Largest Café Bateel Opens in Riyadh’s Prestigious Olaya District

Bateel International is delighted to announce the opening of Café Bateel in the prestigious retail and residential Olaya district of Riyadh. Drawing on its heritage and rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the expansive new venue is the largest café in the global Bateel portfolio, covering almost 9,000 square feet and seating up to 350 guests. The elegantly designed café also features an impressive rooftop terrace for al fresco dining with a spectacular view.

Culinary discovery is at the heart of the Café Bateel experience. Serving gourmet food and beverages, the new café will provide unrivalled offerings, whether for a healthy breakfast, light lunch, or wholesome dinner, all delivered through sophisticated and unobtrusive service in a warm and inviting setting.

Spencer Ayers, General Manager, Café Bateel comments: “We are proud to introduce Café Bateel Olaya, to the residents in Riyadh. Our team has travelled around the world for the finest ingredients and we are looking forward to introducing exceptional ‘Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel’ to food connoisseurs in the city. The café showcases a fabulous new and luxurious design, well-suited for hosting grand occasions, such as weddings and other high-profile gatherings.”

Centrally located in the heart of Riyadh, the new café is situated in the prominent Olaya neighborhood, next to iconic landmarks including the Al Faisaliyah Center and the Kingdom Centre. The prime and admired location is perfectly suited for the premium Café Bateel brand and is accessible for residents in the distinguished community as well as those in the neighboring office towers.

This latest opening is the second Café Bateel to launch in Riyadh, with the first located nearby on the renowned Tahlia Street, and is a significant milestone in Bateel’s history. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International adds: “This expansion in Riyadh marks the start of an important year of growth for Bateel, which in 2016 will be celebrating an impressive 25 years since the launch of its first boutique.” Now an established name for the finest gourmet experiences, Bateel promises guests around the world a consistent commitment to excellence and culinary innovation upon every visit.

 

Bateel Makes a Debut in Kuwait Market

Bateel is delighted to announce its long-awaited entry into the Kuwait market with the opening of an exquisite boutique and premium café. Known for carefully selecting only the most prestigious locations, Bateel has chosen to launch in the renowned Avenues Mall. An admired homegrown brand with international acclaim, Bateel has a presence in 14 countries, with over 40 boutiques and 16 cafés across the globe.

The opening comes as a reflection of Bateel’s recent growth in the region. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International said: “Bateel’s launch in Kuwait follows our recent successful expansion in Riyadh and marks the continuation of an important year of growth for our brand. 2016 is also a milestone year for Bateel, as we will be celebrating an impressive 25 years since the launch of our first boutique.” Now an established name for the finest gourmet experiences, Bateel promises guests around the world a consistent commitment to excellence and culinary innovation upon every visit.

Culinary discovery is at the heart of the Bateel experience. The luxurious Bateel boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as nuts and dressings – it is an invitation to experience the exceptional. 

Café Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept: Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. Combining Mediterranean cuisine and a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the café will provide an unrivalled selection of delicious, wholesome dishes served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Spencer Ayers, General Manager, Café Bateel comments: “We are proud to introduce Café Bateel to Kuwait, a country well-known for dining out, food connoisseurs and premium brands. We believe the brand is perfectly suited for the market.”

For the first time, Bateel has partnered with Bishop UK, an award-winning interior design agency, to create a unique look and feel for the boutique and café, specifically for the Kuwait market. Customers can look forward to experiencing the earth-tone colours fused with natural elements, used to create an inviting and high-end atmosphere. The elegantly designed and breathtaking venue, the boutique and café combined, spans over 4,500 square feet. The café seats up to 150 guests and features an impressive balcony terrace on the first floor for al fresco dining.

Strategically located in the heart of Kuwait’s well-known Avenues Mall, Bateel’s location is perfectly suited for the premium brand and is accessible for mall-goers as well as food aficionados known to frequent the area and Kuwait City alike. The Bateel boutique and café are in phase two, close to phase three, of the Avenues Mall. Tina Memic, General Manager, Bateel Retail adds: “The prestigious retail location, among the most luxurious brands, positions the Bateel boutique in a prime location for customers.”

Bateel Celebrates 25 Years of Gourmet Excellence

Bateel marks its 25th year anniversary with celebrations starting from 1 May 2016. Beginning in agriculture with its date palm groves at Al Ghat, Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognised conglomerate with boutiques and cafes across the globe, from London to Jakarta. Synonymous with reinventing and elevating the date to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired gourmet food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence.

Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International, commented on this occasion: “Bateel is an ancient Arabic word for ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’ and like our namesake, our company has grown tremendously over the years. 2016 is an important year for Bateel as we are expanding our presence across the GCC region, as well as celebrating an impressive 25 years since the launch of our first boutique. I believe the success of the brand to date can be credited to our focus and emphasis on authenticity, quality, and innovation.”

Past

Bateel’s Owner and Chairman, Dr. Ziad Al Sudairi, encountered Atmar in 1989 and asked him to help build Bateel by marketing dates like Premium Swiss chocolates. Atmar shares, “At that time dates were just a standard commodity in supermarkets. We essentially introduced and developed a new concept, which did not exist before.”

The essential element in creating the gourmet market for dates was the elevation of quality to new heights by introducing innovation in farming and processing methods. Bateel has invested significantly in state-of-the-art cleaning and storage technology and strictly adheres to organic farming practices, using cultivation techniques that are as close to nature as possible and without the use of chemicals. Equally important has been creating a marketing platform to achieve a high degree of product differentiation to generate the desirability and pricing power required to transform a commodity to a luxury branded product line.

The first Bateel boutique opened in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and shortly after the product portfolio was expanded to include premium quality chocolates and fine foods. Taking the brand a step further, Café Bateel was launched in Dubai in 2007, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel.

Present

Today Bateel boutiques and cafés can be found in numerous locations around the world. Customers can also enjoy a one of a kind gourmet experience at Bateel’s first flagship store. The expansive venue, which opened last year, brings three Bateel elements together under one roof – the boutique, café and bakery.

Behind the established and well-respected company is a team of over 1,400 people representing 42 nationalities, who, over the years, have selflessly contributed to building a world class brand. Additionally, an equal employer, Bateel is proud to have a number of women holding senior management positions, across departments such as retail and marketing.

Future

2016 marks an impressive year of growth for Bateel, with 20 new boutique and café openings scheduled across the GCC region. February saw the opening of Café Bateel Olaya, in Riyadh’s prestigious district, and further openings are scheduled in new markets such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar in the coming months.

Innovation is at the heart of Bateel. Customers have already been able to enjoy a new range of chocolate tablets, which was introduced to the market earlier this month, and can look forward to a new line of gourmet tea in the summer. Additionally, Café Bateel will continue introduce new seasonal menus each quarter, with a focus on wholesome and nutritious dishes.

As the holy month approaches, Bateel is pleased to unveil its premium and elegant Ramadan offering. From exquisite trays, to ornate silver platters, the collection is truly reflective of the brand’s Arabian heritage and pays tribute to the tradition of gift-giving during the festive period. Starting from AED 105, the Ramadan collection will be available across all branches in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait from 1 June onwards.

Bateel Launches In Ras Al Khaimah

Bateel International, a leading gourmet food business, is delighted to announce its first opening in Ras Al Khaimah in the renowned Al Naeem Mall. The new venue hosts both a retail boutique and café, offering residents a unique gourmet experience, for which the brand is well-known worldwide.

Café Bateel offers Mediterranean cuisine paired with a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. The retail boutique houses a full range of gourmet products for the ultimate indulgence and gifting destination. Tina Memic, General Manager Bateel Retail shares; “We are looking forward to showcasing our extensive boutique offerings in Ras Al Khaimah, including our exquisite dates and premium chocolates. Our wide selection of luxurious and traditional gift packaging, including our recently launched new Ramadan themed collection, offers residents in the Emirate suitable choices for all occasions.”

