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Posted On: 12 March 2020 02:40 pm
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OPEN restaurant at DoubleTree, Al Sadd: A satiating culinary experience in a welcoming space!

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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OPEN-Jan-2020-19

You know how sometimes you want to step out to eat in a chic restaurant for a fine dining experience, but don't want to be intimated by confusing food choices, yet wish to savor good flavors singing through the palate. If that is the mood you are in, we have found just the perfect place for you!

Did you know DoubleTree by Hilton Doha – Al Sadd opened its doors in December 2019, a bright sand-colored 139 guestroom stone building with inviting floor to ceiling windows and contemporary design. You can expect an oasis of calm the moment you enter the hotel, with a color palette of the palest creams and muted greys that come to life with vibrant green and orange accents – taking cues from the ever-changing deserts that surround modern Doha. It’s just a walking distance from Mirqab mall, a short taxi-ride from Souq Waqif – Doha's traditional market and only a 10-minute walk from the metro station.

OPEN restaurant is one of the facilities that the hotel offers in its modern and vibrant environment. Recently we visited this restaurant, so scroll all the way down to know more about our experience.

OPEN restaurant

Now let’s give you a glimpse of the OPEN restaurant before we jump into the menu. As soon as we walked into the space we felt warm and inviting. The space is well designed with a variety of seating options - along with a sprinkling of high tables and some sofas. The restaurant is also spread over quite a large area.

It’s an all-day-dining experience that transports you through the Mediterranean and the Middle East with some of the most exciting cuisines from each region, featuring the warehouse-themed design, with private dining areas. Consists of 3 individual zones, allowing you to choose between traditional dining, bar-style dining & Lounge style dining. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a really cozy but casual setting with open kitchens and a variety of international cuisines.

The menu

The menu is well crafted that offers healthy and authentic food and beverage choices that are locally sourced and regionally relevant.

Heartwarming soups

We began our culinary journey by savoring hot Root Vegetable Soup – a spectacular starter for our dinner! A combination of crispy beef bacon and truffle oil made the soup insanely addictive. If you haven’t tried any truffle based dish yet, I would recommend you to try this soup as it offers a divine flavor in every spoonful. The truffle oil has a very rich, earthy taste and aroma that hits you as soon as you taste. In fact, I have to agree that this was the best soup I have ever tried!

Healthy and colorful salads

While I was still obsessed with the taste of soup; some colorful and healthy salads arrived on our table. Quinoa and avocado salad was packed with healthy ingredients like marinated red quinoa, avocado puree, pickled vegetables, and kale. The quinoa gives this salad tons of protein and paired with the healthy fats from the avocado, you’ll be amazed how satisfying this salad is.

And the grilled halloumi salad was accompanied by halloumi cheese, crispy lettuce, cherry tomato, figs - all drizzled with the balsamic vinegar. I not only love how this salad tastes, but they look so bright and beautiful – a feast for the eyes and the taste buds!

Magical Mains

Our gastronomic journey continued with the mains. The Oriental mixed grill consisting of freshly grilled beef, lamb chop and chicken was loaded with flavor. All the kebabs were tender, juicy and flavorful!

Lemon butter salmon steak came along with creamy mashed potatoes. Salmon always packs its own distinctive taste that everyone knows and love, butter and lemon added an amazing depth of flavor.

If you like to sink your teeth into a good steak, then grilled US beef should be on your list. The sides that came along with the steak were fries, cherry tomato, and sauce.

They also offer different kinds of pizzas, such as margherita pizza, spicy pepperoni pizza, Italian pizza, shawarma and more!

Mouth-watering desserts

This chapter wouldn’t be complete without some dessert. From opera, molabia, cheesecake, red velvet cake to raspberry tart – there were some amazing desserts, all crafted by their in-house talented Lebanese chef.

The iconic, classic Opera Cake is one of the most loved French desserts that offers you a real treat! The delightful mixing of chocolate, coffee and sponge cake left us wanting more - maybe in another visit, with a larger appetite!

OPEN Friday Brunch

You can also join them for the new brunch - a fresh and urban approach to an eatery that inspires you to enjoy a fun and engaging experience. Offer includes starters & sides buffet, oriental, international and vegetarian options along with à la carte menu available from 3 different kitchens. The brunch is open from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm and it costs QR 180 including soft drinks & QR 295 including special beverages.

If you are looking for a place to unwind with food, drinks, family and friends; the OPEN restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Doha – Al Sadd is the perfect place to be! An open and flexible all-day dining solution with an independent spirit that offers scrumptious cuisines in a welcoming and vibrant environment. Providing a fresh and urban approach to an eatery that inspires you to enjoy a fun and engaging experience—no matter the occasion, appetite or budget.

The OPEN restaurant is open daily from 6:30 am till 10:30 pm. For bookings, please call +974 400 47 480 or +974 5037 0026 or e-mail: [email protected]