In November 2018, FACT will be hosting the annual Fact Dining Awards Bahrain. This is your chance to vote for your favourite venues and win prizes! But before the voting goes live, we are publishing a shortlist of potential nominees, and we want your input. Browse through the list to see if your favourites are made it, and if we’re missing a worthy contender, give us a shout at awards@fact-magazine.com.

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • BAHARAT, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • CAFE AMSTERDAM, Adliya
  • TRADER VIC’s, Seef
  • LINKS, Royal Golf Club
  • NOMAD URBAN EATERY, Seef
  • MY CAFE, Adliya
  • SILK’s, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
  • CHOICES, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • CAMALOT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, Adliya
  • MAHONIA, Adliya
  • CELLULOID, Amwaj Islands

 

ITALIAN – FINE DINING

  • PRIMAVERA, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • LA PERGOLA BY PERBELLINI, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • FIAMMA, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • OLIVETO, Adliya
  • MEDZO, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • VENTO, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • CAFE ITALIA, Adliya

 

ITALIAN – CASUAL DINING

  • ROSSO, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • OTTO, Hamala Hills
  • FATTO, Seef
  • CUCINA ITALIANA, Juffair
  • CICO’s, Adliya
  • SAN CARLO CICCHETTI, Al Aali Complex
  • MARZIPAN, Galleria Mall
  • TRATTORIA, Wyndham Garden Manama

 

MEDITERRANEAN

  • LA VINOTECA BARCELONA, Adliya
  • TORINO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Adliya
  • PREGO, Royal Golf Club
  • FLORENCE, Adliya
  • MASSO, Palace Boutique Hotel
  • CACAO LOUNGE & RESTAURANT, Riffa
  • YA HALA, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands
  • LA MED, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • YA HALA, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island

 

MIDDLE EASTERN

  • SAFFRON BY JENA, Muharraq
  • DAR ZOWAYED, ADliya
  • SAFFRON, Al Areen Palace & Spa
  • MARASH, Muharraq
  • FURN BISTRO & BAKERY, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
  • LUMEE SARR KITCHEN, Saar
  • AL ABRAJ, Various Locations

 

LEBANESE

  • PASHAWAT, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • ZAHLE, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • ABD EL WAHAB, Moda Mall
  • RAYES, Coral Bay
  • REEM AL BAWADI, Ramada Manama City Centre
  • ZAYT ZAYTOON, Various Locations
  • CAFE BLANC, Seef
  • WAFI GOURMET, City Centre Bahrain
  • AREESH, Amwaj Islands

 

SEAFOOD

  • LA MER, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • SAMAK, Coral Bay
  • REEF FISH MARKET, Reef Island
  • LA PERLE FISHMARKET, Novotel Al Dana Resort
  • THE FISH MARKET, Al Bander Hotel & Resort
  • WAVES, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • LE DOMAIN, The Domain Hotel & Spa

 

IRANIAN

  • TAKHT JAMSHEED, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • ISFAHANI, Various Locations
  • GOLESTAN, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • PERSIAN GARDEN RESTAURANT, Al Aali Mall
  • TEHRAN GRILLS, Daih

 

JAPANESE

  • MEISEI, Adliya
  • BUSHIDO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Seef
  • MAKI, Moda Mall
  • SATO, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • IMARI, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • SUMO SUSHI & BENTO, Various Locations
  • RUKA, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
  • MIRAI, Adliya
  • ORA RESTAURANT, Hotel Diva

 

TURKISH

  • KOSEBASI, City Centre Bahrain
  • NAMLI, Seef
  • MADO, Seef
  • TURKISH MASHAWI, Ramli Mall
  • BOLULU HASAN USTA BAHRAIN, Manama
  • GUZEL TURKISH RESTAURANT, Manama

 

CHINESE

  • CHINA GARDEN, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • P.F.CHANGS, City Centre Bahrain
  • DAVIDS STIR FRY CRAZY, Adliya
  • SOIE, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • HONG KONG, Um Al Hassam
  • BEIJING RESTAURANT, Adliya