Covering close to 4,000 square feet, the expansive venue is conveniently situated in the heart of Al Naeem Mall. Elegantly appointed with modern and premium interiors, the café has al fresco outdoor seating that overlooks the neighboring creek. Additionally, indoor booths with shutters allow for private dining experiences. This launch follows the recent openings in Riyadh and Kuwait earlier this year. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International said: “We are delighted to announce our opening in Ras Al Khaimah in our commitment to bring the finest culinary experiences to a wider audience.”

Bateel Proudly Announces KSA Expansion in Al Khobar

Bateel proudly announces its latest expansion in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The elegantly designed Café Bateel and boutique concept in Khobar is located in Sheikh Avenue Mall, making it the third Café Bateel in the Kingdom. At almost 500 square meters and seating up to 110 guests, the café will be serving Mediterranean gourmet food and beverages. Promising an unrivalled offering, residents can choose from new seasonal menus each quarter that offer a range of healthy breakfasts, light lunches, gourmet dinners, artisanal pastries and signature desserts, brought to customers through a sophisticated setting with unparalleled service. The luxurious Bateel boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as nuts and nougats.
Tina Memic, GM of Retail and Operations, Bateel International, said: “Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Café Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.”

Time for Tea with Bateel

Bateel International is making a foray into the world of gourmet tea with the launch of a brand new range of exquisite loose leaf teas as well as the introduction of its very own Afternoon Tea to be served in selected Café Bateel locations.

Building on its reputation for delivering an exceptional gourmet experience to food lovers and coffee aficionados, Bateel has travelled the world to source only the finest teas for its discerning customers ensuring tea lovers now have a myriad of choices to enjoy in their own homes or at Bateel’s.

Already offering a premium range of blends and infusions in its Cafés, Bateel has now expanded this to offer an exquisite range of gourmet teas from one of the most iconic tea estates in the world, the Makaibari Tea Estate in India, home to the world’s first tea factory, and one of the most expensive tea varieties in the world – the Silver Tips Imperial, which Bateel is bringing exclusively to the Middle East.

Renowned for its health benefits, tea is often described as an elixir and a great alternative for health-conscious consumers seeking a flavoursome, healthier alternative to coffee – perfect for this time of year when New Year’s Resolutions may need a pick-me-up. Bateel’s teas are no different and offer a delicious range of drinks bursting with antioxidants and unique flavours.

Bateel Boutiques are now offering the finest selection of gourmet teas available for purchase to enjoy at home or to gift to friends for that ‘something different’. The Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial tea, once the world’s most expensive, is an exquisite Darjeeling Oolong with a delicious light and floral taste of mango and frangipani. Handpicked only under the light of a full moon just a few times a year, this tea is the perfect addition to Bateel’s fine food offering providing a unique and much sought after gourmet experience always expected from the brand.

Extending this offering even further and bringing a new exceptional gourmet experience to its customers, Café Bateel is launching its own Afternoon Tea. Reimagining this time honored tradition, Bateel continues to seamlessly marry Western influences with its quintessentially Middle Eastern touch. With bites including a Baba Ghanoush toast served alongside a classic smoked salmon finger sandwich and the Khidri Date Opera cake served alongside a traditional English fruitcake as well as freshly baked scones, premium preserves and the finest clotted cream; this Afternoon Tea is definitely one to enjoy this winter.

Speaking of this new collection, Tina Memic, General Manager, commented, “At Bateel, we are always looking to bring exciting new gourmet experiences to delight our customers. Expanding our tea range is a natural next step for us and the Makaibari Tea Estate is a perfect pairing – it is a brand with an exceptional heritage and something brand new to the Middle East. These teas really are some of the finest in the world; organic, bio-dynamically farmed, handpicked with utmost care and Fair Trade Certified. We are very excited to offer these to our customers – both through our Boutiques and for enjoying over Afternoon Tea in our Cafés with friends and family.”

Bateel’s Afternoon Tea is served on a stunning three-tiered silver tray filled with delicious bites, accompanied by the customer’s choice of exquisite tea blend. Available in Café Bateel outlets in Arabian Ranches, JBR The Walk and DIFC.

Bateel Gourmet Teas are available to purchase in all Bateel Boutiques.

Bateel International Announces its Long-Awaited Debut in Qatar With Six New Locations Confirmed

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and confectionary from London to Jakarta, Bateel International now brings its offerings to Qatar’s capital, Doha for the first time. Doha residents and tourists alike will finally be able to delight in gourmet delectable bites from Bateel’s boutiques and cafés!

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

With a series of openings taking place from this month across the first quarter of 2017, General Manager, Tina Memic, remarked “Bateel has been long awaited in Qatar and we are delighted to finally be able to bring the highest quality gourmet experiences and outstanding customer service to residents through our network of new locations across the city”.

Set to open six new cafés and boutiques in some of Doha’s most prestigious locations, Bateel is ready to introduce the capital to a new world of gourmet delights. A brand new boutique and café opened their doors to the much anticipated Mall of Qatar location earlier this month. These will be followed by another café set to open later this month at the iconic Doha Tower, also known as the Burj Doha.

2017 will see a period of continued growth in the country, with a further three openings; a café and boutique in Doha Festival City as well as a dual-purpose location in the Lagoona Mall, which will offer both a café and boutique under one roof.

2016 has been a year of expedited growth for the brand, with store and café openings across Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director Bateel International, commented on this occasion: “Bateel is Arabic for ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’ and like our namesake, our company has grown tremendously over the years. 2016 has been a stellar year for Bateel as we expanded into several new key markets across the GCC, as well as celebrating our 25th anniversary.”

Past

Founded in 1991, Dr. Ata shares, “At that time dates were just a standard commodity in supermarkets, and we essentially introduced and developed a new concept, which did not exist before.” Bateel had a strong vision to market the dates like premium Swiss chocolates. Introducing innovations in the farming and processing techniques in the Bateel farms in Al Ghat, in the historic green valleys of the Tuwayq Mountains, they elevated the date quality tremendously, turning an agricultural product into a luxury food item.

The first Bateel boutique opened in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and shortly after they expanded the product offering to include premium quality chocolates, pastries, and fine foods from around the world. Extending the Bateel experience evening further, the launch of Café Bateel introduced a new concept in casual dining in 2007 with the first café opening in Dubai.

Present

Today the brand operates both boutiques and cafés globally, last year saw the opening the first flagship store in The Walk at JBR. The expansive venue is the first in the world to bring three Bateel elements together under one roof, combining the boutique, bakery and café to offer guests an exceptional, one of a kind gourmet experience.

All Bateel dates are still sourced from their own farms in Al Ghat which are operated solely by and for Bateel. The team have made a significant investment in state-of-the-art cleaning and storage technology and strictly adhere to a policy of organic farming practices, using cultivation techniques that are as close to nature as possible and without the use of chemicals.

Bateel Announces First Opening in Oman

Bateel International is delighted to announce its first opening in the prestigious Al Mouj Muscat development. The new venue marks the entrance in the Oman market and will offer Oman residents and tourists a unique gourmet experience, for which the brand is well-known worldwide.

Café Bateel offers Mediterranean cuisine paired with a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International comments; “We are very proud to showcase and extend Bateel’s offers to the Omani market aligned in our commitment to bring the finest culinary experiences to a wider audience.”

Catering for 170 guests, the venue is the first café in the country and is conveniently situated in iconic Al Mouj Muscat. Elegantly appointed with modern and premium interiors, the café also offers a beautiful al fresco outdoor seating, facing the stunning waterfront setting in Al Mouj Marina.

This will be Bateel’s first café opening, adding to the three retail locations that the brand already has in Muscat and which will be managed by Bateel International from January 2017.

