So last week while drowning in a ton of work I opened my mailbox to find a very special invite to C Lounge at the Sharq Village Resort & Spa. The invite said stay calm, be classy, eat cake, drink a cocktail, find your center and come as you are.
Having read just what I needed to hear, from then on lets just say it was pretty hard to concentrate on work. All I did was to think about my midweek weekend..ish break.
As the invite said relaunch I assumed in my head that would entail the terrace being renovated or a change in the setting/ decor and ambience. However a soft reburbishment meant old furniture painted white and new to match the intended greek setting, a few heaters, soft pashmina’s and a bunch of scattered sheesha’s. In all to my surprise everything else was pretty much exactly the same. Hence for all the frequent goers at sundowners this statutory warning – “Head to C lounge with little expectation for change”
Ok,that said lets focus on what’s on offer. Signature cocktails and a variety of flavors of shisha under a blankets of stars. The lounge is open daily from 4 pm to 11pm with the exception of Sundays.
A softy renovated Al Dana also introduces a new culinary concept with new chef de cuisine Evangelos Liakouris, who holds fort at the signature seafood restaurant and brings in the vibrant freshness of the Blue Zone Ikarian diet, renowned as the best-kept secret to longevity. A quick chat with Chef Liakouris and he vouches on cooking up creative renditions, by using fresh vegetables, fish and seafood, and the use of Mediterranean herbs and olive oil as essential ingredients to his brasserie-style healthy food concept.
I personally had a lovely evening with great company and fun conversations over a few pass arounds that were good enough to leave me impressed. I would definitely recommend C lounge for a nice few drinks & shisha after work. I’ll have to go back to try the full menu to honestly recommend the food on offer at Al Dana.
Damages : Drinks are decently priced as standard Doha rates starting from 35 QR to 65 QR. Also starters both hot and cold are priced at 45 QR, flavored sheesha at 120 QR & regular at 90 QR which is a bit too much in my opinion but probably good as smoking is injurious to health. ( Note* food and drink menus are available in the link below)
C Lounge Hour / Every Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m., guests can make the weekday count with the One-for-One offer on individual beverage orders from the menu.
Aperitivo Wednesdays / Wednesday is the new Thursday. Guests can enjoy pre-dinner Aperitivo in true Italian tradition every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., featuring Italian signature cocktails accompanied with a gracious selection of complimentary Italian bites that are refreshed weekly by the Chef’s inspiration.
Bon Appetite & Cheers!
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For restaurant reservations and more information on Sharq Village and Spa, contact the hotel at +974 4425 6666 or visit the website at www.ritzcarlton.com/SharqVillage