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    Doha Hit List February 2023 – New, hot and just reviewed restaurants, bars and offers

    Longest. January. Ever. But February is here and it’s time for my Doha 2023 hit list – new, hot and just reviewed restaurants and bars and of course, offers. Friday Brunch at Alba by Enrico Crippa The Raffles Doha is a stunning hotel and this restaurant, with its cool and subdued interiors is quite something. Their Friday brunch is a great way to try the menu, developed by the Michelin star Italian legend Enrico Crippa. Their set menu Friday brunch is the antidote to crazy party brunches. Start with a lethal Aperol spritz or Prosecco if you prefer and sit back and enjoy. From pillows of pasta nestled in a…

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    Doha Hit List January 2023: Hot, new and just reviewed restaurants, bars and offers

    Hello? 2023? Is that really you? All shiny, bright and full of promise! To kick the year off in the right way, here is your Doha Hit List January 2023: Hot, new and just reviewed restaurants, bars and offers to check out NOW: Hanok Korean/Japanese Restaurant If you haven’t wandered around the area behind the National Museum of Qatar, do yourself a favor and go. So many new eateries and cafes have popped up, including Hanok. Their menu includes Seiromushi, the Japanese method of steam cooking in which food is steamed on bamboo trays table side. Anyone familiar with K Dramas will have seen this technique. We ordered the set…

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    Best Restaurant Dishes in Qatar for 2022

    It’s been the best of times… it was…actually it was a pretty incredible year. And the food scene in Qatar was as vibrant as ever – dozens of new openings, new hotels, new cuisines. So selecting my best restaurant dishes in Qatar for 2022 was actually tougher than I expected. But needs must….here is my list of best Qatar restaurant dishes of 2022 in no particular order… Malaysian butter chicken at Mama Rozie This dish started as a one-off and grew to be a phenomenon. More creamy than the usual butter chicken we know, it’s the perfect comfort food. The chicken is fried before adding to the sauce. You can…

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    The 7 Best Game Day Eats in Qatar During FIFA World Cup 2022

    So, you’ve got your tickets sorted, your Hayya Card is fired up – what are the best game day eats in Doha During FIFA World Cup 2022? I’ve tried to give fans and foodies a range of options across the city and also placed them in their proximity to the nearest stadium… A few words of advice! Be sure to book ahead, reservations for bars and restaurants at hotels are essential at the moment and bring your ID. Also, try to get out and about to enjoy Qatar’s lively food scene. Enjoy! The burgers at The Score This spacious and well appointed West Bay sports bar at the Pullman is…

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    Five Delicious Things to Do When Visiting Doha

    Doha, Qatar isn’t just about FIFA football these days. There is of course the museums and galleries, the desert and, a thriving restaurant and cafe scene. You can dine around the world in a day but there are a few foodie goals you should be kicking while here. So here are five delicious foodie things to do when visiting Doha: 1. Take a Wander Around Souq Waqif From the main drag full of cafes, restaurants and outdoor seating for people watching to the winding alleys of the covered souq lined with spice shops and other goodies, this should be your first stop. Must visit foodie spots include the cheap as…

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    Curious About Curiosa – Exclusive Interview with Jean-Georges and a sneak peek at his new restaurant at the Four Seasons Doha

    No stranger to Doha’s dining scene, Jean-Georges Vongerichten this week opens Curiosa at the Four Seasons Doha. I had the chance to meet the legendary chef and get a little sneak peek at his new restaurant. Just weeks after opening the multi cuisine concept of Tin Building in New York, Curiosa is the acclaimed chef’s latest foray in Qatar. A laid back Latin cuisine concept, located in the space that used to house the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Curiosa opens just in time for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The hacienda-style venue being helmed by Edgar Hurtado formerly of IKA and Toro Toro – a chef with his own fan base…

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    Doha hit list October 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed restaurants and offers to check out, right now

    We are literally counting the days now until the kick off of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and honestly I can’t wait. Here is my freshly pressed Doha hit list for October 2022 – what’s hot, new and just reviewed restaurants and offers you need to check out now. Scroll to the end for what to look forward to in coming weeks. Tex Mex Classics are back at Paloma Doha Paloma has something for everyone – a menu of fun and fresh Tex Mex classics, margaritas the size of your head and even a live band. After closing for two years thanks to COVID-19, it’s back just in time for…

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    Doha hit list September 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed restaurants and offers to check out, right now

    Ahhh September, my favorite month! We’re emerging from Summer and on the gentle slope to the end of the year. OK, with the World Cup, maybe not so gentle. Soooo…expect a frantic two months on the dining scene with a slew of new openings and announcements. But, for now, I have you covered. This is your Doha hit list September 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed places and offers to check out, right now… Pan-Asian flair at Saturday Brunch at Satsuma What a gem this place is. Lurking inside the Magnum Hotel and Suites, Satsuma has a kitchen team that knows their way around the Pan Asian classics. I checked out…

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    Doha hit list August 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed places and offers to check out, right now

    Hot and new venues in Doha, Qatar to add to your must-visit list, plus some places to add to your must-revisit list. European comfort food, tapas for days and even a gin tasting class. These are my top picks for you this August. Polish comfort food at Polka Food from eastern European is still having an extended minute in Qatar and I am here for it. Polka is a cute as a button spot in Madinat Khalifah that is serving up Polish dumplings and other comfort food. Believe me, the Polish version of a pizza, a late night post party snack involving a baguette piled with meats and cheeses and…

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    So Hot Right Now – Your Essential Guide to the Best Hot Pots in Doha

    It’s a fact – hot pots are so hot right now in Doha right now. They seem to be popping up all over the city, fueled by our enduring love of Asian food. Hot pots are the perfect food for a group of family or frinds – it’s interactive and everyone gets what they want. Before I delve into the best hot pots in Doha, some history and how to hot pot… Hot Pot History The concept of Chinese Hot pot is believed to date back more than 1000 years to the dining practices of Mongolian horsemen. Legend has it that the when they weren’t galloping across the steppe, Mongols…