GAIA & NYX Doha are now open. Located within the heart of Doha’s West Bay, the refined taverna and its exclusive speakeasy bar envelop the essence of Greece and beautifully combine traditional flavours, fresh ingredients, and the simplicity of home cooking. GAIA serves humble, yet exquisite cuisine curated by Chef Izu Ani and his expert culinary team.
Curated by Chef Izu Ani and restaurateur Evgeny Kuzin, the renowned taverna first opened in Dubai in 2018, followed by its first international export in Monaco in 2019. GAIA Doha makes its debut in partnership with Nozul Hotels and Resort, the owner of the W hotel Hotels, beautifully positioned within the illustrious centre of Doha.
“We are proud to introduce GAIA into the Doha culinary landscape and we look forward to welcoming guests to experience GAIA’s inviting menu and warm ambiance. It is an incredibly exciting time in Doha right now, especially with the FIFA World Cup 2022 we are delighted that the opening of GAIA has aligned with such a monumental event for the country and region.” Evgeny Kuzin, Concept Creator of GAIA.
Open daily, guests are invited to indulge in a Greek-Mediterranean inspired menu, designed to be shared between friends and family. The star of the show and masterpiece of the restaurant is GAIA’s signature Ice Market. Featuring an array of fresh fish and seafood which is delivered daily, the Ice Market celebrates the depth and beauty of the ocean. With a beautiful and tempting display, diners can hand-choose their fish and seafood, and have it cooked exactly to their preference.
“To me, Gaia has always been about the simplicity of Greek cooking, and the quality of the ingredients. It is humble, warm, and welcoming. A home from home, and I am so excited to open our doors in Qatar. We want to become a part of the culture in Doha and build our roots here. We have brought the philosophy of Gaia and tailored it to fit the beauty of the Qatari environment, so that we can create something beautiful that lasts for years to come, and continues the legacy and consistency of the GAIA brand” Chef Izu Ani, Concept Creator of GAIA.
As guests enter GAIA’s whitewashed entrance, they are greeted with a welcoming dining area and lounge. The limestone walls and azure-coloured interior furnishings reflect the beauty of modern Greek architecture, whilst the magenta blooms of bougainvillea pay homage to the bountiful botany of the Cyclades Islands.
Named after the Mythological Mother Earth, the mother of the sun, the mountains, and the sea, GAIA Doha is a Grecian escape that encapsulates warm hospitality with soft and delicate beauty. With an inviting energy that encourages all to share delicious food, joy, and conversation. The global concept has become a respected and valued pioneer of Greek-Mediterranean cuisine.
As guests venture through the restaurant, they will find NYX, a sophisticated and beautiful terrace. Inspired by mythology, NYX is the sister of Gaia, she influenced by the night and provides a stark contrast to the light restaurant inside. The rich and flamboyant design integrates exquisite red and sapphire velvet textures with gold furniture, detailing and accessories, creating an exclusive paradise for guests to indulge.
NYX’s elegant terrace evokes the nostalgia of vivacious summer nights on the Cyclades islands, whilst the live DJ creates an elegant and exclusive atmosphere with a blend of vocal, funk and deep house music, mixed with club classics, fuelling the night with excitement and entertainment.