The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Bahrain

Being an island filled with foodies, Bahrain is growingly becoming the food destination of the region, with exciting new restaurants popping up every single day. All these options can leave you in a frenzy when you're trying to pick a restaurant.

Don't fret! We have compiled a list of the most trending and happening restaurants in Bahrain. Trust us, you'll soon become everyone's restaurant connoisseur!

Keep this list in handy, we update it regulary!

CUT by Wolfgang Puck


CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay is the restaurant on everyone's lips these days, with Michelin-starred celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck in charge.

With locations in all the trending hot spots, including Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Las Vegas, London, New York and Doha, this steakhouse franchise is bringing globally renowned, Michelin level fine-dining cuisine to Bahrain. Chic furnishings and the ultra modern decor deliver an extravagant experience set to the dramatic backdrop of the city skyline.

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Gallery 21


Gallery 21 is home to some of Block 338’s most sophisticated and unique social hubs with a variety of culinary outlets ranging from a cozy cafe with outdoor seating, a Moroccan Lounge, an Art Gallery and a stunning restaurant, perfect for exhibitions, product launches and social functions.

Imagine spending enjoyable time at 6 different outlets without leaving the building!

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Haus Restaurant & Lounge


Globally inspired flavours, homegrown flair and a whole lot of sophistication, without all the 'fuss' - thats what Haus is all about. Lead by award winning Executive Chef, Fabian Sebastian Francis, and Executive Pastry Chef, Jolyon d'Angibau, Haus takes you on a culinary journey, while giving you the feeling of being in the comfort of your own home.

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re/Asian Cuisine


Located on the 50th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, this exclusive destination dazzles with innovative Asian cuisine, elegant art deco-inspired design, and stunning views of the city skyline.

The menu features Wolfgang’s signature, modern take on traditional Asian cuisine and provides a “re”-evolution of what the master chef has been passionate about for the majority of his career.

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Akaya is inspired by the Izakayas of Tokyo and is an original concept created exclusively for Bahrain. The concrete jungle is an ode to Japanese minimalist architecture and the perfect venue to unwind with friends to enjoy signature cocktails and an Asian style tapas menu.

Diners have three options of seating either outdoor in the Zen Garden which is fully air-conditioned for the summer, or indoor at The Travertino Room and The Janguru Lounge.

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The Foundry

The Foundry is a cool industrial-style eatery in Bahrain. The menu is hearty and filling, with a selection of steaks, punchy vegetarian dishes and mouth watering starters.

Diners can choose to sit in the low-lit lounge, for an intimate dining experience, or get in on the action and sit around the edgy metal work bar. This is a trendy destination restaurant where flavour and atmosphere are supreme.

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PLAY Restaurant & Lounge Bahrain


Unexpected cuisine, elegant cocktails, and effortless ambience await you at PLAY Restaurant & Lounge Bahrain. Located at the Jumeirah Royal Saray Hotel, PLAY Bahrain introduces a stylish and indulging atmosphere.

PLAY Restaurant & Lounge has quickly made a name for itself with its delicious East meets West cuisine served in a chic setting. PLAY offers a wide variety of dishes all created with high quality produce and culinary zest. Some of the items on offer include a delicious pita surprise starter, wagyu beef truffle carpaccio, seafood gyoza, french fries truffles and a signature black cod. The contemporary Mediterranean menu with its delicious Japanese twist is beautifully accompanied by a rock-star beverage listing.

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Cantina Kahlo


Cantina Kahlo is an authentic Mexican restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton with outstanding décor inspired by Mexico’s vibrant art scene. Cantina Kahlo offers an exceptional Mexican menu created by Chef Hector Miguel Mendoza Becerra featuring a wide range of traditional flavors including delicacies like salads, tacos, tamales and other authentic, street-inspired fare alongside premium grilled meats, fresh seafood and decadent desserts.

The impressive special beverage list is as vibrant and bold as the décor itself.

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Oliveto Bahrain follows the philosophy that “one cannot think, love, sleep well if one hasn’t dined well”. And with that promise, they deliver every time you dine there.

Oliveto’s revamp brings in a fresh new menu and decor that’s sure to transport your 5 senses to Italy. Modern, sleek, and cool, the design aesthetic is reminiscent of a hip Milanese trattoria and the deck brimming with a cool Amalfi coast club vibe. The seafood is incredibly fresh, the pizzas delightfully delicious, and the desserts decadently divine. Oliveto is a fantastic ambassador of Italian cuisine in the Bahrain dining scene.

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Saraya is the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa's casual, all-day dining area overlooking the pool and sea, serving exquisite, flavorful buffets from across the world. Choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner, plus the à la carte and live cooking stations.

