Adliya’s ‘eat streets’ are narrow one-ways, perennially crowded with slow-moving traffic during hungry hours, where acquiring parking space is a test of patience. But it’s all worthwhile once you meld into the funky, groovy vibe of this hip district, where dining establishments stand shoulder-to-shoulder, each different from the other in cuisine, décor and price.
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n one of the peripheries of Adliya stands The Terminal, a new, sleek-looking parking facility that might be just what you need to be on time for that fancy dinner reservation some day. But if your agenda is at the diagonally opposite Gulf Hotel Bahrain, you won’t need it, of course. Two of the upscale dining outlets here bear the magic touch of Michelin-starred chefs, no less. Chef Vineet Bhatia has lent his signature to Rasoi by Vineet, the Indian finedining restaurant; and La Pergola by Perbellini presents the culinary prowess of Italian maestro, Giancarlo Perbellini. Other noted outlets are China Garden, Royal Thai and Margarita Mexicana. Sato is a favourite for Japanese delicacies and Zahle has a vivacious Lebanese atmosphere. Down the road, the less ostentatious, but charming Ramada by Wyndham Bahrain has Le 50 September 2019
Jardin Restaurant and The Exchange – An English Pub to its credit. While the former is a pleasant eatery offering a revamped menu, the pub is busy all week thanks to its attractive theme nights. The Palace Boutique Hotel’s The Orangery is favoured for its Victorian elegance and delicious food. Masso, frequented for its seasonal menus replete with cold cuts, prime steaks grilled to perfection, cheeses, and dishes full of freshness and flavour, is another staunch favourite.
McGettigans is known for its yummy pub food and drinks to be enjoyed while sitting in the outdoor garden, watching live sport or shaking a leg to the beats from the live band and DJ.
Think Irish, think pubs. Adliya has its fair share of watering holes, but JJ’s Irish Restaurant is the oldest and, arguably, the most popular one in town. Speaking of the Emerald Isle, Irish Village is a newly opened little hamlet serving a variety of cuisines in an Irish ambience, while
Adliya does good justice to the broad term ‘Asian cuisine’. Beginning with Indian food, Lanterns Lounge and Restaurant serves the maharaja’s grub, altered just enough to please the international palate without taking away from its rich essence. Pair your dishes with
Vol.23 - Issue 9 - Your guide to a great way of life