La Marine At first glance you could be forgiven for not wanting to dine at La Marine, but you would miss out on a surprisingly enjoyable meal. Much more casual than other seafood restaurants in Bahrain, they do however offer everything from lobster thermidor to Hawaiian prawns and most things in between. Budaiya Roundabout (1759 5775).
La Mer Seafood lovers are in for a treat at La Mer, with a French-inspired chef who clearly has a passion for his craft. With a beautiful sea view as well as an outside terrace over-looking the marina, there is little doubt from the moment you walk in as to what is in store for you - great food, good service and a beautiful experience. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (1763 6363).
La Perle A semi-smart restaurant over-looking the bay, La Perle has one of the better selections of fresh seafood, with beautiful prime ingredients. They offer a dedicated three-course buffet at a reasonable fixed price, and a fish market where you choose your catch and pay by weight. Novotel Al Dana (1729 8008).
Seafood Market In the heart of the city, The Seafood Market offers a fresh seafood counter from which you can select your catch and the method in which you wish it to be cooked. It's a very basic restaurant but the additional teppanyaki and sushi bars makes it a unique venue and experience. Sheza Tower (1753 3336).
The Fish Market Cosy and ambient, the Fish Market is a wonderfully enjoyable place to have dinner, particularly if you eat over-looking the bay. There is no a la carte menu but a fresh seafood display with both local and more exotic imported seafood can be cooked to your liking in a variety of cuisines. Al Bander Hotel & Resort, Sitra (1770 1201).
Waves Waves has a varied and international seafood menu, with both a la carte and fresh seafood display options, as well as monthly seafood specials, encompassing different flavours from around the world, from Thai to Arabic and Mediterranean. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).