Tel Aviv Restaurants
This basic-looking caff on the edge of Carmel Market has been rated one of the world's top 101 restaurants by celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Not quite as "simple and utilitarian" as he describes it, the emphasis is on super-fresh seasonal fare and the menu includes delectable raw-fish tapas and a white pizza with black truffles. Open from late morning till the early hours, Sunday to Friday.
4 HaShomer Street, Carmel Market |
03 516 9234 |
Given Tel Aviv's reputation as a city that never sleeps, Benedict is a boon for its hungry party people. As well as classic eggs Benedict, there's a midnight-special version featuring ground beef instead of ham, and Sunday is pancake day.
171 Ben Yehuda Street |
03 544 0345 |
Affordable Greek dining has arrived in elegant north Tel Aviv with this casual restaurant that specialises in grilled meats and bountiful mezze selections.
25 Uri Tsvi Greenberg |
03 741 1022 |
A huge house once occupied by the German Templar community before the birth of Tel Aviv is now the pride of the Sarona Centre, where several Templar buildings have been moved to create an exciting new dining and entertainment complex in the heart of the city. Outstanding dishes at Claro include a red wine and beef risotto with marrowbone and egg yolk, and a fabulous beef tartare with avocado. A great wine list and enormous open kitchen help fuel the nightly buzz.
30 Rav Aluf David Elazar |
03 601 7777 |
Fine Dining Restaurants
Pan-Asian food is big in Tel Aviv, and this latest addition to the see-and-be-seen dinner scene specialises in steamed BBQ pork buns, Bangalore chikken tikka and lamb chops grilled over aromatic coals.
14 Hasolelim |
03 691 0691 |