 

INDIAN – FINE DINING

  • NIRVANA, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • SPICES, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • RASOI BY VINEET, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • IT’s MIRCHI, Ramee International Hotel
  • RIVAAJ, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • ROTI BOTI, Al Areen Palace & Spa
  • JASHAN, Wyndham Garden Manama

 

INDIAN – CASUAL DINING

  • MEWAR, Galleria Mall
  • LANTERNSs, Various Locations
  • COPPER CHIMNEY RESTAURANT, Seef
  • AKBAR, Ramada Palace Hotel
  • ASHA’S, Various Locations
  • NATTINPURAM, Ramee Baisan Hotel
  • SWAGAT, Manama Souq

 

NORTH AMERICAN

  • BENNIGAN’s, Al Safir Hotel
  • CHILI’s, Various Locations
  • TONY ROMA’s, Various Locations
  • RIC’s COUNTRY KITCHEN, Juffair
  • IHOP, City Centre Bahrain
  • T.G.I. Fridays, Manama
  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE, The Avenues Bahrain

 

LATIN AMERICAN

  • BRASA DE BRAZIL, Juffair
  • VIA BRAZIL, Wyndham Garden Manama
  • BRAZIL RODIZIO GRILL & LOUNGE, Adliya
  • BIG TEXAS BBQ AND WAFFLE HOUSE, Juffair
  • BONGOS SUBS & SPUDS, Segaya
  • VIA BRAZIL, Wyndham Garden Mamama

 

 

MEXICAN

  • MARGARITA MEXICANA, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • SENOR PACO’s, Adliya
  • CASA MEXICANA, Adliya
  • CANTINA KAHLO, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • CALEXICO, Adliya
  • EL GINGO, Hamala

 

STEAKHOUSE

  • CUT BY WOLFGANG PUK, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • FLAMES STEAK & SEAFOOD, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • LEGENDZ STEAKHOUSE, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • PLUMS, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • LE SAUVAGE, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • THE MEAT CO., Adliya
  • THE FOUNDY, Adliya

 

BURGER JOINT

  • CRAVE, Seef
  • THE Grub Shack, Hamala
  • SLIDER STATION, Adliya
  • MOOYAH, Riffa
  • SHAKE SHACK, Various Locations
  • THE BLOCK, Seef
  • BLUEFIELD BURGER, Juffair
  • FIVE GUYS, The Avenues Bahrain
  • FIREFLY BURGER, Hala Plaza

 

IN-MALL

  • BUTCHER SHOP & GRILL City Centre Bahrain
  • DEAN & DELUCA, The Avenues Bahrain
  • VAPIANO, City Centre Bahrain
  • PAUL RESTAURNAT & BAKERY Seef Mall
  • WAGAMMAMA, City Centre Bahrain
  • LUMEE SARR KITCHEN, Saar Mall
  • THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, The Avenues Bahrain

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

  • LUMEE, Various Locations
  • DOME CAFE, Various Locations
  • MARASH, Various Locations
  • NINO, Seef
  • CHEZ SUSHI, Saar
  • AL ABRAAJ, Various Locations
  • YA SALAM, Various Locations
  • THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, The Avenues Bahrain

 

CASUAL DINING

  • NU ASIA, Seef
  • LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN, The Avenues Bahrain
  • THE BLOCK, Seef
  • BAKER & SPICE, Al Aali Shopping Complex
  • NORMAD URBAN KITCHEN, Seef
  • THE FLORIST’S DAUGHTER, Al Aali Shopping Complex
  • FATTO, Seef
  • PASSION RESTAURNANT & LOUNGE, Adliya

 

ALL-DAY DINING

  • FLAVOURS ON 2, Downtown Rotana
  • AL SAFIR RESTAURANT , Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • SILK’s Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
  • THE EATERY, The Grove Hotel Bahrain
  • LE CHOCOLATE, Various Locations
  • SWISS CAFE, Swiss-Belhotel Seef
  • ATMOSPHERE, Wyndham Grand Manama
  • THE PALM LOUNGE, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain
  • CAFE MOSAIC, Wyndham Garden Manama

