Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Wadi Walima
Delightfully intimate Lebanese restaurant hidden inside an old townhouse.
The Blue Elephant
Tinkling waterfalls and verdant undergrowth await customers in this basement Thai restaurant.
The Beirut Cellar
One of Beirut's oldest restaurants The Beirut Cellar has a loyal local following.
Traditional Lebanese with a regional twist – the perfect lunch/brunch stop
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
Relais de l’Entrecôte
Based on a Parisian institution Relais offers the beststeak frites in Beirut.
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
Chichi cafe/restaurant in the up-and-coming district of Verdun.
Le Chef
Simple Lebanese restaurant that the locals swear by.
La Tabkha
Stylish Lebanese lunch spot in fashionable Gemayzeh.
La Posta
Stylish little Italian restaurant set in a beautiful courtyard away from Beirut's bustling streets.
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Families and young couples vie for blackboard viewing at this affordable European eatery.
Foul, Hommos & Co
With a handful of tables and an open kitchen this is a quintessential Lebanese experience.
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Diwan Sultan Ibrahim
Smart modern fish and seafood restaurant: well worth a visit.
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
Al Balad
Cheap and cheerful Lebanese restaurant with fantastic food. A local treat.
Al Ajami
Amazing Lebanese food and deep sofas make the trek to West Beirut worthwhile.

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