Keep the spirit of Christmas and New Year alive in Bahrain this year
Time Out Bahrain staff
‘Tis certainly the season to be jolly with all the over-blown Christmas feasts and glamorous New Year celebrations happening this month. Bahrain is never more alive than through December and so we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to all the best goings-on this island has to offer. So get your crackers and party hats at the ready because you’re about to have a ball...
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The first ceremony at The Ritz December 1 Join The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain in their lobby from 6pm for the first tree lighting ceremony of the season where you’ll enjoy freshly baked Christmas cookies and hot beverages, as well as the gingerbread house opening. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Light up your trees in Mövenpick December 3 A big hoo-haa is being made over in the Mövenpick Bahrain Hotel’s lobby as they light their epic Christmas tree at 5pm. The Manama Singers will be there to perform while kids can enjoy the winter wonderland display. Santa will also be there with plenty of surprises while various festive beverages and freshly baked cookies are served. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
Carols, tree lightings and minced pies in Crowne Plaza December 4 Kick start the festive season with a spot of carolling, some mulled drinks and minced pies as the Crowne Plaza Bahrain prepare to light their Christmas tree. The event is taking place at La Mosaique restaurant from 7pm and it’s free to enter. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).
Holiday sparkles in the Ramee Grand December 6 The tree lighting ceremony at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa kicks off with holiday festivities from 5pm with live performances, celebratory music, raffle draws and gift giving by Santa himself. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).
Cookies for charity with The Westin December 6, 13 and 20 The Westin has set up a cookie decorating station in City Centre Bahrain’s winter display from 3pm to 6pm where young ones can decorate homemade gingerbread men for a good cause. It costs BD2 but all proceeds go to The Palm Association, a charity that helps needy Bahraini families. Bahrain City Centre Central Galleria, Seef District. Call 1717 1441.
Gourmet Lounge high tea December 20-25 Indulge in a stylish and festive afternoon tea at The Ritz Gourmet Lounge from 3.30pm to 6pm for BD18++ per person. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Turkey promotion with An Nada Throughout December A menu filled with turkey treats is on offer at the Sheraton Bahrain’s An Nada Lounge with dishes such as the smoky turkey burger with emmental cheese or Escalope of turkey with a parmesan crust, for example. Prices start from BD4.9++. Sheraton Bahrain Hotel (1753 3533).
Christmas dinner to go from Ritz Throughout December Order a whole host of homemade items to takeaway from The Ritz Gourmet Lounge such as hampers, cakes, pastries, chocolate and more. Meanwhile, the chef can roast your turkey with all the trimmings so you can have a carefree Christmas at home. It’s BD90 net for roast turkey to feed eight to ten guests and BD110 to feed ten to 15 guests. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6425).
Seasonally festive at Bushido Throughout December Bushido is running a festive menu all through the month, allowing you to enjoy a selection of sumptuous fusion cuisine including foie gras terrine, crispy sea bass fillet and teriyaki roasted duck. You can either choose their a la carte or try the six-course set menu for BD26.5++. Bushido (1758 3555).
Polo Gastropub festivities Throughout December The award-winning Polo Gastropub is offering a festive themed menu throughout the month with a set menu option inclusive of grapes and hops, available for groups. Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 5000).
Festive afternoon tea at T-Spoon Throughout December Talented chefs at chic café T-Spoon are spoiling customers with a festive tea featuring creations such as turkey sandwiches, chestnuts, cookies and plenty more. It’s served from 3pm to 6pm for BD12 net per couple. The Westin Bahrain City Centre (1717 1155).
Menu at Mondo December 24 Mark the night before Christmas with a traditional yet creative Italian feast at Mondo Bar, Lounge and Restaurant over in the Diplomat Radisson Blu. The festive set menu is BD25 per person, served from 7.30pm onwards. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
Cupid’s party at Club Buffalo December 24 Sky band and DJ Trixta are performing live at Club Buffalo while you tuck into a three-course dinner menu for BD10 inclusive of one house beverage. Alternatively, drink all you can for BD20. There are also plenty of surprises, games and giveaways. Ramee California (3555 9391).
