Restaurants

Top Choice Tunisian in Hammamet

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 sampled…
Top Choice Tunisian in Medina

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 orderin…
Top Choice French 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 the …
Top Choice Tunisian 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 its…
Top Choice Tunisian 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, al…
Top Choice Mediterranean 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 set…
Top Choice Italian 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 pas…
Top Choice Seafood 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 hou…
Top Choice Tunisian 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 th…
Top Choice Sandwiches 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 spices),…