Don’t let the heat and humidity get to you; stay cool within the stylish precincts of Bahrain’s favourite dining venues while you savour world-class food and beverage to tide you through the season.
FANTASTIC FRIDAYS - What better way to spoil yourself on the weekend other than a luxurious brunch at CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. Gather with family and friends to enjoy Wolfgang Puck’s favourite dishes prepared by Executive Chef Brian Becher and his team every Friday, 12.30pm – 03.30pm. The delicious meal is priced at BD36, inclusive of limited beverages, or BD50, including the extended beverage package. 17 115-044.
MEMORIES TO CHERISH - Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor has a new dining offering in town – Momento, that stages a ‘Momento Friday Brunch’ every Friday, from noon 4pm. The concept of this lavish afternoon meal is of a buffet served to your table, wherein a selection of Mediterranean appetizers, main courses and desserts can be savoured on a refillable basis. Prices start from BD24 per person, with kids under 6 being served complimentary, and those between 6 - twelve years of age dine at 50 per cent discount. Call 17 845-000.
AN ODE TO INDIA - Celebrate the Indian Independence Day on August 15 from 7pm – 11pm with a lavish dinner buffet bursting with strong flavours and aromatic spices, at Origins, at Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain, inspired by the region’s famous cuisine. Enjoy Chef Chetan Singh Rana’s take on traditional Indian dishes reinterpreted with global culinary techniques and influences as well as popular international delights, all priced at BD18 per person. All Indian nationals will enjoy a 25 per cent discount. The evening will be complemented by soulful live Indian entertainment to give the ambience a distinctive flair. Call 77 488-100.
THE BEST OF BURGERS - Butcher and Buns Lounge is the newest gourmet offering at the ground floor of Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain. This born-in-Bahrain dining destination is an ideal spot for burger lovers to make some sumptuous memories. The venue is open daily from 1pm - 1am, serving home-style burgers and giant milkshakes. The patties are never frozen, and the buns are freshly baked daily. Call 17 171-000.
A NEW JAPANESE EXPERIENCE - Bahrain’s gourmands are in for a treat with the debut of Gyuto, a brand-new Japanese restaurant, recently inaugurated at Al Liwan, in Hamala. Gyuto offers an innovative dining experience by suffusing a contemporary touch to classic Japanese cuisine. A selection of novel dishes from Gyuto’s menu includes Black Cod and Prawn Dim Sum served with lemongrass, sesame oil and ponzu garlic; Crispy Lobster Bao; Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi served with jalapeño salsa, citrus soy and orange jelly; and Firecracker Roses Maki with salmon roses, chopped spicy salmon and tempura crumb. A special vegetarian menu comprising the decadent dishes is available.
Desserts have a contemporary Japanese twist, with dishes including Miso Caramel Cheesecake and Chocolate Matcha Fondant. Call 77 999-444.
A TASTE OF PARIS - Legendz Steakhouse at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain presents Café de Paris, to offer guests an experience of the world-famous ‘Café de Paris’. From the original secret recipe, the venue serves delicious, juicy steaks with a Cafe de Paris sauce, along with French fries and a green salad. This lipsmacking delight is available from 6.30pm – 10.30pm, starting at BD22. Call 17 227-777.
SIZZLING BITES - Bite into your favourite dishes and get ready to welcome the weekend with Flaming Nights at Silk’s restaurant located at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. Satisfy your taste buds with the finest quality and ultra-flavourful steaks, sizzling skillets, and flame-grilled meats all in one place with live entertainment from the DJ. The gala evening runs from 7pm – 11pm, and is priced at BD26+++ per person, including unlimited selected beverages. Call 17 460-017 or WhatsApp 33 640-032
A CELEBRATORY FEAST
This Independence Day awaken your senses to a host of delicious delicacies curated specially for you at Jashan, the Indian fine dining restaurant at Wyndham Garden Manama. Choose your set menu with options of starters, main course and a soft beverage, or, enjoy a main course, dessert and a soft beverage. This special set menu is available from August 13-15 for lunch, from noon – 3pm, and for dinner, from 7pm – 11.45pm. It costs BD7.500 per person. Call 66 398-787.
