It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Do you have any place in mind to take your partner or friend to? We have some suggestions.
1. Al Riwaq Cafe
Where: Block 338 Adliya
What: art gallery/ cafe
Contact: +973 1770 0237
Have an artsy date in Al Riwaq Art Space + cafe’. They have delicious and filling vegetarian options so would work if you guys are on a diet. The roasted vegetable salad gets rave reviews. Also a great selection of cakes, juices, and tea. Afterwards go for a walk/ photoshoot around the block or head back for a cup of coffee. If you’re opting for a low-key, relaxing date, this is the place to go.
For a ritzy and posh dining experience, try Plums at the Ritz Carlton. With the specialty being premium beef and top quality seafood, you get the ultimate in dining pleasure here. Each prime steak also has an array of flavorful and diverse sauces. The foie gras, steak, and lamb are highly praised by reviewers. Try it!
Another outstanding pick from the Ritz Carlton, Primavera offers pared back elegance and subtle glamour. With a refreshing gastronomic line-up that spotlights the innovative fusion of Italian and local flavors, you can spend an evening philosophizing about good food and the pleasures of existence here.
Vento is Four Seasons take on the casual trattoria with an open kitchen and a wood burning pizza oven to add to the vibes. The pool deck table serves beverages while chill out lounge music and signature shisha complete the mix. Perfect if you want a date with good vibes, good friends, and good pizza.
5. La Mosaique
Up for a chic date? Opt for shrimp and champagne at La Mosaique. With a great atmosphere and amazing decor, you’ll definitely feel inspired to talk, drink, and make merry. Although known for Friday brunch, this place also serves great a la carte dishes, from an international selection. The friendly staff and their attention to detail are a plus.
6. Skywalk Cafe
Where: Mariott Executive Apartments
What: hotel bistro
Contact: +973 1736 3999
If you want to make a little staycation on Valentine’s then head on over to the Mariott Executive Apartments which offers suites, a great salon for ladies (Gloss), and a cool restaurant, the Skywalk Cafe. They have all sorts of buffets and you can also order a la carte. Staff is friendly and gives intuitive service. This is a place that’s under the radar, but is very cool nevertheless.
Where: Coral Bay
What: Lebanese restaurant
Contact: +973 1731 2700
Have an adventure date and head on over to Coral Bay for a spot of watersports. Then your appetite, stoked, relax at Rayes, arguably one of the finest Lebanese restaurants in the island. Overlooking the marina with fine, fine views, you can dine inside or al fresco. Chill to the sounds of live Arabic music and indulge in shisha if you wish.
Where: Al Areen Palace and Spa
What: Bahraini-Khaleeji food
Contact: +973 17 84 50 00
If a resplendent date is what you’re after, look no further than Saffron at Al Areen. This signature (and magnificent dining venue introduces a menu inspired by modern Bahraini dishes combining elements of enticing European and Khaleeji fusion. Definitely a night to remember, don’t forget to try the chef’s signature specials.
Where: Al Areen Palace and Spa
What: lagoon style restaurant
Contact: +973 +973 17 84 50 00
A magical, romantic place; go here if you want to pull out all the stops. The lagoon styled restaurant is a stunner and is sure to wow your date. Dishes are eclectic with a mix of Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine. Everything is elegantly prepared with a contemporary touch. There’s even a private gazebo you can rent for the night!
Where: Moevenpick Resort
What: chic and trendy bar
Contact: +973 1746 0000
Feel like the main character in A Streetcar named Desire (by Tenessee Williams) when you step into this bar. Truly sophisticated, there is a long list for the discerning vino in here. There’s platters of nibbles like nuts and olives and also a menu of things more substantial in case you feel peckish. This is a luxurious and elegant haunt indeed.
What is your favorite place to go to for Valentine’s?