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Restaurants in Tunis

The Tunis restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:

Expensive (over TND50)
Moderate (TND25 to TND50)
Cheap (up to TND25)

These Tunis restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half-a-litre of wine or equivalent. Tax and service are included.

Expensive

Dar el-Jeld

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Set in a grand 18th-century mansion in the heart of the medina, Dar el-Jeld quite possibly serves the best Tunisian food in the country. Dress for dinner and eat like a pasha – the traditional seafood and lamb dishes are house highlights.

Address: , 5 Rue Dar el Jeld, Tunis, 1006
Telephone: +216 71 560 916
Website: http://www.dareljeld.com/

Le Rest'ô

Cuisine: Multi-Cuisine

Dining out in Tunisia has rarely been so fashionable. By some degree, Le Rest'ô is the trendiest restaurant in Tunis, boasting Philippe Starck furnishings, excellent pan-Mediterranean food and magnificent views over the bay and all of Tunis.

Address: Carthage, Rue Mendes France, Byrsa Hill, Tunis, 2016
Telephone: +216 71 733 433
Website: http://www.villadidoncarthage.com

Lucullus

Cuisine: Multi-Cuisine

The harbourside district of La Goulette has plenty of fishy dining options, but Lucullus is one of the most upmarket seafood restaurants in Tunis. There's a large terrace in the shade of palm trees across from the harbour, close enough to see where your dish of the day was landed.

Address: La Goulette, 1 avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis, 2060
Telephone: +216 98 219 403

Moderate

Le Bambou Cuisine Asiatique

Cuisine: Sushi, Asian fusion

Very nice sushi and other Asian fusion meals presented exquisitely with friendly staff. Very popular so it might pay to book in advance.

Address: , 2 Avenue Hedi Nouira Ennasr, Tunis, 1001
Telephone: +216 23 690 602
Website: http://www.facebook.com/lebamboucuisineasiatique

Chez Slah

Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

A perennial favourite among city locals (and consequently always full), Chez Slah isn't quite the easiest place to find in Tunis, but worth tracking down for simple yet beautifully cooked seafood and meat dishes. Closed Mondays.

Address: Le Passage, 14 bis rue Pierre de Coubertin, Tunis, 1000
Telephone: +216 71 258 588
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chez-Slah/540578572676883

Dar Belhadj

Cuisine: Mediterranean

This a grand restaurant in Tunis, in the palace style, and worth winding through medina alleyways to find. The menu doesn't stray too far from classic Tunisian offerings, though the seafood couscous is a nice twist. Alternatively, the set menu is a great introduction to the country's cuisine.

Address: , 17 Rue des Thamis, Tunis,
Telephone: +216 71 200 894
Website: http://www.darbelhadj.net

Le Malouf

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

This is a reliable Italian restaurant in Tunis, serving delicious homemade pastas, pizzas and seafood. Dine in the great courtyard, and if you can, grab a table on Friday or Saturday nights when live traditional Tunisian music accompanies your meal.

Address: , Rue de Yougoslavie, Tunis,
Telephone: +216 71 254 246

Cheap

Café de Paris Brasserie

Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

There are plenty of brasseries along Avenue Habib Bourguiba, so walk along and take your pick. One of the most popular is Café de Paris Brasserie, a small yet busy restaurant serving traditional Tunisian fare, salads and pasta.

Address: , Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis,
Telephone: +216 71 240 583

Le Chargui

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Eat in the fresh air of this restaurant in Tunis, either in the courtyard or taking in the views from the roof terrace. As it overlooks the sea, fresh fish should really be top of your order, or zing your palate with grilled merguez (spicy lamb and beef sausages).

Address: Sidi Bou Said, 39 Rue Habib Thameur, Tunis, 2026
Telephone: +216 55 355 942

Restaurant Les Trois Étoiles

Cuisine:

Cheap and cheerful is definitely the order of the day at this place. Waiters whip away your plates to satisfy the constant demand for tables, all filling up with tasty grilled meat and huge piles of deeply satisfying couscous.

Address: , Rue Mustafa M'barek, Tunis,
Telephone:

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Dar Fatma

Overlooking the whole of Sidi Bou Said, Dar Fatma is a small and welcoming traditional house in Tunis, scrubbed clean and decorated with great style and care, with modern furniture against bare walls and Tunisian woodwork. Glorious yet intimate.

Dar Said

In a quiet back street, in the heart of the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, is this charming hotel set around four patios filled with bougainvillea. Whitewashed walls and blue window frames give everything a clean air. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, furnished in local style, and there is a small pool in the garden. The service is excellent, and there are some good restaurants within a minute's walk from the front door.

Hotel Salammbo

Simple, uncluttered rooms with high-shuttered windows and a good location near Avenue Habib Bourguiba make this a decent budget option in Tunis.

Hotel Maison Dorée

A modest yet pleasantly welcoming hotel in Tunis, well located for both the medina and the train station. Rooms are quaint, although some have nice wrought-iron balconies to add to the charm. Clean, and great value for the price.

Dar el-Medina

This small luxury boutique hotel, the first in the medina, is located in the grand Belouahane family mansion, and still run by the family. It blends traditional architecture with contemporary tastes and amenities, with individually styled rooms to make you feel like you're in a jewel box, plus a lovely courtyard and roof terrace for relaxing.

Grand Hôtel de France

This old-fashioned French colonial hotel in Tunis has immaculate and comfortable rooms oozing character and period detail. Rooms at the back are quieter and overlook a pleasant courtyard.