India and Bahrain have always enjoyed excellent relations. This is due to the good political and economic ties between the two countries, with Bahrain being India's second-largest trading partner in the GCC. The presence of over 350,000 Indian nationals out of a total of 1.2 million residents in Bahrain is an important aspect of India's bilateral relations with Bahrain.
Here's our selection of the best restaurants in Bahrain:
Address: Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa، Seef
Phone: 1711 1999
The inviting ambiance of Tanatan, coupled with friendly service elevates the dining experience. For something truly special try the Authentic Kerala Sadhya, a combination of Mango pickle, Lemon pickle, Inji puli, Banana chips, Sharkkara varati, Pachadi, Khichadi, Olan, Kaalan, Erussery, Thoran, Avial. Simply delicious!
Address: Rd No 3806, Manama
Phone: 1724 6777
Established in Bahrain in 1987, Lanterns Indian Restaurant has been the talk of the island, thanks to authentic Indian cuisine with specialties such as Tandoori Chicken, a typically Punjabi dish. Lanterns also serve Chicken Dum Biryani and offer a selection of foods from the Northern parts of India.
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Located in: Wyndham Garden
Address: Building, 65 Road 4003، Manama
Phone: 6639 8787
Jashan, located at Wyndham Garden offers a wide variety of traditional recipes which showcases India's variety of cuisine in an Instagram-worthy setting. Wyndham Garden's Jashan will celebrate Independence Day with a set menu with options of starter, main course, and a soft beverage up until 15 th August 2022. This will include Lunch: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and Dinner: 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Located in: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Address: Building 173, Road 2803, Al Seef, Block 428 Al Seef District، Manama
Phone: 1758 3318
The Ritz Carlton's Nirvana offers a fine-dining setting with traditional cuisine. Platters sizzle with grilled seafood and kebabs, and bowls are piled high with aromatic rice and curries. The restaurant also offers a weekday thali lunch. A must-try is the Jhinga Til Theenka – a deep-fried prawn with sesame seeds served with sweet chili sauce. The delicately spiced prawn and texture of the sesame seeds were truly special.
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Directions: The restaurant is about a three-minute walk from the Bab Al Bahrain entrance to the souk.
Information: Phone: +973 1722 5137
Tucked away in the Manama Souq, is the legendary Swagat, which is known for its tasty thalis that include spiced potatoes, yogurt, pickled vegetables, chutneys as well as its dosas. Dishes start from as little as 300 fils, so come hungry!
Located in: Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Address: Rd No 3801, Manama
Phone: 1774 6461
Rasoi by Vineet is a fine-dining restaurant in Bahrain operated by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia. The décor is modern, the colors vibrant and you can revel in the imaginative artworks while exploring a delectable Michelin-style journey into the world of contemporary Indian cuisine. Rasoi is known for excellent service and has won numerous awards including BBC Good Food's "Restaurant of the Year" Award.
Think aal makhani, murgh malai kebabs, and Keralan chili garlic prawns when visiting Ashas. This long-standing restaurant is a firm favorite on the island and includes various branches with the City Center branch being a popular choice for tourists and residents. The decor is tasteful and their reputation is unmatched.
Serving a selection of grills, biryani and other classics, Bahrain Mumbai Spices is another must-try for Indian cuisine. Popular dishes include their boneless Chicken Tikka Biryani and Sweet Corn Soup. They are also celebrating Independence Day by offering discounts and specials on all orders.
Address: Building 2780, Road 5722 Block 257, Amwaj Bahrain
Phone: 1603 1263
The Copper Leaf Restaurant offers a new take on some classic dishes from its chefs including popular dishes such as Biryani, Kadai Gosht, Malai Kofta, and Prawn Masala. They have also established their reputation for offering some mean tandoor dishes (clay oven) such as tandoori chicken, kebabs, and tikkas.
Address: 6HHJ+F4C, Manama
Phone: 1726 3271
Enjoy a variety of vegetarian options at Central Cafe which offers a range of buttery dosas, thalis, and dhals to suit even the pickiest of eaters. The cuisine receives rave reviews from tourists and locals looking for a super tasty and authentic vegetarian dish. Go for a tiffin served daily offering a variety of dishes including their world-famous Potato Vada.