 

AL FRESCO DINING

  • MEISIE ROOFTOP, Adliya
  • CAFE AMSTERDAM & LA VINOTECA BARCELONA, Adliya
  • THAI LOUNGE, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • CALEXICO, Adliya
  • TRADER VIC’s, Seef
  • TAPAS, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • VENTO POOLSIDE, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • LANTERNS, Adliya
  • LA PLAGE, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • YA HALA, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands
  • TERRASSE@28, Wyndham Garden Manama

 

VALUE-FOR-MONEY

  • COCO’s, Adliya
  • HASH HOUSE, Adliya
  • AL ABRAJ Various Locations
  • EMMAWASH, Budaiya
  • SAFFRON BY JENA, Muharraq
  • FOODS AT HOME, Budaiya
  • TAKE AWAY, Seef
  • CHARCOAL GRILL, Manama

 

BUSINESS LUNCH

  • GOLESTAN, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • NIRVANA, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
  • WAVES, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • FLAVOURS ON 2, Downtown Rotana
  • CUT BY WOLFGANG PUK, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • BUSHIDO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Seef
  • MEDZO, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • BAHARAT, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • EAST MEET WEST BUSINESS LUNCH, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

 

THEMED NIGHTS

  • GULF NIGHT OUT, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • KHALEEJI NIGHT, Elite Seef Residence
  • ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK AT LA MOSAIQUE, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • WEDNESDAY BBQ NIGHT, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • FLAMBE NIGHT AT WAIKIKI, Elite Crystal Hotel
  • SEAFOOD NIGHT, Wyndham Grand Manama
  • ASIAN STREET FOOD AT SOIE, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel

 

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 Islands
  • TADER VIC’s, Seef
  • CALEXICO, Adliya
  • CIGAR LOUNGE Gallery 21
  • BURLINGTON CLUB, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

 

LOUNGE

  • BLUE MOON LOUNGE, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • ELEMENTS POOL AND LOUNGE, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • TXOKO, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • HAZEL ROOFTOP LOUNGE, Adliya
  • ALTO LOUNGE, Downtown Rotana
  • BIZARRE LOUNGE, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • CODA JAZZ lounge, Juffair
  • THE PALM LOUNGE, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

 

PUB

  • FILDDLERS GREEN , The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa
  • HARVESTERS, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • JJ’s IRISH RESTAURANT, Adliya
  • RED LIONS Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • PLAYERS LOUNGE, Wyndham Garden Manama
  • CLUB 360, Juffair

 

SHISHA LOUNGE

  • AROMA CAFE, Seef
  • SIP & DIP, Elite Seef Residence
  • AL BINDAIRA CAFE, Seef
  • VERANDA CAFE, Adliya
  • AMMAR TIMES CAFE, Adliya
  • KASBAH RESTAURAN & LOUNGE, Seef
  • MAWASIM RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, galleria Mall
  • MARZIPAN, Galleria Mall
  • AL HADIQA POOL AND BEACH, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

 

CAFÉ

  • LE CHOCOLATE, Various Locations
  • CAFE LILOU, Various Locations
  • FAUCHON PARIS, Moda Mall
  • ANGELINA PARIS, Adliya
  • GALLERY CAFE, Adliya

 

TEA ROOM

  • BAY VIEW LOUNGE, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • The RITZ GOURMET LOUNGE, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • TEA GARDEN, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa
  • THE TEA ROOM, Trousseau
  • ESPRESSAMENTE ILLY CAFE, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • FURN ROTUNDA, The Westin Bahrain City Centre

 

PATISSERIE

  • CAKE COUTIQUE, Seef
  • DELICE, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • HAUTE CUPCAKE, Seef
  • PATISSERIE ART, ART Rotana Amwaj Island
  • MACARON, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • JENA BAKERY, Muharraq
  • FIGS & OLIVES, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • FURN BAKERY, The Westin Bahrain City Centre

