Fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, and crisp vegetables remind us of sundrenched blue skies and whitewashed buildings arising from the sea. These are some restaurants that will give you a taste of the Mediterranean.
1. Florence La Maison Mediterraneene
Where: Block 338, Adliya
What: Mediterranean style restaurant
Contact: +973 1733 6373
Rustic decor provide an airy and light feeling inside Florence. The restaurant is located around a herb garden, where most of their fresh seasonings come from. The Mediterranean-influenced food is apparently inspired by the team’s travels to exotic locales. Instagram-worthy food including delicious picks for their “Daily Dish Alert” make this a fine place to try if you’re feeling the need for some Med style grub.
What: Mediterranean steak-house
Contact: +973 7766 6688
This hot new concept fuses Mediterranean cuisine with a steak house cum lounge. And the food they serve is wonderfully refreshing (and Instagrammable!). Their specialty is meat, but they also make light and refreshing salads, soups, and pizza. Stay tuned for ladies night and their specialty nights which often feature stand-up comedy.
What: casual, laid-back restaurant
Where: Block 338 Adliya
Contact: +973 1771 6512
One of Bahrain’s more iconic landmarks, Coco’s is renowned for the consistency of food, generous portions, and the laid-back ambiance. However, it is so popular that you could be in a waiting line to get a table! Despite that, many people come back for their creative twists on classic comfort food.
Fusions, one of the Gulf Hotel’s most creative eateries; prides itself on modern and imaginative cuisines blending Asian and Mediterranean techniques with traditional European ingredients. The result is food that is superbly presented, texturally perfect, and a delight to eat.
What: poolside restaurant
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
Contact: +973 1711 5000
This poolside restaurant boasts of truly authentic Italian flavors. An open kitchen and a wood burning pizza oven add to the vibrant atmosphere. Vento’s social vibe transforms it into a casual trattoria, a great place to relax and dine with friends.
What: casual dining restaurant
Contact: +973 1771 6400
This smart, sophisticated place offers a breath of fresh air and is a perennial choice amongst critics and reviewers. Dishes are packed with flavor and beautifully presented with something for everyone: pizza, pasta, meat or vegetarian dishes.
What: restaurant and lounge
Where: Block 338, Adliya
Contact: +973 1728 0700
Bright colored interiors invite you to this sunny restaurant and lounge. With two floors and a rooftop garden, there’s space for all of your gatherings. The Mediterranean inspired menu is authentic and there’s also a fantastic weekend brunch for when you have a craving for Mediterranean food.
8. My Cafe
What: boutique restaurant
Contact: +973 7734 4444
A boutique restaurant for the “bon vivant”, all the food served here is lovingly made from scratch using the freshest and finest ingredients. With an inviting atmosphere including a secluded garden, this café is really sophisticated, even employing a dress code from 8pm afterwards.
9. Al Waha
What: buffet restaurant
Where: Gulf Hotel and Convention Center
Contact: +973 1774 6425
A popular dining spot within the Gulf where guests can enjoy dishes from around the world, diners are spoilt for choice with an extensive array of buffet fare featuring local and international dishes with Theme Nights. Worth the trip!
What is your favorite Mediterranean restaurant in Bahrain?