From extravagant splendour to low-key dining, we've got you covered
Time Out Bahrain staff
As the most romantic night of the year rolls around on February 14, we’ve got the lowdown on the best places to eat, stay and play.
Al Areen Rimal Intimate dining with a four-course Valentine’s menu at BD44++.
Keizo Love at first sight with a four-course Eastern menu in this lakeside eatery at BD60++.
Saffron Bahraini-Khaleeji cuisine adapted for lovers in a four-course menu at BD52++. Or take dinner under the stars with a menu from any of the three at BD105. (17 845 000).
Bahrain Rugby Football Mano’s Restaurant plays host to a special Valentines’ Day dinner on Friday, February 14 with tickets at BD30 for member couples and BD36 for non-member couples including a bottle of grape. (17 695 809).
Bushido Enjoy a four-course menu at BD26++ per person or four-course vegetarian menu at BD19++ in the Japanese venue’s gorgeous surroundings. You can also add grape pairings to make the most of the meals. (17 583 555).
Crowne Plaza Spices Go Indian for lovers with a set menu including drinks. BD15.950++.
Harvesters Check out Harvesters and join in a masquerade party with two free drinks for the ladies.
Waves The hotel’s seafood eatery has a five course set menu BD19.950++. (17 531 122).
Dilmun Club Has a four-course meal with a bottle of bubbly and Shane Hampsheir, described as ‘superb’, doing a tribute to crooner Michael Buble at BD50 per couple, open to non-members. (17 690 926).
Dragon Resort Muju A seriously romantic waterside setting with a five-course dinner coupled with unlimited beverages and smoochy sounds from Muju’s Jazzy Duo. BD90++ per couple. (16 033 833).
Elite Group Klub 360 All couples receive a free glass of bubbly and there are chocolate strawberries for everyone. Plus couples have the chance to win a stay at the Elite Crystal Hotel. (17 360 360).
Zodiac Lounge Spread the love with sharing finger bites and dessert plus unlimited house grape at BD25 per couple at the Elite Grand Hotel. (17 565 888).
H2O Tuck in to a candle-lit buffet dinner including barbecue cooking station, smoochy tunes and unlimited house grape. BD30 per couple at the Elite Grand Hotel. (17 565 888).
Gulf Hotel Fusions Say ‘I love you’ by candle light to the sounds of soulful acoustic guitar. Fusions has a three-course set menu including a glass of bubbly for BD28++ per person.
Or take the romance waterside with a three-course dinner on the pool deck at BD28++ per person.
Zahle The Lebanese favourite has a set menu including a glass of fizz and live entertainment at BD22++ per person. (17 746 434).
InterContinental Regency Hotel Elements Pool & Lounge For a chilled start or end to the evening, go waterside and enjoy a couple of glasses of bubbly each with chocolate-dipped strawberries at BD19++ per couple.
Legendz SteakHouse For a Valentine’s meal to really get your teeth into, Legendz offers a three-course menu inclusive of grape pairing, rose and chocolate at BD25++ per person. (17 227 777).
Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre Baharat Tune in to the mushy mood with ‘Love-ly’ Friday Brunch where your companion will not only enjoy a heartwarming romantic treat but will also get 20 per cent off the regular price and there are red roses for the ladies. BD28++ including selected beverages. (17 171 000).
Mezzanine Lounge If you prefer to charm your sweetheart in the afternoon, try the special Romantic Afternoon Tea at Mezzanine Lounge. Enjoy complete privacy in a pod with candles and roses to set the mood. Close the curtains and you’re set for your private afternoon moment! BD15++ per couple. (17 171 441).
Saveur Could there be a better setting to charm your Valentine than Saveur, winner of Time Out Bahrain’s Most Romantic Restaurant award 2012? Rose petals and candles decorate the tables and get you in the mood for love and there’s a specially created four-course menu with a glass of bubbly at BD25++ per person. (17 171 155).
La Fontaine Dine at Time Out Bahrain’s Most Romantic Restaurant 2013 with a set menu including a welcome glass of fizz and the chef’s special black chocolate wrapped in pink net. Couples will also get 25 percent discount vouchers for a couples’ massage or any spa treatment valid till March 14. BD25 per person. (17 230 123).
Mercure Neyran Candle lit five-course set dinner for two with a glass of grape on arrival and entertainment from Ms Nehla singing Arabic love songs in an operatic style as well as a live flamenco band and gifts for the ladies. BD30++ per couple. (17 584 400).
