Zahle

Theatrical décor, belly dancing and Lebanese food

Time Out Says

Never judge a book by its cover. It’s important to remember this when arriving at this Lebanese restaurant, located in the gargantuan Gulf Hotel. Named after the Lebanese town of the same name, Zahle is visually impressive; think street lamps, a bridge and various water features. Sadly, it’s the theatrical interior and the excellent belly dancer, not the food, that is the star of the show.

Plates from the kitchen keep arriving, but all are underwhelming. Tabbouleh is devoid of bulgur, while homous tends to be overloaded with oil and hot mezze such as spinach sambusak are a tepid affair. Things pick up slightly with the beautifully presented shish kebab, which sits in a golden box on top of warm fluffy Arabic bread and burning coals. Essentially, dishes are agreeable if unspectacular.

Owing to its fun surroundings, friendly staff, live band and belly dancer, Zahle has the potential to be something special; it just needs to spice up its effort on the food front.

By Time Out Bahrain staff  | 13 Jan 2009

Be the first to get all the latest Manama news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.

Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesArabic
7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Monday: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 17 713 000
Manama, Adliya, Building 11، Rd No 3801, Manama, Bahrain

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Bahrain’s Gallery 21 launches delivery service

You can get tasty Mediterranean dishes delivered straight to your door

Top Chinese takeouts in Bahrain

Grab yourself some chicken chowmein and chillout

Calexico Bahrain offering up 20 percent discount

You can get your Tex-Mex fix for less

Big Texas Barbecue & Waffle House giving away soup to Bahrain’s needy

The restaurant has already given away 650 bowls of soup

Vegetarian-friendly takeaway spots in Bahrain

Whether you’re craving junk food or healthy dishes, we’ve got you covered

Haus Bahrain launches home delivery service

You can now order your favourite dishes on Talabat and Carriage