Reviews, pictures, contact and booking details for the best restaurants in Bahrain (budget), part of the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards.
Incredible food and ‘low-cost’ aren’t often terms associated with one another. That’s why we’ve dug out the hidden gems so you don’t have to spend a small fortune on awesome grub. Time Out has visited each and every restaurant 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 (or lack of it) at each venue.
From the same company behind the popular Aroma Café, Aroma Express matches fast and casual dining with traditional Arabian flavours in a vibrant venue. The menu offers classic and tasty Middle Eastern street fare for a reasonable price.
Burrito Loco isn't flash but it doesn't pretend to be and that's what we like about it. It offers Mexican staples '“ burritos and tacos: choose your wrap, main filling, then pile on the toppings and sauces. Ingredients are great and every bite is a flavour explosion.
Govinda's is one of a kind and is very popular with vegetarians and vegans on the island. With a very friendly staff, bhajans playing in the background and a sparkling dining hall, it offers a great experience. Govinda's is a must-visit for all palates.
For a taste of Persia, on a budget, then look no further than Isfahani. Each venue offers comfortable yet basic interiors, with quick service, and a comprehensive menu, but most importantly, Isfahani proves you don't have to sacrifice service or quality to offer great value for money.
Time Out London would be very proud of this fast food, budget restaurant, as it takes us home with their UK-style doner kebabs. The Londoner is a small little eatery decked out to resemble the London underground, offering tasty eat-in options and quick home delivery.
Located in the heart of Manama, alongside Bahrain's Asian community, lives vegetarian spot Sangeetha, which is famous for south Indian snacks and breakfast. But you'll also find this place packed at lunch when they're serving their popular thali meals.
In India, Dhabas are very popular for people who travel on highways, which explains why the interiors of this jolly Punjabi spot resemble a colourful truck. Everything about the place '“ from the lassis in earthen pots to how they scatter board games across the bright tables '“ offers an uplifting dining experience.