 

Bateel Bakery Offers Organic Gourmet Bread

1Bateel International reveals its secrets to organic premium quality fresh homemade baked breads while keeping its commitment to innovation. Focusing on providing customers with premium quality products, Bateel Bakery focuses on organic, fair trade ingredients paired with renowned Bateel dates as a key ingredient in artisanal cakes and pastries.

Flour, the most important ingredient used in baking the bread, is carefully selected and imported from small mills in the South of France and used in preparing different homemade breads that are naturally fermented and traditionally baked to perfection.

Health conscious customers can enjoy the popular organic sour-dough bread as well as pumpkin seed bread. The selection of breads and patisserie items at Bateel Bakery have no artificial ingredients and added sugar or syrup. Most cakes and pastries are sweetened with dhibs instead of sugar, making them a healthier alternative. For customers looking for a more Middle Eastern delicacy, the Zataar Baguette is a Bateel Bakery creation that can’t be missed.

Tina Memic, COO of Bateel International said, “In an uncompromising commitment to quality, Bateel is always keen to provide the highest quality products to its customers. The ingredients selected provide organic, fair trade products as they reflect both the prestige and the innovation that are the hallmarks of the Bateel brand.”

Bateel bakeries offer a selection of typically French artisanal cakes and delicious Danish pastries. Additionally, customers can look forward to indulging in signature Bateel date creations, like delicious date and pecan bread, and mouthwatering sticky date pudding that is served hot, topped with vanilla ice-cream.

Bateel Bakery has a fantastic range of dried fruits bread rich with figs, dates, and pecan nuts. Also traditional fruit cake with orange, dates and seasonal fruits.

Located in Town Centre, Arabian Ranches and Marina Walk, the bakeries also offer a pre-order service for special occasions as well as a delivery service. 

Discover your preferred ‘cup of tea’ withBateel

Established as one of the most sought after locations for the best Qahwa in town, Bateel now enters the tea market, a natural progression for the industry leader in gourmet fine foods. Created to be able to experience the exquisite flavour of Bateel’s exquisite teas in the comfort of their own homes.

Packaged in delicate cotton gourmet tea bags in order to enable the tea to develop its full flavours, the new line of Bateel teas includes robust flavours from around the world. The dynamic Bateel Gourmet Tea Collection includes a variety of blends crafted for every palate, from full moon harvests in Sri Lanka, to biodynamic tea blends such as the Bateel Earl Grey Fleurs Blues and the Bateel Chinese Green Tea. The new collection offers nine new blends, including a smooth yet melodious Bateel Rooibos des Vahines, a selection of full-bodied black teas from India, including the Bateel Darjeeling Finest and The Du Hammam tea all best enjoyed with Bateel’s finest dates.

Each a gourmet journey in itself, these Bateel packaged teas form the beginning of a new segment for Bateel Gourmet, with 6 new loose teas to be added. Speaking of the new collection, General Manager, Tina Memic says: “Our teas are unique and very popular in the cafes, just like any other ingredient, we have selected the best tea producers, and therefore demand was very high. It was the natural best step to expand the Bateel horizons in this direction.” 

Bateel Announces KSA Expansion in Jeddah and Dammam

Right at the close of the summer, Bateel will be opening their largest luxury Boutique in the Kingdom in Dammam and a Bateel boutique concept in Jeddah, marking these as their seventh and eight Saudi Arabia boutiques respectively. Culinary discovery is at the heart of the Bateel experience and that is exactly what these new boutiques brings to the Kingdom.

The elegantly designed Bateel Flagship Boutique concept in Jeddah is located in the Al Andalus Mall, making it the third Bateel flagship in the city. At almost 90 square meters the boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as date biscuits, nuts and dressings – it is an invitation to experience the exceptional.

Tina Memic, COO, and Bateel International, said: “Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence.”

The luxurious Bateel boutique in Dammam is located in Riviera mall and will showcase the full range of Bateel gourmet products including high quality dates and premium chocolates. The boutique, a new flagship – the largest Bateel Boutique in the Kingdom, offers a selection of gifts suitable for all occasions, including options for all celebrations featuring exquisite trays and ornate silver platters, reflecting the brand’s Arabian heritage and paying tribute to the tradition of gift-giving.

The opening of the Dammam Boutique marks the seventh Bateel boutique in Saudi Arabia and is a reflection of Bateel’s recent growth in the region. Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International said: “We are pleased to announce the arrival of Bateel in new cities in Saudi Arabia as it is a key market for us, and the birthplace of Bateel. The expansion follows our recent successful launches in the region, as we celebrate 25 years since the launch of the first Bateel boutique making 2016 a milestone year.”

Love is in the air this Valentine’s at Bateel International

Bateel International is delighted to showcase its new range of exquisite gifts for this Valentine’s season available throughout Bateel Boutiques across the GCC.

Maintaining its reputation for beautifully-designed packaging, Bateel’s Valentine’s gift selection is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach with exquisite heart-shaped boxes in deep purples and dusky pinks filled with luxury chocolates and gourmet dates.

Gift buyers can customise each box with their selection of delicious treats, such as Bateel’s deliciously indulgent heart-shaped hazelnut pralines encased in the finest chocolate and individually wrapped in red, pink, silver or gold foils – perfect for gifting to that special someone.

Tina Memic, General Manager, adds: “Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved one how much you care. At Bateel, we pride ourselves on offering beautiful gifts perfect for every occasion and our Valentine’s hearts are just this. They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and whilst we wholeheartedly agree, we also feel nothing touches the heart quite like a gift from Bateel.”

Crafted with care from the finest quality ingredients, these enchanting gifts promise to delight gourmands of all ages this February.

Bateel International Launches Second Qatar Location

Following a successful debut in the renowned Mall of Qatar last month, Bateel continues its tremendous expansion into the capital with a brand new café, which opened its doors to Doha Tower yesterday.

Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept: Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. Combining Mediterranean cuisine and a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the café will provide an unrivalled selection of delicious, wholesome dishes served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. With three locations now launched and a series of others under development for launch across 2017, General Manager, Tina Memic, remarked on these stating “Bateel is perfectly placed to deliver the highest quality gourmet experiences and outstanding customer service to Doha residents through our network of new locations across the city.”

Strategically located in the heart of Doha’s well-known business district of West Bay, the new café provides both an indoor and outdoor dining space. Bateel’s location is perfectly suited for nearby professionals seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a quieter setting. The Mall of Qatar and Doha Tower locations will soon be joined by new locations in Doha Festival Centre and Lagoona Mall as Bateel continues its expansion into Qatar.

Bateel International Announces First Café Bateel Launch in Jeddah

Having a well-established presence in the city, with boutiques opened in Andalus Mall, Stars Avenue Mall and Red Sea Mall, Bateel continues its significant expansion in the Saudi market with a brand new flagship café and boutique, which opened its doors this weekend. This new opening kick starts an exciting year of expansion into Jeddah for the gourmet brand.

Bateel has created a name for offering an elevated casual dining concept: Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. Combining Mediterranean cuisine and a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, the café will provide an unrivalled selection of delicious, wholesome dishes served in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere.

Representing the launch of Bateel’s full gourmet experience in Jeddah, Le Prestige is the first of three new sites to open there this year. Tina Memic, General Manager, remarked on the launch, stating “Based on the love for the Bateel brand we already experience in the Kingdom and the great success of Café Bateel in Riyadh, we felt it was time to share the ultimate Bateel experience with our friends in Jeddah so they can enjoy the absolute best of what Bateel has to offer.”

Strategically located in the new Le Prestige Mall on King Abdulaziz Branch Road just before Kings Road Tower, the new café and boutique is perfectly suited for a full family dining experience as well as friends seeking a premium café experience. Café Bateel’s extensive menu features a delicious range of breakfast options, pastas, salads, sandwiches and other main dishes, as well as Bateel’s famous Signature Qahwa and Sticky Toffee Pudding, whilst the Boutique offers an array of treats including Bateel’s gourmet dates, luxury wrapped chocolates and fine foods to be enjoyed in the comfort of the customer’s own home.

