There’s nothing like dining out in a great restaurant with a good ambience to make your spirits sing. Doesn’t it make you forget all about your long day? Whether it is a night out with your gang of friends or romantic dinner date, fine dining can elevate your experience like none other.
Bahrain has the some of the best fine dining options laid out for you. International cuisines boasting of delicacies from all over the world vie with traditional Arabian flavors to make Bahrain stand out on the global culinary map. Here’s a guide to all the luxurious culinary experiences and finest restaurants in Bahrain you just can’t afford to miss.
The Spice Route
Lazy Friday mornings allow you the luxury to ignore your alarm clock and wake up late. There’s nothing better to help you unwind during the weekend, than head to Baharat for the sparkling Friday brunch. “Baharat” simply means spice in Arabic and this restaurant sure knows how to add the right sprinkle of spice to our lives. Located at Le Meridien at the City Centre Bahrain, Baharat offers a matchless dining experience in a classy ambience. The experienced chefs rustle up gourmet delicacies from all around the world. With succulently delicious seafood, sizzling grills and fresh handmade pasta, meats fresh off the tandoor, this is fine dining at its best. With a wide selection of delectable desserts to choose from, you’ll have discovered the perfect way to wrap up your luxury dining experience.
Baharat also has the best of the Middle Eastern culinary map – the menu has dishes from Morocco to Lebanon and Syria to Bahrain. From aromatic kibbehs in silken yoghurt sauce to their specialty of tender braised lamb shoulders marinated in signature Baharat spices and desserts of Um Ali scented with fragrant orange blossom water and pistachios and lots more.
Signature breakfast buffets brings an amazing twist to the traditional breakfast menu. With friendly mascots taking care of your tiny tots, Baharat lets you enjoy your dining out experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dance the Night Away
Let your hair down and dance away your woes at the Bizarre Lounge. You can even get a drink on the house if you present your brunch bill from the Baharat. The DJ belts out the best of retro classic hits and you can dance the night through on the dance floor. For salsa lovers in Bahrain, the salsa sessions at Bizarre lounge is the great escape from the daily grind. Bizarre lounge even boasts of the longest happy hours in Bahrain lasting about nine hours. Bizarre is conveniently placed at Le Meridien at the Bahrain City Centre and serves excellent hors-d’oeuvre and light starters.
If there is one word that describes Boudoir, it is flamboyance. Escape into the elegance of a Parisian restaurant right in the middle of Bahrain at this extravagant lounge. The attentive staff always hovers around to heed to your every need and does so without intrusion. Boudoir is the perfect place of your intimate get-togethers and romantic night outs. Boudoir has a fine collection of beverages and cigars with the ideal location within the Westin at City Centre Bahrain.
Hi-Tech Private Dining
The elegant, secluded pods at the Mezzanine Lounge at Westin City Centre Bahrain serve as the ideal spots for private dining. With a sophisticated iPad menu that lets your order right the privacy of your pod, Mezzanine Lounge is for those who want some time alone. The sumptuous salads and platters are sure to add some zing to your dinner. The eclectic collection of cocktails and snacks lets you sit back and relax after a long day. Matching up to the hi-tech ambience, the tastefully done-up décor within the lounge exudes a special warmth. Despite the ultra tech ambience, Mezzanine Lounge is designed make your intimate gatherings memorable with the best of food and service. With a spectacular view from the reception lobby of Westin, Mezzanine Lounge allows you to taste the best of Bahrain.
Discover the refreshing pleasure of al fresco dining by the poolside of Nasmat Lounge & Restaurant at Westin. Mediterranean delicacies and selected range of beverages at Nasmat keeps perfect company on lazy day by the pool. It’s like being whisked away to an oasis while you indulge in the best of what Nasmat has to offer you.
Serving only the freshest of what Bahrain has to offer, Saveur will engage all your senses with its culinary delights. Open cooking stations at Saveur present the best of dining experiences and you can even befriend the finest chefs of the country. Keeping up with its “Eat Well” philosophy, the delicacies served at Saveur are absolutely healthy, not to mention mouth-watering. The restaurant has a handpicked assortment of super foods waiting for you to at their lavishly laden buffet table. From leisurely late breakfasts to delightful dinners, the delectable menu at Saveur is sure to delight the foodie in you. Their exquisitely presented and deliciously crunchy crab tempura is seasoned to perfection and pairs perfectly with the accompanying chili miso dip and daikon soy sauce. Saveur’s selection of desserts is to die-for, and if you are cheese enthusiast their collection of fine cheeses is one of the best in the region.
The Chic Cafe
Ever experienced the magic of a Jing tea? With its much famed tea library, T Spoon Café offers the finest teas from around the world. If you relish your tea-time, this cozy little café tucked in the corner of Westin, Bahrain City Centre is ideal for your afternoon tea with scones, finger sandwiches and pastries. The café even offers a fondue of Felchlin Swiss couverture chocolate with fresh berries, marshmallows to dip into the silky heavenly chocolate.
It is said that it just takes just a day or two to see this delightful island, but with many more foodie delights waiting to be found, it would take a week or even more to discover the gastronomical delights that Bahrain has to offer.