Umm Qais Resthouse

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Without doubt one of the best parts of visiting the Gadara 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 the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights and the peaks of Lebanon, it’s the perfect venue for lunch or an early dinner.

Located inside a converted Ottoman house, the restaurant is part of a famed consortium of top-notch restaurants in Jordan and offers an impressive seasonal menu highlighting fresh produce, regional wines and locally raised meats. In spring the open-air terrace is surrounded by flowers that look good enough to sprinkle on your salad.

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