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QATAR DUTY FREE UNVEILS THREE NEW EXCLUSIVE DINING OUTLETS AT HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

New eateries Soprafino, Qataf Café and Le Grand Comptoir open at HIA

Trio of world-class dining concepts offer eclectic choice of global cuisine

02 Sep 2014

Doha, QATAR – 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.

“We are looking forward immensely to welcoming both international and regional travellers to our restaurants, which will offer an even more sophisticated level of dining at Hamad International Airport,” says Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-President, Keith Hunter. “These unique concepts expand passenger choice for authentic and quality cuisine all within a contemporary setting,” he adds.

Le Grand Comptoir

Le Grand Comptoir

Qataf Café

Qataf Café

Soprafino

Soprafino

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.

For images:https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157647149913725/

About Qatar Duty Free:

Qatar Duty Free operates out of Hamad International Airport in addition to an outlet at Doha Port for the growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea.

The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East. In 2014, Qatar Duty Free won the Travel Retailer of the Year - DFNI Global Awards, for the second year in a row.

At HIA, Qatar Duty Free will be offering 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, Qatar Duty Free at HIA caters to all passengers’ tastes. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.

For more information and full terms and conditions, please visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa

Further information:
Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 5350