The Le Prestige location will soon be joined by new locations in Assila Tower and in Red Sea Mall, late into the first quarter of this year.

Fresh, Bright and Light: Café Bateel Launches a New Seasonal Spring Menu

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of a fresh, new seasonal menu for the upcoming spring season. Diners can delight in light, fresh and healthy options from soups and salads to mains and desserts, with special offerings for vegans too. Available now, the new menu will be offered in all cafes across the UAE, Kuwait, Riyadh and Jeddah throughout the season.

The innovative new menu includes a selection of hearty soups, refreshing salads, delectable main courses and delectable desserts. Highlights include the Bateel Caprese, a fresh ciabatta topped with pesto, plum tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and avocado, and the wholesome lamb confit and farro risotto, served with chick peas, Greek mushroom and caramelised onions. A new range of pastas make for perfect lunches, such as the Ciriole alla Genovese, a pairing of Umbrian ribbon pasta served with marinated chicken, green peas, potatoes and light creamy pesto. The new season brings options for all, with delicious vegan offerings from the Mediterranean soup to the pappardelle mushroom pasta. The new seasonal menu is a celebration of spring fresh flavours and produce, with light and hearty options to choose from

For those looking to reward themselves after a light meal, the new menu brings a variety of dessert options with two new sundaes to end the meal on a sweet note. With the pomegranate sundae, a medley of berries and ice cream and the chocolate hazelnut sundae, a more indulgent end to a light meal, Bateel’s new sundaes are the perfect desserts to prepare for the coming Middle Eastern heat.

The new seasonal menu is now available across all Café Bateel locations in the UAE, Kuwait, Jeddah and Riyadh through the spring season.

Celebrate Mums this Mother’s Day with Bateel

Bateel International, the GCC’s gourmet provider of choice, is the ideal destination for Mother’s Day.

With a choice of luxury gift boxes in modern whites, dusky pinks and vibrant purples, each delicately hand finished, Bateel’s beautiful designs make the perfect gift this Mother’s Day.

Just as no two mothers are the same, each of Bateel’s finely curated gift boxes are ready to be filled with a personalised selection from Bateel’s premium single origin chocolates, perfect for moments of sheer indulgence, or the finest organic dates, perfect for those who prefer a sweet but healthy treat, ensuring each gift is as unique and special as each individual mother.

At Café Bateel the sweetness continues with the most delicious cakes and pastries, presenting the perfect opportunity to indulge in some quality time together. Bateel’s renowned Lemon Meringue Tart is perfect for those who crave a timeless and delicious sweet treat. For the mums who desire a classic sweet fix, Bateel’s Dhibs Millefeuille is a decadent combination of fine French pastry layered with fresh cream blended with Bateel date dhibs. Bateel’s latest addition of raspberry rose lychee cheesecake is a perfectly pink, delicious dessert – a classic cheesecake on a crispy almond biscuit and vanilla sponge layered base, topped with raspberry and lychee jam.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates through date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are unrivalled in quality and taste and available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques and Cafés. 

Bateel Gourmet wins the Specialist Retailer Award at the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia Awards

Bateel Gourmet, the GCC’s much loved leading gourmet retail brand, is extremely proud to have won the Specialist Retailer Award at the GCC’s Food and Travel Arabia Awards 2017.

Bateel Gourmet’s extensive collection of delicious gourmet foods and delicacies are all made from wholesome, natural products and are known and loved throughout the GCC. From the finest organic dates and single origin chocolates through date-infused sweets and savories, to exquisite pastas and olive oil from Umbria, Italy, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods is unrivalled in quality and taste. Bateel Gourmet aims to constantly develop the range of products in response to changing trends and the tastes of their valued customers.

Tina Memic, General Manager of Retail Operations expresses, “Bateel Gourmet is extremely honored to have won the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia Award for Specialist Retailer. Bateel’s commitment to excellence and passion for the finest quality gourmet experience continues to drive the brand to great heights. As the market becomes more competitive with each passing year, we are delighted to be recognized for the unparalleled quality of Bateel products and exceptional customer service especially when faced with such stiff competition.”

Bateel Gourmet continues to cement its position as the GCC’s leading provider of gourmet foods. Loved by food aficionados and culinary professionals alike, Bateel’s dedication to supreme quality is recognized and celebrated regionally and internationally. 

The Date is set: Bateel Announces Mall of the Emirates Opening

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading gourmet provider, is delighted to announce its long-awaited opening at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Known for carefully selecting only the most prestigious locations, Bateel has chosen to unveil its latest flagship boutique at Mall of the Emirates. An admired homegrown brand with international acclaim, Bateel has a presence in 14 countries, with over 40 boutiques and 25 cafés across the globe.  Bateel looks forward to offering shoppers a unique gourmet experience coupled with warm, friendly ambience, for which the brand is well-known worldwide.

The elegantly designed Bateel boutique at Mall of the Emirates is located on Level One. Nestled prominently in the sweetest wing of the mall, the 80 square metre boutique showcases the full range of gourmet products and offers an extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From the highest quality organic dates and finest single origin chocolates, pralines and truffles, to other exclusive fine food products such as nuts and dressings – shoppers are invited to experience the exceptional.

Bateel’s success can be attributed to the origins of its name, an Ancient Arabic word meaning ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’. Like its namesake, the company has experienced tremendous growth over the years across the GCC. Tina Memic, General Manager of Retail and Operations, expresses, “The last year has been an extremely significant time for Bateel, having recently celebrated 25 years since the launch of the first Bateel boutique. I believe the success of the brand can be credited to the rich heritage of the past which is continuously celebrated, the commitment to quality in present operations and expansions and the team’s driving passion for innovation and creativity looking forward. A Bateel boutique in the much coveted Mall of Emirates is the perfect climax to this past year of celebrations and exponential growth.”

The Bateel Boutique offers a distinctly different experience. Renowned for inventing and cultivating the world’s only gourmet dates, today it is the ultimate indulgence and gifting destination. The Mall of the Emirates branch will undoubtedly be another sweet addition to Bateel’s expanding portfolio.        

Bateel International continues expansion across GCC with new opening in Qatar at Doha Festival City

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Doha Festival City Mall. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with branches across the globe from London to Jakarta. Following its expansion into Qatar in 2016, Bateel looks forward to adding Doha Festival City into its already dynamic portfolio.

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Located on Al Shamal Road, next to IKEA Qatar, Doha Festival City boasts more than 500 International stores and is set to become the country’s leading shopping venue. Bateel International is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at Doha Festival City, both prominently located.

Bateel’s café location is perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

The elegantly designed Bateel Boutique concept covers over 76 square meters and promises to be the ultimate destination for gifting and indulgence. The boutique will showcase the full range of gourmet products and offer and an extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From the highest quality organic dates and the finest single origin chocolates, pralines and truffles, to our other exclusive fine food products such as date biscuits, nuts and dressings - it is an invitation to experience the exceptional.

After having experienced a series of opening in the first quarter of the year, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “Bateel is perfectly placed to deliver the highest quality gourmet experience for the residents of Doha”.

 

Gift With Pride This Ramadan

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate destination for gifting this Ramadan. The brand draws on its rich Arabic heritage and passion for the unique to delight with an exquisite collection of luxurious and seasonally appropriate delicacies. Each item in the bespoke range of trays, hampers and hand-painted wooden gift boxes is produced to the finest quality to embrace and reflect the region’s rich tradition of elegant gift-giving; a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The selection is proudly offered across Bateel boutiques in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman in the build-up, and during the holy month.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. For 2017, boxes draw on vibrant influences from around the world, lovingly handcrafted so that no two items are the same. From the eye-catching henna on the Fantasia Boxes - a vibrant hand-painted design, to the more traditional Ramadan Kareem boxes, Bateel is proud to elevate the art of gift giving to new heights, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of delightful gourmet experiences.

