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Christmas Meals in Doha 2015

December 1, 2015

A few more days to go and it’s already Christmas! I do think that it’s the most wonderful time of the year and it definitely is my favorite holiday. Having said that, I am truly grateful that the city of Doha gives a myriad of options for expats to celebrate this wonderful occasion. So here’s a compilation of where you can go to celebrate Christmas in Doha.

Christmas Meals in Doha 2015

Lagoon Restaurant

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT THE LAGOON RESTAURANT, THE RITZ-CARLTON DOHA
Date: December 25, starting at 12:30pm
Price: QR 350 per person inclusive of soft beverages and QR 550 per person of full beverage package. Kids ‎under the age of 4 can dine for free while aged 4-12 years old can dine at half price.‎
Festive Family Brunch can never be this jolly. Festive decorations everywhere and gingerbread aroma in the air to evoke the childhood most cherished ‎memories.‎ A visit from Santa Claus will cheer the little ones with special Christmas surprises. For more information, please contact +974 4484 8000, or via email: rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

La Mer

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT LA MER, THE RITZ-CARLTON DOHA
Date: December 25, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Four-course dinner menu priced at QR 475 and QR 675 with wine pairing. Entertainment: Pianist. For more information, please contact +974 4484 8000, or via email: rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Porcini

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT PORCINI, THE RITZ-CARLTON DOHA
Let’s celebrate this holiday season ‘the Italian way’
Date: December ‎25, starting at 6:30 p.m. Four-course dinner menu at QR 375 or QR 575 with wine pairing. Entertainment: Italian guitarist. For more information, please contact +974 4484 8000, or via email: rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Coral

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT CORAL, INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA.
Sparkling Christmas Brunch @ QR. 425 including Sparkling/Red/White & Festive Beverages with Kid Activities. Kids QR.225. Entertainment: Live Entertainment from 12:30PM – 16:00PM. Christmas Choir and Santa with gifts for the little ones. For more information, please call 44844444.

Belgian Cafe

CHRISTMAS DAY AT BELGIAN CAFE, INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA
Normal Roast Menu with Special Christmas Dishes & Turkey Offerings & Festive Beverages. Christmas Choir and Santa with gifts for the little ones. Timing From 12:30PM – 16:00PM. No Happy Hour on Friday. For more information, please call 44844444.

Fish Market

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT FISH MARKET, INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA
Sunny Christmas Brunch @ QR 450 including Sparkling/Red/White & Festive Beverages, QR 225 for Kids. Seafood Buffet only & Turkey Available on the Buffet. Terrace & beach tables available. Entertainment: Live Entertainment from 12:30PM – 16:00. Christmas Choir and Santa (Gifts). For more information, please call 44844444.




Mykonos

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONAL LUNCH AT MYKONOS, INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA
Christmas Traditional Lunch “Buffet a Table” @ QR.325 ( Only Food ). Entertainment : Bouzouki Band. Christmas Choir and Santa (Gifts) Brunch timing : from 12:30PM – 16:00.  For more information, please call 44844444.

Intercontinental Doha Ball Room

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE BALL ROOM, INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA
Sparkling Christmas Brunch @ 450 QR including including Sparkling/Red/White & Festive Beverages. Entertainment : Back To Back Band from 12:30PM – 16:00.  For more information, please call 44844444.

Aroma

CHRISTMAS DINNER AT AROMA, KEMPINSKI RESIDENCES AND SUITES DOHA
FESTIVE CHEF’S TABLE A festive culinary journey with an interactive cooking show. Join the theatrical performance of the culinary team as they create a limited surprise 6-course menu right in front of you, on the dining table.
December 24th & 25th | 8pm – 11pm
QAR 1,200 per person or QAR 2,300 per couple including welcome bubbly, paired vino, soft beverages, coffee & tea. For more information please contact, 4405 3325 or restaurants.doha@kempinski.com.

Lounge

CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN THE LOUNGE KEMPINSKI RESIDENCES AND SUITES DOHA
Elegant vibes at the place to be and be seen. Dress up and mix with the trendy crowd of The Lounge along festive sounds from the DJ, in the distinctive ambiance of the place to be seen in Doha. Kick-off the evening earlier and join us from 4pm to 7pm for the happy hour and benefit from the 50% discount on the special menu.
THE LOUNGE | December 25th | 4pm – 2am
Valid from 10.30pm to 1.30am: QAR 450 per person, including open bar consumption from the special festive menu and bubbles. Ladies receive a complimentary festive welcome drink.

