Al Safir’s Chocoholic Brunch The name of the Sheraton Bahrain’s new Friday brunch is a little misleading. This is not an all-dessert buffet and, no, there are none of Willy Wonka’s oompa loompas present. It is, however, a demonstration of the kitchen team’s imagination, with shedloads of colourful sprinkles on top. Elaborate chocolate sculptures adorn the entrance way and you’re initially greeted by a huge table laden with cocoa-inspired confectionary. The Al Safir restaurant is spacious and sunlit, although rather empty right now for a Friday brunch. On arrival, a delicious whiff of cacao hangs in the air as you’re led to the table and you’re presented with a wacky chocolate mixed beverage. You have to admire such commitment to a leitmotif. Luckily, for savoury food lovers, it’s not an all-consuming theme and you’re certainly not subjected to a three-hour dessert binge. The seafood in particular is fresh and varied, with sashimi, gravlax, sushi and a range of shellfish available for a much-needed shot of salt. Also don’t miss the teppanyaki chef, who’s at your service at a live cooking station, and keep exploring to find a selection of dim sum hiding in the corner. As for desserts, aside from the chocolate – much of which is overly rich – we must implore you to save room for the banana caramel crumble, which is simply a huge bowl of custardy crunchiness and comes highly recommended by all of the friendly servers. BD22 (soft beverages), BD28 (house beverages), BD10 (children). Fri 1pm-4pm. Sheraton Hotel Bahrain, Manama (17 533 533).
Big Texas BBQ & Waffle House For a taste of the Deep South, there’s no better spot in Bahrain than this Juffair-based bar and restaurant. This is no spit-and-sawdust venue – Big Texas Barbecue & Waffle House is a stand-up joint, boasting modern, wooden interiors, friendly service and great value for money across its tempting menu full of American classics. Which is why the restaurant won our coveted Highly Commended Newcomer award in the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2015. What we particularly love about the place is its atmosphere, which is enhanced during the Friday brunch. On the buffet you’ll find a spread of international and southern comfort food such as all manner of mashed potato, butter chicken, noodles, do-it-yourself nachos and quesadillas, mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs your way, waffles, breaded shrimps – the list goes on. You also have a few à la carte options, such as a brisket sandwich, ribs and pizza all made to order (try the brisket pizza, thank us later). As for the beverage package – there isn’t much you can’t order as part of the deal, which makes the price even more reasonable. And it's lively, thanks to a DJ and live tunes. Overall, a solid choice. BD25 (food and house beverages). Fri 11am-4pm. Best Western Plus The Olive Hotel, Juffair (17 360 063).
Less than two months ago, Keizo opened its doors for the first time to offer diners their version of a brunch. Located within the impressive Al Areen Palace and Spa, on arrival, you are carted by buggy from the reception through the impressive hotel grounds. With such a grand five-star introduction, your expectations are immediately set high. Indeed, its location, overlooking the pond, feels like an oasis amid the surrounding desert views. The décor within is smart, albeit a little dark, and allows for a cooling respite from the outside heat. There’s also live music entertainment – a definite added bonus. As for the food, the restaurant is usually famed for its creative Asian-inspired menu, but in this buffet the choices are similar to other hotels, with a strong Arabian influence throughout. In addition to more typical pasta and Asian cooking stations, there’s a live station dedicated to butter chicken and a pot of Middle Eastern lamb ouzi. Overall, Keizo falls short of our initial expectations in terms of flavours, with some dishes being over-salted and others overly sweet. It’s still early days and there’s certainly a lot of potential with such a lovely setting. We have no doubt that with time and some more attention to detail Keizo can iron out the kinks. BD21++ (soft beverages), BD28++ (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Al Areen Palace & Spa, Al Areen (17 845 000).
