The reopening of The Frying Scotsman has put to rest the longing of many Doha diners.
Located in the heart of the city, within one of Qatar’s oldest lasting properties; Radisson Blu Hotel Doha; the outlet brings to life true Scottish spirit with its carefully chosen menu items and interiors.
Adding to the few fish & chips specialities in Qatar, The Frying Scotsman promises unmatched authenticity and quality with a family-friendly casual dining experience.
The attention to detail in every aspect of the ambience is eye-catching. Tartan fabric flown in right from Scotland representing all clans and coat hangers beside each table for diner convenience are some of the little details.
The ever so famous Scottish rail has also made its way to the restaurant. Making your dining experience exciting is the mini-train that continuously runs above your head, and if you listen close enough, you’ll hear that rumble which makes you want to hop on to the next available train.
Replicated recipes and flavours have allowed for the creation of taste-worthy pies at The Frying Scotsman.
Whichever you choose to go for; the Beef and Potato Pie or Scotch Pie, you can’t go wrong with either one which gets served hand-in-hand with gravy or curry to give it a tinge of tanginess.
For those who prefer mild flavours, the Scotch Pie would be your best bet with each bite giving you a taste of hearty meat resting within the thick flakey pastry.
The Potato and Beef pie could be the definition of comfort food with creamy mashed potatoes atop saucy flavoursome meat. Truly, each bite causes an explosion of flavours.
Undoubtedly, the crowd-pleaser is their traditional Fish & Chips. Choose from Hamour or Cod to enjoy your crunchy batter-fried fish. The chips can make for a meal of their own given their chunky cut making for a wholesome bite. The lasting sweet aftertaste of the chips is unmissable, courtesy of the unique sort of potatoes used to ensure the closest possible recreation of the Scottish delicacy.
The creamy tartar sauce served is a true treat to the palate giving you just the right touch of sour to complement your fish & chips. Lastly, the side serving of lightly-seasoned mushy peas completes every element of the fish & chips checklist.
Note: Enhanced beverages are used to make the batter, you can request a version without it.
The newest addition to their menu is the Deep Fried Mars Bar which got its place through popular demand. This simple Scottish creation comes in a classy flare when served at The Frying Scotsman. A vibrant plate that is a feast for your eyes with various elements such as fresh fruit, and meringues strikes the ideal balance of colour and flavours as well.
To do true justice to the textures of this dessert, every bite should have a piece of the sticky chewy mars bar, topped with a dollop of the vanilla ice cream, a crunch of peanut brittle and any of the berries it is served with. This one can definitely be added to your list of Instagram-worthy desserts.
A complimentary welcome serving of bread & butter and warm hand towels at the end of your meal are examples of the heart-warming service that will surely be one of your reasons for return. To secure a spot and ensure seamless dining it would be best recommended to reserve a table considering the limited seating space available.
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