Restaurants

Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Zuwwadeh Restaurant

The Jordanian cuisine at the Zuwwadeh Restaurant is delicious, especially the fatteh (fried bread) with hummus, meat or chicken and pine nuts – the ‘wedding fatteh’ is complemented by tomato and cardamom. You can ch…
Top Choice Jordanian in Madaba

Haret Jdoudna Complex

Popular with locals and discerning diners from Amman, and set in one of Madaba’s restored old houses, this restaurant is a Madaba favourite. Sit indoors by a roaring fire in winter or in the shaded courtyard in summ…
Top Choice Jordanian in Umm Qais

Umm Qais Resthouse

Without doubt, one of the best parts of the Umm Qais site is pausing to take refreshment at the Umm Qais Resthouse, perched atop a small hill in the heart of the ruins. With stunning views over Galilee, the Golan an…
Top Choice Jordanian in Wadi Musa

Sahtain

This delightful restaurant at the Taybet Zaman is as much an experience as a seriously tasty supper. With a cavernous, vaulted interior and a flower-bedecked terrace, the restaurant specialises in traditional Arabic…
Top Choice Falafel in Amman

Hashem Restaurant

You haven’t tried falafel until you’ve eaten here. This legendary eatery, run for half a century by a Turkish family, is so popular with locals and visitors alike that there’s stiff competition for tables, many of w…
Top Choice Lebanese in Jerash

Lebanese House

Nicknamed ‘Umm Khalil’, this rambling restaurant, which has served more than five million customers since 1977, is a national treasure. Try the fresh almonds while you wait for sizzling mezze and fresh-baked bread. …
Top Choice Buffet 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 (a bread-pu…
Top Choice Seafood in Aqaba

Captain’s Restaurant

Serving consistently good quality seafood, including sayadieh (fish served with rice in an onion and tomato sauce) and seafood salad, this is a perennially popular choice for locals with something to celebrate. The …
Top Choice Italian in Aqaba

Royal Yacht Club Restaurant

With views of the marina, this elegant, wood-panelled restaurant is the place to savour a romantic sunset and mingle with Aqaba’s nouveau riche. The mostly Italian menu includes Mediterranean favourites like crab, a…
Top Choice Jordanian in Aqaba

Ali Baba Restaurant

With its wooden awning, leafy cannas and potted palm trees, this favourite still draws the crowds. The outdoor seating area wrapped around the corner facade is a good vantage point for people-watching. In the evenin…