A few months ago, I started a mostly plant-based diet and when you’re someone like me who used to devour a lot of meat, the transition can be dreadful. I said mostly because I refuse to end my relationship with seafood—NOPE, not gonna happen.
Eating out can be a problem since most restaurants have limited vegetarian options. So when my colleagues decided last Thursday to try out this burger place at the new Holiday Inn on Airport Road, I was adamant to go thinking that my options will be limited to fries and slaw. But I didn’t feel like eating by myself so I went with them and hoped for the best.
The place was empty when we arrived. Not a good sign but considering they open at 12, it’s understandable—at least we won’t be competing with other hungry customers waiting to be served lunch. LOL.
Let’s do a quick review, shall we?
The Look: This is a legit sportsbar. Think Champions at the Marriott Marquis Hotel but with better table setting. There’s also a bar set up right in the center serving alcohol and mocktails. This is the place to be if you’re a sports fanatic—they have viewing rooms with retractable leather seats and huge monitors.
In general, the place is great and perfect for after-work munchies with friends.
The Taste: I ordered the veggie burger which is surprisingly good—and no, it doesn’t taste like meat. LOL. The portion is good considering I only had a single. The sweet potato fries and onion rings are top-notch! Best we’ve had in Doha so far. The others went for the beef burgers and weren’t disappointed either. Certainly a place I wouldn’t mind going back to.
The Cost: Prices are not steep compared to other restaurants serving gourmet burgers. A decent lunch will cost you less than QAR100.
Overall, Stock Burger Co. is a nice addition to Doha’s food scene—good selection of food and drinks, average pricepoint and tasteful decor. Worth the try if you happen to be in the Najma area.