Dean and David: A hipsterish vibe and healthy food

Very quick foodie post – I had dinner with some friends at Dean and David on the Pearl last night. The Dean and David decormenu has lots of Asian dishes, many of them vegan or gluten free. The set up almost feels like a cafeteria style – but a very funky one. It had a very young, lively vibe, and it was busy for a Saturday night. Despite a slight mix-up with my meal, the service is still better than most places in Doha.

I went for a vegan red Thai curry, and it was very authentic. The veggies tasted very fresh, and they weren’t overcooked, they were crunchy – which was nice. I’m back on a health kick again this week, so I was glad I went for that and not ordered Indian take-away as we had planned. Having said that, the white rice ruined the illusion that this was a healthy meal, it would have been good to have brown rice instead.

Dean and David decor 2The decor is cute. There are some cool light fixtures, and the trees add to the green and natural feel of the place. At about QR35 for a main meal, rising to QR50 if you add a drink and a salad, the place is also very reasonably priced.

Ideal for meeting friends for a quick bite and a chat, it’s not a place that’s very intimate or suitable for
private conversations.

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