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  • 10 Places to Dine in Doha When the COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted on 1 July
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    UPDATED: 10 Places to Dine in Doha When the COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted on 1 July

    Let’s be honest. There is only so much banana bread, sourdough starter and dalgona coffee one person can handle in a lifetime. It has been a long three months but things are finally starting to open up. As part of its four phase plan, to return us to some sense of normality, restaurants will be able to open on 1 July with heavy restrictions. I’ve spent a lot of time speaking to all of the big players, and some small businesses about their plans. What is clear is that a lot remains up in the air – it’s not as easy as flipping a switch and many new measures need…

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    What Will Doha’s Dining Scene Look Like Post-COVID-19?

    We all joke about rushing the barricades and beating down the doors of our favorite cafes and restaurants (after the beauty salons of course) when they finally reopen. But what will Doha’s dining scene look like after the dust settles? As we begin to eat out again when restaurants reopen, the question will be less about the food, and more so about what steps the restaurant has taken to ensure the health and safety of diners. One thing is certain, it won’t be the same. But how will it have changed? 1. Fewer outlets The sad reality is, many smaller (and maybe some bigger players) won’t be able to survive…

  • COVID-19,  Home Delivery

    Five Independent Doha Restaurants Doing Home Delivery

    This post is dedicated to the independent Doha restaurants and cafes who are still putting together out the great food and keeping us fed and watered. It seems like we have been doing this self isolation thing a very long time. And perhaps we have. There is no denying times are tough for many and the hospitality industry has been doing it tougher than most. In my view the businesses in this post serve great food as well as importantly follow infection control measures. And with working long hours in the office(well for me anyway) all of them have also been a lifesaver. So for when you just can’t make…

  • 11 Great Doha Home Delivery Restaurants to Ride Out COVID-19
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    12 Great Doha Home Delivery Restaurants to Ride Out Your COVID-19 Self Isolation

    And so it has happened – COVID-19 has us well and truly in its feverish grip. In Doha, we have been advised to stay indoors, avoid gatherings. Restaurants and cafes have been closed for dining in but are offering delivery and takeaway – perfect for those moments when you can’t face opening another can from the pantry. Food and beverage outlets in this city have had to move fast and adapt to the changes. Expect to see some closures (temporary) or some moving to delivery only. And times are tough for our friends in the food industry so please show them some love. a word of warning – all of…

  • Morimoto where to eat and drink in doha this march
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    Your March Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink this Month

    Whoaaa! I just blinked and suddenly it’s March – how did that happen? Talk about March Madness! Luckily Doha is awash with new places and new offers to make this March memorable – from steak and sushi to new breakfast spots and more. Here is your March dining hit list – where to eat and drink in Doha this month: Steak and Sushi at Morimoto I’m still trying to wrap my head around this Sunday night deal at Morimoto. Five courses including a huge sushi platter (with a selection of maki rolls and sashimi) and a buttery wagyu fillet (with umami bomb wasabi fries) as well as a big bowl…

  • Seven Foodie Hotspots to Try in Doha's Msheireb Downtown Area
    Msheireb Downtown Doha

    Seven Foodie Hot Spots to Try in Doha’s Msheireb Downtown Area

    It’s been a long time coming, but the rebuilt Msheireb Downtown area is becoming one of Doha’s foodie newest hot spots. For the uninitiated, Msheireb is located next to Souq Waqif and is the historical heart of Qatar’s capital, Doha. It’s been the subject of a billion dollar residential, cultural and commercial redevelopment and has emerged as a fully formed destination.While it’s still a work in progress, whether you are a local or on a stopover in Doha, there is already a real foodie buzz and is worth exploring. But where to go first? Here’s my take on where foodies should be heading in Msheireb Downtown. Rusk An artisnal bakery,…

  • Life on the Wedge Your February Hit List - Where to Eat and Drink in Doha this Month
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    Your February Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Doha this Month

    And here we are – my inaugural 2020 Hitlist – where to eat and drink in Doha in February. After the longest January in the history of Januarys, there is a lot to be excited about! New happy hours, new restaurants and a couple of surprises – here is the list you have been waiting for… La Bodega Negra Hot off the plane from London’s Soho, this Mexican joint has won me over with its atmosphere and well executed food. It’s located adjacent to the less than swoonworthy HuQQA at the St Regis Doha. When I say this place is about the “vibe”, I mean it. The bar area is…

  • Restaurant Review

    HUQQA, Line and Sinker – A Review of Doha’s Newest Turkish Restaurant

    Ever has that feeling KNOW you are getting taken for an expensive ride…that feeling when the experience is so swift and so practiced that you have to sit back and just admire the AUDACITY. That folks, is what it is like to eat at HUQQA The overall experience is so pleasant and the food is so tasty that you kind of just throw up your hands (or in this case your wallet) and say…I give up. Just take it. Take my money. I had that exact feeling when I realized we were paying QR168 for a dish called Sac Kavarna. You heard me. QR168. For a dish of admittedly beautifully…

  • Your October Hit List - Where to Eat and Drink in Doha This Month
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    The Best Doha Restaurant Dishes of 2019

    Compiling this list of best Doha restaurant dishes of 2019 was no easy feat. I ate widely and well this year. Fact is, 2019 was possibly one of the most interesting dining years I have had in all my time in Doha. New restaurants. New dishes and menus. Established places trying different things and pushing the boat out…. The Good There was genuinely a lot to love about the food scene this year – the opening of Qatar’s first Scandinavian restaurant Snoull, the quiet rise of the restaurants at the Mandarin Oriental, new homegrown concepts like Boho Social and BAO Doha taking risks and putting themselves out there. And the…

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    Your December Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink (and be merry) in Doha this Month

    And just like that, it’s December and we’re staring down the barrel of the festive season! While this month may be all about Christmas, there are others like Marhaba Qatar who do full round -ups of what’s on offer. My list is more about where to eat, drink and be a little merry in Doha this December… Torba Farmer’s Market The new season of the Farmer’s Market at Qatar Foundation has really impressed me. They have been a little more selective about their stallholders this year and there is now a new emphasis on food – eat in and to go. Favorites include Fresh Doha and their vegan bowls, BAO…