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Mahonia Review: Redefining fine dining in Bahrain

When it comes to fine dining, Bahrain offers a plethora of culinary delights. This island is awash with remarkable chefs well-versed in serving up fancy cuisine. However, none of these restaurants captivated us like Mahonia did.

Nestled in the heart of Bahrain’s fashionable dining district of Adliya, Mahonia ushers in a new era of fine dining with its gastronomic degustation menu concept unlike any other in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf. Just recently, we had the chance to try this Bahrain’s Best Restaurants Awards winner.

A highly sought-after dining destination, Mahonia delivers an authentic gastronomic experience with a choice of a 7-course degustation menu, expertly paired by the sommelier with the finest beverages from the restaurant’s extensive cellar. A part of the Mahonia’s charm is its exclusivity and the fact that it is constantly coming up with new menus to interpret different themes.

The restaurant only has seven tables and offers guests ever-changing menus. During our visit, the latest menu was inspired by the Kingdom of Bahrain – offering dishes that draw from the island’s rich heritage.

We tried deliciously refined dishes, like the ‘Mother of Pearl’, a white gazpacho sphere with sea herbs, caviar and sand made from miso oil.

Mother of Pearl

The ‘Salted Hamour Baradade’ with hazelnut, lemon and dill was nothing short of fantastic. Each course went further to excite our taste buds and imagination.

Salted Hamour brandade, hazelnut, lemon and dill

Apart from the magnificent culinary adventure, Mahonia’s lavish design and sophisticated interiors elevated our experience. The restaurant is ornamented with plush furniture, priceless works of art adorning the walls, handmade Murano glass sculptures and impeccable tableware.

Endlessly elegant and mind-blowing, only a few things quite match the opulence of sitting down at Mahonia. We think it goes without saying that this was one of the most incredible, most memorable dining experiences we’ve ever had.

@mahoniabh | +973 1700 0071

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