Restaurants

Top Choice Tunisian in Tunis

Café Culturel El Ali

This is indeed a cultured hideaway, with atmospheric wood-beamed ceilings, a library, sofas and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Zaytouna Mosque. Charming staff serve up citronnade (fresh lemonade, TD4.5) with almo…
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…
Seafood in Bizerte

Le Sport Nautique

Established for the French colonial elite back in 1928, this highly regarded restaurant offers delightful views of the marina from its breezy terrace. You select the fish you'd like from a trolley wheeled elegantly …
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…
North African in Bizerte

Du Bonheur

Decked out in the traditional North African style, this restaurant serves tasty Tunisian specialities, including couscous, at tables are separated by mushrabiya (traditional wooden screens that allow people - especi…
Tunisian in Tunis

Dar Bel Hadj

This is a grand traditional restaurant in a sumptuous 17th-century mansion, an extraordinary surprise after the medina's narrow streets. The food is delicious and recommended. Try the Tunisian mixed hors d'oeuvres a…
Seafood in Bizerte

Le Phénicien

So now you know what that wooden monstrosity 'moored' at the old port is - opened in 2005, it's an upscale fish and seafood restaurant that's supposed to look like a Phoenician warship. Surprisingly, the food is goo…
Tunisian in Tunis

Tontonville

This buzzing place has plain, no-nonsense décor, heavily curtained from the street, so punters can tuck into the alcohol on offer with impunity. It also has lots of good fish. The salade mechouia (grilled peppe…
Tunisian in Tunis

Al-Mazar

As befits a bar cunningly disguised as a restaurant, this is buzzing and convivial; lone women might find it intimidating. With paintings on the walls and big globe lampshades, you might think yourself in Paris. The…
Fast Food in Jerba

Bougainvillea

Tucked away in tiny street behind Midoun’s Carrefour supermarket, this brik stall is totally no-frills but the wares are tasty and super fresh. Jerba is the place to taste-test the country's best brik (the Jewish co…