Get the lowdown on Bahrain's most important foodie event of all time
Time Out Bahrain staff
Bahrain might be part of the GCC, but all too frequently it is perceived as a junior partner. Dwarfed by the size of its neighbour Saudi Arabia, unable to compete with the glitz of Dubai, and without the financial clout of either Doha or Abu Dhabi, it would seem from the outside only Gulf Air and Formula 1 have saved it from obscurity. But there is one area in which the country punches well above its weight – food.
Indeed, it would be hard to find any place on earth where a population of under a million had a choice so vast in scope. From Kashmir to Kentucky, Sydney to Sao Paulo, the kingdom is awash with influences from across the globe. But with choice comes a challenge: which are hot, and which are clearly not? For the past year and a half Time Out’s crack team of critics has been scouring the country searching out the best cuisine Bahrain has to offer to bring you the definitive guide to eating out in Bahrain. In the run up to the inaugural Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards, due to take place on November 1, we bring you the complete shortlist.