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    Mid-Year Report Card 2022 – The Qatar Dining Scene

    Summer beckons, kids are graduating, and for many vacations await so this means it’s time for my Mid-Year Report Card 2022 – The Qatar Dining Scene. For those new here, the Mid-Year Report card is my annual check-in about the the Qatar dining scene – what’s great, what’s leaving us a little cold, like the AC in malls. It’s also a chance to look ahead to what’s happening and what we can look forward to. What I’m Loving New Coffee Spots! Juan Valdez at Katara and the soon to open Toby’s Estate are great examples of the move away from the fancy coffee we’ve seen pop up around town in…

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    Your June 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Qatar this Month

    And so foodies, we find ourselves at the half way point of their weird and sometimes wonderful year. This means it’s time for your June 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to eat and drink in Qatar this month and let me tell you – there are options for all budgets and moods: The Frying Scotsman We’ve been waiting an eternity for this fun single concept place to reopen at the Radisson Blu. It’s benefitted from a pared down menu and a focus on what it does best – fish and chips. While they have cod (QR110) and haddock (QR95) on the menu, I loved the fresh hammour (QR100).…

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    Your May 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Qatar this Month

    Hello May! You’re here and looking glorious. And with Ramadan behind us, the Summer stretching ahead, it’s time to explore some of the ever-expanding options around Doha this month. A new Aussie bar, revisiting a couple of old favorites and a shiny and fun Teppanyaki joint – something for everyone. So here is your May 2022 Doha dining hit list – the best places to eat and drink around town this month. Read to the end for some upcoming events and openings to take note of. Isaan Friday Brunch I tried to remember the last time I ate at Isaan and let me just say, it has been some time.…

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    Your March 2022 hit list: Where to eat and drink in Doha

    The last couple of months has flown by and frankly, I wasn’t prepared. But the Good Ship Life on the Wedge has been righted and all is OK in the world. There is a LOT of love about Doha’s dining scene right now – new openings, new menus and a lot of energy. Stay tuned until the end for upcoming openings and a special offer. So, here it is, your March 2022 hit list: where to eat and drink in Doha this month: Satsuma I need to listen to my friends more. When a good friend messaged me about a new place offering unlimited dumplings for QR99 every Thursday, I…

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    Five Places to Eat Out in Doha from 28 May

    Deja vu – seems like it was just last week when we had this discussion. I know you all have your own places you are planning to hit, but here are the places I can’t wait to eat out at when 28 May comes around. Five five star hotels were allowed to open their restaurants for in-house guests as a way to test their processes before the big opening. But for 28 May, phase one (at this stage) will mean: Outdoor dining is allowed at 30% capacity for all restaurants, and 30% indoor (for vaccinated clients only) capacity for restaurants that are part of the Qatar Clean program Maintain shopping…

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    Your February 2021 Doha Dining Hit List – Best Places to Eat and Drink this Month

    February is here and it feels like Winter never really happened? Your February Doha Dining Hit List is here and I feel we all need to make the most of the few cooler days we have left! And honestly, it feels a little like deja vu as we see our COVID-19 case numbers rising. So with this list comes some words of caution – wear your mask. Practice social distancing. Be sensible! Here are my recommendations for where to eat and drink in Doha this February: 1. The Cellar It’s been a long 10 months but The Cellar at the newly rebranded Hyatt Regency Oryx is back open and serving…

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    Your December 2020 Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink this Month

    We made it to December. Really. We did! Who would have known this year would have all the twists and turns that it did? But after a short break I’m back with your December Doha Dining hit list – where to eat and drink this month. From beautifully presented Indian cuisine to elevated comfort food, I have it all here: 1. CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Mondrian Doha This restaurant has really come into its own since it reopened after the lockdown. The menu has ditched its steakhouse pretensions allowing chef Justin Yu to broaden its appeal and serve thoughtful, well executed American comfort food. Steaks and seafood are still…

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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…

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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…