Restaurants

Top Choice Arabic 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 Moroccan in Doha

Argan

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

IDAM

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…
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…
Mediterranean in Doha

Gordon Ramsay Doha

Gordon Ramsay brings his star appeal to Doha's St Regis Hotel, north of the city centre. The main restaurant concentrates on the best in Sardinian, Spanish and southern French cooking and then takes it all in unexpe…
Syrian in Doha

Damasca One

Stepping across the threshold of this expansive place is like entering the lost culinary world of Damascus. Sheeshas outside, and within everything from Arabic breakfasts to the subtle flavours of paprika-inflected …
Egyptian in Doha

Khan Farouk Tarab Cafe

So powerful is the sense of Old Cairo here that you half expect to find Naguib Mahfouz writing his novel at a corner table. Instead, there's live traditional Egyptian tarab music in the evenings and a menu brimming …
Seafood in Doha

L'Wzaar

There's a separate fish-and-chip shop in this glamorous, choose-your-own-fish restaurant. Just back from the beach in the cultural village of Katara, it gives a rare opportunity to mingle with Qatari families and sa…
Italian in Doha

Café-Tasse

If you’ve reached the limit of your fascination for Middle Eastern food, one venue worth singling out is this Italian-style place, offering all-day dining of pasta, salads and snacks. A quick bite generally turns in…
Middle Eastern in Doha

Al-Sayyad

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…