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My name’s Brian Candy and this is my best mates, Steve Mackie. And together were going to take you on a tour of Qatar’s must visit restaurants and have a jolly good chat to the people behind the food as well.

Today you join us in the Crossroads restaurant located in the City Centre Marriott Marquise. Where we’re checking out African Curries.

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel – @MMarquisDoha

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Brian Candy – @iCandy_pw
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Steve Mackie – @BizStartUpQatar
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My name’s Brian Candy and this is one of my best mates, Steve Mackie. And together were going to take you on a tour of Qatar’s must visit restaurants and have a jolly good chat to the people behind the food as well.

Today you join us in the Crossroads restaurant located in the City Centre Marriott Marquise. Where we’re trying out their Sunday Street Food theme ‘Noodles’. At just QR 65 for a choice of 2 noodle dishes out of a possible 4, it represents tremendous value. And if you watch the video, you will see that it’s 100% authentic.

Marriott Marquis Crossroads Restaurant - Street Food Noodles
Marriott Marquis Crossroads Restaurant – Street Food Noodles

Steve and I would like to thank Chef de Cuisine in charge of crossroads: chef Jega. And Chef de Partie Munira. Both from Malaysia. Who prepared two amazing dishes for us.

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel – @MMarquisDoha

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Brian Candy – @iCandy_pw
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Steve Mackie – @BizStartUpQatar
linkedin.com/in/stevemackiesolutionsfour

https://qatarquick.com/

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We came to Crossroads Kitchen to try their fish and chips got talking about the great Scottish delicacy which is deep fried Mars bars. And the staff at Marriott Marquis very kindly prepared some for us.

Rachel wasn’t a big fan. But I was completely blown away by them. Just look into my eyes when I take my first bite.

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Come and experience traditional fish and chips with Rachel Morris who in my opinion is Qatar’s number one food critic. And she’s also the owner and operator of life on the wedge Which is Qatar’s must read food and travel blog. And joining her is myself, Brian Candy. A bloke who likes eating a lot and talking a lot.
You join us At Crossroads Kitchen A street food restaurant within the Marriott Marquis Doha. Offering great food from around the world at exceedingly reasonable prices.

Super pleasantly surprised

Just occasionally I get a nice surprise. And on Friday I was super pleasantly surprised. We headed to a restaurant located in a mall. Now when I think of restaurants in malls, my expectations are not that high. But this restaurant quite simply doesn’t belong in a mall. I’m talking about ‘Layali Aley’. Located on a corner of Gulf Mall, and accessible only from the outside. So you could argue it’s outside a mall instead of inside.

We have visited and paid for our breakfast at the SMBC. Our review is first hand informed and independant
We have visited and recommend Layali Aley

I knew nothing about the restaurant in advance. I was invited by my son to go with him, and he didn’t know much about it either until we got there. So this is why I had such a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

Opulent

Layali Aley is quite simply opulent. Oozing with quality and comfort. And serving some of the best Lebanese cuisine I have ever tried. Their food is right up there with the very finest in Qatar. Not what you expect to find in a mall. And here is the real kicker… they are really, really, reasonably priced. Our three courses with drinks (excluding shisha) came to around QR 200 each. And trust me you would not mind paying it.

The soft furnishings mean you feel relaxed and unhurried. This is an environment where you can settle down and dwell. The service was attentive and informative, and quite educational as well for me. There is nothing rushed about Layali Aley. You do not feel like you are being processed, harvested and your table released as soon as possible.

Exceptional food

The food was exceptional. I’m not a food critic, so I’m not going to bore you with detail. I will simply say that the food was cooked to perfection, presented beautifully and burst with flavor.

Shisha

After our meal we settled back and enjoyed some shisha. I’m not a shisha expert, but this was good shisha. If you don’t like smoke there are areas where you can escape it.

If you are in, or near Gulf Mall. I strongly recommend you set aside some time for Layali Aley. Take some good company with you, and be as pleasantly surprised as I was. Ask for Krishna, he will look after you.

Layali Aley: +974 44 56 82 45

https://www.layalialey.com/

Located in Gulf Mall