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“Nice ambience”
Review of Pool Grill

Pool Grill
Ranked #155 of 857 Restaurants in Doha
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Doha, Qatar
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175 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice ambience”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice for a romantic dinner outside. The menu is limited, which probably makes decision easier. The food was good.

Visited January 2013
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Ahmed K, Hotel Manager at Pool Grill, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent dining experience at Pool Grill.

I am delighted to note that you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back here at Four Seasons Hotel Doha in the near future.

Best Regards,
Ahmed Khalaf
Hotel Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just average”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

An ok place to grab a drink and have a bite to eat. Nothing out of this world, its such a shame since its a nice location. We tried to seat on the beach to have a drink and because we werent staying in the hotel they asked us to leave or to pay 350 per person to have a drink after we had spent almost 2000 for lunch. Simply ridiculous!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Mark C
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Ahmed K, Hotel Manager at Pool Grill, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit with us. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations on the day. We do appreciate your feedback as we know that it helps us in improving our services for our guests such as yourself.
I would like to make myself available to you should you wish to further discuss your experience. You may contact me at ahmed.khalaf@fourseasons.com.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to allow us for another chance to extend the service and hospitality that Four Seasons Hotels are known for.

Best Regards,
Ahmed Khalaf
Hotel Manager
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New Braunfels, Texas
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178 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ambience But Pricey”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Pool Grill is located within the Four Seasons hotel complex. It is situated right on the beach and next to the main pool of the hotel. It offers great views of the private beach, the adjacent yacht club as well as Doha Bay. Service is good. It is has a casual, relaxed atmosphere and is a wonderful choice for lunch or an afternoon or evening drink. The only drawback is the price. It will set you back about QR 150. Cocktails are QR80; beer a bit less. If you want a great value for your riyal, this may not be your best bet. However, if you can "stomach" the prices, the quality of the food as well as the setting make for a delightful time out.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Anthony D
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Ahmed K, Hotel Manager at Pool Grill, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for giving us the feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed your time by the pool and noted your observations regarding food and beverage prices.

We do hope to have the chance to welcoming you back to Four Seasons Hotel Doha in the near future.


Best Regards,
Ahmed Khalaf
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Great surroundings, good service... over priced”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Pool Grill is set next to the beach offering a great view and nice ambience but is very expensive for what is still a pretty basic restaurant. Some of the food whilst good is so over priced - QR 140 for a burger with processed cheese on top! Drinks require a mortgage where you'll pay QR 65 for a draught Fosters (which I estimate to be little more in size than a 33cl bottle). Being a beach-side venue the drinks are served in plastic cups, which look aged and very scratched.

The Chimichangas I ordered were a decent portion, of good quality and came with a better than average side salad. Friendly and efficient service but overall not really enough to really make me want to come back any time soon especially with the likes of Market offering an express lunch of 3 courses for 89 QR (which does include the best burger I have had in Qatar).

Lunch for 2:
2 mains, 1 bottle of beer, 1 large water QR 245.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank DrewLBA
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Ahmed K, Hotel Manager at Pool Grill, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit with us.
Your comments on the prices are noted, and for sure will look into it.
Looking forward to have the chance to welcoming you back.


Best Regards,
Ahmed Khalaf
Hotel Manager
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Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced and overrated”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I ventured into Four Seasons for a late lunch one Saturday afternoon only to find that the Pool Grill was the only restaurant still open.
It was terribly over priced (65QR for a large beer served in a dated plastic glass!). The food selection was what I expected from a poolside restaurant but the prices were ridiculously high. Screaming children on the beach did not improve the atmosphere either.
As much as I like Nusantao and the library bar, I will not be returning to the Pool Grill anytime soon.

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Thank Joel H
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Ahmed K, Hotel Manager at Pool Grill, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for the time and effort spent in sharing your thoughts with us in regard to your pool grill experience.
I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations on the day of your visit. Your comments regarding the prices and glasses are noted. On the other side I'm glad to know that we meet your expectations in both Nusantao and Library Lounge.
I would like to make myself available to you should you wish to further discuss your experience. You may contact me at ahmed.khalaf@fourseasons.
Looking forward to have you back soon.

Best Regards,

Ahmed Khalaf
Hotel Manager
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