Aroma

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT AROMA AND THE LOUNGE, KEMPINSKI RESIDENCES AND SUITES DOHA
Celebrate Christmas at the cosy atmosphere of Aroma and The Lounge. The memorable moments for your family include a scrumptious brunch buffet with a mini-corner for our younger guests, an appearance of Santa and Christmas carols. Continue the celebration at The Lounge, with the trendy vibes of the DJ.
AROMA & THE LOUNGE| December 25th
QAR 195 per person, brunch buffet only | 6.30am – 4pm. QAR 495 per person including bubbly, house vino, soft beverages, coffee & tea | 12pm – 4pm

Sawa

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH IN SAWA, MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI
A family Christmas celebration with Santa. Share merry times with loved ones at the Christmas Brunch of Marsa Malaz Kempinski. Enjoy a traditional festive brunch buffet and allow us to entertain the little ones with a bouncing castle, face painting and of course the surprise appearance of Santa.
SAWA | December 25th | 12.30pm – 4pm
QAR 495 per person, including soft beverages. QAR 595 per person, including vino, grain, cocktails and bubbles. For more information,  please contact 4035 5011 or restaurants.marsamalaz@kempinski.com

Antica PEsa

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT ANTICA PESA, MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI
Giorno di Natale in Famiglia. This special family festive a la carte brunch offers a special menu with seasonal treats for guests to enjoy throughout the day.
ANTICA PESA | December 25th | 12.00pm – 6.00pm
QAR 420 per person, incl. soft drinks. QAR 540 per person, incl. house beverages. For more information,  please contact 4035 5011 or restaurants.marsamalaz@kempinski.com

Sawa

CHRISTMAS DINNER IN SAWA. MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI.
Celebrate this special day in Sawa and enjoy the extended range of seasonal culinary delicacies from the buffet. The perfect setting for a magical family experience.
SAWA | December 25th | 7pm – 11pm
QAR 295 per person. Beverages à la carte. For more information,  please contact 4035 5011 or restaurants.marsamalaz@kempinski.com

El FAro

CHRISTMAS DINNER IN EL FARO, MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI
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Enjoy the Christmas celebration in true Spanish style and taste the Nochebuena 4-course set menu and the live entertainment from the band. The classic à la carte menu is also available.
EL FARO | December 25th | 7pm – 11.30pm
QAR 295 per person. Beverages à la carte. A la carte menu available. For more information,  please contact 4035 5011 or restaurants.marsamalaz@kempinski.com

 

Market by Jean-Georges

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES, W DOHA HOTEL
Friday, 25th of December, Mingle to jingle! Market by Jean-Georges unveils an exquisite buffet this Christmas in an environment full of illusions and festive tunes.
Entertainment: Doha Jazz. 12:00 to 16:00
QAR 450 pp including selected alcoholic beverages. QAR 350 pp including selected non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, please call 4453 5135.

Spice Market

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT SPICE MARKET, W DOHA HOTEL
Friday, 25th of December. Join the iconic Christmas brunch at Spice Market to celebrate louder!
Entertainment: Doha Jazz. 12:00 to 16:00
QAR 450 pp including selected alcoholic beverages. QAR 350 pp including selected non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, please call 4453 5135.

La Spiga by Papermoon

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT LA SPIGA BY PAPER MOON, W DOHA HOTEL
Friday, 25th of December. Mix in, get together with the glamourous crowd of Doha and indulge in a true Italian treat
Entertainment: Doha Jazz 12:00 to 16:00
QAR 250 pp. A la carte available. For more information, please call 4453 5135.

 

Aceite

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT ACEITE, MELIA DOHA
This year, dine in true Spanish fashion at Aceite, while enjoying Andalusian cuisine with a festive twist! This spectacular Gala Dinner features six courses, including but not limited to Lobster Salad, Tomato and Caramelized with Rice Tile, Sea Bass Mallorquina with Aioli Almonds and Saffron Mirror and Medallions of Beef Tenderloin with Foie Grass and Sauce Pastora Cheese.
Date: 24th December 2015 from 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Aceite, 5th Floor, Meliá Doha
Price: 220Qar including soft drinks
295Qar including select beverages. For more information, please call +974 401 9 9999.

