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Posted On: 21 July 2020 03:51 pm
Updated On: 11 December 2022 05:03 pm

Instagrammable restaurants with beautiful interiors

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With almost everyone brandishing their smartphones to take food photos, it's no wonder that more and more restaurants with attractive interiors are popping up. The eye-catching decor and ambience complete the whole dining experience and draw more customers in. Who wouldn't be tempted, right?

So we compiled a list of ten out of the plethora of Instagrammable restaurants in Qatar to bring you the ones with the most aesthetically pleasing interiors in Doha! Check them out in alphabetical order.


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BiBo's interior features a classy and elegant design with modern accents. The velvet furniture and modern light fixtures blend well with the wooden tables, marble bar, and lush greenery, creating an inviting ambience to indulge in Michelin star chef Dani Garcia's signature Andalusian dishes and tapas, among other culinary delights.

  • Cuisine: Andalusian
  • Location: The St. Regis Doha
  • Instagram: @bibodoha
  • Contact: +974 4424 4870

Boho Social

Bibo Doha
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It's boho heaven at Boho Social! As soon as you step in, the Bohemian-styled interiors will catch your eye with its mishmash of colours, patterns, and textures that work well with each other. The interior and outdoor dining areas are wonderfully styled, but there's just something about the terrace that makes you want to sit back, relax, and savour the view. True enough, it's one of the perfect spots to enjoy the sunset in Doha!

  • Cuisine: Americas, Asia, Southern Europe, and the Middle East
  • Location: Level 2, above Katara Beach Club off Shakespeare Street
  • Instagram: @bohosocialqatar
  • Contact: +974 4408 0543

Gourmet District

Gourmet District
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Qatar's first indoor food park is worthy of the 'gram. The concept works well, especially during the summer, with the colourful façades of the food outlets in the old Western style. You'll also find graffiti here and there, making the place more lively. But it's the enclosed dining area that seems to draw those who like taking photos. The ceiling is filled with hanging plants, golden and rattan ceiling lamps, black and pink chairs with golden legs, columns filled with artificial flowers, and an indoor swing! It's truly an Instagrammer's happy place.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Location: United Development Company Tower، Pearl Blvd
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  • Contact: +974 7745 4440


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Travel to Greece at Hellas and indulge in a menu of Greek delicacies in a venue featuring the signature look of white stone and blue accents. The whole ambience of the venue is airy, light, and comfortable.

  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Location: Katara Cultural Village
  • Instagram: @hellasqatar
  • Contact: +974 4408 0810

Jiwan Restaurant

Jiwan Restaurant
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Taking inspiration from the unique landscape of the Inland Sea (Khor Al Adaid), the Qatari Bedouin heritage and its rich maritime traditions, Koichi Takada Architects managed to encapsulate all of that into Jiwan Restaurant's interiors. The mesmerizing ceiling is inspired by traditional fishing nets, with over four million suspended pearl-like crystal beads seemingly dancing in the air. Not to be missed are the panoramic views on its outdoor terrace.

  • Cuisine: Qatari (contemporary)
  • Location: Fourth floor, National Museum of Qatar
  • Website: @jiwanrestaurant
  • Contact: +974 4452 5725

Le Train Bleu

The legendary French restaurant's second location can be found in Doha, right in the heart of the swanky Al Hazm Mall. Le Train Bleu transports you to Paris in the 1900s with its exquisite decor and timeless traditional style. The attention to detail is truly impressive, from the hand-carved wood to gold leaf finishings, paintings, ornate chandeliers, and posh furniture; it's a feast for the eyes that will make you say "très Magnifique"!

  • Cuisine: French
  • Location: Al Hazm Mall, Al Markhiya Street
  • Instagram: @letrainbleuqatar
  • Contact: +974 4443 4442

Morimoto Doha

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Mondrian Doha's eclectic design continues at Iron Chef Morimoto's first restaurant in the Middle East. Be wowed by mirrors, charcoal sofas, round tables, rose gold columns, and giant chandeliers aside from the energetic and graceful artworks by Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju. The elegant atmosphere is truly befitting the culinary experience at Morimoto.

