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“Don't believe all the reviews!!!!!”
Review of The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden
Ranked #38 of 104 Restaurants in Oludeniz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't believe all the reviews!!!!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

I was approached by "Bobby" who got a bad review on here! But hey we went to buzz bar with free wi fi and reviewed it ourselves.... Not many negative comments to be honest.... Service was fantastic food was fantastic and atmosphere was great! I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Bobby himself is a character and if you are worldly and have travelled you have to respect the difference in cultures and respect the fact he is good at his job.... We came back after initially disbelieving :)))))

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1 Thank MicheleChiro
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great food and prices”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food was brilliant and at the right price we ate there many times. Drinks are also very competitive The bar dancers and fire dancers were fantastic. Well worth a visit or 2

Visited September 2012
Thank stephen s
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No way!”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I have read a lot of the reviews about this restaurant and I certainly didn't visit the same place!
The 'eating place' is one of those places where you are accosted in the street by a slick individual who seems to believe that he is something special. Bobby is not special,he is a 'Lounge Lizard' with an inflated sense of his and his establishments importance.
This is a very average eating place trying to encompass too many cuisines and in most cases failing miserably-do a few things very well and play to your strengths! A couple of his more expensive dishes are good and quite authentic , a justification of the cooks potential given the chance!
The food is often overcooked and dried out and their definition of 'melt in the mouth' could only be justified by tenderising it with a mallet for half an hour!
The vegetable markets here are full of fresh produce ,so why use frozen mixed vegetables and then not even heat them through. I mentioned this to 'Bobby' and his response was that they couldn't keep going to the market and storing vegetables. It seems strange that other places do it, but he can't or maybe won't.
If you want average food,a smooth operator and young studs dancing on the bar, then this is the place for you. If you want to eat good authentic Turkish food there are some real Turkish restaurants a short walk away

1 Thank MandandDave
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Fun Night”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Had a very enjoyable evening here. Better entertainment than in some of the hotels. Attentive and helpful staff.

Visited September 2012
Thank AngieShropshire
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Tromso, Norway
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Never again”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Only went in because the owner (I think he said he was the owner) said the food was great and he wouldn't let us pay if we didn't like it. Ordered the 'Magic Garden Special' (for 2). There was nothing special about it. Different type of meat served in a boring sauce with very over-cooked vegetable, and dull chips on the side. I was very disappointed as this was their own prepared dish, and I had expectations. The meat was OK, but the dish as a whole was poor. We did tell them we didn't think the meal was good, but he just said "well, sometimes this happens"... Would not go again.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank LouiseHenkel
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