Whether you’re in a relationship or rolling solo on Tuesday February 14, Bahrain is a special place to spend Valentine’s Day. Choose from an array of romantic restaurants to dine with your other half, including luxury resorts and understated, low pressure escapes.
Cut by Wolfgang Puck
The celebrity chef's Bahrain restaurant is pushing the boat out for a special romantic dinner. A selection of amuse bouche have been created for the occasion and a menu also includes Caspian Sea beluga caviar, black truffle gnocchi, lobster and, as is the specialty here, steak. Top it off with a raspberry yoghurt bombe, lychee sorbet and white chocolate mousse.
BD45. Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-late. CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Four Seasons Bahrain, Bahrain Bay, www.fourseasons.com (1711 5044).
This Far Eastern fusion restaurant is worth the drive out to Al Areen Palace & Spa because of its stunning setting and romantic surroundings, which offer exceptional views from the garden terrace. A dramatic, canopied ceiling is overhead, while the considerate staff take care of you, while you enjoy a meal of delightful Asian fusion cuisine. Experience an exceptional Valentines with a four-course set menu and romantic songs by a talented singer for BD25 per person. Go the extra mile and take one of the private gazebo’s at Keizo. The price tag of BD125 is a lot steeper, but you’ll get rose petal décor, flowers, candles and more special touches for your money.
BD25. Tue, Feb 14. Keizo, Al Areen Palace, Sakhir, www.alareenpalace.com (1784 5000).
re/ Asian Cuisine
Why can't it be Valentine's Day every day? We would open up our hearts to love more often if it means we get to sample this special romance menu including Tom Yum soup, crystal chive dumplings with wagyu beef, angry lobster with spicy Szechuan chilis, pan-roasted duck breast and chocolate fondant.
BD45. Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-late. Re: Asian Cuisine, Four Seasons Bahrain, Bahrain Bay, www.fourseasons.com (1711 5044).
The giant hotel is always one of the most attentive to special occasions and Valentine's Day 2017 is no different. Spend a romantic evening at any one of ten dining locations and there is something special to do in the Gulf Hotel this month. Rasoi, Fusions and La Pergola, in particular, stand out as good options for romantics. Each has a special set menu and a rose for ladies.
The BD56 price tag per couple is worth it for the knowledge you are keeping the flower industry alive. Gulf Hotel, Adliya, www.gulfhotelbahrain.com (1771 3000).
There is a Romeo and Juliet theme to everything at the Crowne Plaza on February 14. Come in costume (does this really mean Shakespearean theme) and you could win prizes on the night.
Free. Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-2am. Spices, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
Nothing says I love you like a Tuesday afternoon brunch in Bahrain. There is a Valentine’s themed tinge to proceedings at this Shakespearean session. Makes us think - when Shakespeare wrote "my bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite" could he have been thinking of a buffet table instead of a love?
BD35. Tue, Feb 14. 12.30-4pm. La Mosaique, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
There are plenty of reasons to love Bahrain’s Royal Golf Club. For starters, it is somewhere for golfers to congregate so the rest of us don’t have to listen to them explaining the amazing shots they’ve taken this week. Plus, there are incredible views from clubhouse restaurant, a consistent string of excellent promotions and good quality dining. There is a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day night. Ladies will receive a special gift and a BD10 gift voucher to use at Jenny’s Salon.
BD35 (guests), BD32 (members). Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-midnight. Links, Royal Golf Club, Riffa, www.theroyalgolfclub.com (1775 1262).
Ritz Carlton Bahrain
This bahrain hotel gets the tone of understated elegance and effortless romance right every time. While you can be assured of romance and excellent service at any of the restaurants, go for something extra special on Valentine's Day. A romantic dinner by the sea can be prepared for guests. For BD350 per couple a personal butler will serve a meal on candlelit tables by the sea, deliver floral arrangements, and serve up a set four-course menu. Make it all the more special (and expensive as it would set you back BD500) by taking it to a private island in the resort.
BD350-500. Call for timings. Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef, www.ritzcarlton.com (1758 0000).
Spend the evening with somebody you love eating food inspired by Arabic, Bahraini and Khaleeji cuisine. Drive out of the city and experience the cupid-inspired set menu.
BD25. Tue, Feb 14. Saffron. Al Areen Palace, Sakhir, www.alareenpalace.com (1784 5000).
Add some heat to the day of love with an Indian set meal as Spices in the Crowne Plaza Bahrain. Decent value and lots of spicy food – what’s not to love.
BD12. Tue, Feb 14. 7-11pm. Spices, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area, www.cp-bahrain.com (1753 1122).
Sax up Valentine's Day with live music and a special four-course set menu. At this international cuisine restaurant in the Downtown Rotana. Watch chefs work in the open kitchens, while you enjoy a pleasant dining experience in a sophisticated, modern and brightly decorated venue that provides an intimate ambiance for dinner.
BD29 per couple (soft drinks), BD39 per couple (selected beverages). Tue, Feb 14. 7-11pm. Teatro, Downtown Rotana, Government Avenue, www.rotana.com (3360 5070).
The lobby lounge has something of a South American makeover for February 14. A Salsa Valentine’s night has a five-course set menu with drinks pairing and Latin-tinged music from live performers.
BD32. Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-late. The Gallery, Movenpick Bahrain, Road2403, www.movenpick.com (1746 0017).
Surely not everybody in Italy is romantic, passionate and loving. But if they're eating pink ravioli with saffron and ricotta, pan seared hammour, tenderloin scaloppine with truffle cream or melting hot chocolate cake then perhaps they are. Get along to Vento’s for Italian food and atmosphere.
BD42. Tue, Feb 14. 7pm-late. Vento’s, Four Seasons Bahrain, Bahrain Bay, www.fourseasons.com (1711 5044).
Show your loved one how much you love them by eating an unlimited amount of sushi. Sushi ART night at Wu also provides couples with a special chocolate giveaway, a rose and 50% spa discounts.
BD58 per couple. Tue, Feb 14. 7-11pm. ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands, www.rotana.com (1600 0111).