Saraya is well-known amongst diners for it's weekly themed brunches, including themes like Pirates Brunch, Halloween Brunch, and a lot more, making it the perfect weekend spot for families.

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La Med


La Med, located at the Ritz-Carlton in the Seef Area, offers a delicious spread of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine. This unpretentious eatery is full of natural sunshine and has a great view of the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, complimented by its refreshing interior design.

Colorful buffets featuring Arabian and Mediterranean dishes are set against a soothing background of rich blues and crisp white. A soothing dining room opens to a pool and garden-view terrace, and daily tapas-style plates make way for an indulgent Friday Brunch.

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Alto is high above Bahrain’s capital, and offers stunning panoramic views of Manama’s city lights from 25 floors up. With a history steeped in Arabian hospitality, every aspect of a visit to Alto presents the most refined and welcoming ambience.

From the glamourous interiors and unbeatable views from the terrace to our eclectic music, crafted cocktails, shisha and a meticulously prepared snack menu, Alto always takes it to the next level.

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Royal Thai


The Royal Thai never fails to impress the discerning guests of the Gulf Hotel. The restaurant is situated in a grand pagoda in the grounds of the hotel’s tropical gardens and provides scenic views overlooking the turquoise waters of the outdoor swimming pool.

The authenticity of this exotic setting is further enhanced inside the restaurant as guests are greeted with enchanting Asian décor and world class Thai cuisine.

A spectacular seafood menu offers visitors a huge choice of temptation with lobster, crab, snow fish and hamour that can be fried, steamed, curried and spiced to perfection by the culinary team.

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Brasserie Royale


Brasserie Royal is a dining experience that will elevate your gastronomic senses to another level.

Inspired by Mediterranean tastes with French influence, as well as simple elegance, Brasserie Royale is more than just a restaurant, it's a holistic overall tantalizing journey. From food and wine, to beautifully crafted French desserts and pastries, Brasserie Royale is the destination of choice, and aims to satisfy all of the five senses.

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Plant Cafe


Bahrain's first 100% vegan cafe, Plant Cafe focuses of it's mission to nourish and rejuvenate body, mind and soul in a serene setting, serving mindful food - run by passionate people.

Plant Cafe is more than just delicious and beautifully presented food, it is a platform that sheds light on incorporating more plant-based foods as essential to health.

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Nirvana, located at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, serves up some of the best authentic Indian cuisine in Bahrain in a setting that is reminiscent of a palatial den of the Maharaja!. A real focus on quality over quantity, this place really does confirm that great things come in small packages.

Executive Indian Chef Mahipal Singh keeps the menu simple by offering only a handful of options to choose from, but you're guaranteed that it's all going to be delicious! Fragrant aromas, delicate flavors, zingy spice combinations and stunning presentation are found across all the dishes on offer.

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La Fontaine


Tucked away in an old part of Manama, this stunning wind tower chateaux is 150 years old, having been lovingly restored to its former glory some years ago, integrating the best of Bahraini architectural design with a hint of French flair. The cuisine has been praised as one of the finest gastronomy experiences on the island, making it one of the most tasty and picturesque spots to eat out in the whole of Bahrain.

The ethos at La Fontaine is simple; treat cuisine like a form of art. Complex, intricate culinary masterpieces deliver both on taste and visual presentation. Asian and European cuisines blend seamlessly to create a perfectly crafted menu that lives up to the restaurant's prestigious reputation. A wide array of premium international wines are also available.

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Fusing Mediterranean and Asian authentic delicacies to offer the finest dining experience with exceptional blends and flavors, Indigo places it's emphasis on sharing. Executive Chef Robert Shipman, has designed a menu that draws from his experience throughout southern Europe and time working with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

Combining fresh bold seasonal produce with delicate unmistakable flavors promises to leave a lasting impression. With its colourful floral British-garden inspired concept and its outdoor planted terrace, it is Manama’s most stylish downtown entertainment spot best suited for your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Villa Mamas


Villa Mamas, in the Saar district of Bahrain, opened in 2012 as an extension of Roaya's Home. Reminiscent of a childhood spent on her family’s farms and in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother, Roaya’s cooking uses local, seasonal ingredients as the starting point for new and traditional dishes from Bahrain and Persia, and those inspired by her travels through the world.

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Nomad Urban Eatery


Nomad Urban Eatery is an all-day dining, new gastronomic concept restaurant located in the Seef District of Manama. Known for their use of bold and urban flavors, Nomad is also admired for its warm and aesthetically pleasing ambiance, both indoor and outdoor. Nomad is known for it's focus on the use of quality ingredients and homemade dishes.

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