Best restaurants in Petra

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in The Ancient City

    Basin Restaurant

    The Basin serves a wide spread of international dishes, including a healthy selection of salads, fresh falafel and barbecued spicy sausage. Lots of desserts are also on offer, including fruit and umm ali (dessert of filo pastry, butter, raisins and nuts baked in milk). There's a fully air-conditioned interior seating area or groups sit by the ravine under canvas while independent travellers are given tables under the trees.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Wadi Musa

    Al Saraya Restaurant

    Serving a top-notch international buffet in an elegant banquet hall, this fine-dining restaurant offers a quality of dishes that matches the general opulence of the Mövenpick Hotel in which it is located. It's worth leaving time for a nightcap in the grand, wood-panelled bar afterwards, which sports a roaring fire in the hearth in winter or a rooftop cocktail in summer.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Wadi Musa

    Al Qantarah

    Wadi Musa's best restaurant specialises in Jordanian food and serves up to 500 people in one lunch sitting. There is no menu – lunch and dinner are buffet style with 15 kinds of salads and mezze, eight meat and soup dishes and eight kinds of dessert. There's a cooking station and live music every day in the delightful, traditional dining rooms.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Wadi Musa

    Oriental Restaurant

    This main-street favourite offers tasty grills and Jordanian fare, such as mensaf (Bedouin dish of lamb on a bed of rice). The outdoor terrace, bedecked with Doric columns, makes a sociable hang-out after the long hike back from Petra.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Red Cave Restaurant

    Cavernous and friendly, this restaurant serves local Bedouin specialities, including mensaf (Bedouin dish of lamb on a bed of rice) and makloubeh (chicken, rice, vegetables and spices cooked together and turned 'upside down'). It’s a popular travellers’ meeting point and a cosy place to come on a chilly evening or to catch the breeze on a hot summer’s day.

  • Restaurants in The Ancient City

    Nabataean Tent Restaurant

    With simple Jordanian dishes and one or two international favourites, this casual restaurant occupies a lovely spot under blue-flowering jacaranda trees (they flower in May). The proprietors rustle up a generous packed lunch with bread, cheese, cucumber, falafel, yoghurt and cake for a bargain JD7; it can be eaten on the spot with a Turkish coffee if you wish.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Petra Magic Restaurant

    A sumptuous buffet of lentil soup, 18 kinds of salad and mezze, eight hot dishes and a pasta station make this dedicated restaurant, on the approach into central Wadi Musa, a good-value lunch venue. The views from the panoramic windows lend an added incentive to make the hike out of town.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Zawaya Restaurant

    With a coffee shop atmosphere, this new restaurant in the heart of Wadi Musa looks set to become a travellers' meeting place with tables outside and a fashionable interior. The chefs are from Jordan and the US, and the theme of the menu is Mediterranean, Jordanian and Italian.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Sandstone Restaurant

    This popular restaurant offers simple fare of tasty mixed grills, salad and mezze and has an outdoor terrace that is particularly popular at lunchtime. Beer and wine is discreetly served outside or served with greater aplomb for an indoor party over tasty Jordanian dishes.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Beit Al Barakah Restaurant

    This pleasant coffeeshop with its floral window boxes is right on the roundabout at the centre of town and is a pleasant place to sit with a Turkish coffee (JD1). The shawarma sandwiches, one of only a handful of snacks on offer, are generous enough to make a meal of it.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Al Afandi Restaurant

    Located just off the Shaheed roundabout, this tiny cafe, decorated with potted plants, does a thriving trade in boxed meals of 'shawarma, chips and picks (pickles)'. The two tables on the street-side terrace are a handy perch for watching the world go by.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Bin Bukhara Restaurant

    Selling rotisserie-style barbecued chicken and kebabs, this popular restaurant on the one-way loop round the centre of Wadi Musa (diagonally opposite Petra Butchery BBQ) is just the place to satisfy an appetite after the long slog up from Petra.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Mövenpick Hotel Ice Cream Parlour

    After a hot day’s hiking in Petra, it’s hard to resist a Swiss ice cream from the hotel's foyer cafe. The ice creams are also dispatched through the window on Tourism St.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Sanabel Bakery

    Good for putting together a picnic, the Sanabel Bakery sells a delicious range of Arab sweets.

  • Restaurants in Wadi Musa

    Sunrise Supermarket

    This handy shop near the entrance to Petra sells all the necessary ingredients of a picnic for a day's walking in the Ancient City, including fruit and bottled water.