La Vinoteca Barcelona Adliya’s charming tapas spot hosts a sunny, relaxed Saturday afternoon brunch. With seating available indoors and out, the shaded courtyard is perfect for a family or casual gathering of friends to while away the hours sampling the selections from the à la carte menu and beverage selection, which includes a traditional Spanish mixed beverage. Fresh and light salads with a Mediterranean twist perfectly suit the al fresco dining setting, and meat eaters will be happy with the tempting live grill station, which serves up a mean slow-roast brisket, lamb chops and marinated beef fillet skewers. If you’re looking for dishes that are more quintessentially “brunch”, then the breakfast menu will hit the spot, as it boasts poached eggs, homemade viennoiserie, granola, Spanish toast and pancakes. Of course, the Spanish influence is strong and four types of tasty paella are also available to order, as well as a whole host of tapas from patatas bravas (a Time Out favourite) to chunks of manchego cheese. Don’t hold back – there is no limit as to what you can order from the menu, and the unobtrusive yet efficient servers are more than happy to refill plates you enjoy. Meanwhile, a live band performs authentic Spanish tunes in the afternoon, and a roaming magician keeps the kids entertained. BD25++ (soft drinks), BD32++ (house beverages), BD12.5++ (children seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Sat 1pm-5pm. Block 338, Adliya (32 000 171).
Meisei Meisei has jumped on the trendy bandwagon of à la carte brunching and manages to carefully showcase some seriously accomplished cooking from a chef who has cleverly married cuisines from across the continents. Located in the quieter area of Adliya’s otherwise bustling block 338 area, Meisei is a stylish Asian-fusion restaurant arranged over three floors, with lovely rooftop terrace seating. Unfortunately, during Friday brunch, all the space just highlights the fact that you’re only one of few diners. Clearly, this is not firmly placed on brunchers’ radars yet. But it should be. Chef Michael draws inspiration from his Japanese and South Korean heritage, fused with his love of Italian cooking, to create a truly original menu of sections with salads, ceviche, pizza (not the kind you’re thinking of), kim-bap maki, meats, seafood and desserts. Unique dishes include the roasted edamame with truffle oil and the Peking foie gras dim sum. Those pizzas we were talking about? Think: pulled ginger soy beef, roasted pepper, capers, mozzarella and a sesame croissant crust. You get the picture. Less adventurous diners might feel a little apprehensive on ordering, but once the food arrives, any doubts you had will simply melt away. Each dish looks delicately constructed and the flavour combinations are nothing short of brilliant. There’s no entertainment and with the number of staff outweighing the number of guests, Meisei does currently lack atmosphere. What you do get, however, is a chef showcasing his culinary art with a wonderful taster menu. You leave more than satisfied, but still craving more. BD20 (soft beverages), BD35 (house beverages), BD10 (children under age 12). Fri noon-3.30pm. Block 338, Adliya (17 007 770).
Nicole’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge A very short walk from the main Block 338 area, you’ll find Nicole’s, which offers diners the Mediterranean on a plate. Brunch is served both on Fridays and Saturdays and offers a great place for couples, families and friends to meet for a cosy afternoon of good food and a range of drinks in a warm atmosphere. The striking façade looks plucked straight from a Van Gogh painting, with its vibrant yellow and blue walls, while inside there’s a more subdued Grecian feel, complete with white-washed walls and mosaics. Meanwhile, the menu lists meals from across Southern Europe. This is an à la carte affair and you can order as much as you want. The food is varied enough to satisfy most tastes; presented simply, it resembles very good home-cooked fodder. The silky eggs florentine and rich Greek omelette awake your appetite, while the light green salad cleanses your palate, ready for the selection of heartier main courses, which change every week to keep it interesting. A weekend visit to Nicole’s will certainly not disappoint, particularly as it’s so incredibly reasonably priced. It’s friendly and versatile, and you leave feeling as if you have spent the afternoon in a European town eating pleasant local dishes. BD12.5++ (soft drinks), BD17.5++ (house beverages). Fri-Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Block 338, Adliya (17 280 700).