 

COFFEEHOUSE

  • COFFEE REPUBLIC, Various Locations
  • COSTA COFFEE, Various Locations
  • STARBUCKS, Various Locations
  • ESQUIRES, Various Locations
  • GLORIA JEAN’s & COFFEE, Various Locations
  • CARIBOU COFFEE, Various Locations
  • COLUMBUS CAFE & CO, Various Locations
  • % ARABICA, The Avenues Bahrain
  • DOSE, Zallaq

 

LADIES NIGHT

  • MEISEI, Adliya
  • CALLAR 59, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • AL NADA LOUNGE, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • WAHINE TUESDAY, Trader Vics’s
  • MEZZANINE LOUNGE, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
  • TXOKO LOUNGE, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • BLUE MOON LOUNGE, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

 

FRIDAY BRUNCH

  • THE GRAND FRIDAY BRUNCH , Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • BAHRAIN BAY KITCHEN , Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • BAHRAIN’S SWEETEST BRUNCH, Baharat, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
  • Le Domain [34] & LE SAUVAGE, The Domain Hotel & Spa
  • FRIDAY JAZZ BRUNCH, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain
  • LA MED, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BRUNCH

  • GULF GRAND BRUNCH, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
  • FLAVOURS ON 2, Downtown Rotana
  • ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS FRIDAY BRUNCH, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • CHOICES, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • CONSTRUCTION BRUNCH, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
  • FAMILY BRUNCH AT ATMOSPHERE, Wyndham Grand Manama
  • CAFE MOSAIC, Wyndham Garden Manama

 

SATURDAY BRUNCH

  • RE/ASIAN CUISINE BY WOLFGANG PUCK, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • ANGHAAM BRUNCH AT TAPAS, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • ROSSO, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • CANTINA KAHLO, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

 

INDEPENDENT WEEKEND BRUNCH

  • BUSHIDO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE , Seef
  • CAFE AMSTERDAM & LA VINOTECA BARCELONA, Adliya
  • SATURDAY & SUNDAY ROAST, Lanterns Restaurant
  • RIC’s COUNTRY KITCHEN  Juffair
  • BBQ SATURDAYS AT AL HADIQA POOL AND BEACH, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain

 

NEWCOMER

  • RIVAAJ, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • SAN CARLO CICCHETTI, Al Aali Complex
  • MARZIPAN, Galleria Mall
  • FLAVOURS OF MOROCCO, Ramada Hotel & Suites – Amwaj Islands
  • BEBABEL, The Avenues Bahrain
  • MEWAR, The Galleria
  • VIA BRAZIL, Wyndham Garden Manama
  • PLAY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain
  • KATSUYA BY STARCK, The Avenues Bahrain
  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE, The Avenues Bahrain
  • 400 GRADI, The Avenues Bahrain
  • JACK’S BAHRAIN, Riffa
  • VIA BRAZIL, Wyndham Garden Manama
  • YA HALA, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands

 

RAMADAN TENT EXPERIENCE

  • LAYALI AL ZALLAQ TENT, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • AL BAHRAIN BALLROOM, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
  • MASAYA PAVILION, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • KHAIMAT AL KHALEEJ, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
  • NOOR TENT, Elite Resort & Spa
  • QASR AL SULTAN TENT, Al Areen Palace & Spa

 

RAMADAN IFTAR

  • CHOICES RESTAURANT & TERRACE, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands
  • AL MAHA TEXT, Downtown Rotana
  • LA MOSAIQUE, Crowne Plaza Bahrain
  • AWALI BALLROOM, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
  • SELECTIONS, InterContinental Regency Bahrain
  • FURN BISTRO & BAKERY, The Westin Bahrain City Centre
  • AL MURJAN BALLROOM, Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
  • THE PALM LOUNGE, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain