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TIME TO DINE If you’re looking to explore flavours and new tastes then you’re in the right place. The dining out experience in Qatar brings people together providing a variety of options to suit all, with traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, popular International dishes, refined gourmet dining, or family-friendly buffets. Doha’s luxury hotels offer a range of formal and casual venues, including Michelin-starred chef experiences, which are perfect for enjoying an evening of fine dining and conversation. Around town there are a plethora of dining choices from spicy Indian thalis and vibrant organic dishes, to fresh sushi platters and perfectly grilled meats. Exciting food and beverage concepts continue to be introduced to Qatar as new malls open, and existing venues expand. With a wide choice, great food and unique ambience, Qatar’s restaurants, eateries and cafés provide a menu for every occasion. As an added bonus, the beautiful Corniche awaits you to walk off any unwanted additions to your waist!

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In This Issue RECIPES FROM THE REGION Time to Cook Conversions and Utensils Labneh Garlic Sauce Stuffed Grape Leaves (Warak Enab) Fattoush Hummous Crispy Falafel Middle Eastern Spinach Pies (Fatayer) Al Harees Macaroni Bechamel Machbus Kunafa Basbousa (Coconut Cake) Atar (Scented Simple Syrup) Moroccan Mint Tea

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SECTIONS Hotels Bars and More Souq Waqif The Pearl-Qatar Around Town Recipes Barwa Village and Al Wakra Katara Cafés and Pastry Shops Healthy Options Fast Food Banqueting, Conference and Catering References

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Afternoon tea Celebrity Chefs The Rue Brothers Happy Hour Cocktails and Mocktails Explore Souq Waqif Explore The Pearl-Qatar Business Lunch Etiquette Explore Al Wakra Explore Katara Room for Dessert Juicing Vs Smoothies Burgers

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REFERENCES Grains and Pulses Glossary of Middle Eastern Cuisine Fish and Seafood Desert Truffles Fruit Middle Eastern Cheese Spices Vegetables and Herbs

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MAPS Souq Waqif The Pearl-Qatar Barwa Village and Al Wakra Katara Al Sadd and Salwa Road Al Waab/Aspire Zone Area Education City Doha Central Area Lusail Street/Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa Al Dafna (Doha Bay) © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Savour a little of those succulent meals you have enjoyed around Qatar, and take a sample of Arab cuisine with you when returning home, by trying out some of the recipes included in this section. Arab cooking is one of two things: either incredibly simple or, at the other extreme, is best described as ‘chop until you drop’. In the days of large extended families complex dishes would be prepared by a whole group of women, and delicate hand rolled and stuffed items provided a chance for everyone to sit around an enormous metal tray and chat as they quickly filled it. Most of the recipes in this book belong to the former category and all are measured in cups and spoons. Do use local or regional produce when available as it is tasty, fresh and inexpensive. Included is a comprehensive guide to ingredients and a glossary of Middle Eastern cuisine. A typical daily menu would sometimes include a soup (particularly in the cooler winter weather) to start. The salad is served at the same time as the main dish which, if it does not include rice, will have a dish served separately. Pickles and relishes are a great favourite in the Gulf to add spice to rice, fish or meat dishes. The flavour of olive oil and lemon predominates the further north you travel. Fresh fruit is the usual dessert and either black tea or coffee may be offered after a meal.

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Conversions and Utensils Conversions Good cooks have the experience to simply throw any ingredient into the pot by hand and it always tastes delicious. Beginners may need to be more precise and the recipes included in this guide are designed to be measured in cups and spoons. A set of measuring cups and spoons is useful, but a teacup and household cutlery is fine if you use the same item throughout the recipe.

BASIC UTENSILS A food processor and spice grinder, while desirable, are not essential. A pestle and mortar is found in many Arab kitchens and can be used to grind spices or pound garlic. Leafy herbs should be chopped by hand to preserve their delicate texture, so invest in a good sharp knife, or use a mezzaluna, which usually comes with a hollowed chopping board. A large slotted spoon is ideal for removing small items from a pan.

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16 tablespoons = 1 cup 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cup 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints = 1 quart Ingredients are measured flat and not rounded

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Labneh Syria, Turkey and Lebanon

SERVES 4 Kunafa is like the Middle East›s version of a cheese pastry. Its base is mild, stretchy white cheese – very like fresh mozzarella or cottage cheese – with a topping of rich semolina pastry, all of it soaked in sweet rose water syrup. The sweet is baked in giant rounds, and cut into pieces for serving. Although kunafa is popular in many parts of the Middle East, it is apparently native to the ancient Palestinian city of Nablus, on the West Bank. Nablus Sweets in Bay Ridge takes great pride in the confection, which it spells k›nafee.

INGREDIENTS 4 cups labneh * 1 teaspoon of finely grated ginger 2 teaspoons of finely grated orange zest 4 tablespoons of orange blossom honey (or plain honey and a teaspoon of orange blossom water) 1/2 cup broken walnuts (optional) * Labneh is yogurt strained to remove the whey thereby making a thick cream while preserving yogurt’s distinctive sour taste. It is available in pre-packed form or sold by the kilo at local supermarkets; some pre-packed brands have a low fat version.

TO PREPARE 1. Put the labneh into a bowl, add the other ingredients and stir well. 2. Leave in the mixing bowl or put into four small serving dishes, as desired. 3. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for 24 hours. 4. Serve cold, garnished with walnuts if using. Serve at breakfast with flat bread or on its own as a dessert.

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Garlic Sauce SERVING SIZE 1.5 CUPS A creamy garlic dipping sauce is often served at Middle Eastern restaurants around the country. From cheap and cheerful to fine dining, you will likely find a side of garlic sauce when you order local fare, especially accompanying barbecued chicken and meat – and most definitely with the quintessential shawarma.

INGREDIENTS 3 cups vegetable oil 1 cup lemon juice 1 large bulb of garlic 1 teaspoon salt

TO PREPARE 1. Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature. Add the garlic and salt to a food processor. Grind until smooth. 2. Add the oil to the processor in a thin stream, half a cup at a time. The mixture will begin to emulsify and turn into a paste after the first half cup. 3. After every half cup of oil add half a teaspoon of lemon juice slowly. Continue this cycle until you’ve used all the ingredients. NOTE: If the paste is turning to liquid or splitting, it may be an indication that you’ve added either too much lemon juice, or oil, or added them too quickly for the ingredients to emulsify. Also use a lighter oil such as safflower, sunflower, canola or vegetable.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

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QATAR 20 STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES A yummy Middle Eastern recipe. A perfectly stuffed Arabian grape leaf is a thing of beauty, and this version can be found throughout the Gulf. After slowly simmering in a bath of olive oil and lemon juice, they are plump, tart and silky rich. Inside is a glory of rice, laced with fresh mint and parsley, and a smattering of tomatoes and green onion. Ask anyone in Qatar – stuffed grape leaves must be made with loving hands, not purchased.

INGREDIENTS 20 – 25 grape leaves (1 jar grape leaves in vinegar brine, drained) For filling 3⁄4 cup rice 1 tomato, chopped 2 1⁄2 green onions/spring onions, chopped 1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon mint, chopped 1⁄4 cup olive oil salt and pepper, to taste For cooking 1 potato, sliced 1 – 1 1⁄2 large tomatoes, chopped 3⁄8 cup olive oil 3⁄8 cup lemon juice salt and pepper, to taste Optional Accompaniments Olives (black or green) Tomatoes, sliced Serve as part of a mezze (see end of recipe)

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For the filling, mix together a fresh collection of rinsed but raw rice, tomatoes, green onion, mint, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper. Most recipes have you cook the rice ahead of time, but this one uses raw rice and it eliminates several steps and dirty dishes. Now all you need to do is wiggle those grape leaves out of the jar and begin wrapping them up. To do so, place leaf backside up and place a small spoonful of filling by the stem end.

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Begin to roll the leaf from the stem end. After one roll, fold in the left and right sides.

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Continue rolling. You don’t need to make them super tight because the rice needs room to expand as it absorbs the liquid.

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Add potato slices to bottom of pot.

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Add the grape leaves. Stack them tightly

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Next, top with tomato slices.

10. Pour on the olive oil and any juices at the bottom of the bowl. Add enough water to cook the rice. 11. Cover with a plate to keep the grape leaves from floating and unrolling, then top off with a lid. 12. Simmer gently for about one hour. 13. This will allow the potatoes at the bottom of the pot to get a nice crust. 14. Add the lemon juice and cook an additional hour (or to taste). You are looking for the rice to be tender inside of the grape leaves. Cut one open to check. 15. Arrange them on a plate. 16. Pile some of the lemony potatoes in the centre. 17. Garnish with the cooked and sliced tomatoes, as well as a few olives if using.

Mezze is a feast of small dishes (hot or cold) which can be eaten as a starter or as a main course. They are often served to complement arak, the traditional Lebanese and Syrian spirit made from grapes or dates. An evening with friends or family involves scooping up the various dips with piping hot flat bread, skewering delicate meats and cheeses or enjoying fresh salads. Hummous is probably the best known dip, but baba ghanoush provides a delicious alternative using aubergines as the main ingredient. This vegetable is a favourite throughout the Middle East and used extensively in hot and cold foods.

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Fattoush Lebanese SERVES 6 Fattoush is a Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread (khubz) combined with mixed greens and other vegetables, such as radishes and tomatoes. Fattoush belongs to the family of dishes known as fattat (plural) or fatta, which use stale flatbread as a base. Fattoush includes vegetables and herbs according to season and taste. The vegetables are cut into relatively large pieces compared to tabbouleh which requires ingredients to be finely chopped. Sumac is usually used to give fattoush its sour taste.

INGREDIENTS 2 pita breads 8 leaves romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 green onions, chopped 1 cucumber, diced 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons sumac powder 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

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Preparation 1.

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

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Toast pitas 5 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until crisp. Remove from heat, and break into bite size pieces.

In a small bowl, mix the parsley, garlic, sumac powder, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and mint.

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Pour over the pita mixture, and toss just before serving.

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In a large bowl, toss together toasted pita pieces, romaine lettuce, green onions, cucumber, and tomatoes.

The sumac bush, native to the Middle East, produces deep red berries, which are dried and ground into coarse powder. While it’s less common, the berries may also be sold whole. Ground sumac is a versatile spice with a tangy lemony flavour, although more balanced and less tart than lemon juice. A small sprinkle also adds a beautiful pop of colour to any dish. Sumac is one of the main components in the spice mix zaatar, and is used as a topping on fattoush salad. The spice was long used in Europe to add tartness to many dishes until the Romans introduced lemons to the area. Sumac is a widely used, essential spice in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. It’s used in everything from dry rubs, marinades, and dressing. But its best use is sprinkled over food before serving. It’s great over vegetables, grilled lamb, chicken and fish. Ground sumac also makes a delicious, flavourful topping on dips like hummus. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Hummous Regional SERVES 4 TO 6 Chickpeas are a widely cultivated legume from ancient times. Remains have been found in the Middle East dating back 7,500 years. Hummous is the Arab word for chickpeas, which are often cooked and ground and mixed with tahini, a sesame seed paste, to make the well-known hummous dip. Garbanzo beans (like most legumes) have long been valued for their fibre content but recent research suggests regular consumption provides better blood fat regulation, including lower levels of LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides.

INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried chickpeas * (garbanzo beans), washed and soaked overnight 8 cups of water (including the water used to soak the beans) 2 cloves garlic 2⁄3 cup olive oil 1⁄2 cup tahini (sesame sauce) 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin * You can use one can of rinsed, presoaked beans as a substitute, in which case do not include the first hour of cooking time. You may also need to shorten the later stages of cooking. Dried beans retain their texture and give a better result. Do not discard the liquid from the can as it can be used to thin the hummous in case it gets too thick.

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Preparation 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until you reach the consistency you want. 2. If the hummous is too thick thin it by adding spoonfuls of the liquids from your can of beans (if using), otherwise slowly add water. 3. Add the mixture and the remainder of the ingredients to the large saucepan and simmer for one hour or until the chickpeas soften to a firm but creamy consistency. 4. Garnish with cumin, olive oil, parsley, or paprika, or a combination thereof.

Dried beans such as fava and chickpea are a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. Dating from a time before refrigeration, and still widely grown across the Middle East, they were easily stored for long periods as well as providing an alternative and cheaper source of protein than meat or fish for poorer families.

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Crispy Falafel Egypt

MAKES 40 Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa. Falafel also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahinibased sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a mezze.

INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups chickpeas, soaked in water overnight 1/2 cup bulgur wheat, soaked in water overnight 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup diced red onion 1 tablespoon garlic 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup chopped mint 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon harissa paste 1 teaspoon ground black pepper vegetable oil, for frying chopped fresh herbs to garnish Note: Forty may seem like a lot but falafel keep well in the fridge or freezer.

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Drain the bulgur wheat and chickpeas very well, then lay out your mise en place – it’s a pro tip that will save you a lot of time if you’re not taking breaks in between steps to chop herbs. Next, give the onions and garlic a quick sauté, 5 minutes, until translucent, then side aside to cool. In a food processor, combine onion and garlic with chickpeas, bulgur wheat, parsley, mint, cilantro, white sesame seeds, baking powder, cumin, salt, harissa and black pepper. Pulse, occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula, until the chickpeas are finely minced and everything is wellcombined.

falafel mixture into chestnut-sized balls or small patties, no gadget necessary. Arrange on a baking tray and chill for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight. 4.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer to 350°F (175°C), then fry falafel in batches until deep golden-brown – about 3 to 5 minutes. They go from perfect to burned in just a few seconds, so keep a close eye on them, then remove from fryer and drain on a layer of paper towels.

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Plate by spooning a little of the spicy harissa yogurt onto a plate or serving platter, placing a falafel on top, then topping with a little more of the yogurt and chopped fresh herbs or microgreens.

If you’ve got one, use a special pop-out falafel press or you can just roll the

The Middle East is a region of extreme climates including mountains and arid deserts. It was in Assyria (now Iraq) that edible and medicinal plants were first brought into cultivation. The mountain uplands are the ancestral home of the rose, Rosa damascena, which was cultivated by the Persians long before the Crusaders took it home to Europe. Zaatar is a generic name for a family of related Middle Eastern herbs from the genera origanum (oregano), calamintha (basil thyme), thymus (thyme), and satureja (savoury). It is the name for a condiment made from the dried herb(s), mixed with sesame seeds, dried sumac, and often salt, as well as other spices. Used in Middle Eastern cuisine, both the herb and spice mixture are popular throughout the region.

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Middle Eastern Spinach Pies Fatayer

2 DOZEN Fatayer are little pies popular throughout the Middle East. They can have a variety of fillings, from meat to cheese or spinach. This version is a Lebanese fatayer filled with spinach. Spinach is combined with onions and seasoned, and lightly coated in a lemon and olive oil dressing before sealing inside circles of dough and baking until golden and flaky. Its small size makes fatayer a perfect appetiser or light snack.

INGREDIENTS Dough 1-1/3 tablespoon yeast granules 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup lukewarm water 3-1/2 cup all purpose flour 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling 2 small onions, finely diced 1-1/2 teaspoon salt 6 cups fresh spinach 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red hot pepper flakes (optional) 1 lemon 1/3 cup olive oil Note: A wild leafy green grows and prospers on the plains along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean called silek – silverbeet. It comes and goes in a flash, lasting only about three weeks. Many people prefer fatayer prepared with silek, but they settle for spinach for the rest of the year.

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In a small bowl, add 4 teaspoons of dry yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar to 1 cup lukewarm water. Set aside for 10 minutes. Place 3-1/2 cups flour in a large bowl. Drizzle with 2/3 cups oil; mix and rub with your hands until smooth (about 5 minutes). Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to yeast, pour over flour and work into a dough.

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Knead, adding more water if needed. Place in a bowl, cover and set aside to rise in a warm draft-free place for one hour.

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To make the filling, sprinkle 2 small diced onions with 1-1/2 teaspoon salt.

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Wash the spinach thoroughly, chop and mix with the onions.

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Set aside for a few minutes, then work the mixture between your hands until the spinach is wilted and watery.

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You may place in a sunny location for half an hour to aid the wilting stage.

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Squeeze out all the moisture from the spinach mixture and place in a clean, dry bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon red hot pepper, juice of 1

lemon and 1/3 cup olive oil. Mix. 9.

Cut dough into small pieces, the size of walnuts. Roll into balls, place on a tea towel, cover with another tea towel and let rest for about 10 minutes.

10. Roll dough flat into a circle. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of filling into the centre, keeping the edges of the dough dry. Fold into a triangular shape. Do this by mentally dividing the circumference into 3 portions – lift the right and the left sides, fold them toward the middle and seal, then bring up the lower portion and seal also. You might need to spread a little water around the outside to make sure that the dough sticks together. 11. Lay spinach pies on baking pans greased with olive oil; brush the tops of the pies with olive oil. Bake in a 300°F (150°C) oven until the bottom is golden brown, 15–20 minutes. Broil tops until golden brown also. 12. They are best when eaten at room temperature. 13. If some dough is left over, fill generously with sliced Havarti cheese and bake. It is delicious, especially for toddlers.

The majority of people in the Middle East eat bread with every meal. In tradition and in daily life, bread is held to be a divine gift from God. Here, bread comes in many textures, sizes, and shapes. Without question, the mother of all these is pita – by far, the most popular. Called Khubz locally, and now widely known as pita bread in the West (a Greek name). Khubz is bread baked in an open clay oven and is readily available from local bakeries and supermarkets.

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Al Harees Regional SERVES 6 TO 8 Here is a wonderful recipe for Harees – the whipped wheat dish which is traditionally eaten during Ramadan. It is probably the most famous dish in Qatar and variations of this dish are eaten in several other countries including Iraq and Saudi Arabia (it also has other colloquial names).

INGREDIENTS 4-1/2 cups (1 kg) lamb or chicken, on the bone 4-1/2 cups (1 kg) whole wheat (known as ‘habb harees’ ) OR 4-1/2 cups (1 kg) pearled durham wheat 1/2 cup ghee (or traditional samen) salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste water, as needed Tempering options – use an ingredient combination to suit your palate 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoon roasted ground cumin OR 3 to 4 whole bruised cardamom pods OR 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar OR 1 teaspoon butter 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon dry roasted powdered cumin 1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder

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Soak wheat overnight in plenty of water.

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Place pre-soaked and drained wheat in a large pot, add 1-3/4 litres of water. Boil until the wheat begins to fluff up and soften. Skim off any foam or scummy bits on the surface.

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Soak the lamb/chicken in plenty of lightly salted water whilst the wheat is cooking.

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When the wheat is fluffy, rinse and drain the meat.

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In a large, heavy bottomed pot (or special harees pot), place the wheat and the meat with a little salt and pepper and enough water (about 5 cm above the wheat and meat). Cover with a tight fitting lid – you can place a damp cloth or aluminium foil over the pot and then place the lid over that if it is not a tight fit.

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Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook on very low heat for 3.5 hours, stirring occasionally and skimming off any froth or fat on the surface.

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Once the wheat is very soft and has lost it’s shape and most of the water has been absorbed, remove from heat and allow to cool a little, then remove any bones and gristle. If all the water has been absorbed add about 3/4 to 1 cup of boiling water; if there is too much water but the wheat is cooked, ladle out the excess.

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Shred the lamb or chicken if any larger pieces remain. There shouldn’t really be any as almost all of it will have ‘melted’ into the wheat. Now begin whipping the wheat and meat until it forms a homogenous, slightly elastic, paste-like consistency. Add a little salted boiling water to thin it down if required. Use a large wooden spoon, or pound it with a rolling pin to get the desired consistency. You could also pulse it in a food processor or use an immersion blender but if you are lucky

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enough, you might have a medhrab which is specially used for harees. 10. Check the seasoning and add more if desired. Transfer to a warmed serving pot, cover and keep warm. 11. Place the ghee in a pan and season to taste with salt, pepper, and your choice of tempering. Gently warm the ghee and mix well. 12. Pour the seasoned ghee over the harees and serve immediately.

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Macaroni Bechamel Egypt

SERVES 4 TO 6 This is an Egyptian favourite. A ground meat mixture between two layers of macaroni smothered in a creamy béchamel sauce. You can use any type of pasta you like. The most common are penne, angel hair, spaghetti or elbow macaroni. Use a glass dish that is 8x11 inches to bake in this béchamel if you like it to be a little thick, but if you like it a little thinner then opt for the larger 9x13 inches.

INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta, or any pasta of your choice 4 cups ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 beaten egg parmesan cheese (optional) 8 cups cold milk 6 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) 2 beaten eggs salt white pepper black pepper

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Prepare pasta according to directions on the package.

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Sauté the onion in a little oil over medium high heat until soft. Add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.

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Add the ground beef and brown.

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Drain off the fat, return to the stove and add the parsley, thyme, and cinnamon until combined.

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Stir in the can of tomato sauce and simmer over low heat about 10 minutes.

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Remove from the heat and let it cool. Once it has cooled stir in the beaten egg. Set aside.

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TO MAKE THE BÉCHAMEL SAUCE: In a large saucepan over medium-high heat melt the butter. Once melted whisk in the flour until smooth. Keep whisking for 2 minutes.

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Now whisk in the milk slowly until all the milk has been added. Keep whisking making sure there are no lump. Add the salt and white and black pepper to your taste.

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Whisk continuously until the milk is almost boiling, but not quite. Now stir in the thyme and nutmeg (if using). The sauce should now be fairly thick.

10. Quickly whisk in the beaten eggs. Remove from heat. 11. TO ASSEMBLE THE DISH: Mix half the béchamel mixture into the pasta. 12. Put half the pasta covered with the sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish. 13. Now layer the entire meat mixture over the pasta. You can top with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese if you like. 14. Now add the rest of the pasta to form the top layer. 15. Finally, pour and spread the remaining béchamel sauce over the top of the last layer. 16. Bake it in the oven at 400°F (205°C) for 45–60 min or until the top is golden brown.

This French mother sauce – béchamel – is used in many dishes from lasagna to moussaka. It is also the base used to make a variety of cheese sauces. Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce, is made from a roux (butter and flour) and milk. It is one of the mother sauces of French cuisine. It is used as the base for other sauces (such as Mornay sauce, which is Béchamel with cheese).

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Machbus Saudi Arabia/Jordan SERVES 4 A Middle Eastern recipe where spiced chicken is cooked with rice allowing the rice to absorb the rich flavours. Great with Greek yoghurt, it is very popular in the Middle East. It’s really simple, though with many steps that may seem a little tedious, it gets easier once you’ve made it a few times.

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon curry powder, medium or hot 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon paprika 4 cardamom pods 4 cloves 5 black peppercorns 1/4 tablespoon crushed dried lemon 1 cinnamon stick, broken into a few pieces 4 teaspoons cooking oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped 2 chicken stock cubes 1 whole skinned chicken, cut up 700 ml water 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed

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Preparation 1.

Mix the curry powder, bay leaves, paprika, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, crushed dried lemon and cinnamon stick into a small bowl.

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Add the cooking oil to a pan and fry the onions on medium heat. When the onions are nearly brown, add the bowl of spices to the onions and mix well.

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After approximately a minute when the spices are aromatic, add the chopped garlic. Once the onions are browned, add the tomatoes, chicken stock cubes and chicken. Fry the chicken until lightly browned, sealing in the juices. Continue to fry the chicken for about 4 minutes on medium heat.

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Add the water, stir well and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink at the centre, stirring every few minutes. Add salt to taste.

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Once the meat is fully cooked, and salt added, pour in the rice. Bring it up to the boil, stirring every 2 minutes for approximately 5 minutes. Then turn the heat down to low, put the lid on and allow it to slowly simmer, stirring every 3 minutes. As the rice is cooking, the water will be absorbed.

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When the water is almost completely gone, taste the rice to see if it’s fully cooked. If the rice is still not fully cooked, add a dash of water and continue cooking. Taste again, and continue this process until the rice is fully cooked (add a little water at a time to avoid soggy rice).

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Once the rice is fully cooked just serve and enjoy!

Tip: You can use beef instead of chicken, just make sure the meat is fully cooked. The rest of the steps remain the same. Also, this recipe is best when you use fresh tomatoes instead of tinned tomatoes. You can also experiment by adding some dried or fresh mint or coriander.

Middle Eastern cooking traditionally uses a vast array of spices, from staples like cumin, coriander, turmeric and mint to exotic blends like ras el hanout and zaatar. Arab spice traders once controlled nearly all movement of spices between Asia (including the famous Spice Islands), India, Africa, and Europe, so almost every spice in existence has found a place in Middle Eastern cuisine. Š m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Kunafa Palestine SERVES 4 TO 6 Kunafa is like the Middle East›s version of a cheese pastry. Its base is mild, stretchy white cheese – very like fresh mozzarella or cottage cheese – with a topping of rich semolina pastry, all of it soaked in sweet rose water syrup. The sweet is baked in giant rounds, and cut into pieces for serving. Although kunafa is popular in many parts of the Middle East, it is apparently native to the ancient Palestinian city of Nablus, on the West Bank. Nablus Sweets in Bay Ridge takes great pride in the confection, which it spells k’nafee.

INGREDIENTS 2-1/4 cups (500 g) raw kunafa dough (shredded filo pastry – you’ll find it in the freezer section) 5 to 6 tablespoon clarified butter (ghee) 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoon finely ground semolina 4 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup double cream 2 cups finely shredded mozzarella For the syrup 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1/2 a small lemon

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Preparation 1.

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

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Melt the butter.

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Place the raw kunafa dough in a big bowl and separate, using your fingers. Add the melted butter and mix thoroughly.

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Add half of the buttered kunafa dough mix to a cake pan. Press down for a smooth base without lumps.

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Make custard by whisking the whole milk and semolina over a moderate heat until it has thickened.

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Add the sugar and vanilla, gradually thinning out the custard with the double cream.

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Using a spatula, cover the entire base of kunafa and top with the shredded mozzarella.

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Top with the remaining kunafa dough mix, again pressing down so that it is completely flat.

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Place in the oven for 35 minutes until golden brown.

10. Make the syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat, for about 10 minutes. 11. Once the syrup feels like it has thickened, add the lemon juice and stir for 2 more minutes. 12. Take the syrup off the heat and allow to cool slightly. 13. Pour the syrup on top of the kunafa evenly, cool for 10 minutes and serve.

Sweet treats are an integral part of Arabic menus and are widely available at bakeries, supermarkets and specialist pastry and sweet shops. You can also enjoy them at restaurants around the city and weekend brunches at the major hotels. Baklava, shown below, are delicious bite-size sweets made with phyllo pastry, filled with chopped nuts and held together with syrup or honey, sometimes flavoured with rose or orange water.

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Basbousa, Coconut Cake Regional SERVES 9 This is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made of semolina flour, yogurt, and coconut. To adjust the sweetness, you can half or double the amount of sugar in the lemon syrup. It is made from cooked semolina and soaked in simple syrup. The syrup may also optionally contain orange flower water or rose water.

INGREDIENTS 2 cups semolina flour 1/3 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup white sugar 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup milk, or as needed 1/4 cup whole almonds 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8 inch square baking dish. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the semolina flour, baking powder, 1 cup sugar, coconut and butter. Add the yogurt and milk; mix until moistened but not runny or liquid. If you see that it is too dry, add more milk. Spread into the greased baking dish, smoothing the top as much as possible. Decorate the top with whole almonds. 3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. While

the basbousa is baking, combine the water, 1 cup of sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for at least 5 minutes. 4. When the basbousa has finished baking, pour the syrup over it as evenly as possible. Place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the syrup has been fully absorbed. Let rest for about 20 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

Traders also brought ingredients from Asia, Africa and Europe to the Middle East. Dates (bottom left), figs (bottom right) and almonds (top) are native to this area and commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking.

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Atar, Scented Simple Syrup Qatar 3 CUPS This syrup is a traditional feature of Middle Eastern sweets and pastries. It’s essentially a sugar syrup that is used to bathe, soak or sprinkle on various sweets. It’s scented with orange blossom water, rose water or both. This is a Qatari recipe, though the syrup is popular in all Middle Eastern countries. The syrup is very easy to make, and the proportions vary depending on desired thickness.

INGREDIENTS 3 cups sugar 2 1⁄2 cups cold water 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons orange blossom water (or rose water or use 1 tablespoon rose water and 1 tablespoon orange blossom water)

TO PREPARE 1. Dissolve sugar and water in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 2. Bring to boil, add lemon juice and boil over medium-low heat for 12 minutes. 3. Once syrup has begun to boil, do not stir again, as this makes the syrup cloudy. 4. Add orange blossom water (or rose water), boil 30 seconds longer. When cool, the consistency should be similar to thin honey. 5. Cool and store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for several weeks.

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Moroccan Mint Tea SERVES 6 SMALL CUPS Mint tea isn›t just a simple drink in Morocco. It is a sign of hospitality and friendship and tradition. Because this drink is so popular, it is served all day long, after every meal and with every conversation. Moroccans take great pride in their tea and will often ask a visitor who among their group of friends makes the best cup of mint tea.

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea 5 cups boiling water 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste OR honey 1 large bunch fresh mint Large teapot and small glass cups (istakans) or teacups

TO PREPARE 1. Put tea in teapot and pour in one cup of boiling water, then swirl gently to warm pot and rinse tea. Strain out and discard water, reserving tea leaves in pot. 2. Add remaining four cups of boiling water to tea and let steep for two minutes. 3. Stir in sugar (to taste) and mint sprigs and steep three to four minutes more. 4. Serve in small heatproof glasses.

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE AFRO-PORTUGUESE Nando’s – Multiple locations

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AMERICAN/MEXICAN/SOUTH AMERICAN Burger Gourmet – Lagoona Mall Burgeri – Aspire Park California Tortilla – Multiple locations Chili’s – Multiple locations Ipanema – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Isla Mexican Kitchen – The Pearl-Qatar Johnny Rockets – Salwa Road/Hyatt Plaza Latino Steakhouse – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Lord of the Wings – The Pearl-Qatar Mr Taco – Dar Al Salam Mall New York Steakhouse – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Rodizio – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Roger’s Diner – Suhaim bin Hamad Street Salsa – Doha Marriott Hotel Ted’s – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Texas Roadhouse The Cheesecake Factory The Great American Bagel Bakery – Barwa Village Urban Jazz Kitchen – The Pearl-Qatar

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ARABIC/MIDDLE EASTERN Al Dirwandi – Adagio Premium Aparthotel West Bay Doha Al Liwan – Sharq Village & Spa Al Mourjan – Corniche/Souq Waqif Al Nafourah Garden – Oryx Rotana Doha Al Nahham – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Al Shurfa – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Al Sultan Brahim – The St. Regis Doha Al Tabkha – The Pearl-Qatar Al Terrace – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Ard Canaan Restaurant – Katara Assaha Village – Al Jadeeda Aziza – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Bosphorus – Souq Waqif

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE Burj Al Hamam – The Pearl-Qatar Debs W Ramman – The Pearl-Qatar Dunia – Villaggio Emirgan Sütis – The Pearl-Qatar, Al Emadi Financial Square Khan Farouk Tarab Café – Katara Kösebasi – Mall of Qatar Layali – Salwa Road/Lagoona Mall Mado – Ezdan Mall, The Pearl-Qatar Sabah W Masa – Al Hilal, The Pearl-Qatar Shater Abbas Restaurant – Multiple locations Shisha Terrace – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Take Away – Al Nasr The Dhow – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Turkey Central – Al Nasr Wafi Gourmet – Landmark Mall Zaatar W Zeit – Souq Waqif

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ASIAN/FAR EASTERN Aalishan – Al Muntazah Asia Live! – Doha Marriott Hotel Chi’Zen – Oryx Rotana Doha Chopsticks – Wyndham Grand Regency Dunia – Villaggio Gerry’s Grill – Barwa City/Al Mirqab Street Ginger Club – Wathnan Mall Golden Fusion Restaurant – Golden Ocean Hotel Hakkasan – The St. Regis Doha Hwang – InterContinental Doha The City Jasmine Thai Restaurant – Souq Waqif Layali – Salwa Road/Lagoona Mall Max’s Restaurant – Al Sadd Megu – The Pearl-Qatar Neo – Salwa Road, Mall of Qatar Nobu Doha – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Ruby Wu’s – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

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The Golden Ocean Hotel truly is “an ocean of endless hospitality.” Located close to beautiful Al Corniche, walking distance to Souq Waqif and 4km from the airport, Golden Ocean Hotel offers competitive rates, very spacious rooms with complimentary wi-fi in all rooms and public areas, swimming pool, gym, spa, complimentary airport pick up and drop off and visa assistance. P.O. Box 13957 Doha, Qatar Opp HMC Orthopedic Department, Old Salata Tel: (974) 4443 3004/5/7 Fax: (974) 4443 3386 www.goldenoceanhotel.com © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE Sabai Thai – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Sakura – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Sushi Minto – Multiple locations Thai Corner – The Centre/Al Kinana Street Thai Snack – Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street The Noodle House – Multiple Locations Trader Vic’s – Hilton Doha

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CARIBBEAN The Rooftop – The St. Regis Doha

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CAFÉS, GELATERIAS AND POOLSIDE Al Kut Café – Wyndham Grand Regency Doha Al Mandarin – Multiple Locations Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar – The Pearl-Qatar Arabica Café - Four Seasons Hotel Doha Arguelina – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Bread & Bagels – Beach Tower/City Center Mall Capricci – Muaither Caramel – City Centre Rotana Doha Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Multiple locations Coffee Time – Multiple locations Farggi – Multiple locations Flor Gelato Italiano – Doha Downtown Hotel Fouj Café – Grand Hamad Street Hyde Park Coffee Shop – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Java u – Doha Downtown Hotel La Gelateria Fina – Katara La Jalsa Garden – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels La Jalsa Lounge – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels La Patisserie – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels LeNôtre – Suhaim bin Hamad Street/Villaggio Mall Lobby Lounge – InterContinental Doha The City Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE Lobby Lounge – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Luxe Lounge – The Westin Doha Magnolia Bakery – Dar Al Salam Mall, Ezdan Mall, Mall of Qatar Mokarabia – The Pearl-Qatar Pool Café – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Quick Bites – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Palm Garden – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Sarab Lounge – The St. Regis Doha Savor – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Second Cup – The Pearl-Qatar Shakespeare & Co – Dar Al Salam Mall/The Pearl-Qatar Sky Lounge – Oryx Rotana Doha Sports Café – Ezdan Hotel Sugar & Spice – Aspire Park Sweet Temptations – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Tanzerin Beach Grill – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara The Great American Bagel Bakery – Barwa Village Torch Tea Garden – The Torch-Doha Wafflemeister – Lagoona Mall Zest – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

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EUROPEAN/BRITISH Opal by Gordon Ramsay – The St. Regis Doha Rose & Thistle – Horizon Manor Hotel The Irish Harp – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

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FAST FOOD Burgeri – Aspire Park Cinnzeo – Multiple locations Mr Taco – Dar Al Salam Mall My Sandwich – WOQOD, Al Hilal Subway – Multiple locations Take Away – Multiple locations Turkey Central – Al Mirqab St Zaffran Café – Sheikh Ghanem Business Centre

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE FRENCH AND BELGIAN Fauchon Paris – Multiple locations IDAM – Museum of Islamic Art La Brasserie – Mercure Grand Hotel La Mer Bistro – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha La Varenne Brasserie – Tornado Tower LeNôtre – Suhaim bin Hamad Street/Villaggio Mall Paul – The Pearl-Qatar The French Olive – Suhaim bin Hamad Street Yum Yum – K108 Hotel

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HEALTHY OPTIONS Allegria Bar – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Anima Lounge – The Pearl-Qatar Après Spa Café – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Chef’s Garden – Al Shaqab Hotel Dean & David – The Pearl-Qatar Meesh Café – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Raw ME – Industrial Area Waves Pool Café – The Westin Doha

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INDIAN Aalishan – Ibn Seena Street Akbar Restaurant – Swiss-Belhotel Doha Bombay Balti – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Chingari – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Kebabs & Kurries – 01 Mall MRA Bakery, Restaurant & Sweets – Multiple locations Royal Indian Restaurant – The Mall Royal Tandoor – Multiple locations Saffron Lounge by Vineet – Katara Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor – Meliá Doha Taj Rasoi – Doha Marriott Hotel Tamarind – Lagoona Mall Zaffran Café – Sheikh Ghanem Commercial Mall, Salwa Road Zafran Indian Bistro – Mall of Qatar

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INTERNATIONAL Admiral’s Club – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE Atrium Lounge – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Al Canteen – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Al Hubara – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Al Liwan – Sharq Village & Spa Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Al Mourjan – Corniche/Souq Waqif Al Thouraya – Ezdan Hotel Anima Lounge – The Pearl-Qatar Arabica Café – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Azraq – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Choices – Oryx Rotana Doha Coral – InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences Corniche – Doha Marriott Hotel Eggspectation – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar Elements – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Elite Restaurant – Chairmen Hotel Doha Flamingo’s – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha German Doner Kebab – The Pearl-Qatar Gioia Restaurant – Fraser Suites Grand Gourmet Restaurant – Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel La Brasserie – Mercure Grand Hotel L’Auberge – Warwick Doha Hotel LeNôtre – Suhaim bin Hamad Street/Villaggio Maxill Restaurant – Swiss-Belhotel Doha Moon Deck – Warwick Doha Hotel Oyster Bay & Bar – The St. Regis Doha Pool Grill – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Q-Lounge & Restaurant – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Seasonal Tastes – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Seasons Tea Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Shakespeare & Co – Dar Al Salam Mall/The Pearl-Qatar The Club at The St. Regis Doha The Drawing Room – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels The Lagoon – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha The Old Manor – Mercure Grand Hotel The Pearl Lounge – Doha Marriott Hotel The Pool Grill – Four Seasons Hotel Doha The Square – InterContinental Doha The City Vine Restaurant – The St. Regis Doha

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Hospitality is our Business with a touch of Luxury

Our 164 impeccably appointed rooms and suites are as comfortable as they are elegant. Only 15 minutes from Hamad International Airport, located in the heart of the bustling business district of international banks and the traditional shopping Souq Waqif, walking distance to the world acclaimed Museum of Islamic Art and Al Corniche. If you're in Qatar to work, you'll appreciate your room's spacious work area. Our prime city location makes it easy for you to explore your surroundings.

Jabr Bin Mohammed Street, Old Salatha P.O. Box 17522 Doha-Qatar Tel (974) 4407 8883 Fax (974) 4407 8800 www.swiss-belhotel.com Email: ressbdh@swiss-belhotel.com Š m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE Yoko Sizzlers – Golden Ocean Hotel

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ITALIAN Biella – Multiple Locations Carisma – Warwick Doha Hotel Carluccio’s – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City Cucina – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Eataly – Mall of Qatar Fabio’s Pizza – Al Aziziya Il Teatro – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Italia Mia – Souq Waqif La Piazza – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels La Veranda – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Nonna Zanon – The Residence Tower, Westbay Porcini – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Riva – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Villaggio The French Olive – Suhaim bin Hamad Street The Italian Job – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Vapiano Restaurant – The Gate

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MEDITERRANEAN Al Dana – Sharq Village & Spa Aramede – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Bistro Bistro – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha La Casa Twenty Eight – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar La Villa – Mercure Grand Hotel Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean – The St. Regis Doha GRK Fresh Greek – Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City Maysoun Mediterranean Bistro – Ain Khaled Mykonos – InterContinental Doha Picasso’s – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha The Cellar – Oryx Rotana Doha Wahm Lounge – W Doha Hotel & Residences West Bay

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MOROCCAN Argan – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Tangia Restaurant – Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel

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PERSIAN Dunia – Villaggio Mall Parisa – Sharq Village & Spa, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Shater Abbas Restaurant – Multiple locations Shiraz Garden – Salwa Road

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PUB GRUB Habanos – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Mix Bar – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Pure – DoubleTree by Hilton Qube – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Strata Restaurant and Lounge – InterContinental Doha The City The Library & Cigar Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Doha

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RAW CUISINE The Raw Bar – The St. Regis Doha

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SEAFOOD Astor Grill – The St. Regis Doha Balmesan Seafood – The Pearl-Qatar Ocean Basket – Mall of Qatar Pier 12 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

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STEAK Astor Grill – The St. Regis Doha Bentley’s Grill – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Hunter’s Room & Grill – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Jazz Club – Oryx Rotana, Doha Le Relais de l’Entrecôte – The Pearl-Qatar New York Steakhouse – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Prime – InterContinental Doha The City The Anvil Rooms – Tornado Tower The Butcher’s Shop and Grill – Villagio The Old Manor – Mercure Grand Hotel

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A unique French ‘art de vivre’ Villaggio Mall: 4413 5508 Landmark Mall: 4486 0776 Lagoona Mall: 4488 2504 The Pearl: 4451 3065 Mall of Qatar: 4021 4728 Opening soon: Doha Festival City

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BANANA ISLAND RESORT DOHA BY ANANTARA

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara A luxury yacht will ferry visitors to this island paradise, a mere 20 minutes from the city of Doha. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara respects local culture by offering an alcohol-free environment, with world-class facilities and limitless activities providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence. Culinary temptations showcase sumptuous Middle Eastern refined Italian and delectable world flavours to savour. Enjoy tranquil sea views, shisha and signature mocktails at sunset, and fine dining under the stars overlooking Doha’s skyline. Discover a refreshing, modern approach to all day dining and a choice of stylish indoor and scenic outdoor spaces. Azraq offers an extensive buffet featuring a wide variety of healthy and hearty favourites, in addition to à la carte specialities created at live cooking stations and show kitchens. A contemporary styled trattoria dining room at Riva gives diners the opportunity to savour the passions of Italy. Sit outside on the balcony overlooking luxury yachts in the marina, soaking up an Italian Riviera atmosphere. Authentic and delicious pastas, salads and paninis as well as a treat from the gelato and dolce display. Refined gourmet dinners begin with antipasti delights, leading into delectable fresh seafood and meat dishes, followed by imported cheeses and irresistible desserts.

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Daily 1 pm – 10 pm


HOTELS

Al Nahham

1 pm – midnight

Ted’s

Noon – 9 pm

Tantalise your palate with freshly prepared mezze, sensational seafood, or Arabic creations infused with captivating tastes and aromas. Dine in the comfort of Al Nahham, an Arabic styled restaurant, or relax on the over-water balcony with scenic views of Doha’s city skyline, enjoying soothing shisha in a range of tempting Middle Eastern flavours. Ted’s is an American diner – the perfect place to share quality treats for the whole family. If it’s poolside casual you prefer, Lagoon Pool Bar will quell your desire and offer a refreshing break. Meanwhile, Tanzerin Beach Grill hosts activities, upbeat tunes and sunset on the beach.

