A light, airy restaurant overlooking the coast at JBR, this value-for-money spot at The Beach is an excellent place to stop off for an evening meal. Bahria has a big outdoor terrace, for when the weather allows, as well as spacious dining room complete with coffee bar. The menu is at first glance intriguing. Essentially, it serves Arabic mezze, but in place of meat we have fish. So there’s fish kibbeh, fish shawarma and fish tagine. However, on closer inspection, almost all of the dishes on the main menu contain the local, but unsustainable, hammour. It’s possible to avoid it if you pick from the fish market-style counter, or order from the cold mezze selections, but it severely limits your choice. We’d recommend the shrimp and cheese croquettes and fried calamari, which both come with great dips, while the warm bread that comes with the hummus and other cold dishes is fantastic. There’s a lot of competition at The Beach, which might account for Bahria often having spare tables, but the food certainly warrants a visit. While the ecologically-minded among us might not be happy with the amount of hammour on the menu, there are other options that you can turn to.