Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Traditional Lebanese with a regional twist – the perfect lunch/brunch stop
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
The Blue Elephant
Tinkling waterfalls and verdant undergrowth await customers in this basement Thai restaurant.
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
The Beirut Cellar
One of Beirut's oldest restaurants The Beirut Cellar has a loyal local following.
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
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.
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.
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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