November brings with it the cooler temperatures to Doha and that means outdoor activities are back! One such activity is the Garden Brunch every Friday at La Veranda in Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel. Here’s what to expect from the authentic Italian restaurant.
La Veranda Garden Brunch
Location: Sheraton Fitness
Brunch rates: (as of 2019)
- QAR 295 per person (including soft beverages)
- QAR 150 per person for 3-hour special beverage package
- 50% discount for kids under 12 years old
- Free for kids below 6 years
For more information and to reserve a table, call 4485 4444.
What to expect at La Veranda Garden brunch
Panoramic views of Doha and the Corniche
Although the restaurant has an indoor dining, the sweeping seaside views of the garden seating is quite inviting and is the best option during winter. Decked with umbrellas to protect from the midday sun, it was nice to finally get to eat out in the fresh air.
2. Outdoor stations and kids corner
It ain’t a garden brunch without food outside!
An assortment of meat and seafood to choose from at the live grill station, while some of the fried goodies you can have at the fry area are Arancini, Tempura, and Fish and Chips. A pasta station is, of course, available where you can have your favorite pasta cooked on the spot by the chef.
A wide of selection of cut fruits as well are available at the Fresh Juices section. They even have “branded” coconuts! Now, that’s Instagrammable!
To have the kids entertained, they have a separate corner with activities such as face painting.
3. Italian buffet
Unlike other Friday brunches where you can sample a bit of everything, what makes La Veranda great is by focusing on one cuisine – Italian.
From the appetizers such as the Mozzarella bar, the signature pizza, the famous Italian desserts such as Tiramisu and Gelato, and everything in between, you’ll have lots of food to choose from.
The meats, however, are a labor of love, for they take the longest to cook, with the chefs making sure that it is tender, cooked right, and tastes delizioso! The meats are also Chef Emanuelle’s favorites from the brunch.
4. Live music and great service
What could make the ambiance more conducive? Good music of course! The band played mellow songs from the ’90s as well as upbeat classic tunes that people can dance to.
The service staff was also friendly and helpful. The Chef even checks on the tables himself and starts a convo with diners. The chefs also bring out food outside like their famous risotto and roasted meats.
All in all, it was a great day to dine out and indulge in well-cooked Italian dishes. I definitely went home with a very full tummy.
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Disclosure: I was an invited guest of La Veranda Restaurant to try the Garden Brunch but I am in no way paid to write a positive review. All opinions and feedback of my experience are entirely my own.