Ritz Carlton’s Friday Farmer’s Brunch

Another weekend, another brunch scene to try. Despite the (still ongoing) blockade, Doha brunch scene is far from slowing down. Whether you are planning to move to Doha, new in Doha or aging in Doha (like myself), going for a Friday brunch is one of the things you must try (at least once). They are plenty! Last week, I tried Ritz Carlton’s Friday Farmer’s Brunch.

Ritz Carlton’s Friday Farmer’s Brunch

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch

Taste. Interact. Experience.

Showcasing both locally produced and sourced ingredients, this theme brunch is like a homage to Qatar’s agricultural abundance. In trying times like the current situation, going local is an effective way of showing support not only to local producers but to Qatar in general.

Taste

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Farm to Fork

Freshness Guaranteed.

With a bold promise of “Farm to Fork“, each item in the buffet spread is guaranteed fresh and of top-notch quality. I must say that the selection is on the modest side compared to most Friday buffets but it makes up for the quality which for me is more important. Several stations were nicely laid out including a bread wagon, tomato and mozzarella bar, artisan cheese bar, sushi and lox bar, juice station, and roasted meat section among others.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Pretzels

Freshly baked pretzels.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Cupcakes

Artisanal cupcakes are a must-try.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Bread Bowls

Chowder in dainty bread bowls are also available.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Sushi

Nigiri and Maki Station

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Tomato and Mozzarella Bar

Tomato and Mozarella Bar

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Roasted meat

Roaster’s corner

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Lox Station

Lox Station

Must-try

But among all the dishes that I tried, my ultimate top pick is the avocado station. I am an avo fan myself and seeing an avocado station is so rare, it felt like I found a unicorn that day! As for drinks, don’t miss the refreshing signature watermelon ice tea.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch avocado toast

Salmon and Avocado toast

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Avocado Station

More Avocados

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Watermelon Ice Tea

Mojito and Watermelon Ice Tea

Interact

Aside from the food, the other highlight of the Farmer’s Brunch is the opportunity to interact with live animals in a mock-up mini zoo. Kids (and even adults) can interact with these pet animals including a pony, sheep, and rabbit among others. There is also a bouncy castle and face painting station available.

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch RabbitRitz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch SheepRitz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch DuckRitz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Pony

Experience

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch

Attention to details.

If the good Old McDonald decides to go for brunch, he will surely appreciate this one. Offering a unique concept of food-to-share set in country-style, farm ambiance, your inner farmboy/farmgirl will surely be unleashed. I am appreciative of details and like how my former advertising boss would always tell me: “The devil is in the details.” From the barn-like entrance, hay-bales, to a number of wagon-stations, Ritz Carlton really knows how to throw a proper “theme brunch.”

Interesting note: several items (artisanal cupcakes, homemade pies, and bread) are available for purchase. If you love the brunch experience, you can take a “piece” at home.

Overall, the farm concept definitely caters more to families and kids. While I appreciate such novelty, I know that the kids would love the experience more than I do. The crowd is lively and the music is festive. If you are looking for a rather laid back Friday brunch, maybe this is not a top recommendation. I am on the fence on the mini zoo aspect of the brunch as I do not support animals being caged for show purposes. Sure, it brings some interactive fun but it’s just not my cup of tea.

As the weather starts to become better, you have plenty more reasons to try this one out and enjoy the alfresco dining experience. Be it for the food or the interactive experience, there is something for everyone. I’ll go back just for the avocado and sushi station alone.

How about you? Which one is your favorite?

Ritz Carlton's Friday Farmer's Brunch Crowd

Family-oriented crowd.

Details

Ritz Carlton’s Friday Farmer’s Brunch

The Lagoon Restaurant

12:30-4:00 PM

QAR 249 (inclusive of soft beverages)

QAR 349 (inclusive of selected house beverages)

QAR 399 (inclusive of sparkling wine)

QAR 110 for children aged 5-12.

For reservation, you may call 4484 8512 or 4484 800. You can also send an email to dining.doha@ritzcarlton.com

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DISCLOSURE

I was a guest at Ritz Carton’s Friday Famer’s Brunch on this occasion. However, all photos and opinions are mine.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Fatimah
    October 8, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Lovely review. I felt like I was there. Been planning on going and I now have a much better idea of what it will be like.

    • October 8, 2017 / 10:42 am

      I’m glad you found it helpful. Enjoy your Farmer’s Brunch soon. 🙂

  2. Ahmed Nagah
    November 9, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    That was the best branch i have ever been too … I’ll be waiting RITZ to add Entertainer back to it’s ONE + ONE list.

    • November 9, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Oh yes, I hope Entertainer will include them back (soon). I enjoyed the food selection too. I’m on the fence with the animals though.

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