Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on us.
One minute it’s the middle of the never-ending month of January, and the next it’s February 13 and you’re calling every restaurant under the sun desperately trying to book a table for two.
Don’t repeat the mistakes of yesteryear – get organised, and pick a restaurant that’s just right for you and your partner.
Whether you’re looking for a special spot to pop the question, or a dinner with a view, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.
Read on for our round up of the top Valentine’s Day dinners in Bahrain this year.
Al Hadiqa Private Pool Cabanas
If you want to make your Valentine’s Day super special (we’re talking getting-down-on-one-knee levels of special), head to Al Hadiqa Private Pool Cabanas. You’ll enjoy a six-course meal with your own personal butler and house beverages throughout the evening for BHD200 per couple.
BHD200 (per couple, with house beverages). Fri Feb 14 7pm-midnight. Al Hadiqa Private Pool Cabanas, Jumeirah Royal Saray, Seef (7770 7070).
Panoramic views over the Manama skyline will have anyone swooning, so we won’t be surprised if you choose the Valentine’s Day offer at Wyndham Grand Manama this year. You’ll enjoy an international buffet while The Twin’s Band keep you entertained, and you can take home more than just your precious memories by using the photo booth.
BHD39+++ (per couple). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Atmosphere Restaurant, Wyndham Grand Manama, Bahrain Bay (1711 6116).
You can spoil your partner (and yourself) with a six-course dinner at Brasserie Royale this Valentine’s Day. You can admire the picturesque views of the Jumeirah Royal Saray while sipping on house beverages for BHD80 per couple, or for BHD70 with soft drinks.
BHD70 (per couple, soft drinks), BHD80 (per couple, a glass of bubbly and house beverages). Fri Feb 14 7pm-midnight. Brasserie Royale, Jumeirah Royale Saray, Seef (7770 7070).
Order spaghetti at this Italian spot and you can give your best shot at recreating the iconic kiss scene from Lady and the Tramp (although you might get some funny looks from everyone else, this is a fine-dining restaurant after all). For BHD60 per couple you’ll get dinner, a bottle of grape, and a cake to finish off the night.
BHD60 (per couple, with a bottle of grape). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Fiamma Restaurant, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789).
Get into the Valentine’s mood with Fames’ saxophonist https://www.timeoutbahrain.com/bars-nightlife/421385-six-of-the-best-bar... who’ll be performing all the best love songs throughout the night. There’ll be a four-course set menu on offer with a bottle of red or white grape for BHD60 per couple.
BHD50 (per couple, soft drinks), BHD60 (per couple, house beverages). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11.30pm. Flames, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
Four Seasons Beach Deck
You can turn your Valentine’s Day evening into a full-day affair thanks to this offer from the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay. For BHD165 per couple, you’ll enjoy a four-course dinner, a glass of sparkling each and a bottle of grape to share, and get a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates to take home. You’ll also get access to the beach and spa facilities for the day, and a 20 percent discount on a treatment.
BHD165 (per couple, grape deal), BHD120 (per couple, mocktails). Fri Feb 14 7pm onwards. The Beach Deck, Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5000).
If you’re looking to wow your partner, the view from this Japanese restaurant on the 35th floor might just do the trick. This Valentine’s Day, Imari is putting on a couples Kaiseki menu, and you’ll get a bottle of sparkling to share as well as a bouquet of flowers for her.
BHD55++ (per couple). Fri Feb 14 7pm-midnight. Imari, The Domain Hotel, Diplomatic Area (3655 7995).
Is there anything more romantic than a candle-lit dinner under the stars on the beach? We don’t think so, and that’s exactly what you’ll get if you book the Lagoon Bar Valentine’s Day option this year. For BHD199, you’ll get dinner, a bottle of grape to share and a cake.
BHD199 (per couple, with a bottle of grape). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Lagoon Bar, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789).
Enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf as you tuck into delicious seafood at La Mer this February 14. The romantic set menu will cost BHD60 per couple with a bottle of red or white grape
BHD60 (per couple, with a bottle of grape). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. La Mer, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789).
This year, La Pergola is putting on a special set menu from Chef Perbellini for Valentine’s Day. There’ll also be romantic music from Lirica, and the price includes a bottle of sparkling grape or mocktails.
BHD58+++ (per couple). Thu Feb 13-Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. La Pergola, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa (1774 6419).
Steakhouses are always some of the most romantic spots in the city, and the floor-to-ceiling windows at Le Sauvage definitely help. For Valentine’s, Le Sauvage is offering up a three-course menu, a bottle of sparkling and a polaroid couple picture for BHD69+++.
BHD69+++ (per couple). Fri Feb 14-Sat Feb 15 7pm-midnight. Le Sauvage, The Domain Hotel, Diplomatic Area (3655 7992).
With floor-to-ceiling views over the Royal Golf Club course, Links is a pretty impressive spot. This year, the restaurant will be serving a four-course dinner for two with a bottle of red of white grape, and it comes with a rose for the ladies and a gift for both of you.
BHD55 (per couple, with a bottle of grape). Fri Feb 7pm-11pm. Links, Royal Golf Club, Riffa (1775 1262).
Rasoi by Vineet
Treat your loved one to dinner at a previous Time Out award-winner with Rasoi by Vineet this year. You’ll enjoy a five-course meal with a welcome house beverage and live entertainment from a saxophone player for BHD58+++ per couple.
BHD58+++ (per couple, meal only). Thu Feb 13-Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Rasoi by Vineet, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa (1774 6461).
As we all know, sharing is caring, so why not show your love this year by indulging in the three-course sharing menu at Rosso. A violinist will be performing in the restaurant, and you can bring your kids along for BHD11. The evening will set you back BHD50 for house beverages.
BHD44 (per couple, soft drinks), BHD50 (per couple, house beverages). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11. Rosso, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
This recently-renovated spot is offering up a four-course set menu paired with unlimited grape. You’ll be serenaded by a live bind, and ladies will get a red rose. The deal will set you back BHD65 per couple.
BHD65 (per couple, unlimited grape). Fri Feb 14 7pm-11pm. Silk’s, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
This year for Valentine’s Day Sofitel Bahrain is going all out and throwing a huge concert, headlined by Lebanese artists Jad Nakhle and Zeina. For BHD80 you are your partner will get regular house beverages and access to the buffet, or you can upgrade to premium beverages for BHD100.
BHD80 (per couple, house beverages), BHD100 (per couple, premium beverages). Fri Feb 14 9pm-4am. Al Nakheel Ballroom, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Zallaq (3888 5789).
This spot in the Downtown Rotana has all kinds of dishes including Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian for you to try this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the four-course set menu with house beverages for BHD33 per person, or for BHD22 with soft drinks.
BHD22 (per person, soft drinks), BHD33 (per person, house beverages). Fri Feb 14 6pm-10pm. Teatro, Downtown Rotana (1311 9999).
If you’re not satisfied with a candlelit dinner, or dinner on the beach, or dinner in a private cabana, The Ritz-Carlton might have something to satisfy your exclusive tastes. This Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a five-course meal with a bottle of grape on the hotel’s private island for BHD500.
BHD500 (per couple, with a bottle of grape). Fri Feb 14 7pm onwards. Private Island, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6499).
What do you wish for in 2020? To get engaged? Renew your vows? No matter what it is, WU has set up a cherry blossom tree for you to pin your hopes and dreams on (and with any luck, they’ll come true). Book in this year and you’ll enjoy a four-course set menu while being entertained by violinist Yeminlyn and DJ Elena for BHD50 with house beverages.
BHD45 (per couple, soft drinks), BHD50 (per couple, house beverages). Fri Feb 14 7pm-midnight. WU, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).