Q Lounge & Restaurant Daily 6:30 am – 11:30 pm

Tanzerin Beach Grill 10 am

All day dining at Q Lounge & Restaurant relaxes and refreshes with a soothing sea breeze and atmospheric evenings. Relax at the end of the day to the sound of ambient music while finishing off with specially blended shisha mixes.

Lagoon Pool Bar

10 am – sunset

Dining by Design

Dining by Design is a customised concept for those who wish to celebrate a special occasion, or simply enjoy a romantic meal. A collection of connoisseur menus will allow you to select and collaborate with your personal chef to fine tune the dishes, or even craft a brand new menu especially for you. Select a dream location from a range of idyllic settings and cherish an unforgettable experience with flawless and attentive service. Dining by Design is available with 24 hours notice incorporating an Arabic or international menu. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara 4040 5050, doha.anantara.com © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA THE CITY Stylish and modern, this Doha hotel is impressive in every detail, from the hotel lobby atrium to the open air rooftop pool. The 58 storey tower, one of the tallest buildings in West Bay, offers 349 luxury guest rooms and suites, as well as 176 residence suites with layouts of one to four bedrooms. The hotel is located in the heart of Doha and all rooms have enviable views of the Doha Skyline, West Bay, or the Arabian Gulf. It is ideally located for business or leisure in the exclusive West Bay area, five minutes from the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center and walking distance to City Center Doha and The Gate Mall as well as the more traditional Souq Waqif. A wealth of luxury amenities include seven exciting and innovative dining establishments.

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Asian Yum Cha brunch at Hwang


HOTELS

Al Jalsa Garden Lounge

Noon – 2 am

Prime

6 pm – 11 pm

Lobby Lounge

All Day

The Square

6:30 am – 11:30 pm

The hotel has a wide array of restaurants and lounges for guests and apartment residents to enjoy including Strata, Prime, The Square, Hive, Hwang, the Lobby Lounge, and Al Jalsa Garden Lounge. From the luxury award-winning Prime steakhouse and Hwang Pan Asian restaurant, to all-day dining at The Square and the goodness of hearty comfort food at Hive, InterContinental® Doha The City offers an extensive variety of international cuisine. In addition, the hotel is home to three vibrant lounges including the Lobby Lounge, Strata restaurant and lounge on the 55th and 56th floor offering amazing views and a variety of theme nights, and Al Jalsa Garden Lounge where you can dine al fresco in a traditional Arabian environment and relax under the stars. For further information and reservations please call 4015 8888 or email icdohathecity.dining@ihg.com

Strata

6 pm – 2 am

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k108 HOTEL YUM YUM RESTAURANT

Yum Yum at k108

6 am – 11 pm

k108 Hotel was launched in 2012 with a unique concept among hotels. The hotel was launched with the promise that 100% of its profits will be donated to charitable causes whilst maintaining excellence in its services and delivering value for money. Centrally located in the city of Doha, k108 Hotel features a a classic façade and an inviting lobby design, representing local traditions. Yum Yum, its acclaimed restaurant, has among the best vistas in the city. k108 hotel has 108 rooms and suites with a well equipped gym and beautiful swimming pool and an outside eating area on the roof. The hotel does not sell alcohol in keeping with the religious and ethical beliefs of the owner.

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HOTELS Yum Yum Restaurant @ k108 Over the years Reviewers have had consistently great things to say, their comments speak for themselves.....

The famous k108 burger

“One of THE BEST restaurants in town!”Jul 11, 2012 “Amazing hidden gem in Doha”Jun 22, 2012 “The most awesomest burger in Doha!”Nov 17, 2012 “Excellent Food, Service, and BEST BURGER EVER”Mar 17, 2013 “Best food I had in Doha”Sep 25, 2013 “Best restaurant in Doha”Oct 17, 2013 “Superb fine French dining!”Feb 17, 2014 “Excellent french restaurant and very affordable”Aug 5, 2014 “Possibly the Best Burger in the Middle East, on par with Olaf’s in Seattle”Jul 8, 2014 “My favorite restaurant in Doha”Jan 14, 2015 “Best French restaurant in Doha!” Apr 25, 2015 “Affordable fine dining”Aug 21, 2015 “Exceptional food”Feb 25, 2016 “Beyond excellent”Aug 5, 2016 “A must visit in Qatar”Sep 28, 2016 “Best burger in Qatar”Nov 12, 2016 “Best French food in Doha”Nov 16, 2016 “Best restaurant and view in the city!”Dec 12, 2016 Come and savour fine French cuisine at Yum Yum Breakfast 6 – 11 am Lunch 12:30 – 3 pm Dinner 7:30 – 11 pm For details of events and promotions k108hotel.com k108 Hotel 4433 3000, Yum Yum 4433 3033

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Foie gras

Prawn mille feuille

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RADISSON BLU HOTEL, DOHA

Convenient elegance in the heart of Doha, the Radisson Blu Hotel is renowned for its attentive service and picturesque backdrop. Corporate business hubs surround the hotel’s location, which is close to West Bay and Hamad International Airport. With thirteen on-site restaurants that feature menus from all over the world, guests will find a wealth of dining options without leaving the hotel. The upscale restaurants embrace global influences spanning Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Each dining facility presents award-winning style, rich décor and elegant custom furnishings. Mix and mingle at one of their seven bars where guests can easily find a stylish place to unwind or a party to join. The Radisson Blu hotel, Doha, serves a fine selection of creative dishes and signature cocktails and mocktails. It is the place to be, from sun up to sundown, alive with good vibes.

Bentley’s Grill

Daily 6 pm til late

Picasso’s

Daily 6 pm til late

Pier 12

Daily 6 pm til late

Ruby Wu’s

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HOTELS Charming venues with all day dining with Bistro Bistro serving casual favourites; Hyde Park offers an international buffet and an à la carte menu, while Palm Garden provides an inviting spot for a warm beverage and a wide choice of desserts. In the evening, indulge in culinary exploration and try a new experience every night with 9 chic restaurants to choose from, each with succulent meals and impeccable service. Bentley’s Grill focuses on premium steak crafted from the finest Wagyu beef; Bombay Balti – Indian dishes, spiced to perfection; Chingari sets the bar for Tandoor magic, cooked in traditional clay ovens with sweet ghazals playing in the background, while Picasso’s brings the vibrant tastes of Spain to Doha.

Bubbles on Two

Daily 6 pm til late

Pier 12 includes perennial favourits like Alaskan crab cakes and surf ‘n turf; the Chinese restaurant serves authentic flavours at Ruby Wu’s; Japanese chefs at Sakura create masterpieces in a theatre-like setting and The Italian Job delights all with singing waiters and traditional cuisine. Top off the night with a visit to Bubbles on Two for chic cocktails; Manhattan Bar decorated with the NYC skyline; Orion exudes the charisma of Morocco; relax at Shehrazad and enjoy delicious pub fare; for a refined evening The Library is an ideal spot or hit the dance floor at Qube with live bands and well-known DJ’s. Chingari

Bombay Balti

Daily 6 pm til late

Daily 6 pm til late

For further details about all events and promotions, visit radissonblu.com/en/hotel-doha, 4428 1428

Bistro Bistro

Daily 24 hours

The Italian Job Daily 6 pm til late

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SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA, A RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL

International Friday Brunch - Fridays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Offering the ultimate culinary spectacle, Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel revamps its cuisine at Al Liwan Restaurant, into a superb clash of cuisines that take guests through an alluring culinary journey around the world. Every day of the week is a reason to celebrate with a plethora of choices ideally blending Oriental, International and the best of Middle Eastern and local cuisine, where the lavish selection of artistic creations showcases an endless world of gastronomic possibilities that tantalize all senses. In the weekends, enjoy the Brunch when children are welcomed to relish in their favorite dishes at a separate entertainment area filled with activities that ensure joy for them and the entire family. TURKISH NIGHT - Discover the flavors of Turkish tradition with a unique evening filled with authentic specialties and exceptional ambiance. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. STEAK NIGHT - Taste perfectly grilled meats at Al Liwan Restaurant, where a lavish buffet of prime quality beef, lamb and chicken awaits meat lovers. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. TAKE ME TO LEBANON - Savour authentic Lebanese cuisine alongside an array of unique Middle Eastern specialties, and a variety of aromatic. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. FRIDAY INTERNATIONAL BRUNCH - Make it a grand weekend celebration with a journey around the world, featuring a sumptuous spread of fresh seafood, International classics and Middle Eastern favorites. Fridays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. AUTHENTIC QATARI BRUNCH - Savor authentic Qatari gastronomy with an alluring experience led by Qatari Chef, Sheikha Ahmad M. Almeer and Executive Chef Hassan Abdallah, where a wide selection of local recipes spice up the first and unique Qatari Brunch in Doha. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Dramatic architectures from table top to distant frontiers. A new culinary expression is on the horizon at Al Dana Restaurant, where market-fresh ingredients meet with gastro-art, inspired by the Ikarian diet. From reconstructed classics to imaginative deconstructions, every dish inspires a new point of view.

Seafood On Ice with Poached Omani Lobster, Tiger Prawns, King Crab and Fresh Oysters

COASTAL MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE BY AL DANA Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ras Bu Aboud Street, Doha, Qatar +974 4425 6666 dining.sharq@ritzcarlton.com ritzcarlton.com/sharqvillage

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOHA

New French Casual Dining by The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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LES SOIRÉES DU CHAT NOIR Experience an absolute ladies gathering in a spontaneous-chic and relax ambience at La Mer Bistro. Exciting themes are set to spice up the night, to be announced every week through our social media page – https://www. facebook.com/lessoireesduchatnoir/. Special prices on selected beverage await the ladies who’ll come to bring the theme to life. Saturdays, 5:00 pm to 12:00 am PARISIAN BRUNCH Gather your family and friends for a new and exclusive weekend tradition by discovering a typical Parisian atmosphere in a casual and relax setting at La Mer Bistro, overlooking the Pearl Island and Doha skyline as the bistro chefs’ prepares a special Parisian brunch menu, served à la carte. Saturdays, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

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THE ST. REGIS DOHA

The Finest Address in Qatar Steeped in Middle Eastern mystique, The St. Regis Doha is part of the Al Gassar Resort located in the heart of West Bay, near to The Pearl-Qatar and close to the Diplomatic Area. The St. Regis Butler Service is part of The St. Regis promise that every guest will have a truly memorable stay. You can also escape to a sanctuary of rejuvenation at the signature Remède Spa, featuring 22 private treatment rooms. Discover the perfect Urban Escape, the ultimate experience in relaxation, rejuvination, leisure and recreation. 4446 0304 Allow The St. Regis to present to you 12 charming signature restaurants and lounges, reflecting a proud heritage and culture of excellence. At the same time, they introduce guests to a visionary epicurean world that draws delectably from both local flavours and the celebrated international cuisine of world-renowned chefs.

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HOTELS

Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean Sun – Thu 12 pm– 3 pm /Daily 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Remède Spa

Vine

Opal by Gordon Ramsay Sun – Thu 12 pm– 3 pm /Daily 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

On offer at The St. Regis Doha: Al Sultan Brahim for fine dining Lebanese cuisine. Astor Grill serves the finest steak and seafood, fresh and succulent. Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean Doha, elegant, refined cuisine. Opal By Gordon Ramsay for modern fare at lunch or supper. The Rooftop – cocktails, snacks and music in an ambient locale. The Club At The St. Regis offers an intimate, relaxed vibe. The Raw Bar, the first to serve contemporary and healthy raw dishes. Sarab Lounge with desserts to delight. The Oyster Bay & Bar – mellow out in Carribean style. Vintage Lounge to relax over cocktails and cigars. Vine – both International and devine! Hakkasan Restaurant is all about Chinese fusion. For reservations and details about celebrations, events and promotions, visit stregisdoha.com, 4446 0105

Vintage Bar

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WARWICK DOHA

Moon Deck – The Rooftop Grill

Daily 9 am – 9 pm

A five-star gem has emerged in the City of Pearls and Lights. Warwick Doha sits amid Doha’s city centre, putting guests in the middle of everything the city has to offer including Souq Waqif, Aspire Zone sports complex and the prominent West Bay neighborhood. But it’s not simply the location that sets Warwick Doha apart, as guests will find a new standard of luxury – starting with the rejuvenating spa and rooftop swimming pool. With a blend of contemporary and classic styling, an array of elegant rooms and suites, and refined dining, Warwick Doha is designed to create the most memorable Qatar stay imaginable. Treat your tastebuds and dine out in style at one of their choice restaurants.

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HOTELS The cuisine in downtown Doha isn’t only a necessity; it’s worthy of a stay in itself. And at Warwick Doha, elegant dining is just part of the stay. Whether it’s dinner at the Rooftop Grill or the Signature Italian restaurant, every guest’s dining needs are more than satisfied. L’auberge – take a tour throughout the day with our all-day dining. Each meal features a scrumptious selection of international cuisines with a breakfast and dinner buffet or an à la carte menu. Moon Deck – the Rooftop Grill provides guests with an eclectic menu, sumptuous flavours and relaxing poolside ambience – day or night. From international staples to local favourites, variety is just part of the Rooftop Grill’s charm. Views of downtown Doha act as the backdrop to one of the most unique dining experiences in Qatar. Lobby Café – immersed in the modern comfort of Warwick Doha, the Lobby Café acts as a quaint stop for midday treats. Of course, the café is adorned with much of the modern styling and charm that is present throughout Warwick Doha. Carisma Italian Restaurant – expertly prepared and beautifully presented Italian dishes are the centrepiece of Warwick Doha dining. Highlighting the many tastes of Italy, guests can expect a journey of culinary delights where old favourites and new twists are sure to please even the most discerning palates.

Carisma

For further details about all celebrations, events and special offers and promotions visit info.warwickdohahotel@warwickhotels.com, 4456 3333

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WYNDHAM GRAND REGENCY HOTEL, AL SADD

Be well-connected. Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel hits the spot in so many ways, it is known as one of the best five star hotels in Doha. While some like how conveniently close it is to Qatar’s business centre, others appreciate the accessibility to shopping malls, and there are those that just enjoy their stay right in the heart of Doha. Wyndham Grand combines location with luxury, 246 refurbished rooms and suites, elegant restaurants, and a spa where every sense is revitalized, making this one of the most outstanding and comfortable five star hotels in town. Be it business or pleasure, a warm welcome and creative dishes at all three restaurants awaits. International breakfast, lunch or dinner at Grand Gourmet. Exotic Far Eastern cuisine at Chopsticks; or Moroccan fare will take you to the heart of North Africa in Tangia. WYNDHAM GRAND REGENCY, FINE DINING IN A GREAT LOCATION

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HOTELS

Grand Gourmet

Grand Gourmet live cooking station Grand Gourmet Restaurant presents different theme nights every week. Daily 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm In a rush? Business lunch at Chopsticks Sat – Thu, noon – 3 pm set menu Daily Noon – 11 pm Tagine pour une (dinner for one) made to perfection Daily 6 pm – midnight Join in at Al Kut Cafe for their famous Sushi Rolling Daily 7:30 am – 12:30 am Outside catering five star catering service for every special event 4434 3203/5

Al Kut Cafe

With its stylish decor Wyndham Grand Regency is a must for an unforgettable day or night out with delicious, imaginitive meals and live entertainment, elegant surroundings and warm, friendly staff. For all restaurant related enquiries and reservations call 4434 3203

Outdoor catering At the Wyndham Grand Regency you can enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment. Once you’ve arrived and unpacked, what to do next? Laze by the pool? Explore Doha? Plan a romantic evening? Whether it’s edgy or unexpected, they can arrange it at Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel. They love to delight. So, choose to pamper yourself at Angsana Spa or splash around in the pool. Take the opportunity to engage the Fitness Centre or any of the many leisure options. Whilst in Doha, come and visit and expect a truly tailor made experience. For further details and news about all events, celebrations, theme nights and promotions, visit wyndhamgrandregency.com, 4434 3333 © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Al Dirwandi International and Lebanese

Adagio Premium Aparthotel West Bay Doha

Tucked away in the heart of Doha’s Al Dafna diplomatic district, Al Dirwandi is a distinguised restaurant offering delicious International and traditional Lebanese dishes. Live music and flavoursome food provide an unsurpassed fine dining experience. Enjoy the spirit of Lebanon right here in Doha.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Hot and cold mezze Rocca and zaatar salad Main Courses Pizzas and sandwiches Breaded chicken escalopes with fries and coleslaw Grilled salmon fillet with dill and steamed vegetables Koussa bil laban – baby marrow stuffed with ground beef in yogurt, garlic and coriander sauce Desserts Mixed baklawa Sliced fruit platter

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner

6:30 am – 11:30 pm 6:30 am – 10:30 am Noon – 3:30 pm 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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Al Nahham Arabic, Mediterranean

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Tantalise your palate with freshly prepared mezze. Savour sensational seafood, choosing from an impressive seafood display, or delight in sublime Arabic creations infused with Middle Eastern spices and aromas. Dine in the comfort of our eye catching restaurant designed in contemporary Arabic style. Then relax on our one-of-a-kind over water terrace with scenic views of Doha’s city skyline.

A selection from the menu Mezzeh Al Jabal Salad – A combination of fresh Baladi cheese , cucumber tomato, lettuce, mint, lemon juice and olive oil Main Courses Al Nahham fresh catch of the day Select your fresh fish Your selection will be sold by gram weight (gm) and can be cooked to your preference Al Nahham Mixed Grill – a combination of lamb kebab, lamb kofta, lamb chops, shish taouk, arayees, eggplant kebab and grilled vegetables Desserts Mafrokeh – roasted semolina with sugar syrup topped with ashta nuts and honey

Opening Times: Lunch Dinner

1 pm – 5 pm 7 pm – midnight

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Azraq

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

All Day Dining

A refreshing, modern approach to all-day dining and a choice of stylish indoor and scenic outdoor spaces. Begin with an extensive breakfast buffet featuring a wide variety of healthy and hearty favourites, in addition to à la carte specialities. Return for casual lunch, elegant, simple dinners, and brunch every Friday and Saturday. Savour mouthwatering buffets featuring Indian cuisine, sushi and seafood – highlighted with live cooking stations and show kitchens during the weekends. A la carte menus cater to your gourmet tastes. A world of exciting flavours invites you on culinary journeys with Western, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, our chef’s signature dishes, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, inventive mocktails, gourmet coffees and teas.

A selection from the menu Selection of Hot and Cold Mezze Hummus, babaganoush, fattoush, meat sambousek, spinach fatayer and lamb kibbeh Main Course Butter Chicken – Braised chicken, creamy tomato sauce, garam masala and kasuri methi served with basmati rice Pad Thai – Fried rice noodles with prawns and egg Desserts Umm Ali – Baked milk pudding with pistachio and raisins Chocolate Variation – Chocolate mousse, chocolate macaroon and bitter chocolate cake

Opening Times: Daily à la carte Breakfast Lunch Dinner Island Brunch Friday/Saturday

6:30 am – 10:30 pm 6.30 am – 10.30 am 12:30 pm – 4 pm 7 pm – 10:30 pm 1 pm – 4pm

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Q-Lounge and Restaurant

Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara

International

Enjoy a refreshing start to the day with buffet breakfast, a relaxing pool view and soothing sea breeze. Take a break from the sun with light bites for lunch. Atmospheric evenings offer signature international tapas and mezze creations, an ambient soundtrack of international and Middle Eastern music, made even more fashionable with shisha and specially designed tobacco mixes.

A selection from the menu Q–Starters Organic Quinoa Salad – sprouts, beetroot, pomegranate and vinaigrette Traditional Potato Samozas – potatoes, green peas, tamarind and mint chutney Q–Mains Traditional Biryani in clay pots – Basmati rice cooked with chicken/ lamb or vegetables & aromatic spices Thai Chicken Green Curry – Kaffir lime and eggplant served with Thai Jasmine rice Q-Lounge Raan – braised lamb shank Q–Sweets Blueberry Crumble – fresh blueberry topped with buttery almond crumble Rice Pudding – rosewater, cinnamon, citrus scent and crunchy roasted almonds

Opening Times: Daily

6:30 am – 11:30 pm

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Riva

Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara

Italian

Savour the passions of Italy in our contemporary trattoria dining room. Sit outside on the balcony overlooking luxury yachts in the marina, soaking up an Italian Riviera atmosphere. Enjoy authentic homely lunches of delicious pastas, salads and paninis. Indulge in an afternoon treat from the gelato and dolce display. Refined gourmet dinners begin with antipasti delights, leading into delectable fresh seafood and meat dishes, followed by imported cheeses and irresistible desserts.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Beef carpaccio – Thin sliced beef with pine seeds, lemon dressing, rocket leaves Insalata con rucola rocket-salad with parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze, pine seeds and cherry tomatoes Main Courses Risotto funghi – mushroom risotto with Gorgonzola cheese Lasagna alla Bolognese – beef lasagne and bêchamel sauce Calamaretti fritti – fried squid with cocktail and tartar sauce Le pizze rustiche – pizza with a selection of different toppings Sweets Ice cream and dessert selections

Opening Times: Mon – Sat Sunday

1 pm – 10 pm Closed

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Tanzerin Beach Grill Pool Bar And Grill

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Located on the beach next to the surf pool and volleyball court, close to the family and entertainment areas, Tanzerin offers refreshing beverages and tasty light snacks, upbeat DJ tracks and plenty of activities to enjoy.

A selection from the menu Burgers and sandwiches T Burger – Beef burger with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mushroom and caramelized onion Crispy Chicken Burger – a crispy chicken burger with tomato, lettuce and cheese sauce Classic Hot Dog/ Spicy Cheese Hot dog – Beef hot dog with gherkin pickle relish and mustard mayonnaise Sweets Soft Ice cream and ice cream sticks

Opening Times: Daily Dress code

10am – sunset Beach wear

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Ted’s

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

American Diner

Conveniently located by our children’s and teens’ clubs, our American style diner is the perfect place for youngsters and families to share quality time together, while enjoying their favourite beverages.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Cobb Salad – Lettuce, shrimp, avocado, cherry tomato, onion, boiled eggs, blue cheese and crispy bacon Nachos – Tortilla chips, chili con carne, beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion, tomato salsa, guacamole and sliced jalapeños peppers. Mains Ted’s Original – ‘The Original Burger’ plus your choice of Cheddar, Swiss or American cheese. Mushroom-Swiss – Beef burger with Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato, mushroom and caramelized onion Sweets New York Cheese Cake – double cream cheesecake American Warm Apple Pie – baked fresh, daily served with ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 8 pm

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Zest Chocolate Café Pastries

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Zest Café is a treat for the senses, the residents baristas conjure up amazing brews to sip on whilst sampling a mouth-watering array of cakes and pastries. A versatile menu of fresh, delicious dishes served from morning to night. All ages and all palates are certain to find flavors and foods perfect for recharging and refueling after a day full of play and exploration. While offering cuisine that will complement wellness treatments and also caters to those who desire an energising home-made treat.

A selection from the menu Go Chocolaty Chocolate Mug Milkshake – extra thick and large size chocolate milkshake with a touch of cinnamon Chocolate Peanut Butter Martini – a great combination of peanut butter and chocolate Banania – a chocolate flavored shake made with frozen banana for extra flavor Signature drinks Berry Fizz – lime, lemonade, mixed berries, sugarcane syrup Savories Smoked Salmon on German Rye Bread – sour cream, side salad Croque Monsieur – backed turkey ham, cheese sauce, brioche bread Mushroom and Melted Goat Cheese Crostini – sundried tomato, arugula

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 8 pm

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CHAIRMEN HOTEL DOHA

Elegance and Comfort

Elegance and comfort is what defines Chairmen Hotel Doha. Located right in the heart of Doha›s business centre, it is the ideal place from where to start visiting the capital of Qatar. A city where luxury and exclusiveness blend with traditional souks. Be seduced by tradition and exoticism of its souks, its hookahs, its mosques. Stroll along the Corniche (waterfront promenade) and enjoy the dhows, traditional sailing vessels contrasting with Doha›s futurist architecture. Our excellent team of professionals will be at your disposal to help you with anything you might need, and our classy and comfortable rooms will provide you all the rest you are looking for.

Chairmen Hotel Doha Al Mansoura Najma 37303 Doha, Doha, Qatar Telephone: 974 44260444, Fax: 974 44260441 reservations@chairmenhotel.com

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Elite Restaurant

Chairmen Hotel Doha

International

Elite Restaurant combines tradition with modernity in an exceptional way. Its interior is unique – fragments of wooden walls have been preserved and they have been ingeniously blended with the modern decor. The restaurant serves mainly International cuisine with Arabic and Indian influences.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Arabic, American or Continental Appetisers Soups and salads Sandwiches with French fries or vegetables Main Courses Shrimp pasta Grilled meats and fish Vegetable biryani Desserts Umm Ali Cake of the day

Opening Times: Daily

6 am – midnight

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Aramede

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

Mediterranean

A modern dining experience, with light and colourful decor centred on a large light-flooded atrium. Dishes include the best of local and international cuisine, with live cooking stations and something new for every visit. Enjoy themed events like Seafood and Italian nights, offering the very best freshly prepared dishes.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Options Continental or American breakfast Eggs, pastries, cereals Appetisers Hot and cold mezze Salads and Sandwiches Greek salad Panini with grilled vegetables and goat cheese Main Courses US beef tenderloin Pan roasted salmon parcel Pizza and pasta Desserts Creme brûlée Fresh fruit salad Childrens menu available

Opening Times: Daily Be Social Friday Brunch

6 am – midnight 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Rodizio Brazilian Churrascaria

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

A meat lovers paradise! Dishes are cooked over an open flame and served directly to your table on skewers – it’s up to you how much you want! Poultry and seafood is also available with an extensive wine list. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and entertainment, perfect for a celebration, business lunch or social gathering.

A selection from the menu Rodizio Special Formula – salad station, all you can eat meat, and dessert Appetisers Seafood salad Caesar salad Main Courses Churrasco chicken Australian beef strip loin steak Desserts Bitter chocolate cake Pineapple melba

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – midnight

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Asia Live!

Doha Marriott

Asian

Enjoy an authentic Far Eastern experience with fragrant dishes delicately enhanced with enticing Oriental flavours. Indulge in teppanyaki, freshly prepared sushi, wok fried dishes or the extensive à la carte menu featuring exotic dishes from China to Malaysia.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Green mango salad Chicken or beef satay with spicy peanut sauce Hot and sour soup Main Courses Beef in black pepper sauce with garlic broccoli Vietnamese spring chicken Tofu bao with asparagus, baby corn and shitake mushrooms Sushi, sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls Teppanyaki Desserts Tempura ice cream Fried banana with cinnamon

Opening Times: Mon – Sat Sunday

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Closed

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Corniche

Doha Marriott

International

This all-day dining destination offers local and international cuisine for breakfast through to dinner, with an extensive à la carte menu, as well as lunch and dinner buffets. The extravagant Gallery Brunch on Fridays and Saturdays offers an array of cuisines from all around the world with live cooking stations, healthy salads, seafood specialities from the Arabian waters, and an abundance of tempting desserts.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Salt and pepper shrimp and calamari Chicken fajita wrap Soups, Greens and Signature Dishes Arabic lentil soup Grilled halloumi sandwich Market salad Main Courses From the grill – 220g US filet mignon The Indian kitchen – chicken biryani The Asian wok – Thai mango and shrimp salad Pastas and pizzas Desserts Umm Ali Duo of chocolate mousse

Opening Times: Daily 6 am – 11:30 pm Fri and Sat brunch 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Salsa

Doha Marriott

Tex-Mex

This warm and colourful restaurant exudes the vibrant charm of Mexico, with delicious authentic Tex-Mex fare – fajitas, burritos, enchilladas, tacos and much more. Salsa invites you to join the fiesta and enjoy the evening with the live band – they will keep you entertained for a sensational night to remember!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Lime marinated shrimps Papa Reliena – baked potato with vegetarian or taco beef and all the usual sides Main Courses Parillas – cook your food on a hot plate! Burritos and fajitas Pescado a la Veracruzana – grilled hamour in rich tomato sauce Espada de mar y tierra – arm-long skewers of US Angus beef fillet and lobster tail Desserts Pachangeros – caramelised bananas, crêpe and vanilla ice cream Arroz con leche – classic rice pudding

Opening Times: Daily Saturday

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Closed

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Taj Rasoi

Doha Marriott

Indian

Enjoy the Taj Rasoi experience of Maharaja dining and hospitality! In India during the time of the Maharajas, guests were treated to extravagant meals and gracious hospitality at a gentle, leisurely pace. Take time to savour the tandoors, marinated meats and seafood, exotic curries and traditional accompaniments on offer in this delightfully casual restaurant.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Aloo chat – cubed potato, coriander, onion and masala Mulligtawany soup Reshmi kebab – chicken marinated in cashew nut cream Main Courses Kadahi subzi – fresh vegetables with aromatic spices Gosht reysala – mutton with mint, coriander, traditional herbs and spices Jinga Rasoi – prawns in a rich tomato saffron curry Murgh makhani – chicken cooked in a tandoor, simmered in rich tomato gravy Desserts Phirni gulabi – rosewater flavoured rice pudding Gulab jamun – flour balls with cottage cheese and ghee, deep fried and soaked in sugar sauce Kulfi ice cream

Opening Times: Daily Monday

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Closed

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Al Thouraya

Ezdan Hotel

International, Arabic

Al Thouraya Restaurant is an all-day dining restaurant serving contemporary International and Arabic cuisine. The restaurant provides comfortable seating indoors and outdoors and is located at the Atrium Zone of Ezdan Hotel. Al Thouraya is a family friendly environment where Friday brunch serves as a highlight to guests. The executive chef prepares traditional recipes comprising classic flavours by using fresh ingredients.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Continental, Oriental, American and healthy options Appetisers Cold and hot mezze Main Courses Classic club sandwich Pasta and pizza Grilled beef tenderloin Desserts Chocolate fudge brownies Muhalabia

Opening Times: Daily Friday brunch

6:30 am – 11 pm Noon – 4 pm

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Elements

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

International

Inspired by the four classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – Elements restaurant offers an innovative mix of Arabic, Asian, Indian and seafood flavours. The breakfast and lunch buffets have live cooking stations, dinner is a delicious à la carte menu. Enjoy the ambience inside, or dine al fresco with the dramatic fire table and views of the hotel grounds and the Arabian Gulf. Be sure to pop by for the popular Express Lunch (daily except Friday).

A selection from the menu Appetisers Oriental hot mezze and grills Indian charcoal tandoori Dim sum Sushi, sashimi, tempura rolls Main Courses Salmon teriyaki Green vegetable curry Grilled Wagyu striploin Desserts Rhubarb cheesecake with blood orange sorbet Warm date pudding with saffron ice cream

Opening Times: Daily Daily Happy Hour Ladies Happy Hour (Weds) Friday brunch

6:30 am – 1 am 4 pm – 7 pm 4 pm – closing 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Il Teatro

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Italian

One of the leading Italian restaurants in Doha, led by Chef Marco Arlotti, direct from Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Leading a full brigade of Italian chefs in the kitchen, he creates traditional, authentic Italian cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Dinner is complemented by an excellent selection of Italian wines and attentive, intuitive service.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Carpaccio di manzo – beef carpaccio with black truffle dressing, rocket and parmesan Main Courses Linguine all’astice – linguine with tomato sauce and fresh Atlantic lobster Carre di agnello in crosta di semi, crema di zucca, carotine novelle all arancio – New Zealand rack of lamb with pumpkin cream, baby carrots and orange reduction Desserts Vanilla panna cotta with red berry compote

Opening Times: Daily Saturday

4494 8600 fourseasons.com/doha

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Closed

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Nobu Doha Japanese

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Experience the world’s largest Nobu restaurant, at the edge of the private marina at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha. The stylish entertaining spaces include a main dining room, a sushi counter, two bars and an outdoor terrace. This one-of-a-kind showpiece presents Chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa’s signature new style Japanese cuisine.

A selection from the menu Nobu Bites and Special Cold Dishes Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño Beef tenderloin with dry miso Lobster salad with spicy lemon dressing Special Hot Dishes and Brick Oven Dishes Alaskan black cod yuzu miso Poussin with truffle and wasabi jus Tempura, Sushi and Sashimi King crab tempura with amazu ponzu Nagasaki bluefin tuna sashimi/sushi Salmon new style roll Dessert Chocolate bento box

Opening Times: Daily Dinner Bar and Lounge Friday Brunch

6:30 am – 11:30 pm 6 pm – 1 am 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Pool Grill International

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

A rustic outdoor cafe on the beachfront, with resort-style dining in the heart of the city. Enjoy a casual breakfast, or grilled specialities for lunch and dinner. All items are prepared in a Josper oven, combining the juiciness of roasting with charcoal-grilled flavour.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Signature – quail eggs with beef bacon, eggs Royale, eggs Florentine, or seasonal vegetable frittata Indian – Masala Dosa with mildly spiced onion and potato mix, sambhar and coconut chutney Appetisers Green lentil soup Watermelon Greek salad Main Courses Pasta and pizza Sandwiches Pool grill specialities – roasted salmon, baby chicken peri peri, catch of the day

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Gioia Restaurant

Fraser Suites Doha

International

The stylishly decorated restaurant offers a bright and roomy space to enjoy some of the best dining in Doha. Diners can enjoy a freshly prepared international breakfast buffet, while at lunchtime a buffet is available as well as a business lunch. For dinner, there is a set menu or à la carte.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Lentil and carrot soup Japanese style deep fried shrimp Main Courses Grilled Angus sirloin Slow cooked lemon hamour Saffron risotto Desserts Café gourmand – three mini desserts with an espresso Season fruit tart

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Fri and Sat Brunch

7 am – 11 pm 7 am – 10:30 am 11:30 am – 3 pm 6 pm – 11 pm Noon – 4 pm

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Golden Fusion Restaurant

Golden Ocean Hotel

Indian, Chinese

A casual dining restaurant offering a large number of authentic Indian and Chinese dishes to suit everyone, including the kids. As well as the extensive menu, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet is served. There is an Executive Lunch Meal for diners in a rush.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Sweetcorn egg drop soup Vegetable spring rolls Main Courses Grills from the tandoor Mutton, chicken, fish and vegetable Indian and Chinese curries Rice dishes and noodles Desserts Pista or malai kulfi Lychees with ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

6:30 am – midnight

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Coral

InterContinental Doha

International

Enjoy superb cuisine in the main dining area or at the outdoor terrace looking towards the pool and beachfront. The flow of clean lines and array of colourful design features combine into an unforgettable dining venue. The generous buffet features a range of international dishes with live cooking stations, extensive sushi counter and delicious desserts.

A selection from the menu Oven fresh breads and country loaves Pastries Homemade compotes Vegetarian options Fresh fish and seafood Selection of hot and cold meat Fresh fruit and dessert Live cooking stations for lunch and dinner Themed evenings – Spanish, Asian, Italian, seafood, barbecue

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Weekend Brunch

6:30 am – 11 pm 6:30 am – 11 am 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 7 pm – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Mykonos

InterContinental Doha

Greek

A genuine taste of Greece in Qatar! Mykonos offers stunning views of the pool and the Arabian Sea while experiencing all the flavours of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. A wonderful way to spend a romantic evening, listening to the sounds of the live band while relaxing on the terrace. All your favourite Greek dishes are available, and maybe some new ones too!

A selection from the menu Appetisers and Salads Tzatziki Baked feta cheese Mykonos salad – spinach, artichoke, rocca, peppers, pita croutons, parmesan flakes, caramelised walnuts Main Courses Lobster linguini ‘Astakomakaronada’ Chicken souvlaki Lamb shank confit Desserts Galaktoboureko – traditional dish made with filo pastry, rich milky cream, aromatic syrup and vanilla ice cream Sokolatopita – chocolate pie with crushed walnuts and strawberry ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

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Noon – midnight

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Hwang

InterContinental Doha The City

Pan Asian

In the casual yet inviting setting of our Pan Asian restaurant Hwang, you will enjoy true vibrant flavours of South East Asia. Our chefs invite you on a culinary journey of authentic flavours and signature dishes across the region. Don’t miss our signature Shabu-Shabu, Japanese traditional hot pot! Escape work and join us for a quick bento box lunch. Kick off the weekend with our funky Asian Yum Cha brunch, for an exotic experience of true South East Asian hospitality served family style.

A selection from the menu Asian Shabu Shabu Pan Asian menu – Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, thai, Malaysian etc Asian funky brunch Signature laksa Express business bento box Asian inspired cocktails and mocktails Live art gallery Chocolate chili lava cake

Opening Times: Sat Lunch Dinner

Noon – 11 pm Closed Noon – 3 pm 6 pm – 11 pm

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Prime

InterContinental Doha The City

Steakhouse

For guests passionate about steak, multi-award winning Prime is a bold, quality dining destination promising the finest selection of cuts consistently grilled and seasoned to perfection. Prime’s relaxed and comfortable setting combined with its exquisite cuisine will make for a memorable dining experience. It’s the ultimate steakhouse destination for the classy carnivore and discerning steak connoisseur.

A selection from the menu Appetisers 36 hour slow-cooked short ribs Steak tartare - made tableside Prime shrimp cocktail French onion soup Main Courses A prime selection of meats and quality cuts Corn-fed chicken with butternut squash purée Desserts Chocolate melting sphere

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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The Square

InterContinental Doha The City

International

The Square is the ultimate dining destination. Join us for one of our theme nights, or better yet for our unique Bar Squared Friday Brunch with over 20 different ‘bars’, choose from our sushi bar, pasta bar, chocolate bar, burger bar and more. Take a trip around the world and visit our interactive kitchen specialising in International cuisine. Make an executive decision, and break away from the office and enjoy our business lunch options.

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Services

Pasta and pizza stations Friday brunch Seafood nights every Wednesday Italian nights every Tuesday Business Lunch Live cooking stations

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday brunch

6:30 am – 11 pm 6:30 am – 10:30 am 12 – 3 pm 6 pm – 11 pm 12:30 – 4 pm

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Cucina

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Italian

A warm and cosy Italian restaurant serving Italian favourites with an authentic décor that will transport you to Italy. The warm welcome from the waiting staff will put you at your ease, allowing you to sit back and relax. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Funghi e mozzarella bruschette Frittura di calamari e zucchini Main Courses Tagliatelle Michelangelo – tagliatelle pasta with beef bolognese, porcini mushroom, cream and parmesan Traditional pizza with buffalo mozzarella and toppings Gamberoni alla griglia – grilled butterfly king prawns, salsa verde and green salad Desserts Crema bruciata alla cioccolato bianco – white chocolate crème brûlée Italian cheeses, ice creams and sorbets

Opening Times: Daily

4419 5000 marriott.com

Noon – 11 pm

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Ipanema Brazilian Churrascaria

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Ipanema is an award-winning authentic Brazilian Churrascaria (pronounced shoe – ras – karia), with a Rodizio style of service. Choose from 15 variations of sizzling meats (beef, chicken and lamb) on skewers, carved at your table by Passadores. Entertainment is provided by the only authentic Brazilian band in Doha.

A selection from the menu Diners can choose their own salads and side dishes. All other dishes are brought to the table. Rodizio Buffet Includes the salad buffet, soups, side dishes and up to 15 cuts of meat (beef, chicken, lamb and duck) and desserts Vegetarian Buffet Includes soups, salad buffet, cheeses, side dishes and desserts

Opening Times: Daily 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Friday Brunch 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Daily Sundowners 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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New York Steakhouse

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Steak

A high-end steakhouse embodying the rich tradition of a true fine dining American steakhouse, specialised in grilled premium steaks – US Black Angus, Australian Wagyu and Argentinian mixed breed – with a list of the finest wines to complement your meal.

A selection from the menu Appetisers French onion soup Heirloom tomato salad Beef tartare smoked at your table Main Courses Steak selection – filet mignon, rib eye, striploin To share – barbecue glazed ribs, Chateaubriand Chargrilled jumbo tiger prawns New York Steakhouse Black Angus burger Desserts Philadelphia cheesecake Baked Alaska

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Dinner

4419 5000 marriott.com

Noon – 11:30 pm Noon – 3 pm 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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Aziza Lebanese Restaurant

3rd Floor, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

This new concept of fine dining Lebanese Restaurant with a seafood fusion twist caters from the traditional Lebanese delicacies to signature fusion dishes. An artwork masterpiece at its best! From the creators of Mamig Armenian and Lebanese Restaurant comes Doha’s newest spot for dine and dance. Aziza takes you back to the elegance, glitz and glamour of old Arabia. Start your night with a fine dining experience and throughout the evening enjoy the lively entertainment that will keep you dancing until the morning. The live band and service will leave a favourable memory that you will want to experience again at Aziza.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Salmon tabbouleh Fried calamari with garlic lemon sauce Aziza stuffed crabs Main Courses Fish cooked in salt crust Lobster thermidor Fresh fish from the trolley Aziza mixed grill Sweet cherries kabab Desserts Aziza delights Halawet Al Jebn Jazariyat with ashta

Opening Times: Daily Business lunch

12 pm – 2 am 12 pm – 3 pm

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Aziza Lebanese Restaurant

3rd Floor, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

In a hurry for lunch? We’ve got you covered with our in and out in 45 mins Business Lunch at Aziza! You will get three kinds of cold mezze, three kinds of hot mezze, choose one of three main dishes and desserts made from the freshest ingredients. Swift service at its best!

Business lunch special daily menu Cold Mezze Fattoush Hummus Moutabel Hot Mezze Potato harra Meat kibbeh Mixed fatayer Main Courses One choice of daily special Dessert

Opening Times: Business lunch

12 pm – 3 pm

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Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

Meliá Doha

Modern Indian Cuisine

Indian fusion dishes are created by this talented, world-renowned chef, whose innovative dishes are a culinary delight. You are guaranteed to enjoy an exquisite experience. Every dish is a statement which takes you on a journey that’s traditional and beyond. Savour every mouth-watering moment!

A selection from the menu Kebabs, Soups and Chaat Bites Silken lamb galouti with saffron dough bread Dal shorba Samosa chaat Signature Curries Lemon tomato pappu – yellow lentils simmered with tomatoes Dum naryali prawns – soft prawns cooked with coconut Hyderabadi gosht biryani – goat meat and basmati rice Desserts Gajrela Umali – baked carrot and pastry with sabayon The electric kulfi – crispy fried kulfi with a surprise!