re/Asian Cuisine Wolfgang Puck
Not only are we happy that there is yet another new Saturday brunch in town, but we’re excited that it’s launched in the official Time Out Bahrain Restaurant of the Year 2015. The à la carte selection, which includes six dishes per person from a carefully crafted menu of Asian fusion dishes, reminds us why this Wolfgang Puck venue deserved the prestigious accolade in the first place. Everything from the juicy wagyu beef potstickers (pictured above) to the flavourful garlic-chilli turnip cakes in black bean sauce is beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. It’s hard to fault the flavours and even harder to criticise the format, which has clearly been well thought-out. While six dishes may not seem like a lot, the generous portions mean it’s more than enough. This makes for a lovely, leisurely afternoon spent in the trendy 50th floor restaurant, enjoying the panoramic city views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and smooth yet upbeat tunes from the live duo. As for the price – with quality like this from such a highly skilled kitchen team, there’s definitely no cause for concern. It doesn’t include drinks, but there are beverage deals to take advantage of. Combine all this with some of the friendliest, happiest and most knowledgeable service in town, and you have all the makings of a fantastic new brunch. BD19++ (six dishes per person), BD10++ (beverage deals). Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (17 115 000).
Italian food lovers should get this on their weekend schedule now – the award-winning, family-friendly restaurant Rosso has recently launched its own Saturday brunch affair. Combining both buffet and à la carte formats, diners begin at the appetiser station, where a variety of fresh salads are available alongside a vast selection of cheese, bread and cold cuts – a real highlight of the offering. As usual, Rosso’s excellent pizzas are made-to-order in the wood-fired oven and a live pasta station is also set-up. Complementing the choice is a selection of soft drinks and house beverages, as well as bubbly and coffee. And while there is no specific kids’ entertainment, the relaxed, airy restaurant caters well to families. In cooler weather, we highly recommend grabbing a seat on the beach-facing terrace, where you can also watch the dancing fountains go off every hour. Our only niggle is that the service during brunch, while friendly, is slower than desired. Otherwise, we’re fully on-board with the tasty Italian cuisine, wonderful setting and reasonable prices. BD17 (soft beverages), BD24 (house beverages), BD8.5 (children six to 12). Sat noon-4pm. Art Rotana, Amwaj Islands (16 000 111).
Trader Vic’s We were wondering how long it would take for this ever-popular restaurant and bar to launch their very own brunch. Well, that time is now. Trader Vic’s has introduced something very new to the circuit – the Waikiki Hawaiian brunch every Saturday. The buffet set-up is centred around the back of the restaurant, spilling out onto the garden-facing terrace, and featuring international and Hawaiian dishes, including the Hawaiian Ahi Poké and Salmon Lomi Lomi (like sashimi re-imagined). You’ve got all the brunch staples, such as the live pasta and egg stations, fresh seafood selections, and even exotic fruits and cheeses. Overall, it offers great value for money and a laidback atmosphere in an uplifting Polynesian environment, with the unique tropical theme. This is what Trader Vic’s does best – offers diners a fun time. BD18.5++ (soft beverages), BD24.5++ (house beverages). Sat noon 3.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Seef (17 586 555).
Old but Gold
Although Le Méridien has long had a brunch, the Baharat offering has undergone some changes, as has the décor in the venue. That’s not a bad thing, however, as this Friday afternoon experience now knocks it out of the park (or the shopping centre, should we say?). Located on the corner of the busy City Centre Bahrain, but cocooned in five-star tranquillity, this elegant venue delivers above expectations. No effort is spared in ensuring that all elements, from food to service, the kids’ corner to the unobtrusive live entertainment, delight the guests. Staff are super-attentive and friendly, making sure glasses are replenished and everything is to the diners’ satisfaction. Most importantly, the food is great and the presentation is fabulous. Baharat does not suffer from quantity over quality, nor an overwhelming selection of carb-loaded choices at the expense of prime delicacies, as some brunches do. The sushi, sashimi and oyster station is excellent for seafood lovers, a cheese selection would spoil connoisseurs, and for those who fancy taking their taste buds East or West, the selection of roast meats and curries will not disappoint. Baharat also features a small but pretty garden, shaded with trees and this is the setting for the Asian and live pasta station, plus the barbecue area, where guests select the meat of their choice to be cooked fresh and to their taste. And be warned: Even though it is difficult to manage, it is highly recommended to leave a little space for dessert as Baharat’s treats are too tempting even for someone without a sweet tooth. BD18++ (soft beverages), BD30++ (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain, Seef (17 171 000).