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Location: Mondrian, West Bay Lagoon
  • Instagram: @morimotodoha
  • Contact: +974 4045 5555


Nobu Doha
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The largest Nobu restaurant is in Doha! Did you know that? Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the 2,415 square meter restaurant of Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa is a showstopper. The indoor dining spaces aren't the only thing that is beguiling about its interiors, but the cherry on top is its iconic rooftop lounge with scenic views.

  • Cuisine: Japanese (new-style)
  • Location: At the edge of the private Four Seasons Marina
  • Instagram: @nobudoha
  • Contact:+974 4494 8600


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Be transported to a whole new world at Parisa Souq Waqif! From the long mirrored entryway until you reach the main dining area, you'll be dazzled by its bright and shimmering interiors! Hand-painted Persian artworks cover the unadorned walls with intricate mosaics and handpicked tiny mirrors from Iran. A perfect setting to complete that authentic Persian dining experience.

  • Cuisine: Persian
  • Location: Al Souq Street, Souq Waqif
  • Instagram: @parisarestaurants
  • Contact: +974 4441 1494

Shakespeare & Co

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Did you know that every piece of furniture inside Shakespeare & Co. is handmade? The successful restaurant chain has its own "Design House" responsible for producing the restaurant's sofas, dining chairs, tables, cabinets, lampshades, chandeliers, and more. Its unique and colourful "Shakesperean" ambience fascinates customers from around the globe.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Location: Dar Al Salam
  • Instagram: @shakespearedoha

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
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Looking for a beautiful rooftop dining experience? Check out The Secret Garden, where lush greenery meets twinkling lights and a beautiful city skyline view.

  • Cuisine: International
  • Location: The Pearl Island
  • Instagram: @thesecretgardendoha


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Step into casual elegance and boho chic at Wahaj while you indulge in contemporary Mediterranean culinary creations. Choose from a selection of comfy, rustic outdoor seating areas that offer stunning views of 21 High Street.

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Location: 21 High Street
  • Instagram: @wahaj_qatar
  • Contact: +974 5007 7520


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Designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the modern Qatari restaurant Walima takes inspiration from black and white-coloured local garments and oriental patterns. The oriental cascading lanterns add a welcome splash of colour to the indoor dining area, dominated by the black and white furniture and walls, while the colourful rugs accentuate the sunken majlis. This sets an ideal scene for enjoying the local and regional flavours from the Middle East.

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Location: Mondrian, West Bay Lagoon
  • Instagram: @walimadoha
  • Contact: +974 4045 5999

Yasmine Palace

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One of the most opulent spots at The Pearl, Yasmine Palace is a multi-themed restaurant complex composed of 3 restaurants, 3 terraces, and 2 lounges. It evokes memories of ancient palatial splendour and is inspired by Arab cultures and civilizations. You'll be transported to another world as soon as you step in. From the magnificent archways to its themed restaurants, with scents of jasmine permeating the air, it's truly a feast for the senses. The restaurant complex has outdoor seating, private family sections, praying rooms, and play areas. Yasmine Palace's interiors are nothing short of impressive!

  • Cuisine: Andalusian, Levantine and Qatari
  • Locations and contacts:
    • The Pearl Island: +974 7711 1504
    • Doha Festival City: +974 4427 7407
    • Place Vendome: +974 5008 5566
  • Instagram: @yasminepalace


Image credit: Zengo

Looking for a quiet, intimate setting with cool dark tones that bring out stunning city lights with an excellent view? Head over to Zengo, savour Pan-Asian favourites and enjoy a minimalistic interior venue with a vibrant ambience.

  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Locations: Kempinski Residences & Suites
  • Contact: +974 4405 3560
  • Instagram: @zengodoha

Originally written by Darlene Madrid. Updated by Cassandra Pallagud.


Which of these restaurants matches your vibe? Which is the most beautiful restaurant in Qatar for you? Let us know in the comments!