Reviews, pictures, contact and booking details for the best restaurants in Bahrain (MENA), part of the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards.
Middle East and North African food has so much to salivate over: Lebanese mezze, Persian kebabs, and Moroccan meatballs are some of the must-have items of a MENA feast. Time Out has visited each and every restaurant to try regional specialties kibbeh, labneh and more, assessing factors including quality of food, ambience and service. Popular or relatively unknown, we’ve gone undercover to find out what you’re getting for your money at each venue.
The stunningly designed, Oriental-inspired Abd El Wahab enjoys its exclusive location so you can expect a higher class of clientele at this Lebanese spot. With more discerning palates to please, the kitchen team at Abd El Wahab do a great job.
Al Arisha presents a unique take on Lebanese dining. While the menu offers a host of classics, the incorporation of local favourites, and the selection of Lebanese grape, sets it apart. The food quality, attentive service and ambience makes this place.
With views from Reef Island across the water, Al Fayez is an easy choice for anyone looking for a great meal. The staff and food make this place stand out and the menu has everything you could want from a classic Lebanese restaurant with a few twists.
This spacious and airy fine dining Iranian restaurant offers an opulent and inviting ambience. The food and ingredients cater to both meat lovers and vegetarians, leaving you practically waddling out the door.
Kenza Lounge is the perfect place to go for an after-work unwind. The live guitar music will set you up for an enjoyable evening and the delicious food will make sure you have one. Go wild with the hot and cold mezze, as it is delicious.
Pashawat provides an elegant setting for an evening of Arabic music, Lebanese cuisine, and belly dancing. As it is a set menu, you will have loads to get through. The flavourful food and entertainment will keep you enjoying the evening.
The panoramic view of the sea from Rayes, which is perched on the marina at beach resort Coral Bay, is a real highlight at this Middle Eastern restaurant. The whopping menu is Lebanese and the restaurant offers a welcoming vibe.
With an interesting setting, Saffron definitely has the elements to make an excellent dining experience. Great food, particularly tasty grills, and a stunning setting with superior service means you're in for a pleasant meal.
As one of Bahrain's classic restaurants, Takht Jamsheed really holds its own with its delicious and varied menu. The restaurant still has a welcoming atmosphere, which makes it a great spot for a family get together.