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Sun, 03 March 2019

Bon Appétit!

One of the highlights of being an islander is most definitely the variety of gastronomic feasts in the form of the buffets and brunches available across a plethora of hospitality venues.

BTM rounds up the very best spots where you can go and sink your teeth in to a cornucopia of food, plus those venues celebrating exclusive events in the month March.

ST PATRICK’S DAY BRUNCHES

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
On Friday, March 15, from 1pm-4pm, join in for an exuberant Irish atmosphere and celebrate with some quintessentially Irish dishes like Boxty and Irish Stew, as well as a Bailey’s dessert station and Irish coffees. The spread is priced at BD30.300, inclusive of soft drinks, or BD42.400, inclusive of selected beverages.
 Call 17 115-500.

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
The St Patrick’s Grand Friday Brunch will be staged on March 15 from 12.30pm-4pm, full of mouth-watering culinary delights and outstanding live entertainment. Dress up in shamrock green and enjoy an exclusive 20 per cent discount on your brunch package, which otherwise costs BD32, inclusive of soft drinks, or BD36 with selected beverages.
 Call 17 636-363.

Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain
Deck yourself out in green and celebrate Ireland at Baharat restaurant’s St Patrick’s Day-themed brunch on March 15 from 12.30pm-4pm for BD28, including soft drinks and water, or BD40, including selected free-flow beverages. Book for more than 10 people and receive a 20 per cent discount.
 Call 17 171-144.

Mövenpick
As well as the hugely popular weekly brunch, you can celebrate Irish festivities throughout the St Patrick’s Day weekend. Taste delicious international dishes, including Irish specialities, such as Irish Breakfast, Irish Stew, Guinness Pie, salmon fish cakes, Colcannon potatoes (Champ), Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks, potato soup, green macaroons with vanilla ice cream, Baileys sauce and spiced apple cake. There’ll also be entertainment all the way with the live DJ and a European Band preforming popular Irish tunes. The brunch, on March 15, is priced at BD36 with unlimited premium beverages.
 Call 17 460-017.

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Eat, drink and be Irish at the fun-filled St Patrick’s-themed brunch on March 15 running from 12.30pm at La Mosaique and The Harvesters Pub & Terrace. Well known as having a great atmosphere, expect to step it up for this special occasion with themed food and drinks as well as Irish tunes from the resident band.
 Call 17 531-122.

Wembley Lounge 
During March, watch out for the ever-popular St Patrick’s Celebration brunch at this stylish venue at Atiram Premier Hotel. There will be top live tribute acts too. Do make prior reservations to avoid disappointment. Call the venue for more details. 

 The lounge’s regular Friday Party Brunch is also known to be a lavish affair. For BD21, guests can have great tasting food, some good old-fashioned fun with live music, plus a hint of karaoke to take them into the evening. Ladies can enjoy additional complimentary house drinks after 6pm.
 Call 33 640-009.

ART Rotana 
Discover the lavish spread of excellent dishes, brilliant live cooking stations and unlimited drinks in honour of St Patrick to commemorate his arrival to Ireland, all at the hotel’s Choices Restaurant & Terrace. Priced at BD25 including soft drinks and juices, or BD36 including house beverages, the fare will be laid out from 12.30pm-4pm on March 15.
 Call 16 000-111.

MOTHER’S DAY BITES

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Treat your mum to a special Mother’s Day Garden Brunch on March 22 to experience savoury international dishes for everyone to enjoy under the beautiful blue skies of Zallaq, accompanied by top-notch live entertainment. The price is BD32, inclusive of soft beverages, or BD36, with selected beverages, from 12.30pm-4pm. All mothers receive a loving 25 per cent off.
 Call 17 636-363.

Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain
Celebrate Bahraini Mother’s Day this year on March 21 from 7pm-11pm with a simple and stylish Mother’s Day Seafood Night at Baharat Restaurant. Your mum will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on this special day. The buffet costs BD25, including soft drinks and water, or BD31, including selected free-flow beverages. The offer is valid for a minimum of three people.
 Call 17 171-1441.

Ramee Grand Hotel, Seef
The hotel’s beautifully designed all-day dining restaurant, Lemon Tree, is regularly home to a much loved Friday brunch for a unique culinary experience. The venue invites guests to a special Mother’s Day brunch on March 22 to savour delicious delicacies and decadent desserts featuring international and Oriental choices.
 Call 36 897-377 or 33 244-290.