Festive buffet in La Med December 24 International/Mediterranean all-day dining spot La Med, at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, is hosting an extensive festive buffet from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD29 net per person while kids aged four to 12 go for half price. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Sumptuous steaks from Plums December 24 High-end steakhouse Plums has created a special festive five-course menu for you to enjoy on the occasion of Christmas Eve from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD50++ per person. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Italian favourites at Primavera December 24 The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is inviting you to try a la carte specials or a festive four-course menu at their contemporary Italian restaurant Primavera. It’s BD25++ per person, available from 7pm to 11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Winter tea in the Gourmet Lounge December 24 The Ritz Gourmet Lounge has created a special Christmas set menu which is inclusive of some heartwarming winter tea for BD20++, served 7am to 11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Barbecue nights at H20 December 24 Head outside, by the pool, to H20 in the Elite Grand Hotel where there is a live barbecue station and a wide selection of hot and cold mezzes, as well as some fabulous desserts. Also expect Christmas carols, gift giving, kid’s activities and a visit from Santa. It’s BD24 net per couple while kids above ten go for BD8 or children under ten can enter for free. Elite Grande Hotel, Manama (1756 5888).
Candlelight in La Brasserie December 24 Cherish the spirit of Christmas over a candle-lit dinner in La Brasserie restaurant. There’s a set menu for BD15 net per person or BD7 net for kids. The Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (1731 3333).
Shift into seventh gear December 24 There’s an open bar and finger foods available through the night in Shift 7 Bar & Lounge. It’s BD20 for ladies and BD25 for men. The Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (1731 3333).
Il Giardino treats December 24 Indulge in an international buffet while you and your family enjoy the live entertainment. It’s BD25 net per couple or BD15 net per single inclusive of soft drinks from 7pm to 11pm. An a la carte menu for children is also on offer. Elite Seef Residence & Hotel, Seef (3388 1758).
Festive treats in Ramee Grand December 24 In the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Lemon Tree, an international buffet spread is served from 7pm to 11.30pm for BD16++ (adults) and BD8++ (kids). Meanwhile, Italian restaurant Rialto and Indian eatery Rasoi are offering a la carte menus with a festive twist. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).
The Warbler bash December 24 and 25 British-style pub The Warbler is hosting some special themed performances thanks to the new in-house band Grilz Ink while you enjoy a three-course Christmas dinner menu for BD10 per person. Santa will also be popping by with gifts and surprises. Baisan International (3909 8607).
Santa meets Kerala at Nattinpuram December 24 and 25 Budget-friendly Indian restaurant Nattinpuram, which is known for its quirky Keralan houseboat décor, is hosting a red and white festive themed bash complete with carols and lunch and dinner menus available throughout these two days. Try the special lunch fiesta which is served on banana leaves for BD3.5 or tuck into a special Christmas themed a la carte dinner menu. Open from noon to 2am. Baisan International, (3909 8607).
Mexican fiesta in Downtown December 24 and 25 Partake in a selection of Mexican mixed beverages for just BD4++ per person at Downtown Bar. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Noor Lounge Jingle Bell jazz December 24 and 25 Relax to the smooth sounds of live jazz while indulging in a selection of grape and cheese at Noor Lounge from 7pm to 10pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Legendz steakhouse delights December 24 and 25 Popular steakhouse Legendz is hosting a traditional set menu for lunch on both days with a whopping five courses, family-style turkey carving and grape pairing available for BD32.5 net per person. The restaurant is open daily from 12.30pm-3.30pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
European style with Masso December 24, 25 and 26 The Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2014 Restaurant of the Year and winner of Best Brunch, Masso, is hosting a festive, family-style brunch over the three days of Christmas. It’s BD19++ or BD25++ per person depending on your drinks package and it runs from noon to 3.30pm. Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 1061).
