The "Mykonos" Restaurant in Doha
Trip Start Oct 25, 2012
22Trip End Nov 07, 2012
The first night we arrived seems like yesterday. We had an enjoyable time with our son and his wife who it is true they insisted to show us more but we wanted to take every day as it comes and we enjoyed the moments spent at home just as much.
On our way home from the Grand Heritage Hotel we stop for lunch at the "Mykonos" restaurant. It was recently awarded as the best family restaurant in Doha by "Time Out" and it is a place our children visit frequently.
Now for those of you who want to see what we had and what the place is like I thought to have my review the one that is already published on TripAdvisor and VTourist for you to read.
There is No end to the Delicious flavours ….A 'must visit'
What a nice surprise to come across a restaurant in Doha that shares the same name with the most beautiful island of the world! Yes, for us Greeks the island of Mykonos is the most beautiful island worldwide and I also urge through this review anyone who has never visited it to do so.
Being a Greek I inevitably felt that we had to visit it as its name was a challenge. We made reservations for dinner but we had to change it to lunch because we had to catch a very late flight back home later that evening. Of course when we found out that the real programme with music, dancing and singing…even with plates thrown in the air is on every single night (just as in Greece) I felt disappointed because we were going to miss all this.
The restaurant which is part of the Intercontinental Hotel was full the moment we arrived. Thee hotel is approximately 2.6 km from the city centre of Doha.
It is obvious that the owner of the Intercontinental who was enjoying his lunch only a few metres away from us by the pool has bonds with Mykonos and the Greek cuisine
What a relaxing and friendly atmosphere! Pity that it was our last day in Doha otherwise we would have surely be back another night to have dinner here.
I was curious to see what the signature dishes here are and they are mainly three.
The Confit of lamb shank Qr. 110, the Beef stew "giouvetsi" Qr. 85 and the Hammour fillet Qr.90.
Side orders cost Qr. 25 and these are the Greek salad, Rocca salad, Mashed potato, Grilled vegetables, Potato wedges, or White rice.
For the curious ones who want to know the price of the Traditional Greek Mousaka it is Qr. 75, and the most expensive dish in the catalogue is of course the Lobster Linguini. It is served in light tomato sauce, basil and extra virgin olive oil and it costs Qr. 135.
Not long while we were looking at the catalogue the chef comes out to welcome us as he heard that we are Greeks
I urge people visiting Doha not to miss this restaurant with the myriad Mediterranean tastes. The catalogue is long and the chef guaranteed that everything offered is of the best quality with fresh ingredients.
We got acquainted with the chef and the Greek people there and when asked what we wanted to have I explained that we preferred something light that day. I decided to rely completely on the chef Mr. Panos for our menu.
We did not have to wait long for the food to be brought to us. We accompanied everything with some fine pink 'rose' wine and this time Mr. Tsiknas was the one who decided for this.
We had the Traditional Greek Spinach pie for Qr.40, the Mykonos Greek salad for Qr. 65, the Zucchini Patties for Qr,50, the Staffed wine leaves “Dolmadakia” for Qr.45, the Marinated Octopus Salad for Qr
The main dish we had was Grilled Tiger Prawns which were mixed with green leaves, tomato and caper vinaigrette. Qr.126.
I did not regret that I let the people of Mykonos decide for our menu. Everything was exceptional, fresh and so tasty. If we ever go back and I think we will be back in Doha soon we shall come here for dinner for sure. It is a complete different picture compared to other restaurants, with guests getting excited with the bouzouki music, the singing and dancing.
I highly recommend Mykonos by all means – A ‘must visit’ before going anywhere else!