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“Good service but food so-so”
Review of Mantra Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Mantra Restaurant & Wine Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Italian, Israeli, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good service but food so-so”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Having been recommended by the hotel receptionist, we looked forward to some good hearty food. The restaurant was in a little lane which can be tricky to find.

The service was good and attentive but the food was a slight let down. The gazpacho was ok but uninspiring. The main of fried seafood was just ok and probably could be crispier. My partner had a grilled aubegine but it was lacking in flavour, apart from smoke, and the main of seafood pasta was passable but nothing special.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Josephoz
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good euro-style food and local wines by the glass”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

The food was very good, the service fine and they offered 10-14 local wines by the glass (and they were pretty good, too). Besides the local wine the wine menu was rather limited and not that interesting. After diner time the place turns into a more lively place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ohlnielsen
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Dupont, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great pick in the middle of Jerusalem”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great service is the first thing you will notice. We felt like the staff was pleased that we showed up to eat there. How refreshing is that? The food was great and the overall ambiance was like being somewhere familiar with friends. We selected this restaurants based on other reviews from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. They have a good selection of tasty Israeli wines, especially the reds. Just ask the server what is the local recommendation to eat and you will get an honest answer that will not disappoint. Please enjoy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank williamg907
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect dining experience”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I choose this place by chance when decided to try something new on the Independence Day, and we were very surprised by our luck.

Every dish we ordered was perfect, the service was quick and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Actually, I cannot think of a place with better cuisine in Jerusalem these days. So if you eat non-kosher, don't miss Mantra!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ifyr
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent all around”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were delighted with our dining experience at Mantra. The staff was great -- friendly, attentive, and helpful. The food was excellent: Flavorful dressings and sauces, food cooked to perfection and well presented - from the appetizers through to dessert. (We had the lettuce hearts with roquefort, beetroot carpaccio, chicken breast, sea bream, and panna cotta. No disappointments whatsoever.) We'll definitely return during our stay in Jerusalem.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JJGlass
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