.

Whilst the votes are collated and verified. Here’s what you can expect from the awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 November 2023.

Scheduled to take place at the Saudi Feast Food Festival (close to King Saud University) in partnership with the Saudi Culinary Arts Commission, the inaugural FACT Dining Awards Riyadh will see 37 awards given out across 17 categories, covering more than 100 nominees. Eligible nominees have been contacted with details regarding the exclusive invite-only event.

The FACT Dining Awards Ryadh is a celebration of Saudi Arabia’s vibrant food and beverage scene. Winners are awarded based on public votes and critics’ opinions, with each category featuring two awards, the BEST and the FAVOURITE. The BEST is the critic’s choice, decided by the FACT editorial team and an independent panel of industry experts, whilst the FAVOURITE is determined through an online public vote.

The list of awards:
  • All Day Dining 
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Cafe
  • North American & Caribbean
  • Latin American
  • Steakhouse
  • Indian
  • European
  • Middle Eastern & North African
  • Pan Asian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Al Khobar & the Eastern Province
  • Jeddah
  • Homegrown Saudi Cuisine
  • Newcomer
  • Restaurant of the Year 2023

Sponsors on the night will include Classic Fine Foods, Lyre’s, the Saudi Culinary Arts Commission and our trophy partner, Crystal Corporation.

The FACT Dining Awards is part of a wider initiative by FACT Magazine FZ LLC with popular dining awards taking place in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and Dubai.

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As editor-in-chief of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publication, David is a self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado, championing all things food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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