Jones The Grocer allows its chefs to showcase their culinary skills on an evolving seasonal menu. Up until the end of May customers can enjoy their Spring Special menu (regular menu is also available throughout Spring). I recently visited the cozy restaurant to give their new offers a try.
Tucked in the ground floor of the Gate Mall in West bay (another branch is in the Pearl Qatar), Jones offers a comfortable chic vibe where you can enjoy a great variety of dishes made of exceptionally fresh ingredients in an urbane setting.
Big windows allow natural light into the restaurant shaping and defining the interior spaces. JTG emphasize the conviviality of the atmosphere, with a woody and metallic décor, simple chairs and an open kitchen.
The restaurant also features decorative elements and kitchen appliances on the walls contrasted with food items that can be purchased by patrons. Jones is the perfect place to enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a must dine destination in Doha.
I visited the trendy spot during lunch time. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by the cordial and charming General Manager, Francoise from South Africa. After walking me through the Spring Special menu he kindly joins me for lunch.
We start our meal with a chicken schnitzel, avocado, tomatoes and rocket pesto salad. The chunks of chicken breast are cooked to perfection. The mix with the pesto, the flavorful dressing and fresh vegetables make this dish one of the best salads I have had in recent times.
We continue with a Minestrone soup with angel hair pasta. The soup is light, very well cooked and beautifully presented.
For our mains, we were first served with a savory and worthy grass fed rib eye steak, slow roasted tomato, sautéed mushrooms, French fries and béarnaise sauce. The meat is tender and juicy while the fries are long and crispy.
We love our second main, a pan seared salmon with potatoes, crab, asparagus and dill oil salad. The quality of ingredients and great pairing with succulent side dishes made the salmon our favorite meal of the day.
For desert Francoise advise me to try out the carrot cake as he claims to be one of the best ones in town. I must admit he is unequivocally right. The cake is exquisitely baked, tastefully decorated with great texture and moist to perfection in the inside.
JONES THE GORCER – SPRING SPECIAL MENU
Location: The Gate Mall and The Pearl Qatar – La Croisette Drive, Porto Arabia 31
Average meal price: QR 100
Timings: Open daily from 8:00 a.m. till 11:00 P.M.