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The French Olive – Barwa Al Sadd

Overall Review

Located in one of the busiest streets of Doha, this restaurant still curiously makes you feel as if it’s hidden away outside of the city. And once you step inside, it just gets better. From the gorgeous tree trunk table as a centre piece of the interior decór to the floor tile patterns, everything whispers elegance without overwhelming guests. 

 Now for the food. What can I say? When you go to a beautiful restaurant, you automatically expect to be served visually and gustatory stimulating food. And boy, they didn’t disappoint! Every food item was a star on their own right. Perfectly cooked, delicately  seasoned, plated beautifully. Although the prices are a bit steep, I felt that it was definitely worth it for a special occassion or just random foodie splurge.

Food Ordered:

Arancini (Deep Fried Rice Balls)

It was heavy enough to be enjoyed as a main course. Crunchy on the outside, soft rice,cheese, and mushroom inside.  

Calamari Fritti

Just your usual fried squid. I mean you can’t go wrong with it really.


Romana Salad with Beef Strips


Branzino (not sure which fish is this, but it’s served with risotto)

The fish and risotto was cooked to perfection.   

Mini Fish Tartine (Kid’s Meal)

Although it was under the kid’s menu, don’t be fooled. The serving was huge enough to satisfy a moderately hungry adult.


Ravioli Ricotta

For me, this was the best food item from our order. The spinach and ricotta filling was just the right ratio so it didn’t feel heavy at all. It was creamy and light but filling at the same time. 



Customer Service Review

Service was so-so. We had to ask for the drinks menu as they didn’t provide it automatically with the main menu. Food was served after 15 mins which was okay as restaurant wasn’t that crowded. 



QR 100 per person (main and drinks or antipasti and drinks) (approx.)


For the good food and ambiance, yes. The restaurant really has this laid-back poshness that makes you enjoy your eating experience.

The French Olive Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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