All posts tagged: restaurants

High Tea: Gourmet House at Kempinski Residences and Suites, West Bay

My elder sister and I finally found the time to hang out and chill. And being sisters, when we say “bonding”, we mean eating. But the question was: buffet or a la carte? Being that 4PM was too early for dinner and we just had lunch, we decided to go for a high tea at Gourmet House.  The interior of the café was tastefully done, it gives you a feeling of space eventhough it’s just a small area.        And the food displays were a sight for the hungry eyes.         We ordered the set for 2 and didn’t know what to expect.  According to the menu, it includes two of either tea or coffee and a three-tier tray of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Sounds promising already. It took a while to bring food but it was a sight to behold.  The cakes and sandwiches were really good and it was a lot more for two people. Another thing, their hot drinks are free-flowing. Price-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a high …

Cheap Eats: The Rice Room – Gulf Mall Food Court

Finally! A “mainstream” Vietnamese restaurant has opened in Qatar! You don’t have to go to hotel for this one. The best part? It’s cheap and fresh. I must say that the idea of this restaurant has got me excited and cautious at the same time. Is it going to be a good one? I had to find out as soon as I learned that it was open. So, I asked (i.e. dragged) one of my friends to join me in this foodieventure. Ordered Food Goi cuon shrimp (Fresh rice paper rolls with veggies with hoi sin sauce)    The rolls were good, it has a nice crunch to it and the sauce binds the flavors of the veggies. The only side comment about it is that they are very small, like two slim fingers. And if you look closely, you can almost see that there’s apparently a shrimp 😀 Go du du voi Bo (Green papaya salad with beef and peanuts)    Hands down, this salad takes the trophy out of our order. It has …

Magnolia Bakery (General Review)

Food Review: Fantastic cakes! I mean, the smell coming out from the bakery alone is enough to make you salivate. My favorite is their vanilla cake, hands down  the best one I’ve had. Their savory foods are just average at best, like pastas and stuff. The location (Dar al Salam Mall) is not really that okay as it is open and in front of Carrefour Hypermarket so it can sometimes be distracting with the passing of people and the general crowd noise. Hopefully they’ll have another shop that will open with an outside sitting area and where it’s much quieter. Customer Service Review: So-so, their service is not good nor bad. Price: QR 50 per person (approx.) Returning? Always, for a take away of their vanilla cake 🙂  

Red Lobster: General Review

Food Review: Good food. Serving and taste is consistent in all the times that we’ve been there. Their wood-grilled scallops, shrimps, and lobster tail are a must try. If you’re not a fan of grilled foods, you can opt for the steamed ones. Their clam chowder and lobster bisque are spot on. The only time that blundered was with their mussels. The second time we ordered it, it was very salty and they immediately apologized and changed it when we informed them. Customer Service Review: Their staff is nice, approachable and knowledgeable about their menu. The restaurant ambiance is relaxed and casual. Price Qr 80 per person (approx.) Returning? Definitely!

Longhorn Steakhouse at The Pearl

Food ordered: Honey Wheat Bread (free and “unlimited” according to their menu) Outlaw Ribeye (medium well) with mixed vegetables Shave Prime Ribs (well done) with fries and Ceasar’s salad Dessert Platter* – we actually didn’t get to taste this as they forgot that we ordered for this and we didn’t bother to remind the staff about it anymore   Food Review: Food would’ve tasted good if done correctly Customer Service: Poor Mr. Eats and I decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary at LHSH. We came there at 8PM, and got seated immediately. After a few minutes, our orders were taken and so the wait started. After 10 minutes, the honey wheat bread was served with, what I assumed to be, freshly made butter which were both delicious. We finished the bread and the waiter took the basket but didn’t bother to ask if we would like to have another batch. We waited for about 30 minutes before I had to ask a waiter for the status of our food and he was telling me that …

Blue at the Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa

Food Ordered Tempura Shrimp Cocktai l Chef’s Sushi Platter Dragon Roll Tiramisu Profiteroles with ice cream Food Review Hands down, the best sushi I’ve had in Qatar so far. It’s like really, really good. Especially the Dragon Roll. The place was nice and they have an outside sitting area, we just weren’t able to go there as it was summer during that time. Service was average. Customer Service: Average Price QR200 per person (approx.) Returning? Yes! Location: Aspire Zone, Sports City Street | Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa, Doha PO Box 92996, Qatar