España in Manama

La Vinoteca Barcelona introduces a new taste of Spain in the heart of Adliya!

Home to authentic Spanish cuisine at Block 338, award-winning restaurant La Vinoteca Barcelona now boasts an entirely rejuvenated experience. This includes a reimagined venue and menus, solidifying its reputation as a little piece of ‘España’ in Manama.

“We’ve been constantly incorporating feedback and improving on the experience we offer since we opened in 2014,” said James Johnston, the head of the restaurants’ division of BMMI Group, which owns the restaurant. “This new launch is the most comprehensive update we’ve had, with the aim of creating an even better all-around experience at the new La Vinoteca Barcelona. The new menus still feature some of our customer favourites but are now enhanced with some exciting new dishes from Chef Joan. The creation of this menu is about delivering authentic, excellent quality food but at prices that make us far more accessible.”

The new revamp to Bahrain’s premier Spanish restaurant is about affordable luxury, with La Vinoteca Barcelona’s new menu being built on balance and choice. Foodies and beverage connoisseurs will find something to delight them, no matter what their budget or taste.

“Our new menu offers a diverse and flexible range of authentic Spanish tapas, mains, desserts and beverages to match your mood,” said the restaurant’s Spanish Executive Chef, Joan Gomez.


Chef Joan has been passionate about good food from a young age. At 13, he was already assisting his father in the kitchen of a restaurant along Barcelona’s coast. Since then, he’s graduated from a prestigious catering school, trained in Michelin Star restaurants and worked all around the globe.

“I’ve been inspired by my Spanish roots and the amazing quality of Bahraini ingredients and culture that we are able to infuse into our cuisine. Our kitchen is always buzzing, with our team experimenting until they perfect exciting flavours. I truly believe that when the festive energy of Spain meets the warm spirit of Bahrain, something incredible happens,” said Joan.

The venue has also been refitted to reflect the warmth, elegance and intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a core element of both Spanish and Bahraini cultures – the joy of sharing good food. In a nod to the restaurant’s partnership with Bodegas Torres in Spain, the interior has been tailored to resemble the staves of a wooden barrel. The colour palette of the restaurant is now deeper and the seating is designed to be more comfortable and intimate – perfect for a big group or for a memorable date night.

While the restaurant has already built a solid reputation as Bahrain’s most authentic Spanish restaurant, even recently winning the 2017 Citi Fact award for Best Mediterranean restaurant in Bahrain, the new revamp and more accessible options ensure that is positioned as a spot to be regularly enjoyed.


La Vinoteca Barcelona’s kitchen is open every day, from noon to midnight. The bar is open from noon to midnight, Saturday to Tuesday, and from noon to 2 am from Wednesday to Friday. For reservations and inquiries please call +973 1700 7808 or email hola@vinotecabcn.com