Orient Pearl is a fine eatery in the heart of Doha, right next to the new Desert Rose inspired Qatar National Museum. As the name suggests, the place is home to one of the most remarkable Arabic dining spots.
There is live Arabic music and a small courtyard kind of place in the middle with a beautiful glass waterfall.
Ifthar and Suhoor is nothing short of festive at Orient Pearl. I was invited for a Media Suhoor and I was more than in love.
The food was a grand setting of classic Arabic cold mezzes as we arrived. Freshly baked ‘Khubz’ (Pita bread) and lots of salads. When we were done with the cold mezzes, arrived the hot mezzes that included Kibbeh, Arayes, Chicken wings, crispy pastry rolls stuffed with cumin lamb and fried potatoes. The main course included Mixed grill platter, rice and kibbeh in yogurt sauce. Desserts were a mix of arabic sweets.
Orient Pearl has also got the famous Ladies only breakfasts on Saturdays and believe me it is so popular. Women can enjoy food and leave the kids to play right outside the restaurant that is equipped with a vast childrens’ play area.
The location of the restaurant is right opposite to the Corniche. A sea view dining spot with lots of seating options ranging from outdoor, to indoor seating even on the first floor. The interiors of the restaurant seems like staright out of an Arabian palace potraying luxury and class. You are treated to authentic Syrian food.
The breakfast options included everything from Manakeesh, Saj, Hummus, Labneh balls, Cheese coated in Zaatar, Olives, selection of cheese, eggs and Falafel. Their Falafel is best in town. I could seriously eat just these and be contented. They were keen in explaining each dish. There was too much good food that we ended up full too soon.
They even have online reservations. There is so many seating options to choose from and caters requirement of large or small group of people. I can’t wait to go back!
So plan your next meal at Orient Pearl and let me know if you like it!