Romantic meal deals and Valentine's Day promotions in Bahrain this year
Time Out Bahrain staff
St Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Valentine, is a day that’s celebrated in many countries around the world on February 14. It started out as a festival for the early Christian saint Valentinus but in early 18th century England it evolved into a celebration of love. Now it’s a day that’s set aside for partners the world over to show their devotion through dinners, cards, love hearts and even gifts.
Many people don’t observe the day, for one reason or another, but whether you’re one of them or not, these promotions and places are perfect for a much needed injection of spring romance. Just follow us and you’ll be on your way to cloud nine in no time.
Bushido Throughout February
Tingle your senses this month with Bushido’s Red Menu which is running throughout February, offering a selection of delicious dishes such as the heart-shaped red sushi rolls, tuna sashimi in beetroot ponzu sauce and wagyu steak served with Korean Gochu Jang sauce. These are available individually, as part of Bushido’s a la carte menu, or as a set menu selection which includes a bubbly treat and special Strawberry Mochi dessert. For something extra special on Valentine’s Day, then we recommend booking the private lagoon island where Bushido offers customisable packages including your own private access, captain waiter and a visit from Bushido’s executive chef. Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, www.bushido.com.bh (1758 3555).
Sofitel Bahrain Throughout February Discover the Magnifique Romance Package at Sofitel where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay, a bottle of sparkling, breakfast for two each morning and a half-hour spa treatment per person per day. It’s BD120 net per night per couple and the offer is only valid through February. Sofitel Bahrain, www.sofitel.com (1763 6363).
Klub 360 Valentine’s week
A whole host of Valentine’s themed parties are being thrown at Klub 360 in the Elite Crystal Hotel. There’s free entry for couples all week, alongside special new signature mixed beverages and live entertainment by DJ Rico Sanchez who’ll be setting the mood for lovers. Elite Crystal Hotel, www.elitegroup4u.com (1736 0360).
Warbler February 12 and 13 The island’s biggest sporty venue is having pre-Valentine’s parties when the entire club will be decked out in red and white. The new in-house band, Girlz Ink, is putting on a special performance while a culinary surprise awaits you on your table when you arrive. On top of that, a three-course set menu is available for BD10, while a lover’s brunch is served on Friday from noon to 4pm for BD18 with unlimited beverages and food. Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora, www.warblerpubnbarbahrain.com (3909 8607).
Al Areen Palace & Spa February 12-14
A romantic package is on offer at Al Areen Palace & Spa which includes a Desert Pool Villa for two adults inclusive of a buffet breakfast and dinner at Asian spot Keizo, Arabian restaurant Saffron Al Areen or in the villa all for BD245++ per night. You also have the option to add a couple’s spa treatment for BD85++, a romantic dinner set-up for BD20++ or ask for a private gazebo on Keizo’s Island for BD40++. Al Areen Palace & Spa, www.alareenpalace.com (1784 5000).
Harvesters Bar & Terrace February 13
Dance the night away with your partner at Harvesters Bar & Terrace where they’re introducing their new resident dancers. The prom night theme will take you back to your school days, plus there’s no entrance fee. The party starts from 9pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
Nattinpuram February 13 and 14 South Indian eatery Nattinpuram, also known as ‘A Nadan Kitchen’, is hosting pre-Valentine’s candlelit dinners complete with a chef’s special menu. The restaurant will be decorated in red and white, while surprise funny games and competitions are to be hosted. Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora, www.rameehotels.com/ramee-baisan (3909 8607).
China Garden February 14 If Chinese food is your thing, then we recommend you head out to The Gulf Hotel’s authentically decorated China Garden where there’s a four-course set menu on offer inclusive of one house beverage, a Victoria’s Secret gift and a rose for the ladies. It’s BD26++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Dublin Club February 14 ‘Eternal Love’ is the theme of the night at Dublin Club where live entertainment is provided all night long by resident band The Volume and DJ ‘Cupid’ Andy Gates who’s bringing you the latest chart toppers. An exclusive three-course menu has also been designed especially for the occasion with a couple’s option available for twosomes or a singles option for BD10. The night runs from 5pm to 2am. Ramee Palace, www.rameehotels.com/juffair-hotels (3996 0367).
Fusion Restaurant February 14 Take your loved one for some fabulous international food and live harp music at Fusion Restaurant where they’re offering a five-course menu inclusive of one house beverage (or mocktail), a Victoria’s Secret gift and a beautiful rose. It’s BD28++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
H20 Lounge February 14 A candlelit dinner with live barbecue station and unlimited house grape is on offer at H20 Lounge in Elite Grande Hotel for BD30 net per couple. Enjoy the night with special Valentine’s themed music and décor. Elite Grande Hotel, www.ellitegroup4u.com (1756 5888).
La Pergola February 14 A special five-course set menu is being served at The Gulf Hotel’s Italian restaurant, La Pergola, inclusive of one house beverage (or mocktail), a Victoria’s Secret present and a rose, while a guitarist entertains. It’s BD28++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Legendz Steakhouse February 14 This award-winning steakhouse is offering a four-course menu with one glass of bubbly upon arrival, followed by two glasses of house grape at Elements Pool & Lounge after dinner. It’s BD22++ per person, available from 7pm to 11pm. InterContinental Regency, www.intercontinental.com/manama (1722 7777).
La Vinoteca Barcelone and Café Amsterdam February 14 These two fabulous venues combine for one ultimate romantic extravaganza with a set menu available for BD60 net per couple inclusive of soft drinks. Live music will entertain as you feast on new European-inspired dishes. It’s on from 7pm to midnight. Block 338, Adliya (1700 7808).