Sanjeev Kapoor

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT SIGNATURE BY SANJEEV KAPOOR, MELIA DOHA
Catering to every palate this season, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor will bring an array of delightful holiday dishes served with a modern yet classic Christmas Twist.
Divine main courses such as Badami Murg Makhni With Lahsooni Naan Spiced Marinated Grilled Chicken cooked with Almond and Tomato Gravy, served with clay Owen cooked flat garlic bread and Kashmiri Gosht Biryani with Burani Raita as well as the finest basmati rice cooked together with aromatic Spiced Baby Lamb and saffron flower.
Date: 24 December 2015 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, 5th Floor, Meliá Doha
Price: 250Qar including soft drinks
350Qar including select beverages. For more information, please call +974 401 9 9999.

Nidaaya

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT NIDAAYA, MELIA DOHA
With a feast of international cuisine Nidaaya provides a merry Christmas Day brunch for even the most discerning diners.
Hot dishes such as Seared Hammour with tomato fennel compote, Salmon Medallion with onion berries comfit, Veal Roulade with porcini sauce will be offered and a live cooking station will serve Pan Seared Foie Gras, Shrimp Tempura and a variety of pasta.
A delightful Christmas carving station will serve Roast Turkey with Cranberry Gravey and Giblet along with Leg of Lamb with traditional mint sauce and a Peppercorn and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rin with truggle demi-glace and Yorkshire Pudding!
Finish off the meal with a sweet selection of desserts, including Cranberry and Meringue Pie, a Hazelnut Yule Log, Christmas Pudding, Stolen, Panetone, Christmas Log with mocha cream, Gingerbread Pudding, Winter Berry Tarts, Meringue Mille Feuille, festive cookies and Cinnamon Stars.
Date: 25 December, 2015 from 12:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Nidaaya, Meliá Doha
Price: 250Qar including soft drinks
350Qar including select beverages. For more information, please call +974 401 9 9999.

 

Doha Marriott

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT DOHA MARRIOTT HOTEL
Featuring a fine selection of traditional Christmas roasts, seasonal holiday desserts and festive drinks, the Doha Marriott is the perfect choice for your family Christmas brunch! Kids entertainment room featuring bouncy castle, games and more.
25th of December. Price: 420QR Bubbly/350QR Regular. Time: 12:30 – 4pm. Location: Doha Marriott Restaurant Gallery. Information: +974 4429 8499

Al Liwan

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT AL LIWAN, SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA
Family and friends enjoy a magical night before Chistmas with a grand celebration buffet spread. December 24 at 6:30pm – 11pm. QR280 per person. Children under 12 dine complimentary. For more info:  +974 4425 6666.

Al Dana

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT AL DANA, SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the spectacular beachfront location of Al Dana with family and friends, indulging in a sumptous four-course menu. December 24 at 6:30pm – 11pm. QR320 per person. For more info:  +974 4425 6666.

 

 

Parisa

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT PARISA, SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA
Persian food lovers will savor the cooking of Chef Moghadam whose cuisine is a contemporary interpretation of the great Persian classics. December 24 at 6:30pm to 11:00pm. QR280 per person. Family-style menu. For more info:  +974 4425 6666.

Al Liwan

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT AL LIWAN, SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA
A fun-filled brunch with a decadent buffet by our master chefs promises an afternoon of treats and activities for the entire family. Our choir sings Christmas carols at 1:00 p.m.
December 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. QAR 325 per person or QAR 445 with house beverages. QAR 150 for children aged six to twelve. Children ages 5 and below dine complimentary. For more info:  +974 4425 6666.

Al Dana

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT AL DANA, SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA
While adults are spoilt for choice with a festive brunch menu of freshly caught seafood and traditional Christmas favorites, children may enjoy treats and even a visit from Santa.
December 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. QAR 360 per person or QAR 480 with house beverages. QAR 180 for children aged six to twelve. For more info:  +974 4425 6666.

