If your Friday plans involving devouring dim sum and savouring sushi, you'll want to head to one of the city's top Asian brunches. We've picked six for you, so get booking.
The Froze Brunch is a mix of Asian and Provence flavours with live entertainment and gorgeous marina views. The backdrop can’t get much better than this and there’s a DJ playing upbeat tracks to keep things lively. The food is top-notch and there’s very little to fault at this brunch.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR495 (selected beverages), QR595 (premium beverages). Fri 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
You’ll get to try an array of street eats from around the world, served to your table on sharing platters. Choose from dishes cooked on hot grills and in tandoors, fresh shellfish specialities, stir-fried Thai favourites, Spanish tapas and tasty vegetarian dishes. And there’s live entertainment, too.
QR225 (soft drinks), QR425 (selected beverages). Fri 12.30pm-11pm (four hours). Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
Hakkasan Doha’s set menu brunch (https://www.timeoutdoha.com/brunch/428465-friday-brunch-at-hakkasan) includes the signature Peking duck and dim sum varieties such as Chilean sea bass siu mai, as well as mains and dessert. The fried dim sums here are a real treat.
QR238 (selected teas), QR308 (soft drinks), QR438 (selected beverages). Fri noon-4pm. The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0170).
Enjoy all chef Nobu's speciality dishes such as black cod and rock shrimp along with some mouthwatering options such as lobster quinoa risotto and wagyu rib eye at this fabulous brunch. There’s an entire section dedicated to oysters, king crab, foie gras and ceviche. And a terrace for sundowners.
QR355 (soft drinks), QR565 (premium beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8888).
Laze all morning and then head out to catch the 2pm to 6pm affair. It’s an á la carte brunch with some brilliant Cantonese signature dishes including the eight treasure chicken broth, butter pepper crispy cod and Sichuan-spiced braised chicken dry noodles among others. The special dim sum delicacies include a Hong Kong-style barbecue chicken bun, purple spicy spring vegetable dumplings and crab meat and seaweed rolls. There’s live jazz entertainment and an after-brunch lounge party.
QR320 (soft drinks), QR420 (special beverages). Fri 2pm-6pm. JW Marriott Marquis, West Bay (4429 5295).
There’s a DJ and a live band sometimes at this lively brunch. You can find the best Asian street food as you stroll through the markets of Southeast Asia. Try everything from dosas and duck to satays and shellfish. And yes, there’s crispy shredded crab rolls, too. Finish off with ice cream rolls, obviously. But there are loads of other options for desserts.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR450 (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).
And if you're still not inspired, check out our ultimate guide to the best brunches in Doha.