Festive lunches and brunches at the city’s best restaurants
Time Out Bahrain staff
Christmas lunch Crowne Plaza A huge variety of festive faves, free-flowing bubbly and a supervised kids’ corner plus a visit from the big guy in red. 12.30-4pm. La Mosaique and Harvesters. BD25 ++, children BD12.500++.
Diplomat Radisson Blu Brunch with all the trimmings, live entertainment and a kids’ corner with balloon artist, face painting and bouncy castle. 12.30-4pm, BD24, children aged six to 13 years half price. Under sixes eat free. (17 531 666).
Dragon Hotel Jingle all the way to Muju for a trendy Christmas brunch. Noon-5pm, Muju, BD27 per person. Buy your tickets before the day and only pay BD25. (16 033 833).
Elite properties The Elite Resort & Spa will have Christmas brunch in the pool area at BD15++ with kids under 12 eating free. And there’ll be Christmas lunch at the Elite Seef Residence at BD12++.
Golden Tulip This is a traditional favourite which fills up fast, so book early. It’s an international buffet with live cooking stations and look out for Santa, who’s going to be very busy today, and carols with the staff choir. 12.30-4pm, Al Wasmeyyah, BD30, kids BD15. (17 535 000).
Gulf Hotel Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas brunch buffet, music and carol singing, plus a visit from Santa Claus, a Christmas movie and games for the kids, at the Gulf Convention Centre. Or for those who prefer a quieter setting, La Pergola will also be serving a special Italian Christmas feast. Gulf Convention Centre (buffet) BD24 net. La Pergola (set menu) BD 19++. (17 713 000).
Ritz-Carlton The Ritz Christmas offering will be buffet-style in La Med with cooking and carving stations and a large seafood station. There’ll also be live entertainment and a kids’ area with magicians, clowns and more. 12:30pm to 4:30pm, La Med, BD 32. (17 580 000).
Royal Golf Club One of the island’s favourite brunches does Christmas with roast meats with all the trimmings, live cooking stations and traditional desserts. Noon-4pm, Links, members BD20, others BD23. Kids aged four to 12 BD12. (17 750 777).
Sheraton From turkey with all the trimmings to tender steak medallions and Christmas cake to more exotic desserts, you’ll find it all here and there’s even a special Christmas party for the kids. Al Safir Restaurant from 12.30.30 pm. BD16.000++.
For those who can’t make lunch, the Sheraton’s also putting on a special Christmas dinner buffet with a whole range of seasonal dishes. Al Safir Restaurant 7.30-11.30pm. BD12.5. Children aged four to 12, half price and under fours eat free.
Sofitel Famed as the longest brunch buffet on the island, the Christmas brunch will be spread over Saraya, serving international cuisine from the various outlets. A kids’ corner with childrens activities and baby sitters will be available as well as live entertainment from the resident Cuban Band. 12.30-4pm. BD34 inclusive of free-flowing drinks. (17 636 363).