Each gift box, tray and hamper is designed as a treasured piece of art, handcrafted with painstaking detail and lasting long after the contents have been savoured. The highlights of this year’s beautiful seasonal collection are the Antique Gold and Blue boxes, with mesmerizing designs that have been intricately hand-painted onto mirrored glass by Peruvian artists using hues of gold, silver and porcelain blue, taking close to 90 days to produce.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates, date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are peerless in their quality and taste. For those looking for the ultimate in personalized style, boxes can be filled with a generous selection of Bateel’s finest gourmet organic dates, whether plain, filled or chocolate coated. Guests seeking the finest indulgence may opt for a curated edit of premium single origin chocolates.

All Ramadan items are available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques and Cafés. The full collection can be viewed online at www.bateel.com

Bateel Gourmet wins the 3G Service Excellence Award at the Global Good Governance Awards 2017.

Bateel Gourmet, the GCC’s much loved leading gourmet retail brand, is extremely proud to have won the 3G Service Excellence Award at the Global Good Governance Awards 2017. The award recognises Bateel’s consistent excellence in quality and its core values in providing a service that goes above and beyond to bring gourmands the finest curation of culinary delights.

Bateel Gourmet’s extensive collection of delicious gourmet foods and delicacies are all made from wholesome, natural products and are known and loved throughout the GCC. From the finest organic dates and single origin chocolates through date-infused sweets and savories, to exquisite pastas and olive oil from Umbria, Italy, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods is unrivalled in quality and taste. Bateel Gourmet aims to constantly develop the range of products in response to changing trends and the tastes of their valued customers.

Tina Memic, General Manager of Retail Operations expresses, “Bateel Gourmet is extremely honoured to have won the 2017 Global Good Governance Award. The recognition of the service excellence award is a reflection of the values of quality, innovation, authenticity and integrity that we stand by at Bateel, re-emphasizing that when you have a premium brand, you have to be premium in all aspects. At Bateel, we aim to educate, inspire and delight people, from our staff to our customers and suppliers. We strive to do the right thing every time, driven by our values.”

Bateel Gourmet continues to cement its position as the GCC’s leading provider of gourmet foods. Loved by food aficionados and culinary professionals alike, Bateel’s dedication to supreme quality is recognized and celebrated regionally and internationally.

 

Bateel International Announces Newest Location at the Renowned Al Hamra Luxury Center in Kuwait

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Kuwait’s coveted Al Hamra Luxury Center. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with boutiques and cafes in major cities from London to Jakarta. Following the launch of its café earlier this year, at Al Bida’a, Bateel now announces a third location home to both a boutique and cafe, offering Kuwaiti gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting, just in time for Ramadan.

Located on the first floor of the Luxury Center, the newest location offers the world renowned taste of Bateel to visitors of the tallest Tower in the city, as well as a wide selection of Bateel gourmet products, including organic dates, the finest single origin wrapped chocolates and a range of gourmet gifts, all available for purchase.

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Located within one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Al Hamra Luxury Center is the city’s favourite spot for all those seeking leisure, luxury and everything in between. Bateel is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at this coveted location, both perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

Celebrating the new launch, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “This is our third opening in the city in the past year, with Avenues Mall being the first opening follower by Al Bida’a in January. We are incredibly proud of the success of our brand in Kuwait and equally thrilled to now be opening in Al Hamra Luxury Center. With our new opening we hope to share the Bateel experience with a wider audience, and offer both a Café and Boutique experience under one roof. Ahead of the Ramadan season, we are certain this location will fast become the ideal destination to purchase Ramadan gifts.”

Bateel International Announces Newest Location at the Renowned Assila Towers in Jeddah

Having established itself as the brand of choice for gourmet dates and delicious Mediterranean food with an Arabic twist, Bateel International is pleased to bring its offerings to Jeddah’s coveted Assila Towers. From humble beginnings in Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognized conglomerate, with boutiques and cafes in major cities from London to Jakarta. Following the launch of its first café in the city earlier this year, at Le Prestige, Bateel now announces a second location home to both a boutique and cafe, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting, just in time for Ramadan.

Spread across two floors, Jeddah’s newest Bateel location offers the world renowned taste of Bateel to visitors of the Assila Towers, as well as a wide selection of Bateel gourmet products, including organic dates, the finest single origin wrapped chocolates and a range of gourmet gifts, all available for purchase.

Known for reinventing and elevating dates to a gourmet product, Bateel has grown to become an admired food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. Furthermore, with its well-established expansion into the cafés segment, Bateel has created a name for itself, offering an elevated casual dining concept by combining Mediterranean cuisine and the rich tradition of Arabian hospitality, promising an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Located on along the Jeddah corniche, the Assila Towers have swiftly become the city’s favourite spot for all those seeking leisure, luxury and everything in between. Bateel is proud to launch not only its chic retail concept, but also its café at Assila Towers, both perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking a light bite and premium café experience as well as families and larger groups looking to dine in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

Celebrating the new launch, General Manager of Retail and Operations, Tina Memic, remarked “Following the popularity of our debut café at Le Prestige, we are incredibly excited to announce a second café location in Jeddah. With our new opening we hope to share the Bateel experience with a wider audience, and offer both a Café and Boutique experience under one roof. Ahead of the Ramadan season, we are certain this location will fast become the ideal destination to purchase Ramadan gifts. ”

Bateel International Unveils Ramadan Collection in Collaboration with Nina Ali

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, teamed up with influencer, Nina Ali to showcase its exquisite Ramadan Collection at the flagship branch at The Walk, JBR. Setting the scene for festivities ahead of the commencement of the holy month, the GCC’s leading provider of luxurious gifts and gourmet food, unveiled this year’s bespoke selection of luxurious and seasonally appropriate delicacies.

The celebrated JBR branch was adorned with glistening pieces from the newest range of luxurious gift boxes, trays and hampers from the GCC’s one stop destination for Ramadan gifting. From opulent silver trays laden with endless varieties of the brand’s famous gourmet dates to intrinsically hand-painted Peruvian glass boxes filled with premium gourmet delights, the event offered a true taste of Ramadan.  Guests such as Sheida Babereza and Farhana Bodi sampled this year’s Iftar menu, with celebrated Dubai chef, Lidija Abu Ghazaleh remarking on the highlights of the menu, the wholesome Lamb Confit and Farro Risotto and the creamy Chicken Fusilli. Olympian Maxim Bouchard commended the variety of healthy options on the hearty menu, whilst Gehna Advani complimented the Bateel Date Pudding for its rich and decadent flavours.

Following an informative and immersive date tasting session with General Manager, Tina Memic, Bateel announced the inspiration and influence behind this year’s curated collection of gifts, perfect for all.  Drawing on its rich Arabic heritage and passion for the unique, each item in the bespoke range of trays, hampers and hand-painted wooden gift boxes is produced to the finest quality to embrace and reflect the region’s rich tradition of elegant gift-giving; a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The selection is proudly offered across Bateel boutiques in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman in the build-up, and during the holy month.

From exquisite gift boxes filled with the finest organic dates and luxury chocolates, date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts, Bateel’s sophisticated selection of gourmet goods are peerless in their quality and taste. For those looking for the ultimate in personalized style, boxes can be filled with a generous selection of Bateel’s finest gourmet organic dates, whether plain, filled or chocolate coated. Guests seeking the finest indulgence may opt for a curated edit of premium single origin chocolates.

All Ramadan items are available throughout the GCC in Bateel’s constantly expanding network of chic Boutiques. The full collection can be viewed online at www.bateel.com

Perfecting the art of Eid Gifts with Bateel

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate stop for the perfect gifts for those near and dear this Eid al Fitr.

