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Dining With Celebrity Chefs

Redefine your dining experience in Doha at one of the growing number of celebrity chef restaurants offering you their masterful take on culinary creations designed to delight your palate. From chefs you’ve only seen on TV to those you’ve just heard of, the city now has an impressive list of restaurants by these famous chefs.


Jamie’s Italian Doha by Jamie Oliver

Located at Doha Festival City, Jamie’s Italian Doha serves authentic Italian salads, grills, pizzas, pasta and desserts. Jamie’s Italian is a rustic Italian casual dining concept from British Chef Jamie Oliver. The menu is simple and classic; celebrating fresh, sustainable and impeccably sourced ingredients. The restaurant serves fresh pasta made on-site, every single day, hand-stretched pizzas, rustic main courses and indulgent desserts, that the whole family can enjoy.

James Oliver MBE is a British celebrity chef and restaurateur. He is known for his approachable cuisine, which has led him to front numerous television shows and open many restaurants. With Jamie Oliver Group, Jamie Oliver operates 70 restaurants in 27 markets. He recently launched a new mid-range restaurant chain just six months after his UK dining empire collapsed.

For more information or reservations, call 44554812 or email 

Nusr-et Steakhouse by Chef Nusret Gökçe

Located at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Nusr-et Steakhouse is one of the top addresses for meat lovers in Doha since its opening in 2017 and continues to be different and special with its rich food offerings, warm atmosphere and top-notch service.

Chef Nusret Gökçe is the popular Salt Bae, a Turkish butcher, chef, and restaurateur, who owns Nusr-Et, a chain of steakhouses. His technique for preparing and seasoning meat became an Internet meme.

For more information or reservations, call 4442 9339.

Nobu by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Located at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Doha, the 503 sq m Nobu Doha is the world’s largest. Marking a true synergy between the two innovative brands of Four Seasons and Nobu, Nobu Doha is only the second Nobu restaurant in the Middle East. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, the multi-million-dollar structure is the world’s first freestanding Nobu. The tri-level design takes inspiration from Doha’s pearl-diving past, incorporating rich natural elements. The exterior suggests a coiled shell, accented with undulating strips of river stone and bronze accents. Highlights include a luxurious 134-seat interior dining area, two exclusive private dining rooms, a 10-seat sushi counter, a sophisticated White Pearl Bar & Lounge, a stylish Black Pearl Bar & Lounge, and a one-of-a-kind, 38-seat rooftop lounge that encompasses both indoor and outdoor seating options.

Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is one of the world’s most celebrated celebrity chefs. The Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur is recognised as a sushi chef and known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. His signature dish is black cod in miso. His signature restaurant, Nobu, is the world’s most recognised Japanese restaurant with 40 in five continents. Chef Nobu has also played small parts in three major films.

For more information or reservations, call 4494 8888 or visit fourseasons.com/doha.

Opal and Gordon Ramsay by Chef Gordon Ramsay

Opal by Gordon Ramsay Doha QatarOpal by Gordon Ramsay Acknowledged as one of the very best restaurants in Doha, Opal offers everything that defines the Gordon Ramsay experience, yet in a relaxed and social dining environment. At the heart of this bistro-style space is the gourmet pizza station. The menu is simple, fresh and tasty with classics such as the Opal Wagyu burger being a favourite. Complementing the menu is a lively Sommelier’s selection, featuring the largest collection in Doha. Have a drink at The Opal Bar or dine al fresco style on the terrace for a social dining experience.

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0105 or visit opalbygordonramsaydoha.com.

Gordan Ramsay Flavours, textures and ingredients are combined by a team of highly qualified chefs to stimulate, inspire and revive one’s palate in a fresh new way. This remarkable fine-dining experience is enhanced when the Head Sommelier is invited to pair the perfect beverages with diners’ choices. Any experience characterised as avant-garde might seem a little unusual at first. Which is why guests and visitors are invited to have a drink at The Conservatory linking Gordon Ramsay and its sister restaurant Opal to watch the theatre and satisfy a thirst for the out of the ordinary. Guests are welcome to use the private entrance to the restaurant which is located from the ground floor on the right hand side of Hakkasan; a private elevator will lead you directly to Gordon Ramsay.

For more information or reservations, call 4446 0105 or visit gordonramsaydoha.com.

Chef Gordon Ramsay - St. Regis DohaInternationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordan Ramsay OBE is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic who first rose to fame with the popular cooking show, Hell’s Kitchen. He has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe from the UK and France to Singapore and Hong Kong to the US. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold a total of seven. He has also become a star of the small screen both in the UK and internationally with shows such as Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and MasterChef US.

La Mar Doha by Gastón Acurio

La Mar FacadeFeaturing the acclaimed cuisine of chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar Doha by Gaston Acurio at InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences offers diners the chance to explore the authentic and diverse flavours of Peruvian gastronomy. La Mar Doha by Gastón Acurio is the go-to place for contemporary Peruvian cuisine, known for its rich flavours and diverse influences. Look forward to Chef Gastón’s authentic cebiches, fresh seafood, and charcoal-grilled meats paired with signature-handcrafted cocktails such as the classic Pisco Sour. This elegant beachfront setting offers stunning and panoramic views of the Doha skyline.

