Looking for a prime spot to break your fast in Bahrain?
Time Out Bahrain staff
Pictured is iftar at L’Hotel
Bushido: The only iftar with Arabic mezze and also the contemporary sushi and teppanyaki favourites this venue has become known for. From BD22 per person, plus charges, Seef (17 583 555), call for details of private bookings.
Elite Resort & Spa: This venue is claiming to have the biggest iftar tent in town – with room for 750 people. It has a seafront view too, plus a wide choice of dishes and live cooking stations. BD12 per person, BD6 for kids five to 10, under fives free, plus charges, Elite Resort & Spa (17 313 333).
Golden Tulip Bahrain: The Gilgamesh Ballroom at this popular hotel has been transformed into a traditional-style tent. There is also the Afandi Tent, with shisha and traditional foods. BD10.5 per person in ballroom, BD5 per person Afandi Tent, call for private iftar and ghabga, Golden Tulip Bahrain (17 535 000).
Gulf Hotel Bahrain: The Gulf Hotel Bahrain is serving up iftar in its Takht Jamsheed restaurant, with a number of Iranian dishes, and with a lavish Arabic buffet at the Al Waha restaurant. BD14 per person for both iftars, subject to service charge, children six-12 get 50 per cent off, under fives free, ghabga tent BD13 per person, plus service charge, from BD15 at weekends, Gulf Hotel Bahrain (17 713 000).
InterContinental Regency: The InterCon is hosting iftar in its Al Liwan tent, featuring a lavish buffet with plenty of favourite Arabic dishes to get stuck into. BD11.5 per person for iftar, BD10.5 for ghabga, subject to charges, InterContinental Regency (17 227 777). K Hotel: Klouds restaurant is K Hotel’s venue of choice for its iftar this year, featuring an Oriental, international and Mediterranean spread. BD9 per person, plus service charge, K Hotel (17 360 000).
Kosebasi: The famed Turkish restaurant is serving up an iftar menu all Ramadan,with appetisers, salads, pidettes, meat dishes and desserts. BD11.5 per person, children under 12 BD7, subject to service charge, Bahrain City Centre (17 172 322).
Lanterns: This ever-popular Indian restaurant on Budaiya Highway is hosting a very wallet-friendly iftar, priced at just BD5. BD5 per person, Lanterns (17 590 591).
L’Hotel: L’Hotel is creating its own souk for Ramadan, while its restaurants L’Avenue and L’Sultan are both hosting iftars. A Lebanese buffet is offered and there will be fresh saj and shawarmas and homemade sweets. A suhoor option includes mezzeh as well as TV screens showing selected shows. BD14 net per person, discounts if booking 15 or more, L’Hotel (17 567 222). Lost Paradise of Dilmun: It’s the only iftar in Bahrain that you can eat in your swimming trunks. The iftar is on Friday and Saturdays only. BD12 entry for iftar, open Sun-Mon 8pm-2am, Tue closed, Wed-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am, Lost Paradise of Dilmun (17 845 127).
Mercure Grand Hotel: You can enjoy an iftar by the pool in the Mercure’s Sama Tent, with a huge choice of international, local and Arabic cuisine. Price tbc per person, Mercure Grand Hotel (17 584 401).
Ritz-Carlton Bahrain:The Ritz-Carlton’s Al Khayma tent boasts entertainment from Bahraini singer Najma Abdulla. BD16 weekdays (BD18 gabgha), BD18 weekends (BD20 gabgha), pergolas BD250 (maximum six guests), Ritz-Cartlton Bahrain (17 580 000).
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel: The Awali Ballroom is the setting for the Sheraton’s iftar. Discounts are available for group bookings. BD13.9 adults, BD7.5 kids four-12, subject to service charge, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel (17 533 533).