With one of  the most anticipated celebrations of the calendar just around the corner, Bateel launches an exquisite new range of traditional gift boxes, stunning silver trays, beautiful Italian glassware and gourmet hampers available in its network of boutiques across the GCC or at bateelonline.com. Fully customizable and available in a range of sizes, designs and shapes, Bateel is the answer to saying it with love this Eid, be it with the finest wrapped chocolates or the freshest, organic gourmet dates.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. For 2017 Bateel’s gift range draws on vibrant influences from around the world, lovingly handcrafted so that no two items are the same. From the eye-catching vibrance of the Arabian Nights boxes painstakingly hand-painted by artists in Peru, to the more traditional Eid Mubarak boxes reflecting the spirit of the season, to the elegant all-new Italian glassware range comprising of beautifully mouth blown vases, jars and plates finished with a real gold or silver application and designed specially to present the finest wrapped chocolates, Bateel is proud to have perfected the art of gift giving, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of delightful gourmet experiences.

The Bateel wrapped chocolate range is made of the finest ingredients and using the most delicious recipes and flavours; offering a premium range of delicious ganaches and pralines encased in single origin chocolate. Fill a box of choice with these delectable chocolate treats perfect for gifting the ultimate indulgence after a month fasting.

Now offering a convenient next day delivery throughout the UAE and KSA, gifting Bateel has never been easier. A wide range of the finest dates, gift boxes and gourmet hampers are available for online order and delivery at www.bateelonline.com allowing those celebrating to avoid the hustle and bustle of the malls and spend their time where it matters the most, with their loved ones. 

Celebrate summer with two new tantalising menus at Café Bateel

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of two new and delicious menus, set to add a dash of flavour and fun to mealtimes this summer. Diners can delight in fresh and healthy options from the Summer Seasonal menu, packed with a choice of innovative dishes or cool off with Café Bateel’s long awaited Sundae menu, which features decedent desserts that the whole family will love.

*The Summer Seasonal menu is available now and the Sundae menu will be available from 09.07.17in all cafés across the UAE.

Summer Seasonal menu

The refreshed menu includes a selection of healthy salads, wholesome main courses and delectable desserts. Highlights include the Tuna Superfood, a salad made with seared Saku tuna, a tangy quinoa mixed with avocado, jirjir, olives, onions, cherry tomatoes and grilled peppers, finished with a delicate apple dressing.  A new range of sandwiches and mains make for a perfect lunch option, with the Chicken Panini with Emmenthal, the healthy Goji Berry Spaghetti with tomato sauce, basil and seared Buffalo Mozzarella and the Chilean Seabass, culinary pleasures not to miss. The new menu celebrates the season, offering guests the perfect dining experience including a choice of delicious desserts with treats such as the Raspberry Tiramsu, with mascarpone cream layered with traditional Italian sponge fingers topped with raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries, providing a sweet finish.  

Sundae Menu

Guests are invited to cool off this summer with a range of indulgent delicacies to ignite the senses. Café Bateel’s new Sundae menu offers a choice of unique dessert combinations, Bateel’s famous Artisan ice creams, a choice of delicious ice cream shakes and of course some signature toppings for added flavourful excitement. Soon to be favourites include the Bateel Date Sundae, served with homemade yoghurt ice cream, warm caramel sauce, Chantilly whipped cream and caramelised pecans, or the Isfahan Sundae, a heady mix of Panna cotta ice cream with meringue pieces, Chantilly whipped cream, fresh raspberries and lychee, combined with a raspberry rose coulis, and the Lemon Tart Sundae, with lemon ice cream, meringue pieces, Chantilly whipped cream and a sweet crumble topping. The menu will leave diners spoilt for choice this summer, making Café Bateel the only place to stay cool this season.  

Bateel International announces newest location at Al Hamra Mall, Riyadh KSA

 

Bateel International is delighted to announce the opening of its sixth location in the city of Riyadh, at the prestigious Al Hamra Mall. From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognized and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry. With boutiques and cafés worldwide, this latest opening aligns with the company’s continued expansion plans. The Al Hamra Mall outlet will be home to both boutique and café, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for indulgence and gifting.

Bateel’s renowned boutique will provide a distinctly different offering to visitors of Al Hamra Mall. Recognised for inventing and cultivating the world’s only gourmet dates, today it is the ultimate food lover’s paradise. From authentic dates and exquisite chocolates, pralines and truffles, to other exclusive fine food products, shoppers will be sure to find the perfect gift to suit all occasions. From birthdays, seasonal celebrations to family dinner parties, guests will be spoilt for choice.

The new location will also present Café Bateel’s seamless blend of Mediterranean cuisine and the distinct tradition of warm Arabic hospitality. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with exciting seasonal and celebratory menus hand crafted by Bateel’s team of excellent chefs, guests are welcomed to an unforgettable culinary experience.

Located along Shaikh Hasan Ibn Hussain Ibn Ali Road. Al Hamra Mall is a city hot-spot and perfectly suited for busy shoppers seeking the perfect gift or to indulge in a premium gastronomic offering with Bateel Boutique & Café.

Location

Al Hamra Mall

Shaikh Hasan Ibn Hussain Ibn Ali Rd, King Faisal, Riyadh 13215, Saudi Arabia

Perfecting the art of Eid Gifts with Bateel

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator and curator of gourmet food experiences, is the ultimate stop for the perfect gifts for those near and dear this Eid al Adha.

With one of the most anticipated celebrations of the calendar just around the corner, Bateel present an exquisite range of gourmet gifts available in its network of boutiques across the GCC or at bateelonline.com. Fully customizable and available in a range of sizes, designs and shapes, Bateel is the answer to saying it with love this Eid, be it with the finest wrapped chocolates or the freshest, organic dates.

Celebrated worldwide for its exquisite packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel is a delightful source of inspiration for those looking for the perfect present for a colleague, family member or loved one. Bateel’s gift range is a chocolate lovers dream with eye-catching, jars and plates finished with a gold or silver application and designed specially to present the finest wrapped chocolates.  Bateel is proud to have perfected the art of gift giving, echoing the spirit of the region and its love of charming gourmet experiences.

The Bateel wrapped chocolates are available exclusively at Bateel’s network of Boutiques and are made of the finest ingredients, using the most delicious recipes and flavours; offering a premium range of delicious ganache and pralines encased in single origin chocolate. Fill a box of choice with these delectable chocolate treats perfect for the ultimate indulgence, to be savoured with family and friends.

Now offering a convenient next day delivery throughout the UAE and KSA, gifting Bateel has never been easier. A wide range of the finest dates and gift boxes are available for online order and delivery at www.bateelonline.com allowing those celebrating to avoid the hustle and bustle of the malls and spend their time where it matters the most.

The Art of Afternoon Tea – Curated by Bateel

Café Bateel announces the launch of its new Afternoon tea throughout the GCC, a curation of assorted gourmet treats served with a cup of Bateel’s finest. Having established themselves as the go to spot for the best Qahwa in town, Bateel now moves to the tea market, a natural progression for the industry leader in gourmet fine foods.

Pair your perfect afternoon with a side of gourmet treats, ideal for a day with the girls. Tea aficionados and food lovers alike can now find all the makings of the classic afternoon tea, with a Bateel twist, at Café Bateel outlets throughout the GCC. Bateel continues to seamlessly marry Western influences with its quintessentially Middle Eastern touch, from the Baba Ghanoush toast served alongside a classic salmon finger sandwich to Kholas Pecan Pie with a bite of traditional English fruitcake. Curating the perfect palate, Bateel provides a selection of teas to bring the diverse flavours together into one harmonious afternoon.

