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    Where to Find Specialty and Unique Food Shops in Doha

    Need to find that unique ingredient? Or maybe something that reminds you of home or that trip to Italy (when we still could travel!)? There was a time when you had to wait to travel or ask a friend bring in that special vinegar or sauce. Not any more. In some cases you can thank COVID-19 – some suppliers opened their doors to the public during the lockdown. In other cases, specialty food shops across Doha are popping up all over the city offering a range of items and in many cases, home delivery or through Whatsapp. Here’s my a few from my little black book of great food and…

  • Hit List

    October 2020 Dining Hit List – Where to Drink and Eat in Doha this Month

    It’s been a long and hard minute folks but here it is – your October dining hit list – where to drink and eat in Doha this month. From a luxe afternoon tea to fish and chips and also to a place where you can devour dumplings for breakfast – it’s all here! If you are looking for a happy hour to take the edge off the New Normal, check my list of top Doha happy hours here. 1. Afternoon tea at IDAM With arguably one of the most glorious locations for any restaurants in Qatar, IDAM’s afternoon tea is equally a thing of beauty. they have added savory items…

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    5 Doha Happy Hours To Ease You Back into Things

    So here we are folks – the back end of Qatar’s COVID-19 lockdown and we can get out and about – in a safe manner. So where to find a Doha happy hour to ease you back into things? I’ve got you covered! 1. La Mar Sunset Hours With its unbeatable location, sexy interiors and fabulous food, La Mar’s late week Sunset Hours are the perfect way to slide into the weekend. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm the menu includes small plates to share like their famed cebiches, empanadas and causas. Be sure to seek out their seafood laden take on Peruvian pizza. Drinks start from QR45…

  • 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…

  • COVID-19

    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…

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    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…

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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…