More than a brunch at Mövenpick December 25 The Mövenpick is extending their popular Friday brunch in order to host a festive Christmas brunch in all its glory. A whopping spread which includes traditional Christmas delicacies and plenty of festive beverages on tap, are available through three of the hotel’s outlets. It’s BD39 net per person from noon to 4pm. Mövenpick Hotel \(1746 0017).
Funky fever in Club Bedrock December 25 Forget stuffing yourself and head to Club Bedrock where all you have to do is dance. The theme is ‘Christmas Funk Fever’ and international/Thai band Museum is performing live alongside DJ Maude with plenty of popular English and Thai classics. Pay BD15 and have all the beverages you like, there’s free entry for gents from 8pm to 11pm while ladies get in free all night. There are also plenty of giveaways. Ramee California, Juffair (3372 4076).
Santa’s caper at Legends December 25 Sports and games lounge Legends is hosting a Christmas Day party with plenty of prizes and giveaways. There’s just one catch – the dress code is strictly Santa Claus. Ramee California, Juffair (3943 7825).
Turkey, trimmings and more at Crowne Plaza December 25 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain are hosting their annual Christmas lunch from 12.30pm to 4pm with a wide variety of foods on offer from classic turkey dishes to the more contemporary live cooking stations boasting Chinese cuisine. Enjoy live entertainment from the band and plenty of festive fun for the kids including face painting, balloon twisting and a visit from Santa Claus. It’s BD29++ per person inclusive of selected beverages taking place in La Mosaique and Harvesters. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
Festive set menu in Waves December 25 If you’re not a big fan of traditional turkey feasts then why not try Wave’s seafood menu? This year, they’re putting all of their most popular dishes together on one single set menu for you to try any time from 7pm to midnight. It’s BD19.950++ including one drink. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
Some Ritz glitz December 25 This stalwart hotel is opening up its Grand Foyer from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for a massive Christmas brunch bash which features a festive celebration of culinary delights from all of the hotel’s chefs. Find cooking and carving corners, seafood spreads, a prime rib station and more, while listening to the live entertainment. Kids can go to the dedicated play area in Al Ghazal ballroom. It’s BD36++ per person with house beverages and kids four to 12 go for half price. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
Mediterranean vibes in La Med December 25 Enjoy a more traditional affair at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain’s La Med restaurant where they’re hosting a special festive brunch from 12.30pm to 4.30pm for BD29 net per person or half price for kids aged four to 12. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
Family carvery at Links December 25 A great family-friendly Christmas Day carvery buffet is being featured in Links at the Royal Golf Club. Enjoy the feast,with Santa Claus, for BD29 net per person with selected beverages and BD12 net for children aged four to 12 with soft drinks. It’s on from midday to 4pm. The Royal Golf Club (1775 0777).
Christmas with Julio December 25 Celebrate all things festive at the cosy Julio’s restaurant from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Expect carols, kids activities and an appearance from Santa bearing gifts. It’s BD25 per couple, BD8 for children over ten and free for under tens. Elite Grande Hotel (1756 5888).
Winter at Waikiki December 25 Elite Resort & Spa are hosting a festive poolside brunch with live entertainment and a lavish international buffet. It’s BD15 net per person or BD5 net for kids (aged six to 12). Santa is set to make a surprise visit at brunch time too. The Elite Resort & Spa (1731 3333).
Festive fiesta with Elite Seef December 25 For lunch, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, head to Il Giardino for an international buffet with soft drinks at BD25 net per couple or BD15 net per single. Meanwhile, from 7pm to 11pm, a poolside fiesta is on with a four-course set menu available alongside sparkling grape, while a live duo entertain. It’s BD30 (couples) and BD20 (singles). Elite Seef Residence (3388 1758).
Xmas delights in Ramee Grand December 25 Sit down to a delicious international Christmas brunch in the family-friendly Lemon Tree from 12.30pm to 4pm for BD19++ (adults) or BD8++ (kids). Meanwhile, Italian Rialto and Indian Rasoi are serving special a la carte menus with a festive twist. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).