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Dinner Fri brunch

Noon – 11 pm Noon – 3:30 pm 7 pm – 11 pm Noon – 4 pm

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La Brasserie

Mercure Grand Hotel

French and International

The French café restaurant has a wide choice of continental buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant is styled around a Mediterranean theme although the menu is much more eclectic. If you’re looking for great service, a warm welcome and good food, then the Mercure will be happy to oblige.

A selection from the menu Wide range of international and French dishes from the buffet including: Assorted mezze and soups Beef, fish, chicken and lamb dishes Vegetable lasagne and dal Arabic desserts

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner

4446 2222 mercure.com

5:30 am – 11 pm 5:30 – 10:30 am Noon – 3 pm 7 pm – 11 pm

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La Villa

Mercure Grand Hotel

Mediterranean

Serving the finest cuisine from the Mediterranean region, with an extensive selection of dishes, La Villa, situated on the 12th floor, has the perfect ambience for enjoying a meal while taking in the panoramic views of the Corniche and Al Dafna. A semi-private salon in the restaurant can also be reserved for up to six diners.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Harira soup Algerian couscous salad Main Courses Lamb tajine with prunes Vegetable malai kofta curry Grilled hammour with fennel, garlic and lemon sauce Desserts Dark chocolate tower Crêpe Suzette with orange sauce

Opening Times: Daily

7 pm – 11 pm

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Al Nafourah Garden

Oryx Rotana Doha

Lebanese

Chill out at Al Nafourah Garden. Experience the relaxed atmosphere offering sumptuous light traditional Arabic bites and a wide variety of cocktails. Set the mood with a flavoursome selection of shishas within the inviting surroundings of the garden.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Hot and cold mezze Sandwiches Main Courses Grilled fillet hammour Chargrilled farrouj Lamb kofta Shish taouk Desserts Mixed berry cheesecake Mouhalabieh Vanilla crème brûlée

Opening Times: Daily

4402 3333 rotana.com

5 pm – 2 am

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Chi’Zen

Oryx Rotana Doha

Chinese

Chi'Zen is an award-winning restaurant that serves Cantonese and few signature Asian cuisine. Led by a team of highly-skilled and experienced chefs, Chi'Zen's wide range of dishes are all made from fresh, high-quality ingredients and seasoned with home-ground spices and fresh herbs. The specially designed menu is crafted with care and promises to delight guests with the best of Chinese cuisine capturing delicious and unforgettable flavours of the region.

A selection from the menu Soups Hot and sour soup Man chow soup Salads Duck salad Mandarin chicken salad Appetisers Golden fried prawns Shrimp sesame toast Dim Sum Sui mai Barbecue chicken bun Assorted dim sum basket Main Course Peking duck Szechuan kung pao chicken Crispy beef chili Spicy chili garlic shrimps

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu, Fri

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Noon – 11:30 pm Noon – midnight

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The Cellar

Oryx Rotana Doha

Mediterranean Tapas

The elegant décor, finest selection of Mediterranean tapas, wine tasting section and the wide variety of fine wines along with its personallised service clearly speak of an exquisite dining experience and make The Cellar the most unique place in town.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Rustic bruschetta Quinoa and avocado salad Crispy soft shell crab Main Courses Porcini and mascarpone risotto Sizzling king prawns Mulwarra lamb cutlets Desserts Lime and basil parfait Tiramisu ‘The Way I Like It’ Nocilla ice cream profiteroles Artesan cheese board

Opening Times: Sat – Weds Thurs and Fri

4402 3333 rotana.com

Noon – midnight Noon – 2 am

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Choices

Oryx Rotana Doha

International

Dining at Choices is a culinary delight of the highest standards. The open kitchen serves up a superb buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to an à la carte menu and daily Theme Nights.

A selection from the menu Theme Nights: Tex Mex – Sunday Surf & Turf – Monday Steak – Tuesday Sushi and Sashimi – Wednesday Seafood – Thursday Indian – Friday Mediterranean – Saturday

Opening Times: Daily Friday brunch

6 am – 11:30 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Bentley’s Grill Steak

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

With the refined ambience of a private gentlemen’s club, Bentley’s Grill features mellow hues and a crackling fire. The elegant quality of the restaurant is reflected in the food: Chef Jurgen’s menu focuses on premium steak crafted from the finest Wagyu beef.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Pan seared scallops Grilled portobello mushroom with goats cheese Alaskan crab cakes Main Courses Steak selection – Angus beef and Wagyu, with sides Chicken breast with herb butter Duck breast with pomme grand sauce Salmon and braised endive

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Bistro Bistro Mediterranean

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

So good they named it twice! Capturing the atmosphere and tastes of Europe, this restaurant is reminiscent of a Mediterranean cellar. Cool and charming, you could be mistaken for thinking you are sipping your coffee in a European café. Bon Appétit!

A selection from the menu Salads and Light Bites Calamari Hot chicken liver salad Club sandwich with fries Main Courses Shrimp linguine Lemongrass and coriander king prawns Mussels Tuscan style Desserts Black and white chocolate mousse Ice cream Swiss roll

Opening Times: Daily

24 hours

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Bombay Balti Indian

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Embark on a dinnertime holiday to India at this bustling curry house. A modern and open space concept with intricate décor, spicy aromas and bold flavours characterise this authentic experience. Freshly baked naan perfectly complements your selection and will keep you coming back for more.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Hari machi tikka Chicken pakora Jhinga pakora Main Courses Chicken tikka Beef jalfrezi Lamb rogan josh Mutton korma Hammour vindaloo King prawn tandoori Desserts Gulab jamun Rasmalai

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Chingari Indian, Tandoori

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Doha’s first genuine tandoori venue, Chingari, meaning ‘sparkling charcoal’, sets the bar for innovative dining. Fresh produce and well-marinated meat are cooked to perfection in a traditional clay oven. Butter chicken, fish tikkas, lamb and sag aloo are just a few of Chingari’s specialities. Live sitar music creates a pleasing background for your meal.

A selection from the menu Tandoori Jhinga til tikka – sesame prawns cooked over charcoal Raan Chingari – whole leg of lamb marinated in spices Peshawari tikka – boneless chicken kebab Alu seekh kebab – mashed potatoes with onion, ginger and garlic Specialities from the Chef’s Pan Fish curry Dum aloo Chingari – potatoes in a rich tomato and cashew gravy Desserts Malai pista kulfi Gaajar halwa

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Hyde Park Coffee Shop All Day Dining

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Overlooking the picturesque gardens, Hyde Park Coffee Shop is open daily, offering breakfast to dinner options – although why not just stop by for a snack? There is an à la carte menu as well as an extensive international buffet.

A selection from the menu Salads, Sandwiches, Pasta and More Antipasti Arabia – marinated olives, hummous, tabouleh and more Hot chicken liver salad Old Fashioned Ramada Burger – US beef patty with toppings, fries and coleslaw Lemon-grilled chicken ciabatta Young vegetable curry Cheesecake with blueberry compote Daily breakfast and lunch buffets

Opening Times: Daily Friday Brunch

6 am – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Picasso’s Spanish

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Spain’s convivial dining custom finds a new home at Picasso’s, the enjoyable tapas restaurant. Small, tasty dishes designed for socialising and sharing make each meal a party. Fruit sangria and frothy beers amplify the flavours of each creation. Look out for the monthly Tapas and Paint Night – good cheer, tasty tapas and some truly expressive creations on canvas.

A selection from the menu Seafood Calamares fritos sencillos Croquetas de patata y bacalao Langostinos a la sal Meat Tapa de salami y queso Brochetas de polo con especias y miel Paella de Valenciana Vegetables Arroz de Verdura Patatas bravas Desserts Torta de queso

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Pier 12

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Seafood

The overall look and feel of this restaurant is cool, modern and sophisticated. Sink your teeth into cooked-to-order seafood – freshness and quality are evident in every mouthful of the Bouillabaisse soup, mussel pots and customised recipes. Perennial favourites include surf ‘n’ turf and Alaskan crab cakes.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Fresh ahi tuna tartare Calamari fritter Clam bay chowder Scottish smoked salmon Main Courses Traditional fish and chips Bouillabaisse Sirloin and crab cake Mussels The ‘market’ trolley – select from the daily catch, choice of sauce, served with potatoes and vegetables Desserts Fresh baked Belgian waffle with cherries and ice cream Pier 12 giant ice cream cup

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Ruby Wu’s Chinese

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Spanning the vast culinary map of China, Ruby Wu’s serves tender duck, skilfully wrapped dumplings, juicy beef, spicy snapper and more. Expert chefs and knowledgeable servers ensure a satisfying experience. An open dining concept with a friendly atmosphere and delectable delights to suit every palate.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce Minced duck wrapped in iceberg lettuce Chilled shredded chicken with Szechuan chilli sauce Dim sum Hot and sour seafood soup Main Courses Wok-fried lobster and honey beans with Szechuan sauce Roasted Peking style duck breast Stir-fried sliced beef with ginger and onion Mapo bean curd in Szechuan sauce Desserts Lemon and peppermint sherbet with white chocolate mousse Warm rice cake with mango in pandan syrup

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi House

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Sushi and teppanyaki delights await at Sakura, the Radisson’s famous Japanese establishment. In a theatre-like atmosphere, you can witness the artful preparation of your chosen dish. There is a Japanese saying ‘steal with your eyes’ – learn by watching – you may find yourself trying out this culinary art at home!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Sakura salad – crab stick, cucumber, lettuce, mayonnaise, avocado and mango Ebi furai – breaded shrimps Gyoza – deep fried chicken lollipop with asari sauce Main Courses Yakimono grill – meat and fish items Sushi, sashimi, makimono and moriawase Bento boxes Japanese curry Teppanyaki Tempura Desserts Matcha ice cream Banana tempura

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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The Italian Job Italian

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

The sign above the door reads ‘Do not enter if you do not have a sense of humour’ so make sure you’re ready to enjoy a laugh. This family-friendly restaurant specialises in the real deal when it comes to pasta, pizza and other Italian staples. Families especially enjoy the antics of the singing waiters and waitresses, who add an air of lively festivity to your dining experience and make it truly unforgettable.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Salad with baby rocket, radicchio, pears and provolone cheese Buffalo mozzarella with tomato and pesto dressing Minestrone soup Main Courses Risotto with prawns, hamour fillet, calamari, mussels and saffron Lasagna alla Bolognese Quattro stagioni pizza Salmon escalope with lemon mint sauce Chicken breast with chicken liver mousse in a cep mushroom sauce Desserts Tiramisu Italian meringue with vanilla chantilly and hazelnut powder

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 11 pm

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Al Dana

Sharq Village & Spa

Mediterranean Seafood Brasserie

Signature Mediterranean restaurant offering a front-row seat to the Qatari beaches. A contemporary approach, healthy ingredients and fresh seafood are introduced in its stylish yet refined ambience.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Sea bass ceviche Greek shrimps Saganaki Burrata Main Courses Glazed short ribs Grilled seafood platter for 2 Porcini truffle risotto Fish market with a variety of cooking preparations, sauces and side dishes Desserts Deconstructed Black Forest Poached pear with lemon sabayon and hazelnut dacquoise

Opening Times: Mon – Sat Sunday

6:30 pm – 11 pm Closed

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Al Liwan

Sharq Village & Spa

Local, Regional and International Buffet

All day-dining featuring a selection of Lebanese mezze, live cooking stations and decadent desserts, served within an authentic Arabian atmosphere.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Breakfast choices – Arabic, American, Continental, etc. Appetisers Cold and hot mezze Variety of salads, soups and sandwiches Main Courses Biryani chicken or shrimps Variety of grilled meats – beef, lamb, chicken and seafood Variety of pasta Desserts Umm Ali American cheesecake

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday and Saturday brunch

6:30 am – 10:30 am Noon – 3:30 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Parisa

Sharq Village & Spa

Contemporary Persian Cuisine

The finest Persian cuisine invites diners to enjoy a contemporary dining experience in an elegant, stylish ambience along with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mast-O Khiar – yogurt, cucumber, walnuts, raisins Kofta Zershk – lamb meatballs with cranberry tomato sauce Main Courses Kabab Shishlik – lamb chops marinated in saffron, onion Jooje Kabab – chicken breast marinated in fresh lemon juice, saffron, onion Desserts Falude-Ye Shirazi – frozen vermicelli sorbet, rose water

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri and Sat Monday

Lunch Dinner Lunch Dinner Closed

Noon – 3:30 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm

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Al Hubara Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

All Day Dining

Renowned in Doha for its crossroads of international gastronomy, Al Hubara offers a myriad of buffets and live cooking stations as well as an extensive à la carte menu. This ambient, beautifully decorated venue tends to attract diners from far and wide. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A selection from the menu Large number of breakfast options Appetisers Selection of hot and cold mezze Salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta and pizza Main Courses Rock lobster thermidor Fish and chips Chicken biryani Lamb indian curry Desserts Um Ali Sorbet per scoop

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner A la carte

6 am – 11:30 pm 6 am – 10:30 am (Fri/Sat 11 am) Noon – 3 pm (Fri/Sat 4 pm) 7 pm – 11:30 pm 6 pm – 11:30 pm

4485 3000 alhubararestaurant.com

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La Veranda

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Italian

La Veranda is the perfect place to experience an authentic taste of Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Alessandro. Serving delicious selections, from Italian home cooking to pizzas baked in a traditional oven, all against a backdrop of a magnificent sea view of the Arabian Gulf.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Bruschetta Salad selection Main courses Grilled rib eye served with rocket salad, cherry tomatoes and parmigiano flakes Lamb rack with mushroom ragout Breaded veal chop with mashed potatoes Desserts Homemade tiramisu Chocolate mousse with toasted nuts and espresso Yogurt panna cotta with blueberries

Opening Times: Weekday Business Lunch Dinner Pizza, Pasta and Jazz Aperitivo Fri and Sat Brunch

Noon – 3 pm 7 pm – 11:30 pm 7 pm – 11:30 pm (Tues) 5:30 pm – 8 pm (Weds/Thu) 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Latino Steakhouse Authentic South American

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

In its quest to offer a breath of fresh air and a fiesta of the senses to the city diners and guests, the Latino Steakhouse serves South American classics and succulent steaks, all perfected with complemented interiors.

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Appetisers Empanadas Pinchos Tradito y ceviche Main Courses Quesadillas Grills Parilladas Desserts Dulce de leche cheesecake Passion fruit mousse

Opening Times: Dinner Happy Hour Churrasco and Ladies Night Me(a)t The Chef Cuban Night

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6 pm – 11:30 pm 6 pm – 8 pm (Daily) 7 pm – 11:30 pm (Weds) 7 pm – 11:30 pm (Daily) 7 pm – 11:30 pm (Thu)

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Akbar Restaurant

Swiss-Belhotel Doha

Indian

Experience the royal taste of India, with a daily à la carte for lunch and dinner, and Friday brunch buffet with an authentic array of unique Indian flavours and aromas to excite your sense. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Doha city skyline while listening to the traditional ambience of melodious live Ghazal (daily 7 pm to 1 am).

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mixed vegetable pakora Jahangiri shorba – mutton broth flavoured with aniseed Chana chaat – chickpeas, potatoes and onions Main Courses Rangeela paneer tikka – three types of cottage cheese cooked in the tandoor Methi tikka – chicken with fenugreek and cashew nuts Shubnam curry – mushrooms and peas in gravy Desserts Naram garam – fried milk dumplings soaked in syrup Gajar ka halwa – shredded carrot cooked in milk

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Dinner Live ghazal music Friday Brunch

7 am – midnight 11 am – 3 pm 7 pm – midnight 7 pm – 1 am 11 am – 3:30 pm

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Maxill Restaurant

Swiss-Belhotel Doha

International

The restaurant offers an extensive daily breakfast and lunch buffet, and à la carte for dinner, with show kitchens and live cooking showcasing Mediterranean and International cuisine. Indulge in an endless selection of buffet favourites for breakfast, lunch and themed dinner nights, including dishes from the Mediterranean, the Far East, India and Pacific Rim.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Cold and hot mezze Fresh shrimp cocktail Chef’s salad Main Courses Sandwiches and burgers Pasta and pizza Indian specialities – biryani, tikka, grills and curries Chinese specialities – stir fries, curries, rice and noodles Desserts Black forest cake Fresh fruit salad

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 11:30 pm

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Flamingos International

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

The poolside location of Flamingos with its panoramic sea views is the perfect backdrop for casual dining. There is an eclectic menu of light snacks, grills, refreshing salads, sandwiches and fresh juices to enjoy after a workout, or while relaxing at the pool.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Tex-Mex nachos Flamingo chicken wings Thai beef salad Main Courses Chef’s pasta of the day Fish of the day Food to share – seafood platter, shrimp basket, chicken strips Sandwiches, wraps and burgers Desserts NY cheesecake Fruit platter

Opening Times: Daily

10 am – 5 pm

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La Mer Bistro French Casual Dining

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

A perfect example of a traditional French Bistro in Qatar: A comfortable, dynamic and casual yet elegant social place surrounded by the panoramic view of the Doha Skyline. The ideal venue to gather and dine on authentic French dishes, full of flavour and joie de vivre!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Aubergine tapenade Croque Monsieur Moules marinière Main Courses Gratin de fruits de mer Poulet rôtisserie Steak frites Confit de canard Desserts Profiteroles Tarte au citron Strawberry melba

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri and Sat Sunday

5 pm – midnight 5 pm – 1 am Closed

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Porcini

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Italian

Porcini is named after the Italian mushroom boletus edulis, which many Italian chefs consider the best mushroom in the world. The chefs’ dishes are imaginative, risky and daring. The restaurant is romantic and exclusive, from the impeccably placed utensils on the table to the well-designed romantic lighting. It is also ideal for friends and family to celebrate a special evening.

A selection from the menu Appetisers and Salads Caprese Creamy mushroom soup Insalata verde Main Courses Risotto con Porcini Spaghetti ai frutti di mare Pizza Milanese Desserts Tiramisu Cannoli

Opening Times: Daily

6:30 pm – 11 pm

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The Lagoon All-Day Dining, International Cuisine

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Enjoy casual dining with natural sunlight brightening the restaurant and creating an airy ambience. The extravagant buffet offers a blend of international, Arabic and Far Eastern cuisines, while the à la carte menu provides limitless choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A special children’s menu is also available. Look out for promotions, such as the Picnic Lounge and Jazz Bazaar, for a relaxed atmosphere after Friday brunch.

A selection from the menu Breakfast – cereals, bakery, waffles, pancakes, eggs Appetisers, Salads and Sandwiches Mushroom soup Caesar salad Chicken club sandwich Main Courses Chicken biryani Salmon risotto Seafood grill Desserts Brownies and cakes *Superhero Themed Picnic Brunch, every last Friday of the month

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday brunch

6:30 am – 11 pm 6:30 am – 10:30 am Noon – 3:30 pm 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Al Sultan Brahim

The St. Regis Doha

Lebanese

Al Sultan Brahim is an award winning, upscale Lebanese restaurant known for its impeccable service and delicious cuisine. The famous restaurant was originally founded in 1968 by the El Ramy brothers from Jnah, Beirut, using the best of fresh fish and other ingredients. Diners can savour seafood cuisine prepared by a Jnah-trained chef, as well as other Lebanese favourites. Al Sultan Brahim also features a premier selection of Arak and Lebanese wines.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Tabbouleh Crab salad Cold and hot mezze Main Courses Samak ras asfour – diced fresh fish in lemon and soy Siyadiyeh – brown rice, grilled hammour and fried onions Fresh fish selection, cooked to your specification

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Dinner

Noon – 11:30 pm Noon – 4:30 pm 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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Astor Grill

The St. Regis Doha

Steak and Seafood

Updating New York City’s steakhouses with modern décor and an engaging ambience, the award winning Astor Grill guarantees an unforgettable meal. The ever-changing menu includes the freshest seafood and fish available alongside top-quality beef, prepared on a charcoal grill. An extensive wine list features an exceptional selection of world class labels, many of which are unavailable elsewhere in Doha. A late night supper menu is available 9 pm to 11 pm.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Seared octopus salad Oyster Rockefeller Butternut squash soup Main Courses From the grill – rib eye, tenderloin, striploin Quinoa risotto Sea bass papillote To share – roasted lamb rack, Chateaubriand Desserts Astor Grill soft cheesecake with mixed berry compote Fresh churros roll Warm pecan pie

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – midnight

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Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean

The St. Regis Doha

Mediterranean

Simplicity, imagination, and unrivaled quality merge with exceptional results at Gordon Ramsay. The epicurean offerings are drawn from the season’s freshest ingredients, combining flavours, textures, and ingredients reminiscent of the restaurant’s namesake. The dining experience is enhanced with the ideal accompanying selection from the large wine cellar. An early supper menu is available from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Artichoke veloute Homemade potato gnocchi Main Courses Risotto carnaroli gallo gran riserva Pan roasted sea bass Wagyu beef cheeks Desserts Vanilla panna cotta Semi freddo

Opening Times: Daily Sun

6 pm – 11 pm Closed

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Hakkassan

The St. Regis Doha

Chinese

Set in the gardens of the hotel, the restaurant features two private dining rooms and the Ling Ling lounge. Exclusive services, such as private valet parking, complements the award-winning food, which includes Hakkasan signature dishes as well as those created specifically for the restaurant.

A selection from the menu Soup and Small Eats Hakka steamed dim sum platter Hot and sour soup with chicken Main Courses Grilled silver cod with Sha Cha and truffle Stir fry lotus root and asparagus in black pepper Tofu, aubergine and shiitake mushroom claypot Grilled Wagyu beef with lemon soy sauce Spicy roast chicken with Szechuan sauce Desserts Chocolate fondant Lemon pot

Opening Times: Daily Fri brunch Sat lunch

6 pm – midnight Noon – 3:30 pm 1 pm – 4 pm

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay

The St. Regis Doha

Modern European

Opal unites casual, exacting service with a relaxed, bistro-style environment and views of the Arabian Gulf. A live gourmet pizza station presents straightforward, yet contemporary cuisine inspired by street food that characterises the restaurant’s spontaneous menu. A lively wine list complements the flavoursome dishes, while fusion and molecular cocktails offer inventive alternatives.

A selection from the menu Appetisers and Salads Tamarind spiced chicken wings Braised short ribs Kale and fennel salad Main Courses Wild mushroom and truffle pizza Grilled grain fed australian rib eye steak Beer battered fish and chips with minted crushed edamame Opal Wagyu burger Desserts Traditional Eton mess Sticky toffee pudding Valrhona chocolate mousse

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Dinner Friday brunch

Noon – 11 pm Noon – 4 pm 6 pm – 11 pm 12:30 – 4 pm

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The Raw Bar

The St. Regis Doha

Raw Cuisine

Chef Elias Gemayel, in collaboration with acclaimed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, bring their creative flair and inventiveness to raw cuisine, turning the finest ingredients into culinary masterpieces. With exceptional signature dishes served through the week and a rare collection of spirits from around the world, The Raw Bar is the best place in Doha to enjoy a unique culinary and mixology experience.

A selection from the menu Oysters and Caviar Carpaccio Seabass Homemade cured salmon gravlax Sushi and Sashimi California roll Nigiri Tartare and Ceviche Tuna, beef, prawn and snapper Tataki Salmon, tuna, scallops, scallops and caviar

Opening Times: Daily Friday brunch

6:30 am – 11 pm Noon – 4 pm

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Vine Restaurant

The St. Regis Doha

International

Vine Restaurant offers an innovative, fresh menu, serving international and regional cuisine with a Californian twist. An international breakfast starts the day, while the Thursday and Friday brunch draws friends and families to dine and connect as they enjoy live music. Californian and Mediterranean cuisine takes over for lunch, with an international theme running throughout live-cooking stations and an extensive buffet selection. The assortment of dishes will satisfy every craving.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Coachelle Valley crab and citrus salad San Bernardino tapas Main Courses Vine burgers from the grill Clam beach spaghetti San Joaquin Valley salmon and chard Desserts Artisan cheese platter Santa Clara Valley sliced fresh fruit

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday brunch

6 am – 11 pm 6 am – 11 am 12:30 pm – 3 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Hunter’s Room & Grill Steak and Seafood

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Hunter’s Room and Grill puts an upscale, contemporary spin on the traditional steakhouse. The décor is modern and minimalist, with plush leather chairs and beautiful dark wood dining tables. The open kitchen emanates aromas of succulent meats capturing the senses and teasing the tastebuds.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Beef carpaccio, truffle vinaigrette, parmesan Grilled halloumi salad Lobster bisque Main Courses From the sea – grilled prawns, sea bass or salmon Rib eye, striploin and tenderloin Black Angus Duck breast à la plancha Desserts Sticky toffee pudding Strawberry mille-feuille

Opening Times: Daily Happy hour

5 pm – 11 pm 5 pm – 8 pm

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Seasonal Tastes International

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

The hotel’s signature dining venue serves fresh local favourites, Asian specialities and other popular international fare. Choose from the à la carte menu or from the interactive cooking stations where friendly staff will prepare made-to-order dishes at your request. This restaurant offers all day dining with an extensive array of dishes available at the buffet. There is a ‘Kids Eat Well Menu’ for healthier choices for the younger ones.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Continental, Arabic, American or Superfoods Appetisers and Light Bites Vegetarian dumplings Grilled chicken sandwich Main Courses Eggplant Parmigiana Lamb rogan josh Miso sea bass fillet Desserts The chocolate sphere Seasonal fruits with ginger syrup

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday Brunch

6 am – 11 pm 6:30 am – 11 am 12:30 pm – 3 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Sabai Thai Thai

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Discover the taste of the East with the textures and flavours of Sabai Thai’s authentic cooking. The show kitchen is perfect for those wanting to experience the true taste of Thailand, set amid the luxurious décor and warm ambience. For those on the hop wanting a quick bite to eat, Sabai Thai offers an express business lunch. The signature brunch will enhance your weekend and leave you completely satisfied.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Pra thad lom – deep-fried prawn rolls Naam tok hed gub tao hu – spicy mushroom and tofu Main Courses Nuea sub phad bai gaprow – stir-fried minced beef with chilli and hot basil leaves Gaeng phed ped yaang linchee – red curry with roasted duck, cherry tomatoes and lychees Goong pao – grilled tiger prawns served with spicy chili lime sauce Desserts Tub tim siam – water chestnut rubies in chilled coconut milk Khow niew mamaung – coconut sticky rice with mango

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Daily Dinner Happy Hour

Noon – 3 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm 5 pm – 11 pm

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Carisma

Warwick Doha

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Carisma is one of Doha’s newest Italian experiences, exuding charm and grace. Coupled with the inspired menu and beautifully presented dishes, you can be sure that you will soon be one of the devoted. Guests can expect a journey of culinary delights, traditional Italian fare with a twist, to please even the most discerning palate.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mozzarella di Bufala con insalata di pomodori al pesto Pasta e Patate novelle Main Courses Fettuccine Carisma Galletto alla pietra con funghi saltati Dessert Tiramisu Torta di mele calda con crema vaniglia Menu del Giorno Ladies Night Pizza Night Pasta Night Wide range of selection of Italian dishes

Opening Times: Daily

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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L’auberge

Warwick Doha

International

L’auberge is an all day dining restaurant with international fine cuisine on offer. Each meal features a delicious selection of fresh produce, locally and globally sourced. The spread on offer is so vast, you will find your dining needs are more than met.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Lunch Dinner Delicious array of authentic dishes A la carte menu available Theme Night Buffets

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner

6:30 am – 10:30 pm 6:30 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 3 pm 7 pm – 10:30 pm

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Moon Deck

Warwick Doha

International

The rooftop grill provides guests with an eclectic menu on their buffet, with sumptuous flavours and a relaxing poolside ambience – day or night. From international staples to local favourites, Moon Deck will impress you with a varied bill of fare. A charming venue with great views of downtown Doha, boosting further this unique dining experience.

A selection from the menu Buffet Fresh salads and mezze Live cooking stations – seafood, pasta, grilled meats Seasonal Theme Nights (if weather permits) Seafood, Barbecue A la carte menu available

Opening Times: Daily

9 am – 9 pm

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Chopsticks Restaurant Far Eastern

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

This restaurant blends elegant décor, gracious hospitality and exotic Far Eastern dishes, served with style, in an atmosphere of unsurpassed elegance. Lovers of Asian cuisine will enjoy the beautifully presented, luscious dishes and will want to indulge again and again. A live band plays every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Crispy shrimp wanton Dim sum Spicy tom yam soup Main Courses Roasted duck glazed with honey sauce Deep fried hamour with spicy black bean sauce Stewed bean curd and aubergine with spicy sauce Desserts Chilled sago cream with mango and pomelo Tempura fried ice cream

Opening Times: Lunch Dinner

Noon – 3 pm 6:30 pm – 11 pm

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Grand Gourmet Restaurant

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

International

Grand Gourmet has a delicious buffet providing an eclectic selection of dishes from all over the world, as well as offering a taste of local cuisine. Grand Gourmet Restaurant presents different theme nights every week from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Asian noodle salad Honey roasted brie Main Courses WOW Wagyu beef burger Balsamic glazed fillet of salmon Make your own pizza with choice of toppings Desserts Choose from the sumptuous dessert buffet

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch Dinner Friday Brunch

6:30 am – 10:30 pm 6:30 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Tangia Restaurant Moroccan

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

The restaurant serves refreshingly authentic Moroccan cuisine with some of the best traditional recipes. Sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere while listening to rhythmic Moroccan melodies.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Harira soup Moroccan vegetable soup Briouats – Moroccan puff pastry with various fillings Main Courses Tagines – lamb, fish and chicken Couscous – seafod, vegetable, chicken and lamb From the grill – chicken or beef skewers, spiced minced meat, mixed seafood Desserts Mehencha – stuffed phylo with roasted almond and honey serve with vanilla ice cream Fresh fruit salad with orange blossom water and mint

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – midnight

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Al Bustan Hotel Albatross

International, Lebanese

Amari Hotel Al Jalsa Lounge

Light snacks and drinks

Musheireb Restaurant

All-day dining, International

Best Western Plus Doha Koronfol

Arabian, Continental

Century Hotel Monde

International

Doha Down Town La Bruschetta

Italian

Gokulam Park Doha De Dine Zone

Indian, International

Governor West Bay Suites and Residences Fusion

International

Grand Heritage Doha Hotel & Spa Agora

Contemporary Turkish

Grand Hyatt Doha Isaan

Thai

Rocca

Italian

The Grill

International

Grand Regal Hotel Light House Restaurant

International

Gulf Paradise Hotel Al Thoraya

Arabic and Indian

Hilton Doha Bab Al Baher

Snacks, salads and sandwiches

Mawasem

International

Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence, Doha D’Chopstix

Chinese, Japanese

Lagenda

International, 24 hour

Horizon Manor Hotel Sarangi

Indian

Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha Aroma

Contemporary European

La Cigale Hotel Di Capri

Italian

Le Cigalon

International, Lebanese

Yen Sushi Bar

Japanese

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Marsa Malaz Kempinski the Pearl, Doha Antica Pesa

Italian

El Faro

Spanish

Nozomi

Japanese

Sawa

International

Toro Toro

Latin American

Mövenpick Hotel Al Aziziyah Doha Agora

Modern Turkish

Blue

Sushi and steak

Flavours

International

Mövenpick Hotel Doha The Seasons Restaurant

International

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha ForKnife

International

Retaj Residence Al Sadd Salsable Restaurant

Arabic, International

Sealine Beach Resort Al Odaid

International

La Merenda

Italian

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha Fuego

South American

Shanghai Club

Chinese

Sridan

Arabic, International

Yabby

Seafood

The Diplomatic Club As Sayyad

Middle Eastern seafood

Le Grill

International

The Torch-Doha Flying Carpet

International

Three Sixty

International

W Hotel & Residence La Spiga by Paper Moon

Italian

Market by Jean-Georges

International

Spice Market

Asian

Zubarah Boutique Hotel Doha Baraha

Contemporary Arabic

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AFTERNOON TEA Afternoon tea is a delightful institution, sipping from bone china teacups and enjoying both sweet and savoury delights. An important part of afternoon tea is of course the beverage itself. Carefully selected teas will complement the assortment of morsels on offer. This aspect of English heritage has been successfully transported to the Middle East – details of some of the best choices are found below.

Four Seasons Hotel Doha 4494 8888 Seasons Tea Lounge Daily 3 pm – 6:30 pm Scones, tea bread, pastries and savouries InterContinental Doha 4484 4444 Tea Garden Daily 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Traditional afternoon tea InterContinental Doha The City 4015 8888 Lobby Lounge Daily 3 pm – 5 pm Traditional afternoon tea Marriott Marquis 4419 5000 City Center Doha West End Patisserie Daily 2 pm – 6 pm Sandwiches, scones, pastries and chocolate fondue Sharq Village & Spa 4425 6666 Al Jalsa Daily 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Afternoon and cream teas; specific dietary requirements/allergies catered for Sheraton Doha Resort 4485 3000 & Convention Hotel Atrium Lounge Daily 2 pm – 6 pm Live entertainment, baked sweets and savouries

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Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels 4433 6666 Terrace Daily 2 pm – 6 pm High tea with cucumber sandwiches, scones and French pastries The Ritz-Carlton, Doha 4484 8000 The Lobby Lounge Daily 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Selection of pastries, tea sandwiches and scones; gluten free on request The St. Regis Doha 4446 0105 Sarab Lounge Daily 2:30 pm – 8 pm Sandwiches, mini cakes and pastries, over 100 types of tea, optional glass of bubbly The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa 4492 1555 Luxe Lounge Daily 2 pm – 5 pm Traditional or Asian afternoon tea options, with finger sandwiches, savoury bites, scones and pastries Wyndham Grand Regency Doha 4453 5135 Al Kut Café Daily 2 pm – 5 pm Traditional tea with open sandwiches, French pastries and scones


DINING WITH CELEBRITY CHEFS Redefine your dining experience in Doha at one of the growing number of celebrity chef restaurants offering you their masterful take on culinary creations designed to delight your palate. From chefs you’ve only seen on TV to those you’ve just heard of, the city now has an impressive list of restaurants by these famous chefs.

Nobu Doha by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Located at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Doha, the 503 sq m Nobu Doha is the world’s largest. Marking a true synergy between the two innovative brands of Four Seasons and Nobu, Nobu Doha is only the second Nobu restaurant in the Middle East. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, the multi-million-dollar structure is the world’s first freestanding Nobu. The tri-level design takes inspiration from Doha’s pearl-diving past, incorporating rich natural elements. The exterior suggests a coiled shell, accented with undulating strips of river stone and bronze accents. The tri-level architectural masterpiece showcases the very best in culinary experiences with exquisite cuisine inspired by the region and matched by panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. HIghlights include a luxurious 134-seat interior dining area, two exclusive private dining rooms, a 10-seat sushi counter, a sophisticated White Pearl Bar & Lounge, a stylish Black Pearl Bar & Lounge, and a one-of-akind, 38-seat rooftop lounge that encompasses both indoor and outdoor seating options. You will embark on an epicurean adventure with Nobu Doha and Four Seasons Hotel Doha here. 4494 8600, fourseasons.com/doha

Chef Gordon Ramsay

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Opal, Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean, and The Raw Bar by Chef Gordon Ramsay Opal Acknowledged as one of the very best restaurants in Doha, Opal offers everything that defines the Gordon Ramsay experience, yet in a relaxed and social dining environment. At the heart of this bistro-style space is the gourmet pizza station. The menu is simple, fresh and tasty with classics such as the Opal Wagyu burger being a favourite. Complementing the menu is a lively sommelier’s selection, featuring the largest collection in Doha. Have a drink at The Opal Bar or dine al fresco on the terrace for a social dining experience. 4446 0401, opalbygordonramsaydoha.com Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean Flavours, textures and ingredients are combined by Chef Elias Gemayel and his team to stimulate, inspire and revive one’s

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palate in a fresh new way. This remarkable Mediterranean fine-dining experience is enhanced when the Head Sommelier is invited to pair the perfect beverages with diners’ choices. Any experience characterised as avant-garde might seem a little unusual at first. Which is why guests and visitors are invited to have a drink at The Conservatory linking Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean and its sister restaurant Opal to watch the theatre and satisfy a thirst for the out of the ordinary. Guests are welcome to use the private entrance to the restaurant which is located from the ground floor on the right hand side of Hakkasan; a private elevator will lead you directly to Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean. 4446 0105, gordonramsaydoha.com The Raw Bar Lebanese origins, Chef Elias Gemayel, versees the culinary aspects of The Raw Bar by Gordon Ramsay as well as Gordon Ramsay restaurants including Opal and Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean. With its sophisticated atmosphere, The Raw Bar boasts a range of caviars, oysters, carpaccio, ceviche, sushi and sashimi and other delights to savor with the finest wines, champagne and exclusive gastronomic signature cocktails. 44460105, rawbardoha.com

Spice Market by Chef Jean-Georges Though Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and formidable restaurateur, Jean-Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three- and four-star restaurants in the US, UK, Qatar and Shanghai. Inspired by the street food found in Southeast Asia, Jean-Georges Vongerichten inspires us with a fusion of authentic cuisine served in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. 4453 5135, spicemarketdoha.com

Toro Toro by Richard Sandoval Toro Toro, the popular Pan Latin American restaurant by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, has opened its doors in Qatar in 2016. Located in the gardens of Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar, the hotspot is an exciting concept in Doha’s booming culinary scene, priding itself on offering guests a contemporary take on tastes from the Latin American region including Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

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‘Signature’ by Sanjeev Kapoor

The Raw Bar

IDAM

Located on the private island of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the unique venue offers phenomenal views over Qanat Quartier and the Arabian Gulf with indoor and al fresco dining on the terraces. The sultry interior pays homage to the fires of the traditional Churrasco grill. 4035 5101, kempinski.com

Saffron Lounge by Vineet by Chef Vineet Bhatia Saffron Lounge represents Indian cuisine in its traditional yet varied regional diversity at Katara with Michelin starred-chef Vineet Bhatia. The idea was to create something that highlights the culture of India. The food leans towards the traditional, amid a nostalgic atmosphere overlooking the waters of the Gulf; guests can mix and match dishes from across India. The Tea Lounge serves different teas all day long with snacks and salads. 4408 1234, saffronlounge.net IDAM by Alain Ducasse IDAM opened its doors in Doha, in the heart of the Museum of Islamic Art, this is Alain Ducasse’s first restaurant in the Middle East. Idam means ‘generosity, the care and attention we take with our guests’. The menu offers refined French-Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of influence from the Middle East: tender octopus, potatoes infused with saffron;’zaalouk’ squash with stuffed squash blossom; and camel calf. Philippe Starck designed the décor for this exceptional restaurant with seating for 60. The staff are trained for six months in order to be able to provide the highest quality service and give customers an experience that is as unique as the restaurant itself. 4422 4488, mia.org.qa/en/visiting/idam ‘Signature’ by Sanjeev Kapoor ‘Signature’ by Sanjeev Kapoor at Meliá Hotel is a super fine dining restaurant that serves Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s authentic Indian and signature dishes under one roof. Every dish is a statement that takes you on a journey that’s traditional and beyond. At Signature, you will be greeted by staff trained to provide you with a top notch dining experience, a menu that integrates the best of traditional Indian cuisine with signature dishes that showcase quintessential Indian ingredients and cooking techniques. Besides ‘food’ being the focus at Signature, the elegantly done themed ambience with a décor reflecting the experimental cuisine complements the entire dining experience. 4019 9999, melia.com © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Introducing The Rue Brothers Marhaba’s dashing dining duo have been exploring and feasting across the best restaurants in town, exclusively reviewing everything from meaty grills and flavourful tapas, to local delicacies and indulgent desserts. Here’s a highlight of their best hits! The information here has been extracted from reviews published online at marhaba.qa. Head to the website for the complete reviews from The Rue Brothers.

Rodizio Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Rodizio restaurant showcases the art of churrascaria -- a traditional South American eating place from centuries yore that has become a cherished cuisine for meat lovers across the world. Several different meats are cooked on a rotisserie grill and are served consecutively at the table by Passadores armed with a large sharp knife. Our Passadore Boniface made his introduction with samurai-like cleaver in hand. We were asked if we wanted to begin and did not argue. We were served prime US rib-eye; the fat trickling down it simply melting on impact. Yes, fat in moderation does have its nutritious benefits (protein, A, B and D vitamins) so just cancel that guilt trip and enjoy the taste. Later the broad grin of Boniface with unsheathed sword and shining skewer

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emerged with the celebrated chef’s special of the evening -- beef tenderloin cubes marinated for five hours in Dijon mustard and parmesan cheese. There was a collective purr as the portions hit the plate and it was a speciality to savour. Brazilian Chef Marcio served a piping hot barbecued provoleta dish with olive oil, garlic, oregano and thyme. It was homely and wholesome but by now we were wondering about the evening’s direction. By the time the picanha, a top sirloin cut grilled with garlic, was served we had asked Boniface to cut the meat with a razor blade rather than his weapon of choice. According to the menu you should ‘arrive hungry’. We did. ‘Take a minimum of 90 minutes’. We took three hours. ‘Explore this very special dining experience’. We most certainly did.


Hwang InterContinental Doha The City

The secret with tapas is not to consider them as a cousin of canapes, so order just a few first before any threat of overindulgence. One Brother Rue became an instant cheerleader for the beef cheeks -- slivers of delicious meat with reduced jus encased in home-made ravioli were delivered. Glorious. “Thank you for listening. We can go home now,” he quipped. We were also treated to a delightfully sizzling shrimps al Pil-Pil (tomato, chilli and garlic), a bastion of Basque country cooking that was equalled in flavour by small mouth-watering toasts covered with Manchego cheese and a roasted red bell pepper sauce. During a short break we were ready for the delicious Albóndigas Mexican soup comprising veal meatballs in a red wine, carrots, peppers and onion sauce.

The oxtail meat (on the bone) from our soup at Hwang had simmered for six hours with cloves, star anise, cumin, coriander, fennel, turmeric and cinnamon to provide a broth brimming with flavour. Superb. In comparison the traditional Tom Yang Kung is a more subtle dish to savour. The crispy prawn appetisers with Wasabi mayonnaise were declared deliciously ‘gooey’ by one Brother Rue who had forgotten his thesaurus. Hwang’s Chef Mohammed Ambrim Mahat is a proud Malay who takes pride in baking with charcoal (imported from Malaysia, no less). Beef redang should be familiar to most Asian food afficionados. A national food of Indonesia, it has been adopted and adapted by most chefs on the continent and never ceases to surprise. How can it when lemongrass, galangal, ginger, garlic, toasted fennel and cumin seeds, coconut milk and toasted coconut produce an aroma that could be bottled as perfume? For dessert, Sago Gula Melaka (tapioca, palm sugar and coconut juice) was accompanied by an excellent Fruit Anmitsu bursting with blackcurrant, strawberry and homemade Japanese Yuzu jelly. Once devoured, Mohammed mischievously revealed that we had just finished a banquet he would normally prepare for a table of eight.

