No-one does good business on an empty stomach, so next time you're in need of a power lunch make a booking at one of these restaurants for a gourmet meal that will satisfy both your hunger and your corporate plans! The most popular spots offer takes on classic British fare, contemporary Indian, authentic Iranian, super fresh seafood and much more. Check out these swanky venues and plan your meetings around these great eats.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT's celebrity stardom on Bahrain's culinary scene has been firmly established thanks to its sublime meat offering. This dark, leather-bound steak-house at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay attracts diners for one primary reason; the steaks. Prepared over hard wood and charcoal, these hunks of meat come from a variety of sources; USDA Prime from Illinois, Angus and wagyu from Australia, Red Poll from Suffolk, wagyu from Idaho, and even more wagyu from different prefectures in Japan. Your choice is further broken down into different cuts, including rib-eyes and New York strips to bone-in filet mignons. Their business lunch get's our thumb's up, consisting of a three course meal, priced at BD19++, which lets you sample many of the options on the a la carte menu for a fraction of the price!
If you love meat, then Golestan is the place to stop at for a lunch-time fix. From mezze to kebabs and khoreshes, the food is a heartwarming and authentic Iranian mix as any Bahrain has to offer. This venue does a seriously good business lunch in a spacious and opulent space that's decorated in a sleek and modern in silver and turquoise. The business lunch menu is not what we would call vegetarian friendly, although you can order from the a la carte menu which has some great vegetarian options. Golestan's business lunch takes place every day apart from Sunday from 12.30 to 2.45pm and is priced at BD12++ per person.
Rasoi by Vineet
The Gulf Hotel's central location, the Michel-level cuisine and the fantastic price make Rasoi by Vineet's lunch time offer our top choice. The menu is a gastronomical delight to browse, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Vineet Bhatia's touch can be seen in most of the dishes. The restaurant has a chic and trendy interior that creates a great ambiance for a lunch meeting over some gourmet tiffin lunch! Rasoi by Vineet's Tiffin Lunch Affairs is available from 12 to 3pm from Sunday to Thursday and consists of a three tier stacked container of Indian Delicacies and a dessert at the end of the meal.
La Med's flawless cuisine, exceptional service and unique views are a great example of the Ritz Carlton doing what they do best. The menu is a combination of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine with a large emphasis on fresh seafood, including options such as catch of the day, steamed lobster, shrimps, muscles and some very fresh oysters. The venue is flooded with sunshine and has a great view of the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, complimented by its refreshing mixture of white, pale blue and grey interior design.
La Med's outdoor terrace is one of the best spots in Bahrain to dig into some fantastic tapas style foodie options and enjoy the panorama. Their weekend brunches are renowned as one of the best places on the island to get your fill of seafood, while on Wednesday and Thursdays they have special theme nights that are all about seafood too! The lunch offering, an international buffet featuring many of La Med's best dishes, is available from Saturday to Thursday from 12 to 3.30pm and is priced at BD14++ per person. Alternatively, you can indulge in a special three course lunch menu available for BD9.5++ per person!
Links at the Royal Golf Club is the place to go to if your business day takes you anywhere near Isa Town or Riffa. Set against a backdrop of great views across the golf course greens, the two-course business lunch menu includes some of the more popular items on their menu, while the food is always hearty and the portions generous. Grab your friends or work colleagues and head down for Link's Businessman’s Lunch offer; BD8++ per person, including a light starter or delicious dessert, a great choice of main courses plus a selected soft drink. Available Sunday to Thursday from 11.30am to 3.00pm.