Eat well without breaking the bank at restaurants in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
October 05, 2015 1:17 PM
Aroma Express, Juffair From the same company behind the popular Aroma Café, Aroma Express matches fast and casual dining with traditional Arabian flavours in a vibrant venue. The menu offers classic and tasty Middle Eastern street fare for a reasonable price. The Mall, American Alley, Juffair (1721 2126).
Burrito Loco, Juffair Burrito Loco isn’t flash but it doesn’t pretend to be and that’s what we like about it. It offers Mexican staples – burritos and tacos: choose your wrap, main filling, then pile on the toppings and sauces. Ingredients are great and every bite is a flavour explosion. Hamala (1700 2947) and Shabab Avenue, Juffair (1700 2979).
Fish House, Budaiya This is certainly no example of fine dining in Bahrain, but for cheap yet fresh and tasty seafood offerings, with a local twist, you can do no better than Fish House. Budaiya Highway, opposite International Hospital (1759 4040).
Govinda's, Juffair Govinda’s is one of a kind and is very popular with vegetarians and vegans on the island. With a very friendly staff, bhajans playing in the background and a sparkling dining hall, it offers a great experience. Govinda’s is a must-visit for all palates. Juffair (1782 7127).
Honey’s, Manama Souq Since opening in 1986, Honey’s Thai restaurant in Manama souq has had a loyal clientele and made a name for itself as an island institution for authentic, delicious Thai cuisine. Next to Gold City, Manama Souq (3923 8507).
Isfahani, Exhibition Road For a taste of Persia, on a budget, then look no further than Isfahani. Each venue offers comfortable yet basic interiors, with quick service, and a comprehensive menu, but most importantly, Isfahani proves you don’t have to sacrifice service or quality to offer great value for money. Exhibition Road (1729 0027).
Londoner, Seef Mall Time Out London would be very proud of this fast food, budget restaurant, as it takes us home with their UK-style doner kebabs. The Londoner is a small little eatery decked out to resemble the London underground, offering tasty eat-in options and quick home delivery. Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway, Tubli (1733 2123).
Sangeetha, Gudaibiya Located in the heart of Manama, alongside Bahrain’s Asian community, lives vegetarian spot Sangeetha, which is famous for south Indian snacks and breakfast. But you’ll also find this place packed at lunch when they’re serving their popular thali meals. Opposite the Indian Club, Manama (1727 2768).
The Urban Dhaba, Adliya In India, Dhabas are very popular for people who travel on highways, which explains why the interiors of this jolly Punjabi spot resemble a colourful truck. Everything about the place – from the lassis in earthen pots to how they scatter board games across the bright tables – offers an uplifting dining experience. Salmaniya (1716 2761).