Bahrain Bay Kitchen
As the winner of the Time Out Bahrain Best Brunch accolade in 2015, and because of its location in the prestigious Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, it’s hard not to have high expectations of this buffet-style brunch. You’ll be pleased to know, however, that Bahrain Bay Kitchen meets these standards with abundance. From the live pani puri station to the fresh sushi, the giant, tender lamb ouzi to the traditional carvery, the food is fresh, well-seasoned and delicious. This brunch also manages to play to many strengths, with its family-friendly, sophisticated yet fun atmosphere. A singer croons smooth versions of chart-toppers, while the friendly, switched-on staff mill about making sure your tables are cleared and drinks are always full. The vast, beautifully designed interiors mean that no matter how full the brunch gets, you’re never overwhelmed by too many people, but you can always book a table on the terrace in the immaculately landscaped gardens in cooler weather, too. It’s elegant and adult, but also happens to be one of the best brunches in town for kids, as not only is there a cute, mini buffet station for the little ones, but the spacious Kids’ Club, located just down the hall, offers a variety of supervised activities so mum and dad can just switch off and relax. BD26++ (soft beverages), BD34++ (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (17 115 000).
Bushido Gastronomic awards are no stranger to Bushido, but how does the Friday brunch fare? Once you’ve ascended the cool stone staircase to the reception of Bushido, a breeze of serenity envelops you. This is definitely not a “rock and roll” brunch. Rather, it’s a laidback affair that’s calming and uplifting at the same time. The staff are genuinely charming, knowledgeable and helpful, with no hint of rehearsed smiles. Dim lights seduce you, drawing you in to the world of Japanese fusion gastronomy. It’s hard not to immediately be drawn to the colours of the sushi rolls. Beetroot-kissed rolls, poached salmon on crunchy slices of deep-fried toast, and fresh octopus and smoked salmon sashimi are winners. Strangely, nearby, you’ll also find some crowd-pleasing spaghetti Bolognese. Ignore the international selections, because if you love Japanese food, then this brunch is a treat, as variety abounds. All the classics are here, from chicken and prawn teppanyaki to miso soup and sashimi. (Make sure you try the flavourful Oriental beef salad.) Overall, this is a good place for singles looking to relax and reflect, couples who want an intimate dining experience, or families and small groups of friends who simply want to chat and indulge in delightfully presented, delicate Japanese food. With a beautiful setting, serene atmosphere and delicious food, Bushido’s brunch is a triple treat. BD18.5++ (soft drinks), BD24.5++ (house beverages). Fri noon-3.30pm. Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef (17 583 555).
Choices Art Rotana’s beautifully designed all-day dining restaurant is home to the hotel’s epic Friday brunch. Highly Commended Best Brunch in our Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards 2015, Choices has managed to maintain the quality in this stellar offering. It manages to toe the line between fun and family well – there is a kids’ corner for children to eat and play (also featuring a PlayStation), as well as a roaming clown making balloon animals. But there’s also a mixture of beverage stations and a wide array of sophisticated cuisine, including live cooking stations for Indian curries, Italian pastas, British roasts (a juicy, succulent highlight), Mexican fajitas and even a selection of cheese and grape. The buffet dishes are along similar lines as other brunches, so we recommend sticking with the made-to-order dishes for a more unique experience. And certainly save room for the desserts, in particularly the outstanding Middle Eastern umm ali. Meanwhile, servers are very attentive and helpful, and the atmosphere has been taken up a notch since the team decided to swap the resident band with a more upbeat DJ set. BD20 (soft beverages), BD29 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. Art Rotana, Amwaj Islands (16 000 111).
