Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Eau de Vie
Sushi Bar
Foul, Hommos & Co
With a handful of tables and an open kitchen this is a quintessential Lebanese experience.
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
Stylish dessert-focused restaurant from the Ducasse stable.
Karam Beirut
One of Beirut's best Lebanese restaurants.
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.
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
La Tabkha
Stylish Lebanese lunch spot in fashionable Gemayzeh.
Al Mijana
Glamorous Lebanese restaurant in a beautiful Ottoman building.
The Beirut Cellar
One of Beirut's oldest restaurants The Beirut Cellar has a loyal local following.
Le Chef
Simple Lebanese restaurant that the locals swear by.
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
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.
Wadi Walima
Delightfully intimate Lebanese restaurant hidden inside an old townhouse.
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
Diwan Sultan Ibrahim
Smart modern fish and seafood restaurant: well worth a visit.
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Delicate food from a Michelin 3-starred chef in trendy surrounds.
Momo at the Souks
Stylish and hip, Momo at the Souks appeals to those looking for a slightly different culinary experience...
Relais de l’Entrecôte
Based on a Parisian institution Relais offers the beststeak frites in Beirut.
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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