Le Petit Marin is hard to find but definitely worth the effort. Not many restaurants are located on an abandoned beach and this one is definitely recommended. While dining at wooden tables shaded by softly waving curtains only a few meters from the azure blue ocean, Le Petit Marin gives you the feel of a small, improvised – and way cheaper – Club Med. The service is impeccable and the view is simply phenomenal.
Address: Le Petit Marin, Sidi Jmour, Midoun, Djerba, Tunisia, +21 20 57 57 59
At Touareg tearoom enjoy pizza milkshakes in a cool setting. Decorated as if it were a Berber tent or traditional cave house, the mint tea tastes twice as nice here and there are shisha pipes too. The regular traditional music performances are the icing on the cake.
Address: Route de la Lagune, Tezdaine, Djerba, Tunisia, +21 6 75 74 65 00
Chef Haouari grew up in Djerba, was trained in Brussels, worked in a Frane and opened a cooking school for Tunisian chefs whilst presenting a national radio show about cooking. Claiming to cook like his Berber grandmother, Haouari’s subtly spiced poultry and seafood are divine, the lamb or goat served has grazed solely on aromatic local plants and his stuffed sun-ripened vegetables are unforgettable.
Address: Chez Haouari, near Sun Club Hotel, Djerba, Tunisia, +21 6 75 75 85 87
Specializing in fish and seafood, the grilled prawns and creamy fish soup at Le Petit Crustacé are not to be missed. The front porch is inviting and so are the smells coming from the kitchen.
Address: Rue du Bac, Ajim, Djerba, Tunisia, +21 6 75 66 11 78