Finding somewhere to eat when you’re on holiday with younger children can sometimes be a challenge. But you’ll find eating out in Doha with the kids is easy, thanks to the wide choice of family-friendly restaurants in Qatar’s capital. They’ll learn to enjoy dining out from a young age, and you’ll love your food all the more when it’s this enjoyable and relaxing.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite during a retail therapy session or are seeking somewhere the children can have fun and play, here’s our top pick of restaurants to try in Doha.
Stay in-house at Omnia
If you’re staying with us at Premier Inn Doha Education City or just driving by, join us at Omnia our in-house family-friendly restaurant. Choose from an array of tasty dishes from our a la carte menu, or help yourself to our international buffet.
With a dedicated menu for younger diners and weekly specials for grown-ups, we aim to make your taste buds tingle and keep your tummy full!
Chef’s Garden at Education City
Make sure they’re getting their 5-a-day as well as enjoying plenty of fun and exercise when you book a table at Chef’s Garden. Located in Doha’s Education City, this firm family favourite offers a good choice of dishes that all ages will enjoy, made using locally-sourced, organic produce.
There’s a good-sized lawn area with play equipment, so the little ones can run around between courses. There’s also a supervised soft play area, where staff will look after your kids (aged over three years old) giving the grown-ups a little bit of peace to relax and savour your meal even more.
Fast food for all the family
If your kids (and you) can’t get enough of fast food, head to Gulf Mall, where you’ll find local and international favourites serving up everything from burgers and pizza to falafel and salted caramel milkshakes. French bakery chain Brioche Doree at the mall offers a wide range of lighter bites, including a dedicated children’s menu. You can indulge your sweet tooth too, with the delicious choice of cupcakes and tarts all washed down with a freakshake.
After enjoying your meal, extend the family outing with a browse around the shops, or spend time on the rides and games at Go Fun family entertainment centre in the mall.
A taste of Italy at Eataly
Enjoy the deliciously moreish pasta, pizza, and other Italian classics at Eataly at the Mall of Qatar, which is popular with children and adults alike. Kids have their own special ‘Bambini’ menu, featuring perfect kid-sized dishes ranging from calamari to pizza margherita. Adults can browse the gourmet menu including sharing platters, seafood and a rotisserie. A family meal out here is sure to inspire a love of fine dining in your child. If they’re already starting to be a bit of a whiz in the kitchen then let them explore their creative side by booking one of the regular cooking workshops that are run just for the kids.
Asian spice at Wagamama
Enjoy flavourful Japanese and Asian dishes at Wagamama without worrying what the kids will eat. The children’s menu features a wide choice of mini dishes that are sure to please fussy eaters, with the sauces served separately so they can choose to try as much or as little as they want. They can round the meal off with a healthy but delicious natural fruit ice-lolly. There are three Wagamama restaurants in Qatar to choose from, including one in the Mall of Qatar.
Premier Inn Doha Education City is a comfortable base to explore the choice of family-friendly restaurants Qatar. There’s a free shuttle bus to both Gulf Mall and the Mall of Qatar to make getting around easy. With a free-swimming pool for guests, your kids can work up an appetite first.