Unsurprisingly for a country in the Middle East, there are so many takeaway options in Bahrain that it can be difficult to know where to start.
Whether you’re in the mood for Bahraini, or Iranian, or even Lebanese food, there are always dozens of places to order takeaway from.
But to narrow down your search, Time Out has rounded up some of the top Middle Eastern takeaways in Bahrain.
Read on for our picks.
If you’re craving Iranian food, Banu Restaurant is your best bet. With dishes like ghormeh sabzi and zereshk polow on the menu, you’re bound to find something delicious and filling. Make sure you save room for dessert - the bastani sonnati is incredible.
On Talabat. Daily noon-10.45pm. Bu Ghazal, Manama (1771 5654).
We know what you’re thinking – why on earth would you go to a burger restaurant for Middle Eastern food? But hidden behind the misleading restaurant name is some of the best shawarma in Bahrain. You can get chicken or beef shawarma in all sorts of flavours and combinations, and there are other dishes like vine leaves and mutabbal on the menu, too.
On Talabat. Sun-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am. Various locations including Budaiya, Riffa and Adliya.
Emmawash Traditional Restaurant
This Bahraini restaurant has racked up award after award and is considered one of the best traditional restaurants in Bahrain by many (including us). We recommend ordering something for breakfast, as that’s what Emmawash does best. Make sure you get karak with whatever you order.
On Talabat. Daily 7am-1pm, 7pm-11pm. Budaiya (1730 9030) or Hamala (1730 9031).
Karami is a home-grown chain with outlets dotted across the Kingdom serving up Iranian and Arabic dishes. There are lots of kebab and sandwich options, plus all kinds of hot and cold mezze for you to order.
On Talabat. Various locations.
You can't order from Manaeesh Jubran and not get a manakish – although there are plenty of tempting options like Beiruti hummus, cheese rolls and spicy potatoes. If you don’t fancy a savoury manakish, there are some irresistible sweet versions, too.
On Talabat. Sun-Thu 7.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 8am-midnight. Manama (1732 3217).
Shoo Fee Ma Fee
This Lebanese spot has an absolutely massive menu, with everything from tabbouleh to manakish and shawarma. You’re really spoiled for choice when it comes to hummus, with avocado and beetroot options, too.
On Talabat. Sat-Wed 8am-11.30pm; Thu-Fri 8am-12.30am. Manama (1731 1280).
The Lebanese Bakery
Bakeries give us some of the best food (and smells) in the world, and nothing quite beats the smell of freshly made bread. Which is why it should come as no surprise that The Lebanese Bakery made it on to our list, as it serves up incredible kaak, including a nutella and banana version, and unbelievably good manakish.
On Talabat. Daily 8am-10pm. The Flagship, Seef (1759 5559).