Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Eau de Vie
Sushi Bar
India
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Casablanca
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Mandarine
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Mayrig
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Foul, Hommos & Co
With a handful of tables and an open kitchen this is a quintessential Lebanese experience.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Yabani
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
Centrale
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
Karam Beirut
One of Beirut's best Lebanese restaurants.
Scallywags
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
Tamaris
Stylish dessert-focused restaurant from the Ducasse stable.
Fennel
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Aziz
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Cocteau
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
Tawlet
Traditional Lebanese with a regional twist – the perfect lunch/brunch stop
The Blue Elephant
Tinkling waterfalls and verdant undergrowth await customers in this basement Thai restaurant.
Al Mijana
Glamorous Lebanese restaurant in a beautiful Ottoman building.
La Tabkha
Stylish Lebanese lunch spot in fashionable Gemayzeh.
Le Chef
Simple Lebanese restaurant that the locals swear by.
Mayass
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
The Beirut Cellar
One of Beirut's oldest restaurants The Beirut Cellar has a loyal local following.
Julia’s
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
La Posta
Stylish little Italian restaurant set in a beautiful courtyard away from Beirut's bustling streets.
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
Wadi Walima
Delightfully intimate Lebanese restaurant hidden inside an old townhouse.
Balthus
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Diwan Sultan Ibrahim
Smart modern fish and seafood restaurant: well worth a visit.
Momo at the Souks
Stylish and hip, Momo at the Souks appeals to those looking for a slightly different culinary experience...
S.T.A.Y
Delicate food from a Michelin 3-starred chef in trendy surrounds.
Relais de l’Entrecôte
Based on a Parisian institution Relais offers the beststeak frites in Beirut.
Goutons-Voir
Families and young couples vie for blackboard viewing at this affordable European eatery.
Al Ajami
Amazing Lebanese food and deep sofas make the trek to West Beirut worthwhile.
Abdel Wahab el Inglizi
A Beirut institution: fine Lebanese food in elegantly glamorous surroundings.
A chat with Eau de Vie manager, Nikki Baltrop
Londoner Nikki Baltrop moved her hedonistic life from London to Beirut, and became restaurant manager at Phoenicia Hotel's Eau de Vie.

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