Forget the washing up and tuck into to a feast in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
Crowne Plaza Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the Crowne Plaza is promising a festive food spread that will fill you up with merriment and cheer right into the New Year. BD27++ including selected beverages, kids aged six to 12, BD14++. Call (17 531 122).
Special four-course menu, traditional lunch with a modern twist plus crackers, hats and gifts. BD20 for members, BD25 for non-members, under 12s BD9, under threes go free. Club closes at 5pm. Call (17 690 926/2986).
Diplomat Radisson Blu
Expect Christmas treats for all ages with a festive lunch buffet, live band and special kids’ corner featuring balloons, bouncy castle and face painting. BD25 including selected beverages, kids aged six to 13 half price and under sixes go free. Call (17 531 666).
Diva Hotel Kicks British Pub is offering a classic Christmas lunch with all the festive favourites alongside some Kicks exclusive dishes. BD12 per person. Call (39 922 583).
Dragon Resort, Amwaj Muju Restaurant & Lounge has a delicious festive brunch menu featuring all the traditional classics plus whole host of International cuisine. Live entertainment from the Muju Jazzy Duo and a visit from Father Christmas with small gifts for the children. BD25 including selected beverages. Call (16 039 800).
Elite Group Make the most of the cooler weather and enjoy Christmas Day brunch at the poolside at Elite Resort and Spa Muharraq with lots of fun activities and a visit from Santa. There’s also a Santa’s workshop in Al Noor tent for the kids to join in. BD15, under sixes BD5. Call (17 313 333).
H2O at the Elite Grand has one of the best value Christmas Day brunch buffets around served at the poolside. BD6.900++ per person. Call (17 558 200).
The Elite Seef Residence & Hotel has a couples brunch package at the Oasis poolside with a special Christmas menu and use of the kids club. Couples BD25, including house grape and soft drinks, BD15 per person including house grape and soft drinks, kids aged eight and over BD10.
Golden Tulip Get into the festive spirit early with brunch starting at 10.30am in Al Wasmeyyah restaurant. All the usual live cooking stations plus some festive specials, kids’ activities, carols and a visit from Santa. BD24++ per person including selected beverages, kids six to 12 BD12.500++. Call (17 535 000).
Gulf Hotel A festive brunch that has it all, a ballroom filled with cheer, a jolly Santa Claus, a Christmas movie and games for the young ones and all that wonderful food on a lavish buffet at Awal Ballroom. BD25 per person, kids six to 12 half price, fives and under go free. Book before December 18 and get ten percent off.
InterContinental Regency Hotel Legendz Steakhouse greets Christmas with a nine-course bubbly brunch. BD40.
There’s also a set five-course menu at Medzo. BD26. Call (17 227 777).
Juffair Grand Hotel Champs Sports Bar has its own festive menu offering some great dishes with all the trimmings, and the infamous Champs atmosphere. BD12 per person. Call (17 827 600).
Mövenpick Hotel The big day at Mövenpick sees brunch spread across the Gallery Lounge, Silk’s, the Flamingo Bar and the Murjan ballroom. This one always sells out fast so make sure you book early. BD32.300++ , except Murjan ballroom which is BD 29.000++ including selected beverages. Call (17 460 000).
Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa It’s a new festive offering in Seef with the family brunch menu at Lemon Tree, including holiday creations from the chef, caroling with the in-house choir, activities and games for the kids and a visit from Santa. BD35 per person, kids BD10. Call (17 111 999).
Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Join the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton for brunch in the grand foyer and enjoy a festive celebration of culinary delights, from cooking and carving corners to an expansive seafood and prime rib station, all accompanied by live entertainment and magicians and clowns for the kids. BD35++ per person, including house beverages. Half price for children. Call (17 586 499).
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Christmas Day lunch at Al Safir promises an exciting meal for everyone. With delicious seasonal favorites to make it a meal to remember. From roast turkey to tenderloin steak medallions, to Christmas cakes and tempting desserts. There’s a party planned for the children too! BD16++ for adults and BD6++ for kids.
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa There’ll be something for everyone at Sofitel as three restaurants deliver a lavish brunch with Christmas favourites paired with live entertainment from the resident band. Wok will feature cuisine with authentic flavours from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia while Saraya will provide live cooking stations with an international selection and Fiamma will tantalise the taste buds of Italian food lovers. BD38 including house beverages, kids aged six to 12, BD19, under sixes eat free.
The Domain After all the presents have been unwrapped brunch at The Domain could be the perfect place for the entire family to celebrate Christmas Day promising the finest choice of festive favourites, complimented by a turkey carving station, some of the best views in town and the sommelier’s favourite selection. BD35. Call (16 000 222).
The Palace Boutique Hotel All the usual brunch loveliness at Masso with a few festive favourites thrown in with chef Susy’s usual unique touches. BD27.500++ with selected beverages, BD21++ without drinks. Call (17 721 061).
Upstairs Downstairs Christmas special festive five- course meal for friends and family includes turkey, christmas pudding and mince pies. Entertainment from Jojo on piano and Christine Gordon on vocals. BD20++ per person.