Doha Valentine's Day 2016

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Four-course set menus, petit viennoiseries and stunning sea views are just a few of the highlights Doha’s venues are offering the island’s spouses for Valentine’s Day. We’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow ourselves and so we bring you the ultimate guide to island romance. Get ready to swoon.

Beach gazebo
Go seriously fancy and book a private beach gazebo at Marsa Malaz Kempinski and dine on a five-course set menu, served by your personal butler for QR3,000.
Call 4035 5011.

Al Dana
This Time Out Doha award-winning seafood venue boasts beautiful dishes cooked using classic European techniques, as well as a fresh fish market display where you can choose your catch. A romantic four-course dinner for two is being served, alongside stunning sea views.
QR340 (food and one beverage). Sunday February 14, 6.30pm-11pm. Sharq Village & Spa, Ras Abu Abboud (4425 6666).

Al Wanis
Selling point: A private majlis
Book your own private majlis seating area for you and your loved one and enjoy a sharing dinner experience and one beverage under the stars at the terrace spot.
QR 2,000 per couple (Includes food, non-alcoholic drinks, Shisha, transportation to and from home and give away present plus special set up). Sunday February 14, 5.30pm-11pm. Sharq Village & Spa, Ras Abu Abboud (4425 6666).

Aroma
The Kempinski’s European restaurant is known for hosting regular chef’s tables and lavish dinner affairs and this Valentine’s Day is no exception. Indulge in a four-course menu while the talent Kéyali Mayaga entertains with her powerful voice, emphasising the
romantic setting.
QR415 per couple (food only), QR695 per couple (with one beverage, romantic table decorations and a surprise for your loved one). Sunday February 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3325).

Bab Al Baher
Selling point: A private cabana
Book yourself a private cabana on the beach at the Hilton Doha where a backdrop of a bonfire and the Arabian Gulf lends a romantic atmosphere. A three-course set menu of international cuisine is being served for you to enjoy, just the two of you.
QR1,000 per couple (food only). Sunday February 14, 7pm-midnight. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3447).

Elements
Selling point: The outdoor terrace
A whopping seven courses per couple is being served during Valentine’s Day evening at this newly revamped Asian restaurant. We suggest you book a table on the outdoor terrace right now, as those seats are bound to go quickly. Have you seen that view?
QR600 (food and soft drinks), QR990 (with house beverages). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11pm. Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

El Faro

It’s Dia de San Valentin, as they say in Spanish, at funky tapas spot El Faro. It’s dimly lit to set the mood and a live band entertains while you feast on five courses of authentic dishes. Ladies will also leave with a rose.
QR990 per couple (food and soft drinks), QR1,400 (with house beverages). Sunday February 14, 7pm-midnight. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5011).

Fish Market
Selling point: Ocean views
The award-winning, ocean-facing seafood restaurant is where you go for fresh fish cooked how you like. On Valentine’s Day they’re serving a four-course menu where everyone has their own individual barbecue, plus a glass of one sparkling mixed beverage.
QR350 (food and one beverage). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Il Teatro
This sophisticated Italian venue offers a beautiful setting for a romantic evening out. This month, Chef Marco Arlotti and his team have created a lavish five-course set menu that’s set to blow your socks off with all those high quality ingredients and complex flavours.
QR640 per couple (food and two beverages), QR960 per couple (with one bottle of Italian bubbly). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11pm. Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Isaan
With beautiful fragrances, a comfortable setting and plenty of exotic flavours, Isaan is a great choice for a romantic evening. And they’re serving a special set menu for the occasion prepared by Chef Sompon Sintawee full of Thai classics.
QR320 (food only). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11.30pm. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1250).

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha

Selling point: Live jazz performances
Gaze through the panoramic windows to the Arabian Gulf beyond while jazz musicians from New York entertain on-stage. A three-course set menu of New Orleans inspired soul food can also be savoured, as well as a special selection of discounted bubbly.
QR320 (food only). Sunday February 14, 7pm-1am (music starts at 8pm). The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Jazz Club
An amuse bouche of beetroot parfait with flavoured goat’s cheese is the first dish you’ll taste from the special four-course menu at Jazz Club this Valentine’s Day. Other items such as seared sea scallops, a duo of grilled lamb chops and a creamy strawberry risotto also make an appearance. The resident band is providing the smooth tunes to set the scene.
QR285 (food only). Sunday February 14, 7pm-midnight. Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

La Veranda

Selling point: Sea views
Perch yourself on the veranda at La Veranda where there are beautiful views of West Bay to enjoy, as well as an authentic Italian dinner from the set menu.
QR490 per couple (food and soft drinks), QR780 per couple (food and one bottle of bubbly). Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).

