Eid Mubarak! It's time to get your Eid Al Fitr feasting plans sorted out, so we've selected some of the most gastronomic brunches, buffets and set menus happening this Eid on the island to help you out. Get ready for some serious fine-dining with these great Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, contemporary Indian and international joints, all of which get top points for service, ambiance and food. And if you want even more options, check out Bahrain's top restaurants that were closed over Ramadan but are back for Eid! Happy dining!
Rasoi by Vineet's Eid Set Menu
Our favorite Michelin chef is pulling out all the stops for Eid with some of the best contemporary Indian gastronomy to be had on the island. Rasoi by Vineet has been converting Bahrain's fine-diners to regulars at its Adliya venue thanks to a combination of a sublime menu, artful food presentation and a set-up that sits right between intimate and upmarket. Vineet's culinary style is renowned for pushing Indian cuisine into brand new territory; the food offering consists of his personal take on modern Indian cuisine, a concept he's been able to test and refine over many years of kitchen experimentation.
The tastebud rocking Eid set menu has some of Vineet Bhatia's signature dishes on offer, giving diners 5 different mains to pick and choose from. Check out the Rasoi Kebab platter for a triple hit of delicious tandoori prawns, Gilafi seekh kebab and chutney chicken tikka, or the Dal Maharani; simmered overnight for an extra flavoursome dish.
Rasoi by Vineet's Eid set menu is available on the 7th, 8th and 9th July 2016, and is priced at BD22++ per person.
La Med's Eid Brunch
Steamed lobster, shrimps, muscles, very fresh oysters anyone? Our favorite Mediterranean eatery will be serving up an Eid buffet to remember at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain, with a range of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes on offer! They're well known for hosting one of the most luxurious Arabic, Mediterranean and seafood brunches in Bahrain, so this is the place to go to if you really want to indulge. The whites, pale blues and greys of the venue make for a fantastic color scheme that reinforces that genuine Mediterranean feel they have going on, while the view is all turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.
La Med's Eid buffet is available from 12pm to 4.30pm on the second day of Eid and is priced at BD35++ per person, inclusive of soft drinks, and BD45++ per person, inclusive of all beverages.
Plums' 3 Course Eid Menu
Consistently good service, a contemporary yet unpretentious setting and gastronomic cuisine are just some of the reasons Plums is one of our favorite modern steakhouses in Bahrain. And for the first time in over a decade they'll be open for lunch, just for the Eid holidays! Additionally, they've whipped up a tasty looking three course Eid menu that lets you choose between four options for each course, including a steak, fish and chicken option for mains.
The cuisine at Plums walks a fine line between traditional and contemporary, but it's done extremely well. The vibe is cosmopolitan, the seating comfortable and the food delicious. The Plums Eid lunch is available from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2016, and is priced at BD30++ per person.
Four Seasons Bahrain Bay's Eid Brunch
The most popular Ramadan tent on the island is continuing into Eid with a special Eid Al Fitr feast! The venue is decked out in some serious Arabian opulence, the service is fantastic and there is a mind boggling array of cuisines available. A live band will be strumming up traditional tunes while you get to entertain a serious food indulgence, including live cooking stations.
Executive Chef Stefano Andreoli has created a multi-cultural buffet that includes popular Bahraini specialities, Lebanese delicacies, Turkish must-eats, exotic Moroccan dishes, Indian gastronomy andInternational favorites - it really is all here. The Four Seasons Eid brunch is available from 12.30pm to 4pm on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2016, and is priced at BHD28++, inclusive of soft drinks, and BD38++ inclusive of all beverages.
Sofitel Bahrain's Eid Buffet
Saraya restaurant at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa's is upgrading their lunch and dinner service to celebrate Eid in style. The buffet will combine recipes from the past to the present, including a range of Middle Eastern dishes with a modern twist and a variety of international favorites. Sprawled out under the main lobby area, Saraya's venue is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. The space is quite special due to its unique combination of spaciousness and light; the ceiling stretches high above and a range of glistening, tasteful Moroccan chandeliers add a sparkle of colour. The floor to ceiling windows let in an abundance of natural light, and the view is a soothing combination of greenery, pristine beach and tranquil ocean. The Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa's Eid buffet is available on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2016.