Medina restaurants

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 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 Mediterranean in Medina


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…
Tunisian in Medina

Fondouk El Attarine

Managing to please both locals and tourists is a skill that few restaurants in Tunis have mastered. Fortunately, this meticulously restored funduq (caravanserai) close to the Zitouna Mosque does just that, serving a…
Tunisian in Medina

Chez Mounir

Forget the medina's expensive tourist restaurants – the food is better at this tiny and unassuming place, which is packed with shopkeepers every lunchtime. Dishes change every day and may include kofta, cheese souff…
Tunisian in Medina

Dar Slah

A welcoming bolt-hole on the medina's busiest thoroughfare, this restaurant in an old house is operated by the city's most prominent family of restaurateurs and is beloved by both locals and tourists. The daily-chan…
Tunisian in Medina


The tables at this friendly, central and cheap place fill a narrow alley by the Zitouna Mosque. The simple daily menu offers couscous, grilled fish, roast chicken and so on – greasy but good. It's hugely popular, so…
Sweets in Medina

Patisserie Zitouna

This much-loved hole-in-the-wall pâtisserie sells delectable fruit and chocolate tarts.
Fast Food in Medina

Saveur de la Médina

One of a number of popular fast-food stands in this stretch of Rue de la Kasbah selling sandwiches and frites (French fries). There's handy seating in the arcade next door.
Tunisian in Medina

Dar Belhadj

Popular with tour groups, this grand traditional restaurant in a 17th-century mansion is located just off the Souq Al Attarine. While service is friendly and assured, the food is extremely disappointing and decidedl…