Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Mandarine
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Mayrig
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Casablanca
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Foul, Hommos & Co
With a handful of tables and an open kitchen this is a quintessential Lebanese experience.
India
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Scallywags
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Julia’s
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
Balthus
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Diwan Sultan Ibrahim
Smart modern fish and seafood restaurant: well worth a visit.
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.

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