OLÉ – LET’S GO TO SPAIN
Salero Bahrain, the chic Spanish outlet located at the first floor of The Westin City Centre Bahrain is the perfect place to savour authentic Spanish treats like paellas and tapas. Guests can enjoy a satiating Business Lunch from Monday to Thursday at 1pm – 5pm, priced at BD11 per person.
For those looking for some excitement, the venue will be the stage for La Tomatina – the annual tomato-throwing festival celebrated in Buñol, on August 31. Guests can revel in all day Happy Hour and fun games with prizes to mark this Spanish tradition. Reservation is required. Call 17 171-300.
PERFECT FOR SUMMER
Bay View at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay introduces refreshing desserts, capturing the spirit of Italian summers, and offers worldly renowned Italian gelato in a contemporary style until August 31, from 11am – 11pm. The famous Italian desserts prepared with a twist of delicious local flavours will be the season’s favourite. Mouth-watering desserts with impressive presentations for the perfect Italian experience are crafted by Executive Chef Leonardo Di Clemente and Executive Pastry Chef Imad Boukli. Call 17 115-500.
AS ITALIAN AS IT GETS
Join the famous Italian Ferragosto culinary celebrations every day throughout August, from 7pm – 11pm, at The Bistro by Origins at Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain. Dig into a special Italian-themed set menu, crafted by Chef Nicolas, packed with traditional favourites, complemented by an extensive list of fine grape from across various regions. The Festa Italiana di Ferragosto is priced at BD25, 10 per cent discount on selected Italian grape. Call 77 488-100.
Spend a delightful afternoon at Gallery Lobby Lounge at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain and enjoy afternoon high tea served with sweet and savoury treats that are guaranteed to pleasure, plus a cup of tea or coffee to warm your heart. The high-tea affair is priced at BD15+++ for two people, daily from 2pm – 6pm (excluding weekends). Call 17 460-017 or WhatsApp 33 640-032
Golden Tulip Bahrain is the perfect central location for a Business Lunch to fuel yourself for the rest of the day. This offer is priced at BD8 per person, inclusive of soft drinks, and is available from Sunday – Thursday every week, from noon – 3pm. Book one day in advance and get a 20 percent discount. Call 17 535-000 / 39 995-166 /5182/5142
It’s Unlimited BBQ Night at Ya Hala Roof-Top Lounge at the Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands by Wyndham every Thursday from 7.30pm – 11pm. Savour all things barbequed and grilled to perfection including a wide variety of meat, seafood, chicken, and vegetables, in addition to side dishes and desserts. All this while you enjoy the relaxing sea views. Prices are BD15 per person, including unlimited barbeque and soft drinks, or BD25 per person, including unlimited barbeque and selected beverages.
Call 66 390-498.
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain has the ideal culinary offering for private get-togethers with a ‘Served Buffet Style’ Menu for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 guests. A variety of cuisines can be selected from - international, Asian, Indian, Arabic or Italian. Courses include appetisers (hot and cold starters, soup, salad, live stations depending on the cuisine selected), main course and dessert.
Call 16 161-888 or WhatsApp 33 621-016
DINING WITH PANACHE
The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa invites diners to Bo.Sabi:, a dining destination that’s abuzz with culinary action. Wednesdays are Ladies Night, for girls to let their hair down with entertainment from the DJ, 7pm onwards, and three complementary cocktails from 8pm – 11pm.
On Thursdays it’s “Bo.Sabi Live” with live Entertainment for guests from 8pm – 11pm.
Bo.Sabi Brunch on Fridays has an inviting spread of food, unlimited selected beverages and live entertainment, all from noon - 4pm, for BD32. Call 17 531- 666.