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Celebrate Bahraini Mother’s Day with a special dinner with your mum at La Mosaique and get 20 per cent off the bill from 4pm-11pm. The offer runs fron March 19-21. There are also special cakes on offer at Cappuccino on the 21st and Waves is offering 20 per cent off on family dinners (max four people) on the same evening.
 Call 17 531-122.

ART Rotana
On March 22, take your mother out for a lavish Friday brunch at Choices Terrace, where you can enjoy an extraordinary spread of popular dishes and live cooking stations in an indoor garden setup. The fabulous in-house band will play the greatest hits, and flowers will be gifted to all mothers dining in. The brunch will be on from 12.30pm-4 pm, and is priced at BD25, with soft drinks and juices, or BD36 with house beverages.
 Call 16 000-111.

CARNIVAL VIBES

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
This year marks the sixth annual, family-friendly Brazilian Carnaval Brunch 2019, organised by Bloco Bahrain. This extravaganza will be hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay on Friday, March 1. Dress up creatively and join in to savour the best Brazilian cocktails and delicacies, and dance along to indigenous music from noon-4pm. Advance purchase tickets cost BD30, including food and unlimited drinks (cocktails, grape, malt and soft drinks). Guests get free access to the hotel’s beach party later that day from 5pm onwards.
 Call 39 262-222.

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Experience the magic of the Rio Carnival in Bahrain at Saraya, Fiamma and Rivaaj restaurants, which will feature the Rio Carnival Grand Friday Brunch on March 8 from 12.30pm-4pm. Delight your taste buds as you savour a mix of authentic international delights and live Cuban melodies for BD32, inclusive of soft drinks, or BD36 inclusive of selected beverages. Wear your favourite carnival-themed costume to avail of an exclusive 20 per cent discount.
 Call 17 636-363.

FAVOURITES

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
Bahrain Bay Kitchen’s Friday Spring Fair Brunch, that will be staged on March 1, 8, 22 and 29, from 1pm-4pm, is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the ideal temperatures and fresh air while tucking into a delightful brunch menu of deliciously healthy dishes. The afternoon is priced at BD30.300, inclusive of soft drinks, or BD42.400, inclusive of selected beverages.
Call 17 115-500.

On Saturdays, discover the impeccable brunch at re/Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck, from 12.30pm-3pm. Soak in the immersive views from the 50th floor and feast on mouth-watering Asian selections such as Korean Fried Chicken Bao Buns, Wok Fried Shrimp Dumplings and Brisket Wontons for BD32, including soft beverages, or BD44, including premium beverages.

 Call 17 115-046.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
The ocean’s finest bounty is served at Les Fruits de Mer at the hotel’s La Med outlet on Mondays from 7pm-10.30pm. Relish your favourite catch of the day prepared in a variety of ways – grilled, steamed, fried or poached – from the buffet spread and live cooking stations. The meal is priced at BD25 including soft beverages, or BD30 including selected beverages.

La Med also hosts a lavish Friday Brunch from 12.30pm-3.30pm, where guests can indulge in  delicious international specialities, along with live cooking stations and a sumptuous sweets buffet for BD30, including soft drinks, or BD38, including selected beverages.

Brunch Fiesta is on at Cantina Kahlo every Saturday from noon-4pm for BD23, including soft drinks, or BD36.500, including selected beverages. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious assortment of Mexican classics, yummy drinks and heavenly desserts, while you sway to the synthesised beats of the Mariachi.
 Call 17 586-499.

Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
The hotel’s Al-Sofra Friday Brunch, priced at BD14++ (with or without selected beverages), is a firm family favourite. On offer are hot and cold appetisers and salads, delicious intercontinental dishes and delectable desserts to treat your taste buds, as well as live entertainment from 12.30pm-4pm.
 Call 32 000-621.

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
Relish a sumptuous buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an option of a lavish à la carte menu at Al Safir Restaurant. Breakfast costs BD10.500+++, and runs from 6.30am-10.30am. Lunch is on from 12.30pm-3.30pm, while dinner is laid out from 7.30pm-11.30pm, both priced at BD10+++. The restaurant accepts the Entertainer voucher (Buy 1 Get 1 free offer). On International Women’s Day, March 8, all women dining at Al Safir get a 50 per cent discount.
 Call 17 533-533.

Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain
The Sweetest Brunch — one of the oldest and award-winning brunches at Baharat Restaurant —  indulges guests with a sensorial and savoury experience for BD28,  including soft drinks and water, or BD40, including selected free-flow beverages, accompanied by live music. The fare is laid out every Friday from 12.30pm-4pm.  Book for more than 10 people and receive a 20 per cent discount.
 Call 17 171-144.

