There is nothing more invigorating and even soothing than enjoying a meal at a waterfront restaurant in nature, whether by a lake or a river, and even a waterfall.
No brainy here. The sight and sound of water, along with the fresh air, play a most pleasant role in making the dining or lunching experience amazing.
And when the food is delicious, you are up to a memorable time with your family and friends.
In Lebanon, we don’t lack these eatery spots as we don’t lack bodies of water that are natural wonders. More so, if you are looking for a romantic time with your special one, these spots will do it for you.
P.S.Who really needs a flickering candle on the table anyway when you have the sight and sound of water creating the mood for you? Mother nature does it better.
As for menu options, most of these restaurants serve traditional Lebanese cuisine, from Mezza and Kebbeh tartar to grill, but some here have gone more international with their menus and fancier with their settings.
Probably more famous than to speak about, Al-Berdawni in Zahle boasts several restaurants on both sides of the river, such as Casino Kraytem, Mazaj Zahle, Casino Mhanna, Casino Nmeir, Casino Arabi, and more. It is a must to visit at least once in your lifetime.
While there, you might want to take a pleasant stroll of discovery in that touristic area and enjoy the super delicious Lebanese natural ice cream at “Bouzat Al Berdawni.”
Located at Cascada Mall in Taanayel, Amaleen Restaurant serves a menu of different cuisines, from Lebanese to Asian and international, including a large Sushi Bar. That’s in addition to a refined indoor dining area.
Located near Saydet Al Qarn Church, this sports venue has also a large restaurant where you can enjoy Lebanese and Mediterranean food while admiring the stunning view of the iconic lakes of Akoura and the mountains.
#8 Chalet du Lac
Offering a well-praised traditional cuisine and a stunning view of Lake Qaraoun, Chalet du Lac is a large restaurant perched on a cliffside by Deir Ain El Jaouzeh in the Bekaa Valley.
As its name indicates, Shallalat Nabeh Merched is right on the Merched river and by the water cascades. It’s tucked in the heart of nature in Al Moukhtara, Chouf, in a breathtaking setting where you can enjoy exquisite Lebanese cuisine and Mezza.
Ouyoun Orghosh is a beautiful area surrounded by rough mountain hills, 25 km from The Cedars, Bcharri, in the north, on the eastern side of Qornet El-Sawda.It boasts several tented eateries by the lake. Here are some of them:
For a country-side restaurant with a casual environment, this restaurant in Ouyoun Orghosh serves Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, including seafood, such as fresh local Salmon. It does offer a cheerful ambiance with, often, live entertainment during Sunday lunch.