Restaurants & Cafés
Our museums and galleries host cafés for casual dining, drinks and snacks, as well as restaurants that pair cultural excursions with haute cuisine.
Located at the Fire Station Artist in Residence building.
Set within the Fire Station complex adjacent to the artists' studios, the café offers a cool and informal setting for light food and drinks with a local twist.
Café #999 is a collaboration between Qatar Museums and Salam Hospitality.
The Fire Station is conveniently located between the Corniche and Al Sadd. Cafe #999 is open from 8am to 11pm Saturday to Thursday and 2pm to 11pm on Fridays.
Embark on a refined, generous and enchanted culinary journey at IDAM, Alain Ducasse's first restaurant in the Middle East.
In the heart of the museum, with spectacular views of the Doha skyline, IDAM offers an innovative and flavorsome selection of contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine designed with an Arabic twist. Timeless classics of local and regional cuisine, with most ingredients sourced locally in Qatar.
Philippe Starck’s unique and exquisite decor creates a sophisticated atmosphere.
For more information and to make a reservation, visit MIA.
Located in the Atrium of the Museum of Islamic Art, the MIA Café fuses authentic hospitality and modernity in a peaceful environment and stylish interior, designed by Philippe Starck.
The menu is regularly updated with a collection of homemade international favourites and signature creations, fresh juices, salads and hot drinks.
Mathaf's stripped-back coffee bar is designed around the modern art of conversation. It's comfortable and contemporary, with plenty of space, good food and a nicely chilled atmosphere.
Al Riwaq Café
The café is a permanent fixture at QM Gallery Al Riwaq during exhibitions, when it is transformed to the relevant theme and branding of any given show.
The Al Riwaq Café is catered by IN-Q Catering.
Put some art into hosting with IN-Q Catering and ensure an elegant and innovative fine dining experience like no other.
IN-Q catering is the in-house caterer of Qatar Museums and QM venues. We provide an exclusive catering service for Qatar Museums exhibitions & gallery openings, Qatar cultural events, meetings and gala dinners at the Museum of Islamic Art and Qatar museum venues.
Café 875 is located on the mezzanine floor over the main lobby and offers a chance to experience the unique Majlis, a traditional setting from the Qatari Bedouin nomadic lifestyle and enduring hospitality, as well as a more familiar contemporary café seating.
Café 875's design was inspired by traditional Qatari gold jewellery, particularly the medallion rings. ‘875’ represents a grade of fineness or purity of gold. It is very rare to come across, and it is only available in the Arab world. The Café’s design incorporates an intervention by young Qatari artist Bouthayna Al Muftah around the concept of gold, traditionally worn only by women.
Desert Rose Café
Located on the ground floor and open to both the lagoon (at the Corniche side) and to the Baraha courtyard, the Desert Rose Café is operated by Chef Nouf Al Marri, one of the best chefs in Qatar specializing in Qatari cuisine. The café is an oasis of Desert Rose formations, offering a perfect mid-way rest spot for visitors to break the journey through the galleries.
The design of Desert Rose Café is a direct reference to the impressive urban scale of Jean Nouvel’s architecture, re-imagined at a human level, just like the naturally occurring desert rose mineral formation that pops out as a crystalized jewel from an otherwise vast and endless desert.
The Jiwan Restaurant, located on the fourth floor at the top of the museum, has stunning panoramic views over the aquamarine water of Doha Bay. From the outdoor terrace with its impressive views, visitors can look over the desert rose-inspired architecture by Jean Nouvel and the newly restored Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani. Small dining pods are inspired by the sand dunes of the inland sea or Khor Al Adaid, offering guests the best vantage point to catch the softly fading light of dusk and sunsets over the sea.
The design of the restaurant draws inspiration from the unique Qatari nature and geography where the sea comes deep into the heart of the desert. Jiwan is named after the Qatari word for the “perfect pearl”, rose-tinted white, completely round with a lustre so pure that it comes alive with radiance. Over four million pearl-like crystal beads are suspended from the ceiling, gently dancing with the air or when guests move around. The subtle movement above creates an experience for guests as if they were diving under the water.
The VIP Lounge features a sculpture, Central Midkhan, created by young Qatari multidisciplinary artist Aisha Nasser Al-Sowaidi. A midkhan is a Qatari household item, ancient but still used today to hold incense.