Cooking Christmas dinner for your family is a big responsibility.
If you burn the turkey, you’re unlikely to be able to rush out and buy another one, or get a last minute restaurant reservation, so your big feast will almost certainly be ruined.
Why put yourself through all that hassle (and stress) when you can let someone else prepare a delicious meal for you and the little ones?
There are plenty of Christmas Day brunch options you can try out, and here we’ve rounded up 15 of the best.
Read on for our guide to all the Christmas Day brunches going on in Bahrain in 2019.
Try something a little different this year by heading to Attic for the authentic Greek food. Sit outside and admire the views over Bahrain while the resident DJ keeps you entertained.
BHD25 (soft drinks), BHD35 (house beverages). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Adliya (1771 7780).
This restaurant is known for its dessert section at brunch, so if you’ve got a sweet tooth, head here this Christmas where you’ll be able to enjoy hundreds of pastries, cakes and pies.
BHD28 (soft drinks), BHD36 (house beverages), BHD14 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain, Manama (1717 1441).
Bahrain Bay Kitchen
The brunch at Bahrain Bay Kitchen is one of the best in the Kingdom, and you can expect top-quality entertainment on Christmas Day. There’ll be all kinds of traditional food for you to enjoy, plus carol singers and Smooth Mood Project will be on hand to keep you in the festive mood. Santa Clause will also be making a visit with plenty of presents to give the little ones.
BHD44 (soft drinks), BHD55 (house beverages), BHD 22 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 1pm-4.30pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5500).
If you want more than just the standard turkey roast dinner, head down to Brasserie Royale. The chefs will be serving up fresh seafood, cured meats, foie gras and beef wellington (alongside turkey with all the trimmings). For dessert, there’s pecan pie, chocolate cake yule log and Christmas pudding. Yum.
BHD36 (soft drinks), BHD48 (house beverages). Wed Dec 25 1pm-5pm. Jumeirah Royal Saray, Seef (6672 0026).
Choices Restaurant and Terrace
You can dine al fresco without needing to worry about the weather at Choices Restaurant and Terrace’s indoor garden this Christmas. There’ll be all the traditional dishes, plus live cooking statins, and the resident band will be there keeping you entertained.
BHD38 (soft drinks), BHD48 (house beverages), BHD19 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-5pm. ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
This spot is all about steak, so you can expect some juicy cuts of meat if you choose the Christmas brunch here. Executive Chef Brian Becher will be putting on a traditional American brunch and adding festive treats like mince pies and Yorkshire puddings.
BHD32 (soft drinks), BHD32 (ladies, house beverages), BHD44 (gents, house beverages). Wed Dec 25 noon-3.30pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5044).
Flavours on 2
Big family? Flavours on 2 is giving tables above 12 people at 20 percent discount, meaning you could save a pretty penny this Christmas. There’ll be a huge buffet for you to choose from and live entertainment to keep the whole family happy.
BHD22 (soft drinks), BHD33 (house beverages), BHD11 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Downtown Rotana, Manama (1311 9999).
Gulf Convention Centre
Enjoy a huge buffet while the live band keep you entertained at this Christmas brunch. There’ll be a Santa Claus and fun activities for the whole family too. You can grab tickets from December 1 at the Lobby Box office.
BHD32 (house beverages), BHD16 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, Adliya (1771 3000).
Grand Foyer, The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton has 12 restaurants and lounges, and this Christmas you’ll get to experience some of the best dishes they have to offer. Expect live cooking and carving stations, a seafood and rib corner, plus a huge selection of desserts. There’ll be live music plus festive activities and a visit from Santa Claus to keep the kids entertained.
BHD55 (house beverages), BHD25 (children aged five to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4.30pm. Seef (1758 0000).
La Mosaique and Harvesters Pub and Terrace
The Crowne Plaza Bahrain is throwing its giant Christmas Day brunch across two of its venues, the all-day dining restaurant La Mosaique and Harvesters Pub and Terrace. Expect all the traditional favourites, free-flowing beverages and live music from the resident band to keep you entertained.
BHD33 (house beverages), BHD12 (children aged five to ten). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4.30pm. Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1753 1122).
Fancy brunch with a view? Links offers up incredible views over the 18-hole golf course thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows, and the restaurant will be putting on a special buffet for Christmas Day. Santa Claus will also pay a visit and hand out gifts for the little ones.
BHD24 (soft drinks), BHD32 (house beverages, members), BHD35 (house beverages, non-members), BHD12 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 noon-4pm. Royal Golf Club, Riffa (1775 0777).
Italian food lover? Head down to Rosso Restaurant for an Italian twist on the traditional Christmas brunch. There’ll be special activities for kids throughout the event.
BHD25 (soft drinks), BHD35 (house beverages), BHD12.5 (children aged six to 12). ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
Silk’s Restaurant and The Gallery
Mövenpick Hotel is giving the best gift of all this year: an extra hour of brunch. From 12.30pm until 5pm you’ll get to try food from across the globe at the buffet and order from live cooking stations. There’ll be presents for the little ones and live music from the resident Latino band and DJ. You’ll get BHD4 off the price if you book and pay by December 10 too.
BHD43 (house beverages). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-5pm. Mövenpick Hotel, Muharraq (1746 0000).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa
The brunches at Sofitel Bahrain are always great for the whole family, and the Christmas Day gathering will be no different. There’ll be traditional festive dishes, plus an international buffet if you’re sick of Christmas food already, as well as carollers to keep you entertained. The little ones will get to hang out with Santa Claus and receive special gifts.
BHD49 (house beverages), BHD24.5 (children aged six to 12). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Zallaq (3888 5789).
If you’re after a proper British pub lunch for Christmas Day, Wembley Lounge is your best bet. There’ll be roast beef, turkey and pork carving stations, plus Christmas pudding and hot mince pies. And if you’re not, the chef will be serving up their special curry too.
BHD21 (house beverages). Wed Dec 25 12.30pm-4pm. Atiram Premier Hotels, Juffair (3364 0009).