The 26th International Haifa Film Festival

The 26th International Haifa Film Festival will take place during the Sukkot holiday, from September 23-30. With the festival comes a wonderful opportunity to explore the culinary offerings of this northern city. A number of restaurants are offering special deals, in cooperation with 2eat, offering meals for only 59 NIS.

Along with the 26th International Haifa Film festival come a number of restaurants offering full meals for 59 NIS.

The festival will open with the film “Tamara Drewe” by director Steven Frears (“My Beautiful Laundrette,” “Dangerous Liaisons” and “The Queen”) that tells the story of a group of leading writers spending a weekend vacation at a country house of friends, telling stories of aging drama and the search for perfection. When the sleepy town suddenly experiences the arrival of Tamara Drewe, a beautiful young journalist, she seems to cause dreams, love, betrayal and disappointment. This British film is witty and filled with humor. “Tamara Drewe” was also featured at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. British actress Gemma Arterton (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and “Clash of the Titans”) is featured in the role of Tamara.

This year’s festival is comprised of 130 new films from forty different countries, many of which were participants in other international film festivals throughout the past year. Twenty of the participating films in Haifa were also featured at this year’s Cannes Festival.

In addition to the films, the festival is organizing other special events - panels, international conferences, master’s classes, live music in the part and, of course, restaurants that await guests with specials all week long. Here are some restaurant suggestions:

Sinta Bar:

This beautifully designed restaurant offers the delights of Chef Ram Lassari, fusion cuisine with touches of ethnic originality. The ingredients used to prepare their dishes are of the finest quality available on the market. Sinta Bar also offers fine desserts from their own bakery.


Rennstaurant is located in an ancient stone building on the edge of the Carmel designed in a classic-modern style offering a warm homey atmosphere. Chef Aviv Kolenberg manages the kitchen, adhering to strict standards of fresh high-quality Mediterranean ingredients. On the menu: meats, fish, seafood and pastas.

Villa Carmel:

The house restaurant in the boutique hotel of the same name, Villa Carmel offers a relaxing and romantic corner in the city. The restaurant offers a unique culinary experience - warm, meticulous, finely designed and simultaneously also familial. They offer special meals for children and the option to specially organize events.


This upscale Haifa bar and restaurant is located on Moriah St. in the city, a wonderful place to end your evening. The atmosphere is bubbling and happy, the spacious kitchen offers a splendid menu with an international feel designed by Chef Ofer Ben Gigi. The menu offers meats, fish and seafood treats. Most importantly, the alcohol menu will offer a splendid evening!

Full List of Participating Restaurants:
Broadway Bagel
Irish House
The Nof Hotel
Moriah 29 Coffee Bar
Yan Yan
Sleek Bar & Restaurant
Cafe Violet
Cafe Louise
Smally Bulgarian Grill
Barbarossa Bar and Kitchen