Outdoor dining destinations in Qatar to visit this winter
Excellent weather calls out for outdoor dining in picturesque locations with friends and family. Enjoy a nice warm meal by the sea after a leisurely stroll in Doha’s scenic Mina District or head over to the up-and-coming Lusail Boulevard for a variety of outdoor dining options. Grab a quick bite at Soho Square before heading off to work or revel in the spectacular views while dining at Al Maha Island.
You could also visit some of these new destinations in Qatar that was revamped and opened just in time for the World Cup.
Winter is here for just a couple of months in Qatar. Make the most of it by heading out to these outdoor dining destinations featuring both old favorites and newcomers.
Soho Square at City Center Doha Mall
Soho Square is a new outdoor dining area opened just in time for winter by City Center Doha Mall. Overlooking the bustling city of Westbay, Soho Square has both cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the outdoor seating experience while dining at any one of these restaurants and cafes surrounded by the towering skyscrapers in Westbay. Soho Square is an excellent spot to grab a quick bite during your work break, savor a scrumptious breakfast or even catch up with friends over coffee.
Salt food truck
What’s on the menu: Burgers, fries, softies and shakes
Timings: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Joe & the Juice
What’s on the menu: Sandwiches, salad bowls, breakfast bowls, vegan shakes, hot drinks and cold drinks
Timings: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
What’s on the menu: Pastry, hot chocolate, coffees, tea, breads, cold drinks and juices
Timings: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
What’s on the menu: Mediterranean brunch, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, drinks and more
Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Maison Layan Cafe
What’s on the menu: All day breakfast, salads, pizza and more
Timings: 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Old Doha Port
Popularly known as Mina District, the Old Doha Port comprises of colorful buildings hosting retail outlets, coffee shops, restaurants and more. It is the perfect place to take instagram-worthy pictures and enjoy a leisurely stroll before exploring these dining destinations by the sea. While Mina District is open 24/7, restaurant and café timings may differ.
What’s on the menu: Salads, appetizers, coffees, iced drinks and more
Timings: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
What’s on the menu: American street food
Timings: Sunday – Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Contact: 4491 3377
Sugar and Spice
What’s on the menu: Salads, appetizers, deserts, cakes and more
Timings: 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Msheireb Downtown Doha
Doha’s eclectic Msheireb Downtown, features upmarket dining options that includes both local and international cuisines. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at Msheireb Downtown as you dine in one of these restaurants.
What’s on the menu: Breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea, pastries, croissants, salads, platters, soups, desserts, ice cream, teas, coffees and juices
Timings: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
L’eau de Cafe
What’s on the menu: Sandwiches, soups, pizza, pasta, desserts, hot drinks, mocktails and more
Timings: Saturday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 am, Friday: 9:00 am -11:00 am, 1:00 pm -12:00 am
mezami Oriental Fusion
What’s on the menu: Oriental fusion featuring desserts, breakfast items and more
Timings: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
*Limited outdoor seating
What’s on the menu: Moroccan restaurant featuring breakfast items, cold appetizers, hot appetizers, cous cous, mains and more
Timings: 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Qatar’s most popular spot during the World Cup does not disappoint when it comes to dining. From healthy food outlets to cafes and contemporary cuisine, Lusail Boulevard has something for everyone. Here are some of the popular outdoor dining areas in Lusail Boulevard.
Usta Turkish Kebap and Doner
What’s on the menu: Turkish cuisine featuring business lunches, soups, mezze, appetizers, salads, kebaps, desserts, cold beverages, hot beverages and soft drinks
Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Contact: 5106 6644
What’s on the menu: South African cuisine featuring flame grilled peri peri chicken, salads, desserts and drinks
Timings: Saturday – Wednesday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am – 1:00 am, Friday: 12:30 pm – 1:00 am
Contact: 5997 4922
Ivy Healthy Food
What’s on the menu: Breakfast items, salads and energy bowls, smoothie bowls, protein shakes, premium coffee, fresh tea, desserts, cold drinks
Timings: 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Contact: 3001 0317
What’s on the menu: Middle Eastern restaurant, featuring breakfast items, appetizers, sandwiches, tanoor, desserts and drinks
Timings: 7:00AM - 1:00AM
Al Maha Island
Gaining renown during the World Cup as a celebrity hotspot, Al Maha Drive in Al Maha Island has a string of restaurants and cafes offering spectacular beach side views. Each restaurant offers instagram worthy views making it an excellent spot to catch up with friends and family.
Pura Vida Qatar
What’s on the menu: All day breakfast, super food smoothies, acai bowls, wraps, sandwiches, bowls, juices, coffee and tea
Timings: Saturday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 am, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 – 1:00 am
Contact: 5106 6600
What’s on the menu: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh juices, fruit mocktails, frappes, breakfast bowls, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, desserts and cakes
Timings: 8:00 am – 3:00 am
Contact: 5106 6611
What’s on the menu: Southern Italian food
Timings: 11:00 am -1:00 am
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