It’s all about the food this month as we’ve got round one of the nominees for the eighth edition of our hugely popular Citi FACT Dining Awards . This year’s campaign will see the absolute best and all the public favourites battle it out to walk away with a coveted award in 33 categories . Here’s the preliminary list of nominees to give you a flavour of what ’s to come…

INTERNATIONAL

• Baharat, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
• Café Amsterdam, Adliya
• Trader Vic’s, Seef
• Links, Royal Golf Club
• Dome, Various Locations
• Jones the Grocer, Amwaj Islands

ITALIAN

• Cucina Italiana, Juffair
• Primavera, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
• La Pergola, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Convention & Spa
• Fiamma, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
• Medzo, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
• Mondo, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel,
Residence & Spa
• Vento, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
• Rosso, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands

MEDITERRANEAN

• La Vinoteca Barcelona, Adliya
• Nicole’s Mediterranean Restaurant &
Lounge, Block 338
• Torino Restaurant & Lounge, Adliya
• Prego, Royal Golf Club
• Florence, Block 338
• Masso, Palace Boutique Hotel

MIDDLE EASTERN

• Pashawat, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa
Sea & Spa
• Saffron, Al Areen Palace & Spa
• Zahle, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
• Marash, Muharraq
• Kenza, K Hotel
• Furn Bistro, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
• Saffron by Jena Bakery, Muharraq

LEBANESE

• Abd El Wahab, Moda Mall
• Rayes, Coral Bay
• Al Abraaj, Various Locations
• Reem Al Bawadi, Ramada Manama City Centre
• Zayt Zaytoon, Various Locations
• Cafe Blanc, Seef

IRANIAN

• Takht Jamsheed, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
• Isfahani, Various Locations
• Golestan, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
• Persian Garden, Seef

SEAFOOD

• La Mer, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
• Samak, Coral Bay
• La Perle Fishmarket, Novotel Al Dana
Resort
• The Fish Market, Al Bander Hotel & Resort
• Waves, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
• Le Domain, The Domain Hotel & Spa

JAPANESE

• Meisei, Block 338
• Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef
• Maki, Moda Mall
• Ruka, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
• Sato, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
• Sumo Sushi & Bento, Various Locations
• Imari, The Domain Hotel & Spa
• Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva

CHINESE

• China Garden, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Convention & Spa
• P.F. Chang’s, City Centre Bahrain
• David’s Stir Fry Crazy
• Soie, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
• Rauchi, Ramee Rose Hotel
• Hong Kong, Um Al Hassam

SOUTH EAST ASIAN

• Monsoon, Block 338
• Keizo, Al Areen Palace & Spa
• Repartee, Royal Golf Club
• WU, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
• Kontiki, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel
• Re Asian Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck, Four
Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
• Rauchi, Ramee Rose Hotel
• Teatro, Downtown Rotana
• Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva

INDIAN

• Lanterns, Various Locations
• Nirvana, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
• Spices, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
• Rasoi by Vineet, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Convention & Spa
• Mirchi, Ramee International Hotel
• Flavours of Asia, Riffa

NORTH AMERICAN

• Bennigan’s, Al Safir Hotel
• Chili’s, Various Locations
• Tony Roma’s, Various Locations
• Ric’s Kountry Kitchen, Juffair
• IHOP, City Centre Bahrain

LATIN AMERICAN

• Brasa de Brazil, Seef Mall
• Margarita Mexicana, The Gulf Hotel
Bahrain Convention & Spa
• Senor Paco’s, Adliya
• Casa Mexicana, Adliya
• Brazil Rodizio Grill & Lounge, Adliya
• El Gringo, Hamala

STEAKHOUSE

• CUT By Wolfgang Puck, Four Seasons
Hotel Bahrain Bay
• Flames Steak & Seafood, ART Rotana
Amwaj Islands
• Legendz Steakhouse, InterContinental
Regency Bahrain
•La Sauvage, The Domain Hotel & Spa
• Plums, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
• The Meat Co., Block 338

BURGER JOINT

• Smash Burger, Seef
• Jasmi’s, Various Locations
• Shake Shack, City Centre Bahrain
• Dome, Various Locations
• Grub Shack, Hamala
• Dairy Queen, Various Locations
• Mooyah, Riffa

IN-MALL

• Aroma Express, The Mall Juffair
• Butcher Shop & Grill, City Centre Bahrain
• Hevea Café, Al Aali Shopping Complex
• Vapiano, City Centre Bahrain
• Paul Restaurant & Bakery, Seef Mall
• Wagamama, City Centre Bahrain
• Oishi Sushi, ABC Mall Juffair
• Marash, Various Locations
• Dajajio Chicken, Various Locations
• Subway, Various Locations

CASUAL DINING

• Hevea Café, Al Aali Shopping Complex
• Nu Asia, Various Locations
• Chez Sushi, Saar
• Romano’s Macaroni Grill
• Hakisushi, Juffair
• Lumee Street Café, Al Aali Shopping
Complex
• Oishi Sushi, The Mall Juffair
• Al Abraaj, Various Locations
• Subway, Various Locations

