Rave Reviews for Food & Superb Views
Our half-day included a stop at Sidi Bou Said's medina or old town, and ended all too soon with a short walk up one of the main shopping streets. Just where we stopped I saw the sign for Dar Zarrouk. There was a small door cut-out in a large arched double-door all of which lead to a walled courtyard. Menus were displayed in little glassed-in cases in a wall accented by a lovely mosaic and tumbling greenery. I didn't know at the time that this lovely little vignette belonged to one of the best restaurants in Sidi Bou Said.
We had little enough time in Sidi Bou Said as it was, and never would have had enough time to eat here ourselves. A little research revealed Dar Zarrouk had gotten rave reviews for not only the French-Tunisian cuisine but for its superb views of the Bay of Tunis. The decor of minimalist Arab style is quite popular along with dining al fresco in the restaurants verdant inner courtyard.
The Dar Zarrouk is considered the Hotel Dar Said's restaurant, although the hotel is actually located across the road. Should we ever visit Tunisia and Sidi Bou Said on our own at some later time, I am definitely planning to have a meal at the Dar Zarrouk!! you can find some of the restaurant's receipts at benyedderoliveoil.com