Food bloggers' top outdoor picks

We asked three local experts where to eat outdoors

Food bloggers' top outdoor picks

Gerald Tan
The shimmering lights of West Bay seem just an arm’s length away from the terrace of Al Dana. This seafood restaurant in Sharq Village & Spa seamlessly switches from casual to special depending on your company. Have a bespoke dish prepared from the display of fresh catch and let the chef’s imagination take over. Alternatively, the cod confit with leek puree from the menu is dynamite.

Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill still feels like a secret hideaway. High above the din and diners of Souq Waqif, it sits atop Arumaila Boutique Hotel with a first class view of the stars. The show kitchen sends out its dishes sizzling on a mini charcoal grill. The lamb satay is compulsory and the grilled lobster is worth every lip-smacking bite.
Gerald Tan is a TV journalist and blogger of his own baking recipes and Doha restaurant reviews.

Doaa Jabir
One place I like dining [at outdoors] is at Nando’s in Al Emadi Financial Square. Their outdoor seating area overlooking the C Ring Road is great in the winters creating the perfect ambience for a chilly warm evening. The cold weather is complemented by the fire-lit standing lanterns to keep you warm as you dig into the goodness of Portuguese delight. My favourite dish has to be rustic chicken espetadas and the lighten up chocolate cake.
Doaa Jabir is a foodie and a new blogger who covers a range of cuisines and price brackets in her reviews.

Rachel Ann Morris
Being Australian I am programmed to spend as much time outside as possible and in Doha I love dining on the terrace at The Grill at Grand Hyatt Doha. The space is like a little leafy oasis and has a chilled out vibe. My current menu obsession there is the salad of Buratta cheese, slow dried beef heart tomato, arugula and aged balsamic dressing. Burrata cheese is like mozzarella with cream inside and the salad is the perfect blend of fresh Mediterranean flavours.
Rachel Morris is a blogger, writer and communications expert. She blogs primarily about cheese.

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