Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

Mashousha
Mashousha offers a simplistic menu of Galilean inspired delights, highlighted by the eponymous mashousha, a bowl of thick hummus topped with soft chickpeas, the freshest olive oil and a finely-chopped basil spread.
Leonardo Boutique
Business-minded fellows are pulled here for its proximity to the high-tech canton of Ramat Ha'chayal.
Tapas Achad Ha’am
The Spanish-speaking world presents an exciting range of food and music and this place features them all.
Art+ Hotel
The owner of this arty boutique is none other than Tel Aviv's Museum of Art chairman - so you can imagine the distinguished visuals on offer..
Patio Bar
Chilled out vibes outside.
Neta Efrati
Make like a local lady - get your glad rags from this Israeli designer.
Cheloush Gallery
Rooftop events and a ground floor café come as welcome additions to this recently moved avant-garde art hub.
Tamara Yogurt
If you take milk, add honey and make it really cool, you're looking at a fabulously modern Israeli dessert: frozen yoghurt. Experience it here, at one of the city's favoured dispensaries.
Buddha Burgers
Buddha Burgers offers a unique vegan fast food chain that provides a variety of tasty vegan-tailored meals.
Rothschild 12
Get past the rough exterior of this Rothschild haunt and you'll find slick, minimalist furnishings with the city's most stylish and sexy to match.
Tel Aviv Yoga
Take in some tranquility with these outside Hatha yoga classes.
Shaqued
Celebrities, tourists and local alike all flock to this place for its traditional seafood and 'salatim' (tapas-style) dishes.
La Champa
Cava arrived on Tel Aviv drinks menus back in the mid noughties and has grown in popularity since. Passed off as a fad, La Champa's dedicated site proves the Spanish sparkly is here to stay.
Habasta
The latest addition to Tel Aviv's Slow Food movement.
Cycle TLV
All types of two-wheeler demands are met at this full service bike rental centre.
Tepale
Trip-hop, funk and huge windows add to the ambiance at this Jerusalem-style neighbourhood bar.
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
Catit
For the foodie traveller, Catit's molecular gastronomy should be added as both restaurant and attraction.
Gaash Golf Club
Dr. Shakshuka
With a specialty omelet that is irresistible, Dr. Shakshuska offers a Tunisian dining experience for every traveller.
Spa Cielo
The Sheraton maxes out its R&R provisions with several treatment suites, a health bar and lounge.
Nylon
This street might have cult cinematic status but Nylon's cocktail bar annex and urban dance space looks set to attract its own following too.
Mizlala
This sister version of the acclaimed French restaurant, Catit, is celebrity chef Adoni's venture into relaxed dining.
Pronto Strada
Following the success of the more formal restaurant, Pronto now sells Italian ingredients from its delicatessen next door.
Cordelia
Classic French cuisine in an intimate, if idiosyncratic, venue - a welcome addition to Tel Aviv's busy tendencies.
Park Plaza Orchid
Great gym facilities make up for unoriginal furnishings at this small, beachside four star.
Art & Fight
Brush up on Brazilian know-how at this Tel Aviv-based fitness centre.
Pioo Pioo
Make like a revolver and 'Pow Pow' your way into this '50s meets '80s mix.
Bellini
A heady Tuscan love-affair sets the tone at this rustic hideaway.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Na Laga’at
Tell your order to the deaf, then dine in the dark - just some of the unique offerings at this deaf/blind theatre.
Bertie
Pick and choose from local flavours in this little, wood panelled hot spot.
Nachalat Binyamin
Art meets architecture at this popular street fair.
Cinema Hotel
Homage to the city's former, legendary Cinema Esther, many original features remain, including the proprietor's children.
Tal Hotel
A port-side location pulls the punters at this simple Atlas site.
Tola’at Sfarim
Design, architecture and psychology are literary specialities at this cherished bookstore and café.
Brown Hotel Bar
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, an abundance of easily accessible rooftops, and an excess of hedonistic tendencies, Tel Aviv has more or less perfected the art of the memorable roof top party.
Leonardo Basel
Frugal business-heads love this place for its chic, minimalist and cost-effective provisions.
Bauhaus Center
Did you know that Tel Aviv is UNESCO-listed as a site of Bauhaus preservation?
Dan Tel Aviv
This is the original luxury hotel in Tel Aviv and hasn't been surpassed yet..

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