Maison de Zaid
The ‘Maison de Zaid’ is a new restaurant and Gelateria situated in the heart of Jeddah on Abdul Maqsood street Rawda. Opposite Oasis Lebanese Restaurant. It is a favourite breakfast spot nowadays.
I was in search of a new restaurant for breakfast with the group of my friends. This time we decided to try something different. When we were discussing the venue, meanwhile one of our friends suggested us to try this restaurant in her neighbourhood. When I saw the pictures of pancakes and ambience of the Maison the Zaid, on their website, I was convinced to go there. We finalise the venue for our next breakfast.It was quite tricky to find the location, but once we saw the place and the beautiful façade of the restaurant, we knew we are here.
As you enter the place you are welcomed by a magnificent setting, beautiful lighting, a delightful marriage of antique furniture and the luxuries of modernity. The first encounter was Gelateria(an Italian ice-cream bar) with a dozen of mouth-watering gelato. Inside the restaurant, sitting at any table, you have a wonderful view of the kitchen where you can see the chefs working. For those who didn’t book a table, were waiting, there was a cosy lounge with aged leather armchairs and pictures of beautiful quotations displayed on the walls in a unique way.
The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering pancakes and starters. Mini Pancakes (Pistachio, Nutella, Kinder, Whole-wheat) looked really delicious that you can’t resist. I had the Arabic breakfast with an English tea, and pistachio cake accompanied, while my friend tried the French omelette served with sundried tomatoes and a mozzarella strudel.
They were exquisite. The egg specialities menu has varieties of omelette like Cheese Omelette, Vegetable Omelette cooked with bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, with mixed spices and potatoes on the side. I found menu quite pocket-friendly. Pancake selections were very tempting, which really thrilled us.
We planned a surprise birthday celebration for our friend. The birthday wish wooden board was decorated with the fresh strawberries and Nutella chocolate, and pistachio cake was looking appetising. It all was followed by a birthday song by the restaurant staff. That was very delightful.
All the products were fresh, and the dishes had the warmth of home-made food. The chefs take great care in selecting the best quality ingredients. The restaurant also caters for all tastes by providing a large selection of the best gelato, which is pricey but worth money.
I had a pleasant dining experience with food of the most exquisite flavours. For this reason, I highly recommend going to the Maison de Zaid restaurant.
Article and Photos by Humera Chowdhry