One of Doha’s most Instagrammable restaurants, Boho Social has excellent fusion food, seriously stunning views and desserts
to die for.
Katara Cultural Village (7765 5285).
Time Out Doha’s long-standing Best Chinese Restaurant does the city’s best Cantonese dishes. If we were you, we’d get two orders of the fried dim sum. Okay, three. It’s perfect for a special occasion, like having visitors in town.
The St. Regis Doha, West Bay (4446 0170).
Indego by Vineet
Indego by celebrity chef Vineet Bhatia is set over three levels and it’s absolutely stunning. The biggest reason to go here is the panoramic views from the 41st and 42nd floors. We like the upper level as it features a more vibrant and cultural Alice in Wonderlan-meets-Mumbai theme. And, of course, there’s some brilliant Indian fusion food.
Abraj Tower 1, The Pearl-Qatar (4417 7022).
IDAM by Alain Ducasse at Museum of Islamic Art always impresses us, but now we’re moving our attention to the brand-new Jiwan by Alain Ducasse. The location is unrivalled and the restaurant is beautifully designed in a theme inspired by the sands and the sea. It’s at the National Museum of Qatar, so that’s two birds with one stone.
National Museum of Qatar (4452 5555).
La Bodega Negra
This brand-new Mexican spot has taken Doha by storm with its excellent food, efficient service, striking hacienda-style décor and upscale crowds. The outdoors are as beautiful as the indoors and it’s definitely a venue that will show your visitors how advanced the dining scene in Doha is.
The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4424 4871).
You won’t get too many opportunities to dine at one of Peruvian celebrity chef Gastón Acurio’s restaurants. La Mar is an upscale casual dining spot and it offers an eclectic menu of Peruvian gastronomy.
Offering a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, you’ll enjoy all the signature ceviches and tiraditos. There are grills and plenty of meat-based dishes. The whole space is incredible and if you’re dining on the beachfront, we guarantee you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of Doha for a few hours.
InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).
Mostly for the bragging rights but also for the brilliant meats, this Turkish steakhouse is a must visit if you’re in Doha. It’s definitely pricey, but remember you’re also paying for the gimmicks and for all the social media goodwill.
Sheraton Grand Doha, West Bay (4485 3000).
There isn’t a livelier spot in Doha on most days. The pan-Asian food here is the best in the city and you’ll love that this place is always buzzing. It’s an old favourite and it’s the most reliable option to dine out with your guests. The maki rolls here are some of the best in town. Order the shredded crab roll.
W Doha Hotel, West Bay (4453 5135).
It is mandatory you try a local restaurant when in Doha, but that doesn’t mean you have to go traditional all the way. Smat has plenty of fusion Qatari dishes which your visitors are sure to appreciate and if there’s a meal we absolutely recommend, it’s the Qatari breakfast set menu here.
Corniche Street (4410 6666).
Go here because it’s Doha’s only revolving restaurant and you’ll have the best views of the entire city from high above. It’s also located in an iconic building that’s inspired by an Olympic torch.
The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).
Beautifully decorated sushi platters in multi colours, avian-themed interiors, mood lighting and excellent views of Doha – do we need to give you more reasons to visit. It’s the highest fine-dining spot in Doha (on the 62nd floor) and you have the added advantage of getting to dine at one of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s restaurants. If your visitors are here during the week, take them for the unlimited sushi night every Wednesday.
Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3560).