Wyndham Garden
The newly revamped Friday Brunch at Café Mosaic, Wyndham Garden Manama in Juffair allures you every week with a lavish buffet and delightful amazing view of Bahrain skyline. 

Enjoy the buffet complemented by live cooking stations, seafood grills, a sumptuous choice of desserts and soothing live music. The friendly staff are on hand to create a memorable experience, while children can have fun with special entertainment. The priced is BD12++, with soft drinks, or BD22++ with selected beverages. Children under six eat for free.
 Call 66 316-666.

The K Hotel
The Friday brunch at Kolors restaurant is now bigger and better, where beautifully displayed canapés greet you at the entrance. The live pasta and tempura stations whet your appetite for the enormous sushi bar, salads and mezze. The main course comprises scrumptious Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Mexican preparations, while guests can choose from a range of fresh fish, rock lobster, king prawns, mussels and crabs – prepared to their liking. Dessert includes pies, cakes, fresh crêpes and a fantastic chocolate fountain. This lavish gastronomic offering is available at BD14.500++, inclusive of soft drinks. Selected beverages can be enjoyed at an additional cost of BD7++.
 Call 17 360-000.

Coral Bay
Rayes is touted to offer the finest Lebanese cuisine on the island and has a spectacular location to boot; situated right on the waterfront overlooking the marina with the Muharraq skyline rising off in the distance. The outlet offers a lip-smacking brunch every Friday from noon-5pm, priced at BD14++. Kids dine at half the price.
 Call 17 312-700.

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Enjoy themed Russian cocktails at the Absolutely Fabulous Friday Brunch. You’re guaranteed great vibes, good food and fun music all round; all you have to do is supply the good company. The brunch runs from 12.30pm-4pm every Friday and is priced BD33 with unlimited selected beverages.
 Call 17 531-122.

Royal Golf Club
Links restaurant hosts a delicious, new Brunch De Salsa featuring the best of Spanish cuisine every Thursday night from 7pm onwards. Enjoy a fabulous selection of dishes accompanied by unlimited beverages. The meal costs BD24 for club members and BD26 for non-members, inclusive of selected beverages. The soft drinks package costs BD18.
 Call 17 751-262.

The Domain Bahrain
The Legendary Friday Brunch is on at Le Sauvage on the 34th floor of the towering hotel every Friday from noon to 4pm. This ‘grown-up’ and lively brunch is priced at BD19++, including soft drinks, BD27++, including selected beverages, or BD36++ including premium beverage brands and pairing.
 Call 16 000-000.

Jumeirah Royal Saray
Give your weekend an element of sophistication at The Terrace, which features the Petit Brunch, every Friday. Enjoy delectable dining and drinks for BD27++ from 1.30pm-5pm.
 Call 17 100-346.

Lanterns
The Budaiya branch of this much-loved chain of restaurants sets out a sumptuous spread for just BD6.900 over the two days of the weekend. On Fridays, the buffet is on for lunch, from noon-4pm, and dinner, from 7pm-11pm. On Saturdays, the buffet is available for lunch only. The price includes the food; all drinks are to be paid for as per your order.
 Call 17 590-591.

McGettigans
This brunch from noon-4pm at the popular outlet in Adliya ticks all the boxes for a fabulous Friday – delicious fare, perfectly poured drinks and a jovial ambience. Enjoy a great selection of house beverages and an impressive buffet featuring signature roasts as well as a choice from the a la carte menu. The afternoon is priced at BD20++, with unlimited soft drinks, or BD30++, with unlimited house beverages.
 Call 17 000-415.

Calexico
The Fri-Yay Brunch at this Adliya eatery is on from 12.30pm-4pm, and is priced at BD15++, inclusive of food and soft drinks, or BD25++, inclusive of food and selected beverages. It’s a great venue to enjoy award-winning street food with a decidedly South American flavour and superb cocktails. Children under 10 years eat for free.
 Call 17 666-644.

Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel
Guests can enjoy a wide selection of international dishes and live cooking stations at this big brunch which runs from 12.30pm-4pm. Options include Italian, seafood, Asian cuisine, grills, a carving station and a dessert corner. The price is BD32 per person including selected beverages. Kids aged six to 12 years pay half price and under sixes eat free.
 Call 39 945-208.
The Dragon Hotel & Resort

Head to Muju at The Dragon for brunch in a stunning setting overlooking open water through the venue’s glass façade. This is one of the island’s most pocket-friendly spreads at just BD14, with soft drinks, or BD18 with selected beverages.
 Call 16 033-833.

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