Monroe Hotel The Hub If music be the food of love you’ll be in the right place with smoochy sets from house band Shockwave and DJ Simon ‘fast hand’ Oakey. There’ll also be prizes for the best-dressed couple and the best dancers. Party packages available for the evening. (36 289 383).
Mövenpick Silks Candle light and unlimited paired grapes make for the perfect accompaniment to a five-course set menu at Silks for BD24++ and there’s a chance to win a stay for two at Mövenpick Dead Sea or Beirut. (17 460 000).
Passion They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Ladies, take your loved one to Passion and one of you eats for free. They’ll have an outdoor and indoor candle-lit, five-course dinner for couples at BD18 per person – but the second person goes free! (39 123 086).
Ramee Baisan Warbler The island’s oldest British-themed pub promises a ‘candle light lovers’ night’ with romantic décor, couples’ dance contests, romantic games and the chance to win gift vouchers and a prize for the best couple. There’s a three-course set menu at night or the regular Friday Frunch during the day. (38 381 631).
Ramee California Buffalo The club turns into Cupid’s playground with themed entertainment from live band Intempo and DJ Trixta and lots of food and drinks offers ranging from a dinner buffet with a glass of house grape at BD10 to unlimited drinks for BD30 per couple. February 13&14. Venues Bollywood, Legends and Valentino also have special food and drinks promotions on the night. (33 731 000).
Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa The Ramee Group’s five star offering has a four-course menu with bubbly in each of it’s restaurants at BD29 from the tasty Indian at Rialto to the Lemon Tree buffet with a romantic twist. (17 111 999).
Ramee International It’s Mirchi Time Out Bahrain’s favourite Indian eatery has live Indian music and a special Valentine’s Day buffet at BD15 per couple.
Rockys Café They’re promising ‘Great food! Great music! Great atmosphere! at the finest dine ‘n’ dance venue in town’. There’s music from UK band The Fuse and DJ Tripz and special food and drinks packages. Entrance is BD5, it’s BD10 for one drink and a starter or unlimited beverages at BD20. There’s also special entertainment and packages at Russian venue Belarina, Club Euphoria and sports bar Cosmo Lounge. (39 413 677/17 727 230).
Ramee Palace Dublin Club ‘True Romance’ comes to Dublin, with the hottest hits from resident band, Generation and DJ Angel ensuring the dance floor is kept pumping with some of his exclusive Valentine’s remixes. Unlimited beverage packages are available at only 20BD and there’s a special three-course Valentine’s menu at 10BD including a beverage. Dress code is red and white, the redder the better! (39 736 547).
Ritz-Carlton There are special Valentine’s Day menus at several of the Ritz restaurants including BD22++ per person at Nirvana, BD30++ at Plums and Primavera and the Valentine’s Brunch at La Med at BD29. (17 580 000).
Sheraton Golestan Set menu with a half bottle of grape BD19++ per person including roses and heart-shaped cookies for the ladies.
Soie Special set menu including a half bottle of grape BD22++ per person including roses and heart-shaped cookies for the ladies. (17 533 533).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Fiamma The Italian is promising the ultimate in romantic dining from February 12-21 with a gastronomic festival of foods from the different Italian regions accompanied by Italian opera singers Vincenzo Sanso and Carla Mazzarella who are flying in for the event. For Valentine’s Day they’re charging BD62 per couple including a bottle of house grape.
La Mer La Mer Has the perfect setting for romance overlooking the water with a set menu and live entertainment at BD78 per couple. There are also special menus at Wok, Saraya and Pashawat. (17 636 363).
The Domain Enjoy spectacular views over the Manama skyline at The Domain’s plush restaurants.The executive chef’s been working extra hard to put together a love-themed three-course dinner for two at Level 34 including a bottle of grape. BD56 per couple. (16 000 222).
Windsor Hotel Enigma Take in the new band, Playtime, and enjoy special rates on bubbly and food plus loads of giveaways and prizes for the best-dressed couple and the best dancers. (39 508 403).
338 Garden Restaurant Go for chocolate and bubbly in the garden with special deals on fizz and decadent chocolate desserts including best seller melting cappuccino – chocolate fondant wrapped with espresso ice cream. BD15++ for bubbly and chocolate fondue. (17 710 338).