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Midrahov Town Centre, Tiberias, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wondering around Tiberius at night the day before Passover so everything was closed. Omar invited us to eat at Big Ben and we are so glad we did! The atmosphere was great, we sat by the fountain and the server was attentive. I had the St. Peter fish and my husband had the chicken shwarma which were both... More 

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Thank Jambotwiga
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Well if ever we made an error of judgement it was with Big Ben. All the food we ordered was downright rank. Beware of onion rings, fries, shoarma (plain lamb fat and horribly smelling!!!), chicken livers and fish & chips. Only the schnitzel was edible. And unfortunately the service was accordingly. So one advice for you: stay away if you... More 

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Thank Invain
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We arrived Tiberias late on a Friday and most places were closed. We found this restaurant open. There were many different dishes (specially for teens that normally are kin of picky with food abroad). The burgers were great. I asked for one of the specialties : Peter s Fish ( was not that special. Too many fishbones). The rest of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A friend and I came here while staying in Tiberias. The restaurant itself was quite funny as it is called 'Big Ben' and yet is an Irish restaurant serving Italian food and serving local Israeli wine! We ordered food and a bottle of red wine; the wine was average but the food was fantastic! The spaghetti bolognaise especially! Afterwards a... More 

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Thank 49holly
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. Before the meal they brought out salads and pita complementary. I ordered the fish and chips, my husband had the pasta Neapolitan and the kids had schnitzel with fries. All meals were fresh and prepared well.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The food good, but the service was better. It was Saturday evening before the Sabbath ended so we were limited on restaurants. This place was one of the only places open. The food was average-to good. Service was great and it was a good location to people watch.

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Thank flyboy7372015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Just been here during my stay in Tiberias. Service quick and attentive and I did not experience dodgy bills as other reviewers. Food is in line with what you pay, so not bad after all.

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Clayton
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

The good: - full menu the day before Passover (not limited by kosher rules) - waiter was nice and attentive - food was good quality and served warm - the LISTED prices on the menu were not bad The bad: When we were told the total for our meal (we were not given a check with each meal legibly listed),... More 

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Thank bcromes
Lynbrook, New York
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Our first night in Tiberius we ate at Big Ben. The service for the most part was good but not great. From my experience during my trip to Israel I have come to the realization that the food is amazing but the service is just average. The lamb kebab I had was good but I had better lamb during my... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Pensacola, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

The food was about average but what made this restaurant great was convenient location, Omar our server, and his attention to everything. We had the big mixed grill and it was very good. We sat outside with a heater and Omar made sure everything was in order. The food was good but the service was great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midrahov Town Centre, Tiberias, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Northern District  >  Galilee  >  Tiberias
Description
Big Ben is one of the biggest bars/restaurants on the pedestrian street in Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Israel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?