Brunch time at Sofitel December 25 The longest buffet brunch on the island is offering a Christmas spread, from 12.30pm to 4pm, from international Saraya, Italian Fiamma and South East Asian Wok. A kid’s corner with activities is also available as well as live music from the resident Cuban band. It’s BD42 net per person with free-flowing beverages. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (1763 6363).
Alfanar’s family style brunch December 25 and 26 A family-friendly festive brunch is on at the Alfanar venue complete with a traditional buffet spread, live performances by the Black Notes and plenty of kid's activities\. It’s on from noon to 4pm and costs BD25 net per person or half price for kids aged six to 13. Children under six go for free. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
Fizz fare in Baharat December 25 Enjoy a holiday themed international buffet at Baharat from 12.30pm to 4pm. Dishes are being created in the live cooking stations while entertainment ensues and Santa Claus pays a visit. It’s BD20 net with soft drinks, BD30 net with select beverages and BD10 for children six to 12. Under-sixes go free. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Seasonal Saveur December 24 and 25 Embark on a culinary journey at Saveur. On Christmas Eve, from 7pm to 11pm, indulge in a festive buffet dinner featuring ingredients such as foie gras, oysters and Yule log for BD16 net. Meanwhile, on Christmas Day an a la carte festive lunch is served from 12.30pm to 4pm. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Boxing day brunch in Mövenpick December 26 The Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain are hosting their epic brunch from noon to 4pm through The Gallery Lounge, Silk’s restaurant and Flamingo Bar. Tickets are BD35 net per person. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
Brunch with a twist at Crowne Plaza December 26 The regular Friday brunch fiesta at Crowne Plaza Bahrain aims to keep up the spirit of Christmas with a festive-themed Boxing Day brunch from 12.30pm to 4pm in La Mosaique and Harvesters Bar & Terrace. There will be another drop-in by Santa Claus for the kids too. It’s BD29++ or BD23.950++ for food only. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
The Warbler effect December 26 Head over to popular pub The Warbler for a traditional Christmas brunch that reflects its British roots. Pay BD18 for unlimited beverages and food from noon to 4pm, and expect plenty of gifts from Santa while you indulge. Baisan International, (3909 8607).
Masquerade in style at The Warbler December 31 A dashing and glamorous affair is taking place at British-style pub The Warbler to mark the beginning of 2015 from 8pm to 2am. Expect live performances by Grilz Ink and DJ Francis, alongside surprises, games and contests with plenty of prizes, and ladies get a free mask. It’s BD20 for an unlimited beverage package and BD5 for the party buffet. You’ll also get a free glass of bubbly. Baisan International (3909 8607).
Keralan style in Nattinpuram December 31 A surprise live event is planned at Keralan-inspired restaurant Nattinpuram alongside a gala buffet for BD5.9, raffle draws and plenty of family-friendly giveaways. The night runs from 7pm to 1am. Baisan International (3909 8607).
The Grand Prix at Grand Ambassador December 31 A smart-casual event is being hosted in the Diplomat Radisson Blu’s Grand Ambassador Ballroom. The 'race' starts from 8pm with a live performance by talented resident band the Black Notes followed by DJ Goldy Rise on the decks from 11pm. It’s BD65 net per person for the whole evening which also includes surprise prizes. Diplomat Radisson Blu (3994 5208).
Sparkling tunes in Downtown December 31 Get your glad rags on and enjoy a night of fun and dancing at Downtown where they’re hosting a special sparkling New Year’s Eve party. It’s BD15 net per person inclusive of three selected beverages and one glass of sparkling grape. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Under the stars with Elements December 31 Celebrate the New Year al fresco style at the chic Elements Pool and Lounge where DJ Pyrokiss and special guest are spinning the decks from 6pm to 1am while you enjoy unlimited selected house beverages. The night costs BD30 net per person. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Meaty indulgence at Legendz December 31 Indulge in a five course dinner menu with your choice of beverages at the swanky Legendz Steakhouse where they serve an impressive array of premium cuts. It’s BD32.5 net for food only, BD45 net with grape pairing and one glass of bubbly or BD62.5 with bubbly pairing. InterContinental Regency (1722 7777).
