Best French restaurants in Bahrain

Best French restaurants in Bahrain

French restaurants conjure up vision of cobblestoned streets, eating pasta with garlic and olive oil, and savoring the finest aged vino. These are some places you can go to if you have a craving for French food. 

  1. Flavours on 2

    Where: Downtown Rotana
    Known for: brunch


Flavours on 2 at Downtown Rotana has a relaxed, cheery vibe accented by its interior often filled with natural light. They have great deals for brunch with a selection of wines you can choose from. There’s a Seafood station, a Sushi bar, and a Carvery station. For dessert, aside from the usual French pastries, there’s also a cheese selection. How French!

2. Chez Alain

Where: Reef Island
Known for: being a swanky place to dine


Chez Alain is a very classy French restaurant in Reef Island boasting of a eautiful sea view, great decor, and delicious French food. The interior of the place adds to the overall vibe, which is like a contemporary version of the Versailles. For a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with this place.

3. La Mer

Where: Sofitel Thalassa Resort Sea & Spa
Known for: seafood

This award-winning restaurant situated on the waterfront is a treat. Fresh fish and seafood are caught right out on the jetty. You can select your meal from the display and watch it cooked before your eyes. In addition, La Mer has a great wine selection, a live band, and there’s just something about eating out on the beach that truly whets your appetite.

4. Lilac Fusion Restaurant

Where: Amwaj Islands
Known for: fusion menu


Lilac at Amwaj is a great place to go for light bites and shisha. They serve a fusion Intercontinental menu so yet get a variety of choices. Upon ordering, you get a complimentary garlic bread basket with three types of dip: olives, freshly chopped seasoned tomatoes, and garlic yoghurt. Go in the afternoon, so you can enjoy the view.

5. The Orangery Tearoom and Patisserie

Where: Gudaibiya
Known for: conservatory decor and food


One of the most stunning places on our list, The Orangery is an elegant place for high tea. Following the conservatory style of design, you will find a bit of Europe’s orange groves and gardens right in the middle of the desert. In addition, you get to pick from a wide array of delicious teas, cakes, scones, and sandwiches. Great for a brunch with mum.

6. Camelot 

Where: Adliya
Known for: mussels and fries


Dining at Camelot Bahrain is described as “a magical experience”. Fun and glamorous, Camelot is a chateu that will transport you straight to the heart of France. You can dine al fresco on the rooftop garden or experience any of their week-long offers. The vino is good, the food is good, the company is good. Camelot is a great place to be.

7. Upstairs Downstairs

Where: Manama
Known for: exquisite food and live bands


A fixture in the local restaurant scene, Upstairs Downstairs has won over 25 awards since its opening in 1977. Great food, local bands, and dinner shows make for an exciting “saloon” where people converge to meet, eat, and discuss various events/ opinions of the day. In the tradition of the great saloons, Upstairs Downstairs serves exquisite food because great minds function better with great food.

8. Le Sauvage

Where: The Domain Hotel
Known for: steaks


Le Sauvage is one of the most elegant steakhouses in the island. With great cigar chairs that make you want to stay for hours and hours, a very knowledgeable sommelier, and a rising star chef, you have all the ingredients for a great meal. In addition, the staff at The Domain are incredibly intuitive and know just what you need. The meat and the seafood in this restaurant are done just right. It always hits the spot.

9. La Fontaine

Where: Adliya
Known for: contemporary art and concerts


Inside this walled fortress is an exquisite place with a fountain, open air theatre, and a restaurant serving remarkable food. La Fontaine is a bit on the pricey side but there’s no more spectacular place to celebrate a special occasion. As their website says “fine dining is treated like an art form”. In addition, you’ll have your fill of contemporary art and use the stunning backdrop for your very own special occasion selfies.

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