The cream of the Kingdom’s food and beverage (F&B) and hospitality sectors, VIP guests and our partners turned out as we gathered to celebrate the Fact Dining Awards Bahrain 2023.

Now in its 14th edition, this year’s gala ceremony attracted a record 452 guests and was held at The Art Hotel & Resort, Amwaj. It featured several new categories, including the much-anticipated Chef of the Year, which was awarded purely through public votes to the very deserving Roaya Saleh of Villa Mamas.

As always, two winners were chosen in each of the other 54 categories – the Favourites, selected by a public on-line vote, and the Best, chosen by industry experts and the FACT editorial team.

This year’s awards saw more than 800 nominations across categories ranging from family-friendly and brunch to speciality offerings, regional cuisines and newcomers. And, on top of all these, came the awards for Overall Favourite Restaurant, which was won by Fiamma at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, and Overall Best Restaurant, which was won by CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay.

Approximately 65,000 people cast individual votes and, for the second year running, there was an uptick in performance by individual operators, a sure indicator of the health of the sector.

FACT Magazines Group Publisher, Rami Khalil, said: “With every awards, I am always amazed and grateful at the support we receive from both the industry and our readers and voters. It was our great pleasure to host the Fact Dining Awards 2023 which, I believe was one of our best events to date, and we look forward to welcoming everybody back again next year.”

A great deal of hard work and planning went into the event which was made possible with the support of our generous partners:

The Art Hotel & Resort, Audi Centre Bahrain, BMMI, the Ahlan app, Bidfood, Vatel Bahrain – International Hospitality School, Anorris Events, HSP Marketing and Asgharali.

See you all again in 2024!