Trip advisor only allows scores on a five point scale, and ‘4’ equals ‘very good’. Surely, if 3 is average, then 4 should just be ‘good’? A poorly devised Likert scale me feels.
Anyway, this place is a 4.49, rounded down to 4, whilst other places I’ve reviewed are 3.5, rounded up to 4. Beautiful gardens, lovely place to eat. Service is fine, very French, if you expect chatty and friendly go elsewhere. Very short menu, only two starters, four mains (one had sold out, possibly the only veggie option as the others were meat and fish), and two desserts. So between three of us we had all the available starters and mains. The ubiquitous Moroccan salads tasted much better than they looked, lovely spicing, and the hot chicken salad was also good. Mains - fish was so-so, a very nice sauce on the staple chicken-preserved-lemon-olive tagine, not the best I’ve had in Morocco, but a good attempt. The star was the beef fillet in some kind of mole sauce, which was absolutely inspired.
It’s not cheap, starters were €11.50 each, but big portions. Beef and fish were €20 each, and not particularly big portions, but enough considering the portions. Desserts were apple pie or ice cream and didn’t seem that interesting, so we didn’t order them.
Overall, a really nice place. Fes Medina is full of contrasts, rich and poor side by side. You spend €120 on a nice meal for three while people beg outside, or try elaborate scams to take you to terrible restaurants for a few Dirham commission. Property developers buy up and renovate ruined riads to rent as luxury holiday lets, whilst gangs of desperate youths mill outside their doors with no work and nothing to do. Somehow, it’s not quite right.
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