Renowned culinary delight, Café Pouchkine, made its mark at the 32nd International Book Fair, attracting visitors with an array of delectable food and beverage selections. As one of the designated food operators at the fair, Café Pouchkine’s menu was prepared and catered by its elite chefs and servers with international gastronomy skills.

The exhibition, which took place from June 12 – 21, 2023 under the theme, “With Reading We Rise”, was organized by the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center and brought more than 100,000 intellectuals, authors and book enthusiasts from across the Middle East region to highlight the importance of knowledge and learning.
The event featured a large number of regional, Arab and international publishing houses in the 824 booths prepared for exhibitors.

The daily influx of guests had the opportunity to repose and enjoy exquisite cuisines and vibrant experience offered by Café Pouchkine, which was strategically located in the main area of the fair.

At the event, Café Pouchkine offered an enticing selection of light sandwiches, and mini pastries for the guests. For those with a sweet tooth, Café Pouchkine’s desserts were a true indulgence, with each confection meticulously crafted to create a symphony of flavors. Café Pouchkine’s presence not only offered nourishment but also became an integral part of the event itself. The booth exuded a vibrant ambiance, fostering conversations that added to the overall enjoyment of the fair.

No book fair experience is complete without a cup of quality coffee, and Café Pouchkine made sure to deliver on that. With a selection of premium coffee blends and refined tea flavors, visitors savored the perfect cup of coffee while immersing themselves in the learning atmosphere.

Present at the event, the Group General Manager for Ali Bin Ali Hospitality, Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar, was thrilled with the mammoth of attendance at the prestigious book fair that galvanized the Café Pouchkine booth. “Our team worked tirelessly to ensure that the cuisine offered were of the best quality. We are happy that our guests were delighted with our service,” he noted.

Café Pouchkine’s engagement at the international book fair provided an opportunity for the restaurant to showcase its culinary expertise, attract new customers, and strengthen its brand presence within the intellectual community. Café Pouchkine aims to continue fostering its commitment to exquisite gastronomy and enriching experiences.


The iconic Moscow institution Cafe Pouchkine delighted customers with its special Iftar set menu for the Ramadan season 2023. Guest were treated to a joyous opportunity to indulge in a delectable four-course meal prepared by the renowned Chefs who specialize in Russian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

The Iftar set menu featured a rich Mushroom soup, a refreshing Prawn salad, a classic Stroganoff with freshly made white rice, and a special edition Jallab drink. Popular as a luxurious dining destination and located at 21 High st as well as at Place Vendome, Cafe Pouchkine draws diners for its Russian heritage and exquisite menu offerings.

During Ramadan 2023, in addition to the Iftar set menu, Café Pouchkine has also created a special edition mini dessert stand. Guests with a sweet tooth had the opportunity to indulge in a variety of treats, including mini Honey cakes, mini Cheesecakes, mini Pistachio Honey cakes, and mini or Noir cakes among other delectable sweetmeats.

As the only Russia-inspired restaurant, tea-room and patisserie with an authentic Moscow touch, Café Pouchkine also offers a menu that carries a wide variety of options. From imaginative club sandwiches to timeless Café de Paris steak, the menu is choc full of gastronomical delights.

Café Pouchkine expands its presence in Qatar with new outlet at Place Vendome

Café Pouchkine, renowned for being one of Qatar’s popular luxury dining locations with a unique Russian heritage, opened its second outlet at the glamorous Place Vendome Mall in Lusail City. Hosted by Ali Bin Ali Hospitality in Qatar, the café opened its doors to the public on the 5th of January, 2023.

Stationed right at the heart of Place Vendome, Cafe Pouchkine is located on the ground floor of the mall’s south side. The café sits right under the glass dome of the Parisian-inspired structure and blends seamlessly into the architecture, which radiates luxury and extravagance while conveying a touch of cultural and artistic feel. The interiors of the café are equally elegant with the all-white décor. The intimately carved woodwork creates a modern yet classic look that quintessentially describes Café Pouchkine.

Already known as one of the best tea-rooms in Qatar, Café Pouchkine offers a wide range of gastronomical delights. From a snack menu that includes surprising club sandwiches to the timeless café de Paris streak, via delicious Blini – or lunch “à la carte” with crispy dusk salad, or a beef Stroganoff, the cafe promises to take taste buds on an international voyage of discovery. Enjoy a dreamy afternoon with their signature tea and coffee accompanied with a crowd-pleasing section of desserts, including honey cake and macrons.

Commenting on the launch of the new café, General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said, “Ali Bin Ali Hospitality is always looking to elevate the hospitality experience for the people of Qatar, and the opening of the new Café Pouchkine outlet is part of that mission. Place Vendome, with its touch of cultural and artistic feel, made it the perfect pairing for us as a location to house Café Pouchkine. The entire team at Café Pouchkine is ready now to serve guests in a new and exciting location, while remaining true to the superior dining experience we have been known to deliver, time and time again.”

Since the brand opened its first café in 2019 at 21 High st – Katara Cultural Village as the country’s only restaurant, tea-room and patisserie with an authentic origin hailing from Moscow, Café Pouchkine has continued to rise in popularity among locals and residents in Qatar, who seek unique, high-end experiences.