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Shakespeare and Co.

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 19/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#108 of 1,078 Restaurants in Doha
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
About
Shakespeare and Co Cafe Restaurant & Chocolates features a chic-Victorian decor, an eclectic menu and all day dining.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, International, Soups, Arabic
FEATURES
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 April 2021

I've always been a fan of Shakespeare. Aside from their Renaissance themed interior (which I love!) the food is delicious. Breakfast food is something that I always enjoyed either with friends or alone and Shakespeare is one of the places I would go to. I...can't complain with the staffs also. They are very attentive and always friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021

Visited to celebrate my husband's birthday.I had a Great experience. Perfect dinner😍 Perfect celebration ♥️ Thank You for making our evening so special & memorable. P.S .loved thr lasagne 😋😋 Highllyyyyyyyyyyy recommended👌👌👌 Cristine booked my table & organised everything. Great Staff & excellent service😊☺

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 December 2020

Hi. I visited Shakespeare and co (Pearl branch) on the 17th November. We ordered for Eggs Florentine and the Signature burger along with a beverage called the fresh coconut water. The order arrived after 15-20 minutes. -The food was cold. -It was a packed and...preserved coconut water which doesn’t make it ‘fresh’. -After taking a couple of bites, I realized it wasn’t the burger I ordered. So I called the server (who was busy) so another guy showed up. I asked him what order was taken and what was served. He came back saying this one is a standard burger. I told him that I didn’t order for this one. His response and I quote was, ”the only difference is the pineapple and the fried egg” No apology No option to change the burger Absolute no interest in helping This was the worst experience I have had with you guys. I frankly don’t care about the mistake in the order, it’s only human. The customer service displayed is what shocks me.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

Location is fantastic....It was not that warm other day & enjoyed sitting outside after a long time with the team tasting their mojito.... F&B team did a great job...Their eyes were always on us...into detail... Food - The menu has changed & had so many...options on the menu....We tried 10+ dishes and every dish was well-presented, the quantity was good & not to forget the taste, the culinary team had done a good job...worth for money.... Overall we went out with happy faces...Shall visit again...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

I would not recommend this place. Many items in the menu is not available and staff even not interested to offer something. Just “no” u can get as answer. Place look very old. And required some touch up. Food is very average for the price

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

If u want to have a breakfast type of a day, this is the place to be. They have a wide variety of food options in their menu, My fav thing to order is American breakfast because a taste of every small thing. American breakfast...contains your choices of eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, beef bacon, coffee or tea & orange or grapefruit juice. It's a heavy brunch but really good. absolutely love their coffee.wish i could bring my own huge mugs to satisfy my coffee addiction Service is a bit small but that's due to the rush in this branch. Can't blame them. will be back for moreMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

The service was a bit slow but the breakfast was lovely very filling. Lovely eggs and drinks. Gorgeous views.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, food was delicious, location was ideal, we had a good time, thank you! (100 minimum limit is a bit annoying though)

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

Walking around The Pearl this morning looking for an outdoor breakfast cafe and stopped here. Lovely setting overlooking the yacht basin with umbrellas to shade the tables. The food was delicious and the service with Jhay was impeccable. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

My friend and I decided to eat here this afternoon as it has been good in the past. We were seated outside per our request. Our poor service started with the waiters going to all of the other tables of new customers except ours so...we had to get their attention to order. Then after about an hour we still hadn’t received our order and other tables who sat down after us were getting theirs. We had to wave at the waiter and asked about our order, he left came back and said the kitchen had forgotten about our order. It was way over an hour by this time. Instead of giving us our meal gratis, they offered one dessert and one coffee/tea even though there were two of us. The food was tasteless and completely unsatisfying. My friend had to leave so it was packaged up. The service was AWFUL, I will not be returning and the food was terrible.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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khadija k
4 May 2017|
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Response from Jonathan A | Reviewed this property |
Affordable per Doha standards, but the food is good.
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Rhose K
28 February 2016|
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Response from Amal S |
2 branches: The pearl and Dar Al Salam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shakespeare and Co.

Yes, Shakespeare and Co. offers takeaway services.

Yes, Shakespeare and Co. is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Shakespeare and Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5