The mall has a couple of levels, and there are stairs and an elevator to get from one to another. BIGA is on top with a nice terrace, though my friends and I ate inside.
The menu was interesting, even though it's a chain. I had a delicious lentil salad and tried the bread, so I could review it...
My friends tried other dishes, and we were all very happy with our selections. Another good thing was that the staff was very accommodating when we requested that they lower the volume of the music.
I was the youngest in the group, and most of us are at the stage where hearing conversation can be difficult when there's too much background noise. We made a point to sit in a quiet corner.
The BIGA Bakery is very popular. My friends also stocked up on their bread. I saw that they also have a selection of gluten free breads. I couldn't find the opening hours, but the telephone number is 03-7721779, and it's on 2 Moriah Street, Ariel, across from the Ariel University.
We all agreed that BIGA is the best restaurant in Ariel. I just hope it keeps up its standards.