Sometimes all you want is fish and chips or a plate of bangers and mash. Here are some restaurants serving authentic Brit food.
1. Jim’s Restaurant
What: Irish restaurant and bar
Where: Block 338, Adliya
Contact: +973 3688 8982
This iconic restaurant at the heart of Adliya is distinctively cheerful and homey. Beverages and service is good. You can watch TV, charge your phones, and use the wifi. Plus, in addition to the menu of English food, this restaurant also serves a mean curry. Jim’s remains a firm favourite amongst locals and expats. Visit and see what all the hoopla is about.
Contact: +973 6630 6248
Serving American pub food with an Irish twist, Bennigan’s is a haven for party-goers. Great comfort food like the Classic Cheeseburger (never gets old) or the Italian meatball pasta; spot on service, and the throng of people makes it a beloved place for old timers and newcomers. Try their celebrated sandwiches like the World Famous Monte Cristo, if you’re feeling peckish.
3. Warbler Pub
What: English-style pub
Where: Ramee Baisan Hotel
Contact: +973 1729 0600
The Warbler is iconic pub with real London Street paving (including a telephone booth inside referencing Dr. Who), and a grandiose entertainment system where you can check out live sports coverage on big screens and plasma screens plus have some pool games. You can also opt to dance the night away with their vibrant in-house band.
What: Dragon Hotel
Contact: +973 16031113
Corners is the first pub to open in Amwaj Islands and it has live sports, bands, and DJs. With a diverse selection of food, including traditional pub grub, you’ll definitely find something for your tastebuds. Upmarket yet funky, this is the place to be. If tired, you can even opt to stay in at the magnificent Dragon Hotel afterwards.
5. The Orangery
For conservatory style structure, this place is tops. A perfect place to bring your girlfriends for a spot of tea, you get familiar dishes done with a contemporary twist. Of course, there’s also the selection of teas that is great for a cuppa. Everything in this place is Instagrammable, so best to bring your camera with you as you enjoy tea.
6. Polo Gastropub
Where: Palace Boutique Hotel
Contact: +973 1772 5000
Another winner from the Palace Boutique Hotel, the Polo Gastropub boasts of live sports matches on TV, great pub grub, and live entertainment. They feature local talent and some stand-up comedians, always switching things up. A must for burgers and also for the genuinely happy vibes. Ask for the day’s specials and get it freshly prepared and steaming hot.
What is your favorite British restaurant in Bahrain?