FACT Qatar Magazine hosted another stunning awards ceremony for the fourth annual FACT Dining Awards, on April 8. The much-anticipated event, which heralds another successful year of operation for the publication in Doha, was held at one of the city’s most beautiful al fresco hotspots, The Secret Garden at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha. Close to 400 guests were seen mingling, whilst enjoying a night of great company and food and drinks, as the winners from the 34 categories were announced…

INTERNATIONAL

BEST: Elements, Four Seasons Hotel Doha

FAVOURITE: Teatro, City Centre Rotana Doha

ITALIAN

BEST: Antica Pesa, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Doha

FAVOURITE: The Italian Job, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha

MEDITERRANEAN

BEST: Gordon Ramsay Doha, The St. Regis Doha

FAVOURITE: Mykonos, InterContinental Doha

EUROPEAN

BEST: Market by Jean-Georges, W Doha Hotel & Residences

FAVOURITE: The French Olive, Al Sadd

MIDDLE ESTERN

BEST: Al Nahham, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

FAVOURITE: Parisa, Souq Waqif Doha

LEBANESE

BEST: Al Mourjan, Corniche Promenade

FAVOURITE: Burj Al Hamam, The Pearl Qatar

MOROCCAN

BEST: Argan, Al Jasra Boutique Hotel

FAVOURITE: Mssamen & Atai, Qanat Quartier

SEAFOOD

BEST: Lobster, Al Hazm Mall

FAVOURITE: Al Sayyad, The Diplomatic Club

CHINESE

BEST: Shanghai Club, Shangri-La Hotel Doha

FAVOURITE: Ruby Wu’s, The Radisson Blu Hotel Doha

SOUTH EAST ASIAN

BEST: Zengo, Kempinski Residences & Suites

FAVOURITE: Isaan, Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

JAPANESE

BEST: Nobu, Four Seasons Hotel Doha

FAVOURITE: Nozomi, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha

INDIAN

BEST: Taj Rasoi, Doha Marriott Hotel

FAVOURITE: Gymkhana, Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel

LATIN AMERICAN

BEST: Toro Toro, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha

FAVOURITE: Rodizio Brazilian Churrascaria, Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

NORTH AMERICAN

BEST: Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

FAVOURITE: The Cheesecake Factory, Various Locations

STEAKHOUSE

BEST: New York Steakhouse, Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel

FAVOURITE: Prime, InterContinental Doha The City

BREAKFAST

BEST: Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

FAVOURITE: Eggspectation, The Pearl Qatar

ALL-DAY DINING

BEST: The Lagoon, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

FAVOURITE: Al Liwan, Sharq Village Hotel & Spa

AL FRESCO DINING

BEST: Q Lounge & Restaurant, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

FAVOURITE: Al Terrace, Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel

CASUAL DINING

BEST: Vapiano, The Gate Mall

FAVOURITE: Sumo Sushi & Bento, Doha Festival City

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

BEST: Carluccio’s, The Pearl Qatar

FAVOURITE: Nando’s, Various Locations

BAR

BEST: Pure, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Doha – Old Town

FAVOURITE: Trader Vic’s, Hilton Doha

LOUNGE

BEST: Secret Garden, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha

FAVOURITE: Sky View, La Cigale Hotel, Doha

PUB

BEST: Belgian Café, InterContinental Doha

FAVOURITE: Boston’s, City Centre Rotana Doha

CLUB

BEST: Illusion, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Doha 

FAVOURITE: Society Lounge, Hilton Doha

CAFÉ

BEST: Meesh Café, Crowne Plaza Doha, The Business Park   

FAVOURITE: Life with Cacao, Mall of Qatar

SHISHA LOUNGE & TERRACE

BEST: Al Jalsa Garden, InterContinental Doha The City   

FAVOURITE: Al Nafourah Garden, Oryx Rotana Doha

TEA ROOM

BEST: TWG Tea Restaurant, Mall of Qatar

FAVOURITE: Torch Tea Garden, The Torch Doha

IN-MALL

BEST: Ocean Basket, Mall of Qatar

FAVOURITE: The Butcher Shop & Grill, Villagio Mall

FRIDAY BRUNCH

BEST: The St. Regis Grand Brunch, The St. Regis Doha

FAVOURITE: Bubbalicious Brunch, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FRIDAY BRUNCH

BEST: Farmer’s Brunch at The Lagoon, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

FAVOURITE: Garden Brunch at La Veranda, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

SATURDAY BRUNCH

BEST: Royal Thai Brunch, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

FAVOURITE: Dim Sum Brunch at Shanghai Club, Shangri-La Hotel Doha

NEWCOMER – FINE DINING

BEST: CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Mondrian Doha

FAVOURITE: Nusr-Et Steakhouse, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

NEWCOMER – CASUAL DINING

BEST: Jamie’s Italian, Doha Festival City

FAVOURITE: The Pier, Four Seasons Hotel Doha

OVERALL

BEST: Morimoto Doha, Mondrian Doha

FAVOURITE: Spice Market, W Doha Hotel & Residences