 

Al Hubara

CHRISTMAS EVE AT AL HUBARA, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Take in the festive atmosphere and make your way to Al Hubara to enjoy a delicious international and seafood buffet.
QR 330 net per person, including soft beverages, tea and coffee. QR 430 net per person, including selected beverage package. Children from 0 to 5 years eat for free and kids from 6 to 12 years get 50% off the price. For more information, please call 44854444.

Al Hubara

CHRISTMAS DAY AT AL HUBARA, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Be spoilt with an array of our international and seafood buffet featuring seasonal favorites and desserts.
QR 330 net per person, including soft beverages, tea and coffee.
QR 430 net per person, including selected beverage package.
Children from 0 to 5 years eat for free and kids from 6 to 12 years get 50% off the price. For more information, please call 44854444.

LA VERANDA

CHRISTMAS EVE AT LA VERANDA, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Let Chef Alessandro entice you with his original Italian cooking skills in a glamorous festive buffet. Watch him and his team prepare some traditional festive dishes right in front of you in his show-kitchen. Enjoy the complimentary Christmas crackers and sweet giveaways for all!
QR 250 net per person, including soft beverage, tea and coffee.
QR 350 net per person, including selected beverage package.
Children from 0 to 5 years eat for free and kids from 6 to 12 years get 50% off the price. For more information, please call 44854444.

 

LA VERANDA

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT LA VERANDA, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Enjoy a perfect family celebration with picturesque views overlooking the sea.
QR 250 net per person, including soft beverages, tea and coffee.
QR 350 net per person, including selected beverages.
Children from 0 to 5 years eat for free and kids from 6 to 12 years get 50% off the price. For more information, please call 44854444.

LATINO STEAKHOUSE

CHRISTMAS EVE AT LATIN STEAKHOUSE, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Celebrate in the comfortable and vibrant atmosphere with family and friends. Chef Luciano has prepared set menu with our home made charcoal grilled parilla.
À la carte selection is also available.
QR 260 net per person, including one welcome drink and soft beverages. QR 360 net per person, including of selected beverage package. For more information, please call 44854444.

 

LATINO STEAKHOUSE

CHRISTMAS DAY AT LATINO STEAKHOUSE, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
The Churrasco tradition, from South Brazil, was started by the “gauchos”, of old Brazil. After a day on the plains, the gauchos would cook their food by slowly roasting their meat around a large open fire. This is what we bring to you on Christmas day to enjoy together with family and friends.
QR 295 net per person, including selected beverage package. For more information, please call 44854444.

 

IRISH HARP

CHRISTMAS EVE AT IRISH HARP, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Feel like home at Irish Harp, where our resident band will spice up the evening with their popular tunes. Enjoy our specials of the day including turkey carving and traditional English Christmas pudding.
QR 150 net per person, including one standard beverage. For more information, please call 44854444.

AL SHAHEEN

CHRISTMAS EVE AT AL SHAHEEN, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
This multi-awarded panoramic restaurant is truly special for a Christmas Eve dinner. Indulge in a scrumptious international 4-course menu paired with selected beverages, prepared by our skilled Chef’s.
QR 310 net per person, 4 – course menu with selected beverage package. For more information, please call 44854444.

AL MASKAR

CHRISTMAS EVE AT AL MASKAR, SHERATON DOHA RESORT AND CONVENTION HOTEL
Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner by our seaside restaurant under a blanket of stars along the Arabian Gulf. Chef Angelos will amuse your palates with a 4 course Mediterranean seafood meal
QR 320 net per person, 4 – course menu with selected beverage package. For more information, please call 44854444.

 

aramede

CHRISTMAS EVE AT ARAMEDE, CROWNE PLAZA DOHA THE BUSINESS PARK
Spend your pre-holiday season with us and have a taste of our festive selection of gourmet roasts and savoury centrepieces sure to delight the entire family. 6:00 PM – 12:00 MN. QR 225 festive buffet with softdrinks QR 295 with festive drinks. For more information, please call 44087777

RODIZIO

CHRISTMAS EVE AT RODIZIO, CROWNE PLAZA DOHA THE BUSINESS PARK
Spend your pre-holiday season with us and have a taste of our festive selection of gourmet roasts and savoury centrepieces sure to delight the entire family. 6:00 PM – 12:00 MN. QR 265 eat-all-you-can meat QR 369 with festive drinks and special festive delights.  For more information, please call 44087777