ALL-DAY DINING

• Flavours on 2, Downtown Rotana
• Al Safir Restaurant, Sheraton
Bahrain Hotel
• Dome, Various Locations
• Silk’s, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
• Bahrain Bay Kitchen, Four Seasons Hotel
Bahrain Bay
• Le Chocolat, Various Locations
• Citrus, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj
Islands
• Kolours, K Hotel

ALFRESCO DINING

• Meisei Rooftop, Block 338
• Café Amsterdam & La Vinoteca Barcelona, Adliya
• Thai Overlook, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
• Trader Vic’s
• Oliveto, Adliya
• Tapas, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
• Vento, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

BAR

• Boudoir, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
• Downtown, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
• Cut Bar & Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
• Cellar 59 Bar, Lounge, Tapas, ART Rotana Amwaj Island
• Time Café, Ramee Rose Hotel
• Trader Vic’s
• Bizarre Lounge, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre

LOUNGE

• Blue Moon Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel
Bahrain Bay
• Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef
• Elements Pool & Lounge, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
• Txoko, The Domain Hotel & Spa
• Ora Restaurant, Hotel Diva
• K Lounge, K Hotel
• Torino Restaurant & Lounge, Adliya

SHISHA LOUNGE

• Aroma Café, Seef
• Sip & Dip, Elite Seef Residence
• Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef
• Al Bindaira Café, Seef
• Veranda Café, Adliya
• Kasbah Restaurant & Lounge, Seef
• Ammar Times Cafe, Adliya

PUB

• Fiddlers Green, The Diplomat Radisson BluH otel
• Harvesters, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
• JJ ’s Irish Restaurant, Adliya
• Red Lions, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
• Sherlock Holmes, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Convention & Spa

CAFÉ

• Troufa, Al Raya Mall
• Le Chocolat, Various Locations
• Delilah’s, Najibi Centre
• Café Lilou, Various Locations
• Dome, Various Locations
• Hevea Café, Al Aali Shopping Complex
• Tilly’s, Jawad Dome
• Time Café, Ramee Rose Hotel
• Eat Café, Hamala

TEA ROOM

• Bay View Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel
Bahrain Bay
• The Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton,
Bahrain
• Tea Garden, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
• The Tea Room, Trousseau
• Espressamente Illy Café, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
• Furn Rotunda, The Westin Bahrain City Centre

PATISSERIE

• Cake Boutique, Seef
• Delice, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
• Haute Cupcakes, Seef
• Patisserie ART, ART Rotana Amwaj Island
• Macaron, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa
Sea & Spa
• Hevea Café, Al Aali Shopping Complex
• Jena Bakery, Muharraq
• Figs & Olives, The Domain Hotel & Spa
• Furn Bakery, The Westin Bahrain City Centre

COFFEEHOUSE

• Costa Coffee, Various Locations
• Starbucks, Various Locations
• Esquires, Various Locations
• Gloria Jean’s Coffee, Various Locations
• Caribou Coffee, Various Locations
• Columbus Café & Co, Various Locations
• Jasmi’s Coffee, Various Locations

BUSINESS LUNCH

• Lanterns, Riffa
• Golestan, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
• Nirvana, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
• Bushido Restaurant & Lounge, Seef
• Waves, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
• Flavours on 2, Downtown Rotana

THEMED NIGHT

• Monday’s Seafood Night, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
• Surf ‘n’ Turf, Royal Golf Club
• Izakaya Sundays, Bushido Restaurant & Lounge
• Wahine Tuesday, Trader Vic’s/Mai-Tai
• Sushi ART, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
• Steak Night, InterContinental Regency Bahrain

FRIDAY BRUNCH

• Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
• Choices, ART Rotana Amwaj Island
• Bahrain Bay Kitchen, Four Seasons Hotel
Bahrain Bay
• Baharat, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
• Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
• Le Domain & Le Sauvage, The Domain Hotel & Spa

FAMILY-FRIENDLY
BRUNCH

• Al Waha, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
• Choices, ART Rotana Amwaj Island
• Links, Royal Golf Club
• Flavours on 2, Downtown Rotana
• Crowne Plaza Bahrain
• Chocoholic Friday Brunch, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel

INDEPENDENT
WEEKEND BRUNCH

• Bushido Restaurant & Lounge
• Café Amsterdam & La Vinoteca Barcelona
• Meisei Friday Brunch
• Movenpick Thursday Night Out
• Traditional Roasts Weekend, Royal Golf Club

NEWCOMER

• Furn Bistro & Bakery, The Westin Bahrain
City Centre
• Hevea Café, Al Aali Shopping Complex
• Torino Restaurant & Lounge, Adliya
• Teatro, Downtown Rotana
• Troufa, Al Raya Mall
• Reem Al Bawadi, Ramada Manama City Centre
• Roti Boti, Al Areen Palace & Spa