Fondouk El Attarine


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Fondouk El Attarine

Foundouk El Attarine is a fine dining restaurant with a truly royal welcome - Princess Salwa Bay (daughter of the last Turkish rulers in Tunisia) and her husband personally greet diners and visitors. Expect superb Tunisian food and service, and make sure to book a table in advance.


Tunisian cuisine, much like Tunisian culture, is a blend of culinary traditions from various parts of the world, from indigenous nomadic populations to Arabic, French, Turkish and Italian influences. Some of the dishes you are likely to find on a menu are "tajin" (frittata-style dish), "couscous" (not just as a garnish, but a full dish with meat and vegetables), "shakshouka" (ratatouille prepared with eggs and tomatoes) and much more. Tunisian food tends to be spicier than that of other North African countries, so make sure to ask for your desired level of heat prior to ordering.