The extra long weekend that accompanies Eid Al Adha means most of us foodies will be out and about to indulge in some serious gastronomy. And in Bahrain we're all a bit spoiled for choice when it comes to high quality cuisine, stylish venues and great restaurant vibes. So here's our list of some of the best places to get some gourmet Thai on the island!
Monsoon's diverse Pan-Asian fusion menu and charming Balinese palace inspired interior has been pleasing Bahrain's fine-diners for over a decade. This venue is big on Asian grandeur inside and out, with a panelled wooden doors, polished floors, tastefully colored lanterns and Asian deity inspired statues all evoke a sense of the exotic. An extensive menu brings you a bit of everything, from Thai, Japanese and Singaporean to Malaysian and Vietnamese dishes, and almost everything sounds pretty gastronomical. The food is all about fresh, zingy flavours combining with fragrant textures and tastes!
Keizo is a bit of a drive to get to, but it's definitely worth it! The road trip will take you out of the city and into the desert, where you'll eventually get to the mini oasis town that is the luxurious Al Areen Palace & Spa. The hotel's 78 villas are dotted around its many pools and gardens, making for a fantastic walk to the restaurant. The venue reflects the style of the hotel, with a grandiose feel. Combining Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines for some creative fusion dishes, the menu is packed full of Far Eastern flavours.
If you're looking for some escapism this summer, then hit up Royal Thai during the Eid weekend. The giant pagoda at the opulent Gulf Hotel, surrounded by a full tropical jungle and some very picturesque rock pools makes you feel like you're in a little slice of tropical heaven! Once inside and seated, you'll notice that the menu is serious about seafood. A variety of lobster, crab, snow fish, hamour and other types of fish all feature heavily, all of which can be cooked in a variety of styles and prepared with a big range of spices. Th chefs are extremely knowledgable and can recommend some delicious authentic spice mixes as well as modern ones upon request.
Sometimes the simpler the better, and that's exactly how Thailand Restaurant approaches their cuisine. One of the oldest and very first restaurants in what has now become the hip area of Adliya, Thailand serves delicious Thai dishes at great prices. The exotic menu is bursting with flavour inspired by traditional village-style life and really does have something for everyone. This venue's two floors offer a richly decorated and comfortable surroundings, inclusive of floor seating.
Renowned for its pho and steamed dumplings, it's one of the island's real epicurean delights, offering diners some of the best authentic Thai cuisine in Bahrain. Tucked away under the grand staircase at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, it's a modestly sized venue that's ideal for a romantic getaway dinner with most of the tables set up for couples and the dim lighting adding to the atmosphere. The food is a riot of colour and taste, with many surprising (but delicious!) combinations, such as the chilli-infused exotic fruit.