Four Seasons brunch

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The place is packed, yet service remains attentive and congenial. People’s plates are piled high, but the buffet always looks abundant and inviting. The selection of food itself would appease even the pickiest of gourmands. In essence, it’s a brunch that delivers what one expects of such a highly esteemed brand.

This reviewer is particularly pleased following some less than stellar encounters at the hotel in recent months, but the forces behind Friday brunch evidently do not tolerate such deficiencies. Consequently, one would be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded weekend spot to feast.

For the gilded palate, there’s a cornucopia of lobster legs, peeled jumbo shrimp, oysters and caviar. If the fruits of the sea are not enough, stop by the foie gras counter, where thick slices of the delicacy are pan seared on demand and come with an assortment of carriers and compotes.

Because the setting is the pan-Asian restaurant Nusantao, the cuisine of the continent takes centre stage. Though the sushi and dumplings fail to impress, the vast selection of Indonesian and Thai salads do. Chefs in the show kitchen cook individual bowls of steaming noodles to your fancy.

Servers even bring around dainty portions of dim sum.

The entire set-up is very alluring, but none more so than the crowning glory: dessert.

Don’t miss the chamber laden with cakes and chocolates and cheeses and fruits and fondue – all so delectable one plate cannot possibly suffice.

On top of this, a lively buzz imbues the venue. Kids are given a dedicated atrium to eat and play. If they want fresh air, a bouncy castle has been set up on the lawn. By late afternoon, many families migrate to this area, transformed into a lively picnic of sorts.

The staff gets special commendation for handling the venue with gusto and a certain degree of grace. It appears they’ll accommodate any request, no matter how trying. Even when a neighbouring party of eight asks that every morsel of food be served to the table over the course of four hours, the staff obliges. It’s certainly counter to a buffet concept, but I call this uber-service.

In a way, you get what you pay. This may be one of Doha’s priciest brunches, yet its superior quality justifies the price tag. I’m now eager to return to this weekly affair and a non-brunch meal while hoping for the same kind of excellence.

The bill (for two)
2x weekend brunch (soft drinks package) QR330
Total QR660

By Time Out Doha staff
Time Out Doha,

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  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay, Doha
  • Tel: 4494 8888
  • Travel: Diplomatic Street

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