Dubai – MENA Herald: Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public stock retail operator in the UAE, has announced the opening of Bahrain’s first Reem Al Bawadi Restaurant and Café, representing the latest in a series of expansions for the restaurant across the GCC.
The new franchise in Bahrain represents the 11th branch of Reem Al Bawadi throughout the GCC and is the fifth new addition since Marka acquired the chain in the second quarter of 2015. Having gained a well-deserved reputation as a family-friendly restaurant, it is renowned for its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and superb hospitality.
Marka Group CEO, Nick Peel said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our first restaurant in Bahrain, as Marka continues to deliver Reem Al Bawadi’s expansion across the GCC. We are confident that this latest edition will continue to deliver the high standards of award-winning cuisine that has become synonymous with the brand.”
The restaurant is ideally located at Ramada Manama City Centre Hotel, Al Seef District in the heart of Manama, and a few minutes’ walk away from the City Centre Mall, the nation’s most popular retail and leisure destination. Reem Al Bawadi’s brand-new Bahrain edition will serve its well-known traditional Middle Eastern cuisine and signature cocktails. Its environment features both indoor and outdoor seating areas with total capacity of 450, and a terrace area with an exclusive shisha area facing the sea.
Marka Hospitality Managing Director, Hesham Almekkawi said: “We are proud to open yet another Reem Al Bawadi restaurant, taking the total number across the GCC to 11, with yet more to come. We see strong demand for concepts like Reem Al Bawadi in this region, and we are confident that this new restaurant will prove a big hit with the Bahrain locals and visitors from Saudi Arabia, who come for our welcoming atmosphere, warm service and delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.”
Reem Al Bawadi’s popularity has enabled it to grow from a single outlet in 2001 to become one of the largest, best known and most highly-regarded local food and beverage institutions in the UAE. It has collected several accolades including the What’s On Dubai Awards 2014 & 2015, in the coveted ‘Affordable Dining’ category. Furthermore, Reem al Bawadi was the recipient of ‘Best Middle Eastern Restaurant’ at the prestigious BBC Good Food ME Awards 2014.