23 Friday brunches to try in Bahrain

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23 Friday brunches to try in Bahrain

Al Waha
Brunch with International and regional dishes, chilled as well as cooked to order seafood. Mexican band, face painting, balloon twister - all you can eat buffet.
BD22 or BD26 with selected grape. Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Adliya (17 713 000).

International brunch buffet with special Arabic corner and kids’ bite-sized dishes. Kids’ entertainment and access to the pool.
BD28 inc selected beverages, kids six to 12 half price, under sixes eat free. Family package, two adults and two under 12s BD70. 12.30-4pm. Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, Seef (17 171 000).

Club Full roast dinner plus soups, salads and mezze.
BD6 or BD3 for five-10 year olds, under fives free. Fri noon-2.30pm. Awali (17 753 377).

Offering a selection of Japanese and international cuisine with live cooking stations.
BD24.500++ including selected beverages. Fri. Near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Seef (17 583 555).

Country Club
Glass of bubbly, juices and selected beverages included.
BD10, children under 10 half price. Fri 9am-4pm. Jannusan (17 593 593).

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Bollywood Brunch. Great Indian food in one of the island’s yummiest sub-continental eateries with live Indian music.
BD12.950+++ including selected beverages, BD15.950++ with unlimited selected beverages. Last Friday of the month. Diplomatic Area (17 531 122).

Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Absolutly Fabulous Brunch. Unlimited buffet and drinks with live cooking stations across three restaurants.
BD19.950++ (unlimited house beverages) per person; BD15.950++ (softdrinks) per person. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Diplomatic Area (17 531 122).

Cucina Italiana
Traditional Italian brunch including appetizers or antipasti, pastas, assorted Italian cold cuts and cheeses, breads, salad, fruits and desserts.
Various price options from BD8 to BD25 for full brunch including drinks, kids two-12 half price. 10.30am-3pm. Al Safir Hotel, Fateh (17 001 317).

Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel Residence & Spa
Bruch pool party serves international buffet with six live cooking stations. Free flow of selected brews and beverages.
BD34 including unlimited house beverages and BD28 including house beverages for military. Kids under 6 eat free and kids between 6 to 12 half price. Fri noon-3.30pm. Diplomatic Area (39 466 834).

Elite Resort & Spa
One of the best value brunches around with a massive buffet and kids’ entertainment.
BD12, half price for kids under 11 plus access to the pool. Muharraq (17 373 333).

Has fast become one of the island’s most popular party brunches and it’s a smallish venue so make sure to book. The food’s not brilliant but it’s more than compensated for by the atmosphere, specially when the karaoke kicks in.
BD16 inclusive of selected drinks. Fri noon-5pm. Hotel Diva, Juffair (39 922 583).

Discover the K difference with the extensive buffet and live cooking stations plus live entertainment from Rick and Zoe.
BD19.500++ inc selected beverages. 12.30-4pm. The K Hotel, Juffair (17 360 000).

La Brasserie
Enjoy a lavish buffet or a la carte menu at this 24-hour coffee shop which boasts a warm and friendly ambiance and great service. La Brasserie also offers an excellent selection of beverages.
BD10 net per adult and BD5 net for kid. Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Elite Resort & Spa, Muharraq (17 313 333).

La Med
Buffet of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties as well as live cooking areas.
BD27 including unlimited house beverages Half price for children aged four to 12; no charge for children under four. Fri. Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, Seef (17 586 499).

Links at the Royal Golf Club
Friday carvery is one of the island’s favourites.
BD18 (members’ discount applies), BD9.5 for kids under 12. Fri noon-4pm. Riffa (17 750 777).

A chance to taste much of the Masso menu at a brunch price.
BD19++ without drinks, BD25 with selected beverages. Fri/Sat. The Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (17 721 061).

MUJU Restaurant & Lounge
Stunning sea views, gourmet delights and live jazz music all complimented with free-flowing beverages.
BD25 per person. Fri noon-5pm. The Dragon Resort Hotel, Amwaj Islands (16 039 800).

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
Spread throughout the hotel’s three restaurants, with balloons and face painting for kids.
BD23.200++ per person, children aged six-12 half price under sixes go free. Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Muharraq (17 460 000).

Ric's Kountry Kitchen
Anglo-American food, this is the best place to head after a heavy night.
BD16.5 inclusive of drinks, children aged seven-12 half price, under sevens free. Fri 11am-3pm. Near Al Jazeera Supermarket, Juffair (17 725 550).

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Over the three venues Saraya, Fiamma and Wok, offering a wide range of international foods, live cooking stations – antipasti, wok, eggs and pancakes – ice cream, crepes etc.
BD28 inc drinks. Fri 12.20pm-4pm. 105 Zallaq Highway (17 636 363).

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel
Buffet of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialities as well as live cooking stations including pasta, sushi, seafood and rotisserie station plus huge desserts section and chocolate fountain.
BD29 inc selected beverages, half price for children aged four to 12. Under fours eat free. 12.30pm-4pm. Seef (17 586 499).

Upstairs Downstairs
One of the most civilised brunches in Bahrain, choose from a set four-course menu with unlimited house beverages.
BD14++. Fri noon-3pm. Adliya (17 713 093).

Wide range of international foods on the buffet plus a live band and kids’ activities.
BD15. Fri. Ramee Baisan Hotel, Hoora (17 290 600).

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