I don’t know what it is about Saturdays, but I always manage to get a lot done. Last Saturday is a great example.

I went to the gym, did the grocery shopping, shouted at my father over the phone for a while, lay around in my stretchy pants, marveled at the week of rain in Doha, went to the post office, negotiated the Spratly Islands dispute, nominated for a UN post, wrote a dissertation about Brexit and its effect on my online shopping habits*****…and went to brunch at JW’s Steakhouse at the Doha Marriott.

While Friday brunches are still a thing, Saturday is the new Friday in Doha and more places, like the venerable Marriott, are offering a new, relaxed option, with a la carte menus and a less opulent and OTT vibe.

The team at the Marriott invited me to try their new-ish Saturday brunch. They didn’t have to ask me twice – I love this restaurant. With it’s comfy leather wing-backed chairs and menu with all kinds of comfort food, it’s a great option for my end of town or anyone who likes a good steak.

The brunch itself is an edited version of their greatest hits. All served a la carte when you want it. Three types of egg dishes (including a very decadent sounding dish with poached eggs, smoked salmon and avocado), a raw bar and shellfish option, salads, soups, beef and burgers plus other dishes like a rack of lamb, chicken and of course desserts. All the steak on the menu is US Certified Prime.

An old school prawn cocktail was a refreshing and decadent way to start the meal. the prawns were fat and juicy and not overcooked and the cocktail sauce had just a hint of spice. Served in a martini class with a bed of iceberg lettuce – hello 1970s (in a good way!).

I had similar old school feels for the crab cake. A golf ball sized ball stuffed with juicy freshly picked crab and served with a remoulade.

We moved swiftly to the mains, primarily because I was VERY keen on the burger.but first I made a pit stop and ordered one of my favorite meat dishes – steak tartare. Done well, this is a thing of beauty. Yes, it’s raw meat, but quality of the steak used is the key. This version uses hand cut filet mignon, with a dash of tabasco and caperberries and cornichons on the side. My only quibble is I would have loved to be served this with some crackers or thinly sliced toast.

Then…there was the burger.

Yes, it’s bijoux, bite-sized even. But a lot of flavor in a couple of bites. It’s Angus beef, with an mature cheddar and crispy onions. The sauce is creamy and a little spicy. I may have ordered two. ***Cough* **

We also tried the shrimp cobb salad which was afresh interlude between courses and a very tender filet mignon with a creamy perfectly judged Bernaise.

There are, of course, desserts, but you know me well, and I ordered another burger instead of sweets.

The day we went, the restaurant was heaving – big tables of friends enjoying the food and conversation. But despite the busy dining room, the kitchen handled it well, with a nice amount of time between courses. We were a table of two and found the atmopshere fun and lively and the service excellent.

The brunch runs every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm and is QR390 with a solid selection of wines, beers and cocktails or QR250 with soft drinks.

**The Verdict: This brunch is about fun, food and friends. It’s well executed comfort food and a chance to try one of the city’s most underrated restaurants. This is worth putting on your brunch rotation. **

**Now to the the business end of proceedings – Doha Marriott has offered me a brunch for two for my readers (inclusive of soft drinks) at JW’s Steakhouse.**

All you have to do is follow the instructions below and you could be chowing down on some of the best quality steaks in town:

**Follow me on Twitter (@lifeonthewedge) OR Instagram (@rachelannmorris****Follow Doha Marriott on Instagram (@dohamarriott)****AND answer this question in the comments below: What kind of beef is served at the JW’s Steakhouse**

The competition closes** 5pm on Friday 31 March so act quickly!**

The details:

**JW’s Steakhouse Brunch**

**Every Saturay 12.30pm to 4pm**

**Doha Marriott**

**Ras Abou Aboud St**

**+974-4429 8218**

***Editor’s Note – some of these MAY be exaggerated.**

***Life on the Wedge was a guest of the Doha Marriott for this brunch but I ate two burgers plus all the other things, so this proves the food was good.**

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