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“Just go, it's a gem.”
Review of The Ruined Garden

The Ruined Garden
Ranked #21 of 235 Restaurants in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $26
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Dining options: Late Night, 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.
Reviewed December 16, 2013

The staff are awesome, the place is so atmospheric and authentic with a twist, as is the food. You can't not enjoy this place, honestly.

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Thank Liljamin1
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

My partner and I visited the Ruined Garden late last month and liked it so much we went back the same night. It's a very quirky place - handwritten menus, restaurant setting quite literally in the middle of a ruined garden etc. and we loved it. The restaurant owner also owns the Riad next to it, and was very friendly to us, arranging a guide to take us to and from our Riad as were still getting to grips with the winding and weaving lanes of the Medina and this was a nice touch and very much appreciated. If you were thinking of visiting the place for dinner, I would recommend that you go on an empty stomach, I made the mistake of having a burger not long before I visiting the Ruined Garden and couldn't manage to finish my lovely main. The food is really great and the portions are sizable - my kind of place! The service is quick and efficient and really good value for money. The place also has a fire going at night which was very atmosheric and quite romantic. I couldn't recommend it more.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our visit to the Ruined Garden pretty much echoes that of other reviewers - a nice respite from the rest of the city, an interesting menu and friendly staff. There was a bit of a wait for our food (and they weren't particularly busy so it wasn't that) but we so enjoyed the ambience that it didn't matter much. Some things we ordered were disappointing but it might have been more our taste buds than the food and isn't that part of the adventure? Would definitely recommend this place to others and would visit it if I ever get back to Fes.

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Thank kirchie
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Very pretty and interesting atmosphere. Our riad setup the reservation and someone from the restaurant picked us up and brought us home again. Manager is very nice, food was terrific, and atmosphere is great. Would definitely go back again.

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Thank mmack2013
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

The Ruined Garden is the most original place ever, the decoration and atmosphere are quite unique, and is an excellent choice for those that after some days in Morocco are a little tired of traditional cuisine. They also have staff available to pick you up and drop you off at your riad, which is very useful in the maze of the medina.

Thank AzzRaa
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