Bushido You not only get Bushido’s famous Japanese dishes but also a spread of international classics. The food is good and there's a nice selection of beverages but our favourite bit of this brunch is being able to hang out in the stunning interiors or on the terrace (in cooler months). You can also order an a la carte dish. Try the prawns in miso sauce! Bushido, Seef (1758 3555).
Crowne Plaza Bahrain We couldn’t forget this old favourite now, could we? The ABSOLUTly Fabulous brunch at Crowne Plaza has been consistent in quality and atmosphere for as long as we remember. The food spread caters to all tastes and there are plenty of different beverages to keep you interested. Go here for some guaranteed laughs. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1700 6633).
Domain Bahrain Another newcomer to the list this year is the Domain Bahrain brunch which is spread across steakhouse Le Sauvage and European restaurant Le Domain . Try international favourites in a sophisticated atmosphere that’s strictly for grown-ups. It’s based on the 34th floor the views over the city beneath are spectacular. Domain Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Elite Resort & Spa Another family-friendly Friday favourite is the Elite Resort & Spa brunch offering which features an international buffet spread with a focus on Arabian favourites, alongside live cooking stations and plenty of entertainment for the kids. This includes henna, swimming, special children's games and even a fortune teller! Muharraq (1731 3333).
La Med Friday brunch at La Med is a sophisticated affair. A singing duo belt out old classics in the corner while you sit back at the comfortable tables or take a look through the vast array of hot and cold foods that range from roast beef to freshly shucked oysters, cold mezzes to maki rolls. It might be on the pricier side but then again the quality of drinks and food is high. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa (1758 0000).
Lemon Tree Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Seef debuts on this list for Lemon Tree’s extremely family-friendly brunch offering. Each of the hotel’s outlets showcase their specialty cuisine including Japanese from Ruka, Indian from Rasoi and Italian from Rialto, so you can bet on the food being good. Meanwhile, kid’s activities abound and there are even roaming entertainers. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).
Links The views from Links across the golf course greens are spectacular. Grab a window seat during their Friday carvery feast so you can enjoy sights while indulging in some fine international cuisine. Don’t forget the kids because they offer discounts and child-friendly dishes that are bound to keep them happy. Royal Golf Club, Riffa (1775 0777).
Masso We love the a la carte concept Masso offers in their weekend brunch. Add to it their top quality, fresh ingredients, tasty array of European breakfast and lunch options, excellent service and refined atmosphere, it becomes a serious category contender. Just read our review in the Eating Out section for more of our impressions. Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 5000).
Mövenpick Bahrain The entire lobby and downstairs venues are taken over by the whopping brunch. In fact, it’s so big it takes the whole afternoon for you to discover and taste all the food that’s on offer. From live cooking stations to all the hot and cold starters and mains you can think of, you can expect to leave Mövenpick fully satisfied. Mövenpick Bahrain (1746 0000).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa For years, this award-winning brunch has been attracting people in droves to experience one of the largest buffet spreads on the island. Enjoy everything from fresh seafood to Moroccan tagines, pizza made on the spot at Fiamma to a bowl of steaming Vietnamese pho from Wok. No matter what you choose you won’t go wrong because the food it’s undeniably delectable. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (1763 6363).