Now that we are finally free to dine-out again, there are so many places on our ‘bucket list’ but sadly there are only so many hours in a weekend! However, lunch at B-Lounge, Doha was right at the top of our list. With a gorgeous chic aesthetic, a mouthwatering menu and a stunning view – B-Lounge has got it all.
Located between The Ritz-Carlton, Doha hotel and their marina lies B-Lounge. This splendid location offers the restaurant impeccable views of the marina, in fact the outdoor terrace is perched over the water so you can enjoy the splash of the waves while you enjoy your food and drinks.
It’s the first time we have visited the venue since it was restyled from the infamous Admirals Club. The new internal design alone is worth the trip – it’s chic and glamorous, with bright organic colours and gorgeous ceramic tile feature walls.
But before anyone is allowed in to this stunning venue, all guests have to show their green Ehteraz code at the door, and must be wearing a mask until they’re seated at their table. No walk-ins are allowed, everyone has to have a reservation booked for a two hour slot. All Marriott International hotels, like the Ritz-Carlton, Doha are committed to keeping you safe while you dine out; you can read more here if you need a little extra peace of mind.
As soon as we were settled at our table by the window, we decided to indulge ourselves with some signature mocktails. We had a hard time choosing but eventually decided on the ‘Care Bear’ and ‘I Lost My Bag In Tokyo’. While the Care Bear was sweet, pink and served in the cutest bear-shaped glass, the I Lost My Bag In Tokyo had a spicy, ginger flavour and was, rather ingeniously, served in a bag! We had definitely never seen anything like that before, but that’s what B Lounge is all about – unique mixology and delicious food.
We took a peek at the menu using a QR code on our phone, and we were astounded at the huge collection of Asian fusion and international cuisine that was on offer. As we were struggling to make up our mind, our lovely server highly recommended a sushi platter and the chicken salad to begin our meal.
We opted for the 20-piece Tsuga Sushi Platter so we could try a little bit of everything – and I do mean everything! The dish had acebichado rolls, tempura prawn rolls, California rolls, ebi, yellowtail nigari, and salmon and tuna sashimi. It was the perfect sharing platter – in fact if there are only two or three of you, you could almost make a meal out of it!
In addition to our sharing platter, we delved in to the chicken salad, which was made of five-spiced grilled chicken and napa cabbage, all coated in scrumptious sesame sauce. The flavour was absolutely divine, but the dish was also nice and light so we still had plenty of room for our main course.
For our main course, we decided to try the Chicken Kung Pao, the stirfried vegetables and the chicken fried rice. Every single bite was to die for, but the unanimous favourite of the evening was the Kung Pao. The cubes of chicken was mixed with slivers of celery, cashew nuts, and dry chilli, all lathered in the most incredible, sticky sauce, with steamed jasmine rice on the side.
To end our perfect experience at B-Lounge we decided to let ourselves splurge on a sweet dessert. The enticing chocolate fondant that we chose was a chocoholics ultimate fantasy. The spongy chocolate cake hid inside it a warm, gooey chocolate centre which spilled out on to the plate as soon as we dug our forks in. The rich, chocolate flavour was paired expertly with fresh berries and fruit.
All in all our experience at B-Lounge was as terrific as we had imagined, and although there are other venues on our list, we’ll definitely be back!
Lunch is available at B-Lounge on Saturday to Thursday, from 12 pm – 4 pm. If you would like to book a reservation for lunch at B-Lounge, Doha, call +974 5080 4421 or email [email protected]
Author: Charlotte Wright
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