Where to mark the date, whether you're North American or not
Time Out Doha staff
October 30, 2013 8:18 AM
Everybody gather round the table for your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie to give thanks. Whether you’re North American or not, this is a fun and delicious tradition to celebrate in Qatar this year. Here’s what you could be doing...
The lowdown What? Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday primarily celebrated in North America. Families dedicate this day to giving thanks for the harvest and for the previous year. When? November 28 (American)
Aramede Enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner buffet with traditional favourites and live entertainment. It’s QR170 for adults with soft drinks or QR299 with unlimited house beverages. Kids between six and 12 go for QR85 while children under six dine free. Head over any time from 6pm onwards. Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park (4408 7777).
Il Teatro A buffet spread with all the trimmings, and of course turkey, is waiting for hungry mouths at upmarket Italian spot Il Teatro. Feast with family and friends from 7pm to 11.30pm for QR260 with soft drinks or QR380 with selections of vino. Four Seasons (4494 8888).
The Grill A special themed brunch is being hosted from 12.30pm until 4pm. Tuck into traditional favourites and get the chance to win a free night all-inclusive stay at the hotel over New Year. It’s QR280 with soft drinks or QR395 for unlimited special beverages. In the evening there is a special set menu on offer, which has been specially prepared by executive chef Jean-Christoph, here and at Mediterranean spot Rocca. Grand Hyatt (7021 8093).
Mawasem A traditional Thanksgiving buffet on November 29 is presented at this beachfront all day dining spot. Enjoy it with family and friends from 12.30pm to 3.30pn to a backdrop of live music. Kids are also kept entertained with activities at Kidz Paradise. It’s QR250 with soft drinks, QR360 with unlimited house beverages, kids aged seven to 12 get a half price discount and children under six eat free. Hilton Doha (4423 3333).
Choices This popular all-day dining spot has gone for a seafood theme this Thanksgiving with a seasonal spread of fresh fish, made to order hot dishes, salads and pastas, as well as the all-important carving stations with the trimmings. Of course, they haven’t forgotten desserts, which there will be plenty of. Oryx Rotana (4402 3333).
Al Dana This beautiful seafood restaurant, with a fabulous al fresco dining section, is hosting a grand family affair with roast turkey, all the trimmings and some pumpkin pie. Get a four-course set menu for QR280 from 6.30pm-11pm. Sharq Village & Spa (4425 6999).
Restaurant Gallery Celebrate with all your friends and family by diving into a lavish buffet in the Doha Marriott’s notable Restaurant Gallery. It features traditional turkey dishes, seasonal favourites and a lovely, warm atmosphere. Enjoy all of this with a regular package for QR225 or a bubbly package for QR320 from 6.30pm-11.30pm. Doha Marriott (4429 8499).
The Lagoon Express gratitude in a setting where family gatherings are common and delicious food is at hand. Enjoy turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie alongside more Thanksgiving barbeque items from 6.30pm-10.30pm. It’s QR240 per portion including soft drinks, QR315 with bubbly and QR120 for kids aged four to 12. Kids under four can dine free. Ritz-Carlton (4484 8512).
La Mer A beautiful tasting menu designed by Chef Ricardo Acquista is available from 7.30pm to 11pm to enjoy with your loved ones. Experience six sumptuous courses for QR400 or add vino pairing for QR700 overall. Ritz-Carlton (4484 8506).
Market by Jean-Georges Dine in style this Thanksgiving at Time Out Doha’s Restaurant of the Year, contemporary European spot Market by Jean-Georges, with a special set menu priced at QR280 per person. W Doha (4453 5135).
Astor Grill A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a modern Astor Grill twist is bound to impress your loved ones so why not take them here? It’s QR350 for four courses or QR550 with the vino selection from 7pm to 11pm. The St Regis (4446 0106).