Maki samplers December 31 Savour a whopping ten-course meal in fine dining style at the classy Maki restaurant which is known for its Japanese fusion dishes. The meal has been specially prepared by Chef Louis Kenji Huang for the night, with their exquisite beverages in mind. It’s BD50++ per person. World Trade Centre (1752 2733).
The Burlesque Bellas in Mövenpick December 31 Coming all the way from London to entertain you into 2015 are The Burlesque Bellas who promise quite a performance at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. The night starts from 8pm and you’ll enjoy an open bar until the early hours. Prices start from BD65 net. Mövenpick Hotel (1746 0017).
Rockabilly highs at Club Buffalo December 31 Enjoy a burlesque countdown at Club Buffalo with live performances by Rockabilly and Sky band, followed by DJ Trixta on the decks, and plenty of prizes and giveaways. It’s BD20 for a regular drinks package from 8pm to midnight and BD25 to add hops. Alternatively, try the gala dinner buffet for BD15 inclusive of one free beverage. Dress ‘classy cabaret’. Ramee California, Juffair (3555 9391).
Caribbean soiree in Crowne Plaza December 31 The Crowne Plaza Bahrain is this year welcoming you to their Caribbean inspired New Year’s Eve party at the Bahrain Conference Centre. There will be live entertainment from the UK alongside a sumptuous selection of fine foods and plenty to quench your thirst. It’s BD70 net per person inclusive of everything from 8pm to 2am. Meanwhile, in Harvesters Bar & Terrace, another Caribbean themed party is going on with live entertainment by resident band Groove Thing, fun themed games and competitions. It’s BD12 in advance or BD15 on the door, starting from 7pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
The ocean’s bounty from Waves December 31 Waves seafood restaurant is putting all of their most popular dishes together on one single set menu for you to try any time from 7pm to midnight. It’s BD19.950++ including a glass of grape. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
Brunchin’ in 2015 at La Mosaique December 31 If a brunch-style buffet is more your scene than an all-out fiesta then head to La Mosaique for a huge selection of foods, live music and a traditional midnight celebration. It’s BD24 net for food only, starting from 7pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
A Ritzy family-friendly buffet December 31 For New Year’s Eve, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is hosting an extensive dinner buffet in La Med from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD35++ per person and BD17.5++ for children aged four to 12. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
A feast for a maharaja at Nirvana December 31 Tuck into an aromatic and flavourful five-course menu that’s authentically Indian and comes served with a glass of bubbly per person at Nirvana restaurant. It’s BD45++ per person from 7pm to 11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Five courses to countdown in Plums December 31 Five-star venue Plums, well known for its prime steaks and contemporary vibes, is inviting you to try a New Year themed five-course menu before you celebrate the countdown. It’s BD55++ per person with seating available from 7pm to 9.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
A taste of Italy at Primavera December 31 Italian restaurant Primavera has created a special four-course menu. It’s BD35++ per person with seating available from 7pm to 9.30pm. The a la carte menu is also available. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
The Ritz gala ball in Al Noor December 31 Be entertained by a Ritzy glitzy show in the Al Noor Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain and dance the night away to ring in the New Year. It’s BD150 net per person including a dinner show and midnight bubbly toast, from 9pm to 2am. The dress code is strictly smart casual. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6499).
Moulin Rose at Trader Vic’s December 31 Trader Vic’s is hosting yet another fabulous New Year’s soiree. Presenting Parisian cabaret dancers, a wandering magician and a fine-dining international dinner buffet, Trader Vic’s has gone all out for 2015. Dinner is served from 8pm while the night’s celebrations start from 9pm. It’s BD65 inclusive of one welcome drink, grape, dinner buffet and celebratory bubbly or BD10 with just one beverage on arrival. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain (1758 6555).
Bushido Del Rio December 31 Shake your tail-feathers from 9pm onwards at Bushido’s funky New Year’s Eve bash as the carnival comes to Bahrain. Find professional carnival dancers and capoeira artists performing while DJ Albert-L is on the decks. For ladies, it’s BD10 in advance or BD15 on the door, and for gents it’s BD15 and BD20 respectively. All tickets include one complimentary beverage. Bushido (1758 3555).
