We stayed at this riad. We arrived quite late into the evening so we decided to eat at the restaurant itself. Having read numerous reviews about cheap eats in morocco, the prices at this restaurant seemed a little steep. Everything was in French but fortunately the staff knew some English so they were able to help out. The owner took very good care of us and sorted us out with the right menu.
We were welcomed with a lovely candle lit table with a rooftop view of the medina. It looks much better during the day or sunset. The ambience was lovely - fireplace, traditional Moroccan Decor etc even including a local singer.
The dinner kicked off with traditional Morrocan mint tea - which we got addicted to for the rest of the trip. Followed by 13 tapas style "salad" dishes!!! We didn't know when they were going to stop putting dishes on the table - each better than the other. They were not stingy with the portions at all and took time to explain the dishes so we knew what we were eating - this was never done in most of the restaurants we tried around Fes. The owner recommended the chicken tagine which was promptly brought as soon as the dishes were cleared off from the starters. It was so yummy that we managed to find place for it in our already stuffed stomachs!! Soft to the bone, the meat was perfectly cooked and served. It was a great dinner and by the end of it we were happy to have paid the price as such. The fruit platter served as desert was lovely and wholesome - they let us take it to our room for after hours. They were very flexible in their approach!
After this experience, a bar was set and most of the sit down restaurants found it difficult to match up to the quality and quantity of the food served not to forget the service rendered.
The kitchen even arranged an after hours petit dinner for my wbrother who arrived at midnight modifying the set menu so that it was just enough for a hungry traveller at that mad hour. They went the extra mile and brought hot tea and an assortment of other beverages and fruit platter as well. Very thoughtful in general.
Breakfast was also served by the same kitchen and needless to say they brought in very well prepared food. Our server didn't know any English so for day 2, we went prepared with some basic words in French and Arabic to get what we wanted like eggs but well done in an omelette etc - and they happily complied. Our guide even recommended some traditional breakfast specialities and they had all of it prepared for our breakfast the next morning!! We were very impressed with this gesture and willingness.
Will be dining here again before our trip ends in Fes with some more variety of dishes! I would defniitely recommend at least one visit to this riad's restaurant - well done to the team of smiling women working hard in the kitchen!!
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