Eat Guide (Riffa)

Eat Guide (Riffa)

Unbeknownst to many, Riffa is becoming a foodie destination.

1. Navaratna

Where: Riffa
What: Veg restaurant
Contact: +973 1749 0955


This hidden gem of an Indian restaurant is the first of its kind in this part of town. The spreads range from South Indian to North Indian stuff–and is all vegetarian, but you won’t miss the meats while you’re in this place. In addition, there’s also a counter where you can select sweets to take home. This is a good place to be if you’re craving for Indian delicacies.

2. Melt

Where: RD 86, BLDG 64, BLK 912, Sh Hamad Ave, Riffa
What: modern eatery
Contact: +973 1749 9900


This exquisite eatery has put some serious thought into their menu and it all sounds delicious! Imagine a melt-down burger (with 3 or 4 cheeses), edamame taboula, coriander garlic fries, fajita shawarma (slightly spicy with guac), and Ferrero Rocher cheesecake! Obviously, the folks behind the restaurant wish to rock a contemporary menu while being strongly rooted in the classics. We highly approve!

3. Terminal Burger 

Where: Building Y-83, Road 14 Block 914 Al Shamali، Riffa
What: burger lounge
Contact: +973 1760 0077

terminal burger

Serving a great variety of burgers, with quirky names evolving from their brand Terminal Transit, you can get a New York Burger, a Milan burger, or a Mexico burger if you wish. Said burgers are inspired by unique flavors of burgers around the world. Every meal is a different experience with every aspect of the restaurant inspired by a typical airport.

4. Gusto Pizza Ristorante

Where: Riffa Views
What: pizza place
Contact: +973 1769 5556


Traditional wood fired oven pizzas in a clean, well-lighted place. Fresh ingredients and authentic recipes are real crowd pleasers. Casual and family-friendly, but also sophisticated enough for a date, you can’t go wrong with Gusto. They have a daily specials board which is great if you can never decide what to order.

5. Sash Cafe

Where: Mashtan Road, Riffa
What: spa + cafe
Contact: +973 1789 9990

sash cafe

Sash Cafe adjoins a luxurious ladies only spa but thankfully the cafe’ is open to both genders. This quaint and charming little cafe boasts of exquisite dishes like eggs benedict, waffles, and French toast. The lunch and dinner menu is equally impressive and many fans rave that the dessert menu is to die for. Its worth the trek to Riffa for sure.

6. Links

Where: Royal Golf Club
What: restaurant overlooking the Golf Club
Contact: +973 17 751262


The cheery and airy restaurant looks out over spectacular views of the Royal Golf Club where members are putting away. But you don’t need to be a member to enjoy the great food at Links. Their jazzy, sophisticated brunch (now a la carte) is back due to popular demand. Smaller portions, great beverage pairings, and attention to detail plus free transport on groups of 8 or more, make this a great deal!

7. Tony Luke’s

Where: Rd No 4015, Manama
What: sandwich chain
Contact: +973 1749 4941

tony luke's

Sometimes all you need is a hoagie and chicken wings. If so, Tony Luke’s definitely fits the bill. Try the Jamaican jerk boneless chicken wings which is considered by some to be the best wings in Bahrain. The sauces are super too! The salt and vinegar fries are a great side dish. The cheese steaks and roast beef sandwiches are equally intense.

8. Prego

Where: Royal Golf Club
What: Italian restaurant
Contact: +973 1775 1266


Prego is another outstanding outlet from the Royal Golf Club. Featuring a superb selection of authentic classic Italian pizzas made in their wood-stone oven, they also have delicious pasta dishes, and mouthwatering desserts like profiteroles and classic tiramisu. There’s a large wooden terrace dining area where you can dine and enjoy the views of the rolling hills of the club al fresco.

9. Plaisir Du Chocolat 

Where: Riffa
What: chocolaterie
Contact: +973 7751 0000

plaisir du chocolat

This exquisite chocolaterie serves delicious food, teas, and of course chocolate treats. Imagine traditional French eclairs with an intense hit of dark chocolate; or chocolate pudding served with bourbon vanilla custard, or the French classic “burnt cream” topped with a hard, thin crust of caramel. Its also a good place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with inventive choices and great presentation.

10. Zayt Zaytoon

Where: 90M, Riffa
What: Lebanese restaurant
Contact: +973 1770 2702

zayt zaytoon

Fresh, filling food in a restaurant that’s cheap and cheery. That’s a winner in our books. Manakish and saj, labnieh, and mouthwatering fakharat platters; shish kofta and kebbeh, and pizza sojok: there’s definitely a lot to choose from. If you want hummus, they make great hummus. Ditto for the fabulous labnah cheese sandwich. Great casual dining with family and friends.

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