Restaurants

Top Choice Tunisian in Centre Ville

Chez Slah

It’s only a short stroll away from ave Habib Bourguiba, but this beautiful traditional bourgeois house feels miles away from the traffic fumes and crowds (it’s a favourite with chino-wearing expats). Fish of the day…
Top Choice Seafood in Bizerte

Le Sport Nautique

Established for the French colonial elite in 1928, this highly regarded restaurant is quite simply one of the best in Tunisia. Fresh fish, cooked in any number of ways (grilled, baked, with cream and herbs, with roa…
Top Choice Tunisian in Hammamet

Chez Maman

A bright, spotless diner that does the standards – salads, sandwiches, pasta, couscous, merguez (spicy lamb sausage), grills, eggs – but also has a menu of daily changing specials that take you into more interesting…
Top Choice Tunisian in Sousse

Restaurant-Café Seles

By far the most attractive establishment in the medina, with a cosy room full of cushions and drapes and a handful of alfresco tables beneath the ramparts, the Seles is run by a charming, multilingual family. Don’t …
Top Choice Tunisian in Medina

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) with almonds or …
Top Choice Tunisian in Sbeitla

Relais Erridha

This spotless little restaurant is run by a charming Tunisian who loves meeting travellers. His brik (fried filled pastry) is one of the best we’ve had in Tunisia, and his welcome one of the warmest. It’s mostly gri…
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…
European in Tunis

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, and the quality is impressive. A real de…
Ice Cream in La Marsa

Il Gelato

In an area densely packed with ice cream shops, Il Gelato stands out not just for its range of flavours, but also for its dairy- and sugar-free options (the dairy-free dark chocolate ice cream is a rich, gooey heave…
Lebanese in Tunis

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 quantity justifies the price. The selection of hot and cold mezze is spot on wit…