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“Mandragora...Paradise”

Mandragora Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 193 Restaurants in Lublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Israeli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
cheshire
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mandragora...Paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

This restaurant, located in the Lublin's Old Town, is tastefully decorated and the staff helpful.We sat outside as the temperature was unusually high for August.The service was very good as was the Jewish cuisine.A little pricey compared to other restaurants in Lublin but good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mandragora still resting on its laurels”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

The food overall was quite good but definitely priced too high for what we got (falafel, chicken liver-hardly top end) -the starters were the best part though. Great bread, hummus etc. The only bad taste in my mouth was returning for breakfast the next morning. We ordered some black coffees and one person wanted milk. The brought us the milk and charged us 3zl for it! The coffee was already exorbitantly priced. Now I'm sorry but when you've spent several hundred zl in a restaurant and then they charge you for a small drop of milk it's a real shame. That's the only thing I will remember about our experience here. Are they really that short of money that they need to do this to customers?

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank shaun o
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Warsaw, Poland
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

a bit expensive but very good food. very good and quick service.
it is located very well on the Main Square in Lublin.

  • Visited August 2013
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NH
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Out of everything we wanted. Tastes were bland”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Decided to try this because the place was cute and the menu loked interesting. Ordered drinks. Then after savoring them for a while, we tried to order. Out of one duck dish. Out of another. Out of goose pipke. No latkes. You get the picture. And we weren't told this until we were ready to order.

Finally settled on falafel and a beef dish with salads. Salads were okay, but overdressed. The main courses were not good -- really, the only bad meal we've had in 3 weeks in the Baltic.

This place was a complete disappointment.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank phbNh
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Wailea, Hawaii
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70 reviews
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“Very Uninspired”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Never ate Israeli before so decided to try this -- Lublin was known historically for a large Jewish community so we thought this would be good. It was the most disappointing meal we have had on our travels -- been traveling through the Baltic for 3 weeks now and have been very pleased with the food overall. This was a real let-down.

To start they didn't have several things on the menu -- 2 duck dishes (which were our first choices), the goose neck app (also something we wanted) and the latkes. We were not told about the many things they were out of until my husband had ordered a bottle of wine so we stayed. Do not order the falafel, it lacks seriously in flavor. I had the beef with brown sauce, which was a mediocre piece of meat with a lackluster sauce.

I will say the decor was pleasant and the service very good. But certainly would not recommend the food.

Visited July 2013
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