Al Manchab

A fancy local spot serving khaleeji fare
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Time Out Says

Evoking the feeling of stepping into a Qatari home, Al Manchab is loaded with charm. Models of dhow boats delicately placed on display and faded wooden blue doors welcome you into a bright and airy space. An enormous portrait hangs downstairs, depicting a classic picture of a Qatari family of three generations.

Al Manchab has a wide ranging menu featuring local Khaleeji favourites with a modern twist. While we’re trying to select our menu favourites, we are offered deliciously cool and ripe dates.

We start with the beetroot hummus which is sprinkled with walnuts and garnished with a sprig of mint. It’s accompanied by the zaatar bread which arrives steaming hot.

The ultimate hipster favourite, avocado, comes in the form of a creamy labneh, flanked by thin slices of avocado on either side and a healthy sprinkling of pine nuts. The zaatar bread soaks it up perfectly. The dish has a delightful tanginess and a rich depth to it and by now, we are quite stuffed.

The grilled sea bass arrives is incredibly fresh and lightly spiced with curry powder and garam masala, accompanied by a fiery eggplant pickle which adds some heat and spiciness to the mix. The lamb machboos is fantastically plated. The shank of lamb rises mightily from the bone from a sea of fragrant rice, topped with sprigs of rosemary.

Dining here isn’t cheap, but the exceedingly scrumptious food makes this a must-try spot.

A fancy local spot serving khaleeji fare

For the nostalgic ambience and the hearty dishes

By Time Out Doha staff  | 01 May 2019

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9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMMonday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number 3301 2286
Doha, Markhiya, Hazm Mall, Al, شارع المرخية، الدوحة، Qatar

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