(La Med, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain)
Fine-dining conjures images of white tablecloths, waiters in tails, and superb service. Here are some restaurants where you can get the best in European food.
What: café restaurant
Where: Road no. 3801 Manama
Contact: +973 1700 7404
With a selection of Dutch and British cuisine, a quirky venue with a conservatory, and a homey, feel-good ambiance; Café Amsterdam is a culinary adventure. Add to that the excellent and consistent flavors and the outdoor garden and you will want to keep coming back for more.
With its gorgeous setting and authentic Italian food (with a contemporary flair), you’ll be hard pressed to find fault at the Primavera. Overlooking gardens and the sea, it is a calming place to have a glass (or two) of wine and enjoy the night with dear friends.
What: art gallery and restaurant
Where: Rd No 639, Manama
Contact: +973 1723 0123
A lush, cinematic landscape sets the scene for an exquisite dinner out. La Fontaine treats fine dining as an art and will ensure you have an unparalleled experience. The site of weddings, fashion shows and events, you can also have a spa day here capped off with an exciting meal.
What: European restaurant
Where: Shaikh Isa Ave, Manama
Contact: +973 1772 1061
This beautiful, elegant restaurant comes highly recommended by guests and critics alike. Founded on the ideals of farm to table cooking, Masso provides exceptionally delicious food made with ingredients that have been harvested fresh from local markets. An all-around winner in our books!
What: pub bar
Where: The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Contact: +973 1771 3000
Comfy cigar chairs, pool tables, live sports matches on TV—what’s not to like. Then again, if all you want is a quiet night with your cigar (and maybe a copy of The Sherlock Holmes case files), you can still head on over here and have a fabulous time.
What: Italian restaurant
Where: City Centre Bahrain
Contact: +973 1749 1391
Immensely popular with mall-goers, Vapiano offers cosmopolitan, Mediterranean style food in the heart of City Centre Bahrain. Fresh pastas and pizzas are always welcome (especially if you’ve been trekking in the mall all day).
7. Cafe la Ventana
Where: Block 338, Adliya
Contact: +973 6637 1616
Honest, soul-satisfying food is the hallmark of a Café La Ventana experience. Portions are good, food prepared with an innovative twist, and there’s something about eating here that reminds you of those times you spent with your aunt or grandma, very evocative and delightful.
What: coffee shop and lounge
Where: The Ritz Carlton
Contact: +973 1758 0000
There’s nothing ritzier than the Ritz and the Gourmet Lounge is no exception. Versailles style design evoke the grandeur of days gone by. Coffee, tea, and pastries abound; all superbly done and worth your dinars. While away the time in the gourmet lounge; it is a fanciful experience.
9. The Foundry
What: steak shop
Where: Road 3831، Manama
Contact: +973 6996 0000
Unmistakably chic, The Foundry was developed by the makers of Sage and Sirloin; makers of great burgers. This delicatessen is no less significant; turning out great dinners and drinks that surpasses expectations. Definitely worth a try.
What: steak restaurant
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
No fine-dining list is complete without CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Not merely resting on its laurels, CUT has redefined what fine dining means and has risen to the occasion superbly. Known as one of the best steak restaurants in the world, it’s still going strong!
What is your favourite European restaurant in Bahrain?