Posted on August 30, 2014

Al Matbakh, the rooftop restaurant and grill at Arumaila Boutique Hotel, part of five-star Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels (SWBH), the luxury hotel collection owned and managed by Al Rayyan Hospitality at the heart of historic Souq Waqif, announced the launch of its new menu today.  This coincides with the completion of the new interior design renovations of the restaurant which reflect the essence of Qatari hospitality and create a unique dining experience for guests.

With spectacular views of the Corniche, the Museum of Islamic Art and FANAR Islamic Cultural Center, Al Matbakh has a retractable roof which can be rolled back weather permitting, to add elegance and sophistication to the occasion.

A unique alfresco dining experience 2 [qatarisbooming.com].jpgThe new menu, meticulously designed by Ibrahim Hamam, the Group Executive Chef, includes a diverse assortment of the best international dishes that are seldom found on the same menu at any other restaurant. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from delicious starters and various homemade soups, a wide collection of sea food, meat and poultry dishes from the grill, special traditional Indian Tandoor oven dishes and appetising sweets.

“The strategy of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel, is to offer the highest levels of comfort and convenience to guests at Al Matbakh which has been a hit among Souq Waqif goers since day one,” said Taleb Al Henzab, General Manager at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. Al Matbakh is one of Doha’s best fine dining restaurants, thanks to its rooftop location and breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and Corniche, and of course, the delectable dishes made in the open kitchen on a stone fireplace, over charcoal, or in the Tandoor oven with lively music to complete the atmosphere.

A unique alfresco dining experience 3 [qatarisbooming.com].jpgThe new menu’s meat and poultry choices include Australian Wagyu tenderloin, rib eye and T-bone steaks, New Zealand tenderloin steak, barbecued beef ribs, mutton, camel meat, whole roasted duck and whole marinated mini chicken, served with a wide selection of steak sauces such as mushroom, black pepper, blue cheese and béarnaise. All meat and poultry dishes are served with ratatouille, sautéd potatoes, slow-roasted tomato confit and mushrooms.

The sea food selection suits all tastes and features Rock Lobster, Jumbo Shrimp, Hammour and King Fish fillet and delicious Spanish mackerel fillet. The wide choice of food on the new menu stretches to Indian Tandoor clay oven dishes such as Jumbo Shrimp, Tandoori chicken, Hammour marinated in fresh herbs, lamb Kebab skewers minced with onion and parsley, spiced lamb shank (Raan), Boti Kebab (lamb chops marinated in Tandoor spices) and Murg Malai (chicken marinated in yogurt, garlic and ginger).

To top this exquisite dining sensation, guests can always choose from Al Matbakh’s enticing bitter chocolate and cinnamon date desserts, ice cream and fruits for the grand finale. 

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