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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

Leonardo Boutique
Business-minded fellows are pulled here for its proximity to the high-tech canton of Ramat Ha'chayal.
Jaffa Bar
Jaffa Bar is a bit of a way from where most visitors spend their nights. And that is just where its charm lies.
City Hotel
More standard in style when compared to its sister hotels but the central location more than makes up for it.
Jaffa Flea Market
Crusaders, Ottomans and today's modern tourist all add to the diverse past of this ancient market site in Jaffa.
Cheloush Gallery
Rooftop events and a ground floor café come as welcome additions to this recently moved avant-garde art hub.
Ozen Bar
Local touring acts, international underground talent and movie screenings make this the natural option for a laid-back night out.
Mashousha
Mashousha offers a simplistic menu of Galilean inspired delights, highlighted by the eponymous mashousha, a bowl of thick hummus topped with soft chickpeas, the freshest olive oil and a finely-chopped basil spread.
Prima
Breakfasts and panoramic Mediterranean views are the draw at this no-frills Israeli chain.
Shaqued
Celebrities, tourists and local alike all flock to this place for its traditional seafood and 'salatim' (tapas-style) dishes.
Spa Cielo
The Sheraton maxes out its R&R provisions with several treatment suites, a health bar and lounge.
Pronto Strada
Following the success of the more formal restaurant, Pronto now sells Italian ingredients from its delicatessen next door.
Cordelia
Classic French cuisine in an intimate, if idiosyncratic, venue - a welcome addition to Tel Aviv's busy tendencies.
Tamara Yogurt
If you take milk, add honey and make it really cool, you're looking at a fabulously modern Israeli dessert: frozen yoghurt. Experience it here, at one of the city's favoured dispensaries.
Gaash Golf Club
Tel Aviv Yoga
Take in some tranquility with these outside Hatha yoga classes.
Dr. Shakshuka
With a specialty omelet that is irresistible, Dr. Shakshuska offers a Tunisian dining experience for every traveller.
Habasta
The latest addition to Tel Aviv's Slow Food movement.
Tepale
Trip-hop, funk and huge windows add to the ambiance at this Jerusalem-style neighbourhood bar.
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
La Champa
Cava arrived on Tel Aviv drinks menus back in the mid noughties and has grown in popularity since. Passed off as a fad, La Champa's dedicated site proves the Spanish sparkly is here to stay.
Nylon
This street might have cult cinematic status but Nylon's cocktail bar annex and urban dance space looks set to attract its own following too.
Mizlala
This sister version of the acclaimed French restaurant, Catit, is celebrity chef Adoni's venture into relaxed dining.
Cycle TLV
All types of two-wheeler demands are met at this full service bike rental centre.
Buddha Burgers
Buddha Burgers offers a unique vegan fast food chain that provides a variety of tasty vegan-tailored meals.
Rothschild 12
Get past the rough exterior of this Rothschild haunt and you'll find slick, minimalist furnishings with the city's most stylish and sexy to match.
Catit
For the foodie traveller, Catit's molecular gastronomy should be added as both restaurant and attraction.
Dan Tel Aviv
This is the original luxury hotel in Tel Aviv and hasn't been surpassed yet..
Na Laga’at
Tell your order to the deaf, then dine in the dark - just some of the unique offerings at this deaf/blind theatre.
Nachalat Binyamin
Art meets architecture at this popular street fair.
Tal Hotel
A port-side location pulls the punters at this simple Atlas site.
Brown Hotel Bar
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, an abundance of easily accessible rooftops, and an excess of hedonistic tendencies, Tel Aviv has more or less perfected the art of the memorable roof top party.
Pioo Pioo
Make like a revolver and 'Pow Pow' your way into this '50s meets '80s mix.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Gastropub
Perfect for the more mature crowd who need a little more substance with their style. Injected here with its preserved Bauhaus building and Mediterranean menu.
Tola’at Sfarim
Design, architecture and psychology are literary specialities at this cherished bookstore and café.
Leonardo Basel
Frugal business-heads love this place for its chic, minimalist and cost-effective provisions.
Art & Fight
Brush up on Brazilian know-how at this Tel Aviv-based fitness centre.
Bellini
A heady Tuscan love-affair sets the tone at this rustic hideaway.
Bauhaus Center
Did you know that Tel Aviv is UNESCO-listed as a site of Bauhaus preservation?
Tonic
A see and be seen neo-cabaret harkening to the days of Marlene Dietrich.

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