In a week in which I got Bronchitis, lost my purse and was refused a visa for a holiday to China, Thursday couldn’t come quick enough. We had a table booked for 7.30pm and when we arrived the Jazz Club was quite busy with a mix of people eating and drinking. I was surprised at the decor, it’s a complete contrast to JALC, a sunken bar behind which the band was set up, white leather chairs, pearlescent tiles and low lighting. I really liked the vibe it created.
We selected drinks from the happy hour menu which runs 5-8pm then ordered food. For starters we shared Asian Touch, little sticks of very tender lamb, beef and chicken sat on top of a rich, sweet satay sauce they were delicious. We both chose tenderloin for our main course and it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had, the best I’ve had so far in Doha. It was cooked to perfection, well seasoned and had great flavour, the mash and steamed veg as accompaniments were also very good. I am not usually a fan of food served on slate / wood but as this had a section for the sides it was better. I was too full for dessert but Greg battled through and had deep fried ice cream in a cornflake crust which he really enjoyed. My one ( very small criticism) is serving individual plastic portions of very hard butter – the breadbasket was really very good and serving butter like this didn’t really fit in with the rest of the food.
About 9pm the lights dimmed further and the band started to play. At this point it got much busier and despite the buzz of a full bar the music could still be enjoyed. The band were really entertaining and the female vocalist was good. There was a mixture of music from ‘ At Last’ ‘ Valerie’ to ‘ Stand By Me’ and ‘ Venus’. As we left about 11pm there were very few free seats left.
Throughout the night the atmosphere and service was excellent. I’d estimate for 3 courses it would cost about 300QRpp and the quality of the food makes this good value. If you like live music and steak you really should give it a go, especially as a small group or a couple.
* On this occasion I was a guest of the Jazz Club, as always my review is completely honest and the photographs are my own.