We’re celeb rating all things food and hospitality for the second time with the FACT Dining Awards 2016. The foodie scene in the city has been abuzz this last 12 months , and now it ’s time to reward the hard work. Here we go *drum roll *… announcing the nominees of the FACT Dining Awards 2016!

INTERNATIONAL
CROSSROADS KITCHEN – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
CHOICES – Oryx Rotana Doha
CORNICHE RESTAURANT – Doha Marriott Hotel
THE GRILL – Grand Hyatt Doha
THE LAGOON – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
AZRAQ – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara


ITALIAN
IL TEATRO – Four Seasons Hotel Doha
CUCINA – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
ANTICA PESA – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
LA VERANDA – Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
PORCINI – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
LA SPIGA BY PAPER MOON – W Doha Hotel & Residences
ROCCA – Grand Hyatt Doha
THE ITALIAN JOB – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
THE FRENCH OLIVE – Al Sadd


MEDITTERANEAN
IDAM – Museum of Islamic Art
SAWA – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
EMIRGAN SUTIS – Al Emadi Financial Square
MYKONOS – InterContinental Doha


FRENCH
MAXIM – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
LAMER – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
LA VARENNE – Qatar Luxury Group
LINA’S PARIS – Ezdan Mall


EUROPEAN
MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES – W Doha Hotel & Residences
OPAL BY GORDAN RAMSAY – The St. Regis Doha
AROMA – Kempinski Residences & Suites
BELGIAN CAFÉ – InterContinental Doha
SHAKESPEARE & CO – The Pearl Qatar


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MIDDLE EASTERN
AL LIWAN – Sharq Village & Spa
AL NAFOURAH GARDEN – Oryx Rotana Doha
MAJLIS – Grand Hyatt Doha
AL SUFRA – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
MAMIG – Katara Cultural Village
AL NAHHAM – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara


LEBANESE
AL MOURJAN – Corniche
LEILA – The Gate Mall
AL SULTAN BRAHIM – The St. Regis Doha
AL SHAHEEN – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
URJ AL HAMAM – The Pearl Qatar


SEAFOOD
AZIZA – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
FISHMARKET – InterContinental Doha
L’WZAAR – Katara Cultural Village
PIER 12 – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
AL DANA– Sharq Village & Spa
AL MASKAR – Sheraton Doha Resort &Convention Hotel
Q LOUNGE & RESTAURANT – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara


CHINESE
HAKKASAN – The St. Regis Doha
CHI’ZEN – Oryx Rotana Doha
RUBY WU’S – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
CHOP STICKS – Wyndham Grand Regency


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SOUTH EAST ASIAN
ASIA LIVE – Doha Marriott Hotel
SPICE MARKET – W Doha Hotel & Residences
ISAAN – Grand Hyatt Doha
HWANG – InterContinental Doha The City
NOODLE HOUSE – Various Locations


JAPANESE
SAKURA – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
NOBU – Four Seasons Hotel Doha
YEN SUSHI BAR – La Cigale Hotel
NOZOMI – Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha
MEGU – The Pearl-Qatar


INDIAN
SAFFRON LOUNGE – Katara Cultural Village
TAJ RASOI – Doha Marriott Hotel
CHINGARI – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
ROYAL TANDOOR – Souq Waqif
SIGNATURE BY SANJEEV KAPOOR – MELIA DOHA


MOROCCAN
ARGAN – Souq Waqif
MARRAKECH – Lagoona Mall
TAJINE – Souq Waqif
TANGIA – Wyndham Grand Regency Doha


LATIN AMERICAN
IPANEMA – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
PALOMA – InterContinental Doha
SALSA – Doha Marriott Hotel
TORO TORO – Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha
LATINO STEAKHOUSE – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel


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STEAKHOUSE
JW’S STEAKHOUSE – Doha Marriott Hotel
PRIME – InterContinental Doha The City
NEW YORK STEAKHOUSE – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
ASTOR GRILL – The St. Regis Doha
BENTLEY’S GRILL – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
THE ANVIL ROOMS – Qatar Luxury Group


SPANISH
THE CELLAR – Oryx Rotana Doha
EL FARO – Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha
ACEITE – Melia Doha
PICASSO’S – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha


ALL-DAY DINING
FORKNIFE – Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
AZRAQ – Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara
SEASONS RESTAURANT – Mövenpick Hotel Doha
THE SQUARE – InterContinental Doha The City
W CAFÉ – W Doha Hotel & Residences
SRIDAN – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha


AL FRESCO DINING
C LOUNGE – Sharq Village & Spa
OPAL BY GORDON RAMSAY – The St. Regis Doha
ADMIRAL’S CLUB – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
POOL GRILL – Four Seasons Hotel Doha
CARLUCCIO’S – THE PEARL QATAR
ROCCA – Grand Hyatt Doha
LA VERANDA – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel


BAR
BELGIAN CAFÉ – InterContinental Doha
DUNES – Grand Hyatt Doha
TRADER VIC’S – Hilt on Doha
CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
IRISH HARP – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
SHEHRAZAD – Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
OYSTER BAY & BAR – The St.Regis Doha
THE DEN – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha


LOUNGE
VINTAGE LOUNGE – The St. Regis Doha
JAZZ CLUB – Oryx Rotana Doha
BOHEMIA – Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha
Z LOUNGE – Kempinski Residences & Suites
WAHM – W Doha Hotel & Residences
HABANOS – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
STRATA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE- InterContinental Doha The City
SKY VIEW LOUNGE – La Cigale Hotel
PEARL LOUNGE – Doha Marriott Hotel
GLO COCKTAIL BAR – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha


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CAFÉ
CAFÉ MURANO – Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha
GOURMET HOUSE – Kempinski Residences & Suites
LIME TREE LOBBY LOUNGE – Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
AL JALSA – Sharq Village & Spa
W CAFÉ – W Doha Hotel & Residences
SKY LOUNGE – Oryx Rotana Doha
LOBBY LOUNGE – InterContinental Doha The City
BISCOTTI – Grand Hyatt
MONOPRIX CAFÉ – West Bay


TEA ROOM
TEA LOUNGE – InterContinental Doha
THE LOBBY LOUNGE – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
SARAB LOUNGE – The St. Regis Doha
SEASONS TEA LOUNGE – Four Seasons
Hotel Doha
AL MAHA – Grand Hyatt Doha
ARGO TEA CAFÉ – Landmark Mall
WEST END CAFE – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha


COFFEE HOUSE
CHOCOLATE BAR – The Pearl Qatar
GLORIA JEAN’S – Various Locations
STARBUCKS – Various Locations
COSTA COFFEE – Various Locations
THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF – Various Locations
EMPORIO ARMANI CAFFE – The Pearl Qatar


IN-MALL
SUGAR & SPICE – Lagoona Mall
VAPIANO – The Gate Mall
NANDO’S – Various Locations
EATOPIA – The Gate mall
JONES THE GROCER – The Gate Mall
THE BUTCHER SHOP & GRILL – Villagio Mall
BIELLA – Various Locations
TIM HORTONS – Various Locations
IKEA RESTAURANT- Doha Festival City


PATISSERIE
ANGELINA PARIS – The Gate Mall
FAUCHON – Various Locations
BRIOCHE DOREE – The Gulf Mall
PAUL CAFÉ – Various Locations
CHAC’LATE – Katara Cultural Village
RED VELVET CUPCAKERY – Katara Cultural Village


FRIDAY BRUNCH
VINE – The St. Regis Doha
THE LAGOON – The Ritz-Carlton Doha
CHOICES – Oryx Rotana Doha
MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES – W Doha Hotel & Residences
IPANEMA – Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
FOUR SEASONS FRIDAY BRUNCH – Four Seasons Hotel Doha
AL LIWAN – Sharq Village & Spa
ADULTS-ONLY FRIDAY BRUNCH @ YABBY – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha


FAMILY-FRIENDLY BRUNCH
SAWA – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha
THE GRILL – Grand Hyatt Doha
THE SQUARE – InterContinental Doha The City
SEASONS – Mövenpick Hotel Doha
AL HUBARA – Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
CORAL – InterContinental Doha
WEEKEND BRUNCH AT DOHA MARRIOTT RESTAURANT GALLERY – Doha Marriott Hotel


NEWCOMER
ELEMENTS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE – Four Seasons Hotel Doha
WAGAMAMA – Various Locations
URBAN JAZZ KITCHEN – The Pearl Qatar
AL JALSA GARDEN LOUNGE – InterContinental Doha The City
BALMESAN – The Pearl Qatar
MOKARABIA CAFE – The Pearl Medina Central
WAFFLEMEISTER– Lagoona Mall
FUEGO – Shangri-La Hotel, Doha


MOST ANTICIPATED
MIX BAR LOUNGE & TERRACE – The Westin Doha Hotel &Spa
BOSTON’S – City Centre Rotana Doha
KRANE – The Pearl Qatar
HUNTER’S ROOM & GRILL – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
DEBS W REMMAN – Medina Centrale, The Pearl Qatar
OLIVE OIL – City Centre Rotana Doha
LUXE LOUNGE – The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
CARAMEL LOBBY LOUNGE- City Centre Rotana Doha