Tunisia

Tunisian dinar (DT)

Arabic, French

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to some parts of Tunisia.

Restaurants

Top ChoiceTunisian in Hammamet

Resto L'Ommima

Resto L'Ommima

This delightful diner, where gingham red-and-white tablecloths clash with traditional North African tiles, is worth seeking out even (and especially) if you have full-board lodgings. Even if you think you've...

Top ChoiceTunisian in Medina

Dar El Jeld

Dar El Jeld

Pass through the bee-yellow front door in this 18th-century mansion and a magnificent courtyard dining space will be theatrically revealed. Start with the mixed appetiser plate (delicious!) and then consider...

Top ChoiceFrench in Centre Ville

Le Carnot

Heralding the long overdue arrival of contemporary chic in Centre Ville, this hybrid bistro/cafe/bar in the Institut Française de Tunisie will come as a delightful surprise to travellers willing to pass through...

Top ChoiceTunisian in Medina

Café Culturel El Ali

This is indeed a cultured hideaway. A converted house with atmospheric wood-beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows and a rooftop terrace, it serves excellent breakfast platters, hot drinks and fruit smoothies in...

Top ChoiceTunisian in Centre Ville

Chez Slah

Though located in an unprepossessing pocket of Centre Ville, this fish restaurant in a 19th-century villa is worth seeking out. Super-fresh fish of the day is served whole by weight or there’s a range of fillets,...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Medina

Doken

There are many delights in the medina, but very few are food related. An exception to this rule, Doken serves excellent Mediterranean-accented food (including vegie options) at ridiculously low prices. Opt for a...

Top ChoiceItalian in Carthage

Tchevap

This classy restaurant is much-loved by local residents in Carthage, the most affluent neighbourhood in Tunis. The vibe at lunch is agreeably laid-back; dinner is busy and can be noisy. The menu is Italian, with...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Bizerte

Le Sport Nautique

This highly regarded restaurant with breezy terrace is quite simply one of the best in the north. Fresh fish, cooked in any number of ways (grilled, baked, with cream and herbs, with roasted almonds etc), is the...

Top ChoiceTunisian in Sfax

Le Corail

Known for its ultra-fresh seafood, this upmarket choice offers private dining rooms downstairs and a large restaurant space on the 1st floor. The food is excellent – start with the brik (savoury flaky pastry) and...

Top ChoiceSandwiches in Kairouan

Sandwich Stand

Head to this busy sandwich stand next to Bab Ech Chouhada in the medina to enjoy a fabulously fresh and tasty sandwich stuffed with a mix of mechouia (paste made with green pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Gabès

Restaurant Fruit de Mer

This hugely popular open-sided restaurant near the port serves up the best seafood in town and has plenty of staff on hand to efficiently keep the crowds happy. The grilled fish or braised mussels and octopus are...

Top ChoiceItalian in Mahdia

Da Paolo

An outpost of Italy on the Tunisian coast, this family-friendly place on the Corniche serves molto delizioso Roman-style (thin-crust) pizzas and perfectly al dente pastas including seafood, meat and vegetarian...

Top ChoiceItalian in Mahdia

Meriem

Multilingual chef Sofian worked in Italy for a decade before returning home to open this clean and bright pizzeria/restaurant on the Corniche. The pizzas and pastas are very good, as are the Tunisian-style fish...

Top ChoiceItalian in Bizerte

Restaurant Le Grand Bleu

A genuine Italian restaurant run by an Italian family, right down to nonna on the till. Le Grand Bleu offers a nice change from Tunisian tuna. There are a dozen or so home-made pasta dishes (all excellent),...

Top ChoiceCafe in Houmt Souk

Café Patisserie Ben Yedder

A prime people-watching spot, Djerba's best cafe offers an above-average collection of pastries and snacks, fresh juices and good coffee made with Cafés Ben Yedder beans. The terrace seating is popular with...

Top ChoiceInternational in Gabès

Restaurant La Lune

La Lune serves up healthy portions of pasta and pizza, but come instead for the rather good steak, beef stroganoff and excellent seafood. The candles on the tables add to the warm atmosphere.

Top ChoiceItalian in El Haouaria

Ristarante Bellariva Dalla Lina

Given El Haouaria's proximity to Italy, you might think there would be better food options in town. Although many restaurants have a token Italian option on the menu, none hold a candle to this bona fide...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kelibia

Restaurant El Mansourah

Restaurant El Mansourah

On a small headland south of Mansoura beach, this smart place has tables set out on rocks in the sea, overlooking crystal-clear rock pools. It's perfect for a long lunch of fresh fish, washed down with chilled...

European in Tunis

La Cuisine

La Cuisine

Hidden away on the 4th floor of an average-looking building, this excellent restaurant and its young chef take good food seriously. The small seasonal menu changes regularly, offering modern takes on local...

Lebanese in Tunis

Mezza Maison

Mezza Maison

Tucked away at the back of the Odeon car park, this Lebanese restaurant is on the expensive side for Tunisia, but the food quality and quantities justify the price. The selection of hot and cold meze is spot on,...