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“Just Magical, Just Go!”
Review of The Ruined Garden

The Ruined Garden
Ranked #6 of 211 Restaurants in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $25
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: *** We are closed for our annual summer holiday 11th to 26th July, open again at 18.00 on 27th July with a new menu *** The cafe/restaurant is in the ruins of a courtyard house in the ancient imperial city of Fez. (Some signs will direct you downhill to us from Batha, though many guys on the street will tell you we are closed!, we are open 1300 to 21.30 every day, except for the second half of July) Serving street foods, cakes and pastries, fresh juices (eg watermelon or cucumber & mint or date and orange blossom milk) and Modern Moroccan lunches & dinners (Beef & Almond Kefta, Spiced onion tart, changing dishes of the day) (Also 7 hour lamb 'Mechwi' to be ordered in advance) The emphasis is on fresh local produce. When it is hot there is shade and sun hats, when cold or wet there is a salon with a log fire looking out into the garden, though when wet reservations essential and during high seasons (Christmas, Easter, May & October) We are situated 5 minutes from Talaa Seghira and the same distance from Batha. * No alcohol I am sorry to say * We offer a free escort service to and from your accommodation within the medina, though call in advance to arrange this. A couple of notes - 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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“Just Magical, Just Go!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My friends and I stumbled across this place while on a guided tour around the Fes medina, and boy what a find it was! Such a magical setting to have lunch or dinner in. Amazing food, gorgeous venue, and a great host.

Visited July 2013
Thank RoseAriane
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“Hidden away but worth the search”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A little of the beaten track this open air garden setting is a welcome change from the hustle in the centre of the medina. Run by an Englishman and providing Moroccan food options that are variants of local dishes that will delight the pallet and are not just lamb in a tagine or mainly couscous. Robert is a helpful and relaxed host, so one feels that it is essential to return once you have experienced what is on offer

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank pete h
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