Brunches are a big deal in Bahrain – there are so many on offer across the Kingdom, and you need to find the perfect one to match your mood.
Are you after a massive, wild, over-the-top party? Or more of a civilised affair to impress visiting family members? Or are you looking for something for your kids?
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Read on for our ultimate guide to all the brunches in Bahrain.
If you’re looking for a massive buffet brunch, look no further: Al Waha has it all. There are plenty of options for the whole family, and the QBA Band will be there to keep everyone entertained.
BHD23 (soft drinks), BHD28 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. The Gulf Hotel Convention and Spa, Adliya (1774 6425).
This spot inside the Wyndham Grand offers up fantastic views of the Manama skyline, and the dedicated Asian, Indian, Arabic and international food stations are bound to go down a treat. Atmosphere Restaurant is great for the kids, too, with a dedicated play zone – but we can’t guarantee they won’t spend half the brunch asking about how the twisty skyscraper was built.
BHD15+++ (soft drinks). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Wyndham Grand, Bahrain Bay (1711 6116/3366 0312).
The brunch at Baharat Restaurant in Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre is all about the dessert, with more than 100 different kinds available. Be warned: your diet is about to go out the window…
BHD26 (soft drinks), BHD38 (sparkling). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1000).
Bahrain Bay Kitchen
Buffet brunches are everywhere in Bahrain, but what really sets apart the good from the band are the live cooking stations. And Bahrain Bay Kitchen has five: Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and international – what more could you want?
BHD30 (soft drinks), BHD43 (house beverages), BHD15 (children age six to 12). Fri 1pm-4pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5500).
Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House
This five-hour long brunch definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted, and this restaurant serves exactly what it says on the tin (i.e., lots of meat and waffles). On top of the huge amounts of hearty food, you’ll also get the chance to play plenty of games, and you’ll also have access to the pool.
BHD26 (soft drinks or house beverages, pre-sale), BHD29 (soft drinks or house beverages, on the door). Every Fri 11am-4pm. Best Western Olive Hotel, Juffair (1721 1133).
Brasserie Royale - Jumeirah Royal Saray
The food at Brasserie Royale is bound to be a winner, from seafood and sushi to a huge selection of pastries, but the real draw of this brunch is the free pool and beach access post-brunch. This spot is also family-friendly, as the littles ones get a dedicated buffet plus special activities organised by the Bulbul Kids Club to keep them entertained.
BHD27 (soft drinks), BHD35 (selected beverages), BHD13.5 (children under 12). Every Fri 1pm-5pm. Jumeirah Royal Saray, Seef (7770 7070).
Bushido is one of the hottest restaurants in town and heading here for brunch is a no-brainer. There’s a huge buffet but the real highlight are the live-cooking stations where you can have fresh dishes whipped up and delivered to your table in a jiffy. In the cooler months, you can have brunch outside on the beautiful lagoon terrace, which is perfect for Instagram.
BHD23.1 (soft drinks), BHD32.2 (selected beverages), BHD11.5 (kids aged six to ten). Every Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Seef (1758 3555).
Choices – ART Rotana
Head to ART Rotana for an international buffet every Friday between 12.30pm and 4pm. Cuban band Soneando will be there to keep you entertained, while there’s a special kids corner for the little ones.
BHD25 (soft drinks), BHD36 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
If you love meat, there’s no better brunch for it than CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Options on the brunch menu include beef sliders, steak fries, and chicken satay, while seafood fans can enjoy ceviche and black bass. The best part? Ladies can enjoy the house beverage package for the same price as the soft drinks option.
BHD32 (soft drinks), BHD32 (ladies, house beverages), BHD44 (men, house beverages). Every Fri noon-3.30pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5044).
Rock music fans, and bargain hunters in general, will adore Diggers’ brunch, which offers up four hours of unlimited house beverages and food for just BHD18. But don’t expect a quiet brunch – resident band Rock United will be performing throughout the afternoon.
BHD18 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Delmon International Hotel, Manama (3694 3946).
Flavours on 2
Another one for meat lovers – every Friday Flavours on 2 in Downtown Rotana offers up the best cuts of beef, lamb and chicken, cooked to your preference. You’ll also be able to pick up Asian, Arabic and European dishes such as sushi and salad.
BHD22 (soft drinks), BHD33 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Downtown Rotana, Manama (1311 9999).
This Irish pub offers up a buffet, but also has live stations for dishes including seafood and pasta. The spread is out near the pool area, so you’ll be able to enjoy the view too.
BHD28 (soft drinks), BHD32 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Diplomatic Area (1753 1666).
If you want to absorb some culture while stuffing your face, head down to Gallery21. You’ll enjoy unlimited drinks and food for four hours before you can head off to the art gallery inside.
BHD19.5 (soft drinks), BHD27.9 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Adliya (1771 1600).
Golden Tulip offer up plenty in the way of entertainment – this Friday brunch has a henna artist, a balloon twister, and plenty of kids’ activities for the little ones. Women enjoy 30 percent off, too.
