Buffets are very common here in Qatar – there are quite a number of brunches and themed nights offerings in hotels, and most of them are held during weekends. Lunch deals, too, are almost a staple in every restaurant. Now, what about a lunch buffet on a weekday?

The Marhaba team once again have been invited to try the lunch buffet at Baaya Restaurant in The Avenue, A Murwab Hotel.

Situated on the Mezzanine floor, Baaya is a straightforward restaurant. You enter, and a wide spread of dishes laid out in the middle will be greeting you. I roamed around and checked what’s on offer, and afterwards I had to ask one crew member: “All of this for just QAR110?!”

I was immediately impressed by the variety of dishes, all of which looked appetising, by the way. And so, I had to dig in.

For starters, there was Lentil soup and a selection of bread, some sushi rolls, cold mezze, and salads – the hummus and the fattoush are a must-try! There also was smoked salmon and my favourite, dumplings. I love dumplings, but they’re a hit or miss when you get them from a place that doesn’t specialise in Asian cuisine. I have to say the ones at Baaya were really good, I had quite a few of them.

Honestly, I had to take a break after the appetisers because I was almost full, but it didn’t take long enough for me to get up and head to the main courses.

The dishes at Baaya are served on a rotating basis – the dishes may be different on the day you visit, but there’s always rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, fish, and pasta. And take it from us, every dish is worth a try!

When we came, there was Beef in Oyster Sauce, Chicken Curry, Stir-fried Vegetables, Mashed Potato, Seafood Pesto Pasta, and the one that stood out for me, Mansaf. The meat was so tender it was literally falling off the bone, and it was packed with flavours. Don’t forget to drown the rice with the sauce!

After all the savoury, dessert is a must. But, at Baaya, there should always be choices that even the dessert spread was big – from cakes to fresh fruits, Arabic sweets like Umm Ali, baklava, and kunafe. I could go on and on but I just wanna say, do NOT miss on the cream puffs!

Choosing what to get or where to go for lunch can be challenging, especially when you do it on a daily basis, and when there’s just a lot of choices around. You may want to consider Baaya’s lunch buffet at The Avenue – you might say “all of this for QAR110?!” too.

Special thanks to the crew at Baaya for making sure we were well taken care of, and to the man behind the amazing menu and food, Baaya’s Head Chef Amir Swedan.

Lunch Buffet at Baaya Restaurant
Daily, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
QAR110 per person; QAR55 for kids of ages 6 to 12 years old (including soft beverages)

For inquiries and reservations, call 4042 8222 / 7768 9088 or WhatsApp +974 3143 8000

Author: Maria Anicas

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