Masso Seemingly trivial details show the quality of a restaurant. It’s the attention to detail that keep customers loyal and it’s in this way that Masso excels. There’s the genuine warmth and knowledge of the servers who ensure that everything is explained so precisely; there’s the attention lavished on the delicious beef tagliata, grilled to perfection; the waiter who essentially reads your mind and brings you another portion of veal chorizo unasked. This is what has made head chef Susy Massetti’s restaurants such a success, and the Masso brunch typifies her philosophy of substance over flash (see image overleaf). Many ingredients are locally grown in the venue’s own organic garden and, though the food is well presented, it’s the flavours that linger in your memory. Dishes, the choice of which can change slightly each week, are brought to your table in generous portions, with the option to order more of whatever impresses. Divided into breakfast and lunch, the highlights of the former includes a ridiculously decadent coconut waffle, and a dish of salmon (smoked beautifully) served on top of light and crunchy potato cakes. Lunch promises the aforementioned tagliata (deserving of a repeat mention), as well as grilled calamari boasting a complex smokiness. Dessert is a slight let-down after its sumptuous precursors – it’s buffet style with nothing as mouthwatering and wholesome as the main courses – but that’s a minor blemish in an ocean of compliments. BD25 (soft beverages), BD33 (house beverages). Fri-Sat noon-3.30pm. Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (17 725 000).
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
Over the years, the Mövenpick’s multi-venue Friday brunch has managed to consistently draw in a large, fun crowd. Not only is the food offering among the largest we’ve seen in the city, there’s also a wide array of beverages on offer, alongside live entertainment and comfortable seating sections. Spread across three hotel outlets, it’s very possible to miss a whole section at this brunch, so make sure you take your time to explore before committing to a cuisine. At Silk’s restaurant there’s a fresh seafood display where, once you’ve picked out your catch and vegetables, the chef at the live cooking station will recommend a sauce and cooking style to create a customised dish. While this is cooking, you can take a look at the extensive salad selection, which boasts an overall Mediterranean vibe, featuring deli meats, fresh breads and an impressive display of shellfish. All ingredients are clearly fresh and vibrant, and there’s been no scrimping on quality. Meanwhile, on your way to The Flamingo Bar & Lounge, you can pick up some fresh Italian dishes or some Malaysian soup. Plus, upon entering the lounge you’re greeted by a sushi chef and a steamed wonton station. If your tastes are more European, there are plenty of succulent meats with traditional sauces, too (try the braised spiced lamb). Despite all the cuisines and dishes they have to master, the kitchen does a great job in keeping it all fresh and tasty. It might be huge and eclectic, but it’s indulgent and lots of fun. BD31 net. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (17 460 000).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa The Sofitel brunch offers a relaxed and fusion-style brunch. The hotel’s various specialty restaurants serve choices for all types of eaters in Saraya. Wok cooks up a medley of pan-Asian cusines with an emphasis on Vietnamese food. Fiamma hosts a live pasta station and creates fresh pizzas in the wood-fired oven. Meanwhile, the main room boasts food from all continents, alongside a barbecue on the patio and an entire cheese and dessert display. You’re certainly spoilt for choice here. The same goes for the beverage package, which is extensive, with grape, hops and a range of mixed beverages available to order from the friendly staff, who mill about encouraging diners to have a great time. Most importantly, the brunch buzzes, thanks to a consistent flock of diners and familiar, singalong-worthy tunes by the live band. Overall, Sofitel offers a timeless brunch that can easily please all manner of diners, no matter how discerning. BD36 (house beverages), BD16 (children six to 12), free (kids under six). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq (17 636 363).
If you’re looking for an all-round great brunch, look no further than the Ritz Carlton. It might be on the pricey side (currently one of the priciest in town), but the buffet at the beautiful La Med restaurant is definitely worth splashing out for during a special occasion. A walk through the airy, white Mediterranean-inspired restaurant leads you to your plush blue seats. Overlooking the poolside resort, you absorb the fun vibe of the holiday guests, while simultaneously surrounded by the graceful décor inside. Tables are dressed crisply with white linen and high-end silverware, and gentle, live music sympathetically adds to the elegant atmosphere. As for the food – it certainly meets your five-star expectations and boasts a wide choice, ranging from salads, seafood and sushi to fresh pasta, carvery meats and a selection of typical international choices. La Med stands out because of the freshness of its food. In particular, we love the scrumptious rib-eye beef, which is marinated and cooked on a low heat for eight hours. The desserts receive the same level of care and the spread features an excellent range from bite-sized chocolates, macarons, cookies, ice creams and sorbets, through to tarts, pies and cakes. There is clear attention to detail here and this is a very considered brunch that’s popular with families, couples and groups of friends, seeking a sophisticated yet warm dining experience. BD35 (soft drinks), BD45 (house beverages), BD20 (children three to 13). Fri 12.30pm-4.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Seef (17 586 499).