On to the paella! Many variations have been concocted over centuries but only traditional Valencian recipes are worthy of the name. Keep it simple, as The Cellar does: mussels, prawns, squid and chicken cooked in good quality absorbent rice with smoked olive oil, ripe chopped tomatoes, an onion seasoning and saffron. Sure, chorizo may have been missing for obvious reasons but it was prepared with great care and attention. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Sabai Thai The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Sabai Thai restaurant is superbly designed and all details – down to the elegantly carved front door and the dulcet musical tones of the traditional kim – are unmistakably Thai. Never reticent about asking for directions, we were given heaps of menu advice and what followed was simply delicious. To begin, we opted for a precocious platter. Gai Hor Bai Toey (deep-fried honeyed chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves with dark sweet soy sauce) was pleasingly piquant with a sweet touch. Thod Mun Pla (deep-fried light curried fish patties with arjard, a crunchy raw vegetable relish sauce) had a wonderful consistency to make any amateur chef envious. However, the star from the starters was undoubtedly Som Tam Thai, shredded green papaya salad with string beans, tomato, peanuts in spicy lime dressing.

Generally, Thai soups are not for the faint-hearted either and the dynamic duo we tasted were no exception. Tom Yaam Goong (spicy prawn soup with lemongrass and mushrooms) and Tom Sap Neau (hot and spicy beef shank soup with tomato, chee frang, a strong tasting herb similar to cilantro, and dried chilli) were outrageously full of fire and flavour. Choosing the stand-out dish was the most challenging task of the evening, but the

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Gaeng Phed Ped Yaang Linchee (red curry with roasted duck, cherry tomatoes and lychees) was awarded the accolade by a narrow margin. Water chestnut rubies in chilled coconut milk accompanied by coconut ice cream had a bracing effect, appropriate for such a feast of gregarious gusto.

Al Dana Restaurant Sharq Village & Spa At the Sharq Village & Spa we were greeted by chef de cuisine Evangelos Liakouris, who has brought a distinctive style and panache to Al Dana, with a focus on healthy Mediterranean fayre. He is inventive and attentive, and it is abundantly clear that considerable time and effort are afforded to all of his dishes. With hot bread we began with Skordalia (a traditional Greek fine purée of potato with aioli), Tzatziki (the lightest of yogurts with garlic, cucumber and marjoram), wonderful aubergine salad with tiny chopped peppers and smoked paprika from Spain and a special hummus (sans tahini with garlic, caramelised onion and the most incredible plump capers from Italy). The signature sea bass ceviche is a frenzy of contrasting taste. Coconut complements the lime, chilli, coriander, finely chopped celery and beetroot, and a sweet sliced mango base completes a perfect arrangement. Beef tenderloin tataki, seared but bloodless and peppery with pomegranate molasses


lobster, prepared à la thermidor, but with a creamy béchamel sauce. Deliciously baked Sultan Ibrahim (red snapper) and Omani shrimp completed the festival in honour of local fish. As any discerning devotee of Middle Eastern kebabs will tell you, the secret is in the marinade. In spite of slowing down appreciably before grinding to a halt, we ate fantastic sweet chicken, flavoursome lamb, great Chicken Adana and lamb chops. We wandered upstairs only to return to a heaving fruit bowl along with a selection of sweets and custards. We pecked away with panache as staff were contemplating whether we were sumo wrestlers in training.

Assaha Lebanese Village Restaurant Upon arrival we were greeted like royalty and, as we blushed repeatedly, we were treated to classic Levantine largesse. We gorged on perfectly cooked chicken livers, makanek (Lebanese sausages), kibbeh, hummus, muhammara (roasted red pepper, garlic, an pomegranate molasses), moutabel (aubergine and tahini) and tabbouleh The Lebanese lamb patties were laced with spices between oven-baked bread that, without hesitation, were declared the best ‘burgers’ in town.

Pier 12 Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha At the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha we were treated to a feast that seemed to comprise a melange of morsels from the entire menu. Several appetisers were crafted with crab from Alaska and salmon from Norway, served with delicate accompanying sauces. The mussels were enlivened by an oyster, herb and lemon sauce with a hint of Pernod while the Bouillabaisse was simmered to perfection. Magnifique. The fish-fest was unrelenting as we tried the local koffer (King Soldier Bream) and faskar (Sea Bream). Unlike the more popular hammour here in the Gulf, both species are not threatened by declining stocks and they are succulent surrogates. Also available

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sauce, came with an unlikely companion in the shape of Eryngia, aka king oyster mushrooms from South Korea that were blanched, marinated and cut so thin that a razor blade must have been the weapon of choice. Next up was grilled octopus from the Greek island of Santorini that had been marinated for four hours with red cabbage, fennel and mustard puree, producing a subtle taste. The ‘deconstructed’ Black Forest gateau with mango cremeux, white and dark chocolate ganache, berries, kumquat and cherry sauce, provided a light and airy ending to an evening of five-star service.


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and cooked to order were turbot, sea bass and Dover sole. We understand that beer-battered fish and chips may be out of favour on the dining tables of Brussels and beyond after the European Union Brexit vote. We consider goujon-frites to be an

ambiguous alternative and possibly in breach of EU intellectual property laws, so we should emphasise that classic fish and chips at Pier 12 is also an outstanding choice. For those who voted Remain and have room for dessert there is always the Fresh Baked Belgium Waffle

Porcini The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Italian chef de cuisine Moreno Miotto had spent some time in the wonderfully cosmopolitan seaport city of Vancouver, rightly regarded as a food capital of Canada. We were presented with grilled polenta with a porcini and white wine cream sauce, and Caprese comprising buffalo mozzarella, basil, balsamic and increasingly popular heirloom tomatoes. The third appetiser was the almost obligatory and beautifully presented carpaccio of thinly sliced Australian tenderloin served with a Tuscan tomato and bread salad. The hand-made ravioli with Canadian lobster and rich tomato sauce with basil was a

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match made in heaven for the, yes, porcini risotto. The duck ragù with handmade egg noodle tagliatelle was a triumph. Chef Moreno uses the whole duck (from France) with the bones providing the stock and the hand-cut meat combining after more than two hours of gentle simmering. Main courses arrived: Australian rack of lamb, superbly tender and pink with truffle pan jus and a Sicilian caponata, Australian beef tenderloin with potato purée, and the pan-roasted Mediterranean sea bass with cherry tomato, olives and baby potatoes.

For dessert we enjoyed Cannoli from Sicily with delicate ricotta, pistachio cream, caramelised citron and fruit coulis; Tuscan tart with peach confiture; and tiramisu, that Piedmont classic with whipped Mascarpone cream laced liberally with strong Espresso topped with cocoa powder.

New York Steakhouse Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Chef de cuisine David Dahlhaus’ impressive CV includes a stint at Noma in Copenhagen under the tutelage of René Redzepi. He enticed us to taste all three appetisers on the lunch menu. The mushroom soup served for us as an amuse bouche had a perfectly light richness (no that is not contradictory!). The Alaskan king crab cake was suitably golden in complexion with corn relish and a subtle smoked horseradish cream adding gusto. And the caesar salad comprising whole reassembled baby gems,


with confit tomato and potato, clarified butter, parsley and capers. An Australian Black Angus rib eye from grass-fed cattle, but 120 days grain finished (a most suitable compromise), was tender and succulent, complemented laudably with simple asparagus, cherry tomatoes and carrots. With minimal daintiness and decorum one Brother Rue dived into the BBQ glazed short ribs with a shrug of delight and fork in hand – do not disregard these smoky delights from the Corn Belt. After four hours of care and attention, oven cooked in beef jus with celery, heritage carrots and peeled tomatoes, they simply melted away.

Carisma Warwick Doha Hotel Carisma’s menu by executive chef Andrea Parente embraces a taste of Italy in its entirety. The mozzarella in carrozza was perfectly parcel-wrapped with breadcrumbs and set the stage for the Gamberi al Pomodoro Piccante. The black tiger prawns were from the Indian Ocean and sautéed in parsley, basil, garlic with only a hint of chilli. The Agnolotti di Vitello al Tartufo, typical of Piedmont, was quite simply sensational. The Risotto Funghi Porcini was greeted with heightened anticipation because cooking exceptional risotto requires care and more than a pinch of concentration. Next on this tantalising tour of Italy came the Saltimbocca alla Salvia, which is thought to originate from Brescia at the foot of the Alps. This classic is mostly associated with veal but Carisma uses chicken topped with a thin layer of bresaola

(air-dried salted beef from Lombardy) and sage. It works exceptionally well. Because of such indulgence one Brother Rue passed on the signature tiramisu believing that the homemade coffee panna cotta with hazelnut and chocolate sauce would be a lighter alternative. How wrong was he! The other opted for a chocolate gelato and declared an end to a most enjoyable feast. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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white anchovies, deliciously deep-fried beef bacon and garlic croutons was an outstanding success. For the main course we enjoyed a whole Norwegian dover sole à la meunière served


The After Eight Club ser ves up a captivating mix of speciality cocktails, drinks and snacks, with a taste of urban elegance and sophistication. Enjoy live music and the Club’s DJ pr ogramme, which r edefines the nightlife scene by playing the best mixes of international electr onic, house, techno, and dubstep.

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HAPPY HOUR

When the clock strikes 5, it’s Happy Hour somewhere in the world and Qatar is no exception! After a hard day’s work, unwind with friends at your favourite watering hole. There is something for everyone – Ladies Nights, gin promotions, wine tasting events and much more. Take it easy and enjoy comfortable cigar lounges or al fresco cocktail bars. These are just a few of the available promotions. For more information, see the Hotels section, and call first for up to date events.

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park 4408 7777 Liquidity Ladies Night, Thu/Fri 8pm onwards Misturado Daily Happy Hour Noon – 7pm

Doha Marriott Hotel

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Pearl Lounge Daily Happy Hour 5pm – 8pm

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

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Elements Daily Happy Hour 4 pm – 7 pm Ladies Happy Hour, Weds 4 pm – closing Nobu Daily Happy Hour 6 pm – 8 pm Ladies Night, Mon 6 pm – 1 am

Hilton Doha

4019 9999

Trader Vic’s Daily Happy Hour 4 pm – 8 pm

Intercontinental Doha The City

4015 8888

Strata Daily Happy Hour 6 pm – 9 pm

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

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Ipanema Daily Sundowners 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Oryx Rotana Doha

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Jazz Club Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 8 pm

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

4428 1428

Orion Daily Happy Hour 6 pm – 8 pm Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace Daily Happy Hour 6 pm – 8 pm

Sharq Village & Spa

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Cigar Lounge Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 8 pm Ladies Night, Tues 8 pm – 2 am

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

4485 3000

La Veranda Aperitivo, Weds/Thu 5:30 pm – 8 pm The Irish Harp Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 8 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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Admiral’s Club Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 7 pm Ladies Cocktails, Sun – Wed 5 pm – midnight Motivational Mondays (for hoteliers, airline crews and teachers) 7 pm – midnight Habanos Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 7 pm

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

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Mix Bar Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 8 pm Sabai Thai Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 11 pm


KNOW YOUR GLASSES Glasses have become increasingly sophisticated in shape in order to give the drinks they hold the best taste, and one look will usually suffice to guess what people are drinking. The champagne flute with its tall, narrow profile shows off the sparkling bubbles as they brush against the side of the glass, and gives the maximum enjoyment of their short journey into oblivion. The triangular cocktail glass with its wide ‘V’ shape keeps the ingredients from separating, while long stems allow the glass to be held without imparting warmth to drinks that are shaken or stirred with ice before being poured. Its larger, more rounded cousin the margarita or coupette glass has a broad-rim for holding the salt essential for this drink, and is widely used for Margarita or coupette glass exotic or tropical drinks and is a popular container for other fruit cocktails. A Hurricane glass is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 20 fluid ounces (600 ml). It is used to serve mixed drinks. It is shaped similar to a vase or a hurricane lamp and is typically taller and wider than a highball glass. The Poco Grande glass has a similar fluted bowl shape, but is shallower and has a longer stem. It is used for similar drinks as the Hurricane glass, but has a smaller portion size. The highball and Collins glasses are very similar to each other. They each hold around the same volume – between eight and 12 ounces – though the Collins tends to be taller and more narrow, Hurricane glass more of a chimney shape than the stouter highball glass, which usually tops off at 10 ounces. These tall glasses are typically used for ‘tall’ mixed drinks and filled with an abundance of ice. Usually, the drinks are built directly in the glass by pouring the ingredients over top of the ice and stirring. The typical shot glass is made of thicker glass, particularly on the base. This reinforcement is designed to prevent breaking when, as is often done, the drinker slams the glass onto the bar top after downing the drink. Also, despite size and shape difference, they hold the same amount, which can be deceiving and something to be aware of in both shot glasses and beer mugs. Poco Grande glass © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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When throwing a party, put some cocktail sparkle into the celebrations. You don’t have to be a mixologist to indulge in some of the old-school classics. There is an almost endless list of cocktails and mocktails to create. To help you on your way, we have put together a list of a few timeless favourites – look out for them when out and about in town. Both Bubbles on Two at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha, and Admiral’s Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha serve up a pretty perfect Long Island Iced Tea. Typically made with sugar syrup, lemon or lime juice, chilled cola, light rum, tequilla and gin, although there are many variations. Add vodka and Cointreau for that extra kick! The mocktail variation of Long Island Iced Tea suggests adding two or three ounces of lemonade or ginger ale and topping off with a couple of maraschino cherries. As part of the St. Regis Collection, the chain has a signature Bloody Mary cocktail attached to their hotels around the world. For Doha this includes the Spice Route Mary, which pays homage to the spices once carried by caravans across ancient trade routes. Not for the faint hearted! Spice Route Mary is made in a highball glass with lemon salt and sumac powder. In the glass pour tomato, V8 and fresh lime juice over ice. Next come the spices – harissa paste, cumin and ginger – and top up with premium vodka. Add a celery stalk and lemon wedge for garnish, and finally saffron oil, Worcestershire sauce, black olive powder, and ras el hanout (a North African spice).

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Create a Virgin Bloody Mary by excluding the vodka; it’s a gorgeous savoury drink full of flavour and will heat you from the inside out. The Library & Cigar Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Doha will serve you a devilish Martini – shaken, or stirred. Elegantly presented and mixed with gin, dry vermouth, a garnish of lemon zest twist and/ or an olive or two. The mocktail version, Not So Martini, is a delicious blend of- pineapple and cranberry juice with lychee syrup. The Wyndham Grand Regency Doha in Al Sadd serves a range of mouth-watering mocktails from a selection of freshly concocted potions. Sit back and enjoy the artwork in the lobby from the comfort of the Al Kut Café, and keep cool and hydrated on those very hot Doha summer days. Meanwhile the Moon Deck at Warwick Doha Hotel has a fantastic range of fresh energy

juices and mocktails. Try the Tequila Sunset, consisting of lemon juice, ginger ale and Triple Sec for immediate refreshment. A mojito is always a firm favourite, made with white rum, lemon juice, sugar, fresh mint and a choice of ginger, red berries, kumquats or passion fruit. Pay a visit to Mix Bar at Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, who have one of the biggest selections of mojitos in town. They are shaking up the cocktail culture in Doha with mixology magic! A fun night out with friends listening to good live music deserves a decent cocktail. Look no further than the Irish Harp at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. For those with sturdy legs, try the Bullfrog: vodka, white rum, gin, tequila and blue curacao, with a splash of red bull. Finally, while not strictly a cocktail, the classic gin and tonic has been revamped at the Jazz Club at Oryx Rotana Doha. There are a variety of infused gins to try, including melon, grapefruit tarragon and raspberry rose.

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Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

The bar offers innovative poolside cuisine and beverages, before transforming into the perfect evening location for mocktails and cocktails. There is a ladies night every Thursday and Friday, starting at 8 pm.

A selection from the menu Gummy Bear Martini – vodka, peach schnapps, a splash of 7UP Afterwork Special – white rum, Malibu, Amaretto, orange juice, pineapple juice Red Apple Twist – apple juice, pineapple juice, club soda, Grenadine Selection of snacks and finger food

Opening Times: Daily Ladies Night

10 am – 2 am 8 pm onwards (Thu and Fri)

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Misturado Brazillian

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

The appropriate counterpart to Rodizio, Misturado provides a dedicated bar ambience with direct street access. Misturado has fast become a popular ‘hang out’ in Doha, with many returning visitors due to the excellent and friendly service. This venue is renowned for its wide selection of beverages and bar snacks with a Brazilian twist.

A selection from the menu Godfather – whisky, Amaretto Horse’s neck – Bourbon whisky, bitters, ginger ale Misturados Especiales South American wings Chicken quesadilla with spicy pineapple Brazilian fritters – heart of palm and green asparagus with soft white cheese in a crispy skin Cajuiero – golden fried shrimp tossed in cashew nuts, mango and coriander relish

Opening Times: Daily

12:30 pm – 2 am

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The Pearl Lounge

Doha Marriott Hotel

One of Doha’s most famous night spots has had a striking refurbishment! The Pearl Lounge hosts an impressive lineup of international and local DJ’s catering to all musical tastes. With a daily happy hour, the Pearl Lounge is the perfect place for an upbeat and enjoyable evening out.

A selection from the menu Bar snacks and finger food Wide range of cocktails Classic Mojito – Fresh mint leaves, lime wedges, white sugar, ice cubes, white rum and soda Margarita – Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, pinch of sugar and salted rim

Opening Times: Daily Happy Hour

5 pm – 2:30 am 5 pm – 8 pm

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Pure

DoubleTree by Hilton

This sky lounge is the perfect place to chill out and relax. Treat yourself to a refreshing healthy drink or enjoy one of their signature cocktails. A perfect venue to enjoy the old Doha skyline while listening to one of the resident DJs.

A selection from the menu Bar snacks and finger food Prawn tempura Seafood wontons Pepper beef By the Pool – Midori melon liqueur, peach schnapps and orange juice topped with Sprite Blushing Berries – whisky, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and grapefruit juice Pomegranate-Lime Tini – pomegranate and lime juice, finished with dashes of cinnamon syrup

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 2 am

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Shisha Terrace

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Arabic

A relaxing atmosphere awaits at the Shisha Terrace, with elevated views of the marina. The glass walls and ceiling allow in plenty of natural sunlight and fresh sea breezes. The menu features traditional hot and cold mezze and a live saj bread-making station, to be enjoyed witha selection of teas and freshly squeezed mocktails.

A selection from the menu Hot and cold mezze Homemade saj with toppings Specialities – yellow lentil soup, shawarma, mixed grills Desserts – Um Ali, rice pudding, cheesecake, kunafa Mocktails – ginger berry, grape crush, Arabian passion Milk shakes and smoothies A variety of shisha flavours

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast (Except Friday) Daily Lunch and Dinner

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The Library & Cigar Lounge

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

A comfortable lounge with the look of an exclusive private club, with warm woods and plush sofas. The lounge is perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks, or to spend time with friends. There is an extensive creative cocktail menu, as well as classic Martinis to enjoy. So take time to relax while listening to the sounds of the pianist.

A selection from the menu Parmesan and truffle croquettes Corn-fed chicken quesadillas Burgers and sandwiches Guinness beer batter fish and chips Shrimps al ajillo Warm Cognac chocolate fondant

Opening Times: Daily Martini Sunday Ladies’ Night (Mon) Gentlemen’s Night (Tues) Wine Wednesday Sparkling Friday Comfort Food Night (Sat)

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5 pm – 2 am 8 pm – 2 am 5 pm – 2 am 5 pm – 2 am 8 pm – 2 am 8 pm – 2 am 8 – midnight

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Trader Vic’s

Hilton Doha

Asian-Polynesian

The Trader Vic’s family of restaurants has locations in 17 countries across the globe, and they are renowned for the unique décor, tantalising food, creative drinks and impeccable service. Trader Vic’s at Hilton Doha is the ideal setting for an exotic meal or signature cocktail by the city’s shore. The restaurant can be booked for private events, for 50 to 150 guests.

A selection from the menu Happy Hour Menu Deep fried calamari rings, jalapeño cheese balls, crab Rangoon, spiced Vic’s fries, fragrant chicken wings Bar Bites Stir fried chicken in lettuce cups Crispy prawns Sushi rolls Dinner Menu From the wood-fired oven – New York pepper steak, grilled sea bass, soy glazed chicken From the wok – crispy duck, Singapore noodles, Trader Vic’s Malaysian curry with vegetables or chicken Tiki sweets – salted peanut butter parfait, banana fritters Hala Tahi

Opening Times: Daily Happy Hour Friday Brunch

4 pm – 2 am 4 pm – 8 pm 12:30 pm – 4 pm

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Rose & Thistle

Horizon Manor Hotel

The Rose & Thistle – a proper Brit-themed pub, your local in Qatar! A Pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere, great home cooked food, cold beer and sports on the big screen. The bar is popular with those looking for a taste of home, with live music, happy hour, promotions and much more throughout the week.

A selection from the menu Chilli or fish burger Thai chicken or prawn curry with rice Lasagne Steaks Bangers and mash Sunday roast with all the trimmings

Opening Times: Daily Noon – 1am Happy Hour Daily 5 pm – 7 pm Sunday Roast 5 pm – 10 pm

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Hive Restaurant and Bar

InterContinental Doha The City

Hive is perfect for catching up with friends after work, enjoying a signature cocktail and dining on good hearty food. The menu has all your favourites, and there are often promotions at the weekend on food and drink. Why not also pop in to watch the game on one of the big screens and cheer on your team in comfort!

A selection from the menu Appetisers and Nibbles Short ribs Crispy roasted duck spring rolls, hoisin sauce Deep fried chicked wings, Thai spicy sauce Vegetable samosa Wagyu beef sliders, tomato relish, Brie Pizza with choice of toppings Desserts Cheesecake Crème brûlée

Opening Times: Daily

2 pm – 2 am

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Strata Restaurant and Lounge InterContinental Doha The City Located sky high on Levels 55 and 56 with stunning views of the Doha skyline, Strata Lounge offers a light menu with innovative creations best shared with friends and even better accompanied by our Signature beverages. With its modern décor, seductive lighting, and the right mix of music, Strata is a sleek and inviting space for socialising throughout the evening or dancing the night away.

A selection from the menu Cold temptations – smoked salmon, carpaccio, spiced sashimi Hot temptations – Strata lollipops, dim sum, Wagyu sliders Cheese platters Sushi to share Sweet temptations – chocolate cigar, fruit carpaccio

Opening Times: Daily Happy Hour

6 pm – 2 am 6 pm – 8 pm

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The Old Manor

Mercure Grand Hotel

English style steakhouse bar serving a variety of cocktails and drinks to complement the wide choice of grilled steaks. Relax and take in a game on the television screens showing live coverage of sporting events from around the world. Located on the top floor offering breathtaking views of Doha city.

A selection from the menu Escargot (on request) Steak Salads Pub food

Opening Times: Daily

5 pm – midnight

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Jazz Club

Oryx Rotana Doha

Steakhouse

The luxurious yet vibrant restaurant is officially the first Jazz Club in the city. Enjoy live jazz entertainment while simultaneously serving your favourite cocktails. The memory of a great meal stays with you long after the table’s been cleared. Quality ingredients, attention to detail and that special sizzle – it’s what Jazz Club is passionate about.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Crispy fried calamari Short rib beef sliders Main Courses Braised beef short rib on rustic roll Chicken quesadilla Angus beef burger Desserts Toblerone chocolate cheese cake Sticky toffee pudding

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Bubbles on Two

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

A chic cocktail lounge, Bubbles on Two spans two floors in the East wing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha and is known for its elegant atmosphere. This is the ideal place to take it easy with friends or colleagues and sip an expertly shaken Martini or cocktail of your choice. This popular and trendy venue invites you to be entertained by live music most evenings.

A selection from the menu Cosmopolitan – a cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice Kir Imperial – the classic cocktail with a twist. Cassis and vodka are introduced to sparkling house champagne Finger food Vietnamese spring rolls Chicken pakoras Parmesan and herb crumbed chicken tenders Spicy potato wedges

Opening Times: Daily

5 pm – 1 am

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Manhattan

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

The Manhattan bar brings a piece of New York to Doha! Unique wall art portrays the Manhattan skyline as seen from outer space. In the East wing of the hotel’s ground floor, this bar channels the unmistakable attitude of the Big Apple. A cosy, chic bar to start the night or to just linger and soak up the charming surroundings.

A selection from the menu Manhattan – a delicious recipe of sweet Vermouth, bourbon whiskey, Angostura bitters, maraschino cherry and orange Chicago – a mix of brandy, Cointreau, Angostura bitters and sparkling wine

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 1 am

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Orion

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Orion is situated on the 9th floor of the West Wing and is abuzz with lively chatter and laughter. The intrigue of Morocco draws patrons to Orion, where live band ‘Sweet Dreams Trio’, piquant cocktails and tasty snacks set the stage for an enjoyable evening.

A selection from the menu Bacardi rum cooler – dark rum, lemon twists and grenadine topped with soda water and Angostura bitters Kamikaze – a shooter of vodka, lime juice and triple sec British Royal – Pimm’s and white wine Finger food Chicken lollipops Mini beef Wagyu sliders Smoked salmon rolled in tortilla bread

Opening Times: Daily Happy Hour

6 pm – 1 am 6 pm – 8 pm

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Alegria Bar Qube

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

A major nightlife hotspot in Doha, Qube is the place to see and be seen as you dance the night away. Many of the world’s most famous DJs have played at the club, with many more lined up in the future. Qube is located to the rear of the hotel and is open to the general public but can be reserved for exclusive, private corporate events. Daily entertainment by two bands and resident DJ’s

A selection from the menu Bull Frog – a blend of rum, gin, vodka and tequila topped with Red Bull Long Island Iced Tea – the ever popular mixed drink of vodka, rum, tequila, gin and triple sec, with sour mix and topped off with cola Food Menu Beer battered onion rings Chilli fries Fire chicken wrap Triple Qube platter

Opening Times: Daily 7 pm – 2 am (no hats, no flip flops)

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Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

A big hit with a mostly expatriate crowd, Shehrazad offers a great atmosphere, delicious pub fare and wide selection of beers, spirits and cocktails. Always a lively hangout, this joint is especially exciting on match days. As well as other events, there is a Pub Quiz on the last Monday of every month. Shehrazad is located in the West Wing of the hotel.

A selection from the menu Classic cocktails and cocktail pitchers Bottles, draughts and ciders Enjoy a Foster’s or Heineken Giraffe tower containing 2.5 litres of beer Food Menu Burgers, bites and wraps Light bites Pizzas Main courses – bangers and mash, Texas chilli con carne

Opening Times: Daily Happy hour

5 pm til late 5 pm – 8 pm

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The Library

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Located on the 11th floor in the West Wing, the cocktail bar serves panoramic views alongside creatively mixed drinks. A bit removed from the bustle of the hotel’s other bars, soft music drifts through, making The Library a soothing and pleasant enclave. Non-smoking bar of the hotel.

A selection from the menu Enigma – a blend of Malibu, vodka, Southern Comfort, Amaretto and triple sec mixed with cranberry and orange juice Cary Grant – a fuse of Tia Maria, vodka and lemon juice Food Menu Cheese and sashimi platters Fresh ahi tuna tartare Guacamole and tomato salsa

Opening Times: Daily

6 pm – 12:30 am

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Cigar Lounge

Sharq Village & Spa

Classic Cuban Cigar Lounge

Discriminating cigar aficionados, or even those who merely enjoy the occasional cognac and a Cuban, will appreciate the colonial style Cigar Lounge, one of the finest in Qatar.

A selection from the menu Cigar Menu Selection of Cohiba Selection of Monte Cristo Selection of Partagas Selection of Romeo y Julieta Food Menu Cheese platter Spicy sausage and artichoke pizza Lobster burger

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu and Fri Happy Hour Ladies Night (Mon and Tues)

5 pm – 1 am 5 pm – 3 am 5 pm – 9 pm 5 pm – 1 am

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The Irish Harp Bar

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Offering the city’s largest selection of draughts, choose your favourites as you catch up with friends or the latest sports action on one of the 12 large TV screens. Discover a little bit of Ireland right here in Doha with its dining menu that includes Irish favourites.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Light bites Soups and salads Sandwiches Main Courses Fish and chips Irish lamb stew Steak and Guiness pie Pumpkin lasagne Desserts Sticky toffee pudding Bread and butter pudding with whisky caramel sauce

Opening Times: Daily Happy Hour Daily Dinner

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5 pm – 2 am 5 pm – 8 pm 5 pm – 12:45 am

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Admiral’s Club

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Admiral’s Club, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Marina, features exquisitely crafted modern international cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The Club also offers a bar and casual dining area located inside the spacious lounge, plus an outdoor terrace overlooking the marina. Admiral’s Club is also the perfect setting for private events and conferences including private dinners for up 100 guests, and standing reception for 200 guests.

A selection from the menu Curried shrimp spring rolls Caprese salad Tex-Mex nachos Manly hot dog – braised short ribs and all the trimmings Fish and chips jaw cracker, coleslaw and squid ink buns 1kg triple threat burger – beef pattie, braised short ribs, chorizo, tomato chutney and pretzel bun

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu Fri Sat Happy Hour

5 pm – midnight 5 pm – 1 am Noon – 1 am Noon – midnight 5 pm – 7 pm

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Habanos

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Cigar Bar and Lounge

Make it a retreat into the sophistication of days gone by, when the simplistic beauty of the perfect Martini and a hand-rolled cigar were the signature of quality at its best. A place that boasts a freestanding humidor stocked with premium cigars and a cellar of fine vintages while enduring a relaxed atmosphere with live Cuban music.

A selection from the menu Mini lobster cigar Seafood escabeche Southern BBQ chicken croquettes Artisanal cheese board *Thirsty Tapas Tuesdays and Therapeutic Sundays

Opening Times: Daily

5 pm – 1 am

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The Oyster Bay & Bar

The St. Regis Doha

Overlooking an exclusive golden beach and with an eye-catching swimming pool, Oyster Bay is an oasis of fun where old friends meet and new friends are made over cooling drinks and light bites. Private pool-side cabanas offer guests and visitors a space of their own to celebrate or relax while enjoying the hospitality.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Cold and hot mezze Prawn tempura Poached salmon quinoa salad Main Courses Lamb kofta sandwich Batter fried fish and fries St. Regis black Angus beef burger Desserts Brownie sundae Banana split

Opening Times: Daily

7 pm – 1 am

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The Club at The St. Regis

The St. Regis Doha

International

Let the live music take over! Round up your loved ones and friends and head to the fourth floor of The St. Regis Doha to enjoy an unforgettable experience. International artists put on a lively performance in a buzzing, cosmopolitan atmospher. Sit back and enjoy an intimate dinner show featuring international food and small bites, accompanied by classic shaken and stirred New York cocktails and an impressive wine list.

A selection from the menu Prawn cocktail on skewers Chicken satay Dim sum selection Steak cajun fries Baked citrus tart

Opening Times: Tues – Sat 7 pm – 2 am Live set 8 pm til late Closed Sun and Mon

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The Rooftop

The St. Regis Doha

Caribbean

The Rooftop brings to Doha the urban chic of New York, Beirut and London. Guests ascend from the private entrance in the lower floor of the hotel and step out onto a breathtaking, stylish and spacious terrace. Music is a vital ingredient and the fresh, international sounds created by the resident DJ never fail to complement and enhance the vibe.

A selection from the menu Pool side snacks Potato wedges Spring rolls Chicken satay Arabic mezze Sandwiches and wraps Salads Fish and chips Desserts Selection of ice cream Brownie sundae Banana split

Opening Times: Weds and Thu 9 pm til late Fri and Sat 5 pm til late Closed Sun – Tues

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Vintage Lounge

The St. Regis Doha

Exclusive and intimate, Vintage Lounge is a place for tastemakers. Relax with live music, the signature Bloody Mary and her new protégé – The Spice Route Mary, created exclusively for The St. Regis Doha. For a true St. Regis experience, an evening in Vintage Lounge should not be missed.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Quail Scotch eggs, beans on toast Goat cheese and beet mille feuille Sandwiches Grilled beef and mustard The St. Regis Doha Club Desserts Opera Arabesque – chocolate gateaux, scented with dates, rosewater and saffron Vintage artisan cheese platter

Opening Times: Daily

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6 pm – late

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Mix Bar Snacks

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Mix Bar lounge and terrace revitalises Doha’s social scene with a playful approach and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Situated in a prime location of the city makes it simple to gather with friends and colleagues. Have fun taking in the show provided by mixologists displaying their techniques and skills!

A selection from the menu Burgers and snacks Signature mojito selection Zesty Orange Mojito - Cuban rum, cointreau, orange and lime wedges, lime sugar, mint and soda Spicy Pear Mojito - spiced rum, pear nectar, brown sugar, lime, mint leaves and soda Dark Coffee Mojito - dark rum, kahlua, brown sugar, lime, mint and soda

Opening Times: Daily 5 pm – 2 am Daily Happy Hour 5 pm – 8 pm

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Wahm Lounge

W Doha Hotel & Residences West Bay

The newly redesigned Wahm Lounge is a stylish and cool lounge featuring comfortable indoor seating areas and outside cabanas. Now open for both lunch and dinner, or to while away the time sipping cocktails and nibbling snacks. The renovated Wet Deck welcomes guests to sip, savour and have shisha outside by the sparkling pool (served from 5 pm).

A selection from the menu Express Lunch Starters – salads, calamari, chimichuri beef Main courses – grilled chicken breast, crab sandwich, caprese flatbread, Scottish salmon Desserts Dinner Menu Salads Sandwiches Ceviche Platters to share Desserts

Opening Times: Daily Lunch Daily Evening Hours

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City Centre Rotana Doha Boston’s

Sports bar based on ‘Cheers’

Gokulam Park Doha Regal Lounge

Lounge bar

Grand Hyatt Doha Dunes Bar

Live music, Friday Liquid Brunch

Grand Regal Hotel Fabric Lounge

Themed DJ sets

Hilton Doha Society Lounge

Lounge bar, themed DJ sets

Zawaya

Lounge bar, multi-cuisine

Horizon Manor Hotel Fahrenheit

Nightclub

Krossroads

Nightclub

InterContinental Doha Lava

Nightclub and lounge

Kempinski Residences & Suites The Lounge

Lounge bar

Z Lounge

Lounge bar, Richard Sandoval cuisine

La Cigale Hotel Madison Piano Bar

Piano bar

Sky View

Cocktail terrace

Marriott Marquis City Center Hotel Doha Aqua Lounge

Poolside lounge, shisha bar

Champions

Sports bar, live music

Glo Cocktail Bar

Cocktails, Friday After Brunch Sessions

Marsa Malaz Kempinski Illusion

Lounge bar

Meliá Doha Noir Lounge & Club

Cocktail bar

Mercure Le Club

Nightclub

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha The Den

Lounge bar

W Hotel & Residence Crystal Lounge

Nightclub

Boston’s Bar and Restaurant, City Centre Rotana Doha

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12. Little Sailor 13. Hawa Al Khaleej 14. Teba Restaurant 15. The rice and the noodle 16. Al Adhamiyah Iraqi 17. Layali Al Qahira 18. Al Mourjan 19. Second Cup 20. Al Mandarin 21. Bosphorus (Turkish) 22. La Dolce Vita 23. Aboshariha 24. Shawarma Station 25. Italia Mia 26. The Dining Room 27. Café Tasse 28. Zaatar W Zeit 29. Le Gourmet 30. Al Bandar Fish Market

31. Tajine Moroccan 32. The Village 33. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 34. Abdelkader Alhallab 35. Lyaly Alhelhya 36. Damasca One 37. Assi Restaurant 38. Bismillah Hotel 39. Royal Tandoor 40. Khariss Hotel & Café 41. Parisa (Persian) 42. Al Ghaaryah Coffee Shop 43. Corner Café 44. Coffee Beanery 45. Gahwa Sultan 46. Coffeeshop Company 47. Al Koot Café 48. Asherg Café 49. Jasmine Thai Restaurant


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SOUQ WAQIF: EXPLORE. SHOP. EAT. Take a stroll through the bustling alleys of Souq Waqif for an authentic taste of Qatar. Browse through the numerous small shops which boast everything from perfumes, handicrafts and clothing, to local delicacies and spices, as well as a motley collection of souvenirs and crafts. Relax at one of the many eateries and soak up the atmosphere over a snack or meal.

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Argan Moroccan Restaurant

SOUQ WAQIF BOUTIQUE HOTELS Souq Waqif, with its vibrant maze of markets and enormous range of spices, traditional crafts, artwork and souvenirs,

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has secured itself as one of Doha’s favourite tourist attractions.It is home to nine luxury five star boutique hotels, each delivering a unique experience. These state-of-the-art hotels are equipped with restaurants, gyms and luxury spas. The furnishings and fixtures within each boutique hotel exude Arabesque heritage, opulence and spaciousness. A warm welcome awaits whether it’s a relaxing family break or business event, your needs will be catered for throughout your stay in the social heart of Doha.

Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel


SOUQ WAQIF

Have Arabian Nights’-style feasts or casual café lunches… tender Italian pastas or fragrant Moroccan tagines at some of the best restaurants in Doha at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. Whether you want to satisfy carnivorous cravings at our rooftop grill or take an afternoon break to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find the right food and mood in one of our ten dining venues plus in-room dining as well.

TheDhow

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels introduces The Dhow, choose from a romantic dinner for two on a sunset cruise or set sail and enjoy a lavish buffet with friends aboard one of their traditional Arabian dhows. The chef can prepare a choice of Arabic and international dishes, including personal butler service. For further information please contact www.swbh.com 4433 6666 Al Shurfa

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Al Canteen International

Arumaila Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

Relax and relish the vibrant energy of the souq at Al Canteen. There is something for everyone, from fresh crisp salads to sandwiches, Arabic favourites and sweet treats.

A selection from the menu Qatari Breakfast Balaleet – vermicelli with cardamom, saffron and scrambled eggs Rogag Bil Jebna Wel Zatar – crispy date crêpe with creamy cheese and oregano Sahen labna maa khodra – thick yogurt with vegetable crudites Karak Chai Middle Eastern Breakfast – Lebanese falafel, foul medames, halloumi, Arabic bread, Turkish coffee American Breakfast – two eggs your style, grilled tomato, mushrooms, potato, sausages Plain or egg white omelette with choice of filling: tomato, mushroom, onion, bell pepper, cheese Morning bread basket Sandwiches, Wraps and Sliders Chicken escalope wrap – crispy breaded chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles and aioli

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Opening Times: Weekdays Weekends

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Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill Rooftop Grill

Arumaila Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

‘The art of grilling meets the art of eating.’ Leave completely satisfied and a little more Brazilian than when you came in! Born in the ‘Pampa’ (Southern region of Brazil), Al Matbakh’s experience revolves around ‘churrasco,’ a traditional grilling method using open flames and various cuts of meat, with an elegant ambience and a welcoming atmosphere. While dining surrounded by black and white photo frames, you will be transported to Brazil for the World Cup in 1950. Capturing the boldness and vivacity of Brazil, the unique menu and dining experience reflect the rich culture of Brazil’s and their enjoyment for’ futebol’.

A selection from the menu Entradas – Appetisers Bife Tártaro (beef steak tartar) – Black Angus tenderloin served with a raw egg yolk, with capers, gherkins, parsley and red onion, and your choice of extras Sharing Meat Dishes Bife Bisteca Tomahawk (Tomahawk challenge) – exclusive to Al Matbakh, the 1.2 kg Tomahawk steak is the ultimate challenge for all carnivores! Grain-fed Angus, aged up to 120 days, with a marble score of 3+ Picanha ao Alho e oleo (prime part of the top sirloin) – picanha is the art and science of churrasco. Lightly seasoned with rock salt and sliced thin Sobremesa – Dessert Bolo de castanhas do pará (Brazilian nut cake) – the rich signature dessert, combining Brazil nuts, coconut and cocoa

Opening Times: Daily

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Al Shurfa Arabic Lounge

Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

The laid-back, luxurious atmosphere of the restaurant and lounge reflects the overall ambience of Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel, which offers guests a stylist sanctuary in the heart of old Doha. Al Shurfa is the perfect location for dining outdoors for a relaxed celebration with friends and family, taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling souq below and looking out across the city’s waterfront.

A selection from the menu Tapas Choices Mushroom teriyaki sambousek – half-moon golden pastry filled with mushrooms and sweet soy reduction Vietnamese roll – rice paper roll filled with crispy vegetables, crab sticks and prawns Harissa Edamame – green soy beans with a hint of Arabic chilli paste and charred with olive oil Wasabi crispy rings – golden fried tempura calamari rings, served with a light wasabi mayo dressing Miso hummus – velvety chickpea and sesame purée flavoured with fermented soy bean, with a salad of flat leaf parsley, pine nuts, chives and olive oil. Rakakat cheese – Middle Eastern akawi cheese wrapped in golden spring roll pastry served with a hearty marinara sauce Chicken karaage – Japanese fried chicken marinated in soy sauce, ginger and garlic Eastern pita toast – grilled flat pita bread topped with creamy feta cheese, stir fried vegetables, coriander and toasted sesame oil

Opening Times:

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Al Terrace

Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

Lebanese

‘People who share their food share their hearts’ and If you really want to share emotions with your closest ones, Al Terrace is the place to go. Everything is cozy and rustic in this early 20th century farm style Lebanese eatery, from the tables to the bar counter. The cuisine is refined, with countryside elegance and a panoramic terrace, with a hanging farm garden above the square of Souq Waqif. Al Terrace is a warm, familiar place where you’ll feel at home in a farmhouse environment.

A selection from the menu Mezze Some for you – some for me. Can’t decide what to try? Leave it to Al Terrace, with enticing treats and maybe something new, but always delicious Main Courses Kabab Pistachio – ground lamb mixed with pistachios, with hummus or moutabbal, spicy potato bread, side salad Shish Makanek – house made beef sausages, mixed with pine nuts and spices, with hummus or moutabbal, spicy potato bread, side salad Dessert Katmer – crispy filo pastry, Astha, saffron ice cream

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast Lunch and dinner Live band (not Monday)

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Argan

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

Moroccan

Fragrant spices and fascinating flavours, vibrant colours and Moroccan music – dinner at Argan is a feast for all your senses! Get cosy in the comfortable sofas and feast on traditional dishes like mezzes, tagines and couscous, or dine at tables in a more formal setting.