Dinner on the green at Links December 31 Links restaurant at the Royal Golf Club is hosting a fabulous four-course New Year’s Even menu from 7pm for BD36 net per person including one beverage. The Royal Golf Club (1775 0777).
It’s in the Zodiac December 31 Spend the countdown in Zodiac Lounge where canapés and mixed beverages are free-flowing for BD35 net per couple. Meanwhile, there’s a pool party going on at H20 with a barbecue and international buffet spread, live cooking stations, an open bar and live DJ. It’s BD30 net per person. Elite Grande Hotel (1756 5888).
Do a 360 December 31 Spend your New Year’s Eve at Klub 360 as DJ Seherezade (apparently voted third best-looking DJ in the world by men’s mag FHM) flies in to play a debut Bahrain performance and an exclusive two-hour set. Elite Crystal (1736 0360).
Awtar’s Arabian disco December 31 Popular Arabian night spot Awtar is serving a traditional set menu while live singers, a DJ and belly dancers entertain. Expect plenty of giveaways too! It’s BD75 per person. Elite Crystal (1736 0360).
Schmooze with the Elite December 31 There are a whopping four options over at the Elite Resort & Spa. Firstly, in La Brassirie, they’re hosting a swanky international dinner buffet for BD30 net per couple or BD8 net for kids (six to 12). Then, in Al Noor Tent, an Arabic fiesta with a full-on live entertainment programme and traditional Arabian buffet is BD40 net per person. If a party is more your thing, head to Shift 7 for snacks and drinks at BD30 for ladies and BD35 for men. It’s the same deal in O Club for BD40 net per couple. The Elite Resort & Spa (1731 3333).
Jazzy notes in Il Giardino December 31 Spend the last moments of 2014 in Il Giardino where they’re hosting a themed feast and party from 9pm to 3am alongside unlimited house beverages, a jazz band and DJ. It’s BD30 for gents and BD25 for ladies. Elite Seef Residence (3388 1758).
Paris comes to Sofitel December 31 Sofitel is bringing Paris to Manama in the Al Nakheel Ballroom from 8pm with an evening of feathers, cancan and glitz. A Parisian cabaret group is there to entertain while you enjoy your dinner. It’s BD75 net per person inclusive of selected beverages. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq (1763 6363).
Celebratory dinner in Baharat December 31 Bid farewell to 2014 at Baharat with a full-on festive dinner complete with whole roasted turkey, live cooking stations and delectable desserts. It’s BD25 with soft drinks or BD35 net with select beverages from 7pm to 1am. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
How Bizarre December 31 Get 2015 off to a stylish start in Bizarre Lounge where they’re hosting a party in the lush interiors with a surprise DJ from 9pm to 2am. It’s just a BD3 entrance fee with one welcome drink. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Savour 2014 in Saveur December 31 Have a special set menu in Saveur including smoked salmon and tenderloin Rossini. It’s available from 7pm to 1am and costs BD30 net with one soft drink. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Silk’s seafood fiesta January 1 Recover with a seafood selection at Silk’s Restaurant. The lunch starts from 12.30pm onwards and costs BD27 net with unlimited sparkling grape. Mövenpick Hotel (1746 0017).
The year’s first brunch in La Med January 1 Waste no time and head over to 2015’s first brunch fiesta at La Med where they’re featuring an extensive array of international foods in their buffet from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. It’s BD29 net per person inclusive of house beverages and half price for children aged four to 12. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Cure-all breakfast in Baharat January 1 Get your New Year off to a good start with an extravagant endless international breakfast buffet in Baharat international restaurant. It’s available from 6am to 4pm for BD12++ per person. Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).
Endless brekkie in Saveur January 1 Celebrate the first day of the year in Saveur by indulging in The Westin’s Eat Well concept, a serious cure-all. A five-star international gourmet buffet complete with breakfast favourites is on offer right through from 6am to 4pm for BD12++ per person. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).