The land of Israel has long been celebrated for its scenic beauty andbountiful harvests, which go hand-in-hand at these restaurants. From views of the Bahai Gardens to a Red Sea backdrop, these restaurants across the Holy Land are serving up tasty meals alongside natural beauty. Feast (your eyes) on the Mediterranean from Akko to Jaffa, or sip on cocktails and snack on tapas with views of Jerusalem’s Old City, or the Galilee mountains. Forget Israeli wine, pair your next meal with an awe-inspiring view of the land of milk and honey — and on second thought, maybe a glass of wine (or two!).
Delicious meal + breathtaking view = panoramic perfection
Situated in Jaffa with breathtaking dock views and the salty fragrance of the sea, this restaurant and bar serves seasonal seafood and fish. Brunch it up with the hearty ‘shakshuka’ (eggs cooked in tomato sauce) or munch on the calamari in a slightly sweet orange and chili sauce. Check out their website for details about evening shows.
Situated in Caesarea's Port, Helena offers stunning views of the ancient town framed by the glitterIng Mediterranean Sea. The spectacular views are complimented by Helena’s menu, crafted by Chef Amos Sion. Making use of local, high-quality ingredients, including aged meats, seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables, there are variations on local delights like shawarma, lamb siniya, burekas, focaccia, pizza and more. Upon entering the restaurant your senses will be hit with mouth-watering aromas of this culinary gem that has been rated time and time again amongst Israel's top culinary establishments.
Owner and chef Hatem Meaky lived abroad in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe for many years, learning local techniques of how to prepare the finest seafood. He then brought his knowledge home and opened Meaky’s Top View Bar in the northern village of Tarshiha. This seafood tavern is especially known for its top-notch homemade smoked salmon—it’s a must try. They also offer a rustic seafood soup, homemade sausages, and crispy fish and chips. While patrons can indulge in a wide selection of creative cocktails, this place is also kid-friendly, so don’t worry about bringing the whole family. Arrive before sunset for a view you won’t soon forget.
There’s nothing better than sitting at a café that overlooks the ocean and provides front row seating to the best view of the Baha’i Gardens. Café Strudel, located in Haifa’s quaint German Colony, offers customers a rich and varied menu: breakfast, lunch, meat specialties and some a selection of fresh fish. Save room for dessert, because Strudel holds true to its name—baking up delectable post-meal treats and a hot and cold beverage menu for the Templar ages.
After the great success of the El Babur Restaurant in Wadi Ara, this popular restaurant opened a new location in Acre. The entrance faces the waterfront, showcasing exceptional views of the ancient port and the old seafarer’s town. With such a special location, the connection between the sea and the land is evident in all its aspects. The exclusively Arabic cuisine featuring fish and seafood shines here while a range of herbs, spices, and techniques have pushed El Babur to the forefront. From just-caught calamari to mixed seafood and fish fillets cooked in a ‘tabun’ (clay oven), to lamb kebabs seasoned with cinnamon, El Babur brings a new face to the burgeoning haute Arabic food scene.
On the roof of the luxurious Mamilla Hotel, you’ll find breathtaking views of the Old City and an extensive bistro menu with dishes straight from the ‘tabun’ (clay oven). Expect dishes like fresh handmade pastas, grouper shawarma, and a multitude of vegetables made from the best produce of the season.
From fresh fish to kosher Asian cuisine, Chef Meir Adoni has tackled the culinary world as he brings the Far East to the near “White City.” Offerings include: tartar of tuna in soy and honey, sea fish sashimi with green melon, Asian aioli, green tea and lime yogurt and macha powder, grouper capriccio with kohlrabi ravioli and mango, apricot, ginger and lemon grass alongside Indian focaccia on an open grill and more. Pick up those chopsticks and enjoy the best panoramic view around.