While we can’t enjoy the incredible Ramadan tents in Bahrain this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fantastic iftar.
Plenty of restaurants and hotels across Bahrain are now offering iftar delivery, whether you fancy breaking your fast with traditional dishes like dates and lamb ouzi, or crave something more contemporary.
To help you choose, we’ve rounded up the best iftar delivery options in Bahrain for 2020.
Read on for our pick of the top places to order iftar meals from in Bahrain this year.
Crowne Plaza Bahrain
This year, the Crowne Plaza Bahrain is offering up iftar set menus that serve two. Each menu, which will set you back BHD19, includes hot and cold mezze, soup, a main course, dessert and soft drinks. And if you can pick up your order from the hotel itself, you’ll get a 15 percent discount.
BHD19 (set menu). Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (3924 2391).
Popular all-day dining restaurant Flavours on 2 at the Downtown Rotana has four-course menu iftar options for just BHD4.5 per person, or BHD18 for five people. You can order between 4pm and 6.30pm every day.
BHD4.5 (per person), BHD18 (five people). Downtown Rotana, Manama (3360 5070).
Four Seasons Bahrain Bay
The five-star hotel is offering up sumptuous iftar deliveries this year. You can order individual items, such as lamb machboos and tagine, or choose from three set menus ranging in price from BHD22 to BHD26 per person, with a minimum order for two people. And if you really want to push the boat out, you can order a traditional whole lamb ouzi with saffron rice, weighing 8kg-10kg, for BHD200.
BHD22 (set menu A), BHD24 (set menu B), BHD26 (set menu C). Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5000).
Gallery 21 promises to offer a contemporary twist on the classic iftar meal this year. Set menus will set you back BHD12 per person and include dry fruit, soup, two starters, a main course, and mixed Arabic sweets. You can get a sharing iftar for two for BHD20.
Gallery 21, Adliya (1771 1600).
Jumeirah Royal Saray
If you’re looking for a really luxurious way to break your fast, you can’t go wrong with ordering from Jumeirah Royal Saray. This year you can choose individual dishes such as baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, and biryani, or opt for the set menu for BHD25 each. The set menu includes dates, soup, a starter such as cold and hot mezze, a main course such as grilled sea bream, and a dessert.
Jumeirah Royal Saray, Seef (7770 7070).
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
While Mövenpick Bahrain isn’t offering delivery options, you can still head over to the hotel to pick up an iftar package in person. The set menu includes a mezze platter, soup, main course, dessert and Ramadan juices, and will set you back BHD8 per person. If you order for four people or more, you’ll get a 25 percent discount.
BHD8 (per person). Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
The Sofitel Bahrain has an extensive iftar menu this year, with dishes including Arabic and international soup, vine leaves, and pizza. If you feel like cooking yourself, the hotel is also offering up ready-to-grill steak options too. All of the food comes in vacuum-sealed bags, meaning it’s easy to reheat or store in the fridge for later.
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Zallaq bit.ly/SofitelRamadanEmenu (3888 5789).
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
If you’re craving home comforts, you should order from the Gulf Hotel for your iftar this year, as the five-star hotel is offering up different regional set menus including Bahraini, Lebanese and Persian. Priced at BHD18 each, with each menu serving two, you can get dishes such as Bahraini kebab, Lebanese-style baked chicken and saffron cheesecake. Plus, proceeds from the iftar orders will be donated to the Royal Humanitarian Foundation to provide insulin packs for orphan children, so you’ll be doing a good deed too. Make sure you place your order two hours in advance.
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, Adliya gulfhotelbahrain.com/exclusive-5-star-ramadan-menu (1774 6425).
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Executive Chef Yann Bernard Lejard has created several iftar menus this year, featuring Lebanese, Egyptian and Indian delicacies. The full-moon option, which can serve two or four, has dishes like lamb ouzi, beef harees and cheese fatayer, while the half-moon option has a less extensive collection of dishes. Prices range between BHD35 and BHD90.
BHD35 (half-moon for two), BHD45 (full-moon for two), BHD70 (half-moon for four), BHD90 (full-moon for four). The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6499).