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The Weekender – 🍽️ Eid Family Lunch Favorites

Eid is finally here fellow fasters! Everyone in Amman is preparing themselves to get decked out in full Eid regalia, and we know ya’ll are looking for the best places to go to enjoy one more delicious meal with the fam-bam. We’ve compiled a list of the hidden gems where core memories and nostalgia combine with fragrant summer nights to make new unforgettable moments with friends and family. Strap in for our Eid 2022 list of Family Lunch Favorites!

Opening hours: 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. 

Must-Try: Truffle Sliders

Going out for breakfast with your friends for some excellent food is the number one Eid tradition you must abide by! It’s also a great way to start the day. To make it even better, you can throw in a few mimosas. Explore the new and improved menu from Casper & Gambini’s with a fresh vibe that brings flavor to every bite you and every sip you take. So go ahead and sleep in this Eid, for there is always brunch to be had!

Opening hours: 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Must-Try: Prawn Mango & Avocado

Eid brunch should be a thing if it isn’t already, and we know the perfect place to find yourself the morning after a night of forced mingling with relatives and their kids. Cure that Eid late-night hangover at Gaia Brunch To Aperitivo, with their expertly made Gaia poached eggs, a menagerie of french toast, and avocado-topped dishes that dispel all your tiredness away. Refuel and infuse with the hidden powers of their Spicy Tea with Milk. Hot Brunch Tip: make use of their 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 25% off offers. 

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. 

Must-Try: Qtayef Asafiri

Mark the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting with a full-blown night-bound dessert-fest! Qater-dripping cheese and walnut Qatayef, hot Knaafeh, and delicious Arabic coffee on a twinkle-lit terrace are available in abundance at this urban-chic eatery. Make new memories and rekindle old ones at Jubran!

Opening hours: Open 24/7

Must-Try: Labaneh Basterma Sandwich

What better place to celebrate Eid than a place that feels like home. Work, study or just hang out at Locals’ House, where everyone is treated like family, you can stay as late as you like (it is open 24/7 & non-smoking) so long as you stay polite and respectful. The board games are there, but the space has been reinvented in the heart of Rainbow Street into a house of the locals by the locals’ supporting local brands and aiming for a more environmentally-friendly existence. 

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (3:00 p.m. first day of Eid)

Must-Try: Ramadan Frappe

If home is where that heart is, then you don’t need to venture too far before you find yourself at Bait Baladna; a home-away-from-home style cafe where the distinct Amman skyline sets a painterly charm. And who knows what makes a quantifiably genuine good time? But if we were to hazard a guess, we’d say that excellent food and delicious coffee, might just be a recipe for forever-lasting memories.

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Must-Try: Crunchy Avocado Bowl

We know that the mere suggestion of a salad in Eid is preposterous, but we also know that your stomach will need the leafy break if it is to survive all those heavy Eid banquets. The Salad Shop at The Conroy reinvents the concept of a simple salad in new and exciting ways (see: their Baked Salmon Bowl). You can even build your own salad and have it dressed in Eid cheer and goodness!

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Go: For some Mouth-watering Mezze and post-lunch Arak and Shisha

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Go: To see what a genuine Jordanian Eid celebration looks like!

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.

Go: For Eid gatherings on the outdoor terrace and daily-fresh seafood!

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Go: For that classic French brasserie vibe guaranteed to bring posh families together!

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Go: To celebrate Eid with friends around an impressive Sushi Boat!

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Go: For delicious Arabic food and live music, making Watar Ziryab the perfect destination for families. 

Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Go: For those Palm-tree decorated Eid summertime nights!

Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Must-Try: The Crab Salad

This Eid, ask not what you can do for your local favorite pub, but what your favorite pub can do for you – that must be Brix Pub’s motto. From the Great ambiance and crowd to the super friendly staff and topped off with their mind-blowingly amazing food. Raise a glass for one of Amman’s oldest venues and your new favorite pub in Jabal Amman!

Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Must-Try: Rustic Special Salad

This Eid, let your inner foodie delight in all manner of earthly pleasures at Rustic Bar and Eatery for their food is so good that you’ll forget the month-long drought. Grab a friend and settle into their cozy garden, enjoying a variety of delicacies from their juicy Ribeye Steak to their Seafood Salad and famed draught beers – allegedly some of the best in town! It helps that their happy hour starts right at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. at the ever generous hills of Al Lweibdeh.

Opening hours: 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. 

Must-Try: Baked Brie & Espresso Martini

If there is ever a time when getting mildly buzzed by noon is not only acceptable but encouraged too, it’s Eid. The slow lazy appeal of cocktails, good music, and good company at noon congeals onto something tangible at Murphy’s Pub & Garden. You read that right “and Garden” for the garden is finally open in its full green and twinkle-lit glory. This Eid, enjoy Hungry Hour from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with 30% off on food and its exciting sequel; Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with 50% off on drinks.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Go: For that refreshingly delicious Apple Pie Old Fashioned Cocktail

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Must-Try: The Fried Feta Cheese with Sesame and Honey

This Eid, treat yourself and your loved ones to a trip to Greece, here’s the catch though; you only need to go as far as Aqaba! Come along to Ankyra Aqaba, where you not only get an authentic taste of Greek food but of the Greek Islands as well.

Must-Try: The Seafood Paella

Opening hours: 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Looking to spend this Eid somewhere different? How about splashing blue waves and sun-kissed scenery to the mix? Head to Neptune Grill & Beer, located in Aqaba, set within the Royal Yacht Club Complex. Feast your senses on their simple seafood menu and excellent service – Ali and Johnny will recommend the top dishes, as well as wine that will best complement your meal. Their famed grilled Halloumi and Calamari is guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!

Eid Mubarak Tipsters!
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The Tip n’ Tag Team