Quiet background music might have warmed up the atmosphere and made the place feel less empty. We asked why they did not have music but the waiter just shrugged his shoulders and said well this is Riyadh. I've found many of restaurants nowadays have started to play soft background music and this makes such a huge difference to the overall comfort of the restaurant.
We ordered the cream of broccoli soup for starters which is served in a bread bowl. It was absolutely heavenly! The soup was creamy and soft but not too heavy or with too strong of a broccoli taste to it. Probably one of the best dishes I have ever tried in Riyadh. I would go back just to have this soup again. The bread bowl was so good we finished the entire meal in minutes and our daughter loved this too. You can scrape off the yummy bread with your spoon and it becomes a wholesome meal.
For main courses we tried the beef and chicken nachos platter,chicken pasta and lemon chicken. I liked how they had new flavors to choose from for the pasta dishes. The chicken pasta was an interesting combo of gorgonzola cheese, broccoli, basil, tomato, mushrooms and fresh parsley. All the flavors worked well together and the cheese did not come off too strong, The nachos platter was not that great, most of the nachos were soggy and the beef strips were dry. The lemon herb chicken was satisfactory and the meat was tender but a bit bland in flavor.
The bakery is supposed to serve some delicious pies but to our disappointment they had no pies available at the time, only a choice of few cakes and some muffins. The reason they told us was that the bakery was not yet in full function. If we were in another country this would be very strange, but for Saudi-Arabia six months after opening is still early and not much can be expected in terms of progress.
The Coco's breakfast menu sounded very tempting and I'm sure going to try it out some day! I would recommend Coco's for couples for a romantic night out or a group of friends.
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My review of Coco's also appears on Riyadheats website: http://www.riyadheats.com/food-and-drink/restaurants/cocos/
Value For Money: ****
Kid Friendliness: **
Romance Factor ****