Reflecting its multicultural diversity, Qatar has a vast range of cuisines to choose from. However, there are a few destinations where dinners can experience fine dining while indulging in Qatar’s own rich cuisine. For those looking, one of the finest destinations for scrumptious and luxurious Qatari and Middle Eastern cuisine is Walima at Mondrian Doha. From mezzeh to grills to desserts, the region inspires their dishes.
Walima, which is the Arabic word for feast, is true to its name. Revel in delicious Middle Eastern cuisine served up with the famous Qatari hospitality and service. Here is where the East meets West for casual fine dining and ambience.
Indulge in the flavours of Qatar with madhrooba, machboos, thareed, biryani and much more. The appetisers give you flavours of the Levant and Moroccan region with baba ghanoush, muhammara, tabbouleh, fattoush, hummus, falafel, kibbeh, warak enab, fatayer and much more.
Our dinner began with cheese rakkat, spinach fatayer and warak enab – each truly appetising. Walima is well-known for its scrumptious charcoal grills. We went for the Shish Taouk and Lamb Kebab – perfectly marinated and juicy – which come with grilled vegetables, onion and parsley salad, French fries, garlic sauce and freshly baked bread. We ended the delectable dinner with date pudding with caramel sauce and mastic ice cream and Turkish Kunafa with mozzarella, orange blossom, pistachios and mastic ice cream.
As you enjoy your meal, take in the stunning and unique design and architecture of Walima. It’s a design marvel with black and white walls, a continuation of the hotel’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired design theme. Sitting under multi-coloured Arabic lamps, diners can enjoy the view of Lusail City and the West Bay Lagoon. As you enter, you are met with a series of cabanas, followed by a large, sunken majlis, which is perfect for large family meals. In addition to the ceiling bursting with multi-coloured Arabic lamps, the oversized shishas cannot be missed. There are also embossed glass boxes, which offer VIPs the chance to enjoy some privacy. During pleasant weather, you can sit in traditional Arabic tents in the outside terrace, where oversized shishas can be enjoyed as the sun sets over West Bay Lagoon.
As you enter Mondrian Doha, wearing a mask is necessary. You will be asked to show your Ehteraz status as well. As you walk into Walima restaurant wearing masks, you are met with a warm welcome at reception where you will have your hands sanitised and be asked to leave your personal contact details. Then you will be taken to your disinfected table. Tables are at least one metre apart. Once you are seated, you can remove your masks. On the table is a QR code for the menu, which you can access via your mobile phone. Place an order and enjoy your meal without a mask and at a distance from other diners. Waiters and waitresses also maintain a physical distance. Once you leave, your table will be sterilised for the next diner. Please remember to wear your masks again whenever you leave your table.
Open daily 6 pm – 11 pm
Open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Author: Ola Diab
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