Charlie Cooksey shares his experience at the Royal Golf Club’s Thursday Night Brunch.
I’ll be honest – Bahrain has made me lazy… driving any longer than 2 minutes to get to a meeting or grab a bite to eat feels like a real mission. Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but I think we can all agree that travelling 10 minutes or more seems like a bit of a trek on this Island. So, driving from Amwaj to the Royal Golf Club on a Thursday night seemed a distance to go but let me tell you that it was TOTALLY worth it.
Recently, we were delighted to receive an invite to review the Royal Golf Club’s Thursday Night Brunch. I know what you’re thinking – brunch? Breakfast-lunch… at night? Well it works. The Royal Golf Club have recently started this concept and it happens every Thursday night from 7pm until 11pm at their Links restaurant. The brunch is the perfect way to kick start the weekend in style, and for those who are partial to a glass or two (or three) of bubbly; you’ll have a longer time for recovery!
The way it works is slightly different to the usual concept of the brunch we’re used to; Royal Golf Club offer an ‘a la carte’ menu from which you can order whatever you like and as much as you like – an absolute foodie’s dream that offers the luxury of having each dish prepared as per your request. The menu is vast and spans wide, catering for all taste buds. Options on the menu include cold selection, hot selection and house favourite.
In the cold selection, diners can choose from the mezzeh buffet as well as other dishes including: pan fried foie gras, toasted brioche, fig chutney, seared scallops, peking duck wraps, baked oysters, a selection of sushi, and a lot more. In another note, you can enjoy tasty dishes like beef tenderloin, lamb shank and pan fried sea bass from the hot selection. By far what I enjoyed most was the Fish & Chips, which by the way I didn’t order, a friend did, but the beauty of this brunching concept and the way it’s presented means sharing dishes works well.
Which takes me onto the next thing – the presentation. All is served in fine style and small dishes with delicious sauces. They also offer a ‘cocktail of the week’ which was really refreshing and presented beautifully – which gets me excited to visit next time to see what new cocktail they’ll be crafting?! Presentation is a major factor when eating out and Royal Golf Club have got it to a tee. See what I did there?
Royal Golf Club Thursday Night Brunch may well be a new tradition each week/fortnight and certainly is a great way to end a working week (or start the weekend) – away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fine food, great selection, refreshing cocktails and feel-good live music… How could you possibly go wrong?
The a la carte brunch with unlimited selected beverages is priced at BD26 net per person while the a la carte brunch with unlimited selected soft drinks is priced at BD18 net per person. Children under 12 years can enjoy the brunch for BD9 net.
Links Lounge and Restaurant, located on the mezzanine floor of the Club House, is a one-of-kind outlet which offers views of the stunning golf course and plenty of greenery, which is something I love to see. There is also a cosy and relaxing outdoor terrace and a cool cocktail bar offering well-crafted tipples.
– Fish & Chips
– Peking Duck Wraps
– Grilled Beef Tenderloin
– Gourmet Angus Beef Sliders
For info and reservations, call Tel.
+973 1775 1262