After months of darting between air-conditioned buildings to avoid the heat, the respite of winter is finally on its way. Bahrain is blessed with mild winters, cool winds and cloudy shade allowing us to appreciate parts of the island that may have been inaccessible during the hotter months. What better way to celebrate the return of cool weather than to dine outside? Here are ten restaurants with outdoor seating areas that are perfect for this winter.
This popular location is a perfect place to enjoy great food and a relaxed atmosphere, bringing a Parisian brasserie-inspired streetside café to your doorstep in the Seef area of Bahrain. The café is normally bustling, so don’t forget to arrive early or book in advance!
Florence & Dar Zowayed, Block 338
A unique dining experience with a Mediterranean flare, Florence is a charming eatery that will transport you to a picturesque Italian courtyard straight out of a movie. Serving Greek. Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, and French cuisine, this is a restaurant that is sure to please everyone with its menu and décor.
Oliveto Restaurant & Lounge, Block 338
Oliveto brings to you an artistic restaurant and bar smattered with elements of contemporary futurism. The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine, promising to give its patrons a memorable culinary experience. The restaurant’s outdoor deck gives off a vibrant holiday atmosphere, complete with a modern swimming pool overlooked by centuries-old olive trees.
Another local favourite, Monsoon carries with it the heart and soul of South East Asian cuisine and interior design. But, don’t let the intricate interior of the restaurant let you look past the outside seating area, with a magical terrace on the water that is sure to rid you of fleeting worries and instead become soothed by light dancing on beautiful water features.
If you’re looking for an authentic Tearoom experience with a bright ambiance and attentive service, Orangery is the place for you. Located in Adliya, this old-style tearoom and patisserie with quaint garden seating is the embodiment of a classy yet cozy brunch spot.
Momento Restaurant, Al Areen Palace & Spa
The Al Areen Palace & Spa is renowned for having stunning views and vast green grounds. Momento, the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant, features a gorgeous deck floating above splendid water features, overlooking the hotel grounds from underneath a traditional Arabic awning.
This modern Asian-fusion restaurant is renowned for its stunning interior design, both in its indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Enter into a cozy botanical seating area outside the main restaurant, making you feel at ease with the simplistic decorative themes inspired by nature.
Otto is a homely Italian restaurant specializing in authentic cuisine, well known for its synergetic colourful accents of deep greens and an open kitchen. If the inside is gorgeous, the outdoor seating space is nothing short of spectacular. It’s draped with rustic lightbulb-lamps, giving the place an artistic aura by day and bathing it in warm light in the evening.
Thai Lounge, Ritz Carlton Hotel
This classy sushi bar come restaurant boasts lavish views, delectable pan Asian dishes, and a comfortable environment for socializing and lounging. Located at the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Spa, this Thai restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, allowing guests to face out towards a glistening swimming pool and the white sand beach beyond.
Advertising itself as a comfortable Greek Kitchen striving to use local and sustainable ingredients, Attic is a welcoming restaurant with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere that extends onto its outdoor terrace. The terrace seating area allows guests to enjoy the view of Manama’s rooftops, and to dine outside in the fresh air during the winter months.
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