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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 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 Arts & Crafts in Medina

Ed Dar

Up winding tiled stairs, bijou rooms are filled with rugs and antique musical instruments; downstairs there’s everything from antique coral charms from Tabarka to puppets. The house’s original kitchen is still in pl…
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…
Homewares in Sidi Bou Saïd

Rock the Kasbah

Rock the Kasbah sells a glorious mix of traditional Tunisian designs infused with the French chic of its creative director. The one-off pieces in showroom make good use of the beautiful old building in which they ar…
Fashion & Accessories in La Marsa

XYZ Concept Store

If you leave XYZ empty handed, you must have restraint by the bucket load. This cool concept store showcases the best of local creators from clothes to ceramics and art to furniture: think quirky t-shirts, silky kim…
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…
Bar in Tunis

Tutu

Tutu has it all for a good night out: excellent cocktails, tasty Tunisian tapas and live music on Thursdays and Fridays. The bar is intimate and tastefully designed, boasting a terrace to enjoy the sea views and sum…
Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Galerie Saladin

This tiny gallery down a small alleyway packs a big punch for its size. Exhibitions have included some the most famous Tunisian artists of the last few decades such as Aly Ben Salem and Mohamed Zouari. The depth of …