First week of Ramadan is almost done and dusted! How are you fairing? Are you fasting? For those looking for things to do food-wise this weekend I thought I would do a quick wrap-up of options – a Ramadan weekend dining guide of sorts!
As always, call ahead to check timings and availability!
If you want to stay home but dine well: Four Seasons Doha to Go Box
For those wanting to keep it close to home this weekend, the Four Seasons has two options in their to-go box this Ramadan. The international box (they sent me to try this week) includes options such as a veggie lasagna (back by popular demand), seafood chowder and a very tasty shrimp and quinoa salad. The oriental set menu incudes the choice of lamb machboos or a mixed grill for mains plus hold and cold mezze. It’s QR360 per set menu and easily feeds two hungry souls. Order ahead and pick up from he hotel’s entrance.
If you want a chilled family friendly vibe: Mosaic at Mandarin Oriental
I had a little preview of this pre-Ramadan but had a chance to experience on invite it in full this week. Rather than go all out with a tent, they have adapted their all day dining restaurant Mosaic. The assisted buffet includes a raw seafood station (crab legs!), sushi and sashimi made fresh as well as a dumping station, noodle soup and of course, grills. For a sweet treat try their house-made gelato (the Arabic coffee version is the OG). Don’t forget the have a kids area with story telling. It is QR 240 per person for each Iftar and Suhour, including Ramadan beverages. Complimentary for children under 12 years and storytelling adventures access. Iftar: Sunset – 8.30pm and Suhour: 9pm to 2am.
If you want to catch a sunset: Jiwan
For a luxe touch and a fresh look at Qatari cuisine, Jiwan at the National Museum of Qatar has a set menu if QR250, available for the whole table including two mocktails and a hot drink. The menu incudes heir famous harees, wild red snapper with curry and cauliflower and lamb with labne. I have eaten here several times – the flavors are fresh and very unique. The white glove service also a standout and of course, those views of the skyline. Open from sunset.
If you want to do weekend breakfast with friends: The Cellar
A long-time favorite spot of mine at the Hyatt Oryx, throughout Ramadan it is open for breakfast from 630am to 10am with the usual lavish buffet as well as hot dishes. a great spot for a family breaky this weekend. You can find some other options in my recent post. It’s QR120 for adults, QR60 for kids and this includes soft drinks.
If you want great food yet cheap and cheerful: Kopi Cup
I write about the little gem late last year and they have a Ramadan menu with some real Asian comfort food. Congee (rice porridge) for QR10, shakshuka for QR25. I recommend the juicy chicken satay and the soothing Hainan chicken rice both made in-house. Available for delivery on Talabat and Snoonu from 5pm as well as dine in from sunset.
So that’s your Ramadan Weekend Doha Dining Guide 7 to 10 April, 2022. Just a reminder:
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