One of the most revered and influential of all Peruvian chefs, Gastón Acurio is a chef, writer, entrepreneur, and champion of Peruvian cuisine. With 33 restaurants in 12 countires, 20 publications in his portfolio, and a weekly cable TV show, Acurio has received worldwide acclaim for starting a gastronomical revolution in Peru.

For more information or reservations, call 4484 4919.

Market by Jean-Georges

MARKET BY JEAN - GEORGES W DohaAt W Doha Hotel & Residences lies Market by Jean-Georges, which is inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s concept of the ‘hotel as a home’ and extends to the restaurant as a casual family kitchen. The menu features dishes inspired by the ‘greatest hits’ of classic Jean-Georges Vongerichten cuisine emphasising comfort and creativity allowing guests to try new flavour combinations and explore spices from other regions, all while remaining close to home.

Though chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and formidable restaurateur, Jean-Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three- and four-star restaurants in the US, UK, Qatar and Shanghai. Inspired by the street food found in Southeast Asia, Jean-Georges Vongerichten inspires us with a fusion of authentic cuisine served in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.

For more information or reservations, call 4453 5135 or visit spicemarketdoha.com.

Toro Toro, Pompano and Maya by Richard Sandoval

Toro Toro, the popular and much awaited Pan Latin American restaurant by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, is located in the gardens of Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar. The new hotspot is an exciting concept in Doha’s booming culinary scene, priding itself on offering guests a contemporary take on tastes from the Latin America region including Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. The unique venue offers phenomenal views over Qanat Quartier and the Arabian Gulf with indoor and al fresco dining on the terraces. The sultry interior pays homage to the fires of the traditional Churrasco grill.

For more information or reservations, call 4035 5101 or visit kempinski.com.

Pompano Located in the island of Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar, Pompano is a world-class award-winning restaurant concept, offering Latin coastal cuisine in an elegant yet unpretentious setting. The menu is composed of traditional Mexican recipes executed in a modern way, with a touch of Asian ingredients. The outcome is a colourful light cuisine with a selection of signature dishes such as lobster tacos as well as homemade delicious guacamole.

For more information or reservations, call 44953876 or visit Pampano Qatar’s Facebook page.

Maya Richard Sandoval Doha QatarMaya Located on the ground floor of the Kempinski Residences & Suites, Maya is a Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge bringing you a taste of Latin America. This culinary hotspot in Doha serves up sharing-style plates with exciting flavours from a vibrant and colourful menu, designed to be shared with family and friends. Offering a unique dining experience and spearheaded by chef Richard Sandoval, Maya is Mexican dining with an innovative and contemporary twist. Carefully crafted, yet bold flavoured. Rooted in tradition, yet adventuring into contemporary tastes.

For more information or reservations, call 4405 3325 or email [email protected]

The world renowned chef Richard Sandoval’s “made from scratch” approach and passion for introducing Latin cuisine to the world continues to inspire him to combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavours and inventive techniques to create one-of-a-kind concepts and cuisines that include modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin.

Saffron Lounge KataraSaffron Lounge by Chef Vineet Bhatia

Saffron Lounge represents Indian cuisine in its traditional yet varied regional diversity at Katara Cultural Village. The idea was to create something that highlights the culture of India. The food leans towards the traditional, amid a nostalgic atmosphere overlooking the waters of the Gulf; guests can mix and match dishes from across India. The Tea Lounge serves different teas all day long with snacks and salads.

Chef Vineet Bhatia is an internationally renowned Michelin-starred Indian chef and restaurateur. He has built an extraordinary reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, creative and accomplished Indian chefs. His stunning plates showcase both the traditional and modern, featuring delicate spicing, innovative flavour combinations and more than a touch of panache.

For more information or reservations, call 4408 1234 or visit saffronlounge.net.

IDAM and Jiwan by Alain Ducasse

IDAM-MIAIDAM is in the heart of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). This is Alain Ducasse’s first restaurant in the Middle East. Idam means generosity, the care and attention we take with our guests. The menu offers refined French-Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of influence from the Middle East: tender octopus, potatoes infused with saffron;’zaalouk’ squash with stuffed squash blossom; and camel calf. Philippe Starck designed the décor for this exceptional restaurant with seating for 60. The staff are trained for six months in order to be able to provide the highest quality service and give customers an experience that is as unique as the restaurant itself.

Jiwan is located on the fourth floor at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) with stunning panoramic views over the aquamarine water of Doha Bay. From the outdoor terrace with its impressive views, visitors can look over the desert rose-inspired architecture by Jean Nouvel and the newly restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. Small dining pods are inspired by the sand dunes of the inland sea or Khor Al Adaid, offering guests the best vantage point to catch the softly fading light of dusk and sunsets over the sea. The design of the restaurant draws inspiration from the unique Qatari nature and geography where the sea comes deep into the heart of the desert. Over four million pearl-like crystal beads are suspended from the ceiling, gently dancing with the air or when guests move around.

Chef Alain Ducasse is a French-born Monégasque chef. He operates a number of restaurants including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which holds three stars in the Michelin Guide. He currently holds more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world and is Michelin’s second-most decorated chef of all time.

For more information or reservations, call 4422 4488 or visit mia.org.qa/en/visiting/idam


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