Restaurants

Top Choice Barbecue in Sfax

Saffoud Abid

This wonderfully authentic medina favourite is where shoppers come for lamb brochette lunches, the meat grilled to order in an ashy pit. Opposite, their (nameless) seafood place serves heaping plates of octopus stew…
Tunisian in Monastir

El Grotte del Corsario

Don’t be put off by the tacky pirate sign as you approach the headland; this unusual restaurant is a great address. Set in a maze of caves (once used by local pirates), part of which is open-topped, El Grotte serves…
Tunisian in Sousse

Restaurant du Peuple

Hearty meat and couscous dishes are served at this pleasant little establishment, just inside the medina walls next to Hôtel de Paris. The menu complet includes starters (brik, soup, salade Tunisienne etc), dessert …
Seafood in Sfax

Restaurant Le Corail

Next to Hôtel Thyna, this place has been so keen on playing the sophisticated card that it’s become a bit bland. The food isn’t bad, however, particularly if you stick to the house speciality (to be ordered in advan…
French in Sousse

L’Escargot

The interior is reminiscent of a 19th-century French auberge (inn), which, although slightly out of place in Sousse, is not unpleasant. There is a lovely terrace, too, and the food (French cuisine) is excellent: vea…
Italian in Houmt Souk

Restaurant Il Pappagallo

Big hearty portions of pasta are served here with an unusual amount of elegance and attention to detail. If this lovely rustic Italian restaurant isn’t crowded it’s only because there’s no pedestrian traffic on this…
Seafood in Mahdia

Restaurant Le Lido

If you like seafood, you’re in for a treat at Le Lido: grouper, red mullet, sole, sea bass, sea bream, calamari, prawns, crab and shellfish make the lion’s share of the menu. It can be pricey, and hard to know exact…
American in Sousse

Planet Food

For homesick Americans, this Planet Hollywood imitator should do the trick. From the movie posters to the headshots of famous actors to the TVs playing movies and videos, Planet Food is all American. However, it’s T…
Seafood in Houmt Souk

Restaurant de I’lle

A more sophisticated version of the souq restaurants, catering to a mix of locals and tourists, this place has classy trappings and is noted for its seafood, including overflowing plates of fresh clams and squid. Th…
Tunisian in Houmt Souk

Restaurant Haroun

Posh and lovely, this restaurant on the edge of the new marina complex is the most upmarket place in Houmt Souk. Whether you eat in the docked pirate-like ship or in the main dining room with high ceilings and stone…