Pub grub and sophisticated bar food for nights out in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
Blue Moon Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay On the 50th floor of the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, the Blue Moon Lounge more than lives up to its stunning location. The menu is as unique as you would expect from a Wolfgang Puck joint and the enthusiastic staff are charming. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5000).
Corners, The Dragon Hotel & Resort This local on Amwaj Islands is the place to get some proper grub in a traditional pub atmosphere, while surrounded by idyllic island beauty thanks to the chic resort in which it’s located. Dragon Resort & Hotel, Amwaj Islands (1603 1113).
CUT Bar & Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the burgeoning Manama skyline, and a smartly decorated venue, it’s hard not to feel like a sophisticated business traveller while enjoy bites and beverages at CUT Lounge. The menu offers a sample of what’s at CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5044).
Downtown, InterContinental Regency Bahrain A casual but buzzy restaurant in central Manama, Downtown is a subterranean lounge with modern and stylish décor. The friendly staff couldn’t be more helpful when guiding you through their sleek bar menu. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
JJ's Irish Restaurant It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Moldova, Mongolia or Manama there’s always an Irish Bar, and in Bahrain everyone knows JJ’s. The sizeable menu is aimed at Western palates: fish and chips and pies are all present and correct, and the portions are truly gargantuan. Building 30, Road 352, Gudaibiya (3932 9083).
Polo Gastropub, The Palace Boutique Hotel This gastro pub boasts a classic menu with high quality food. The venue offers a pleasant experience and the comfy leather seats allow you to feel as though you're in a cosy pub in the UK. The Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (1772 5000).
Tapas Restaurant & Bar, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Although technically in the bar food category, Tapas effortlessly transcends such labels to provide a dining experience of real quality. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this secluded hideaway boasts a stunning seafront location and relaxed vibe. Sofitel, Zallaq (17 63 6363).
Thai Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa With exquisite surroundings and an exceptionally cool vibe you could forgive Thai at The Ritz-Carlton for resting on its beach-side laurels. Nothing could be further from the truth: the service is excellent and the selection of appetisers, classic Thai mains and sushi is tasty. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6499).
The Warbler, Ramee Baisan International Hotel To step into Warbler is to enter a bizzaro-world English pub, cherry-red phone booths and all. Find old favourites on the menu to whet your appetite. Deep-filled, hearty pies will satisfy any longings for dear old Blighty. Ramee Baisan Hotel, Manama (1729 0600).
Trader Vic’s, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa One of the most popular haunts on the island, ‘Traders’ has been catering to a mixed crowd with its diverse food and beverage menu for decades. Most recently, the menu and the kitchen has undergone an upgrade. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6555).