This year is already half gone, so if you've yet to make a dent on your culinary hit-list you better get moving! Here's the hottest restaurants so far for 2016, rated on how often eat users are fine-dining at these places. So grab some friends, make a quick booking on eat and get ready for one of the best meals you're going to have this year!
This joint is number one on eat's app, meaning that you guys love it so much that it has consistently received more bookings than any other restaurant on the island! Its boutique charm combines with a bon vivant atmosphere for one of the nicest venues in the 338 area. But don't let the relaxed vibes, incredibly comfortable seating and intriguing book collection throw you off; the food here is out of this world. The menu boasts options such as duck foie gras, veal cheeks, Japanese-style panko breaded popcorn shrimp and other tastebud friendly choices. So if great food and a fantastic setting with a seasoning of culture is what you enjoy then My Café should be a priority this weekend!
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
There aren't many restaurants that have ties with a Michelin starred chef and celebrity restaurateur, but this place is one of them! Bahrain's favorite steakhouse has been consistently packed out ever since they re-opened their doors post Ramadan. For the island's resident carnivores CUT by Wolfgang Puck has one of the finest ranges of beef selections, including Australian Angus, Wagyu selections from across the USA, Australia and Japan, and true Japanese Kobe Beef. The atmosphere is warm and intimate with dark colours and some great wall frescos adding a unique touch to the dining area, while the bar is styled with a touch of the 1920s.
Other restaurant favorites come and go, but Mirai's reputation for a superb dining experience is pretty much a permanent feature for Bahrain's resident foodies. This small eatery in Adliya has won the hearts of many a diner on the island thanks to its combination of a a Nobu-esque atmosphere, new wave Japanese contemporary cuisine and stylish regulars. Their menu features a collection of mouthwatering fusion dishes that mix up authentic Japanese cuisine with international fusion twists, served in a signature style that is pretty much edible art.
Rasoi by Vineet
If you're looking for some of the best Michelin-level Indian cuisine around, then Vaneet Bhatia's offering is where you need to head to! The sublime menu is stacked with contemporary interpretations of classical dishes, all served in a space that combines cozy and upmarket. The menu consists of Vineet's personal take on modern Indian cuisine, a concept he's been able to test and refine over many years of kitchen experimentation. Expect dishes such as Raan Lucknow, a 48-hour marinated lamb dish; Uttapam Lasagne, a rice pancake and aubergines combination accompanied by chutney and a crisp Iddiyappam; toasted sesame ginger cod with spring onion khichdi; fennel pollen ice cream and Goan-style braised lamb shank. Dig in!
Masso by Susy Massetti
Chef Susy Massetti's kitchen is responsible for creating some of the most delicious food in Bahrain, hands down. The emphasis is on local ingredients and seasonal variety, interesting flavors and textures, and just damn good cuisine. The menu focuses on a combination of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences, but is by no means limited to this. The eatery’s light, airy and elegant setting have become a cornerstone to the Bahrain fine dining scene, having won multiple awards in Time Out Bahrain, Esquire Middle East and FACT Magazine. The atmosphere is sophisticated, the service is impeccable and the food five gastronomic.