Restaurant Review: Yum Yum by Hugo Coudurier, K108 Hotel

Get ready for a gourmet journey involving superb seafood and signature burgers, all at very tasty prices
ByJessica Bailey Ackerman Friday , 18 October 2013
Restaurant Review: Yum Yum by Hugo Coudurier, K108 Hotel
© Restaurant Review: Yum Yum by Hugo Coudurier, K108 Hotel
Restaurant Review: Yum Yum by Hugo Coudurier, K108 Hotel

INFO: Lunch 12.30pm-3pm, Dinner 7pm-11pm daily, K108 Hotel, Al Ghanim, 4433 3000, www.k108hotel.com. Valet parking available.

This restaurant has caused quite a stir among professional chefs and foodies alike in Doha, so we were keen to see if it lived up to the buzz.

Located on the 10th floor of the K108 boutique hotel with great views over Doha, Yum Yum has a contemporary open plan style and an ambience which puts you very much in the mood for fab food.

To ensure we got a multifaceted experience of the menu, the chef put together a selection of dishes.

We started with foie gras toast with a cardamom and mango dressing. The foie gras was as soft as butter, with a delicate flavour and the added sweetness of fig.  Our next dish was a salmon carpaccio with an avocado and herb salad, superbly presented. 

Heartier fare came in the form of lobster ravioli with bisque – the bisque was particularly good – before a beautifully tender sea bream fillet on a bed of leeks with a fragrant potato and white truffle sauce. We then sampled a beef mignon with a mushroom bouchee and a shallot crust as well as Yum Yum’s signature burger (the burger’s not on the menu but always available at QR65).

Never the kind to turn down a dessert, the chocolate fondant proved just the right size, not too big and not too small, and was accompanied by a chocolate crunch, berry coulis and ice cream. 

One of the attractions of eating at Yum Yum is knowing that you are going to enjoy a first-class dining experience, but without the steep hotel price tag. It's possible to have a three course dinner for as little as QR110, with mains starting from QR50. 

Be aware that Yum Yum’s menu changes weekly. K108 is a dry hotel but the delish mocktails are worth savouring.