Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

Mizlala
This sister version of the acclaimed French restaurant, Catit, is celebrity chef Adoni's venture into relaxed dining.
Misadat Achim
Traditional kebabs and arak (anise-based) drinks have evolved into fine-dining at this 'Brother's Restaurant).
Michatronix
Hidden from sight behind a used electronics store front, this retro-fit den was the first port of call Tel Aviv's own hipster scene.
Mezcal
The unofficial social hub for a growing Mexican ex-pat community.
Mendalimos
A laid-back local hotspot, where bar top dancing goes hand in hand with clandestine side-rooms and outdoor revelry seven nights a week.
Melody Hotel
Provisions are plentiful at this 'work and play'-themed familial pad.
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.
Margoza Bar
A local pub, for local people and any unsuspecting tourist looking to escape the hubbub of Jaffa's legendary flea market.
Maoz
With an apartment styled backroom (complete with shower and kitchen), this world-music flaunting haunt is something of a sanctuary for informal hipness.
Manta Ray
So revered is this seafood institution that local's have renamed the beach after it.
MAD in Tel Aviv
Heralded as the place to come for the winter season, this east end club is worth the visit for its bar-islands alone.
Luck Spa
Pedicure couches were enough to have us re-booking at this lively neighbourhood spa.
Loveat
A small chain of much loved cafes to grab a cup of organic coffee.
Lima Lima
With its '70s lounge bar, gay hip-hop and reggae nights, this is the place for those needing a little more soul in their night.
Leonardo Boutique
Business-minded fellows are pulled here for its proximity to the high-tech canton of Ramat Ha'chayal.
Leonardo Basel
Frugal business-heads love this place for its chic, minimalist and cost-effective provisions.
Le Palais Des Thais
Tea, tea and, yup, more tea - ceremonies, workshops and, well, tea.
Laor Inc.
Personally-tailored toiletries by one of Israel's leading biotech start-ups.
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.
L’atelier
Kuk
Local t-shirt designer exploring the hardcore edge between reality and dream"."
Joz Ve Loz
A candle-lit, flea-market furnished interior adds to the eclectic feel of this menu.
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
Jean Jaures Urban Residence
Choose from studio, apartment or penthouse spaces in this Scott Philip Geddes-designed Bauhaus building.
Jaffa Flea Market
Crusaders, Ottomans and today's modern tourist all add to the diverse past of this ancient market site in Jaffa.
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.
Isrotel Tower
This all suite skyscraper offers spacious alternatives to standard Israeli provisions.
IsraLimo
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Hummus Abu Dhabi
This reggae-influenced cafe offers all things reggae, including its hummus.
Hudna
Live acts, DJs and local drinks come as standard at this vast offering in the alternative Florentin neighbourhood...
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Hotel Vital
Business travellers tend to favour this boutique offering in Tel Aviv's cultural hub.
Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv
Set in a landmark building from the 1930s, the Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv is a beautiful 19-room boutique hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Area, White City.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Hotel Diaghilev
This certainly lives up to its self-titled 'live art boutique hotel' moniker.
Hotel B Berdichevsky
A boutique hotel near the centre of Tel Aviv, the Hotel B Berdichevsky offers 23 contemporary guestrooms, a wellness area, and cocktail bar.
Hilton Tel Aviv
Herods Tel Aviv
This is Leonardo Hotels' tribute to the city's golden days under the British mandate of the '30s.
Herbert Samuel
Mediterranean food with a sea view by a rising star chef - ample reason to venture out of Tel Aviv's hedonistic center.

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