Driven by the sense of commitment and the strive to introduce innovative and iconic concepts in Qatar and the region, Alfardan Hospitality continues to stand out with immense achievements and success for exceptional culinary craftsmanship. The group and its leading brands have been recognized with multiple awards this year, during the prestigious FACT dining Awards 2023 edition.
With consistent luxury hospitality services for over 10 years and immense presence in Qatar’s exquisite properties such as The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl - Qatar, The St. Regis Doha, Marsa Malaz Kempinski the Pearl and Kempinski Suites & Residences, Alfardan Hospitality obtained 18 notable awards as Qatar’s top leading restaurants, revealed at an exclusive gala and award ceremony held on Wednesday 10th of May.
On this occasion, Mr. Wissam Suleiman, Alfardan Hospitality deputy COO comments by saying: “This is a proud moment to Alfardan Hospitality and the group as whole. Achieving several prestigious awards, in different categories, across several of our properties and outlets, serves as a key driver of continued award-winning success in the years to come. Exceptional dining has been a core pillar of our brand and the strongest differentiator to deliver a unique dining experience to all our guests.”
The full list of winners includes signature destinations across several categories, and they are as follows:
The St. Regis Doha, the finest address in Doha, winner for best Ramadan experience in 2023, features a wealth of luxury world class destination restaurants and event spaces, including an 1,850-square meter Grand Ballroom.
As part of the St. Regis Doha hotel, Hakkasan Doha continues to provide its guests with a unique dining experience and was recognized for best Chinese restaurant 2023.
Scalini Doha, situated in the Al Gassar Resort at the St. Regis Doha, won best restaurant in 2023 for Italian fine dining. Since its opening back in 2021, Scalini has been known to showcase the very best Italy has to offer in a uniquely lively and charismatic atmosphere, focusing on the finest ingredients, for memorable and traditional dishes.
Next, Riyasat, located in the Al Gassar Resort at the St. Regis Doha, proves, for the 3rd consecutive year to be best Indian fine dining restaurant in Doha with its passionate and caring service and a strong commitment to offer hearty Indian favourites and enjoyable culinary experience.
La Bodega Negra got awarded for best Mexican restaurant in town for 2023. Since its inauguration back in 2022, the vibrant Mexican hacienda-style restaurant, specialized in an expansive Mexican menu, has ensured to cater for an ultimate and authentic flavorful dining experience in Doha.
The famed Huqqa, one of Turkey’s leading restaurant and lounges, at the St. Regis Doha, got recognized for best Sheesha lounge again in 2023. The concept offers an unprecedented food and beverage experience, relying on long-standing heritage.
This year, the awards, have also included many of the latest dining restaurants, starting with The Barn Doha that won best Bar in Doha, an honorable victory in its first year of operation. The barn has proven to be the place to be, offering bespoke luxury with delectable bites and sips in an upscale atmosphere, capturing the speakeasy New York setting.
Another recent award-winning restaurant among the list is Bebabel Doha, for favorite Lebanese casual dining award. The restaurant has quickly gained reputation to serve as the perfect spot for family and friends’ gatherings during lunch and dinner in a vibrant atmosphere, both indoor and outdoor.
Sax Doha, awarded as favorite lounge in Doha for 2023, comes as no surprise. The room with soul, with strikingly breathtaking elegant interiors, both indoor and outdoor, combined with warm and captivating vibes, has added a new touch to the fine dining loungey scene in Doha. Carefully curated acts, a rich international Mediterranean menu and groovy live music by resident DJ, this elegant concept has won the hearts and soul of many.
St. Regis’s very own Sarab lounge was honored to be recognized as best afternoon tea spot in Doha for 2023. The combination of earthy colors and modern décor makes the lounge the address of its kind. Guests are welcomed to enjoy the wholesome goodness of the Caroline Astor Afternoon Tea in a relaxing setup.
Best Friday brunch 2023, goes to St. Regis’s Vine restaurant. Across the years, vine has been committed in providing its guests an exquisite array of international favorites with a bespoke terrace and interiors.
Moving on to the newest lifestyle destination, The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl – Qatar, renowned for its most exclusive and glamours fine dining restaurants, has celebrated 3 wins during the award ceremony.
Manos Doha got selected as favorite Greek restaurant for the year 2023. All the way from Symi island to Doha, this concept is a truly lively spot, known for its Zorba dancing and plate smashing, which brings the music, traditions, flavors, and excitement of Greek culture since 1994.
Al Mandaloun Waterfront Doha, celebrates its first year of success with best all-day dining restaurant. The Lebanese restaurant concept offers an international menu with a twist on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, a salad bar, a daily special and much more. It has quickly gained reputation for being the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends.
Next on the list is NAR restaurant, which was awarded best Turkish casual dining. The concept is diligently designed to infuse the look and feel of the contemporary realm into the world of authentic Turkish flavors, offering Anatolian cuisine in a lively and casual setting.
Another Mexican restaurant within the group, celebrates its success at the awards, by being the favorite Mexican restaurant in town, based on people’s votes. Maya Doha, located at the Kempinski Residences and Suites Doha, has served as a culinary hotspot for years, offering exciting Mexican flavors rooted in tradition.
Lobito de Mar Doha, wins favorite Mediterranean restaurant for 2023. A casual beach restaurant situated in Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl Doha, and a seafood tapas lounge all in one, Lobito De Mar is inspired by the most popular and accessible fish, seafood and paella dishes by 3 Michelin star chef, Dani Garcia.
Public House, the ultimate Retro American Diner at the heart of Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel in Doha, wins best sports bar award for 2023. Through a bold take on vintage style the concept rises amidst competitor in terms of its homey feel and conceptual approach that gathers a full-fledged experience of flavors and sportsmanship vibes.
Finally, best outdoor bar award goes to the famous Antika. The concept serves the best of Levantine cuisine with inimitable Lebanese flavors, promising all the makings for a night to remember with live DJ entertainment.
Promising parallel dedication and beyond, Alfardan Hospitality looks forward to pioneer Qatar’s gastronomical industry with an elevated experience in each of their luxury fine dining concepts in 2023 and so forth.