Eating & Dining

Brunch in Bahrain: top restaurants for brunch in the kingdom

April 04, 2019
As a cosmopolitan country, the food scene in Bahrain is really exciting; restaurants in the kingdom are varied and plentiful. You can easily find different cuisines anywhere in the country. So which of these various restaurants is the perfect spot for a nice brunch in Bahrain? Brunch has always been the most mesmerizing meal, some love eating breakfast food for brunch, and some prefer a more hearty dish for this meal. Moreover, unlike other meals, almost no one eats brunch at home, brunch is a meal for outings, going out with your spouse or your friend for the weekend, having a business meeting over a nice meal, or just enjoying a relaxing time in a nice place all by yourself. If you are looking for the best place to enjoy this meal in the kingdom, these are the top restaurants for brunch in Bahrain.

Big Texas BBQ & Waffle House

Big Texas BBQ & Waffle House Some people say that this is The Place for brunch in Bahrain, and we do not disagree. Located in the heart of Juffair, this restaurant offers a true southern American cuisine, and everything they serve is simply delicious. The decor is just as appetizing as the food,  the welcoming wooden interiors, and the comfortable casual setting make this place perfect for almost every occasion. Whether you are alone or with a large group, you will feel welcome and relaxed in there. The brunch specials are highly recommended, huge portions, good value for money and great taste. Pro tip: You have to try the brisket, either in a sandwich or pizza, it melts in your mouth good. Big Texas BBQ & Waffle House

La Vinoteca Barcelona

La Vinoteca Barcelona A diverse menu that includes amazing Mediterranean dishes and delightful Spanish dishes, this restaurant will definitely please brunch lovers. Their philosophy is that sharing a meal with loved ones is the best form of nourishing, as it nourishes the body as well as the soul. And thanks to this theory the place and the extensive tapas menu are built around having a great time with your company. Their brunch menu is simply delightful, everything from the starters to the varied desserts aims to please the senses. Furthermore, the outdoor seating area provides the perfect backdrop for weekend brunch when the weather permits. Pro tip: You absolutely have to try the Paella! It is a Spanish restaurant after all. Plus, it is simply wonderful. La Vinoteca Barcelona

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s The laid back atmosphere of this place makes it a fabulous spot for a relaxing brunch in Bahrain. Add to that the fact that the food is beyond perfect, and you get a wonderful gastronomic experience that makes your whole weekend. Trader Vic’s serves a traditional Polynesian cuisine across an extensive menu, it aims to add a beachfront vibe, as well as scrumptious dishes that bring back to mind a relaxing island lifestyle to everyday living. Therefore it is the best place to forget all about the hectic urban day to day life and enjoy a great brunch with your favorite people. Pro tip: The salmon is not to be missed! Trader Vic’s


Baharat Located inside Le Méridien City Centre, Baharat offers a magnificent Friday brunch. The restaurant has won an award for 'Best International Cuisine', which says a lot about the place. The food is toothsome, the service is impeccable and everything in Baharat delivers a wonderful experience. The place comprises a very nice kids’ play area and the Friday brunch features live music for a great atmosphere. In addition to the wonderful brunch on Friday, the restaurant serves an amazing seafood night on Thursday, try it. Pro tip: Leave room for dessert, they serve a great variety of desserts and all are scrumptious. Baharat

Lanterns Gourmet Lounge

Lanterns Gourmet Lounge Lanterns serves amazing Indian and Asian food across five branches in Bahrain. However, if you want to enjoy brunch in the restaurant we highly recommend visiting Lanterns Gourmet Lounge in Amwaj Island; it serves breakfast food until 2 pm during weekends and offers a pleasant seating area overlooking the Gulf and a lively ambiance. The place serves some international dishes in addition to their renowned Indian menu, but Indian food is what they are famous for so trying it is a must. Pro tip: You absolutely have to try the splendid Dal Makhani they make! Lanterns Gourmet Lounge

Aroma Restaurant & Cafe

Aroma Restaurant & Cafe This may be one of the most budget-friendly options for brunch in Bahrain, but do not worry, the quality and the variety of the food will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Aroma Restaurant & Cafe is a family friendly cafe, it features a kids’ play area and serves shisha for adults, fun times for you and your kids. Pro tip: Try the Manaqeesh and you will not regret it. Aroma Restaurant & Cafe

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