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 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…
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, offering modern takes on local classics …
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 quantities justify the price. The selection of hot and cold meze is spot on, wit…
Cafe in La Marsa

Ivy

Hipster hotspot Ivy hits the breakfast spot with vegan friendly smoothie bowls and a range of fresh juices. The menu has a focus on healthy but tasty eating – think beetroot hummus, spinach and chickpea salad bowls.…
Bakery in Tunis

La Seine Patisserie

Dessert lovers with dietary requirements should make a beeline for La Seine, which caters to a range of intolerances. It's possibly the only place in Tunis to serve proper vegan cakes as well as a wide selection of …