Restaurants, French Hamra
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

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.

By: James Haines-Young


Venue name: Bagatelle
Address: Jabre Doumit Street

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

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Ate hear mid week in July 2015.  Venue was great, in a quiet side street, a nicely restored building, with a large outside seating area.  Staff very friendly.   Food OK, but not out-standing  - salad for staters and pizza for mains.  Not sure what was going on, but the place was really quiet with only a couple of other diners.   Overall, OK for a cheap eat,