Ramadan

Your Doha Ramadan Weekend Food Guide for 21 to 23 April 2022

We’re in the home stretch and Eid is almost in sight! Here’s a wrap of my tried, tested and found to be delicious recommendations – your Doha Ramadan Weekend food guide for 21 to 23 April, 2022.

As always, call ahead to check timings and availability.

Going Greek at Papa Gyros

The little brother of Katara-based Greek restaurant Hellas, Papa Gyros is turning out delicious gyros (from QR18-20) in fluffy Greek-style pita packed with garlicky goodness. Open daily from 5pm, they also offer beef and lamb souvlaki plates with all the fixings and freshly cooked fries dusted in feta cheese for QR14. My tip is order extra garlic mayo. Located at Katara Beach No.5, they are currently open from 5pm and are on the delivery apps.

Old School Ramadan Tent at Dusit Doha

The Dusit was a surprise packet for me this Ramadan. They have gone for the more traditional ballroom-style tent for their first outing, but the range and freshness on offer will tame even the most fussy eaters. I loved the creative sushi, the BBQ meats and I even hit the pasta station.

Usually the salad station is a bit of an afterthought, but here it had meats, cheeses and some fantastic salads. The grill and other hot dishes are set up on set up on their terrace (you can also dine here). At QR220 per head, the selection and quality make this worth a visit (I was invited). FYI their excellent Thai restaurant, Benjarong, is open for dinner in Ramadan.

Coffee and more at Flat White Hilal Branch

Perhaps the OG of specialty coffee in Qatar, Flat White have ventured south in the city and opened a new branch in Al Hilal. Their sixth spot in Doha, the new location is on Rawdat Al Khail street, is spacious and offers the same excellent coffee and unique food menu (their savory brunch menu is *chefs kiss*). They don’t know this yet but I’m moving in after Ramadan.

Splurge on Royal Indian Cuisine at Riyasat Doha

A seriously impressive Indian restaurant at Al Gassar Resort (St Regis), their Ramadan menu features some of their most popular dishes and is QR195 per person (the to-go option is QR195 for two persons). They offer both veg and non-beg menus.

While I haven’t had a chance to get there his Holy Month, I have tried many of the dishes on the menu (both as a guest of the restaurant and as a paying diner) including the richly spiced mardana murgh which is a tandoor style chicken bathed in a saffron cream sauce; the craveable samosa chaat and the tandoori prawns with Kashmiri chilis. This place is easily one of my top top five restaurants in Doha right now.

So there it is – your Doha Ramadan food guide for this weekend – for other posts and dining options for all budgets:

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