It’s a mixed weekend of celebration and good eats across Doha as our different communities get ready to celebrate. Turkish Republic Day occurs on the 29th October, whilst Diwali (the Festival of Lights) is set to begin at the end of the month into early November.
We have just seen a successful Filipino Food Fiesta finish at InterContinental Doha The City, and can now welcome the Vietnamese Culture & Cuisine Festival at Shangri-La Doha.
Keep reading for all the latest weekend dining eats!
Where To Eat This Weekend in Doha
MIA Park Bazaar
If you haven’t checked out the infamous MIA Park Bazaar you really are doing yourself a disservice. Known a the ‘modern version of the old souq tradition’ the Bazaar is contemporary variant on Souq Waqif. It’s not just food but you can find some good eats there including cookies, pies and more.
Open officially from 12.00pm until 7.00pm (but the set up starts from 10.00am).
MIA Park Bazaar Tips:
- Popular food stalls sell out their favourites early in the day, so get there early if you are after something specific.
- Make a picnic of it – you should be able to buy mains and desserts at MIA Bazaar. Just bring your own drinks and snacks as it’s always cheaper!
- Don’t expect the same people every week,and don’t expect people to be there for the whole day. So if you see something you like and you’re not going to buy it then and there, be sure to take the name and contact details of the seller!
Elements Restaurant, Four Seasons Doha
There is a new menu at Elements Restaurant – expect an excellent range of Far Eastern dishes prepared with quality ingredients by Chefs in the delightful open kitchen dining room. Chef Ding’s Dims Sum Platter is outstanding, whilst the Ayam Bakar and Tandoori Prawn are dishes that need to be devoured! One to watch!
For more information and bookings call +974 4494 8888 or email [email protected]
Shangtastic Brunch, Shangri-La Doha
‘Tis the seasons to enjoy brunching….tra la la la la! We can’t help but get excited with the many new, vibrant quality brunches in Doha. From this Friday 28th October you can enjoy a mega-brunch across Yabby and Fuego at the Shangri-La. With live cooking and entertainment.
Available from 1.00pm until closing time, Only for adults. Priced QAR 305 (with soft drinks) and QAR 405 (with selected beverages).
P.S. If you are looking for a Saturday Brunch at the Shang check out their Dim Sum Brunch at Shanghai Club priced from QAR 238.
For more information and bookings call +974 4429 5295 or email [email protected].
Doha Gymkhana, Souq Waqif
Celebrate with Doha Gymkhana (check out our review British Raj Dining in the Souq) with a special Diwali menu, including the Gymkhana Kebab Platter.
Available from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016.
For more information and bookings call +974 4038 5328 or email [email protected]
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Azraq restaurant’s Diwali Buffet with selection of Indian dishes. On until 29th October only from 7.00pm until 10.30pm. Priced at QAR 250 per adults; and QSR 150 per child.
For more information and bookings call +974 4040 5050
The View, Doha Marriott
There will be a special one day celebration on Saturday 29th October from 6.00pm for Turkish National Day at The View. Priced at QAR 235 – Turkish Nationals get 25% discount with proof of ID. Please note that guests must be 21 years old and over.
The Doha Marrott’s Executive Sous Chef Erhan Afacan, a Turkish national, will be preparing a special buffet. Dishes include Whole Roasted Lamb with Oriental Rice and Lavash; Lamb Kapsa with Dried Lemons; and Chicken Thigh with Okra and Eggplant.
For bookings and more information call +974 4429 8499.
A’la Turkish Cuisine, The Pearl Qatar
Celebrate with A’la Turkish Cuisine on Saturday 29th October and celebrate Turkish National Day with an all day set menu priced at QAR 99 per adult. It includes green salad, doner cut, and Baklava with unlimited Tea. (Children’s menu priced at QAR 55 with doner sandwich, potato wedges, rice pudding and one complimentary drink).
P.S Until the end of October all Pearl Residents can take advantage of a free Kids Meal (under 12 years old) with every Adult Meal for Lunch or Dinner.
For more information and bookings call +974 4468 5597.
Opal by Gordon Ramsay, St. Regis Doha
Chef Elias at St. Regis Doha have launched their first Raw Bar. With fresh servings of sushi, sashimi, ceviche and more.
For more information and bookings call +974 4446 0105 or email [email protected]
The Lagoon, Ritz Carlton
The Picnic Brunch at The Lagoon promises a picnic sharing style Brunch, with all the necessary elements including checkered tablecloths, cutlery buckets, mason jar cocktails.
As it is also the last Friday of the month you can expect the Brunch to be themed on Super Heroes! With ‘Superman’ and ‘Captain America’ making an appearance, and kids activity area.
For more information and bookings call +974 4484 8512.
Sawa, Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Enjoy the Little League Saturday Brunch which is themed every week for the little ones. This week’s theme is Sports Superstars. From 12.30pm until 4.00pm, with live cooking stations. Priced from QAR 240 pr person (with soft beverages) and QAR 120 for children aged between 6 and 12 years.
For bookings and more information call +974 4035 5011 or email reservations, please contact [email protected]
And as a bonus you need to check out the following events running from next week:
Seasonal Tastes, Westin Doha
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with traditional offerings at Seasonal Tastes extensive Dinner Buffet. Held from 30th Oct to 4th Nov (6.30pm until 11.00pm); priced at QAR150 with soft beverages and QAR250 with select beverages. See the Westin Diwali Dinner Buffet feature for more information.
With curries, rotis, grills, and a variety of desserts including laddoo and kheer. Also has an outdoor terrace in a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a value-for-money buffet this Diwali season this is the one to beat!
For more information and bookings call +974 4492 1555.
P.S. The Luxe Lounge is doing an excellent Indian Afternoon Tea until 4th November. Check out the Qatar Eating feature – Indian Afternoon Tea at Doha’s Luxe Lounge – for an in-depth review. It is served daily after 2.00pm, priced at QAR140 for two persons. Includes choice of drink between Masala Chai or Speciality Teas.
For more information and bookings call +974 4492 1555.
Evergreen Organics, The Pearl Qatar
For those ardent fans of Evergreen’s healthy eats you will be played to know that from Monday they will be open for breakfast – yay! Their wholesome Vegan menu will include Breakfast Chocolate Bowls, Sprouted buckwheat pancakes with organic maple syrup, and homemade granola with homemade almond milk.
Evergreen Organics will open from 7.00am until 10.00pm from Monday 31st October 2016. (Currently they are only open form 5.00pm until 10.00pm).
For more information call +974 4472 0437
Zengo Doha, Kempinski Residences & Suites
Zengo Doha was slated to open this week but the opening was pushed back to 1st November 2016 due to the national mourning period for the late H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani.
(Check out our previous interview from Chef Richard Sandoval where he talks about Isla and Z Lounge by Zengo). Expect flavourful Asian eats, cool decor, and stunning views – Zengo Doha is based on the highest residential building in Doha (61st floor!).
For more information and bookings call +974 4053 3361.
Sridan, Shangri-La Doha
Chef Vu Van Dang will be preparing traditional dishes using the flavours and ingredients of Vietnam. The emphasis on fresh vegetables and herbs has given the cuisine a healthy reputation. Expect to see Pho on the menu!
Priced at QAR109 for Lunch (12.00-3.00pm), and QAR139 for Dinner (6.30-10.30pm). The Vietnamese Menu is a limited promotion available from 30th until 12th November 2016.
For bookings and more information call +974 4429 5295 or email [email protected].