For those that want to carry the comfort of Bateel warm, robust and full bodied teas back to their own homes, the Bateel loose teas provide an excellent array of options fit for all palates. The new line of Bateel teas carries robust flavours from around the world, with each blend telling its own unique story. Sourced from the world’s oldest tea estate, the Makaibari teas tell a tale of tea heritage, with the Silver Tips Imperial Tea ranking among the world’s most expensive cups. Other Bateel luxury teas are sourced from the Palais des Thés in Paris, with this dynamic variety now available in Bateel boutiques there is sure to be a blend that is just your cup of tea.

Each a gourmet journey in itself, these Bateel teas form the beginning of a new segment for Bateel Gourmet. Whilst the Afternoon tea cater the Café’s loved fare to special afternoons spent with loved ones. Speaking of the new collection, COO of Bateel International, Henrik Anderson said: “Our teas are unique and very popular in the cafes, just like any other ingredient, we have selected the best tea producers, and therefore demand was very high. It was the natural best step to expand the Bateel horizons in this direction.”

The afternoon tea & fine loose leaf teas are now available in Bateel’s boutiques and cafés, in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, and Oman. The Afternoon tea is priced at AED 98 per person for the classic selection and AED 110 per person for the Gourmet selection.

UAE

Abu Dhabi: The Galleria, Nation Towers, 

Dubai: JBR, Marina Walk, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, DIFC, Town 

Centre, Arabian Ranches

Kuwait:

Avenues, Al Bidaa

KSA: 

Al Khobar: Al Shaikh Avenue 

Jeddah: Le Prestige Mall, Assila Tower

Riyadh: Al Hamra Mall,Tahlia Street, Olaya District

Oman: Muscat, The Waves

Bateel International announces newest location at Red Sea Mall, Jeddah

Bateel International is delighted to announce their most recent opening in the city of Jeddah, at the prestigious Red Sea Mall. From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry. With boutiques and cafés worldwide, this latest opening aligns with the company’s continued expansion plans. The Red Sea Mall will be home to Jeddah’s third Café Bateel, offering Saudi gourmands the ultimate destination for a fresh and flavourful foodie experience.  

The new location will combine Café Bateel’s seamless blend of Mediterranean cuisine and the distinct tradition of warm Arabic hospitality. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Bateel’s exquisite Afternoon Tea, with exciting seasonal and celebratory menus hand crafted by Bateel’s team of excellent chefs, guests are welcomed to an unforgettable culinary adventure.  

At 290 square meters and providing 119 seats with areas dedicated for families and singles, Café Bateel, Red Sea Mall, will offer busy shoppers a relaxed sanctuary to recharge the batteries and savour a delicious choice of fresh juices, hearty pastas, nourishing main course and indulgent desserts.

Ideally located in the northern suburbs of Jeddah, Red Sea Mall attracts a discerning crowd that will revel in a haven of gastronomic delight, at the new Café Bateel.

Bateel Red Sea Mall is now open.

Bateel proudly announces new location in iconic Selfridges & Co

Bateel, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailor of gourmet food, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in ionic department store, Selfridges & Co, London, United Kingdom. The opening marks the 2nd UK venue and an another successful step in the expansion plan outside of the GCC region.

Housed in a prime position within Selfridges, Bateel gourmet will offer visitors a truly authentic experience in the heart of London. Sure to please even the most demanding food connoisseurs, Bateel’s unique range of quality products are set to delight discerning London shoppers, looking for something different.

From extraordinary organic fresh or filled dates, chocolates and date-infused sweets, to exquisite olive oil and unique date balsamic vinegar from Umbria, Italy, customers will soon be flocking to the Bateel counters to sample these carefully curated luxuries.

Bringing new meaning to the art of gift-giving, each package bearing the Bateel name echoes a long tradition of gift offering and is a reflection of thoughtfulness and impeccable taste. The wide selection of luxurious and traditional packaging will offer a choice to suit all occasions, whether for family, friends or business associates. Each package awaits the selection of gourmet chocolates, dates or cookies, with customers expertly guided by Bateel’s knowledgeable and passionate team.

Bateel CEO Dr Ata Atmar commented "We are pleased to announce another successful opening in one of the world’s most prestigious department stores in the heart of London. Bateel is known for producing the best dates in the world, having reinvented and elevated the product to a gourmet luxury offering. Bateel dates and   an exclusive complementary range of gourmet products such as origin date chocolate, date honey will offer a new gourmet experience to food connoisseur in London. In addition, we are proud to celebrate this opening with the launch of a beautiful range of wrapped chocolates, exclusively found at Selfridges.”

Bateel will open at Selfridges & Co, on 29th September, 2017. 

Café Bateel Celebrates 10 Successful Years of Culinary Excellence

Café Bateel, the leading Mediterranean restaurant, marks its 10th year anniversary with celebrations starting from 15th October 2017, when guest will be welcomed in cafes with a complimentary glass of Bateel’s famous sparkling date juice.

Beginning in agriculture with its date palm groves at Al Ghat, Saudi Arabia, Bateel is now an internationally recognised conglomerate with boutiques and cafés across the globe, from London to USA. Synonymous with reinventing and elevating the date to a gourmet product, Bateel has since grown to become an admired gourmet food brand, renowned globally for culinary excellence. 

Taking the brand a step further, Café Bateel was launched in Dubai in 2007, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. With 29 cafés in 5 countries, the success and prevalence of Café Bateel is evident. The brands, strong philosophy of quality and service has prevailed to position Café Bateel, as one of the regions favourite casual restaurants, beloved for its innovative yet accessible menu offering a tempting selection of delicious, wholesome food and beverages served in a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Dr. Ata Atmar, Managing Director, Bateel International, commented on the occasion: "2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of Café Bateel. Our ten-year journey, providing truly unique and rich culinary experience to loyal Café Bateel customers around the Gulf, has been inspirational. Our firm commitment to the Bateel brand values of quality, innovation and authenticity, which has earned us a unique position in the market, shall continue to delight our customers and inspire all of us at Bateel to reach new heights. Looking forward we will continue with our mission to offer sustainable and healthy choices, by expanding our organic ingredients range and fair trade practices.”

Café Bateel will mark the occasion with a menu carefully curated by Bateel’s revered executive chef, Jean Luc Vila. The menu reflects Café Bateel’s authenticity and dedication to quality and innovation with a nod to the company’s Arabic heritage. Offering a taste of some of Bateel’s classic dishes, whilst including some new and original flavours the menu will showcase the best in Mediterranean fare using quality Fairtrade ingredients.

With a choice of healthy and flavourful delights guests will be offered a selection of soups, salads, pastas, main courses and not forgetting Café Bateel famous desserts, each dish with a story to tell. Highlights include, the Bateel Palm Salad, a 10th year café anniversary signature dish. A heady combination of red chard lettuce, fresh palm heart, truffle olive oil with tangy onion mustard dressing. Served with a choice of grilled vegetables, marinated prawns or seared tuna saku. The Lobster Rigatoni, slow-cooked Canadian lobster in light curry sauce with sliced tomato, lemon and coriander provides a medley of marrying flavours to ignite the taste buds. The delicate Saffron Sea Bass, is perfect for those looking for a lighter main course, is served with green asparagus, risotto and saffron cream. With five tantalising desserts available, guests will be spoilt for choice with the option to wash down this feast with a signature Bateel Date Lemonade

As Bateel marks 10 successful years the group look to the future with an exciting calendar of menus and flavours and dynamic expansion, whilst never wavering for the wholesome Mediterranean fare and distinctive Arabic hospitality Café Bateel has become synonymous with. 

Celebrate with Bateel this National Day

Bateel, the globally renowned gourmet boutique is delighted to introduce its National Day Collection. Showcasing eloquently branded wrapped chocolates and a range of luxury gifts, proudly presented in the traditional colours of the UAE.

Embrace the essence of rich tradition in the UAE, with Bateel’s wrapped sweet treats, providing a premium range of delicious ganache and pralines encased in the finest single origin chocolate. Alternatively, keep close to the regional favorite and spoil family and friends with Bateel’s signature assorted dates, promising the finest gourmet offering in the region.