Market by Jean-Georges

A past recipient of our prestigious Restaurant of the Year award, Market by Jean-Georges offers an outstanding dining experience any time of day or night. This Valentine’s Day, however, expect a candlelit meal in the contemporary surrounds to a backdrop of live jazz tunes. There’s a set menu and a glass of bubbly to enjoy.
QR295 (food and one glass of bubbly). Sunday February 14, 6pm-11pm. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5000).

Meliá Doha
Selling point: Free gifts for couples
Spanish outlet Aceite has a special promotional menu available, while notable Indian spot Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor is offering a five-course set menu of their delicious, authentic dishes. Both venues will be lit by candles and every lady gets a red rose. A small heart-shaped cake is being served to each couple, too.
Aceite: QR210 (food and house beverages); Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor: QR240 (food and house beverages). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11pm. Meliá Doha, West Bay (4019 9999).

Mykonos
The casual, poolside Greek dining spot Mykonos is serving plates of mezze, followed by an authentic main course and dessert to share (Lady and The Tramp style) while the noted Bouzouki players provide traditional live entertainment.
QR325 (food and one beverage). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Nobu
Selling point: The stunning venue
The world’s largest Nobu is hosting its very first Valentine’s Day and they’re going all-out with an extravagant six-course menu of mouth-watering signature dishes. It’s the perfect place to make this night into something particularly special.
QR550 (food only). Sunday February 14, 6.30pm-11pm. Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Olive Oil
Selling point: Brand new venue
Add this fresh West Bay venue to your must-visit list, as it serves international favourites in a cosy atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For their first ever Valentine’s Day, the team is hosting an evening seafood buffet complete with fresh oysters, scallops and whole poached salmon, as well as plenty of indulgent desserts.
QR235 (food and soft drinks). Sunday February 14, 7.30pm-11pm. City Centre Rotana, West Bay (4445 8888).

Opal by Gordon Ramsay

Rose petals are strewn across your table as you dine on a three-course meal of Gordon Ramsay classics by candlelight at this contemporary British restaurant. Pick a spot on the beautiful outdoor terrace.
QR325 (food only), QR575 (food, house beverages, rose petals and candles). Sunday February 14, 6pm-11pm. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Paloma
Selling point: Down-to-earth vibes
If you and your loved ones are the more casual types, then Paloma is a good shout for Valentine’s Day. The lively restaurant-cum-bar is serving up a four-course set menu of Chef Salvador’s Tex-Mex classics while the resident band performs live so you can dance the night away later on.
QR325 (food and one Mexican mixed beverage). Sunday February 14, 7pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Pool Grill
Selling point: Dinner under the stars
What’s more romantic than a lovely three-course dinner, enjoyed on the beach and under the stars? The Pool Grill team from Four Seasons offers a relaxing sanctuary this Valentine’s Day for couples seeking a rather unique and luxurious affair.
QR5,000 per couple (food only). Sunday February 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Prime
Sharing is caring tonight at Prime steakhouse, where a four-course French-inspired menu has been prepared for him and her to share. Tuck in and savour the modern vibes and your complimentary welcome beverages.
QR499 (food and one beverage). Sunday February 14, 6pm-11pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

Seasons Tea Lounge
Selling point: A daytime affair
Perhaps you’re not dinner people? Or maybe you already have plans to pop on a rom-com and enjoy a slap-up dinner at home. Then this afternoon tea offers the answer to making a deal out of Valentine’s Day without imposing on your cosy evening in. A sumptuous selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and scones with a twist have been prepared with love.
QR195 (food and one beverage). Sunday February 14 – Saturday 20, 3pm-6.30pm. Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Spice Market

The wildly popular Asian fusion restaurant has compiled signature dishes onto one set menu for you and your loved one to enjoy in the funky venue. While you dine, DJ Sailor Gee is also mixing it up on the decks. It promises to be casual, yet fun, affair.
QR280 (food and selected beverages). Sunday February 14, 6pm-11pm. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5000).

Sufra
This vibrant Levantine restaurant is serving up a five-course menu of traditional sharing dishes. The beautiful venue and lovely outdoor seating section are perfect for the occasion.
QR1,100 per couple (food and a special mocktail). Sunday February 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5011).

The Square
Selling point: The photo booth
This all-day dining spot, which is based around a four corners, four cuisines concept (hence the name), is putting on a lavish international buffet spread filled with romantic touches and culinary passion. Make sure you pop into the photo booth and snap a selfie with your significant other. Alternatively, book a private terrace dinner on the 45th floor with your own butler, personalised four-course menu and selected beverages.
QR255 (food and soft drinks), QR355 (with selected house beverages), QR3,000 per couple (private terrace). Sunday February 14, 6pm-10.30pm (The Square); 6pm and 9.30pm (45th floor). InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

By Time Out Doha staff
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