When the Park Hyatt delivered dinner to my home, they pulled out all the stops. Excellently packaged with cute ribbons, I carried up the four heavy boxes and felt my biceps stretch.

Anis is one of a few catering outlets in the stunning new Park Hyatt Doha which opened not long before the Covid-19 crisis took hold. So many, myself included, have yet to experience what it’s like inside. It’s described as a hotel for the discerning traveller and I think their culinary offerings are just that too.

Anis is the hotel’s healthy eatery and wants to be a meeting spot for busy people on the go in the new hip and happening Msheireb neighbourhood. While all the government advice has urged us all to stay at home these past few months, there hasn’t been any meeting up going on but that hasn’t stopped their kitchen serving up deliciously healthy and nutritious food.

The first box I opened featured an array of sushi including shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and spicy salmon. Each platter had its own tub of soy sauce and plenty of chopsticks so you can stay biosecure while sharing rolls with those you live with!

The next giant box had loads more little boxes inside with a range of salads to try. Healthconscious it sure was with a large aubergine in the first one grilled with yoghurt. The marinated cauliflower with tahini and pomegranate was very virtuous but credit to the pasta salad punctuated by roasted butternut squash. That was hearty without being heavy and being neither vegetarian or pescatarian, it’s maybe little wonder that my favourite was the chicken salad served with Cajun roasted sweet potatoes. That said, vegetarians are well catered to here. The smashed chickpea salad sandwich was pretty decent.

A delivery from Anis at Park Hyatt would make for a great indoor picnic this summer! The sandwiches were all healthy yet divine from chicken chapatti rolls given spice and edge from the pepper, coriander and masala to what was a meal in a wrap: slow-cooked chicken with pesto, parmesan and rocket salad. Ordering out doesn’t have to mean being naughty eating grease and carbs, as this takeaway taught me.

Saying that though, they will let you indulge if you want to! If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be putting this place on your speed dial. The desserts tray was like opening a pandora’s box of gluttony. The chocolate brownie with red berries was irresistible. The cheesecake was given a unique twist with honey and saffron which worked so well.

There is something for all tastes too from the toffee and date cake to the tangy lemon tart. As we all watch our weight due to lack of exercise as we stay stuck indoors, Anis allows you to stay health-conscious while treating yourself to yummy food. ✤