Bagatelle (CLOSED)

  • Restaurants
  • Hamra
  • price 2 of 4
  • Recommended

Time Out Says

In the back alleys of Hamra, set off from the street by a cute hedgerow, stands the quaint eaterie of Bagatelle. The restaurant is housed insdie a tastefully renovated villa dating back to the 1920s – which already distinguishes it in a city that's known its share of destruction over the past century. Inside, the furnishings are a mix of quirky vintage (hello, Salvador Dali wine fridge) and the inoffensively modern (sleek padded purple benches); but the stone masonry speaks to the house's age. The cuisine goes for that brand of Mediterranean fusion so popular in Beirut – salads, pizza, risotto, capped with a wine list to match the vaguely French ambience – but it's done with more imagination than yer average bistro. Highly recommended.

Written by James Haines-Young


Jabre Doumit Street
Cross street:
off Jeanne d'Arc Street
Meal for two LL120,000
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-midnight; Sat-Sun 8am-2am
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