Figs & Olives festivities December 24 Celebrate the season in Lebanese-Italo all-day dining spot Figs & Olives with a three-course set menu available for lunch on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Prices start from BD16++. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Festive brunch in the Domain December 24 Take the whole family to award-winning steakhouse Le Sauvage and the French-inspired Le Domain  for a festive brunch including a selection of Christmas favourites and a turkey carving station. It’s BD27++ per person including selected beverages. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Japanese creations at Imari December 24 Master Chef Riichiro is preparing a festive inspired six-course Kaiseki menu while the house DJ entertains you all night long. It’s BD22++ per person. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Sky views at Txoko December 24 Party the night away from 9pm to 2am at The Domain Bahrain’s popular sky lounge Txoko with an unlimited selection of beverages and free-flowing bubbly for BD25++ per person. A resident DJ will entertain throughout the evening. The Domain Bahrain, The Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
The night before Christmas at Camelot December 24 Enjoy a memorable five-course set menu from 7pm onwards with mulled grape as a welcome drink, plus a bottle of red or white for BD40++ per couple. Camelot, Adliya (1771 7745).
Menu at Mondo December 24
Mark the night before Christmas with a traditional yet creative Italian feast at Mondo Bar, Lounge and Restaurant over in the Diplomat Radisson Blu. The festive set menu is BD25 per person, served from 7.30pm onwards. Diplomat Radisson Blu, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
Cupid’s party at Club Buffalo December 24 Sky band and DJ Trixta are performing live at Club Buffalo while you tuck into a three-course dinner menu for BD10 inclusive of one house beverage. Alternatively, drink all you can for BD20. There are also plenty of surprises, games and giveaways. Ramee California (3555 9391).
Festive buffet in La Med December 24 International/Mediterranean all-day dining spot La Med, at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, is hosting an extensive festive buffet from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD29 net per person while kids aged four to 12 go for half price. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Sumptuous steaks from Plums December 24 High-end steakhouse Plums has created a special festive five-course menu for you to enjoy on the occasion of Christmas Eve from 7pm to 11pm. It’s BD50++ per person. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Italian favourites at Primavera December 24 The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is inviting you to try a la carte specials or a festive four-course menu at their contemporary Italian restaurant Primavera. It’s BD25++ per person, available from 7pm to 11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Winter tea in the Gourmet Lounge December 24 The Ritz Gourmet Lounge has created a special Christmas set menu which is inclusive of some heartwarming winter tea for BD20++, served 7am to 11.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Barbecue nights at H20 December 24 Head outside, by the pool, to H20 in the Elite Grand Hotel where there is a live barbecue station and a wide selection of hot and cold mezzes, as well as some fabulous desserts. Also expect Christmas carols, gift giving, kid’s activities and a visit from Santa. It’s BD24 net per couple while kids above ten go for BD8 or children under ten can enter for free. Elite Grande Hotel, Manama (1756 5888).
Candlelight in La Brasserie December 24 Cherish the spirit of Christmas over a candle-lit dinner in La Brasserie restaurant. There’s a set menu for BD15 net per person or BD7 net for kids. The Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (1731 3333).
Shift into seventh gear December 24 There’s an open bar and finger foods available through the night in Shift 7 Bar & Lounge. It’s BD20 for ladies and BD25 for men. The Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (1731 3333).
Il Giardino treats December 24 Indulge in an international buffet while you and your family enjoy the live entertainment. It’s BD25 net per couple or BD15 net per single inclusive of soft drinks from 7pm to 11pm. An a la carte menu for children is also on offer. Elite Seef Residence & Hotel, Seef (3388 1758).
Festive treats in Ramee Grand December 24 In the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Lemon Tree, an international buffet spread is served from 7pm to 11.30pm for BD16++ (adults) and BD8++ (kids). Meanwhile, Italian restaurant Rialto and Indian eatery Rasoi are offering a la carte menus with a festive twist. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa (1711 1999).The Warbler bash December 24 British-style pub The Warbler is hosting some special themed performances thanks to the new in-house band Grilz Ink while you enjoy a three-course Christmas dinner menu for BD10 per person. Santa will also be popping by with gifts and surprises. Baisan International (3909 8607).
Santa meets Kerala at Nattinpuram December 24 Budget-friendly Indian restaurant Nattinpuram, which is known for its quirky Keralan houseboat décor, is hosting a red and white festive themed bash complete with carols and lunch and dinner menus available throughout these two days. Try the special lunch fiesta which is served on banana leaves for BD3.5 or tuck into a special Christmas themed a la carte dinner menu. Open from noon to 2am. Baisan International, (3909 8607).
Mexican fiesta in Downtown December 24 Partake in a selection of Mexican mixed beverages for just BD4++ per person at Downtown Bar. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Noor Lounge Jingle Bell jazz December 24 Relax to the smooth sounds of live jazz while indulging in a selection of grape and cheese at Noor Lounge from 7pm to 10pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Legendz steakhouse delights December 24 Popular steakhouse Legendz is hosting a traditional set menu for lunch on both days with a whopping five courses, family-style turkey carving and grape pairing available for BD32.5 net per person. The restaurant is open daily from 12.30pm-3.30pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
European style with Masso December 24 The Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2014 Restaurant of the Year and winner of Best Brunch, Masso, is hosting a festive, family-style brunch over the three days of Christmas. It’s BD19++ or BD25++ per person depending on your drinks package and it runs from noon to 3.30pm. Palace Boutique Hotel (1772 1061).
Seasonal Saveur December 24 Embark on a culinary journey at Saveur. On Christmas Eve, from 7pm to 11pm, indulge in a festive buffet dinner featuring ingredients such as foie gras, oysters and Yule log for BD16 net. Meanwhile, on Christmas Day an a la carte festive lunch is served from 12.30pm to 4pm. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1441).