Lebanon’s second city, Tripoli, sits on the north coast of the country, its unique Mamluk architecture hiding winding alleyways and medieval courtyards. The city is rich in local and international cuisines too – we’ve picked the 10 best restaurants to get a taste of things.
A grand and spacious restaurant in the heart of Tripoli, Baytna Restaurant is an ideal choice for experiencing traditional Lebanese food at an affordable prices. Besides serving some of the best mezze and arayes in town, the menu lines up a great variety of grills and other delectable dishes. The traditional yet chic interior design, with long windows and Lebanese ornaments, ensures an authentic local dining experience. Attentive and English-speaking staff are an extra bonus.
For over 100 years, this sweet emporium has been a must-visit place in Tripoli and Abdula Rahman Hallab & Sons features a gift shop (delivering worldwide), a cafeteria and a restaurant that serves a great variety of Lebanese dishes and menus that change daily. Located in the city’s old souk, the complex is ideal for lunches or an afternoon refreshment, and is the perfect destination for sweet-toothed visitors.
Located in the Lamunia Hotel, NORDSUD serves a good selection of international cuisine, complemented by the varying plat-du-jour menu and large Sunday buffets. Both the hotel and the restaurant-lounge are modern and stylish, and NORDSUD offers indoor or spacious outdoor seating with charming views of the seashore and surrounding mountains.
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