BHD23 (house beverages), BHD18 (soft drinks). Fri, 12.30pm-4.30pm. Golden Tulip hotel, Manama (1753 5000).
Harvesters Pub and Terrace
This spot inside the Crowne Plaza Bahrain is great for anyone who doesn’t want to miss any sporting action thanks to the number of screens it has inside. This party-orientated brunch also has an in-house band to keep you entertained.
BHD33 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).
Merchant House’s rooftop restaurant Indigo is the perfect spot to grab brunch during the cooler months thanks to its terrace, and it’s Instagrammable to boot. This brunch has classics like poached eggs, or you can grab sushi and salads.
BHD28 (soft drinks), BHD38 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-3.30pm. Merchant House, Manama (1667 1000).
Three different venues will be serving up the best dishes they have to offer at this extravagant brunch. There’s live cooking stations too, and plenty of desserts you’ll want to save room for.
BHD22 (soft drinks), BHD32 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. InterContinental Regency, Manama (1722 7777).
Brunch-goers will feel as if they’ve been transported to a traditional Irish pub at this Friday afternoon extravaganza. There’ll be a buffet, plus a roast carvery and a la carte options for you to order.
BHD14 (soft drinks), BHD22 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Adliya (3220 8001).
JJ’s Irish Restaurant
JJ’s Irish Restaurant recently made it onto our list of top bars for live music, and you can expect nothing less from the brunch. You order unlimited dishes from the menu rather for BHD22 with house beverages.
BHD15 (soft drinks), BHD22 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Hoora (3384 3005).
Seafood fans will want to head down to Kolors Restaurant, which serves up the freshest catches every Friday at brunch.
BHD15.5+++ (soft drinks), BHD22.5+++ (selected beverages). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. K Hotel, Juffair (1736 0000).
You’ll be able to enjoy both Arabic and Mediterranean dishes while dining at La Med on Fridays. There’s a terrace you can sit out on during the winter months that looks out on to the pool, too.
BHD30 (soft drinks), BHD38 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 0000).
If you’re crazy about quesadillas and won’t stop talking about tacos, head down to La Mosaique for the Mexican party brunch. There will be authentic food and drinks, as well as a DJ playing Latin American tunes.
BHD31 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain (1753 1122).
If you’re looking for an adults-only brunch, head down to Le Sauvage’s “grown-up affair” up on the 34th floor of the Domain Hotel. There you’ll be greeted with a huge buffet, with plenty of beef and other meats, plus a number of a la carte options. For those wanting to keep the party going, you can head over to Txoko after for a brunch after party.
BHD19 (soft drinks), BHD27 (house beverages), BHD36 (premium beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. The Domain Hotel and Spa, Diplomatic Area, Manama (1600 0000).
This well-loved Irish bar in Adliya offers up a wild brunch. You can expect barbecued food, as well as a selection of roast dinners, as well as free-flowing beverages. The resident band, Road Hits, will also be there to get the party going.
BHD18 (soft drinks), BHD29 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Adliya (1700 0415).
This family-friendly brunch buffet has all the best Mediterranean dishes, plus authentic Arabic foods, for you and your littles ones to enjoy. And at just BHD12++, including soft drinks, this brunch won’t break the bank either.
BHD12++ (soft drinks). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Mercure Grand Hotel Seef (1758 4400).
Polo Gastropub is another great sports bar if you want to make sure you don’t miss any of the action during brunch. There’s a set menu, but you can order as many dishes as you like from it for BHD38 with unlimited house beverages.
BHD29 (soft drinks), BHD38 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-3pm. Adliya (1772 5000).
If you need activities to keep yourself entertained during brunch, head to Rainforest Lounge where you can play billiards and pool for free for the duration of brunch, and enjoy access to the swimming pool. There’s live music from resident band The Tribe, and there’s a discount for large groups.
BHD11 (soft drinks), BHD19 (house beverages). Every Fri noon-4pm. Gulf Suites Hotel, Amwaj Islands (3401 8408).
This spot in Movenpick Bahrain offers up an international buffet plus a number of live cooking stations. The restaurant also puts on themed brunches throughout the year, such as the taste of Texas offering in November 2019.
BHD38 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Movenpick Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0000).
Every week Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa puts on a themed brunch, meaning no two Friday afternoons will be the same. Most recently, the hotel held a special superhero-themed brunch for Halloween. This spot is perfect for families as there’s a special kids’ corner to keep them entertained.
BHD36 (house beverages), BHD18 (children age six to 12), free (kids under six). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Zallaq Highway (3888 5789).
Wembley is another excellent sports bar that offers up a Friday brunch. You’ll get to dine on an international buffet alongside live-cooking stations and a carvery, plus you’ll enjoy unlimited house beverages as well as mixed drinks. The resident artists, DJ Tin-Tin, plays party anthems as well as old school tunes meaning you’ll struggle to stay in your seat.
BHD21 (house beverages). Every Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Atiram Premier Hotels, Juffair (3364 0009).