ARAMEDE

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT ARAMEDE, CROWNE PLAZA DOHA THE BUSINESS PARK
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Indulgent christmas brunch QR 255 with softdrinks Kids activities | Live entertainment | Santa’s gifts | Cookie class for the little ones.  For more information, please call 44087777

 

MISTURADO

CHRISTMAS DAY AT MISTURADO LOUNGE, CROWNE PLAZA DOHA THE BUSINESS PARK
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM Christmas at the Terrace Selection of grills + salad and hops. QR 175 only 50 seats available.  For more information, please call 44087777

crossroads KITCHEN

CHRISTMAS MEALS AT CROSSROADS KITCHEN, MARRIOTT MARQUIS CITY CENTER DOHA
Extensive 3-course buffet lay-out with seasonal offerings, live interactive cooking stations, a roast of turkey carving station and a dedicated kid play area to keep the little angels entertained. Enjoy a selection of Christmas desserts and a visit from Santa Claus! From QR245 for Christmas Eve Dinner. From QR295 for Christmas Day Brunch.  For more information, please call 44195000.

IPANEMA

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT IPANEMA, MARRIOTT MARQUIS CITY CENTER DOHA
Dressed in red, celebrate Christmas with the Brazilian flare on your plate along with LIVE music, party packs and much more. Feliz Natal! FROM QR325.  For more information, please call 44195000.

 

NEW YORK STEAKHOUSE

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT NEW YORK STEAKHOUSE, MARRIOTT MARQUIS CITY CENTER DOHA
Enjoy the grandeur of Christmas at New York Steakhouse with an extensive festive brunch buffet amidst live jazz entertainment with a choice of unlimited champagne. 12:00pm to 3:30pm. QR390 inclusive of food only. QR790 inclusive of unlimited champagne. For more information, please call 44195000.

Gordon Ramsay

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT GORDON RAMSAY, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Inspiration Menu
Thursday 24th December | 6pm – 11pm
QR 650 for five-course set menu
QR 1250 with Sommelier’s selection
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

Opal by Gordon Ramsay

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT OPAL BY GORDON RAMSAY, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Celebration Menu
Thursday 24th December | 6pm – 11pm
QR 295 for four-course set menu
QR 450 with Sommelier’s selection
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

 

 

ASTOR GRILL

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT ASTOR GRILL, THE ST REGIS DOHA
A Festive Tribute Dinner
Thursday 24th December | 7:04pm – Midnight
QR 355 for four-course set menu
QR 610 (with Sommelier’s selection)
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

JALC DOHA

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT JALC DOHA, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive inspired Eve
Thursday 24th December |7:30pm – Until late
QR 150 entrance fee with a welcome drink
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

VINE DOHA

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT VINE, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Eve Family Brunch
Thursday 24th December | 6:30pm – 11pm
QR 320 for brunch with soft drinks
QR 420 for brunch with selected beverages
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

 

OPAL BY GORDON RAMSAY

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT OPAL BY GORDON RAMSAY, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Brunch
Friday 25th December | 12pm – 4pm
QR 495 with soft beverages
QR 555 with selected beverages
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

ASTOR GRILL

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT ASTOR GRILL, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Family Style Festive Lunch
Friday 25th December |12:30pm – 4pm
From QR 800 per table of four
(sharing concept)
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

VINE

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT VINE, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Celebration Brunch
Friday 25th December | 12:30pm – 4pm
QR 555 with soft beverages
QR 655 with selected beverages
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

 

JALC DOHA

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT JALC DOHA, THE ST REGIS DOHA
Festive Brunch
Friday 25th December
Brunch 12:30pm – 4pm
For more information, please call 4446 0000.

Il Teatro

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT IL TEATRO, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL DOHA
Escape for a truly memorable evening on Christmas Eve and celebrate fine food, good friends and the spirit of the holidays with the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Il Teatro. Enjoy a four-course dinner created by our Italian Chef,Marco Arlotti.
QAR 410 including soft beverages and amuse bouche. For more information, please call 44948600.

 






All images and information above are provided by the establishments. Please contact the restaurants/hotels should there be any changes.
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