Burj Al Hamam

A stunning Lebanese eatery with top views
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Time Out Says

We visit Burj Al Hamam on a Friday evening. This iconic Lebanese restaurant chain located in The Pearl-Qatar is a gathering place for night owls, puffing on shisha pipes and sharing a coffee or a lemon mint. However, its extensive menu has all the hallmarks of classic Lebanese cuisine.

We decide to sit in the delightfully fun rocking seats that swing from side to side. We’re not quite sure if moving tables and sharp cutlery are a good combination, but it’s a fun way to start our meal.

While being rocked from side to side, we admire the breathtaking location. Burj Al Hamam is right on the waterfront at 1 La Croisette, which means we get a gorgeous view of the marina and the open sea ahead. We capture the last of the dying light at sunset and it’s truly a spectacular spot to be at this time.

We start with the hummus, which is fresh and fragrant. A sprinkling of chickpeas and shards of radish add some texture to this solid starter. Our hot mezze is a very tasty sambousik, packed with perfectly seasoned steaming mince in a light pastry parcel.

For mains, we sample the very passable version of ras asfour, roughly translated as bird’s head stew, but thankfully it is far more appetising than that sounds. The dish is a richly flavoured stew of bite-sized beef chunks in a light gravy that goes down well.

Our second main is a mixed grill platter. A heady mix of minced lamb kebab, chicken shish taouk and grilled veal teases us from beneath a blanket of tomato and onion baked bread, sprinkled with a garnish of onions and coriander. It’s delicious and satisfying and really fills us up. We wash it down with a glass of lemon mint and by this point, dessert is unthinkable.
The service is on point and the staff allocated to our table are always on top of everything.

There are loads of Lebanese restaurants in Doha that will serve you all the classics at a more reasonable price, but you’ll be hard pressed to have your dinner in a more beautiful and sophisticated location. We recommend visiting Burj Al Hamam on a busy weekend evening and live music will serenade you long into the night with the twinkling of the Porto Arabia towers in the background.

WHAT IS IT...
A stunning Lebanese eatery with top views

WHY GO...
For a massive range of brilliant Lebanese food

25 Dec 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
8:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMMonday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMThursday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMFriday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Show number 4409 5238
Doha, The Pearl-Qatar, Porto Arabia, Doha, Qatar

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