Restaurants

Top Choice Syrian in Amman

Rosa Damascena

Rosa Damascena brings a welcome taste of Syria to Amman. The variety of hot and cold mezze is mouthwatering – make particular space on your plate for dips of mohammara be jouz (ground walnuts with pomegranate and ch…
Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Sufra

Housed in a lovely old villa with a terrace garden, this really is the place to eat well, and Sufra is about as good as it gets when it comes to traditional Jordanian cuisine. The signature mansaf (chicken or lamb o…
Top Choice Jordanian in Al Markaziyah

Bait El Khetyar

This can't-miss, mostly Jordanian hotspot makes Abu Dhabi's best shawarma, carved from two massive pits (one chicken, one beef) and served sandwiched, sliced or plated to legions of connoisseurs in simple yet stylis…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Amman

Reem Cafeteria

There are hundreds of shoebox-sized shawarma (meat sliced off a spit and stuffed in a pocket of pita-type bread with chopped tomatoes and garnish) kiosks in Amman but few that have the customers queuing down the str…
Top Choice Iranian in Kashan

Mirrors Restaurant

It is worth dining in this fabulous little restaurant for the sheer pleasure of sitting in pools of coloured light by day and under a canopy of mirrored stars at night. Ask for the daily stew and relax in the compan…
Top Choice Lebanese in Bekaa Valley

Tawlet Ammiq

Ask any Lebanese foodie to nominate their top choice for a weekend culinary adventure, and they are likely to say Tawlet Ammiq, the Bekaa Valley branch of Souk El Tayeb, a Beirut-based outfit that runs a farmers mar…
Top Choice Jordanian in Amman

Zuwwadeh Restaurant

Highly popular with Fuheis locals and discerning expats from Amman, the ambience at Zuwwadeh is lively and warm. The food is delicious, especially the fatteh (fried bread) with hummus, meat or chicken and pine nuts …
Top Choice Jordanian in Umm Qais

Umm Qais Resthouse

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 Gali…
Top Choice Iranian in Shiraz

Haft Khan

Wildly popular with fashionable Shirazis, this enormous restaurant complex near Quran Gateway offers four types of dining experience: there’s a generous buffet on the ground floor, a fast-food court on the 2nd floor…
Top Choice Lebanese in Beirut

Tawlet

There are loads of great restaurants in Beirut, but there's only one that commands the respect of every farmer, chef and foodie in the country – and that's Tawlet. Showcasing farm-fresh (often organic) produce and p…