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Tajine Samak – fresh hammour, red snapper, prawns cooked with vegetables and olives

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Argan Royal couscous – traditional authentic ceremonial dish served with vegetables, lamb shank, lamb merguez and broth, topped with caramelised onions and almonds

Opening Times: Daily

Noon – midnight

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Bosphorus

Souq Waqif

Turkish

Gather round the striking marble open fire pit or share an intimate meal for two or more at our authentic wooden tables. Combined with atmospheric touches like low pendant chimneys and our open Grill Room Kitchen, Bosphorus boasts a setting worthy of a first-rate meal. Our rich Turkish coffee is made with the finest roasted and ground coffee beans, distilled water boiled on charcoal to perfection, mixed with sugar and served piping hot.

A selection from the menu Breakfast platters Hot and cold mezze Main Courses A selection of grilled meats Pizza straight from the oven Salad Turkish style Desserts Explore the sweet side of Turkish food with our collection of freshly prepared baklava, a perfect ending to any meal Kizarmis Dondurma Make your own mocktails

Opening Times: Daily

9 am – 1 am

4415 7723 bosphorusqatar.com

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The Dhow Arabic

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

Experience authentic five-star Qatari hospitality aboard a luxury traditional Arabian dhow. The bespoke dhow cruise includes a variety of packages, such as a romantic dinner for two, family celebrations and special sunset cruises.

Some selections from the buffet for a three-hour cruise Hummous – chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, chilli, chopped parsley, lemon juice and olive oil Muhamara – crumbled bread with crushed walnuts, chilli paste and olive oil Tabboulah – special Lebanese salad: parsley, tomato, mint, lemon juice and olive Fattoush salad – tomato, cucumber, fresh herbs, olive oil, pomegranate sauce and toasted Arabic bread. Mouttabel – smoked grilled aubergine with tahina, lemon juice and olive oil Zaitun salad – marinated sliced olives with carrot and green pepper Spinach fatayer, cheese sambousek, lamb kibbeh From the charcoal flame – beef kebab, shish taouk, lamb kofta, arayes, and lamb chops Sweets and dry fruit Assorted baklava Seasonal sliced fruits Date stand

Opening Times: Cruises are as per each client’s preference

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Italia Mia Ristorante Pizzeria

Behind Souq Waqif Art Center, Souq Waqif Behind Souq Waqif Art Center, Souq Waqif

Italian Italian

Italia Mia offers authentic cuisine, prepared with art and culinary experience. The menu is based on creating different plates using only authentic Italian ingredients. All ingredients are seasonal, and no frozen or precooked food is served. The restaurant is run by an Italian family allowing for warmth, hospitality, charm and atmosphere, which are perfectly combined.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Deep fried seafood with zucchini and carrots Cuttlefish salad with tomato, carrots and celery Pizzas Margherita Marinara Side Dishes Oven baked potato with rosemary Crispy breaded oven baked vegetables Desserts Tiramisu Panna cotta alla fragala

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Jasmine Thai Restaurant

3 pm – midnight

Souq Waqif’s alleyways are full to the brim of an eclectic mix of restaurants enjoyed year round by locals and visitors alike. One of the gems of the souq, offering excellent food and equally excellent hospitality, awaits patrons at the Jasmine Thai Restaurant. Since the day its doors opened this restaurant has secured its seat among authentic culinary experiences not to be missed in Qatar. Jasmine Thai has developed a reputation for a relaxed and casual atmosphere, good value for money and great service, with friendly and efficient staff who are professional and welcoming. Freshly made recipes of generous portions are suitable for sharing, boasting a broad variety and selection of dishes to satisfy every palate and appetite. Take the chance to experience true Thai cuisine, created with regularly imported ingredients. Every Tuesday evening a lavish ‘all you can eat’ buffet is an opportune time to sample tasty starters and main dishes inspired by and originating from Thailand. Last but not least, don’t forget to try the desserts – if you still have room! A stroll around the souq is a delightful way to top off a superb dining experience and stretch the legs.

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For further details about events, hospitality, reservations and promotions, call 5586 0011/4443 1601 Find us at Souq Waqif, on the upper level, near Arumaila Boutique Hotel Home delivery and takeaway available Complimentary wi-fi Cash and cards accepted Casual dining and family friendly Every Tuesday evening 6 pm – 10 pm ‘all you can eat’ buffet for QR 99 Friday brunch and à la carte menu Open Daily 3 pm – midnight

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Jasmine Thai Restaurant

Souq Waqif

Thai

An extensive menu at Jasmine Thai Restaurant is sure to please the patrons of this fine establishment. Thailand meets Qatar in the heart of Doha and enjoys a predigious spot within Souq Waqif. The staff are professional and welcoming, ready and waiting to take care of diners and ensure a speedy return. Every Tuesday evening, an all you can eat buffet is a great way to try a variety of dishes at great value for money.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Dim Sum combination Thord man pla Tom yum goong Main Courses Roasted duck Phad Thai goong Stir fried chicken cashew nuts Desserts Kaow niew mamuang Lod-chong Singapore Sa-khu

Opening Times: Daily Tue Evenings

3 pm – midnight 6 pm – 10 pm All you can eat buffet QR 99

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La Patisserie Café

Al Bidda Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

Indulge your sweet tooth with pralines and pastries, macaroons and petit fours in either the indoor or al fresco café. Start your day in local style with Qatari breakfast delights. Savour your treats alongside a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, or get goodies to go for a snack on the run. Enjoy the extensive selection of shisha accompanied by live music.

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Breakfast Qatari Specialities Balaleet Sweet vermicelli with scrambled eqqs Shakshouka Scrambled eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions and cumin The Griddles Crêpes with your choice of filling: Orange marmalade, fresh cheese spread or Nutella

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La Piazza Italian

Al Bidda Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

La Piazza has a relaxed friendly atmosphere with comfort and magnificence. The glorious skylight in the courtyard of Al Bidda Boutique Hotel is guaranteed to entice guests and patrons alike, with traditional Italian cuisine on the menu portraying a true embodiment of culture.

A selection from the menu Antipasti – Appetisers Carpaccio di Manzo con rucola, mela e cialda di parmigiano – grass fed raw beef thin sliced, arugula, green apple salad, crispy parmesan cracker Paste Fatte In Casa – Homemade Pastas Tortelloni con Ricotta e Spinaci – ricotta cheese, spinach, tortelloni with chunky tomato and basil or pink sauce Risotti – Rice Risotto con porcini e pollo – creamy risotto with porcini mushrooms and chicken Pizza al metro (minimum two people) – share your pizza and choose your four toppings: chicken, turkey ham, pepperoni salami, seafood, tuna, mix vegetable, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce Dolci Tentazioni – Sweet Temptations Tiramisu al caffe – espresso soaked ladyfingers with creamy mascarpone cheese

Opening Times: Daily Breakfast All Day Dining

7 am – 11:30 pm 7 am – 10:30 am 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

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Parisa

Souq Waqif

Persian

At Parisa Souq Waqif restaurant, you will be dazzled by authentic Persian delights and mesmerizing interiors that combine hand-painted Persian artwork of myths and legends, intricate mosaics, ornate chandeliers and thousands of tiny mirrors that were handpicked from Iran and assembled in Doha. An authentic Persian dining experience awaits, full of sumptuous flavours and fragrances.

A selection from the menu Adasi – lentil soup Parisa watermelon salad Zeytoon parvardeh Main Courses Khoresht – slow cooked stews Vegetarian khorak Polow – Baghali, Sabzi, Saffron and more rice selections Desserts Faloudeh shirazi Bastani Akbar Mashti Ferreni Parisa sweet plate

Opening Times: Daily

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The Drawing Room International

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel (Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels)

The Drawing Room is a trendy and intimate lounge that takes style and comfort to another level. Serving delightful snacks, light meals, hot and cold beverages in a relaxed lobby setting.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Caprese salad Seafood tomato soup Main Courses New Zealand beef tenderloin Grilled hammour filet Spaghetti frutti di mare Desserts Red Velvet Cheese platter

Opening Times: Daily Afternoon Tea

7 am – midnight 3 pm – 6 pm

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zaatar w zeit

Souq Waqif

Lebanese

One of the most popular restaurants in the souq, Zaatar W Zeit is renowned for its breakfast and snack menus, offering delicious breads, wraps and pizzas. Fresh ingredients, dishes filled with flavour, perfect for any time of the day. The true taste of Lebanon in Qatar!

A selection from the menu Breakfasts Halloumi in the pan Eggs your way Main Courses Fattoush salad Mighty kafta – kebab mix served on flatbread or in a wrap Soujouk – spiced beef sausages Desserts Chocolate and banana wrap Chocolate chip brownies

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Spinneys Furniture Outlets Banks Fitness, Health & Spa Accessories Laundry Pharmacy Ooredoo Vodafone Ministry of Interior

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8 Marble Slab Creamery 10 Urban Jazz Kitchen The Noodle House The Frozen Yogurt Factory 12 So Jennie Café Shakespeare & Co Si El Sayed Foshy Berry 14 Junko Sushi & Japanese Dining Dean & David 15 The Stick House Costa Coffee Caribou Coffee Corne Dynastie Chocolatier 16 Forty Fruity 17 Sabah W Masa

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18 Carluccio’s Emirgan Sütis Al Tabkha Minis Doha Poption Options Café 20 Mado 22 Royal Tandoor Casa Paco Coffee Bike Just Burger Pick & Shake 23 Karak Mqanes

27 California Tortilla 29 Gelarto Rosa 30 Anima Lounge Al Mayass A’la Turkish Cuisine Miky’s Deli & Minimart 31 Jones the Grocer Torte Delizia Patagonia Restaurante Argentino Lemon Grass Mimz Café

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EXPLORE THE PEARL-QATAR Not only is The Pearl-Qatar a great place to dine, it also offers the opportunity for shopping – or window gazing – and the chance to take a stroll on the boardwalk around Porto Arabia, savour the Mediterrean vibe at Qanat Quartier, or simply enjoy the greenery at Viva Bahriya before working up an appetite. Relax and enjoy the view over the Gulf at one of the many casual coffee shops or reserve a table at a gourmet restaurant for a special occasion.

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Al Tabkha Lebanese Eatery

22 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Al Tabkha is a home-cooking style Lebanese eatery offering authentic, yet casual Lebanese dishes that change on a daily basis. The live kitchen is one of the main elements of this brand, where watching the kitchen ‘choreography’ is part of the experience itself.

A selection from the menu Hot and Cold Mezze Hummus with meat and pine nuts Moutabel From the Grill Shish taouk Lamb chops Kids Menu Crispy chicken Desserts Mohalabya Sfouf Nestlé Apricot tart

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu, Fri

9 am – midnight 8 am – midnight

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Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar 1 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Coffee Shop

It’s a philosophy at the Chocolate Bar – eat more chocolate. drink more chocolate. breathe more chocolate. sleep more chocolate. dream more chocolate. wake more chocolate. give more choclate. work more chocolate. play more chocolate. dance more chocolate. laugh more chocolate. wear more chocolate. live more chocolate. Be good to yourself, eat more chocolate! Savoury dishes available too – breakfast, lunch and dinner, but keep room for chocolate!

A selection from the menu Breakfast CBNY breakfast American breakfast Special Second Cup sandwich Salad and Pasta Pearl salad Goat’s cheese and beetroot salad Tagliatelle Desserts Chocolate fondue for two Chocolate cookie sandwich Truffles plate Cupcakes, muffins and scones

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu Fri

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Balmesan Seafood Seafood

2 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Pick from the freshest seafood available and choose to have your choice grilled, fried, or baked to your taste along with your preferred flavours. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, a salad bar offering an abundance of healthy choices is also available with some of the best tasting salads in Doha.

A selection from the menu Soups Balmesan clear consommé with mixed seafood Tom yum seafood Catch of the Shipmaster Majbous kanad Braniosh (mohammar safi) Scallops Chef’s Special Grilled hammour fillet served with coriander sauce Catch of the Day Balmesan Fish with shrimp and squid served with mustard and cheese slices Balmesan Special Grilled mussels with lemon and butter sauce

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Biella

Multiple Locations

Italian

Casual, traditional Italian, freshly prepared. Try the pizzas from their wood buring oven, delicious homemade pasta, a variety of desserts and fresh juices.

A selection from the menu Antipasti Anneli di calamari croccanti Panini Beef bersaola and ricotta cheese Pasta Pappardelle ossobuco linguine al cartoccio Risotto Frutti di mare/al funghi Main Courses Branzino con capesante Pizza Biella/diavola/margherita Desserts Tiramisu

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Opening Times: Sat – Sun The Pearl-Qatar Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

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Burj Al Hammam Lebanese Traditional

1 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Featuring Levantine culinary specialties including kebbeh, grilled lamb, shish tawouk and kafta, lobster, shrimp, hamour and red mullet. The pastries, such as halawat el jibn and knefeh are considered the best in Doha.

A selection from the menu Signature dishes Filet Burj Al Hamam Raw meat Filet ras asfour Main Courses Selection of fresh fish, shrimps and lobster from the display Mixed grill – kofta, chicken and meat Desserts Selection of Lebanese baklava Assorted exotic fruits Assorted Lebanese sweet platter

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri, Sat

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Carluccio’s Italian

18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia Doha Festival City and Mall of Qatar

Carluccio's is a restaurant, caffé and food shop open daily for a delicious Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dishes on the menu and from the deli are freshly prepared with the best ingredients possible, sourced directly from Italy and the Food shop offers authentic Italian products for a delicious homemade meal. Carluccio’s is a little taste of Italy, right here in Qatar!

A selection from the menu Breakfast Tegamino eggs Salmon croissant Appetizers Prawn marinara Beef and gorgonzola salad Burrata and bresaola Main Dishes Chicken saltimbocca Salmon pesto Seafood linguine Desserts Chocolate cantucci mousse Sicilian lemon tart Passion fruit meringue

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

8 am – 12:30 am 8 am – 11 am / 12:30 pm – 12:30 am

The Pearl-Qatar 4437 1717/6690 1777 Doha Festival City 5084 8259 Mall of Qatar 5054 8259

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Debs W Remman Lebanese

Plaza Andalucia, Madina Centrale Mall of Qatar

Debs W Remman is a modern concept combining the nostalgia of the past with the spirit of thepresent. Debs W Remman serves authentic Lebanese cuisine and reflects the eateries, souqs and street food of Beirut, and it does it in style and at a price that’s affordable. Using only the freshest ingredients, carefully prepared by their professional chefs Debs W Remman offers oriental flavours and Lebanese signature dishes of the highest quality.

A selection from the menu Daily Plat du Jour for lunch. Chef’s Special Grilled aubergine rolls with labneh Halloum clay pot From the Grill Kastaleta Kebab halabi Debs W Remman mix grill Desserts Warbat bil achta Moghli Ousmalieh

Opening Times: The Pearl-Qatar Mall of Qatar

Daily Daily

9 am – 1 am 10 am – 11 pm

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Eggspectation

The Pearl-Qatar Mall of Qatar

International

You’ll have a tough time choosing between the exclusive dishes at Eggspectation. From crêpes, soups, salads, omelettes, pasta, steak, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, to their famous eggs benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice! Freshly prepared with high-quality ingredients and attractively presented, the menu only has one flaw: you could eat too much!

A selection from the menu Eggspectation bagel breakfast sandwich Eggspectation omelette Fried chicken ‘n waffles High rise pancake California dreaming Smoked salmon benny The BBQ burger Lobster mac and cheese Mediterranean flatbread pizza Desserts S’mores French toast

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

8 am – 11:30 pm 8 am – 10:30 am 12:45 pm – 11:30 pm

The Pearl-Qatar Mall of Qatar eggspectation.com

5040 9900 5549 3715

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Emirgan Sütis Turkish

Al Emadi Financial Square 18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar

The culinary team at Emirgan Sütis has extensive experience in Turkish cuisine. Here international standards artfully revive traditional recipes to reach culinary perfection.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Honey and kaymak Grilled halloumi Eggs Selection Menemen with cheese/sujuk/meat Börek and Pastries Rolled börek with cheese/minced meat Fresh Pita Vegetables/cheese/meat Appetisers Hummus/dolma /cheese rolls Kebabs Iskander/Sarma Beyti Grilled kofte with cheese Desserts Baklava Kazandibi

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

8 am – midnight 8 am – 2 am (The Pearl-Qatar)

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German Doner Kebab

The Pearl-Qatar

Multi-Cuisine

German Doner Kebab first opened in Berlin in 1989 and spent the next decade perfecting their policies and procedures, a unique blend of traditional spices and exclusive products, while improving their innovative cooking processes. The doner kebab dates back to the Turkish dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, normally lamb but also a mixture of veal or beef, and sometimes chicken.

A selection from the menu Doner Kebab Sandwich Durum Doner Sandwich Doner Burger Doner Kebab Box Doner Kebab Meal Veal/chicken/mix Add cheese/meat Side Dish Onion rings Cheese borek

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

Noon – midnight Noon – 2 am

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Isla Mexican Kitchen Mexican

2 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Bringing a new street food experience straight from the heart of Mexico, Isla is the latest addition to the impressive list of franchises developed by HDC in Qatar. Infusing traditional Mexican recipes with Asian ingredients, and executed in a modern way, Isla offers a colourful and fragrant cuisine. Guests can enjoy authentic Mexican flavours simply served alongside a great selection of fresh mocktails.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Guacamole jumbo lump crab Quesadillas Soup and Salad Tortilla soup Barbecue chicken salad Main Courses Chilli and coffee rubbed rack of lamb NY steak a lo macho Enchiladas de cachete Main Courses Mexico city style churro Tres leches Churro split Chocoflan

Opening Times: Mon – Sat

7 pm – 10 pm

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La Casa Twenty Eight Mediterranean

Medina Centrale, Porto Arabia Mall of Qatar

Casual dining, delivering the best in home made cuisine, clay ovens and wood fire makes La Casa Twenty Eight a unique restaurant. Their chef will conjure up a truly special dining experience in the open kitchen. Many of the dishes are presented as sharing plates, reflecting the sharing culture of the Mediterranean region.

A selection from the menu Soups Mushroom Minestrone Salads La Casa Pizza Proscuitto di tacchino Main Courses Roasted chicken Lamb cutlet Braised Wagyu beef Desserts Raspberry chocosphere Baltazar with chocolate mousse

Opening Times: The Pearl-Qatar Daily Mall of Qatar Daily

4412 7342 3333 4883 lacasa28.com

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Le Relais L’ Entrecôte Steakhouse

1 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Le Relais de L’Entrecôte offers diners a unique formula straight from France: their green salad with walnuts dressed in its delicious mustard vinaigrette, followed by steak/frites served with a secret recipe sauce, from Paris with love! With a single savoury dish where the steak is cooked to your liking, and an array of signature desserts, this is a unique dining experience not to be missed.

A selection from the menu Specialty Steak/frites in a secret recipe sauce, and a fresh green salad with walnuts dressed in mustard vinaigrette! Dessert The dame blanche The raspberries delight Berries with sugar and cream Lemon, strawberry or raspberry pie The tulip strawberry melba The sevigné The summer vacherin

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Lord Of The Wings

The Pearl-Qatar

American

Lord of the Wings is a contemporary American diner that features a full dine-in menu. With four types of wings to choose from and 16 different sauces – from mild honey mustard to fiery buffalo suicide, Lord of the Wings will craft the perfect burger. A definite must try venue for all.

A selection from the menu Starters Traditional poutine Nacho chips and dips Flat Breads Pepperoni Veggie special Crisp salads Asian beef All natural quinoa Wings Traditional/grilled/breaded/boneless Burgers Crunchy melty Hearty Sandwiches Griled chicken avocado Smoked Salmon Desserts Banofee Flatbread

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

Noon – midnight Noon – 2 am

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Megu

6 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Modern Japanese

Megu is considered ‘one of the best Japanese restaurants in the world’. It uses the most traditional Japanese cooking techniques and ingredients, featuring signature dishes such as the original crispy asparagus, yellowtail carpaccio, salmon tartare, and Wagyu kobe Chateaubriand.

A selection from the menu Omakase Seven course prix fixe (chef tasting) Charcoal Grill Scallops with wakame seaweed Wagyu beef filet skewer, ginger and black seasme Classic Rolls Tuna akami Negihama, tellowtail and scallion Sushi and sashmi à la carte Megu Signature Crispy ‘Kanzuri’ shrimp, spicy cream sauce Tuna and avacado Megu style, wasabi sauce

Opening Times: Lunch Dinner Fri and Sat

Noon – 2:30 pm 7 pm – 11:30 pm Noon – 11:30 pm

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Mokarabia Café

Marbella Street, Medina Centrale

Established in Milan in 1950 and with the express aim of creating high-quality coffee blends, Mokarabia is the original and best coffee bar. Today, Mokarabia is one of Qatar’s favourite destinations for the serious coffee connoisseur, offering coffee of the highest quality in fabulous surroundings and at a price that’s affordable!

A selection from the menu Breakfast Plain croissant Chocolate breakfast - Lazio Bread basket Salad Sistina Sandwiches Labneh Salmon Dessert Saint Honoré Red velvet fondant Crêpes Profiterolles

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Paul

Porto Arabia

French Café and Bakery

Paul is a French pâtisserie and restaurant that can be found at multiple locations around the city. Their delicious rustic breads and variety of deserts, like the fruit tarts and mille feuilles, will draw you in. The breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also extensive ranging from lighter bites such as salads and quiche, to grilled meats and seafood.

A selection from the menu Soups and Appetisers Soupe aux fruits de mer Boules de riz au salmon Salad Salade de la mer Salade panachée Main Course Escalope poulet Saumon frais et quinoa Médallion de boeuf Sandwiches Club poulet Dinde fumé et fromages Dessert Millefeuilles Fruit tartlets Éclairs

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu Fri

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Royal Tandoor

Multiple Locations

Contemporary Indian

Royal Tandoor painstakingly recreates Mughlai recipes, infusing them with rustic charcoal oven flavours of the northwest frontier, where every bite of their aromatic biryanis, succulent kebabs, taste-tingling curries and breads fresh out of the tandoor oven, transport you to an era of royalty amid a dining environment which reflects the culture at every turn!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Jumbo prawns marinated in mils spices and deep fried crispy butterfly style and served with homemade tangy sauce. Samundari tikki, hara bhara kebabs Soups Mushroom shorba Main courses Royal tandoori lobster Kastori kebab Sultan tikka shole Desserts Rasmalai Nizami kheer

Opening Times: Daily

Noon – 11:30 pm

Souq Waqif 4432 3244 Al Sadd Street 4444 6151 Ezdan Mall 4488 1125 The Pearl-Qatar 4002 1777 Souq Al Wakra 4481 1195 ifsqatar.com/royal-tandoor

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Second Cup

Multiple Locations

Blended Beverages and Freshly Brewed Coffee

The café offers a wide variety of brews, flavours and even decaffeinated coffee, European drinks and chillers, with a wide variety of desserts. Stop by for some quality time.

A selection from the menu Salads Chicken Caesar salad Tuna pasta salad Chicken pasta salad Sandwiches Three cheese turkey sandwich Tuna sandwich Special Second Cup sandwich Desserts Strawberry ice cream Blueberry ice cream Almond muffin

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Fri and Sat

9 am – midnight 9 am – 1 am

2-4 La Croisette The Pearl-Qatar

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Shakespeare and Co.

Multiple Locations

International

Shakespeare and Co has a full seating capacity of up to 140 guests at The Pearl-Qatar, with décor that stays true to their signature Victorian theme but features some ‘never seen before’ design concepts.

A selection from the menu Mediterranean saj Foul medames American breakfast Quinoa salad Beetroot and squash salad Baby chicken Lasagna al forno Classic chicken Desserts Praline cookie jar Tiramisu

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Friday

8 am – 11:30 pm 8 am – 10:30 am, 12:45 pm – 11:30 pm

The Pearl-Qatar 6629 3821 Dar Al Salam Mall 6676 8812 Mall of Qatar 5007 9090 shakespeare-and-co.com

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The Noodle House South East Asian Cuisine

10 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar

With dishes that represent the true flavours of Asian cuisine, the team of international chefs and friendly ‘Noodlers’ bring you a wide selection of authentic regional dishes to your table or directly to your door. The Noodle House is a great place to meet up with friends and family.

A selection from the menu Small Plates Fire cracker shrimp Chicken satay Specialities Cantonese roast duck Black pepper beef Green curry with chicken/vegetables Wok Fried Noodles Char kwey teow beef/vegetable Singapore noodles Pad Thai Noodle Soups Katong laksa Roast duck wonton soup Junior Menu Crispy chicken Tempura fish

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

Noon – midnight Noon – 2 am (The Pearl-Qatar)

Landmark City Center-Doha The Pearl-Qatar

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Urban Jazz Kitchen American

10 La Croisette, Porto Arabia

Meet your friends for coffee and a signature pastry, bring your family for a nice lunch by the water, or enjoy the music all night along with a leisurely shisha and creatively comprised mocktail, at Urban Jazz Kitchen. All of the intricately derived menu items are prepared from scratch daily by a talented team of chefs using only the best local and imported ingredients.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Urban Jazz signature seafood soup Prawn spring rolls Fried calamari Classic Caesar salad Urban Jazz Burgers Mini burger trio Herb and grilled chicken burger Oriental burger Main Courses Lamb shank Salmon fillet Malaysian vegetable curry House Shakes Van Houten shake Pink Panther

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Opening Times: Daily

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MORE OPTIONS... THE PEARL-QATAR

CUISINE

Al Mayass Restaurant 30 La Croisette

Lebanese, Armenian

Black Rock Grill Plaza Andalucia

Steakhouse

Cafe Havana 1 La Croisette

Café

Caffe Vergnano 1882 *Plaza Andalucia, Multiple locations

Café

Elevation Burger 4 La Croisette

American, fast food

Emporio Armani Caffe 7 La Croisette

Italian

Evergreen Organics Qanat Quartier

Healthy

Fatburger Madina Centrale

American, fast food

Harry Ramsden’s Medina Centrale

British fish and chips

Junko 14 La Croisette

Japanese

Lemon Grass 31 La Croisette

Café

Patagonia Restaurante Argentino 31 La Croisette

Traditional Argentinean

Prince of Persia Level 1, 7 La Croisette

Persian

Sammach 13 Andalucia Way

Seafood, Middle Eastern

Si El Sayed *12 La Croisette, Souq Al Wakra

Egyptian

TGI Fridays Plaza Andalucia

American, Tex-Mex

The Atelier Art Cafe 6 La Croisette

Art café

The Station Sushi Megapolis, 12 Andalucia Way

Japanese

Which Wich Building 4, Medina Centrale

Fast food, healthy, gluten free

White Oryx Restaurant 30 La Croisette

Thai

Zaatar W Zeit Plaza Andalucia

Lebanese, healthy

Ziryab Medina Centrale

Continental

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BUSINESS LUNCH ETIQUETTE

When people can relax and have a good time, they're more likely to open up, making it easier to strengthen a business relationship. So be yourself and have a good time! The savvy professional knows the importance of strong dining skills and it should come as no surprise that dining, unless done well, could be disastrous to your reputation. It is for this reason that second interviews are often conducted over a meal. How you conduct yourself at the table, under pressure with a mouthful of food, can either positively or negatively influence a business decision. The key is to know what to do before the uncomfortable moment presents itself. A successful business meal requires advanced skills and thoughtful planning. The following are a few basic dining etiquette tips that a young graduate or seasoned executive can't afford to overlook.

The host is responsible for the success of the meal. Everything from selecting the restaurant to paying the bill and taking care of the tip falls under the heading of a 'sophisticated host.' However, not all hosts are sophisticated and as a guest you must assume nothing. Make sure to carry money and a credit card in your wallet in the event there is confusion with the bill and the server hands it directly to you (a rare occurrence but it has happened). The host should immediately take control but in the event he or she delays, put your credit card in the leather bill holder without hesitation.

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If this is a job interview, think carefully before accepting a job from someone who is not prepared to pay for the interview meal. A well-bred executive knows how to make their guest comfortable. He or she knows the importance of offering menu suggestions; giving the guest subtle parameters. As a guest, ordering too little sends the message that you are nervous or unsure. Ordering the best on the menu sends the message that you are ravenous or taking advantage of the free meal. A good rule of thumb is to follow the lead of the host. Drink from your own water glass and stay away from your client’s bread plate. A sure way to negate your own professionalism is by making the mistake of drinking from your client’s water glass or eating from their bread plate. Your drink will always be placed on the right side, above your knife and soup spoon, and your bread plate will always be placed on the left side, above your fork or forks. A tip for remembering: bring the tip of your index finger to the tip of your thumb as the other


three fingers are straight. The right hand will make the shape of a ‘d’ -- a reminder that the drink is on the right-hand side -- and the left hand will make the shape of a ‘b’ for bread. Your salad and entrée plate will be placed in the centre of the utensils, below the bread plate and water glass.

Salt and pepper are married. When someone asks for salt, pass both the salt and pepper. This small gesture indicates you are familiar with the rules of the table, as well as extending a courtesy to fellow guests. Try a little of everything on your plate unless you have a food allergy. You will present yourself as unsophisticated (and juvenile) if you eat only your steak and potatoes, turning your nose up at your peas and carrots.

If an accident at the table occurs, handle it and move on. Ask for assistance from your server and don’t give the situation more attention than it deserves.

A dropped utensil stays on the floor. Kick it out of the way so other restaurant guests will not trip or slip. It’s not necessary to dive under the table to retrieve it. Signal your server for another fork and encourage your guest to continue eating. Use the business meal as an opportunity to build a relationship. People do business with people they trust. Employers hire those they feel will represent their company in the best possible light. A lunch meeting is a great opportunity to showcase your professional knowledge, strong communication skills, and attention to detail. Taking the time and making the effort to hone your dining skills is an investment in your business success. Finally to reiterate, be yourself! There is a reason you›re not in the office. You can accomplish quite a lot with business lunches, but you shouldn’t lose sight of why they work so well: when people can relax and have a good time, they’re more likely to open up, making it easier to strengthen a business relationship.

When leaving the table during the meal, place your napkin on your chair and push the chair back under the table. It is not important to announce where you are going, or what you will be doing when you get there. A cough or a sneeze should be directed into your left shoulder, shielded by your left hand, keeping your right hand germ free. Avoid using your napkin as a tissue. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Aalishan Restaurant

Dafna, Al Muntazah

Multi-cuisine – Indian, Turkish and Chinese

Aalishan is a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine, traditional Turkish specialities and mouthwatering Chinese delicacies in a world-class ambience. Aalishan also has exclusive family cabins for your privacy.

A selection from the menu Indian Cuisine Tandoori, tikkas and kebabs Dum biryani Curries and dal Indian sweets Turkish Cuisine Middle Eastern mezze Fresh seafood barbeque Arabic mixed grill Bukhari and biryani Chinese Cuisine Spring rolls Noodles (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) Fried rice (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) Stir fry (vegetables/chicken)

Opening Times: Daily Noon – 11 pm Dafna (Take away only) 7 am – midnight

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Al Mourjan Lebanese and International

Corniche, Also At Souq Waqif

Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the sea, Al Mourjan comes to life to bring you the best in authentic Lebanese and international cuisine. Al Mourjan is set magnificently beside the mesmerising turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf with far-reaching views over Doha Bay.

A selection from the menu Appetisers A selection of hot and cold mezze Salads A selection of Lebanese and Western salads Main Courses A selection of Lebanese barbeque Mixed seafood platter Al Mourjan hamour Al Mourjan lobster Steaks Escalopes Pasta Sandwich plates Desserts An assortment of delicious Lebanese and Western desserts

Opening Times: Daily

4483 4423 almourjan.com

12:30 pm – 12:30 am

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Assaha Village

Al Hilal Building, Airport Street

Lebanese

Assaha Restaurant has its roots firmly set in history, offering a charming, civilised and ancient side of Lebanese heritage. The re-use of natural stone, recycled wood, and interesting antiques further elude to times gone by, charming and entrancing their guests. Whether you are looking for a healthy breakfast, a light lunch or a sumptuous dinner, the dishes are prepared with fresh quality ingredients and to a high standard. The family hall and various seating enclaves will suit most occasions, including conferences, at this unique setting.

A selection from the menu Starters Burrata Vegetable platter Hummus, motabal and tabouleh Fried kibbeh, spinach pie and chilli potato Main Course Seafood and fish – grilled or fried Oven roasted chicken Assaha mixed grill Desserts Selection of sweets Om ali Megli

Opening Times: Daily

10 am – 12:30 am

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Biella

Multiple Locations

Italian

Casual, traditional Italian, freshly prepared. Try the pizzas from their wood buring oven, delicious homemade pasta, a variety of desserts and fresh juices.

A selection from the menu Antipasti Anneli di calamari croccanti Panini Beef bersaola and ricotta cheese Pasta Pappardelle ossobuco linguine al cartoccio Risotto Frutti di mare/al funghi Main Courses Branzino con capesante Pizza Biella/diavola/margherita Desserts Tiramisu Opening Times: Sat – Sun The Pearl-Qatar Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

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The Mall Landmark City Center-Doha The Pearl-Qatar

4467 4411 4493 4421

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Burger Gourmet American

Lagoona Mall, West Bay

Welcome to the world of luxury burgers, steaks and monster shakes! The concept is to seduce gourmet palates, offering a wide selection of high quality patties such as Wagyu and black Angus beef with a selection of toppings. Burger Gourmet take burgers to a new level ensuring your enjoyment of their delicious creations. The modern design and neon décor contributes to the hip mood and character of the restaurant just perfectly.

A selection from the menu Starters Fire house fries Vegas fried meatballs Blackened short ribs Main Course The Hollywood star Variety of burgers Surf & Turf Lamb shank Desserts New York oreo cheese cake Madagascar caramel coated brownie Golden Gate apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

Noon – 11 pm

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Burgeri

Aspire Park

American

Burgeri, situated at Aspire Park, is an ‘Americana’ vintage-themed burger and hot dog house serving freshly-prepared premium quality meat. The menu focuses primarily on burgers made from certified Angus and Wagyu Beef, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and a variety of fries along with fresh and fruity milk shakes, juices and slices of famous New York recipe cheesecake.

A selection from the menu Main Courses B.Classic Brave dog B.Guacamole B.Mushroom melt Sweet potato fries Desserts Cheesecake Burgeri bus In addition, a vintage industrial bus transformed into a functional mobile kitchen serving a selected menu of freshly prepared burgers. Burgeri bus is available at various locations around Doha.

Opening Times: Sat/Fri – Thu 11 am/1 pm – 2 am Bus timings and locations: Available on Burgeri Bus mobile application from Google and Apple store

Aspire 4449 3958 Burgeri Bus 3399 9100 burgeri.com.qa

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The Butcher Shop and Grill

Villaggio

Steakhouse

In this legendary South African steakhouse, you’ll always find juicy, succulent steaks served with sides of laughter-filled conversations and unforgettable moments. From friendly faces, unmatched service to fantastic recommendations, they’re here to enhance your dining experience.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Traditional boerewors Beef carpaccio Mussels Salads Prawn and avo salad Main Course Espetada Ladies fillet Burgers and sandwiches Lamb shank Tomahawk steak Vegetarian platter

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Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

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California Tortilla

Multiple locations

Mexican Grill

California Tortilla is the first fast-casual Mexican dining restaurant of its kind in Qatar and serves lunch and dinner in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. They serve fresh burritos, quesadillas, tacos, salads and other Mexican favourites and make their salsa and guacamole in small batches throughout the day to ensure freshness.

A selection from the menu Main Courses Burrito Taco combo Bacon chicken club Fish taco combo Southwestern salad Caribbean mango salad Korean BBQ California sunset bowl Soup Beef chili Chicken tortilla soup

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu, Fri

11 am – midnight 1 pm – 1 am

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The Cheesecake Factory

Mall of Qatar

American

The Cheesecake Factory strives to bring you the best possible food and service. They are committed to quality, value and to your complete satisfaction. Food is prepared fresh each day in their kitchens using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy over 30 types of cheesecake and desserts. And over 200 menu items, all made fresh from scratch each day.

A selection from the menu Friday and Saturday Breakfast Lemon ricotta pancakes Breakfast combo Salads Luau Appetisers Fried macaroni and cheese Tex Mex egg rolls Main Course Glamburgers® Eggplant parmesan Pasta Shrimp and chicken gumbo Steaks Dessert Variety of cheesecakes Linda’s fudge cake

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11 am – 11 pm

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Carluccio’s Italian

The Pearl-Qatar, Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar

Carluccio's is a restaurant, caffé and food shop open daily for a delicious Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dishes on the menu and from the deli are freshly prepared with the best ingredients possible, sourced directly from Italy and the Food shop offers authentic Italian products for a delicious homemade meal. Carluccio’s is a little taste of Italy, right here in Qatar!

A selection from the menu Breakfast Tegamino eggs Salmon croissant Appetisers Prawn marinara Beef and gorgonzola salad Burrata and bresaola Main Dishes Chicken saltimbocca Salmon pesto Seafood linguine Desserts Chocolate cantucci mousse Sicilian lemon tart Passion fruit meringue

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

8 am – 12:30 am 8 am – 11 am / 12:30 pm – 12:30 am

The Pearl-Qatar Doha Festival City Mall of Qatar

4437 1717/6690 1777 5084 8259 5054 8259

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Chili’s Multiple locations

American, Tex-Mex

An American casual dining restaurant chain that features Tex-Mex-style cuisine. Fun, fresh and flavourful with its signature tiles, tabletops, posters, collectables, friendly serving staff and of course delectable cuisine, Chili’s has grown to become a popular household name in Doha.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Triple Dipper – Southwestern egg rolls, Texas cheese poppers and wings over buffalo Salads Quesadilla explosion Main Courses New York strip Steak and shrimp Desserts Molten chocolate cake Chocolate chip paradise pie

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Dunia

Villaggio Mall, Al Waab

Persian, Oriental

An innovative restaurant concept with a trendy fusion of Persian and Oriental cuisine. Dunia restaurant invites all those seeking a unique experience to indulge themselves in the Oriental ambience of the restaurant with its exquisite décor and exceptional range of dishes.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Asheh reshteh soup Muhamara Chicken liver Arayess Salads Main Courses Chicken biryani Persian fish Beef kofta Persian and Oriental barbecue Desserts Ashtaliye

Opening Times: Daily

Noon – 11 pm

4450 7259 bonne-maniere.com/brands/dunia

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Eataly Doha

Mall of Qatar

Italian

At Eataly some things remain the same: that is, the attention to quality, the culture of eating well and using that immediate language that characterises the communication of Eataly since its inception. Food is their passion, so every day they strive to communicate their simple philosophy – eat better, live better.

A selection from the menu Il Fritto Patatina tonda Arancini La Pizza Tonno Quattro formaggi La Pasta Spaghetti alla carbonara Lasagna classica La Carne Pollo arrosto Tagliata di manzo Il Pesce Salmone alla piastra Dessert Foresta nera Nutella bar

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Emirgan Sütis Turkish

Al Emadi Financial Square 18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar

The culinary team at Emirgan Sütis has extensive experience in Turkish cuisine. Here international standards artfully revive traditional recipes to reach culinary perfection.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Honey and kaymak Grilled halloumi Eggs Selection Menemen with cheese/sujuk/meat Börek and Pastries Rolled börek with cheese/minced meat Fresh Pita Vegetables/cheese/meat Appetisers Hummus/dolma /cheese rolls Kebabs Iskander/Sarma Beyti Grilled kofte with cheese Desserts Baklava Kazandibi

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

8 am – midnight 8 am – 2 am (The Pearl-Qatar)

Al Emadi Financial Square The Pearl-Qatar

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Fabio’s Pizza Italian

Ottman Bin Affan, Al Aziziya

Try their famous pizzas, pastas, salads and more. With a wide selection you will be spoilt for choice. Have your food delivered to your door in no time at all or visit Fabio’s to place your order and wait for your choice to come direct from the oven.

A selection from the menu Pizzas Margherita Alice Patatine and wurstel Pasta Bolognese White sauce Salads Italian salad Sandwiches Panino alla bresaola Desserts Tiramisu Panna cotta Panino alla nutella

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Friday

11 am – 2 am 11:30 am – 2 am

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Farggi Multiple Locations

Spanish Ice cream and coffee shop

Farggi is a super premium ice cream and coffee shop from Barcelona, Spain and produces Halal ice cream and cakes, which are shipped directly from their factory. Guests can enjoy all day dining with an assortment of light meals or main courses available, providing an unparalleled service and ambience.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Businessman's Breakfast Highland Breakfast Salad Smoked salmon Greek Sandwiches Halloumi Cheddar and tomato BLT Main Course Shrimp portobello Spaghetti al pesto frutti de mare Surimi portobello

Opening Times: Daily

44929826 30342200 farggi.com

8 am – 11 pm

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FAUCHON Paris Multiple Locations

Lebanese and International

Carefully selected for their flavour, their origin and their artisanal and responsible production, fish, game, vegetables, meat, poultry are then prepared with creativity and know-how to become FAUCHON dishes that associate modern and classic tastes. FAUCHON chocolate is about strong, striking yet highly balanced flavour. It is a unique vision of chocolate that results in the creation of great classics with praline or ganache.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Crusted giant mushrooms Salmon millefeuille Salads 1886 salad Main Courses Chicken breast with lemon Beef prime wagyu rib eye Desserts Exotic chocolates and macarons Variety of cakes and eclairs

Opening Times: Daily Fri

7 am – 11 pm 10 am (Al Nasr)/4 pm – 11 pm

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Gerry’s Grill Pan Asian

Al Mirqab Street, Al Nasr Lulu Hypermarket, Barwa City

Gerry’s Grill is an international restaurant chain offering a menu that is packed with scrumptious food, ranging from grilled seafood, Filipino and Asian favourites and tastefully prepared pica-pica. At Gerry’s Grill, they strive to provide diners with the perfect ambience – inviting and relaxing. The menu at Gerry’s Grill reflects its exotic origins of the Orient and Far East. A great destination for a night out with friends or a dinner with the family. Gerry’s Grill suits all occasion and budgets.

A selection from the menu Starters Lumpiang Shanghai Chicken lollipop Cocofish finger Main Course Beef kare-kare Gerry's fried chicken Pinakbet Crispy mutton leg Desserts Brownie à la mode Buko pandan Leche flan

Opening Times: Daily

11:30 am – 11:30 pm

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Ginger Club

Wathnan Mall

Pan-Asian

Ginger Club is committed to providing their customers with a delicious eating experience at great value. Chef Shankar, specialist in Chinese and Thai cuisine, says: ‘At Ginger Club you’ll find all of the trendy Pan-Asian and other ethnic cuisines bursting with adventurous flavours.’

