Good food is certainly not a scarcity on the island, but here are some places where you can get some really great food!
INNOVATIVE FINE DINING
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has opened Primavera Al Fresco at its new pop-up venue, Nikmati. The new menu will feature signature dishes by Chef Delfino Chiarello and his dedicated team, including staples such as homemade pasta and speciality dishes that spotlight an innovative fusion of Italian and local flavours. Some of the dishes that guests can delight in are: Arancini con aroma al tartufo (deep-fried rice balls with cheese and truffle aroma), Calamari alla griglia con olio al pepperoncino (marinated grilled calamari with light chili oil and parsley dressing), Pollo al mattone con patate alla brace (grilled chicken “under a stone” with charcoal roasted potato), Guazzetto de pesce alla mediterranea cotto in terracotta (Mediterranean seafood “Guazzetto”, cooked in a clay pot – hammour, prawns, clams, cherry tomato, garlic, red onion and basil leaves) and Cannoli al cioccolato (traditional Sicilian cannoli with chocolate cream).
The picturesque venue is open for reservations from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 5pm to midnight.
Call 17 580-000.
LAID BACK LUXURY
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain invites you to discover a hearty and colourful meal served to your table at its award-winning brunch every Friday and Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at BD38, inclusive of unlimited premium beverages. Indulge in an infinite selection of the freshest seafood, sushi, pasta, fine grilled cuts and more, a lot of which will be cooked live. Remember to save some room, because the dedicated dessert and cheese area will surely tempt you into sweet indulgence. Savour a luxurious gastronomic experience as the resident DJ and live band perform the latest and best musical hits.
Call 17 460-017.
THE RETURN OF GRANDEUR
It’s time to rev up your weekend routine, as Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa’s iconic Grand Friday Brunch returns from November 6, in all its full glory with fabulously fashionable crowds, mesmerising live entertainment and of course, an assortment of scrumptious feasts from around the world on display. Starting from BD36, inclusive of selected beverages, enjoy a top notch indoor or alfresco dining experience, along with full #ALLsafe measures as the hotel adheres to every safety guideline laid down by the Ministry of Health. The grand dining affair is on every Friday from 12.30pm – 3.30pm at Saraya, Fiamma and Rivaaj restaurants.
Call or WhatsApp 38 885-789.
A DREAMY DINING DESTINATION
Keizo Restaurant at the Al Areen Palace & Spa invites you to indulge in a revamped culinary experience spanning the exotic Spice Route. Satiate your palette with lip-smacking, rich Far-Eastern preparations that will gladden the taste buds and the senses. The outlet is open from 7pm – 11.30pm, and offers an irresistible deal during Sunset Hours, from 5pm – 7pm, when guests can make the most of Buy 1 Take 1 on selected beverages.
Call 17 845-000.
Inspired by the changing seasons, executive chef Imad Boukli of the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay introduces seasonal fruits and ingredients to present Autumn Seasonalitea at Bay View’s terrace or indoor space, from 4pm to midnight. Seasonal cakes and pastries include pumpkin pies; golden hazelnut praline choux buns; blackberry and chocolate cake and spiced caramel William pear tarts, alongside fluffy finger sandwiches and fresh scones, clotted Chantilly cream, and homemade apricot and fig jams. There is an extensive range of loose tea leaves to choose from, including Jade Sword Green Tea and Jasmine Silver Needle. Autumn Seasonalitea is priced at BD26.500 per couple, while the Royal Autumn Seasonalitea costs BD31, inclusive of a glass of sparkling apple and date juice.
Call 17 115-000.
Get saucy with the Crowne Plaza Bahrain’s newest all you can eat Unlimited Ribs and Wings at The Harvesters Pub & Terrace every Thursday from 6pm to midnight. Imagine St Louis ribs (the best in the market!) being slow cooked before adding a final touch of perfection on the grill. Guests get to choose their chicken wings; crispy or basted in one of the signature sauces. Pork and beef ribs are available, served with a delectable range of side dishes at BD18 per person.
Call 17 531-122 / 39 920-163.
AN UPMARKET EXPERIENCE
Indigo at The Merchant House, located in vibrant downtown Manama, is now fully open for dine in, accepting guests in its indoor area as well as on the terrace. The outlet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves refreshing cocktails, grape and beverages alongside an all-day bar menu. Experience the taste of colourful, seasonal produce with flavours that make a lasting impression. The venue requires no minimum spend or minimum number of people, although the total occupancy at a time will be limited to 30 guests.
Call 16 678-666.
TUCK IN TO TRADITION
Tuck into an aromatic flavourful affair at Rivaaj, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa’s Indian fine-dining outlet, with the triumphant return of the iconic Indian Street Food Night for BD25 every Friday from 7pm – 11pm. Dig into a scrumptious array of spice infused dishes that will unlock India’s rich gastronomic history with every bite. Experience the eventful evening with your family in the elegant and sophisticated indoor dining area or opt for an alfresco dining experience under the stars on Rivaaj’s breathtaking glittery terrace. Sofitel Bahrain devotedly follows Ministry of Health safety guidelines and elevated #ALLsafe protocols, accredited by Bureau Veritas, as everyone’s safety remains the hotel’s top priority.
Call or WhatsApp 38 885-789.
There’s nothing more comforting than a sumptuous roast on a Friday in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. La Mosaique Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain stages a Friday Roast, priced at BD15, consisting of a three-course meal comprising starters, a three-meat roasting board with all the traditional trimmings, and dessert. Meat roasts include beef, lamb and chicken, inclusive of three selected beverages or three mocktails or fresh juices. The meal is served from noon to 4pm.
Call 17 531-122 / 39 242-391
PAINT THE TOWN TROPICAL
Ladies; this one’s for you. Head to Gallery 21 for a fantastic Tropical Ladies Night every Wednesday and Saturday, from 9pm-11pm. Enjoy selected complimentary beverages as well as a 25-per-cent discount on food at Rooftop Bar. The night will be one to cherish, with tunes from DJ Cheetoz to entertain you. Unwind and have fun with your girls! Limited seats available.
Call 17 711-600.
A CUT ABOVE FOR THANKSGIVING
It is that exciting time of year that kick-starts the festive celebrations. On November 26, savour a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a contemporary Wolfgang Puck twist at the chic alfresco dining venue, CUT by Wolfgang Puck Courtyard at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. Executive Chef Brian Becher and his culinary team will create a flavour-infused take on this American hallmark from 7pm to midnight on the day, priced at BD49 per person, including draft, grape, sangrias and mocktails. Festive favourites such as deep-fried turkey with cranberry apple compote, brioche stuffing and Kabocha pumpkin pie will be prepared and served alongside refreshing drinks and the DJ spinning his tunes throughout the night. Reservations are essential.
Call 17 115-044.
TO GIVE THANKS
On November 26 - 27, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain invites you and your loved ones to celebrate a blissful Thanksgiving feast. For the main course, hand-carved turkey will be served alongside a herbaceous stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts and creamed mashed potato. The feast will be topped off with everybody’s favourite traditional pumpkin and pecan pie. Thanksgiving weekend will be celebrated through Flaming Thursdays on November 26 from 7pm - 11pm for BD 34 per person, inclusive of dinner and unlimited beverages. Friday Brunch on November 27 will be from 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at BD38, inclusive of unlimited beverages. Limited seating will be available.
Call 17 460-017.