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The definitive guide to the new 1364 in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter

From celebrity chefs to wellness wonders, here’s where to eat, drink and shop.

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter is a luxury location that brings together homegrown and international brands. The date refers to the founding date of Saudi Arabia, and the area is home to the world’s embassies. Upon completion, the venue will boast world-class restaurants, classy cafés and state-of-the-art wellness centres. Admire the architecture, gorgeous greenery and water features. Here it the essential guide to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter.  


AB Steak by Akira Back

Japanese Chef Akira Back is flexing his culinary muscles at 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. The spectacular steak restaurant specialises in dry-aged premium meat for up to 30 days. Drawing its inspiration from Korean barbecues, it offers a sophisticated dining experience. If existing menus are anything to go by, expect Snow Flower Kkotsal, Wagyu Chadol and Wagyu Deung Shim.

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Akira Back Riyadh

Chef Akira Back is the mastermind behind several Michelin-starred restaurants. Now, he is bringing one of his most critically acclaimed concepts to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter with the opening of Akira Back Riaydh. The menu showcases Japanese cuisine with Korean and international influences. Popular dishes include AB tacos, salad, sashimi, signature rolls, soup and sushi.

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Angelina Paris

Dating back to 1903, Angelina Paris is an institution. The tearoom is home to a superb selection of brews and pretty pastries. The brand has 30 locations around the world, and is now opening in 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. Sip the day away at this venue, which brings chic to the capital. Indulge in eclairs, millefeuilles, pies and the ever-popular hit chocolate.

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

Cipriani Dolci

If you always have room for dessert, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Cipriani Dolci is opening at 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. Created by the Cipriani family, they opened the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy in 1931. The venue attracted famous faces including Katherine Hepburn, Orson Welles and Ernest Hemmingway. Now, the one-stop shop for decadent Italian desserts will bring Venetian elegance to Riyadh. Expect decadent desserts such as the Torta Di Cioccolato and Vanilla Meringue Cake.

Cipriani Dolci


Channel your inner influencer at EL&N. Famous for its floral décor, the brand is known for its Instagrammable interiors. EL&N can already be found in Riyadh’s Panorama Mall, Riyadh Front, Riyadh Park Mall and The Zone Mall, and now it’s coming to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. Expect pretty plates and plenty of pink. The drinks menu covers hot coffee, iced coffee, lemonade, frappe and mocktails. The food menu covers breakfast, brunch, toasties, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and desserts. 

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Ewan by Bateel 

Ewan by Bateel marks the brand’s first fine-dining restaurant. The restaurant will be designed by the San Francisco architecture company Gensler, and developed by Unified Real Estate Development Company. The brand is best known for Café Bateel, which can be found across the region and is known for its gourmet date shops. 

Ewan By Bateel

Glaze Donut Boutique

Glaze Donut already has a loyal fan base in Riyadh. The artisanal bakery has a reputation for its sweet treats, which are baked from scratch. Sure, you can order The OG (that’s its name), but we encourage you to try the creative concoctions. The options include Hole Lotta Cinnamon, Homer, Lotus Bomb, Pump Up The Jam, and Nutella Crunch. Plus, personalised products are available. 

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

Jazean Coffee

Something is brewing at 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. It’s the Saudi Arabian coffee company, Jazean Coffee. Creating in the Kingdom and shared with the world, the brand prides itself on its blends. Each local bean has been handpicked, and the coffees have been created with care. If you like what you taste, there is a shop selling the different blends, from Al Aswad Mountain to Tallen Mountain. 

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

Jones The Grocer

Say g’day to Jones the Grocer, an Australian retailer and restaurant. The brand has opened across the GCC, and at Ramla Terraza in Riyadh. Now, it’s coming to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. The company is famous for its artisanal charcuterie, cheese room, bakery and gourmet groceries. Plus, the existing restaurant serves breakfasts, burgers, pastas and more.

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

L’Occitane Cafe Riyadh

For a casual yet classy café, head to L’Occitane Cafe Riyadh.Created by the organic skin and body care company, it brings its ethos to its café. Guests can expect a seasonal menu, which is inspired by France. Brilliant for breakfast, the existing branches serve dishes ranging from a Pancake Trio to Superfood Acai. The L’Occitane Signature Breakfast includes a bread basket, viennoiseries, and orange juice. 

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

Ralph’s Coffee

When coffee is your must-have accessory in the morning, Ralph’s Coffee has you covered. The fashion house is opening a charming café in 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. The first Ralph Lauren café opened in New York, and it has bought trucks to Doha, London, Miami and Tokyo. If previous projects are anything to go by, get ready for some double-tap décor, which will reflect the brand’s all-American, college kid look. 

Ralph Lauren café


Founded in 2017 in the UAE, Saddle Café is a succulent success story. The concept started as a single food truck serving speciality brews. Now, it can be found across 14 locations, and is coming to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. Created by the Emirati entrepreneur Mohamed Al Falasi, it showcases Arabic coffee and draws inspiration from Arabian equestrian culture. Plus, the team prides itself on sourcing the finest beans from across the globe.

Saddle Café

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse can already be found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and now it is heading to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. The restaurant-meets-concept-store is a contemporary, casual spot. The menu includes Mediterranean-inspired dishes, which use high-quality ingredients and seasonal produce. Listen up, the brand aims to create a community, and even has its own podcast. 

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Base & Boon

Base & Boon has been buffing its stuff in Riyadh’s salon scene. Located in Alaqiq Plaza, the original venue is a popular place for manis and pedis. Now, it is expanding to 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter, and visitors can expect its signature service. If you love nail art, then book yourself an appointment with one of the terrific technicians. Plus, if the brand’s previous branch is anything go by, which hosted a Fendi pop-up, look out for fashionable collaborations.  

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

Ranim & John’s

Ranim & John’s is a brilliant beauty salon. Whether you’re after a blow dry or bridal make-up, it has a range of services. The expert team are on hand to help. The hair treatments range from colour to styling. The nails range from manicures to pedicures. Plus, there are lash extensions, eyebrow threading and make-up services.

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter


It’s not just about food and drink at 1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter. Dermaklinik specialises in health and wellness. The clinic brings together leading doctors, state-of-the-art equipment, and cutting-edge technology. The aim is to provide world-class cosmetic care and dermatology services. 

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter


Saudi Arabia’s PIF is behind Kayanee. Specialising in women’s wellbeing, the brand focuses on mental, physical, and social health. The treatments cover fitness, nutrition, learning and more. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud is the chair of the company, and it has been created in line with Saudi Vision 2030. 

Kayanee Riyadh


Brass Monkey

Get ready to monkey around at Brass Monkey. Great for big kids – we’re not judging – the gaming centre has swagger. Come for the bowling alley, but stay for the pool tables, basketball machines, and old-school arcades. The restaurant is a great way to celebrate (or drown) your sorrows, and includes comfort food classics and mocktails.

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Muvi Cinemas

Lights, camera, 1364. Cinemas opened in the Kingdom in 2018, and audiences have been flocking to see films ever since. Muvi Cinemas is Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown cinema company, and it opened its doors in 2019. Now it is expanding in the Diplomatic Quarter, and will screen the latest films, from Arab cinema to Hollywood blockbusters.  

1364 in the Diplomatic Quarter

GO: Visit https://1364ah.com for more information. 

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