Bateel’s National Day Collection delights with an assortment of delectable offerings reflecting the spirit of the festive day, promising the perfect centrepiece for any celebration, this 46th UAE National Day.

Please see attached catalogue for more items. Prices may vary according to assorted contents.

The new range of retail items is available now across all Bateel stores in the UAE until December 2nd, 2017.

Deck the halls this festive season with unique gifts by Bateel

Bateel reveals 2017 Signature Holiday Collection

Bateel, the globally renowned gourmet boutique is delighted to present its 2017 range of unique festive gift boxes, advent calendars, stocking fillers and charming sleigh hampers, ideal for the upcoming holiday season. Embracing the rich tradition of gift-giving, the latest collection includes a variety of deluxe festive offerings that provide the premium taste and quality that has become synonymous with Bateel.

Celebrated for the exquisite range of packaging and an array of delicious gourmet foods, Bateel presents endless options to make finding the perfect gift a truly effortless experience this season. 

Sweeten the countdown to Christmas Day with Bateel’s beautiful range of advent calendars offering a modern twist on the nostalgic, perfect for children and adults alike to savour a Bateel treat each day throughout the month. 

Treat the office Secret Santa with a range of the finest Bateel dates and origin chocolates presented in a wide range of gift boxes and festive ornament ball boxes, perfect for those looking for that special something.  

Delight friends and family with a Bateel gourmet hamper. Truly customisable, Bateel’s luxury hampers are the perfect gift solution for those who love the finer things in life.  Simply choose from Bateel’s wonderful range of exquisite packaging including the enchanting festive sleigh and fill with a bespoke selection of gourmet products, from the finest Bateel dates and chocolates to festive cakes and sparkling juices to winter jams and gourmet teas to create the ultimate foodie’s dream present.  Charm loved ones with the fully customisable Bateel trays, making for the perfect centerpiece and adding that final personal touch to any festive setting.
Share a little joy this season and make this year’s gifts thoughtful, distinctive and delicious with Bateel.

Café Bateel Wins Best Café 2017

Café Bateel takes home the prestigious BBC Good Food Middle East award

Café Bateel, the globally renowned Mediterranean café and restaurant, has been awarded the coveted title of Best Café 2017 for the second year running at the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards that took place on November 22nd, 2017.

The awards are now in their eighth year and are best known for celebrating the best restaurants within the UAE. In these consumer vote-based awards, end-users are able to vote for their favorite restaurants and chefs, allowing the true voice of the consumer’s to be noted across all the different categories.

Café Bateel was launched in Dubai in 2007, introducing a new concept in casual dining: celebrating Mediterranean fare, curated by Bateel. With 30 cafés in 5 countries, the success and prevalence of Café Bateel is evident. The brand’s strong philosophy of quality and service has prevailed to position Café Bateel as one of the regions favourite casual restaurants, beloved for its innovative yet accessible menu offering a tempting selection of delicious, wholesome food and beverages served in a warm yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Celebrate the season with Café Bateel

Café Bateel reveals a Signature Festive Dessert Menu for 2017

Café Bateel, therenowned Mediterranean restaurant brightens up its menu this year with a decadent selection of festive desserts to celebrate the season. Guests at Café Bateel are invited to indulge in traditional Christmas classics with a distinctive Bateel twist. 

Available now at all Café Bateel’s UAE, the festivedessert offerings include: the Christmas Stollen, boasting the familiar flavours of the classic German fruit-bread, baked to perfection and generously filled with the finest marzipan. The extravagant and delightfully sweet, Mont Blanc, offers a hazelnut crust, laden with chestnut cremeux, infused blueberries, vanilla and chestnut vermicelli. One to boost the festive spirit this season; the Gingerbread Latte, a delicately spiced flavoured latte with the warm and vibrant essence of ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

A time to share with loved ones, sleigh away into cocoa dreams with the Milk Chocolate Sledge Log, decorated on a chocolate sponge base, topped with milk chocolate ganache, available to pre-order and ready to collect at guests preferred outlet in just two days. Café Bateel’s festive logs are perfect for families to enjoy over the festive season, available to order from 7th December and for in-café purchase from 21st to 26th December. 

Café Bateel’s desserts menu for this merry season is carefully crafted with care and attention, creating sumptuous desserts that taste as good as they look.  A treat for all the senses, Bateel’s seasonal delights are the ideal gift tobring-along to any celebratory gathering or to enjoy in the familiar comfort of Café Bateel locations throughout the GCC, this festive period.

Bateel International Appoints New Country Manager for Kuwait

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailer of gourmet foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Nielsen to the position of Country Manager for Kuwait.  From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry, with five successful outlets in Kuwait, including three cafes and two boutiques. Nielsen will oversee all store operations as well as corporate gifting, to drive the dynamic market forward into 2018.  

A Danish national, Nielsen has over 17 years’ experience in the Kuwaiti market, working in leadership roles within the hotel and restaurant industry. Holding previous positions with international brands such as Radisson Blu Hotels and M.H. Al Shaya, Nielsen is well placed to further guide the Bateel brand towards a prosperous and vibrant future in the region.

Following a robust 2017, Bateel International continues to lead the way in Mediterranean cuisine and gourmet dates. The company is delighted to welcome Nielsen on board to work together for innovation in the market, whilst maintaining the level of quality now synonymous with the Bateel name. The group looks forward to an exciting and successful 2018 both in Kuwait and worldwide. 

Bateel International Appoints New Country Manager for Qatar

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailer of gourmet foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Davi to the position of Country Manager for Qatar.   From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry, with seven successful outlets in Qatar, including four cafes and three boutiques. Davi will oversee all store operations as well as corporate gifting, to drive the dynamic market forward into 2018.  

With over two decades of experience in hospitality, restaurants and catering, Davi joins Bateel with a wealth of industry and the local market knowledge, having worked throughout the Middle East, including Qatar since 2011. In roles with an array of international brands Davi has previously lead substantial projects with companies such as Starwood Hotels, W Doha Hotel & Residences and M.H Al Shaya Co.

Following a robust 2017, Bateel International continues to lead the way in Mediterranean cuisine and gourmet dates. The company is delighted to welcome Davi on board to work together for innovation in the market, whilst maintaining the level of quality now synonymous with the Bateel name. The group looks forward to an exciting and successful 2018 both in Qatar and worldwide. 

Café Bateel celebrates the new season with the launch of a delicious Kids Menu

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of its delightful new Kids Menu. Created with the little ones in mind, Bateel will be adding a dash of delicious fun to kid’s mealtimes this new year.

Bateel’s little diners can indulge in a yummy breakfast menu available throughout the day, featuring family favourites such as, Eggs any style served with sautéed potatoes and crispy turkey bacon, or those with a sweet tooth can enjoy Pancakes, served with fresh berries, maple syrup & delicately whipped cream, or try a hearty serving of Belgian Waffles, with fresh berries, chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis. To keep things light, youngsters can also choose the Crunchy Granola served with fresh fruit yoghurt.

The culinary fun doesn’t stop there with a set of delectable main course offerings sure to delight young taste buds. Highlights include the tender Beef Fillet served with rich homemade mashed potatoes, the healthy and enriching Grilled Chicken Breast served with perfectly seasoned sautéed potatoes, or for a twist on a classic mac and cheese, Café Bateel offers the Pasta Gratin, oven baked pasta topped with a creamy and satisfying cheese sauce. The mouthwatering selection is perfect for lunch or dinner providing a healthy and wholesome treat to fill hungry bellies.

Ending on a sweet note, desserts options includes the irresistible Vanilla Cheesecake, with flavourful berries and Bateel’s classic Date Shake turns mini, providing a tasty combination of homemade vanilla ice cream blended with milk and Bateel’s own Rhutab dates.