Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Yabani
Reservation are essential at this fashionable Japanese restaurant.
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.
Tawlet
Traditional Lebanese with a regional twist – the perfect lunch/brunch stop
Tamaris
Stylish dessert-focused restaurant from the Ducasse stable.
Sushi Bar
Scallywags
Fun friendly and hugely popular little fusion restaurant.
S.T.A.Y
Delicate food from a Michelin 3-starred chef in trendy surrounds.
Relais de l’Entrecôte
Based on a Parisian institution Relais offers the beststeak frites in Beirut.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
Momo at the Souks
Stylish and hip, Momo at the Souks appeals to those looking for a slightly different culinary experience...
Memoires de Chine
The best Chinese restaurant in Beirut has good food and a romantic atmosphere.
Mayrig
Warm and welcoming Armenian-Lebanese restaurant. Not to be missed.
Mayass
Charming reasonably priced Armenian-Lebanese restaurant set in an old townhouse.
Mandarine
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.
Karam Beirut
One of Beirut's best Lebanese restaurants.
Julia’s
Elegant romantic French/fusion restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh.
India
Delicious Punjabi cuisine from best Indian restaurant in Beirut.
Goutons-Voir
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.
Fennel
Low key Italian that draws in foodies from near and far.
Eau de Vie
Diwan Sultan Ibrahim
Smart modern fish and seafood restaurant: well worth a visit.
Cocteau
Upmarket French restaurant with decor paying homage to Jean Cocteau.
Centrale
Casablanca
Lively atmospheric fusion restaurant overlooking the Corniche.
Balthus
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Aziz
Unassuming yet fabulous French restaurant with an excellent wine list.
Al Mijana
Glamorous Lebanese restaurant in a beautiful Ottoman building.
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.
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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