New character restaurant RED provides a unique dining experience, entertaining international travellers through the eyes of the past. Contemporary grill complements QDF’s expanding restaurant portfolio
DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has unveiled RED, its latest concept restaurant to open at Hamad International Airport (HIA), Doha.
RED grill is located in the airport’s North Node and showcases a distinctive menu reflecting different food cultures from around the world. The restaurant takes its inspiration from the golden age of travel and the unique story of one individual, Passepartout, a charismatic French valet to an American philanthropist. Diners are offered an exceptional culinary experience fashioned from the memories, adventures, mementos, pictures, food and stories of Passepartout’s travels in the 1900s and his memorable exploits will leave guests with a lasting impression.
Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter said: “RED is an exciting and fresh concept, offering a new dining experience for all travellers at HIA. RED is QDF’s first concept restaurant to open in HIA’s North Node and its unique, characteristic theme, and inspired menu, set a new benchmark in airport hospitality, further complementing the comprehensive array of existing food and beverage offerings.”
QDF’s newly opened restaurant combines colourful décor, ambiance and food to offer diners a celebration of worldwide travel. RED’s individual design represents the playfulness and vibrancy of the story behind its inception, using furniture and chinaware to evoke global festivals, celebrations and cultures. The signature onyx counter depicts the elegance and style that came with the golden era of the 20th century.
Diners will enjoy the contemporary menu, which draws on influences, styles and flavours collected from across the culinary world to stimulate an exploration of food. Guests have a varied menu from which to choose, ranging from the all-American ‘Red Big Breakfast’, to the selection of Almost Famous Sandwiches, such as the ‘Mad Fish’ and ‘Union Street Veg’, ‘The Spicy Goat Burger’, the ‘Fat Boy’ soup, ‘Australian Beef Steaks’ and more. Children will be wowed with their own fairytale menu that includes specialties such as the ‘Monkey Snack’, ‘Mouse Trap’ and ‘Magical’ shakes, all to be enjoyed in the lively ambiance of RED, surrounded by vintage pictures and images showing the memories of old cities, towns and cultures, reflecting how people lived and travelled.
RED joins the 30 cafés and restaurants that offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.
QDF offers 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.