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Review of The Ruined Garden

The Ruined Garden
Ranked #21 of 241 Restaurants in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$26
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set in the ruins of a courtyard house in Old Fez. We serve Tapas at lunch, street foods, also cakes and pastries, fresh juices (eg watermelon or cucumber & mint or date and orange blossom milk) and Modern Moroccan dinners (*7 hour lamb 'Mechwi' or Pigeon B'Stella order in advance*) When it is hot there is shade and sun hats, when cold or wet there is a salon with a log fire. When wet or during high season (Christmas, Easter, May & October) reservations essential. We are situated 5 minutes from Talaa Seghira & the same distance from Batha, there are some painted signs. *No alcohol I am sorry to say* We offer an escort service to & from your accommodation within the medina, call in advance to arrange this (20 dirham) All tips and gratuities go to the staff. There are cats living in the Medina of Fez, they are stray and are pest control for the city, please do not feed them in the garden. We feed them in the street outside and make sure they have water, as do all Fez residents.
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We got there about 15 minutes before it opened and the two of us sat on a table for 4 and one of the guys told us it was too big for us and to sit on a table meant for 2. Which was fine if he hadn't then allowed two girls sit there a few minutes after us. A small gripe but a bit unnecessary. Food was ok - needed seasoning, but the chicken and the bean soup was good. Chickpea pancakes were really dry. Drinks selection were good. Full of tourists, like us. Garden was a bit ramshackle (Fes Cafe has a more beautiful garden).

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I ended there after a long walk uphill. Tired and hungry. It just a ruined garden with some cafe average food. A nice break from the busy Medina tough.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a really charming place to eat and relax. It can get busy, so maybe consider walking by and making a reservation on your way around the medina, and then come back for your scheduled time (or you may be able to get right in, if you come at the right time). Great food and ambiance. Romantic setting and pretty photogenic too. There are several signs on the walls of the medina that will help point you to the place, so keep an eye out (as it is helpful).

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Otman R, Guest Relations Manager at The Ruined Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear TravelbugAZ,

Thank you very much for the wonderful review, We are very glad to hear that you had enjoyed your experience with us, Please do come back and visit when you are in fez next,

Warm regards,Otman

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Moroccan cuisine in its finest execution. Quirky, funky garden restaurant with great staff and great food.

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Otman R, Guest Relations Manager at The Ruined Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018


Dear Brian,

It was an absolute pleasure having you staying and dining with us, Thank you very much for the nice review, it truly pleases us to hear that you had enjoyed you experience with us, We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the future,

Warm regards,Otman

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The food is good. The surroundings are just serene and beautiful. Great spot to stop for a snack and coffee / tea. The food is a 4 of 5. Nothing wrong with it at all - we just had some tastier food at other places.

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