Top Choice Qatari in Doha

Al-Tawash Restaurant

In the heart of Souq Waqif, this beautifully resurrected Qatari building (on the corner of the main thoroughfare and the lane leading to the car park) is an atmospheric venue for sampling traditional Qatari fare. Se…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Doha

Bandar Aden

This market institution is a fabulous place to eat. Its traditional Yemeni cooking draws a predominantly local crowd, who just love to sit on the carpeted floor (shoes off, please) and share a great mound of rice an…
Top Choice Moroccan in Doha


One of the premier dining experiences in the souq and removed from the main restaurant strip, Argan serves excellent Moroccan cooking in a classy setting. The seafood tajine is spectacular and the couscous outstandi…
Top Choice French in Doha


From the Alain Ducasse stable, the restaurant that crowns the Museum of Islamic Art is one of Doha's best. Try the whole blue lobster, or the tender camel with duck foie gras, black truffle and soufléed potatoes. Al…
Middle Eastern in Doha


Al-Sayyad is worth visiting just for a walk through the jewel-like Diplomatic Club, with its inlaid furniture and strawberry-coloured carpets. With views of the West Bay high-rises on one side and the Pearl on the o…
International in Doha


Boasting great views of the city and the sea, this sophisticated restaurant, with its bedevilling Arabic music, is a local favourite. Apart from its nightly à la carte menu, it also offers a Mediterranean Brunch on …
Cafe in Doha

Batteel Café

With a range of delicious freshly baked pastries, homemade ice creams and sorbets, and some innovative sandwiches, this cafe, set in a traditional Qatari house with Arabic cushions and barasti (palm-leaf) ceilings, …
Bakery in Doha

Eli France

One of the best bakeries in town, Eli France is next to the Ramada Junction on Salwa Rd; it also has a branch in the City Center-Doha.
Desserts in Doha

LeNôtre Paris

Think chrome and blue-glass in this hip coffee shop that attracts busy professionals and be-seen sushi-eaters alike. If chocolate is your thing, there's plenty of wickedness in the designer desserts.
Seafood in Doha

Fish Market

Visit the Fish Market and pick the fish you fancy from the display and tell the chef how you'd like it cooked. With a resident belly dancer and skipping lanterns, count on an evening of entertainment as well as exce…