Sat, 28 April 2018
Shadowed by Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa House in Muharraq, guarded by the picturesque twin towers of the adjacent mosque, Archaeologies of Green Bahrain Pavilion is a modern, high-walled sanctuary of botanical gardens in ornate pristine surroundings.
Inside this contemporary cultural botanical ‘pit-stop’ is a quaint picturesque café restaurant with abundant seating in a small 10-garden paradise of fruit-bearing trees and archaeological artefacts portraying a long tradition of agriculture – the source of many myths about Bahrain being the Garden of Eden and land of a million palms.
Visitors are served by a traditional waiter who recites food and beverages offered by heart – priced very realistically. From karak tea to fresh avocado sandwiches, traditional sweets to chicken machboos, and conventional Western-style foods – something for everybody. If it’s not mentioned – ask. The host’s entrepreneurial flair is surprising.
Walk around – ask nicely, you may be allowed into the VIP area, where momentarily you will be ‘centre stage’ in the air-conditioned tastefully decorated, quaint modern lounge.
A gentle place of quiet thoughts, like a Japanese garden – a place of beauty provided by the host Her Excellency Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.
A must-do Muharraq ‘cultural houses tour’ refreshment stop.
Open daily from 9am to 6pm.