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“Amazing sight of the sunset in Tyr” 5 of 5 stars
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Al-Fanar restaurant & Auberge
Salha House, Rachid Nakhle Street, Sur, Lebanon
07 741111
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Sur
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Kuwait
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing sight of the sunset in Tyr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As we were going through the old Sur in Lebanon we came across a beautiful yellow old building. It had a lighthouse attached to it and from this came its name, Al Fanar. We were happily surprised to find out that it was a hotel and a restaurant as well. The inside of this building was quite magnificent with the impression of sitting in a cave, it was old stones and arches with old wood and leather. The outside seating is practically on top of the water of the lovely beach in Sur, or Tyr as it is called. We had a delicious seafood meal with mouthwatering taste. Just grilled fish fillet but it was yummy. In the meantime we were fortunate to watch the sunset as we were eating. Many people were fishing around us and some were sunbathing. We were just enjoying the scene and relaxing. One thing we did not like was the long time it took them to get our meal, but with enjoying the lovely sunset we did not much minded.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bruges, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

did not stay there, but is looks more than ok, and the restaurant is more than fine ! behind this place in the christian quarters is an amazing small café called Tavolino (for the younger crowd, but really nice)

Visited March 2013
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beirut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“you wake up with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

and that in itself is worth spending the night there. it's a charming old structure with lots of antiques and marine stuff on display throughout the hotel, just keep a good lookout! the food is good, the drinks are served cold and there's a little bay where you can just lounge in the water. its main perk is the fact that's it's right at the water. lovely place.

Visited August 2011
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“GEM ON THE BEACH”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Worth finding, this charming little restaurant lies just around the corner of the lighthouse guarding the ancient Lebanese port of Tyre, steeped in the history of the crusades. The interior restaurant
is cosy and warm. However, if it's lunch you want and it's fine weather, sitting out on the decking over the beach is a delightful way to spend an hour or two , eating excellent food either Lebanese or more international served in a very friendly way.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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