Where to eat during the Bahrain Grand Prix
Where to eat during the Bahrain Grand Prix

Wondering where to eat during the thrill-packed F1 Grand Prix? You won’t go hungry in Bahrain, which puts an array of global flavours at your fingertips. Here are a few favourites for starters… Good news, gourmands: Bahrain’s food scene is deliciously varied, with something for every taste. Whether you’re hankering for authentic Bahraini food at Haji’s Cafe, nestled in the souq, a spicy biryani, sophisticated global flavours or the glamorous Mexican-fusion fare dished up at the Ritz Carlton’s Cantina Kahlo, Bahrain has it all.

Start with Block 338, in Manama’s sociable Adliya neighbourhood, which is packed with tempting cafés and ravishing restaurants. We’re talking the likes of Attic, a retro Greek kouzina with a soul-stirring roof terrace overlooking the Al-Fateh Grand Mosque. Then there’s Calexico for delicious Mexican food, Haus Restaurant & Lounge for inspired Asian-fusion food, or Mirai Restaurant, for Instagram-worthy, new-wave Japanese cuisine. You can also find Hazel Rooftop Lounge in Block 338, which serves stylish international cuisine and toast-worthy cocktails, and Florence La Maison, which riffs on a Mediterranean culinary theme from its prime Adliya setting. The food might be European but the views are 100 percent Bahrain.

Feeling the heat? Cool down with a deliciously refreshing strawberry-labneh salad and peach iced-tea in the courtyard at Coco’s, or have a mint tea at the Orangery Tearoom and Patisserie, set within the peaceful grounds of the decadent Palace Boutique Hotel. For drinks with added atmosphere, try poolside tiki-lounge Trader Vic’s, at the elegant Ritz-Carlton in Seef. Terrific Filipino cover bands will keep your hips swaying and your toes tapping. If you’re looking for something a little more local in feel and flavour, try Bahraini heroes such as Saffron (brilliant for breakfast), beloved Haji’s Cafe (go for Safi or Muhamar Rice) and sophisticated Villa Mamas, run by acclaimed chef Roaya Saleh. Go on, dig in…

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