As the capital of Bahrain, it’s no surprise that buzzing Manama has something to offer almost every hungry foodie, from traditional Middle Eastern to Italian cuisines, and from adventurous street eats to high-end hotel dining. Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee overlooking the city or to enjoy a meal at any time of the day in one of the finest restaurants, this updated article lists Manama’s 10 must-try restaurants.
With a casual and classy environment, Camelot’s mission is to bring the finest cuisine from around the world to Manama. Camelot’s head chef Maria Kimsey crafts every meal with exquisite details, which brings an individuality to the menu. Divided into three global regions, the menu’s Asian section includes dishes such as the masala mansor dal, a variety of sushi rolls, and waygu rump steak. The Middle Eastern section provides hamour fillet, the halloumi delight or the lamb shank. When it comes to its European sections, Camelot offers authentic dishes like the sea bream, moules mariniere or the divine chicken breast. In addition, Camelot’s menu offers a selection of carefully chosen imported wine.
Originally located on the Exhibition Road in Manama, in 2010, Tea Club relocated to the waterfront lagoon part in the Amwaj Island. Since then, Tea Club has become an exclusive place to hang out. With its luxurious decoration, Tea Club offers its guests not only an elegant setting, but also a selection of world-class teas from countries as far-flung as Morocco, China and India. Also, Tea Club serves many dishes from the southern burger, chicken fajita wrap, to the marinara seafood pasta, assorted with variety of international desserts.
With three different restaurants in Bahrain, Rice Bowl offers an exotic Indian and Chinese cuisine experience. With its marble floor and neutral décor, guest can enjoy the best of both countries. When coming to Rice Bowl, guests can start with either an Indian appetizer like the samosa potato, or something heartier like the hot Shanghai beef soup. Then, for the main course, options include the Indian curry bowls, battered chicken murg makhani, murg kormar or savoury Chinese dishes such as the kon pao chicken, beef oyster sauce or, for vegetarian guests, the ever-green Buddha’s delight dish.
Founded by Nadeem Usman Dhadhuk and considered to be one of the best Pakistani restaurants in Bahrain, Desi Dastarkhawn brings the finest traditional Desi recipes from the Pakistani city of Karachi to Bahrain. Each dish is crafted by the head chef Muhammad Mushtaq. The bun kebab, bihari, chicken masala and katakat dishes have established the reputation of Desi Dastarkhawn among Manama’s residents. Whether dining in or ordering to deliver, Desi Dastarkhawn menu has almost everything for everyone, from its breakfast items such as the halwa puri and the tawa partha to the chef’s special, which offers a different menu four days of the week.
Desi Dastarkhwan Restaurant, Block 305, Manama, Bahrain, +1 973 1721 4648
With three different locations around Bahrain, Veranda’s fresh setting is where guests can enjoy the best shisha in town. In addition, Veranda’s menu offers meals with an international touch: try country breakfast consisting of crispy bacon and eggs served with grilled tomatoes and beef sausages. Its Mediterranean items include the hummus beiruti, baba ghanouj with halloumi or fattoush. For a more substantial meal, try Veranda’s traditional recipes such as the chicken a la king, cajun schnitzel or the beef stroganoff.
Veranda, 372 Block 327, Shaikh Isa Avenue, Manama, Bahrain, +1 973 1771 5868