After our visit to Mides we drove back to Tamerza to find somewhere for lunch. We passed the well known Tamerza Palace Hotel, where about half of the 4W drives we had seen that day had pulled up for lunch. It sounded fairly relatively pricey according to the guidebook plus we didn't want to eat in a restaurant full of tourists so we continued on into the new town and decided to try for somewhere else.
We turned off the main street and drove towards the oasis. Towards the end of the street we spotted a few restaurants and decided to try our luck here. This was a good move and we had a delicious meal. It was similar to other meals we had had in Tunisia but the price was very good and the waiter very friendly.
Ruth had Brik a l'Oeuf for starter while I had another Salade Tunisienne. For mains we both had lamb couscous. The waiter brought us extra couscous and sauce in side plates but we were already struggling to finish what was there. We were then given complimentary min teas and dates from the local oasis - what a nice touch. I'd strongly recommend this restaurant and if or when I return here I'll visit again.
Good local dishes, wide choice. They serve wine.
Favorite Dish: When we were there, they served mloukhia (or Molukhyia), a beef stew seasoned with ground dry young leaves of a plant (Corchorus olitorius) that gives it an amazing green blackish color. The fiber of this plant is much used under the name of jute for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper.