Perfectly Instagrammable interiors and delicious wide-ranging food options

Despite what people think, it’s not just about the atmosphere at this jovial Mexican restaurant

Considering Saffron by Jena Bakery has been named Best Bahraini Restaurant for three years in a row at the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards

The menu at this local restaurant and patisserie might be fairly international, but its traditional Khaleeji offering is extensive and impressive

It might be homemade mango ice-cream that made Naseef Café famous more than 100 years ago

This Manama-based, street-side café is as local as it gets

This humble café is like visiting a Bahraini friend’s home – the décor is simple and the menu is very traditional

Getting a Highly Commended Bahraini restaurant accolade in both 2015 and 2016

Where better to sample a taste of traditional Bahrain than at the Bahrain National Museum?

Nostalgia is the focus here, with dishes inspired by the owner’s childhood favourites

Edgy retro décor is what brings Basta 23’s traditional offering of some classic Bahraini cuisine into the 21st century

The kids love it when the staff here burst into a spontaneous bout of song and dance

Spag bol and margarita pizza – how can you go wrong?

With a kid-friendly menu, al fresco dining and an outdoor play area

For years this popular Italian spot has scooped prizes at our annual awards ceremony

Based right next to one of the island’s most popular schools, Luigi’s does a good job of feeding the family with wholesome, rustic Italian grub

Enthusiastic staff, burgers and milkshakes, individual jukeboxes and a retro American diner atmosphere all make this US fast food chain very kid-friendly

US chain Fuddruckers uses quality beef in its burgers and you can pile on your own toppings at the do-it-yourself produce bar

Who doesn’t love Texan burger chain Chili’s? For a comforting, hearty meal of American classics, this is one of Bahrain’s favourite destinations

For breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, international restaurant Bahrain Bay Kitchen offers a big buffet set-up and à la carte selections

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