Qatar Duty Free has opened three new restaurant concepts at Hamad International Airport: Soprafino, Qataf Café and Le Grand Comptoir. Located in concourse C, close to the iconic lamp bear, the new restaurants raise the bar yet again in airport dining by providing a sophisticated environment offering world-class cuisine.
Qataf Café, which is named after the Qatari national flower, the Qataf, combines traditional Arabic hospitality with a contemporary design. The interior of the café contrasts the warm and rich ambiance of a majlis – complete with comfortable Arabic cushions and intricate Moroccan lamps – with a modern, copper and stainless steel counter that was handmade in Ireland exclusively for Qataf Café. A focal point of the café is the 1940s Italian Elektra coffee machine that also gives the café design a retro look and feel. Together with coffee and Arabic sweets, the Qataf Café menu offers a selection of mezze style platters for sharing and other traditional Arabic dishes with a modern edge such as the classic Moroccan tagine.
Soprafino is Qatar Duty Free’s Italian “al fresco” style restaurant brought to HIA in conjunction with celebrity chef Massimo Capra. Well-known for his simple and uncomplicated approach to classic Italian cuisine, which is executed with a sense of flair and fun, the chef always adds a contemporary twist to traditional dishes such as his signature minestrone soup, risotto and tiramisu. The menu at Soprafino embodies core Italian family values and offers child-size portions of any dish for children who are made very welcome at this friendly, family restaurant.
Le Grand Comptoir is a classy brasserie style restaurant that evolves throughout the day from a chic breakfast venue in the morning, where passengers can take their pick from a variety of international breakfast options, to a relaxed evening destination with low lighting and a pianist providing entertainment for diners. Meanwhile, at lunchtime, Le Grand Comptoir is the ideal place to enjoy a light bistro-style dish such as a fresh salad Niçoise or other classic French dish such as a croque monsieur.