Maki Bahrain February 14 Head out to the intimate Japanese fusion restaurant Maki where they’re offering a special, sumptuous set menu for two with exclusive dishes prepared by award-winning chef Louis Kenji Huang. It’s BD70++ per couple. Bahrain World Trade Centre, King Faisal Highway, Manama (1752 2733).
Margarita Mexicana February 14 Have a fiesta with your loved one in the award-winning Margarita Mexicana where they’re serving up a special four-course set menu inclusive of one house beverage, a Victoria’s Secret gift and a beautiful rose for BD25++. Duo Cris and Toni are also there to entertain. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Rasoi by Vineet February 14 For something very special try brand new Indian restaurant Rasoi by Vineet, created by the world’s only Indian chef with two Michelin stars, where they’re offering an epic seven-course set menu inclusive of one glass of rose bubbly, a Victoria’s Secret gift and a rose for the lady. It’s BD30++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Royal Thai February 14 Head out for some great Thai food in The Gulf Hotel’s authentic Royal Thai Restaurant where they’ve got a special four-course menu on offer. It’s BD26++ per person inclusive of one house beverage, a Victoria’s Secret and a rose. For an even more romantic night, book a table on the fabulous terrace area and enjoy the special couple’s menu with all the extras for BD60++. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Sato February 14 Award-winning Japanese restaurant Sato is offering a four-course set menu for lovebirds inclusive of one complimentary house beverage, a Victoria’s Secret gift and a rose for BD26++ per person. Alternatively, you could book a private tatami room for two where you’ll get a special couple’s menu with the extras for BD60++. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Sheraton Bahrain February 14
A special set menu is being offered at the award-winning Chinese restaurant Soie, while a sumptuous buffet is served at international all-day dining spot Al Safir. Dinner includes selected beverages and ladies get complimentary red roses. Prices weren’t available at the time of going to press so you’ll need to call ahead for details. Sheraton Bahrain, www.sheratonbahrain.com (1753 3533).
Spices Indian Restaurant February 14 Celebrate the day of love at Spices Indian Restaurant where a specially prepared set menu awaits, alongside complimentary flowers and chocolates for the ladies. It’s BD15++ per person from 7pm to 11pm. Crowne Plaza, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
Takht Jamsheed February 14 Takht Jamsheed, the Best Middle Eastern and North African restaurant at the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2014, is offering a four-course set menu for couples including one complimentary house beverage, a Victoria’s Secret gift and a lovely rose for BD25++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
The Gallery at Mövenpick February 14 Sip aperitifs and relish a five-course set menu paired with grape for a rather romantic evening at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain. Nina Duo will be performing live, while great prizes are to be won. It’s BD31 net per person from 8pm. Mövenpick, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (1746 0017).
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain February 14
All of The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain’s specialty restaurants – Indian eatery Nirvana, upmarket Italian Primavera, Mediterranean all-dining spot La Med, and steakhouse Plums – are offering specially created Valentine’s Day menus paired with the Sommelier’s selection of a la carte beverages. Throughout the hotel, there will be plenty of surprises for ladies and gents. Prices are dependent on consumption. The Ritz-Carlton, www.ritzcarlton.com (1758 6499).
Trousseau Co February 14 This beautifully appointed tea room is offering a special romantic Valentine’s Day tea for two in Victorian style, available all day at the Al A’ali Shopping Complex branch. It’s a set menu with special Valentine’s treats available too. Prices are dependent on selection. Al A’ali Shopping Complex, Seef, www.trousseauco.com (1754 1041).
Waikiki and La Brasserie February 14 Head out for a romantic dinner at Waikiki and La Brasserie in Elite Resort & Spa where you can choose from an open buffet and live grill for BD30 net per couple from 7.30pm until midnight. Chocolates and roses are free-flowing, while the first ten couples to book receive a complimentary bottle of grape. Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq, www.elitegroup4u.com (1731 3333).
Waves February 14 Discover the ocean’s bounty this Valentine’s Day as Waves Seafood Restaurant prepares a special set menu for BD19.950++ per person inclusive of one glass of grape. It’s available from 7pm to 11pm. Crowne Plaza, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
Zahle February 14 This upbeat Lebanese eatery is offering a romantic four-course set menu with one house beverage, a rose and miniature perfume gift, alongside live entertainment by the authentic Lebanese band. It’s BD25++ per person. The Gulf Hotel, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
Zodiac Lounge February 14 Take your loved one for a swanky night out at Zodiac Lounge in Elite Grande Hotel where a selection of finger foods is on offer alongside special desserts and unlimited house grape for BD30 net per couple. A heart shaped cake is available for each couple, as well as a complimentary red rose. Elite Grande Hotel, Manama, www.ellitegroup4u.com (1756 5888).
Camelot February 14 Surrender to an age of honour, true love and bravery at the Knights and Maidens Valentine’s dinner, as jesters and painters entertain alongside singer Ms Nathalie Karlsson, and you tuck into a seasonal four-course set menu with a bottle of grape. It’s BD45 per couple from 7pm onwards. Block 338, Adliya (3997 7540).
Cook for your lady
Men get out your pots and pans because the Royal Golf Club’s executive Chef Paul Gindra is hosting a very special cooking class on February 3 and 4 to teach you how to create a fabulous three-course Valentine’s dinner. On day one, you’ll learn to prepare and cook a delicious starter and main course, while day two covers the preparation and cooking of the dessert and garnishes. Chef Paul will taste each dish and offer any advice as needed, as well as discuss suitable grape beverages to accompany each course.
Classes take place between 6pm and 7.30pm each night and cost BD30 per person for both days. Call 1775 0777.