A selection from the menu Vegetarian Appetisers Sweet corn soup Tom yum Dim sum Main Course Seafood Chicken Stir fried Chinese greens Sizzlers and sauce Asian live – satay ayam Dessert Apple banana toffee Honey flat noodles with ice cream Date pancake with ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 11 pm

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GRK Fresh Greek Greek, Mediterranean

Doha Festival City, Mall Of Qatar

From the heart of New York City to Qatar, introducing the simple perfection of GRK. GRK’s new take on classic Greek food brings you fresh flavours like you’ve never tasted. The menu combines the highest quality USDA meats, Greek extra virgin olive oil and authentic Greek yogurt with an abundance of fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits and grains. GRK’s signature Yeero meat is all natural, grass and grain fed and marinated in a special blend of aromatic spices and fresh herbs. The menu is full of flavoursome food, from a range of delicious grills and mouthwatering pita sandwiches, to fresh salads and delectable desserts.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Aged feta and watermelon salad Sides Grilled halloumi GRK fries Main Course Chicken souvlaki Lamb yeero pita Kids: served with a choice of drink and mini frozen yogurt Mini chicken pita and GRK fries Chicken and brown rice Dessert Salted caramel baklava cheesecake Frozen Greek yogurt and a variety of toppings

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IDAM

Museum of Islamic Art

French haute-cuisine

In the heart of the Museum of Islamic Art, with spectacular views of the Doha skyline, IDAM offers an innovative and flavorsome selection of contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine designed with an Arabic twist. Timeless classics of local and regional cuisine, with most ingredients sourced locally in Qatar. Philippe Starck’s unique and exquisite décor creates a sophisticated atmosphere.

A selection from the menu Lunch menu 'Kabsa' chicken rissoles Local red snapper, smoked aubergine Ox-cheek, seasonal vegetable A la carte menu Mezze selection Light crayfish and lettuce broth Cookpot of lightly spicy vegetables Small-scale fishing turbot, shellfish and tiny potatoes Experience menu Let the chef compose your menu for a unique experience with a beverage pairing Desserts Fontainebleau strawberry Chestnut soufflé, laban sorbet

Opening Times: Lunch 12:30 pm – 3 pm (Weds - Sun) Dinner 7 pm – 10 pm (Weds - Sun) Closed Monday, Tuesday and Friday (Lunch)

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Johnny Rockets Multiple Locations

American

The spirited Johnny Rockets Doha ambience with the diner style restaurant theme, individual juke box stations on each table, chrome accents and red vinyl seats transports diners into a classic American restaurant atmosphere. A smiley face with ketchup on the paper plate when serving french fries is a favourite Johnny Rockets trademark.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Side salad Rocket wings boneless and bone-in Onion rings Hamburgers Smoke house Streamliner Route 66 Rocket pounder Desserts The Perfect Brownie Super sundae Apple pie

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Salwa Road 4455 Hyatt Plaza 4460 Ezdan Mall 4444 Al Gharafa 4488 johnnyrockets.com

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Kösebasi

Gulf Mall

Turkish

Kösebasi was voted one of ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and was awarded with the International Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industries Prize for ‘The Best Representative of The Traditional Turkish Cuisine’. Kösebasi was also cited as ‘The Best Kebab Restaurant in Istanbul’ by Time magazine.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Süzme yogurt Beyaz peynir Salads Çoban salata Fattus salata Borek Kiymali boregi Tavuklu boregi Main Course Lahmacun Beyti kepab Pirzola Dessert Dondurma Muhallebi

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4035 7229 kosebasi.com

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Kebabs & Kurries 01 Mall

North Indian

Kababs & Kurries offers a tantalising variety of Indian kababs and curries inspired from culturally rich regions of the country like Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Goa and Amritsar. The curries are prepared to compliment the kababs, which are cooked in a clay oven, and complete the experience. With a superb selection of vegetarian and non vegetarian curries there is something for every palate.

A selection from the menu Soups Chicken yakhani badam Salad Chef’s speciality salad Appetisers Chicken gilafi seekh Fish Amritsari Tandoori Afghani chicken Tandoori broccoli Main Course Jheenga masala Palak paneer Goan fish curry Rice Claypots Pulao Biryani – Mutton/chicken/prawn/veg Dessert Saffron rasmalai

Opening Times: Daily

12:30 pm – midnight

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La Varenne Brasserie Classical French

28th Floor, Tornado Tower, Al Bidda Street

La Varenne is Qatar’s only brasserie serving authentic French cuisine in a contemporary setting. The restaurant provides diners with an exceptional standard of food in a relaxed atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and serving a French country brunch every Friday. Private dining rooms available

A selection from the menu Appetisers Honey and truffle baked camembert Burgundy snails Soups French onion Spiced lentil Salads Chicken Caesar Niçoise Main Courses Boullabaise, selection of fish and shell fish Potato crusted salmon Desserts Passion fruit mousse

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri Sat

4499 0680 lavarenne.qa

8 am – 10:30 am, 11:30 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm Closed 8 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm

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Layali Restaurant Multi-cuisine – Indian, Turkish and Chinese

Lagoona Mall, Al Dafna (West Bay) Souq Najd, Salwa Road

On offer is an extensive and diversified menu inspired by Lebanese cuisine and accentuated by an abundance of fresh vegetables, premium meats, freshly baked bread and a mouth-watering aroma of herbs and spices.

A selection from the menu Salads Arabian Cabbage Olive Mezze Mohammara Layali Spinach in olive oil Soujok safiha Charcoal Grill Grilled brochette Kebab with aubergine Seafood Shrimps basha with rice Hamour filet with Beiruty or Tripoli sauce Desserts Kinafa osmally Mafroukeh

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LENÔTRE

Suhaim bin Hamad Street Villaggio, Al Waab Street

French

Idyllically located, Lenôtre has added to the traditional café scene. A luxurious and sophisticated style, creating the perfect environment for a relaxed visit, either to the Suhaim bin Hamad Street branch or in the Villaggio Mall.

A selection from the menu Salads Prawn and avacado salad Roasted veal pasta salad Appetisers Fish cake aioli Duck foie gras Soups Main Courses Sandwiches Pizza Pasta and risotto Salmon fillet Lamb loin Desserts Crumble pear tart

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Max’s Restaurant Filipino, Asian

Al Sadd Al Muntazah, B Ring Road

Max’s Restaurant was established in Quezon City, Philippines in 1945. From humble beginnings with a single roadside café in 1945, to over 120 restaurants 71 years later. Max’s today is a household name in the Philippines, North America and the Middle East. It is famous for its golden Fried Chicken and ‘Ruby’s Favorites’ – a selection of the Filipino favourites made special by Ruby – one of the founders. The menu has a selection of dishes with Chinese and Spanish influences.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Max’s tapa Chicken tocino Corned beef omelets Appetisers Lumpiang ubod Calamares Main Dishes Max’s fied chicken Sizzling tofu Chicken sisig Dessert Halo halo Buko pandan

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri Sat

10 am – 11 pm 8 am – 11 am, 1 pm – midnight 8 am – midnight

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MRA Bakery, Restaurant & Sweets Multiple locations

Kerala, Indian, Chinese, Bakery

MRA offers customers a traditional dining experience through a diverse range of cuisines including Chinese, continental, Arabic and south Indian. Some of their specialties are – hamour tawa masala, mutton raan, chicken piralan, cream chicken, chicken ghee roast and the combination of karak chai and parotta.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Tandoori aloo Chicken tikka Kerala Cuisine Squid roast Prawn masala Rayroth Specialities Chicken 65 Mutton raan Snacks Egg Puff Samosa (chicken and vegetable)

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Mado

Ezdan Mall The Pearl-Qatar

Turkish

MADO’s product range covers not only ice cream, but also meals ranging from breakfast to dinner. Delicious desserts on offer include the local sweet baklava, renowned cakes, kunafa and traditional Turkish rice pudding.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Roasted tomato soup Salads Spicy grilled steak Coban Main courses Breakfast options Slow cooked lamb shank Butcher's grilled meatballs Desserts Profiteroles Kazandibi Baked rice pudding

Opening Times: Ezdan Mall The Pearl-Qatar

Ezdan Mall The Pearl-Qatar

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Maysoun Mediterranean Bistro Ain Khaled Gate

Mediterranean

Maysoun is dedicated to serving the freshest and most delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Aside from their famous Lebanese dishes, you can also find a number of international choices on the menu, most notably the pizza cooked in a traditional pizza oven.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Mediterranean breakfast Eggs benedict Appetisers Mozzarella rolls Quiche Lorraine Salads Niçoise Pasta Bolognese, arabiata, lasagna, carbonara, alfredo Seafood Pizza Main Course Maysoun mix grill Shish tawook Kids menu

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

4498 4296

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Nando's Multiple Locations

Afro-Portuguese

Nando’s is a casual dining restaurant offering an Afro-Portuguese dining experience and are the makers of the best flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken in the world. The Nando’s secret lies in their uniquely butterfly-cut chicken, which is marinated for 24-hours and flame-grilled to perfection in your choice of lemon and herb, mild, hot or extra hot PERi-PERi sauce. Tempt your taste buds with a variety of succulent chicken meals, rice dishes, gourmet burgers, sandwiches and specialty dishes like the espetada and cataplana.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Chicken livers and Portuguese roll Classics Meals Espetada Grilled chicken cataplana Chicken butterfly Wing roulette Nandinos grilled chicken tender Desserts Natas Lotus cheesecake

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

11 am – midnight 12:30 pm – midnight

Hotline 4436 0606 Mall of Qatar • Gulf Mall • City Center-Doha • Hyatt Plaza • Near MidMac Roundabout, Salwa Road • Al Emadi Financial Square • Bin Omran, Al Waab • Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar nandos.qa

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Neo

Souq Najd, Salwa road

Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French

This dining experience is not only designed to titillate and seduce palates, but also eyes, ears and mind. The idea is to strike a perfect balance between East and West in an attempt to capture the best of the mystique of the Orient, spicing up its simplicity with European culinary rigorousness and innovation.

A selection from the menu Soups Soup of Malay Miso Starters Tuna tataki served with a pinch of wasabi and soy lime sauce Garlic and chili edamame Main courses Slow cooked beef brisket with thyme sauce Risotto with porcini mushrooms Grilled Scottish salmon fillet glazed with teriyaki sauce Sushi maki, nigiri, temaki, and sashimi Desserts Dark chocolate and white fondant with vanilla ice cream Apple pie

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4432 2508 4432 2539 neorestaurantqatar.com

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Nonna Zanon The Residence Tower, Zone 61 Westbay

Italian

Nonna Zanon uses only the freshest ingredients sourced locally from Qatar where possible, selected personally by their talented chefs; a precedent set by their Italian grandmother, Nonna Zanon. She is the inspiration behind their philosophy of fresh traditional Italian food lovingly prepared.

A selection from the menu Appetisers and Salads Mozzarella caprese Parmiggiana di melanzane Insalata di spinaci Main Course Risotto al radicchio e tomino Spaghetti alla puttanesca e gamberi Gnocchi ai quattro formaggi Pizza rucola e bresaola Pizza quattro stagioni Tagliata di filetto con rucola e grana Petto di pollo alla milanese Dessert Tiramisu Torta di ricotta Crostata di mele

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4029 0348, 55682516 nonnazanon.com

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Ocean Basket Mall of Qatar

Seafood, Mediterranean

At Ocean Basket they are mad about seafood and can't wait to share the very best of the ocean with you, at the best price around. Whether it’s a Platter for Two, an incredible sushi creation, or their World Famous Fish and Chips, Ocean Basket has something for everyone who needs a seafood fix. If you’re craving seafood, let them spoil you with bubbly Mediterranean hospitality.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Prawns with garlic and feta Mezze platter Classics Meals Platter for two Sushi platters OB fish and chips Pick of the ocean Kids Meals Sailor’s sushi Kids platter for one Desserts Chocolate bundlette Ravani

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Paul

Multiple Locations

French Café and Bakery

Paul is a French pâtisserie and restaurant that can be found at multiple locations around the city. Their delicious rustic breads and variety of deserts, like the fruit tarts and mille feuilles, will draw you in. The breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also extensive ranging from lighter bites such as salads and quiche, to grilled meats and seafood.

A selection from the menu Soups and Appetisers Soupe aux fruits de mer Boules de riz au salmon Salad Salade de la mer Salade panachée Main Course Saumon frais et quinoa Médallion de boeuf Sandwiches Dinde fumé et fromages Dessert Millefeuilles

Opening Times: Timings vary, usually 8 am – 10:30 pm but check with each outlet first

Villaggio Lagoona Mall Landmark Mall Mall of Qatar

4456 5315 4488 2504 4486 0776 4034 6000

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Roger's Diner American, Mexican

Suhaim bin Hamad Street

Fly into the retro world of Roger’s Diner and experience the thrill and glory date of 1927 aviation. Take off with a sizzling menu of American diner starting off with appetisers moving on to delicious hearty meals ranging from burgers and fajitas to steaks! Roger, the diner’s heroic aviator mascot, pilots the nostalgic theme and invites you to savour this blast of great flavours and fun times!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Cheesy sticks Soup Potato and smoked beef Lentil soup Main Courses Sizzling fajitas Pizza Zepplin combo Desserts Blueberry cheesecake

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Romano's Macaroni Grill

Villaggio Mall

Italian

Romano’s Macaroni Grill exudes the rustic allure of Italy combined with the warmth and romance of the Mediterranean. Quality Italian ingredients, tabletop murals, fresh olive oil and a relaxed, convivial atmosphere leaves guests craving for more.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Spicy ricotta meatballs Stuffed mushrooms Soups Sundried tomato soup Main Courses Pizza and flatbread Baked ravioli Chicken cannelloni Desserts Tiramisu Warm apple cake

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu Fri

11 am – 11 pm 11 am – midnight 12:30 pm – midnight

4444 7555 macaronigrill.com ifcqatar.com

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Royal Indian Restaurant

The Mall, D Ring Road

Hyderabadi, Mughlai, Biryani

Royal Indian is a great place to dine and enjoy authentic Indian cuisine. The ‘Jhinga ShanENisha’ is marinated in yoghurt and spices and flavoured with cardamom (cooked tandoor style). Hammour and prawn curries cooked in Indian masalas are wonderful, and dishes such as ‘Adraki kebab’ are as tasty as they are novel. From biriyanis and kebabs to traditional Indian desserts, Royal Indian offers a feast for the senses that will delight and astound Indian food lovers in equal measure.

A selection from the menu Starters Samosa chat Spicy naga wings Karwari jhinga Main Course Adrakki champen Makani chooze Kashmiri mutton curry Awadi handi Mughlai chicken biriyani Desserts Carrot halwa Duo of kulfi

Opening Times: Daily Delivery

11:30 am – 3 pm, 7 pm – 10:30 pm 7 pm – 10 pm

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Royal Tandoor

Multiple Locations

Contemporary Indian

Royal Tandoor painstakingly recreates Mughlai recipes, infusing them with rustic charcoal oven flavours of the northwest frontier, where every bite of their aromatic biryanis, succulent kebabs, taste-tingling curries and breads fresh out of the tandoor oven, transport you to an era of royalty amid a dining environment which reflects the culture at every turn!

A selection from the menu Appetisers Jumbo prawns marinated in mils spices and deep fried crispy butterfly style and served with homemade tangy sauce. Samundari tikki, hara bhara kebabs Soups Mushroom shorba Main courses Royal tandoori lobster Kastori kebab Sultan tikka shole Desserts Rasmalai Nizami kheer

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Noon – 11:30 pm

Souq Waqif 4432 3244 Al Sadd Street 4444 6151 Ezdan Mall 4488 1125 The Pearl-Qatar 4002 1777 Souq Al Wakra 4481 1195 ifsqatar.com/royal-tandoor

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Sabah W Masa

Al Hilal The Pearl-Qatar

Lebanese

Sabah W Masa is a popular restaurant for late night diners as well as offering an extensive menu covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Freshly cooked, straight from the oven – who could ask for anything more!

A selection from the menu Manouche Fern Zaatar w labneh Ham and cheese Manouche Saj Kechek Halloum bacon Belghari moutbal Jebneh akkawi Desserts Riz bil halib Dens w tahini

Opening Times: Al Hilal

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Shater Abbas Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Persian, Middle Eastern, Barbeque

This famous restaurant is a family chain with outlets at a variety of locations in Doha and in Al Khor’s Lulu Mall. Shater Abbas specialises in Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, with a choice of 15 different types of barbecue.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Aash soup Sausage and egg Appetisers Salads Haleem badijan Main Course Barbeque variety Bakaili pullo Curry meals Sandwiches Dessert Baklava

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Shiraz Garden

Al Muthanna Complex, Salwa Road

Persian

Shiraz Garden takes you back in time to the grand days of the Shahs in a relaxing atmosphere. Age-old recipes highlight the traditional methods of Iranian kebab and stews complemented by scented rice and salads. All the food is homemade using the freshest and healthiest of Iranian products. Shiraz Garden has now introduced a special section for private and family dining with a live cooking station.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mirza ghassemi Kashk bademjan Salads Salad shirazy Salad fasl Main Courses Mahi kebab Shiraz mixed grill Meygoo pofaky Desserts Creme caramel Faloodeh

Opening Times: Daily Fri

Noon – 11:30 pm 1 pm – 11:30 pm

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Sushi Minto

Multiple Locations

Pan-Asian, Japanese

Sushi Minto opened its doors as a modern Japanese Restaurant in November 2008 and has been slowly building a captivated audience ever since. They offer authentic Japanese cuisine alongside other Asian dishes and also have an international menu to suit the demands of their guest. Sushi Sashimi Nigiri Maki Rolls Chirashi Sharing Boats

Donburi Beef Katsudon Chicken Katsudon Asian Noodles Chap Chae Chow Mien

Bento Box Teppanyaki Salmon Lovers Sushiminto Salwa Road Branch Promotions Salwa Road Branch Promotions Sushi Madness Sun & Mon 6 pm – 11:30 pm Teppanyaki Night Tues & Wed 6 pm – 11 pm All Day Buffet: Fri 1 pm – 9 pm Saturday Buffet Sat 12 pm – 4 pm Ezdan Mall Branch Promotions Sushi Madness Sun & Mon 6 pm – 11:30 pm All Day Sushi Madness Fri 1 pm – 11:30 pm Opening Times: Salwa Road City Center-Doha Ezdan Mall

Noon – midnight 11 am – 11:30 pm 11 am – 11:30 pm

Salwa Road City Center-Doha Ezdan Mall

4467 5577 4038 3240 4029 0551

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Tamarind Indian

Lagoona Mall, West Bay

Your hunt for a unique Indian dining experience may end here at Tamarind Indian. A premium diner establishing itself on the path of progressive and stylish Indian cuisine. Tamarind delivers a myriad of hues, tastes and aromas of sub-continental cuisine in a delightful ambience. Combining traditional cuisine with modern techniques and served with creativity. The food here represents innumerable cultures from India, served to please your palate.

A selection from the menu Starters Goat cheese pakora salad Textures of prawn Main Course and Tandoori Jingha nisha Murg malai tikka Champ tazadar Lobster neerulli Goan fish curry Desserts Mango phirnee Rasamalai Halwai petit fours

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Texas Roadhouse

Mall Of Qatar

American Steakhouse

In this legendary South African steakhouse, you’ll always find juicy, succulent steaks served with sides of laughter-filled conversations and unforgettable moments. From friendly faces, unmatched service to fantastic recommendations, they’re here to elevate your dining experience.

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Appetisers Rattlesnake bites Potato skins Salads and Soup Grilled chicken salad Texas red chilli soup Main Course Award-winning ribs BBQ beef combo Southern fried fish Burgers and sandwiches Andy’s steak Dessert Big ol’brownie

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 11 pm

4452 8444

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Thai Snack Thai

Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street

A typical Thai snack house offering traditional Thai food served by friendly staff. You could choose to dine either indoors or al fresco in the small garden area amid cosy lighting and greenery.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Dumplings Tom yum seafood Vegetable egg rolls Deep fried shrimp Salads Papaya salad Nue nam tok (beef salad) Laab kai (chicken salad) Main Courses Chicken red curry Pad thai chicken Fried morning glory Beef with oyster sauce Ped pha lo Shrimp stir fried with ginger

Opening Times: Lunch 10 am – 2:30 pm Dinner 5 pm – 10:30 pm

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The Anvil Rooms

Floor 28, Tornado Tower, Al Bidda Street

NewYork Steakhouse

The Anvil Rooms provides the highest quality steak and offers breathtaking views across the Arabian Sea, combining a truly unique setting with classic steakhouse cuisine to ensure an unrivalled dining experience. Situated on the 28th floor of Tornado Tower, The Anvil Rooms is a New York steakhouse priding itself in offering the best cuts of beef, quality of the produce and the knowledge and expertise of their staff. There is a private dining room for up to 32 guests.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Pan seared scallops, squid ink linguini, spiced coconut sauce Alaskan king crab cake Soups Lobster bisque, maple syrup Salads Arugula and parmesan salad Main Courses Poached cod, brown butter potato, parsnip, Spiced caramel braised shortrib Desserts Millionaire sundae

Opening Times: Saturday – Thursday Lunch Noon – 3 pm Dinner 7 pm – 10 pm

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The Great American Bagel Bakery Shop 46–47, Building 16, Barwa Village

American

The Great American Bagel is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli concept specialising in fresh bagels made from scratch and steam-baked on the premises daily. Choose from one of the many homemade, hand-packed varieties, made-to-order deli sandwiches, soups and fresh salads – the selections will appeal to appetites of all sizes.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Anytime – your choice of bagel or panini bread with fillings ranging from egg and cheese to peanut butter and jelly Bagel flavours – includes apple cinnamon, chocolate chip, japapeno cheddar and sundried tomato Bagels classic – choose from California turkey, smoked salmon, chicken Caesar and many more Panini classic – choose from turkey club, Kahuna tuna, Philly beef and more Salads – chicken, chicken Caesar, Greek and tuna

Opening Times: Daily

6 am – midnight

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The French Olive Italian, French

Barwa Towers, Al Sadd, Suhaim bin Hamad Street

The French Olive is a gourmet destination where two of Europe’s most popular cuisines are represented under one roof. Here you can enjoy cooking and baking from scratch with only the freshest and finest ingredients, creating culinary masterpieces to delight and surprise. And it’s good for you too!

A selection from the menu Starters/Antipasti Burrata Vitello tonnato Soup/Zuppe French onion Roasted forest mushroom Pasta Carbonara Ravioli ricotta e spinaci Risotto ai funghi Main Course Osso buco Lobster thermidor Grass fed veal chops Desserts Tiramisu Panna cotta

Opening Times: Daily

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7 am – 11 pm

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The Noodle House

Multiple Locations

South East Asian Cuisine

With dishes that represent the true flavours of Asian cuisine, the team of international chefs and friendly ‘Noodlers’ bring you a wide selection of authentic regional dishes to your table or directly to your door. The Noodle House is a great place to meet up with friends and family.

A selection from the menu Small Plates Fire cracker shrimp Chicken satay Specialities Cantonese roast duck Black pepper beef Green curry with chicken/vegetables Wok Fried Noodles Char kwey teow beef/vegetable Singapore noodles Pad Thai Noodle Soups Katong laksa Roast duck wonton soup Junior Menu Crispy chicken Tempura fish

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

Noon – midnight Noon – 2 am (The Pearl-Qatar)

Landmark City Center-Doha The Pearl-Qatar

4417 5682 4411 5063/4 4002 7512

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Turkey Central Turkish

Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street, Al Nasr

One of Doha’s best places for affordable quality Turkish food. The fast-moving queue in the restaurant is testament to its popularity, with the menu offering a wide choice of grills and fresh, healthy side dishes. There is ample seating including a family section.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mezza Shepard salad Minced potato salad Fattoush salad Main Courses Mixed grill Meat and chicken kofta Lamb chops Meat and chicken shawarma Barbeque with rice

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

11 am – 1am 12:30 pm – 1 am

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Vapiano Restaurant Italian

The Gate Mall, Al Dafna (West Bay) Omar Al Mukhtar Street

Defining the future of fresh casual dining – a refreshing niche in the restaurant industry – Vapiano is an innovative European concept serving made-to-order hand tossed pizzas, fresh house-made pasta and gourmet salads.

A selection from the menu Antipasti Piatto Carpaccio Zuppe Soup of the season Pizza Toscana Margherita Calzone Pasta Carbonara Bolognese Ravioli con carne Dolci Tiramisu

Opening Times: Daily Thu Fri

11 am – 11 pm 11 am – 1 am 1 pm – 1 am

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Wafflemeister

Lagoona Mall

Handmade Belgian Waffles

Wafflemeister brings the real Belgian waffle experience to Qatar, offering fresh and tasty desserts in a friendly and fun environment. In addition to specialty, handmade Belgian Liège waffles. Wafflemeister serves gourmet coffes, Italian style ice cream gelato and its famous

A selection from the menu Handmade Belgian Liège waffles and Thick Shakes Classic original waffle Waffle au chocolat Black and White Strawberry Heaven Dream Team Go Bananas Marshmallow Surprise Cream and Cookies Ground to order Latte Capuccino Americano Mocha Greedy hot chocolate Freshly baked waffles to go

Opening Times: Sun – Wed, Sat Thu Fri

4418 1185 hdc-global.com

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Wafi Gourmet

Landmark

Authentic Lebanese, Multi Cuisine

Connoisseurs of authentic Lebanese cuisine will find it difficult to ignore the many mouthwatering temptations that Wafi Gourmet is famous for. The menu is a wish-list for lovers of fresh, delicious food from Continental to Middle Eastern with garden-fresh fruit and vegetables, the finest olives, cheeses and spices, delicious sweets, pastries and homemade ice creams.

A selection from the menu Lentil soup Tabbouleh salad Moujadara Kebbeh Falafel Makanek Manakesh (zaatar/labneh/halloumi/keshek) Grilled (kofta/chicken/kebab/lamb chops/shish tawook) Shawarma Desserts An assortment of Arabic sweets and cakes Black forest gateau

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu, Fri

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Yoko Sizzlers Continental

Al Emadi Center, Mannai Complex, Salwa Road

Yoko Sizzlers specialise in quality sizzlers to satisfy even the heaviest appetite. This is a unique sizzler restaurant with a variety of platters served on a sizzling hot plate with food that is irresistible. Apart from the best sizzlers (a variety of veg-non veg), their chicken salad, shrimp cocktail and sizzling brownie are all a must try. At Yoko Sizzlers you will also find mini meals, soups, a variety of burgers, rolls, pizzas, sandwiches, fresh fruit juices – all of which offer a feast for you palate.

A selection from the menu Mini Meals Baked beans on toast Diced steak and chips Sizzlers Beef Seafood Chicken Mutton Vegeterian Desserts Kulfi Sizzling brownie

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Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu Fri

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Yum Yum k108 Hotel

French

Since its opening in 2012, Yum Yum at k108 has consistently earned very high ratings from customers. Yum Yum was established by a French chef with a background of working in a three Michelin Star restaurant. The secret to Yum Yum’s success is a combination of using the finest ingredients and keeping prices reasonable. All for the sake of charity as 100% of the profits are donated. Join Yum Yum for those special occasions, menus created to celebrate Christmas, New Year, Valentines Day, Qatar National Day and many more. Fixed price three-course business lunch @ QAR 89 per head, Sun – Thu.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Mushroom and Goat Cheese Soup Roasted Foie Gras with Peach Puree and Ginger Bread Main Course Roasted Hamour, Cauliflower with Grilled Polenta and lemon sauce Seared Duck Breast with Bok-Choy, Turnips and Blood Orange Juice Sea Scallop with Risotto Herbs and Seafood Emulsion Roasted Lamb Rack with Samphire, Garlic Puree and lamb Juice Dessert Coconut caramel entremet Crispy Chocolate Tart

Opening Times: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

6 am – 11 am 12:30 pm – 3 pm 7:30 pm – 11 pm

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Zafran Indian Bistro

Mall of Qatar

Indian Cuisine

Zafran Indian Bistro is an award-winning contemporary Indian restaurant that offers north-western Indian cuisine. Led by a team of highly-skilled and experienced chefs, Zafran’s wide range of dishes are all made from fresh, high-quality ingredients and seasoned with homeground spices. The specially designed menu is crafted with care and promises to delight guests with the best of Indian cuisine capturing delicious and unforgettable flavors of the region.

A selection from the menu Soups Tomato and cinnamon Chicken and mushroom Salads Feta and rocket salad Appetisers Dahee kebab Mushroom kurkure Kebabs Kebab platter Vegetarian kebab platter Tandoor king prawns Main Course Butter chicken Rogan josh Dal Zafran

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Noon – 11 pm Noon – midnight 1 pm – midnight

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AZIZA RESTAURANT IN MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Aziza Restaurant

Noon – 2 am

At Aziza Lebanese Restaurant, an incomparable experience in luxury, class and style will sweep guests off their feet. The concept is fine dining with a seafood fusion twist, which caters from traditional Lebanese delicacies to signature fusion dishes such as Salmon Taboule. Set on the 3rd floor of Marriott Marquis Hotel Doha City Center, Aziza takes you back to the elegance, glitz and glamour of old Arabia. Lebanese cuisine made to perfection, dishes created with unique flavours and the finest quality ingredients. A ‘must try’ – the amazing desserts too - designed as an artist would create a masterpiece. Live entertainmnent will keep the party going until the small hours, a great spot for dinner and dancing.

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Every evening, Aziza offers talented live international entertainment, musicians from far and wide are ready to delight and enchant. Sip on signature cocktails, along with the freshest seafood, you are invited to come and savour fine dining Lebanese cuisine and warm hospitality. Dress Code: Smart Casual Cash and major credit cards accepted Daily lunch and dinner noon – 2 am Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel, level 3, South Tower, Al Dafna For further details about all news, celebrations, events and promotions, visit azizadoha.com, 4488 6644 and 6646 0808

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MORE OPTIONS... AROUND TOWN *Multiple locations, respective number listed Al Hasbah Dana Club Al Sayyad The Diplomatic Club Buffalo’s Restaurant & Cafe Ezdan Mall Casper & Gambini Landmark Deccan Deewan Restaurant Midmac Flyover Deli Salwa Road Eatopia The Gate Garvey’s European Family Club Al Aziziyah Gigi Rosticceria Al Sadd Sports Club IHOP Gulf Mall Istanbul Sultan Dining Restaurant, Abu Hamour Jones The Grocer *The Gate, The Pearl-Qatar Korean Garden Restaurant Al Sadd Le Grill The Diplomatic Club Le Pain Quotidien Mall of Qatar Lebanese Shawarma Old Airport area Lina’s Paris Ezdan Mall Lo Spaghetto Al Kinana Street Mainland China Barwa Towers, Al Sadd MBCo *The Gate, Dar Al Salam Mall Medi Salwa Road Oishi Sushi Royal Plaza Mall Orient Pearl Restaurant Al Corniche Outback Steakhouse Lagoona Mall P.F. Chang’s *Villaggio, Mall of Qatar, Gulf Mall Paper Moon Doha Jaidah Square PAUL *Landmark, Villaggio, Lagoona Mall, Mall of Qatar Red Lobster Fereej Bin Mahmoud Ric’s Kountry Kitchen Umm Ghuwailina Royal Bafilyon Salwa Road Sol Korean Restaurant, Fereej Bin Mahmoud Spicy Pickle The Gate Mall Spikes Lounge Doha Golf Club Wagamama *Lagoona Mall, Ezdan Mall, Mall of Qatar Yee Hwa Al Kinana Street Zaffran Dining Experience Al Emadi Financial Square Zaoq *Salwa Road, Ezdan Mall 332

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EXPLORE AL WAKRA The suburb of Al Wakra is located halfway between Doha and Mesaieed. Originally an old fishing village, it has now grown and includes a state-of-the-art hospital alongside a farmer’s market, with historic architecture including a castle, mosques, and a harbour. Souq Waqif Al Wakra has been many years in the making, and provides a new venue to walk, eat or shop. The market area stretches approximately 3 km along the coast, with a picturesque corniche – perfect for a lazy stroll before taking a break at one of the pavement cafés and restaurants. Designed along the architectural lines of Souq Waqif and Katara, many more outlets will open in the future, making this a new cultural hotspot for Qatar’s residents.

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Afghan Brothers Restaurant Al Wakra

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Al Baranda Coffeeshop Al Wakra

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Al Rabwah Restaurant Al Wakra

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Chinese, Thai, Filipino

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Shater Abbas Barwa Village

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Spicy Route Barwa Village

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Ard Canaan

Katara is one of the most visited destinations in Qatar, among locals as well as visitors, because of its numerous cultural activities through the year, the beautiful family-friendly beach and, of course, the array of fine-dining and casual restaurants that dot the sea-facing boulevard. With gastronomic delights from around the Middle East, India, Italy, Mexico and more, you’ll find something to delight every palate. Don’t miss out on the little fast food stands and cafés either, which are great for a quick bite while you walk around and explore.

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ARD CANAAN RESTAURANT KATARA

Ard Canaan Restaurant

Sun – Wed 8 am – 11:30 pm; Thu – Sat 8 am – 12:30 am

Ard Canaan Restaurant is a fine Dining establishment located in Katara – Doha. The name of the restaurant represents all countries in the Levant – Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and parts of Sinai. The idea behind Ard Canaan is dominated by the nature of love and perseverance; intended to revive the past in a modern setting where families lived in old heritage houses in the land of Canaan. The restaurant holds many stories within its corners, starting from the main gate where the huge limestone reception desk embodies rock from the Holy City of Jerusalem, while the ceiling reflects tiny detailed decoration mirrors and colours from Al Aqsa Mosque. The flooring patterns and materials are exactly like those from Nabuls, Yafa, Hebron, Jerusalem, Amman, Salt and Damascus. Dukkan Canaan - Retail A genuine shop corner Dukkan which means the store, selling well known goods from Palestine and Jordan. Amongst our traditional items, enjoy tasty olives, olive oil, thyme Zaatar, Sage Maramiyyeh and Freekeh.

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KATARA The largest key in the World Made in Doha by Delta Fabco, Guinness World Records recognise the Ard Canaan key as the largest in the world, 7.76m in length and 3m in width and made entirely from steel. The key symbolizes hope for a potential homecoming for displaced Palestinian refugees and other Arabs in the region. When Israel was established in 1948, Nakbah Day, the key took on a significant meaning when Palestinians who were forced to leave the state saved the keys to their homes, hoping to one day be able to return to them.

There are many places to visit in Doha to relax and taste fascinating dishes – Ard Canaan is one such place, welcoming guests to sample amazing creations and experience a delicious dining affair with family and friends. Their well trained Captains and waiters are looking forward to taking care of you. Katara, 26B beside the Ampitheatre, Doha, Qatar For further details about all celebrations, events and promotions contact ardcanaan.com, 4408 0811 Š m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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KATARA: A CULTURAL GEM Katara is Qatar’s hotspot for all manner of local and international cultural events, from opera, concerts and film, to dhow festivals and craft fairs. The architecture is quite distinctive, with an amphitheatre and numerous clubs and societies in the buildings set among the alleyways. The cuisines offered in the cafés and restaurants are equally as diverse, with a fish market, traditional snacks, cupcakes and much more.

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Ard Canaan Restaurant Cuisine from the Levant

Katara Building number 26B

Ard Canaan Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant located in Katara – Doha . The name of the restaurant represents all countries in the Levant – Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and parts of Sinai. The food is unique and delicious and the surroundings are designed to make customers feel at home. Stunning throughout, Ard Canaan Restaurant is sure to please the eye as well as the palate.

A selection from the menu Salads and Starters Freekeh soup Spicy dakka salad Ard Canaan kibbeh Main Courses Sayadet Acre Maqlubeh with meat Chicken musakhan with taboon bread Lamb shashliks Desserts Hareesah Halawet smeed Mahalabiah

Opening Times: Sun – Wed Thu – Sat

8 am – 11:30 pm 8 am – 12:30 am

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Khan Farouk Tarab Café Traditional Egyptian

Katara Building Number 7

Khan Farouk Tarab Café is an example of a traditional Egyptian restaurant and café. The indoor area evokes the opulent age of Egyptian films through its sumptuous décor imported from Egypt, while the outdoor area brings to mind the vibrant street life of old Cairo. Experience the yester year of a golden age and enjoy autentic, hearty Egyptian cuisine.

A selection from the menu Salads and Starters Rucola salad with white cheese Mixed stuffed dolmah Main Courses Stuffed grape leaves with kawarie Meat stew with cumin and gravy sauce Kebab and kafta Grilled chicken and pigeon Desserts Rice pudding Salabia – konafa – basbosa Mixed fresh fruit

Opening Times: Daily

9 am – midnight

4408 0840 khanfarouktarabcafe.com

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La Gelateria Fina Katara Building Number 36 A1

Ice Cream Parlour

A delightful ice cream parlour offering original Italian ice creams. La Gelateria also offers freshly made delicious crêpes with your choice of toppings. Their waffles, gaufre de liege, specially selected from Belgium will satisfy that sweet tooth. With a large selection of mouth watering ice creams, there is sure to be a flavour to suit your tastebuds. Give yourself a break and take time to relax and enjoy the sea view while sipping on an iced frappé.

A selection from the menu Freshly made crêpes with your choice of topping Waffles, cookies and cakes Massive scoops of ice cream Forest berries, pomegranate, strawberry, mango, peach, lemon, green apple, vanilla, chocolate and more Ice cream cones with toppings Refreshments A selection of teas and coffees Fresh fruit juices Iced coffees and milk shakes Freshly prepared Sundaes

Opening Times: Daily Kiosk at Katara

9 am – midnight Mon – Sun 3 pm – 10 pm

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Saffron Lounge Indian and Pakistani cuisine by Vineet

Katara Building Number 3

Saffron Lounge is a fine dining Indian restaurant, part of the global expansion of Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia. At Saffron Lounge they embark on a culinary journey through the various regions of India, experiencing its rich culture, exotic flavours and highly diverse cuisine.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Murgh raiwali Hariyali jhinga South Indian bonda Murgh koliwada Main Courses Avadhi dum parda biryani Chura paneer saag Kaju gosht korma Goan fish curry Rice & Breads Zaffrani pulao Sev sabz pulao Peshawari naan Kheema naan Lasooni mirch naan

Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

12:30 pm – 11:30 pm 1 pm – 11:30 pm

4408 0808 4408 1234 saffronlounge.net

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Cafés and Pastry Shops

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ROOM FOR DESSERT The word dessert comes from the French word desservir, which means to clear the table. Desserts are usually a sweet course served after the end of a meal – whether as a quick snack or to finish out a grand dinner. Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex multi-layered cakes, and can include cookies, pastries, ice cream, pies, pudding and sweets.

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Moderation is key, but every once in a while grant yourself permission to indulge after a meal, or just because. You will find here a seemingly endless array of dessert options from across the world – gulab jamun from India, mince pies from England, macarons from France, or pecan and apple pie from America. Of course, you’ll also get to indulge in a wide selection of authentic Middle Eastern sweets to please any palate.

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Arguelina Lounge Café

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

A contemporary Arabic lounge offering authentic Arabic dishes. A casual setting with splashes of bright colours and a private seating area. The restaurant also doubles as an outdoor lounge with its retractable roof – perfect during the cooler months.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Moutabal - charcoal – grilled aubergine puree mixed with sesame paste (tahini), lemon juice Fatoush – lettuce, tomato cucumber, mint, onion, radish, sumac, toasted Lebanese bread, lemon, olive oil & pomegranate Main Course Mixed Grills – charcoal-grilled lamb kotta, shish taouk, shish kebab, lamb cutlet grilled vegetables, and tarator sauce Grilled Salmon Fillet – charcoal-grilled Norwegian salmon with grilled vegetables, and hara sauce Desserts Baklawa – selection of miniature traditional Lebanese pastries filled with nuts & syrup

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Al Jalsa Lobby Lounge

Sharq Village & Spa

Arabian Inspired Cafe

For a customary treat the Arabian Café Al Jalsa offers the perfect setting to repose in comfort and sample an array of sweet treats and aromatic teas.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Bakery Basket Arabic Breakfast Vegetable Omelette Salads, Snacks and Sandwiches Caesar Salad Oriental Cold and Hot Mezzah Afternoon Tea Traditional Afternoon Tea Royal Afternoon Tea

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu and Fri Afternoon Tea

4425 6666 ritzcarlton.com

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Al Jalsa Garden Lounge Café, Shisha

InterContinental Doha The City

Dine al fresco and relax in our tranquil Al Jalsa Garden Lounge, a beautiful garden in the heart of the city. Choose from contemporary Arabic dishes, and enjoy your meal with your favourite flavour of Shisha from our extensive menu. The perfect Arabesque experience under the stars!

A selection from the menu Signature triple flavour shisha Exclusive Golden Shisha Meduse handcrafted shisha Weekly Tuesday bbq nights Daily express lunch inclusive of shisha

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Al Kut Café International

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

When you find yourself in the area near Sports Roundabout, stop by Al Kut Café in the Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel lobby for freshly brewed coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other light fare. Valet park your car, once settled with a beverage, enjoy relaxing piano music and take advantage of the complimentary wifi.

A selection from the menu Salads and Light Bites Asian noodles salad Honey roasted brie Selection of cold mezze Soups Main Courses WOW Wagyu beef burger Club sandwich Jacket potato with filling Baked lasagne penne pesto Desserts Pain au chocolate Danish pastry Fresh fruit platters Ice cream menu Afternoon tea – sandwiches and pastries

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu and Fri

7:30 am – midnight 7:30 am – 12:30 am

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Al Mandarin

Multiple Locations

Juice Bar

Al Mandarin is a very popular juice bar offering an excellent range of fresh beverages. Made using the freshest produce, opt for single fruit or vegetable juices, or be daring and mix it up! Choose the healthy options, or for a treat, try their famous triple-decker with lashings of ice cream!

A selection from the menu Beverages made with fresh fruits and vegetables Cocktails with chopped fruits, shakes and smoothies Food Menu Daily salads Hot and cold appetisers – kubba, chicken wings and hummous Sandwiches with various fillings Ice cream

Opening Times (daily): Al Nasr and Al Wakra Al Aziziyah Al Gharafa Al Hilal Al Rayyan City Center-Doha Landmark Muaither Souq Waqif

24 hours 8 am – 2 am 8 am – 1:30 am 8 am – 1:30 am 8 am – 1:30 am 10 am – midnight 9 am – midnight 7 am – 2 am 8 am – 1:30 am

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Arabica Café International

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

A fresh, casually elegant spot to meet friends or relax on your own, with a menu full of coffees, teas, cold drinks and snacks. The café features a water fountain and a magnificent chandelier. Diners can choose to sit in comfort inside, or relax outdoors by the beachside garden.

