The first Friday brunch I ever attended in Doha was at the Spice Market. I had only been once for the brunch because it is one of the more pricier ones, but it was memorable. After a not so impressive brunch at what used to be my favorite place, Zengo (more on that later), Jennifer, JD, my husband, Nancy, her husband and I decided to go back to Spice Market to see if it was the same as we remembered, and it did not disappoint.
The Spice Market is located in the W Doha Hotel in the Diplomatic area of Doha. The flower arrangement that greets you upon entering the hotel is beautiful and the bold blue bulbs that dangle from the ceiling are the perfect backdrops for pictures.
We were welcomed to the restaurant by tray choices of drink specials, non alcoholic and White Lady, Classic Margarita, Ginger Margarita or champagne. Don’t mind if I do!
Besides seafood, I don’t partake in any animal products but there was a variety of different foods for everyone. There are plenty of food stations including sushi, seafood and salad and cooking stations including Thai, Indian and more. The sushi station is my favorite. My husband said the beef was tender and cooked to perfection. Everyone in my party enjoyed the dessert. I just ate some fruit, since I don’t eat dairy and most desserts contain dairy. There were no complaints about the food.
And when it comes to service, the Spice Market’s service is top shelf. Lae Lae and Promise were our servers. Our glasses were never empty. They never complained about being asked to take our pictures. We never had to wait for clean plates. They kept a smile on their faces. They were excellent. The Assistant Director of Beverage and Food, Piercorrado Papotto, came over and introduced himself as well as the restaurant supervisor, Esradh.
If you’re looking for a variety of choices of tasty foods to eat on a Friday afternoon, the Spice Market is an excellent choice.
Go hungry and early and stay the whole time
Pace yourself so you can enjoy as much as possible
Purchase the My Book Qatar on your mobile device for 160 Riyals and enjoy a Buy 1 Get 1 free meal and save
Make reservations in advance especially if you’re going with a large group
Afterwards we took the lift to the 29th floor of the W and admired some artwork by Ahmed Almaadheed. He created the Tamim The Glorious photo. We signed our names on the We Stand with Qatar murals and book and then took in the sights of Qatar from above. Admittance to this gallery is free and worthwhile.