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Senor Paco’s

Mexican, Adliya

Despite what people think, it’s not just about the atmosphere at this jovial Mexican restaurant

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Saffron by Jena Bakery
Arabic, Muharraq

Considering Saffron by Jena Bakery has been named Best Bahraini Restaurant for three years in a row at the Time Out Bahrain Restaurant Awards

Cafés, Adliya

The menu at this local restaurant and patisserie might be fairly international, but its traditional Khaleeji offering is extensive and impressive

Naseef Café
Middle Eastern, Others

It might be homemade mango ice-cream that made Naseef Café famous more than 100 years ago

Haji Gahwa
Cafés, Others

This Manama-based, street-side café is as local as it gets

Freej Bin Rashdan
Arabic, Muharraq

This humble café is like visiting a Bahraini friend’s home – the décor is simple and the menu is very traditional

Emmawash Traditional Restaurant

Getting a Highly Commended Bahraini restaurant accolade in both 2015 and 2016

Darseen Café
Arabic, Bahrain

Where better to sample a taste of traditional Bahrain than at the Bahrain National Museum?

Chai Café
Cafés, Sanabis

Nostalgia is the focus here, with dishes inspired by the owner’s childhood favourites

Basta 23
Arabic, Others

Edgy retro décor is what brings Basta 23’s traditional offering of some classic Bahraini cuisine into the 21st century

TGI Fridays
American, Sanabis

The kids love it when the staff here burst into a spontaneous bout of song and dance

Italian, Amwaj Islands

Spag bol and margarita pizza – how can you go wrong?

Italian, Riffa

With a kid-friendly menu, al fresco dining and an outdoor play area

Pizza Express
Italian, Amwaj Islands

For years this popular Italian spot has scooped prizes at our annual awards ceremony

Italian, Saar

Based right next to one of the island’s most popular schools, Luigi’s does a good job of feeding the family with wholesome, rustic Italian grub

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