A selection from the menu Early Bites Two eggs any style, roasted tomato, hash brown, toast Black truffle scrambled egg Salads Arugula with goat cheese bruschetta, balsamic dressing Caprese Sandwiches US prime steak sandwich Norwegian smoked salmon bagel Tomato mozzarella ciabatta Desserts Homemade ice cream or sorbet Nutella pancakes with vanilla cream and red berries

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu and Fri

10 am – midnight 10 am – 2 am

4429 8600 fourseasons.com/doha

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Atrium Lounge Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

International

A casual lounge that offers light meals in a charming setting, the preferred venue for connecting with colleagues, business partners or friends over freshly brewed coffee, refreshing beverages and baked sweets and savouries. Through the day, enjoy live music.

A selection from the menu Small Bites and Salads Golden fried shrimps with French fries Vegetable spring rolls with soy and sweet chilli sauce Caesar salad Sandwiches and Burgers Masala chicken wrap California steak and cheese Main Courses Farfalle with chicken and roasted garlic Grilled hamour fillet Middle Eastern middle grill Desserts Pistachio cake Selection of ice cream and sorbet

Opening Times: Daily Afternoon Tea

8 am – 2 pm/3 pm – 6 pm 2 pm – 6 pm

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Bread and Bagels

Beach Tower, Al Dafna City Center-Doha

Café

Look no further than Bread and Bagels for freshly made, healthy and tasty fare. Start the day off with a made-to-order breakfast bagel with any topping you fancy. Other delights on the menu include a wide range of sandwiches, salads, gourmet pizzas, in-house baked desserts, coffees and freezer drinks – a Bread and Bagels speciality! Bread and Bagels can also deliver you a Lunch Box, featuring a bagel sandwich and side salad.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Breakfast bagel (eggs, bacon and cheese) Labneh on sun dried tomato bagel Sandwiches, Salads And Pizzas Grilled halloumi pesto Chicken caesar salad Hawaiian pizza Desserts Original New York cheesecake Peanut butter brownies

Opening Times (both branches): Sat – Thu Fri

7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 10 pm

4411 0041 breadandbagels.com

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Capricci

Al Furousiya Street

Ice Cream Parlour

Capricci produce 100% natural gelato, without using any kind of concentrate, pre-packed powder, mix or syrup. With a wide selection of flavours, there is sure to be one that will become your favourite.

A selection from the menu Gelati and Sorbets Vaniglia with egg yolk and Madagascar vanilla beans Menta Bianca with white mint essential oil Fragola sorbet with fresh strawberry Gelato Sticks Raffaello – coconut ice cream covered with dark and white chocolate Vivaldi – mint ice cream covered with dark chocolate Cakes Assorted flavours of sponge cake and layers of gelato Tiramisù, Panna Cotta and cheesecake Other Authentic Italian pizza Chocolates and truffles

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Caramel Lobby Lounge Bistro

City Centre Rotana Doha

Take a break and savour the moment in this gourmet coffee shop. The comfortable lounge offers a variety of coffees, teas and innovative cocktails, accompanied by piano music to provide a relaxing atmoshere. Try the Afternoon Tea experience, with finger food and numerous tea options – or if you’re feeling decadent, have with a glass of bubbly!

A selection from the menu Breakfast Malted flavoured waffles Fluffy blueberry pancakes Eggs Glorious Eggs! Salads Poached fillet of salmon Caprese Sandwiches and Light Bites Prime beef panini Tramezzini assorted finger sandwiches Design your own quiche Desserts Warm puddings – caramelised banana, date and ginger Fondues and ice creams

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6 am – midnight

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Multiple Locations

Coffee Shop

Since 1963, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have searched the earth for only the finest and rarest loose-leaf teas and premium coffees. Today, they proudly offer over 25 varieties of coffee and 20 kinds of tea. Why not enjoy one of their premium coffees or teas over a delicious cake or freshly made sandwich.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Salmon scramble on focaccia bread Muesli parfait Salads and Sandwiches Chinese chicken Salmon avocado Chef’s tuna sandwich Chipotle chicken sandwich Pasta Chicken mushroom fusilli

Opening Times: Al Mana Towers City Center-Doha Souq Waqif Tornado Tower

7 am – 11 pm 8 am – 11 pm 10 am – 11 pm 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

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Coffee Time

Multiple Locations

Canadian Coffee Shop

Serving the best coffee blends, the unique café concept and professionally-trained baristas make Coffee Time the perfect place to just hang out or do business over a cup of coffee. Also available are freshly-baked cakes and muffins, and a wide variety of sandwiches including bagel sandwiches, the house speciality.

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Tasty Bites Caesar salad Cheese croissant Chicken mayo wrap Cakes, pastries and desserts Cupcakes Eclairs Danish Various cakes and tarts Cookies and muffins

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Flor Gelato Italiano

Doha Downtown Hotel

Ice Cream

Flor Gelato is a quality boutique gelato chain, offering a choice of over 30 natural gelati, including 15 milk-free, fruity flavours, based on the Italian tradition of artisan excellence. All the ice cream is made with quality natural ingredients. Gelato should not be a guilty pleasure, so try the healthier choices including gluten free gelato and cones.

A selection from the menu Gelato Granita Frappe milkshakes Florino sponge cake with ice cream Frozen yogurt Crêpes with Nutella Hot brioche with ice cream

Opening Times: Daily

11 am – 1 am

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Fouj Café

Grand Hamad Street

Café, Continental

A restaurant with a difference – Qatari dishes with a modern twist! From mouthwatering light bites to tempting desserts, the owners pride themselves on being able to offer the highest quality food and beverages. With an abundance of local companies in the area, the restaurant also offers a dedicated space for meetings and presentations, ensuring a successful business lunch.

A selection from the menu Main Courses Fisherman’s salad Baby chicken stuffed with rice Rib eye steak Grilled salmon fillet Spaghetti bolognaise Desserts Caramel popcorn cake Pistachio rose cake Mahalabiya cheesecake

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Java U

Doha Downtown Hotel

Café

Like the city of Montreal that inspired it, the java u brand uniquely blends the best of North American energy and convenience with the eternal elements of European style. Centrally located in Kinana Street, in the heart of Doha, java u represents cafe culture at its best. Java U – the coffee cafe for those who really like their coffee, fine cuisine and good times.

A selection from the menu Breakfasts Omelette Espagnole – eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, pepper, white cheddar Yogi Crunch – fat free yogurt, granola, fruit coulis, honey Soups, Salads And Sandwiches Minestrone soup Greek salad Monaco panini – roast beef, sundried tomato, baby spinach, grilled red onion, aged cheddar Shanghai wrap – grilled chicken and Asian sauce Desserts Brownies Cheesecakes

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Lobby Lounge

InterContinental Doha The City

Café and Tea

Relax in the spectacular surroundings of the hotel Lobby Lounge and enjoy a selection of classic savouries, decadent patisseries and opulent afternoon tea options. The modern and comfortable seating amidst the soaring lobby atrium makes for an ideal location for a meeting with friends or business partners.

A selection from the menu Breakfast and all day to go menu Custom cake selection Daily classic and oriental afternoon tea Chocolate fondue to share In a rush, grab our to go selection A la carte available Coffee bar menu

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Lobby Lounge Café

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

Begin the day with a lovely breakfast, or while away an afternoon with a selection of fine teas, coffee and cold beverages, as well as a choice of delicious cakes and pastries. The calming ambience is further enhanced with the soothing music of the pianist, who plays in the afternoon into the early evening.

A selection from the menu Salads and Soups Thai beef salad Tropical prawn salad Smoked tomato and goat cheese soup Sandwiches Angus beef steak and cheese panini The Lobby club sandwich Mini kofta sliders Desserts Ice cream bouquet Sultan’s delight Chocolate strawberry dome The Shangri-La Herb Trolley – cakes created using herbs grown in-house, available 11 am – 5 pm daily

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – midnight

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Lobby Lounge

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Café

Enjoy afternoon tea or your favourite brew at the Lobby Lounge while taking in the grandeur of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Arabic warmth blended with Ritz-Carlton hospitality creates an ambience of style and comfort for local guests and visitors alike.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Hot and cold mezze Jumbo shrimp cocktail Salads Sandwich and Entrees Angus beef tenderloin sandwich Lobster club roll Desserts New York cheesecake The Ritz-Carlton Cake *Traditional Afternoon Tea & Ritz-Kids Afternoon Tea

Opening Times: Daily

7:30 am to 1:00 am

4484 8000 ritzcarlton.com/middleeast

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Luxe Lounge

Westin Doha

Café

Modern lounge located in the hotel lobby, welcoming guests in a cosy atmosphere and a relaxing ambience. The outlet philosophy encompasses organic gourmet food and beverage offering. Enjoy a choice of pastries, petit fours, chocolate pralines and a unique selection of quality coffees and a variety of aromatic and herbal oriental teas.

A selection from the menu Le Petit Paris Patisserie Buffet – Daily If variety is your thing – head to Luxe for an all you can eat patisserie buffet with unlimited tea and coffee. Breakfast patisserie buffet - QAR 59 including unlimited tea & coffee 7 – 1 pm

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Afternoon Tea by Chef Kayo QAR 140 for 2 person 2 pm – 5 pm

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Sunset Sweet Treats From 6 pm – 10 pm, enjoy a 50% discount in all cakes and croissants.

Opening Times: Daily

7 am – 11 pm

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Magnolia Bakery

Dar Al Salam Mall Ezdan Mall

Bakery and Café

The iconic New York bakery and café with the best cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cakes and more! The brand, known for its classic American desserts, offers its famous creations here in Doha, alongside some locally-inspired choices, such as the banana pudding cupcake – a fresh spin on its bestselling items, cupcakes and banana pudding.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Baked eggs Florentine Deep dish quiche Salads, Sandwiches and Pasta Goat cheese salad Grilled vegetable wrap Penne arabiatta Bakery Cupcakes and cakes, including a rich, fudgy chocolate flourless cake Brownies, bars, cookies and pies Icebox desserts

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – 11 pm

4450 9407 4492 2046 magnoliabakery.com/Doha

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Palm Garden All Day Dining

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Whether it’s a morning coffee, an afternoon tea or an evening snack, Palm Garden provides a great spot to satisfy your cravings. Perfect for catching up with friends or meeting business colleagues.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Caesar salad with Scottish smoked salmon Antipasti Arabia – olives, pickles, cold mezze and bread Main Courses Lemon grilled chicken ciabatta Stirfried noodles All day omelette Dessserts Banana split

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Pool Café

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

International

Nestled on the edge of Qatar’s West Bay with unbeatable and uninterrupted views of the blue sea. Open all year round for hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches and tranquil evening dinners, the café is a must-visit for guests who seek to enjoy an appetising alternative and a unique setting.

A selection from the menu Salads and Appetizers Black tiger prawn and avocado salad Thai beef salad Cold and hot mezze Sandwiches Cajun spiced crab and mango sandwich Panini with grilled vegetables and buffalo mozzarella Main Courses Chicken wings with barbecue sauce and oven baked potatoes Fish and chips Desserts Apple crumble with strawberry and caramel sauce Chocolate mousse

Opening Times: Daily Food Service

11 am – 6:30 pm

4485 3000 sheratongranddoha.com

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Quick Bites Coffee Shop

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Breakfast, lunch or dinner – take your pick at Quick Bites! There is something for every palate, from freshly baked breads to mouthwatering salads and homemade ice cream. Diners can choose from the extensive menu with chef’s recommendations and healthier options, or make their own sandwich or salad using a wide selection of fresh lettuce, dressings and vinaigrettes, garnishes, cheeses and more.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Menu Quinoa and summer berry bircher muesli Eggs Benedict All Day Tortilla soup Quick Bites cobb salad Australian streak sandwich Brick oven flatbreads and pasta Cakes, pastries and ice creams

Opening Times: Daily 6 am – 11 pm

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Sarab Lounge

The St. Regis Doha

Afternoon Tea

Experience the tradition of afternoon tea with a selection of bite-sized sandwiches and mini cakes and pastries, as well as over 100 types of the finest tea. Choose your favourite: the Classic Caroline Astor with cucumber sandwiches and scones; the Arabian Heritage inspired by traditional Arabic flavours; or The St. Regis Doha Afternoon Tea Experience, with a glass of bubbly. Sarab Lounge also offers a snack menu with light bites throughout the day.

A selection from the menu Snacks, Soups and Salads Chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce Lentil soup Hot Dishes and Sandwiches Grilled crusted salmon fillet Penne tomato sauce The St. Regis club sandwich Desserts Umm Ali with saffron ice cream Warm chocolate fondant Children’s Menu Grilled chicken breast burger Homemade fish fingers

Opening Times: Daily Afternoon tea

8 am – midnight 2:30 pm – 8 pm

4446 0105 stregisdoha.com afternoonteadoha.com

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Savor Lobby Lounge

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

The multipurpose outlet provides for the traditional lighter meal options, plus pastries and bakery for those looking to simply soak up the atmosphere of the hotel lobby, conduct an impromptu meeting or socialise with friends. In the evenings, Savor transforms into a sophisticated lounge with a range of beverages and cheese selections available.

A selection from the menu Starters Smoked Scottish salmon Caprese salad Sandwiches Crowne burger Main Course Chicken escalope Tortellini bianca US beef strip steak Pide – Turkish version of pizza with various toppings

Opening Times: Daily 7 am – midnight

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Seasons Tea Lounge International

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

With a luxurious living-room ambience, Seasons Tea Lounge is a stylish meeting place just off the lobby of Four Seasons Hotel Doha. The formal yet comfortable atmosphere makes this a popular destination for Qatar’s elite. The menu ranges from breakfast through dinner, but the daily highlight is afternoon tea – the classic English ritual served with an elevated view of the Arabian Gulf.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Continental or Oriental Spanish white omlette with potatoes, onions and tomatoes All Day Dining Niçoise salad with seared tuna,anchovies and olives Margarita pizza Oriental chicken wrap with pickles Roasted red snapper Desserts Star anise flavoured fruit salad with mango sorbet Traditional Afternoon Tea Scones, tea bread, pastries, savouries, selection of teas

Opening Times: Daily Afternoon Tea

8 am – midnight 3 pm – 6:30 pm

4429 8600 fourseasons.com/doha

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Sky Lounge

Oryx Rotana Doha

Lounge Bistro

If it is a laid back atmosphere you are after then look no further than this contemporary bistro conveniently situated in the sky-lit lobby atrium. Sky Lounge invites you to enjoy tantalising bites, fresh beverages, and innovative desserts with a backdrop of a unique interior design.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Avocado and sundried tomato spring rolls Goat cheese and red onion tart Crispy fried calamari Thai chicken skewers Main Courses Selection of soups, salads,sandwiches, pizzas and pastas Desserts Specials selection from the Sky Lounge counter

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Sports Café

Ezdan Hotel

International

A must visit for all sports enthusiasts, Sports Café hosts all major sport entertainment where guests can enjoy either the snack buffet or items from the à la carte menu while watching live sport broadcasts from around the world.

A selection from the menu Great Beginnings Mozzarella sticks Garlic cheese toast Salads and Sandwiches Chef salad Roast beef sandwich with French dip Sports club sandwich Main Courses Fusilli chicken pasta Classic beef burger Marina pizza

Opening Times: Daily

4496 9111 ezdanhotels.qa

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Sugar & Spice

Aspire Park

Café

Sugar & Spice serves freshly baked desserts daily – no prepackaged desserts here! The menu consists of widely popular desserts from all around the world with a special Sugar & Spice touch to ensure that every customer can discover their favourite. Some desserts are the original recipes, while others have a trendy twist, adding a whole new concept to the dessert.

A selection from the menu Salads and Sandwiches Roast beef sandwich Nicoise salad Grilled Mediterranean veggie in light tortilla bread Desserts Grandma’s cheesecake Red velvet cake Sticky date pudding Ice cream sundaes Fondues to share

Opening Times: Daily

2 pm – 11 pm

4411 4456 sugarandspiceqatar.com

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Sweet Temptations

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Desserts

Located next to Al Hubara, Sweet Temptations offers creative cakes, pastries, croissants, tarts, macaroons and cookies – all catering to those sweet and savoury cravings as a take away. Best known for its signature chocolate cake and its second-to-none Um Ali, the venue also caters to large orders for special occasions.

A selection from the menu Cakes Cookies Tarts and pastries Desserts

Opening Times: Daily Food Service

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10 am – 10 pm

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Torch Tea Garden

The Torch Doha

International

A luxurious tea lounge, located on the 21st floor overlooking Aspire Park. The menu features everything from light bites to sandwiches, burgers and sweet treats, which can be washed down with wellness nectars and speciality beverages. There is also an afternoon tea, with an exclusive selection of teas, and a Tea Rituals Tasting Session: traditional Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies with all the elegance of the Orient.

A selection from the menu Light and Simple Breaded halloumi salad Quinoa cakes Bites and More Chicken spring rolls Bruschetta board Sharing bites platter Sandwiches and Signature Burgers Angus steak panini Sliders trio Sweet Ending Signature chocolate fudge Ice creams and sundaes

Opening Times: Daily 3 pm – 10:30 pm Afternoon Tea daily 3:30 pm – 6 pm

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The word coffee was first used in the English language in 1582, coming from the Dutch word koffie. This was borrowed from the Turkish kahve, and this was in turn borrowed from the Arabic qahwah! Coffee beans were first exported from Ethiopia to Yemen, and was used to aid concentration. Coffee made its journey thereafter northward to Mecca and Medina, travelling on to the larger cities of Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad. In the 16th century, coffee had reached Europe, and the Dutch set up plantations in the East Indies and the Americas. From here, this simple beverage spread to other parts of the world, becoming the popular drink it is today.

Visit one of the many cafĂŠs in town and enjoy cups of hot Turkish and Arabic coffee preparations, although it is equally delicious as iced lattes and mochas.

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*Multiple locations, respective number listed Almas Lounge The Torch-Doha

Healthy options, afternoon tea

Argo Tea Café *Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Hamad Airport

Sandwiches, salads, custom teas

Atrium Café Millennium Hotel

Light meals, refreshments

Biscotti Grand Hyatt Doha

Coffee, cakes, pies, sandwiches

Café #999 Garage Gallery, Fire Station

International

Café Ceramique *The Mall, The Gate

Snacks, coffee and tea

Café Murano Marsa Malaz Kempiniski

European gourmet café

Casper & Gambini’s Landmark Mall

International

Columbus Café *Landmark Mall, Royal Plaza

Snacks, coffee and tea

Espression Lavazza The Gate

Snacks, coffee and tea

Gourmet House Kempinski Residence & Suites

Light snacks, refreshments

Gran Caffe Londra Villaggio

Italian snacks

Il Cafe DI Roma Lavazza *Lagoona Mall, City Center-Doha

Italian snacks

Jamocha Cafe Hamad International Airport

Light snacks, refreshments

JG Sandiwch Cellar Ras Abu Aboud Street

British

Kufic The Torch-Doha

Snacks, coffee, tea

M&S Café Landmark Mall

International/British

MIA Café Museum of Islamic Art

Coffee, snacks, sandwiches

Monte’s Tornado Tower

Coffee, snacks, sandwiches

Orangery Café Trottoir La Cigale Hotel

International

The Chocolate Box Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

Coffee and chocolate, cakes

Tim Hortons *Multiple locations

Muffins, bagels, beverages

Ya Hala Hilton Doha

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Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and stabilising your mood. To set yourself up for success, think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps rather than one big drastic change. If you approach the changes gradually and with commitment, you will have a healthy diet sooner than you think. In the following section, you’ll find some of the healthiest resturants to eat at around town to help you get started on a healthier you!

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JUICING VS SMOOTHIES

If you’re looking to add liquid nutrition to your regimen, fresh juices and smoothies both offer nutritional benefits. Each, however, has distinct advantages and drawbacks. When you want to boost your intake of fresh vegetables and fruits, juicing is a good way to achieve that goal. If you need an on-the-go meal or snack that provides nutrients to keep you feeling full, smoothies are an excellent choice. The advantages of juicing The top reason to juice is to increase your intake of fresh produce. Vegetables and fruits supply the body with a wealth of vitamins and minerals that help boost immunity and fight oxidative stress in the body. Juicing also affords you an opportunity to experiment with vegetables you might not normally consume or know how to use in recipes, like kale or beets, which are bursting with nutrients such as vitamin K and B vitamins. Clinicians believe

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the juicing process makes the nutrients in produce more readily available because your body doesn’t have to break down the food before absorbing the nutrients. However, no scientific evidence exists to confirm whether this is healthier than eating fresh fruit. Things to consider about jucing Juicing strips most of the fibre content from vegetables and fruits. The daily recommended amount of fibre is 25 gm


or more, depending on gender and age. Because the produce used to make fresh juice won’t count toward your fibre intake, you’ll need to make sure you are getting enough fibre from other daily servings of vegetables and fruits. Juice is also not a meal replacement, since it is not a significant source of protein, and protein and fibre are the nutrients needed to fill you up. Finally, you will need to invest in a juicer to start juicing, which is an added expense. The advantages of smoothies You don’t need any special equipment to make smoothies, just an ordinary blender. Given the right ingredients, you can easily make a light, nutritious meal with a smoothie by combining fruits and vegetables with a

source of protein, such as soy milk, low-fat yogurt or a scoop of protein powder. As with juicing, making smoothies allows you to blend foods you might not think of combining. For example, a standard green smoothie mixes a leafy green vegetable like kale or chard with an antioxidant-rich fruit like blueberries. You’ll retain the fibre in fruits and vegetables when you make a smoothie, and you can add more beneficial fibre and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids by tossing in a couple of tablespoons of flaxseed or chia seeds. The fibre and protein in a smoothie add up to a satisfying meal or snack. Things to consider about smoothies If you pack your smoothie with sweet ingredients – ice cream, flavoured yogurt, sweetened almond milk, honey or too much frozen fruit – you’ll be adding significantly to your daily sugar intake, which increases the drink’s calorie count and may lead to blood sugar spikes. For the most nutritious smoothies, aim for a mix of fruit, vegetables, healthy fat and protein, which can help you lose or maintain weight by keeping you satisfied until your next meal. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Allegria Bar Healthy Snacks

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Boasting trendy design, Allegria gives you healthy choices allowing guilt-free indulgence. Recharge after a workout at the gym with a variety of fresh juices, shakes, hydrating drinks and an array of freshly prepared salads and sandwiches.

A selection from the menu Snacks and Salads Caesar romaine lettuce Chickpea salad Quinoa salad Main Course Tuna tataki – seared fillet with Asian noodles Grilled salmon fillet Watercress omelette Tomato and mozzarella panini Desserts Warm blueberry compote Fresh cottage cheese with honey and roasted nuts Kiwi-orange salad with lemon sorbet

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – 11:30 pm

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Anima Lounge

30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia,

The lounge is attached to a gallery and is a trendy place where people can gather to watch art videos, read art magazines and books, and meet artists and collectors. The international menu features a range of light and healthy options, as well as gluten free and low carb choices.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Eggs any style, pancakes, oatmeal Appetisers and Light Bites Vegetable spring roll Quinoa salads Sandwiches and burgers Main Courses Grilled salmon Gluten free penna arrabiata Desserts Cakes and parfaits

Opening Times: Sun – Thu

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10 am – midnight

4002 7554 animagallerylounge.com

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Après Spa Café

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Located at the Spa and Wellness Centre, this is a refreshing spot to relax after a treatment or rejuvenate after a gym workout. There are plenty of vegetarian and nut-free options, with a calorie count for each item. If you’re in a hurry, grab a freshly-made juice, a smoothie or a protein shake. Otherwise take time to linger outside on the elevated terrace and gaze through palm trees to the marina, swimming pools and the Arabian Gulf.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Healthy – juice, yogurt, egg white omelette with mushrooms and asparagus Protein shakes All Day Dining Tuscany chickpea soup with gluten free bruschetta Mediterranean focaccia with grilled vegetables and buffalo mozzarella Steamed salmon, purple potato and asparagus Desserts Granola and yogurt parfait

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – 10 pm

4494 8600 fourseasons.com/doha

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Chef’s Garden

Al Shaqab Hotel

International Healthy Food

Al Shaqab Hotel is situated within Education City, celebrated for its universities and inspirational architecture. Chef’s Garden is in the Marwan Club at Al Shaqab Hotel, and offers home-grown and organic produce, boasting its very own chef’s garden and embracing the Farm-to-Table concept by partnering with two local farms. The expansive outdoor terrace overlooking lush lawns is a popular place to dine and enjoy a seasonal menu. Parents can dine in peace while children participate in the Kids Zone activities.

A selection from the menu Breakfast Menu Fruits and cereals Organic eggs Griddle pancakes and French toast – gluten free options Appetisers Avocado crab cakes Kale and quinoa salad Main Courses Wild mushroom risotto Sesame crusted salmon with homemade gnocchi All day menu for children Desserts Chef’s Garden NY cheesecake with orange zest Gluten free praline crunch with seasonal berries

Opening Times: Daily

7 am – 10 pm

4409 5041 alshaqabhotels.com

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Dean & David

14 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar Ground Floor, Tower 1, Ezdan Hotel & Suites

Dean & David is known for its wide variety of healthy salads and smoothies. The Munich-based company has redefined the fast food concept, offering nutritious food to eat in or take away. Only the freshest ingredients are used, many of them raw for maximum nutritional value.

A selection from the menu Salads Indian Summer – grilled oyster mushrooms, spring onions, sheep’s cheese, sunflower seeds Salad bar to choose your own favourites Sandwiches & Co Piadina – chicken pepper, olives sheep’s cheese or grilled veggies mozzarella Grilled – sweet chilli chicken, beef or tomato mozzarella Wraps – tandoori chicken, chicken mango or goat’s cheese Juices and Smoothies Fresh fruit and veggies, green or yogurt smoothies

Opening Times: Daily

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Meesh Café

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

Meesh Me-Time Café offers a great ‘grab and go’ concept of freshly made sandwiches, salads, Raw ME juices and cakes. This is the ideal stop for a quick breakfast, a bite to eat when on the go, or for relaxing over delicious and nutritious dishes. The menu also has a wide range of choices for vegetarians and those with allergies.

A selection from the menu Breakfast and Appetisers Meesh breakfast – toast, croissant, chicken sausage, hash brown, egg, yogurt and juice Savoury pastries Oriental mezze Granola with yogurt Main Courses Asian salad with tofu, cucumber and soy dressing Ciabatta or baguette with various fillings Wraps and bagels

Opening Times: Sat – Wed Thu and Fri

4408 7744

7 am – midnight 7 am – 2 am

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Raw Me

Building No 10, Street 38 & 588, Industrial Area

Raw ME are a local plant-based food and beverage company, offering premium cold-pressed juices, nutritional detox cleanses and corporate fruit baskets. The company handcraft and deliver high quality fresh creations made naturally from only fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. As well as their facility in the Industrial Area, Raw ME juices can be found at Yama Yoga Studios, Meesh Me-Time Café, jones the grocer, and In-Q Café.

A selection from the menu Cleanses New Obsession – Level 1 (six 500 ml bottles a day): Nourishing green juices, creamy cashew nut milk, pineapple/apple/mint juice for the sweet tooth, and refreshing lemonades with agave nectar. Deep Love – Level 2: Restoring your alkaline balance (six 500 ml bottles a day). Roots and fruits with a higher glycemic index are eliminated, replaced with green veggies. Juice ‘til Dinner – a gentle introduction (four 500 ml bottles a day): Gives the body a quick recharge, to be followed by a light meal in the evening. Create Your Own Juices Made from greens, roots, fruits and nut milks Fruit Baskets The finest seasonal fruits delivered to your workplace

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Saturday to Thursday

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Waves Pool Cafe

Westin Doha

Snacks

Waves offers a wide selection of nutritious healthy options including superfoods snacks and dishes, ice cold, refreshing drinks, as well as ice creams and flavoured sorbets. Discover an enjoyably laid-back outdoor tropical themed café located at the poolside surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, in Doha’s Downtown sanctuary.

Soak up the sun with passes available for the following: All facilities Adult 250 QAR Pool Pass weekdays Adults 100 QAR Child* 75 QAR Pool Pass Weekends/Holidays Adults 200 QAR Child* 150 QAR *Children age is 6 to 12 Years old and below 6 are free of charge Use the Pool before Brunch on Fridays for only 100 QR from 8 am – 1 pm

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – 8 pm

4492 1555 dining.doha@westin.com westindoha.com

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Fast food -– it’s not all carbs! Fast food restaurants and eateries here offer varied menus showcasing multiple cuisines, prepared quickly and available for takeaway. If you are looking for a satisfying carb overload you have plenty of choices, from cheesy burgers to meaty burritos and saucy pizzas. For something different consider ordering zingy salads, spicy chaats, and flavourful sandwiches.

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BURGERS

Who can resist the humble meat patty in a sesame seed bun every once in a while? As in all parts of the world, burgers are extremely popular in Qatar and you will find numerous outlets of the major chains alongside local restaurants. They offer everything from beef and chicken burgers to camel meat, veggie substitutes and all the usual sides: fries, onion rings, apple pie and much more. So when the craving hits you, try the sandwiches offered by the following eateries, whether it’s as a take away or something to sit in and enjoy with friends and family. BURGER GOURMET 4493 6368 Angus, Wagyu, deer Lagoona Mall Sat – Thu Noon – 11 pm; Fri 1 pm – midnight BURGERI Angus, Wagyu, hot dogs Aspire Park Daily 11 am – 2 am

4449 3958

ELEVATION BURGER 4002 7257 100% USDA-certified organic grass-fed beef Porto Arabia 3, The Pearl-Qatar Daily 11:30 am – midnight FATBURGER 4029 9999 100% lean beef, no bun options Building 8, Madina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar Daily 11 am – midnight Popular burger chains: BURGER KING 4435 5511 Delivery times: Noon – midnight HARDEE’S Delivery times: 11 am – 2 am

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MCDONALD’S Delivery times: 11 am – 3 am

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FUDDRUCKERS 4483 3983 Charbroiled burgers, American fast food Khalifa Tennis Complex Sat – Thu 11 am – midnight; Fri noon – 1 am JOHNNY ROCKETS Multiple locations Burgers, sliders, deluxe shakes Ezdan Mall 4412 8762 Daily 8 am – midnight Hyatt Plaza 4460 4210 Daily 8 am – 1 am Salwa Road 4455 2792 Daily 7:30 am – 2 am JUST BURGER 4015 0180 Angus classic burgers Porto Arabia 11, The Pearl-Qatar Daily 11 am – 11:30 pm SHAKE SHACK 4413 5395 Angus, frozen custard desserts and shakes Villaggio Mall, Gate 4 Sat – Thu 11 am – midnight; Fri 1 pm – 1 am


Cinnzeo

Multiple Locations

Cinnamon Bakery

Take a break from a hard day’s shopping and be enticed by the tempting aroma of cinnamon rolls! What better way to relax than with a delicious roll, twist or stick, accompanied by a hot flavoured coffee or refreshing blended juice drink.

A selection from the menu Snacks and drinks Cinnamon rolls with your choice of extras (frosting, walnuts, caramel and chocolate sauce) CinnZeo treasure – Cinnatwists, Cinnadippers and CinnZeo Stix Salty twists – zaatar and cheese Flavoured coffees and hot drinks Juices and blended beverages

Opening Times: Daily

8 am – midnight

City Center-Doha Hyatt Plaza The Mall cinnzeo.com

4469 7316 4469 7319 3344 9181

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Mr Taco Mexican

1st Floor, Dar Al Salam Mall

Located in the food court of the Dar Al Salam Mall is a family-owned traditional Mexican food outlet offering a varied selection of authentic homemade nacho and tortilla dishes, as well as all-time favourites such as burritos, quesadillas, empanadas and more.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Guacamole with nacho chips Queso fundido with chorizo – minced beef, gratin cheese Main Courses Burritos – beef, chicken, veggies, chorizo and egg, rice and beans Quesadillas – beef, chicken, chorizo, cheese and veggies Empanadas – chorizo, mushrooms Tacos – chicken, beef, lamb or veggie Desserts Tres leches cake Churros

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Opening Times: Daily

Noon – 11 pm

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My Sandwich Sandwich

WOQOD Petrol Station, Al Hilal

The outlet serves a wide variety of delicious sandwiches, snacks, submarines, crêpes and fresh juices. My Sandwiches features fast and pleasant service, and will deliver to anywhere in Doha.

A selection from the menu Sandwiches From the grill – grilled chicken, hot dog, beef Cold cuts and seafood – smoked turkey, smoked salmon From the grill – kofta, grilled shrimp Grilled halloumi Crêpes and Waffles Salty – spinach, mixed cheese Sweet – banana, chocolate

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Subway

Multiple Locations

Sanwiches and Salads

Subway is the original fast food restaurant offering fresh sandwiches and salads with an emphasis on healthier eating. Subway has a variety of freshly baked breads and speciality items on offer and all orders are made up for you to your specification while you wait.

A selection from the menu

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Cold sandwiches Turkey breast Roast beef Tuna Hot sandwiches Meatball marinara Chicken teriyaki Steak and cheese Salads Make any sandwich a salad

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Take Away

Multiple Locations

Arabian Fastfood

Take Away is a firm favourite with everyone in Qatar, and it’s not hard to see why. The outlet offers tasty sandwiches and fatayers with a number of delicious fillings, perfect for a quick lunch or as a snack at a get-together. For a more substantial meal, try the hot plates: meat, fish and vegetable dishes, again available in single portions or in larger quantities for the whole family to enjoy.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Hot and cold mezze Sandwiches Grilled, shawarma, healthy bites – falafel, egg, meat, fish Fatayer – chicken, halloumi, spinach, labnah with zaatar Mixed plates – cold and hot starters, variety of sandwiches and fatayer Trays – grilled meats and fish Oriental Sweets Mixed Lebanese desserts and pastries Juices Wide range of freshly made juices and mocktails

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Opening Times: Al Sadd Daily 6 am – 12:30 am Old Airport Daily 6 am – 11:30 pm Muaither Daily 6 am – midnight

Al Sadd Old Airport Muaither

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Thai Corner Traditional Thai

In Front of The Centre, Salwa Road

Thai Corner is a firm favourite for serving fast food without compromising on taste and value for money. There is limited seating allowing you to eat in if necessary, although the majority of patrons prefer to take away. Either way, expect good food at reasonable prices.

A selection from the menu Appetisers Tom yam – spicy Thai soup with chicken or seafood Fish cakes Papaya salad Main courses Thai green, red and yellow curry with tofu, chicken, seafood or prawn Stir-fried meat with holy basil Stir-fried mixed vegetables with oyster sauce Phad Thai with chicken, seafood or prawn Fried rice

Opening Times: Sun – Thu Fri

10:30 am – 10 pm 1:30 pm – 10 pm

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Zaffran Cafe Indian

Sheikh Ghanem Commercial Mall, Salwa Road

Serving the finest Indian snacks, sweets and chaat, Zaffran takes pride in producing authentic flavours with rustic tradition. Pop in for a quick snack or enjoy one of the flavoursome dishes on offer. Catering for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian from an extensive menu.

A selection from the menu Chaat, Sandwiches and Wraps Pani puri Samosa channa Pepper chicken cheese sandwich Street Flavours Mumbai burger Stuffed veg paratha Bengali beet cutlets Desserts Stuffed gulab jamun Kesar rasmalai Paneer jalebi Farsan – Indian Snacks and Savouries Mithai – Indian Sweets

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Opening Times: Sat – Thu Fri

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FAST FOODS

American Grill Al Dafna

American

Asiana Xpress Al Sadd

Indian, Chinese, Filipino

Caravan Al Hilal, Salwa Road/Radisson Junction

Asian, international

ChowKing *Multiple locations

Chinese, Asian

Doha Rocks! *Barwa Village, Airport Road

International

Fuddruckers Al Dafna

American

Golden Dragon *Multiple locations

Chinese

Hollywood Stars *Multiple locations

Tex-Mex

JG Sandwich Cellar Ras Bu Abboud

British meals and sandwiches

Just Falafel *Multiple locations

Middle Eastern

Little Sailor Seafood *Multiple locations

Seafood

Marhaba Istanbul Al Rayyan

Turkish

Oriental Kitchen Najma

Chinese, Asian

Papa John’s *Multiple locations

Pizza, pasta

Petra *Multiple locations

Middle Eastern

Sbarro Centrepoint Mall

Italian

Shawarma Boteela Al Hilal

Middle Eastern

The Chippy Bin Omran

British

Three Peppers Airport Road

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Al Shaqab Hotel

4409 5050

alshaqab.com

Assaha Lebanese Village

4435 5353

assahavillage.com

Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara

4040 5050

doha.anantara.com

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Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

4408 7777

crowneplaza.com/doha

Tailo

Doha Marriott Ezdan Hotels

4429 8882 4496 9111

dohamarriott.com ezdanhotels.qa

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

4494 8888

fourseasons.com/doha

Tailo

Golden Ocean Hotel

4443 3005

goldenoceanhotel.com

Inte

Hilton Doha

4423 3333

hilton.com

InterContinental Doha

4484 4993

ihg.com

Inte

InterContinental Doha The City

4015 8888

ihg.com

Inte

K108 Hotel

4433 3000

k108hotel.com

Mercure Grand Hotel

4446 2222

mercure.com

Oryx Rotana Doha

4402 3333

rotana.com

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

4428 1428

radissonblu.com

Tailo

Sharq Village & Spa

4425 6666

ritzcarlton.com/sharqvillage

Inte

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Hotel

4485 4444

sheratondoha.com

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel

44433 6666

souqwaqifresort.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

4484 8000

ritzcarlton.com/middleeast

Inte

The St. Regis Doha

4486 0000

stregisdoha.com

Inte

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

4492 1555

westindoha.com

Warwick Doha Hotel

4456 3333

warwickdohahotel.com

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

4434 3333

wyndhamgrandregency.com

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GRAINS AND PULSES Middle Eastern dishes rely heavily on dry ingredients such as beans and rice, which could be transported across long distances without spoiling and were perfect to store for long periods when there was no refrigeration.

Bulgar Wheat

Couscous

Rice

Grains Bulgur wheat (burghul) A light, nutty tasting cereal made from boiled, cracked wheat grains, which may be fine or coarse ground. It needs to be soaked before use.

Couscous This hard wheat semolina grain is a staple of North African countries, and is traditionally steamed over an accompanying stew. It is also available pre-cooked.

Rice (ruz) As varieties differ in texture and flavour, choose one suitable for the dish. Long-grain rice, such as basmati and patna are favoured in the Middle East. Even the same variety of rice will differ slightly from one crop to the next and cooking needs to be adjusted accordingly.

Broad Beans

Chickpeas

Lentils

Pulses Broad beans (ful) With a leathery dark brown skin, these dried beans are especially popular in Egypt where they are stewed to make the popular Ful M’damas. They need to be soaked overnight and require a great deal of cooking. Chickpeas (garbanzo) Although available canned, the rich, nutty flavour of the dried chickpeas is not to be missed. Soaked like broad beans they are added to many dishes and used to make the smooth hummous dip. Lentils (addis) Orange lentils are the most common in the Middle East and compared to other pulses they are relatively quick to prepare and cook. Lentils are used in rice dishes and also to make a hearty winter or Ramadan soup. 418

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GLOSSARY OF MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE The term ‘Middle Eastern cuisine’ includes Arab, Turkish and Persian food. In Qatar, chefs from all over the region provide delicious examples of their local dishes.

Find recipes in Recipe section Al haysa Small sweets made from dates Al arayess Deep fried lamb in a sandwich Ataif (qatayef) Small pancakes stuffed with nuts or cheese, doused with syrup Baba Ghanoush Chargrilled aubergine, tahini, olive oil, lemon and garlic dip Baharat Arabian mixed spices Baklawa (baklava) Sweet layered pastry with nuts, in lemon-honey syrup Bamiya Okra and lamb in tomato stew Basboosa Semolina tart soaked in syrup Batata harra Potato cubes fried with hot pepper Bukhari rice Lamb or chicken and rice with onion, lemon, carrots and tomato paste Burghul Wheat kernels used in tabbouleh and (bulgar wheat) kibbeh Cardamom Aromatic spice used to flavour Arabic coffee, yogurt and stews Ejje Arabian omelette Falafel, taamiya Small deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas or broad beans with spices and herbs Fasenjan Chicken with walnuts and pomegranate syrup from Iran Fatayer Pastry pockets filled with spinach, meat, cheese or zaatar Fattouche Salad of toasted khubz, mint, cucumbers, tomatoes and lemon Foul m’damas Slow-cooked mashed broad beans, lemon, olive oil and cumin Gahwa, coffee Coffee is made in two traditional versions in Qatar. Gahwa arabiya, the cofee of the Gulf, is a light golden colour spiced with cardamom and served in tiny cups.