Best of the rest
Absolutely Fabulous Friday Brunch at Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza's Friday brunch spans La Mosaique all-day dining restaurant, Harvesters Bar & Terrace, Cappuccino Café and outdoor The Patio. In a nutshell, this is the island's party brunch for local residents and visitors alike. The food offerings tick all the boxes Bahrain's experienced brunchers have come to expect, and then some, featuring several global cuisines, including fresh seafood and plenty of live cooking stations. While we’ve always found the desserts to be some of the tastiest on the island, the rest of the food is fairly average. This is a brunch you primarily attend for the atmosphere, and it's popular. The dance floor in Harvesters gets a lot of use as a live band plays a wide variety of hits. Meanwhile, the staff do a fantastic job of unobtrusively serving and clearing, maintaining their smiles throughout. BD19++ (food only), BD27++ (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (17 531 122).
On Fridays, La Vinoteca Barcelona’s sister venue hosts yet another brunch affair in both à la carte and buffet format. Hit the salad bar and live grill station, which serves Argentinian style meats, roast beef and slow-roast short ribs, as well as the pasta and risotto station (where you’ll also find an entire wheel of Parmesan cheese. Yes please). From the menu, you can choose the catch of the day, corn-fed chicken breast, chargrilled Argentinian pizza or the famous Café Amsterdam burger. The same breakfast selection as on Saturdays is also available (eggs, granola, pastries, French toast), and more than 20 kinds of sweets are colourfully displayed across the dessert buffet. To amp up the atmosphere, a live DJ is on the decks in the garden. BD22++ (soft drinks), BD29++ (house beverages), BD11 (children seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Fri 1pm-4pm. Café Amsterdam, Block 338, Adliya (17 007 404).
Le Domain  and Le Sauvage Sister venues, the French-inspired Le Domain  and steakhouse Le Sauvage offer a relaxed, contemporary-style brunch for grown-ups. The joined venues are bright and fresh with a modern twist on art nouveau décor, and boast stunning panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The wide selection of French-inspired salads, appetisers and freshly baked breads is a treat. Following a trip to the buffet of appetisers, the experience continues with the à la carte menu, including European, gourmet delights. All the while, servers meld into the background, keeping a keen eye on empty glasses or dirty plates. Finally, finish this afternoon on a sweet note, and wrap it up with your choice from the dessert station, where any hungry sugar lover will be spoilt for choice. BD19++ (food only), BD27++ (house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. The Domain Hotel & Spa, Diplomatic Area (16 000 000).
Lemon Tree The light and airy all-day dining spot at the Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa is a good choice for families. With live cooking stations and an eclectic buffet selection spanning the cuisines across the Ramee Grand Hotel’s outlets – Japanese, Indian and classic international favourites – Lemon Tree has plenty to offer fussy diners, with atmosphere to boot, thanks to live entertainment. If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, we wouldn’t recommend this as your first choice. However, if you’re looking for a more low-key Friday afternoon affair with close friends and family, then Lemon Tree should not be overlooked. BD20++ (food and selected house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef (1711 1999).
Ric’s Kountry Kitchen True foodies might think we’re bonkers for including this Friday brunch on the list, however, the Juffair partygoers will understand. The first thing you need to know is you don’t go to Ric’s Kountry Kitchen for the food if you’re a fussy gourmand. But, if you’re looking for a reasonably priced, fun afternoon affair to hit up with a group of rowdy friends, then this is a popular choice. Have your fill of North American favourites such as pancakes, waffles, ribs and burritos (and even sushi, oddly enough), while getting stuck in with the loud crowd, enjoying the live entertainment and spit-and-sawdust style venue. BD17.4 (house beverages). Fri 11am-3pm. Ric’s Kountry Kitchen, Juffair (17 725 550).