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Baklawa

Baba Ghanoush

Gahwa


Haleeb Halwa (halva) Hamour Hamra Hummous Jebne Kebab Kamareddine Kharouf meche Khouzi Khubz, pita Kibbeh

Milk Sweetened sesame paste, with nuts, fruit or chocolate White fish from the grouper family Red Snapper Puree of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil White cheese Skewered chunks of meat or fish cooked over coals Apricot nectar used to break the fast in Ramadan Whole lamb stuffed with rice, nuts, spices, raisins and rose water A whole lamb served on a bed of rice Flat round bread for sandwiches Oval nuggets of ground lamb, burghul, pine nuts and spices Kibbeh naye Raw kibbeh, similar to steak tartare Koshary Rice, pasta and lentils, with onions, chillis and tomato paste Koussa Stuffed courgettes Kufta (kofta) Fingers, balls or flat cake of minced meat and spices Kunafah Thin pastry with sweet white cheese, nuts Kibbeh and syrup Laban Tangy sour yogurt drink Labneh Thick cream cheese made from yogurt, sometimes spiced Laham bi ajeen Arabic pizza Loomi Dried lime tea Loubia (fassulya) Green beans in tomato sauce Ma’amul Cakes filled with either dates, walnuts or pistachios Machbous A favourite Gulf dish of lamb, chicken or fish with rice Makloubeh Meat or fish with rice, broad beans Grilled red snapper and cauliflower Maqdous Small aubergines stuffed with walnuts, garlic and steeped in olive oil Mehshi Aubergines, courgettes, vine leaves or cabbage stuffed with meat, rice and onions Mezze (mezzah) A selection of hot and cold appetisers Moghil Crushed rice made into a pudding Mouhammara Mixture of ground nuts, olive oil, cumin and chillis Mouloukia Edible green leafed stew usually cooked with chicken Moutabel Aubergine dip made with tahini, olive Moutabel oil, lemon and garlic Muhalabiya Silky textured semolina pudding served cold Š m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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Mutabak Qatayef Rocca Rubbiyan Sambusek Sayadiyah Saleek Shai (chai)

Shaour Shawarma

Shebsi Shisha (hubbly-bubbly) Shisk taouk Shorbat addis Shrimp kabsa Sukkar Sumac Tabbouleh Tagine

Sweet or savoury pastry stuffed with cheese, banana or meat Syrup soaked stuffed crêpes Salad greens with peppery mustard flavour Shrimp Triangular pies filled with meat, cheese or spinach Delicately spiced fish served on rice Lamb and rice dish, where the rice is cooked in milk Tea is an essential in much of the Middle East. It is usually served black in small glasses often flavoured with mint, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon or ginger and sweetened Red Sea fish from the Emperor family A wrap of pressed lamb, chicken or beef roasted on a spit; the meat is shaved off as the spit rotates. Khubz is filled with shawarma meat, pickles and topped with tahini sauce A spinach stew flavoured with a variety of herbs including dill A water pipe for smoking tobacco and used when drinking coffee or after a meal Skewered chicken pieces cooked over coals

Tamr Tatatour Umm Ali

A rich, nourishing lentil soup Shrimps cooked with rice and spices rather like a paella Sugar Ground red powder from the cashew family, used as a seasoning Salad made from burghul, tomato, parsley and lemon juice A rich slow-cooked stew from Morocco and western North Africa traditionally served with couscous in a conical serving dish of the same name. Samak tagine is cooked with fish Ground coriander and garlic mixture Oily paste made from ground sesame seeds, used in hummous, moutabel and baba ghanoush Dates Thick dip made from puréed pine nuts, garlic and lemon ‘Ali’s mother’ is a pastry pudding soaked in milk with raisins and coconut

Warak enab Yansoon Zaitoon Zaatar Zubeidi

Vine leaves filled with rice, rolled into a cigar shape and cooked Hot spiced tea, used medicinally Olives Thyme; ‘special’ zaatar is a blend of thyme, marjoram, sumac and salt Pomfret

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FISH AND SEAFOOD Prawns are a firm favourite in the Gulf and particularly in Qatar. They are at their best and cheapest in late winter and early spring. Buy in bulk and freeze with the head removed (if desired) and the shell on. Removing the dark ‘vein’ along the back (the alimentary canal) is a matter of choice. Most fish counters will clean the prawns for you and as this is time-consuming, buy first and then continue with the rest of your shopping.

The vivid blue waters of the Arabian Gulf have traditionally provided two of the most important commodities of the Qatari economy: pearls and fish. While pearling is now history, the warm shallow waters still abound with colourful fish. The catch of the day is still sufficient to provide the local and, to a limited extent, Gulf markets with a huge range of fresh fish and seafood. The country’s extensive coastline, with its small coves and bays, provides generous mooring for fishing boats. A visit to the harbours in Doha, and in the towns of Al Wakra, Al Khor and Al Ruwais will provide you with a view of the dhows, and the fishermen at work. Fish are caught throughout the day, with early morning and late evening considered ideal. Commercial vessels need to take their catch to a government inspection point (in Doha, this is located beside the Central Fish Market), where Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning quality control inspectors must approve the fish before sale. Most of the fish are sold just before dawn to retailers, who are required by law to transport their purchases in a refrigerated container to a point of sale that also has refrigerated storage facilities. Fish has always played an important part in the Qatari diet and in families, a taste for fish starts early in life, with a typical dish of grilled or fried fish and rice at mealtimes. The fish is always fresh as most Qataris still like to personally pick their seafood from the daily catch and cook it immediately.

The local range of fish and seafood is enormous. One of the most popular fish is hamour, since the fillets are boneless and can be grilled, fried or baked. But it is still worthwhile trying some of the other delicious options (see our fish guide). Most supermarkets have excellent fresh fish counters with helpful staff, but a visit to the Central Fish Market – if only to observe – is an eye-opener. The atmosphere is almost frenetic, as the crowd haggles for the fish and seafood on display, while you carefully negotiate your way through people with your nostrils assailed by the strong odour of marine life, some of which is still moving! Be warned: this is not a place for very young children or the squeamish. If you want fish prepared, take it to an adjacent room where they gut, scale and fillet the fish for a small fee. You can bargain to have seafood de-shelled. Make your trip to purchase fish and seafood early in the day, as the selection is wider and very fresh. Look for a fish that is firm to the touch with a bright, well-rounded eye. If the eye looks cloudy and has sunken in, the fish will not be very fresh. In the hot weather, it is recommended that you transport your purchase back home in a cool bag or icebox. Fish does not retain the same texture or taste if frozen, so it is best to buy and cook the same day. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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King mackerel (kanad) The central portion of this narrow, dark fleshed fish, is sold as steaks while the ends are filleted. It is highly esteemed locally and usually fried. Good with citrus flavouring.

Black banded trevally (hamam) This fish has a dense but fine texture similar to salmon and should be cooked whole to prevent breakage. Hamam fries well and has a delicate flavour. Best savoured plain.

Red snapper (hamra) As its name suggests, this fish is red in colour. Excellent steamed whole or filleted and dressed with spicy sauces. It is also good mixed with vegetables in stir-fries.

Brown-spotted grouper (hamour) Always in demand, this most versatile of fish provides thick, boneless fillets good for frying, baking or barbecue. Save the backbone for soups. Fish weighing 4–5 kg will have a good texture.

Tip: If you wish to bake or barbecue larger fish simply ask the fishmonger to open them flat for you by slitting them from head to tail along the belly. One side will have no bones and those lying on the other side can be carefully lifted off in one piece after cooking.

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Starry emperor (sha’ary) Another very versatile fish which is popular with Qataris. Fried, baked or grilled, it can be cooked whole or filleted. It is usually eaten plain with rice or pickles.

Malabar cavalla (zubaidi) This flat fish has a rather fine texture and should be eaten whole, when the fillets easily lift off the backbone. Good for frying, it is best eaten with a handful of bread in traditional Arab style.

SHELLFISH

Blue crab (kub kub asreg) The best and heaviest crabs are female – look for the larger ‘apron’ on the lower body. Boil for 6–10 minutes. Crabs can be eaten whole or the flesh can be extracted and used separately.

Local lobster (umm al rubiyan) Always buy the heaviest you can find. Cut in half lengthwise when purchasing or leave whole. Good on a barbecue smothered in garlic butter or drop into salted boiling water for two minutes.

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DESERT TRUFFLES

The term desert truffle, or Terfeziaceae, is used to refer to edible hypogeous fungi (fungi that live entirely underground) which grow in arid and semi-arid areas of the Mediterranean region, North Africa, and the Middle East. Known as faqaa in Qatar, they should not be confused with the vastly more rare and expensive Perigord black truffle from France or the white Italian truffle, ‘true truffles’ belonging to the tuber family. Gastronomically, desert truffles have nothing to do with black winter truffles, and therefore their use in cooking is completely different. The ‘true’ truffle is used to flavour dishes, whereas the desert truffle has little to no aroma and they taste like any other mushroom. However they tend to be more common and are thus more affordable. Nonetheless they are highly prized in Arab countries, with Terfezia and Tirmania being the common genera. The round, irregular shaped desert truffles, which can be anything from the size of a walnut to a fist and look somewhat like sandy, warty potatoes, are the fruit body of the fungus. Looking like small rocks, they are difficult to harvest by sight, whether above or below the surface. The truffles rely for propagation on their delicate, nutty aroma, which develops only as they reach maturity. This attracts a variety of small desert animals that consume the now mature fruit bodies and later disperse their spores in a new location.

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The truffle season is late winter/early spring, and scientists have found that plenty of rain at the start of the winter season (late October and November) is necessary to ensure a good crop. It is widely believed that the desert truffle is spawned by lightning and a clap of thunder, with many Arabs calling them the ‘daughter of the thunder’. However too much rain at the wrong time can rot the truffle spores. The weather must remain dry during January, followed by a light shower or two to bring on the truffles in February and March. Usually grown in closely guarded secret locations, favoured areas in Qatar include the north and centre of the country. The slight depressions allow sweet soil (rawdha) to accumulate into which rainwater drains, encouraging vegetation. Families often take the opportunity to enjoy a combined picnic and truffle hunt, but it takes a skilled eye to find the fagaa and harvest it in any quantity. Qatar has two main varieties of desert truffle, the highly esteemed zubaidi, which are light cream, rather spongy and very delicate in flavour, and khalasi, which are darker, denser and more robust. When buying either variety look for the smoothest available, regardless of size, as these are easier to clean and peel. Both varieties can be purchased during the short spring season in the Central Market’s Vegetable Souq and behind in the Omani Souq.


Rarely will truffles be on sale in supermarkets, so ask an Arab friend to let you know when the season starts as this varies slightly from year to year. The quality and quantity of truffles available each year determines the price, and some may be imported from neighbouring Arabian countries. On the whole the cost of desert truffles has been steadily rising, as demand for them grows in the West. Unlike their grander and more expensive cousins they have not proved amenable to propagation, although attempts have been made in both Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Expect to pay upwards of QAR250 per kilo in Qatar.

Cooking with desert truffles In the Arab world, desert truffles are usually cooked simply to retain their delicate aroma. Whole truffles are charcoal roasted, baked, boiled or sliced and fried in butter. They may be added to soups, rice dishes, stews or salads.

Truffles are quickly spoiled by sunlight and humidity. They should be firm, smooth and dry on purchase and will keep their peak condition for no more than two or three days. Store on a rack in a cool, shaded place and never keep them in the fridge or a plastic bag. Frozen or canned they lose their texture and flavour. The devil in truffles is in the preparation and cleaning. As they expand, truffles sometimes incorporate the sand in which they grow – this is why looking for a smooth truffle is advised, as it indicates fewer sandy veins. First soak for ten minutes to loosen the sand on their skins and then thoroughly scrub using a vegetable brush, or if not available an old tooth or nail brush. Rinse under running water and check for any sandy inclusions, which must be cut out. After a final rinse shave the skin off as thinly as possible and rinse again before using.

Medicinal uses for desert truffles Desert truffles were used as a rich source of protein by the Bedouin, but were also invaluable for their medicinal properties. Today they are still dried and ground into flour for stomach ailments and to treat open cuts. However they are more generally used to alleviate eye infections – sterilised aqueous truffle extract has long been used in the treatment of trachoma, with the truffle mentioned in the Qu’ran: ‘and its water is a cure for the eye.’ The juice is used to strengthen eyesight or it can be used as a kohl in cases of bad eyesight or conjunctivitis. © m a r h a ba Dining Guide

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FRUIT

Eating and making juices from fresh fruit is an essential in the Middle East. The majority of families eat fruit after a meal instead of a dessert, or they are consumed in the late afternoon after a short siesta. Dates are the most traditional fruit and grow throughout the region. Arab families will often present a beautiful display of fruit for guests and the host will peel a piece (with the skill of a surgeon) as a sign of hospitality for visitors. Melons, grapes and figs, which are widely grown in the area, are at their best in summer and early autumn. Other summer fruits grown in the Middle East and North Africa include apricots, plums, cherries, persimmon, mangoes and strawberries. Winter fruit includes citrus fruit imported from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Morocco. Fruit is often packed in boxes and can be good value – check the whole box to ensure all the fruit is good and remove the contents from it when storing in the refrigerator. Apples and bananas have also long been popular, but do not store the latter in the fridge. The variety of fresh fruit available in Qatar continues to expand, due in part to the large expatriate population, many of whom desire a taste of home in their adopted country. Blackberry A close cousin of the raspberry and mainly eaten cooked in pies and preserves. Blueberry Native to North America and long been prominent in pies, muffins and ice cream. It is available fresh, canned and dried and is a popular addition to breakfast cereal. Blackcurrant The blackcurrant is a member of the genus Ribes, which is how one well-known blackcurrant flavoured drink got its name! Long considered a major source of Vitamin C they are now said to be high in antioxidants and are also popular as a flavouring for tea. Chiku or Sapodilla fruit comes from an evergreen tree originally from tropical Central America. It has light brown, soft and very sweet flesh when ripe, which tastes rather like sweetened cooked pears. Unripe Chikus are hard and unpleasantly astringent.

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Chiku


Cranberry Originally served with turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the juice is thought to prevent or heal urinary disorders. It is purported to have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Dragon fruit (also known as Thanh Long, Pitaya or the strawberry pear) is native to Mexico, Central and South America, but is now grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit can be from one of several cactus species, the most common being the red pitaya; other varieties are yellow or bright green. The white flesh dotted with small black seeds has a sweet, delicate taste, a milder version of the kiwi fruit. Scoop out the flesh and serve raw in salads or blended as a juice. Durian – known as the ‘King of Fruits’ – has such a strong smell that countries have been known to ban it from public places. Described as ‘eating custard through a gas pipe’ foodies say the creamy yellow flesh around the seeds is well worth the smell. Looking like green spikey footballs, a ripe durian is light for its size and the seeds move if shaken. Once open, the flesh should be eaten immediately.

Dragon Fruit

Durian

Figs is a member of the Mulberry family and range in colour and subtly in texture depending upon the variety. The majority of figs are dried, but it is recommended to try the fresh fruit for the best taste and flavour. Kumquat is a small oval Chinese citrus fruit similar to an orange in colour and taste. It should always be eaten with the skin. The Chinese add it to their teas, or boil and use it as a remedy for sore throats. The delicate tree is often grown in pots and used to decorate public spaces. Lychee, longans and rambutan come from the same botanical family. The lychee is native to southern China. Its juicy, translucent, sweet-tasting flesh is a popular dessert in Asian cuisine. To serve fresh, peel and put over ice. The bright pinky-red skin colour indicates it is ripe. Longans (literally meaning Dragon Eye) are smaller and less sweet than the lychee with a light brown skin and a distinctive musky flavour. The rambutan, from Southeast Asia, has soft spines covering its red leathery skin. It resembles lychees in flavour.

Kumquats

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Mangoes in Qatar come in different varieties throughout the year. A favourite is the Indian Alphonso available from April to early June. Mangosteen (also known as Mangoustan) is widely grown in Thailand and Myanmar. It has a thick, shell-like skin coloured purple or red when ripe, which produces an inky juice that stains fabric and is almost impossible to remove – so open carefully. The white coloured flesh is described as tasting like citrus with a hint of peach. In Asia it is known as the ‘Queen of Fruits’. Mangosteen is divided into segments and can be opened by gently pressing the husk from both sides until it cracks. Melons and watermelons from the fridge are cool and juicy in summer. To check a melon (not a watermelon) for ripeness smell the depression where the stalk is attached, this should have a distinctly aromatic odour. The skin around it should be slightly soft. Always wrap the melon well in plastic before placing in the fridge as its strong odour will permeate other food items. Watermelons come in two basic shapes and patterns – oval with dark green stripes on a lighter green background, and a longer plain green version. Both taste the same. Picking the perfect melon is an art. Tap the side and a rich rounded sound means the melon should be crisp and sweet. Many shopkeepers will cut out a small piece for you to judge. Avoid purchasing precut sections, which quickly soften. Wrap exposed areas in cling wrap and discard a sliver before eating. Papaya (also known as Pawpaw) is native to Mexico and Central America and was given the name ‘Fruit of the Angels’ by Christopher Colombus. It has since spread to many tropical regions, including Oman. The fruits are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and are a good source of folic acid and potassium. They should always be eaten ripe when the skin turns from green to a yellow-orange. A strong enzyme in papaya makes it break down the other ingredients, so always add last to fruit salads.

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Mangoes

Mangosteen

Melons and watermelon

Papayas


Passion fruit and guava are both natives of South America. While both fruits are delicious fresh, their rich aroma make them particularly suitable for making commercial fruit juices. The passion fruit has a soft juicy interior full of seeds and comes in two varieties, a large golden one similar in size to a grapefruit and a smaller purple variety. Guavas look like small pears and come in shades of yellow and pink. They have an overpowering scent in small spaces. All parts of the fruit are edible. Persimmons come in two varieties, the round Fuyu, which looks like an orange tomato, and the acorn shaped Hachiya. They must be fully ripe to enjoy their sweet spicy flavour and anything less will make your mouth pucker. Fuyus stay firmer when ripe and have an attractive flower design when cut into rounds. They make a decorative addition to fruit salads. Boxes are imported from Iran and reasonably priced. Pomegranates (rumman) are widely used in Arabic cooking, in both savoury and sweet dishes. Pomegranates have been cherished for centuries, and there are numerous studies extoling their values. Look for fruits with unblemished, shiny skins – those that feel heavy for their size are the juiciest. Eat the seeds, known as arils, direct from the shell, and remove to decorate salads, meat dishes or for juicing and making molasses. Star fruit and Sugar cane Star fruits (Carambola) are juicy, crisp and sweet yet slightly tart. Simply slice across the yellow fruit for a fun star-shape and use them to decorate almost any food. Sugar cane makes an unusual sweet treat: peel the skin and chew for the juice, discarding the fibre residue at the end, or put it through the juicer for a green sugar cane drink. It is symbolically eaten at Chinese New Year because the tiers represent an upward path for the coming months. Toot is the fruit of the white mulberry, a tree widely seen in the Middle East and Qatar. In the wild the fruit is purple but in cultivated varieties it ranges from white to pink. This is one fruit best eaten from the tree to experience the sweet crunchy texture but it has a brief season in the shops in spring.

Guavas

Persimmons

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MIDDLE EASTERN CHEESE A legendary story has it that cheese was ‘discovered’ by an unknown Arab nomad. He is said to have filled a saddlebag with milk to sustain him on a journey across the desert on horseback. After several hours of riding he discovered that the milk had separated into curds and whey because the saddlebag, which was made from the stomach of a young animal, contained a coagulating enzyme known as rennet. In fact, this process may well have been first discovered by the nomads of Central Asia.

Cheese and the Middle East have a long history. Egyptian tomb murals of 2000 BCE show butter and cheese being made, and other murals show milk being stored in skin bags suspended from poles demonstrating a knowledge of dairy husbandry at that time. Dairy production thus gradually evolved from two main streams. The first was the liquid fermented milks such as yogurt. The second, through allowing the milk to acidify to form curds and whey, which could then be drained either through perforated earthenware bowls or through woven reed baskets, was cheese. Two of the main differences between European and Middle Eastern cheese are shelf-life and colour. The majority of European and American cheeses are yellow or orange in colour. The deepest naturally yellow cheeses are typically those made from the milk of grass-fed cows fed on a diet rich in beta carotene, a pigmentation agent which makes the golden tones. Yellow colouration in cheese also develops over time, so while a fresh cow milk cheese may look cream coloured, the yellow tint will deepen and be much more apparent in the aged cheeses of the European variety. Many of the yellow cheeses may also be dyed to mimic spring and summer milk, which was yellow and richer in fat and flavour. Farmhouse cheeses have no added carotene. In the Middle East the poor pasture available to the milk-bearing animals, the hotter climate and the poor cooling capabilities of the local

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cheesemakers led to the popularisation of simple, fresh cheeses and cream products which are white or cream in colour. Goat’s milk also lacks beta carotene as any that the goat takes in converts instantly into Vitamin A, which has no colour. Consequently, no matter how much it is aged, it will always retain its brilliant white appearance.

Ackawi (pictured above): Ackawi is a cheese made from cow’s milk, originating in Palestine. It is hard and crumbly, and may need soaking in several changes of water to remove the excess salt. When cooked it melts in a similar way to mozzarella with a soft and stringy consistency. Ackawi is a great cheese to eat by itself or paired with a variety of fruit. It is also a major ingredient of the Palestinian dessert kunafa.


Feta Cheese: Feta cheese is easily one of the most popular types of cheese used in Middle Eastern cooking. It is usually made from sheep’s or goat’s milk and is extremely versatile. In Middle Eastern food it is used in everything from salads to desserts, or perfectly edible on its own. Halloumi: The perfect Middle Eastern cheese for grilling, halloumi is produced as a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. As the cheese can be fried or grilled, due to its high melting point, halloumi is often paired with grilled vegetables and as an addition to salads. It can be served plain with fruit, particularly watermelon. Jibneh Arabieh: This simple cheese is found all over the Middle East. It is particularly popular in Egypt and the Arabian Gulf area. Originally made using goat’s or sheep’s milk, it is now typically made with cow’s milk. The cheese has an open texture, a mild taste, and is widely used in cooking and snacking. Labneh: Labneh is a soft, cream cheese made from strained yogurt. Labneh is easy to make and low in calories, making it the perfect alternative to traditional cream cheese. Labneh can be used just as you would normally use cream cheese, as a spread on bagels or a dip for your favourite fruit and vegetables. Preserved labneh is simply regular labneh drained a few days longer until very little moisture remains. It is then made into small balls, put in jars and soaked in extra virgin olive oil with additional herbs. Once opened keep it in the fridge to preserve its freshness. Nabulsi Cheese: Nabulsi cheese is a semi-hard brined cheese typically made from sheep’s or goat’s milk. It is commonly found in Palestine and the surrounding areas. It is traditionally flavoured with mahlab (prunus mahaleb) and mastic (pistacia lentiscus) added to the boiling brine with the addition of the peppery tasting nigella seeds (habbat al barakah) to the cheese itself. It can be eaten fresh as a salty table cheese or baked. Shanklish: Shanklish is a cheese common to Syria and Lebanon and made from sheep’s or cow’s milk. The most common use of the cheese is to form it into large balls, allowing it to dry and age. Thyme is used as the main ingredient in making a herbal covering for the cheese. It can be eaten fresh or aged. If fresh, the taste will be mild with a soft texture, while an aged shanklish will be harder and have a pungent odour. Shanklish can be eaten as it is with a piece of bread and some olive oil with tomato, cucumber and mint leaves on the side or add it to a simple salad.

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SPICES

Spices play an important part in many dishes in Arabian cooking. Needless to say, every cook should only purchase spices that are of the best quality, preferably in small amounts to preserve their freshness. Many prefer to use whole spices, which can be ground and used as required. Souq Waqif has spices from around the world and is a legacy from Qatar’s long association with the sea, when dhows trading pearls with India and Africa brought back spices and dishes that have since become part of the local cuisine. For a less adventurous shopping expedition purchase from the local supermarkets which have both Middle Eastern brands (usually in plastic packets and jars) or the more elegantly packed and expensive international brands.

Allspice (fulaifila) An aromatic flavour with a hint of heat, the seeds add an all-round spicy flavour to meat or chicken dishes.

Baharat (Gulf baharat or kebsa) A spice mixture or blend used in Middle Eastern cuisine, baharat is the Arabic word for ‘spices’. The blend usually contains all of the spices on these pages – in Gulf baharat black limes and saffron may be used.

Allspice

Black limes (loomi aswad) Whole dried fruit boiled in salt water and sun dried, and while not strictly a spice, black limes are often used together with spices to sharpen the taste. Pierce whole limes to release the flavour, and remove the pips If using them crushed.

Baharat

Black pepper (filfil aswad) Buy pepper seeds then grind at home to get the full flavour. This is one of the most popular spices in Arab cooking.

Cardamom (hael) Small pods containing tiny black seeds with a strong aromatic flavour. Chew a pod after a meal to aid digestion, but swallow only the seeds. The pods can be used whole or split, and the seeds whole or ground. Cardamom is used in Arab tea and coffee as well as savoury and sweet dishes. Fresh cardamom pods are green in colour.

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Chilli (filfil ah’mar) Hot in colour and flavour! Chilli powder is what gives the ‘kick’ to spicy foods in the Gulf. It comes in varying degrees of strength; cayenne pepper is not, in fact, a pepper but ground red chillies and is extremely hot. Cayenne pepper

Cinnamon (qarfa) Made from the bark of a tropical tree and sold in long, thin rolls, or ground in powder form. It can be used for both sweet and savoury dishes. Cloves (qurinfil) Dried, unopened flower buds that can

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be used whole or ground to flavour meat, chicken or rice. Available in both ground and seed form, it has a pungent flavour and should be used sparingly.

Cumin (kamoon) Seeds are used whole in rice and bread, or ground in curries. It complements coriander in some dishes, particularly those from India. Masala

Masala for chicken or fish A much milder Middle

Nutmeg

Mace (jarkon) Lacy, orange covering of the nutmeg seed. Look for whole nutmegs, which still have the mace attached; otherwise, buy it ground. Milder in flavour than nutmeg, it is used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Saffron

Eastern adaptation of the Indian mixture of ground spices. There are many different combinations but most contain black pepper, cardamom, cumin, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is often used as one of the ingredients of biriyani.

Nutmeg (jose al teeb) To get the best from nutmeg buy the spice whole and freshly grate for each use. It can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes. Saffron (zaff’aron) The dried stigmas of a crocus flower, saffron threads impart a delicate flavour and yellow colour to dishes and are widely used in cooking rice. This is the most expensive spice in the world.

Sumac

Turmeric

Zaatar

Sumac (soomak) An essential ingredient in local cuisine, used in spice rubs, marinades and dressings, and also served as a condiment. Sold as a coarse or fine powder, it is produced from the dried berries of a shrub common throughout the Middle East. It has a pleasant tangy taste with a hint of citrus. Turmeric (kurkum) The plant belongs to the ginger family, the ground rhizome of which used sparingly gives a slightly sweet taste and a deep yellow colour to rice and chicken dishes. Use with care as it can stain.

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VEGETABLES AND HERBS

Eaten hot or cold, vegetables have always been popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, and Qatar has the added advantage of a large expatriate population adding their own eclectic tastes to the local market. With the expansion of local agriculture and the increasing use of hydroponics many vegetables and herbs are locally grown, particularly during the winter season when they are fresh and very competitively priced. Many vegetables are cooked in mourg, a popular daily stew-like dish of tomato sauce with vegetables and lamb. Favourites include bamiya (okra) and bietenjain (aubergine). Salads are an essential part of Arab meals, often with the addition of fresh herbs such as mint or rocket. This brief guide gives you an insight into the variety of vegetables and herbs, and a few ways to use them. Available on a seasonal basis at the Qatar Central Market, supermarkets and shops, just take the plunge and try adding a few of their different textures and sometimes exotic tastes to your cooking or salads.

Alliums Leeks The thick leaf bases and bulb can be eaten cooked or raw and have a milder taste than onions. The leaves are more pungent and are often used as flavouring in salads and cooked dishes. Creamy leek soup is a popular dish. Red onions from India are full of flavour and slightly sweeter than the yellow and white varieties, and are the most popular onion in Qatar. Good to use in salads, the Arabs slice them thinly, sprinkle with salt and lemon juice and mix with chopped flat-leafed parsley as an accompaniment to grilled meat and chicken. Shallots This relative of the onion is mild and sweet in flavour. For Iranian cusine it is crushed and mixed with yogurt to eat with kebabs.

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Crucifers Chinese cabbage The name covers a range of types and varieties grown in Asia, particularly China and Japan. Pak Choy cabbage is popular in stir-fries, while in Korea fermenting cabbage in salt solution with chilli makes a unique pickle, Kimchi, which can be purchased in Qatar.

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Gourds Aubergines (eggplant, brinjal) Technically a berry, there is more than one variety in the local market including a miniature variety sometimes seen with a white skin. Aubergines can be roasted for puréeing, stuffed or sliced and fried (cover with salt and leave the slices to drain to remove the bitter taste). Use the purée of a large aubergine to make the Lebanese dip moutabel. Mix the purée with two or three mashed cloves of garlic, five tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste) and five of lemon juice. Add salt to taste and serve on a plate garnished with olive oil and red pepper (paprika). Also try maqdous, miniature aubergines stuffed with walnuts in olive oil, which are available here in delicatessens.

Moutabel and maqdous

Bitter gourds These look like a knobbly cucumber. You can eat both skin and flesh but discard the seeds which have a bitter taste. They are thought to be beneficial for diabetics. Bottle gourds (Lauki or Doodhi) Similar in taste to the marrow, use them peeled, complete with seeds in savoury dishes or without seeds in desserts.

Ridged Gourd

Ridged gourd Also recommended for diabetics, peel and cut off the ends of the gourd and use with other vegetables or as a purée for soup.

Tindla These look like small cucumbers, turn from green to red as they ripen, and can be eaten raw or cooked. Said to be good for lowering cholesterol.

Butternut squash Peel, deseed and boil, then chop, mash or bake whole. Eat with butter, salt and pepper.

Tindla

Gem squash (Tinda) Looking like a small green apple, they can be incorporated into vegetable curries or stuffed. Pierce the skin (otherwise it will explode), boil in salted water until soft; cut in half, scoop out the seeds and eat hot with butter, salt and pepper.

Pumpkins (Karah) There are a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The flesh is suitable for adding to mixed vegetables or as a purée for soups. The deep orange variety can be used for desserts and is sometimes cooked with lamb by Arabs in a sweet stew.

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Legumes Bean sprouts Excellent in stir-fries and salads, these can be grown at home for a fraction of the cost in the market. Purchase a packet of dried mung beans and soak half a cup in water for eight hours. Drain and spread the beans in a large glass container with a perforated lid, and moisten with fresh water. Keep in a dark place changing the water twice a day. The beans will sprout within 48 hours and can be used as soon as they reach the required length. Wash to remove the bean pod before use.

Bean sprouts

Broad beans Sold fresh in their pods in spring, serve as a simply prepared mezze when they are first picked and tender. Put the pods into enough salted boiling water to cover them and boil continuously until the pod is soft and the beans cooked (about 30 – 40 minutes). Add a little fresh chopped dill towards the end. Drain, season with black pepper and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Eat skins and beans together piping hot! The well known dish foul m’damas from Egypt is made with dried beans.

Root Vegetables

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes Often confused with yams, this root can be boiled, fried or baked, has a soft skin and is similar to a baked potato in texture and taste. Indigenous to South America, it is popular cooked with sugar or molasses. Sweet potatoes can be boiled, topped with brown sugar and butter when baked and puréed in sweet potato pie, biscuits and cakes. Use in savoury stews, grill, or fry as chips. Turnips (lif’t) and parsnips Turnips are mostly seen as a pickle in Qatar. Soaked in brine with beetroot, they are the bright pink accompaniment to many dishes and are usually served with olives and green peppers. In some countries they are boiled with date syrup as a winter snack. Parsnips are related to the carrot but are not as sweet. They are often used in winter stews in colder countries and are delicious baked and served with butter. Available in European-style supermarkets. Yams These have a brown or black skin and are a staple food in much of Africa. Toxic if eaten raw, they require careful preparation and can be used in savoury and sweet dishes.

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Herbs and Flavourings Basil (raihan) The glossy green leaves have a rich and slightly flowery taste and are often used, in moderation, to flavour salads. Chilli Both red and green varieties are hot so use sparingly, either whole or chopped, as they add some zing to your savoury dishes. Cilantro (also known as coriander) (cozbara) A herb with large leaves and particularly good chopped with lime or lemon juice as flavouring for any fish dish.

Coriander leaves and seeds

Curry leaves (kadipatha) These leaves come from a small bush and, as their name suggests, are used both fresh and dried in curries. Dill (shabat) Well known in the West as flavouring for pickled cucumbers, it can also be added to hot mezze (Arabic starters) like broad beans (see Legumes).

Curry leaves

Fenugreek (hilbah, methi) These smooth rounded leaves are used in fish and meat dishes, partly because they absorb the strong smell. They have a slightly bitter taste and can be used in salads as an alternative to spinach. Flat-leafed parsley (baqdoonis) Similar in taste to the curly variety, it is easily confused with coriander so if you are uncertain, always crush a leaf and smell it to release the aroma. One of the most widely used herbs in the Arab world, it is a main ingredient in tabbouleh, a cold mezze of finely chopped tomatoes, spring onions, and parsley mixed with cracked bulgar wheat with a black pepper, lemon and olive oil dressing. Lemongrass Slender green stems with a pungent lemon scent. Peel off the outer sheath, cut into pieces and use with fish and Thai dishes. Lemongrass grows well in large pots in Qatar. Lime leaves Kaffir lime leaves add a distinctive taste to Thai dishes and oriental stir-fries. Wash and fry whole. They also freeze well. Rocket (jarjeer) This plant has a pungent aromatic flavour and is widely used as the green leaf component in salads in the Middle East. A popular choice is whole rocket leaves mixed with sliced tomatoes, white onion, sliced fresh mushrooms, walnuts and feta cheese, and covered with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

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Al Jalsa Lobby Lounge – Sharq Village & Spa

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Jalsa Garden Lounge – InterContinental Doha The City Kut Café -- Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel Liwan – Sharq Village & Spa Mandarin – Multiple Locations

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Matbakh Rooftop Grill – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Mourjan – The Corniche/Souq Waqif Nafourah Garden – Oryx Rotana Doha Nahham – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Siddiqi Hospitality

217 269 111 73 2

Al Shurfa -- Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Al Sultan Brahim – The St. Regis Doha Al Tabkha – The Pearl-Qatar

218 141 238

Al Terrace -- Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Al Thouraya – Ezdan Hotel

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Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar -- The Pearl-Qatar Allegria Bar – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Anima Lounge – The Pearl-Qatar Après Spa Café – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Arabica Café – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Aramede – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Ard Canaan – Katara

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Argan – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels Arguelina Lounge -- Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Asia Live! – Doha Marriott Hotel Assaha Village – Al Jadeeda Astor Grill – The St. Regis Doha Atrium Lounge – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Aziza – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Azraq -- Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

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B Balmesan Seafood – The Pearl-Qatar Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Bentley’s Grill – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Biella – Multiple Locations Bistro Bistro – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Bombay Balti – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant -- Souq Waqif Bread and Bagels – Beach Tower/City Center-Doha Bubbles On Two – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Burger Gourmet – Lagoona Mall Burgeri – Aspire Park Burj Al Hamam – The Pearl-Qatar

240 54 117 241, 271 118 119 221 363 192 272 273 242

C California Tortilla – Multiple Locations Capricci – Al Furousiya Street Caramel – City Centre Rotana Doha Carisma – Warwick Doha Hotel Carluccio’s – The Pearl-Qatar/Mall of Qatar Chairmen Hotel Doha Chef’s Garden – Al Shaqab Hotel Chili’s – Multiple Locations Chingari – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Chi’Zen -- Oryx Rotana Doha Choices – Oryx Rotana Doha Chopsticks – Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel Cigar Lounge – Sharq Village & Spa Cinnzeo – Multiple Locations Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Multiple Locations Coffee Time – Multiple Locations Coral – InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences Corniche – Doha Marriott Hotel Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Cucina – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

276 364 365 153 36, 243, 278 80 397 280 120 112 116 156 198 405 366 367 98 86 82 103

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D Dean & David – The Pearl-Qatar Debs W Remman – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar Dunia – Villaggio Mall

398 244 281

E Eataly – Mall of Qatar Eggspectation – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar Elements – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Elite Restaurant – Chairmen Hotel Doha Emirgan Sutis – The Pearl-Qatar, Al Emadi Financial Square Ezdan Hotel

49, 282 245 52, 92 81 246, 283 90

F Fabio’s Pizza – Al Aziziya Farggi – Multiple Locations Fauchon Paris – Multiple Locations Flamingos – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Flor Gelato Italiano – Doha Downtown Hotel Fouj Café – Grand Hamad Street Four Seasons Hotel Doha

284 285 286 137 368 369 52

G German Doner Kebab – The Pearl-Qatar

247

Gerry’s Grill – Barwa City/Al Mirqab Street Ginger Club – Wathnan Mall Gioia Restaurant – Fraser Suites Golden Fusion -- Golden Ocean Hotel Golden Ocean Hotel

287 288 96 97 39

Gordon Ramsay Mediterranean – The St. Regis Doha

143

Grand Gourmet Restaurant – Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel GRK Fresh Greek – The Mall of Qatar

157 45, 289

H Habanos – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

201

Hakkasan – The St. Regis Doha

144

HDC – The Pearl-Qatar

6

Hive Restaurant & Bar -- InterContinental Doha The City

188

Hunter’s Room & Grill – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

149

Hwang – InterContinental Doha The City Hyde Park Coffee Shop – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

100 121

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I IDAM – Museum of Islamic Art

290

Il Teatro – Four Seasons Hotel Doha

93

InterContinental Doha The City Ipanema – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

56 104

Isla Mexican Kitchen -- The Pearl-Qatar Italia Mia -- Souq Waqif

248 223

J Jasmine Thai – Souq Waqif

224, 226

Java u – Doha Downtown Hotel

370

Jazz Club – Oryx Rotana Doha

191

Johnny Rockets – Multiple Locations

291

K k108 Hotel

58

Kababs & Kurries

294

Khan Farouk Tarab Café – Katara

347

Kosebasi

292

L L’Auberge – Warwick Doha Hotel

154

La Brasserie – Mercure Grand Hotel

109

La Casa Twenty Eight – The Pearl-Qatar, Mall of Qatar

249

La Gelateria Fina – Katara

348

La Mer Bistro – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

138

La Piazza – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

228

La Patisserie -- Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

227

La Varenne Brasserie – Tornado Tower

295

La Veranda – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

132

La Villa – Mercure Grand Hotel

110

Latino Steakhouse – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

133

Layali – Salwa Road/Lagoona Mall LeNôtre – Suhaim Bin Hamad Street/Villaggio Mall Le Relais de l’Entrecote – The Pearl-Qatar Liquidity – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Lobby Lounge -- InterContinental Doha The City Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

296 297 250 180 371 372

Lobby Lounge – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

373

Lord of the Wings – The Pearl-Qatar

251

Luxe -- The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

374

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M Mado – Ezdan Mall, The Pearl-Qatar Magnolia Bakery – Dar Al Salam Mall, Ezdan Mall Manhattan – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Maxill Restaurant – Swiss-Belhotel Doha Max’s – Al Sadd Maysoun Mediterranean Bistro – Ain Khaled Meesh Café – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Megu – The Pearl-Qatar Misturado – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park Mix Bar – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Mokarabia – The Pearl-Qatar Moon Deck – Warwick Doha Hotel Mr Taco – Dar Al Salam Mall MRA Bakery, Restaurant & Sweets – Multiple Locations Mykonos – InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences My Sandwich – WOQOD, Al Hilal

300 375 193 136 43, 298 301 399 252 181 206 253 155 406 299 99 407

N Nando’s – Multiple Locations Neo – Salwa Road New York Steakhouse – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Nobu Doha – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Nonna Zanon – The Residence Tower, West Bay

303 304 105 94 305

O Ocean Basket – Mall of Qatar Opal by Gordon Ramsay – The St. Regis Doha Orion – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Oryx Rotana Doha Oyster Bay & Bar -- The St. Regis Doha

306 145 194 114 202

P Palm Garden -- Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Parisa – Sharq Village & Spa Paul -- Multiple locations Picasso’s – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Pier 12 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Pool Café – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Pool Grill – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Porcini – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Prime – InterContinental Doha The City Pure – DoubleTree by Hilton

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376 129, 229 51, 254, 307 122 123 377 95 139 101 183


Q Qatar Flour Mills

8

Q-Lounge – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Qube – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Quick Bites – Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

75 195 378

R Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

60

Raw ME – Industrial Area

400

Riva – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Rodizio – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

76 84

Roger’s Diner – Suhaim bin Hamad Street

308

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Villaggio Mall

309

Rose & Thistle – Horizon Manor Hotel

187

Royal Indian Restaurant – The Mall

310

Royal Tandoor – Multiple Locations

255, 311

Ruby Wu’s – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

124

S Sabah W Masa – Al Hilal/The Pearl-Qatar

312

Sabai Thai – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

152

Saffron Lounge By Vineet – Katara

349

Sakura – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

125

Salsa – Doha Marriott Hotel

87

Sarab Lounge – St. Regis Doha

379

Savor – Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

380

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Seasons Tea Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Doha

151 381

Second Cup – The Pearl-Qatar

256

Shakespeare & Co – Multiple Locations Sharq Village & Spa Shater Abbas – Multiple locations

257 62, 63 313

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Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

196 130

Shiraz Garden – Salwa Road Shisha Terrace – Four Seasons Hotel Doha Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor – Meliá Doha

314 184 108

Sky Lounge – Oryx Rotana Doha

382

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

134, 214

Sports Café – Ezdan Hotel

91, 383

Strata Restaurant & Lounge – InterContinental Doha The City

189

Subway – Multiple Locations

408

Sugar & Spice – Aspire Park

384

Sushi Minto – Multiple Locations Sweet Temptations – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Swiss-Belhotel Doha

315 385 47

T Taj Rasoi – Doha Marriott Hotel

88

Take Away – Multiple Locations

409

Tamarind – Lagoona Mall Tangia Restaurant – Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel Tanzerin Beach Grill -- Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Ted’s -- Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Texas Roadhouse Thai Corner – The Centre/Al Kinana Street Thai Snack – Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street The Anvil Rooms – Tornado Tower The Butcher’s Shop & Grill -- Villagio Mall The Cellar – Oryx Rotana Doha The Club at The St. Regis Doha – The St. Regis Doha

316 158 77 78 317 410 318 319 274 115 203

The Cheesecake Factory -- Mall of Qatar

277

The Dhow -- Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

222

The The The The The The The The

230 321 320 199 126 140 197 185

Drawing Room – Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels French Olive – Suhaim bin Hamad Street Great American Bagel and Bakery Irish Harp – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Italian Job – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Lagoon – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Library – Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Library & Cigar Lounge – Four Seasons Hotel Doha

The Noodle House – Multiple Locations The Old Manor – Mercure Grand Hotel The Pearl Lounge – Doha Marriott Hotel The Raw Bar -- The St. Regis Doha

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258, 322 190 182 146


The Ritz-Carlton, Doha The Rooftop – The St. Regis Doha The Square – InterContinental Doha The City The St. Regis Doha

64 204 102 66

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Torch Tea Garden – The Torch–Doha Trader Vic’s – Hilton Hotel Doha Turkey Central – Al Nasr

148, 150 386 186 323

U UDC

232

Urban Jazz Kitchen – The Pearl-Qatar

259

V Vapiano Restaurant – The Gate Vine Restaurant – The St. Regis Doha Vintage Lounge – The St. Regis Doha

324 147 205

W Wafflemeister -- Lagoona Mall Wafi Gourmet – Landmark Mall Wahm Lounge – W Doha Hotel & Residences West Bay Warwick Doha Hotel Waves Pool Café – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel

325 326 207 68 401 70

Y Yoko Sizzlers – Golden Ocean Hotel Yum Yum – K108 Hotel

327 328

Z Zaatar W Zeit – Souq Waqif Zaffran Café – Commercial Mall, Salwa Road Zafran Indian Bistro – Mall of Qatar Zest Chocolate Cafe – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

231 411 41, 329 79

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