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The Ruined Garden

Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui | Fez medina, Fes 30110, Morocco
+212 649-191410
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion tart” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (47 reviews)
“sardines” (25 reviews)
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African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui | Fez medina, Fes 30110, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the place! The staff is friendly, the atmosphere - beyond amazing, the food - more than delicious! I was particularly impressed by the orange and dates milk shake and the dessert with dates' cream and sweet potato jam!

Thank Cvetelina D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our riyad, and even thou it eas at night and we had to go via the start of the medina it was sage and easy to find. Menu card interesting selection, by far the best food we had...More

Thank mfl1969
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful meal here. The restaurant is in an old courtyard and provides a nice break from the medina. Came here twice during my stay in Fes and both times the food and service was great. I’d recommend the smoked aubergine and Beef &...More

Thank CulturalPassports
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice and affordable place. Great decor, professional staff, well cooked food and fair price. What else?

Thank vitorcunha
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the gardens are quite badly kept and dirty, food is excellent (no wine !...they do not have the License..)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Beautiful surroundings and a welcome fire on a cool February afternoon. The food was the best we have had in Fes. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service at the ruined garden is exceptional, the bread fantastic, and the atmosphere amazing. For such a great place that is turning people away, we would have expected the food to have a bit more pizzazz. The soup and salads were relatively bland (although...More

Thank Josh A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at a breadmaking class with Najia and Omar. We learned how to make several types of bread as well as about Fes, family life, etc. The organizers were also incredibly understanding when we had to reschedule after getting stuck in...More

Thank wayfaringjane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good. Not much variety in food, ordered Bessara soup which was pretty bad. Harira soup was ok (I had better soup in Cinema cafe). Beef Tagine was average. No chicken dish, the only one on the menu was Moroccan chicken wings which were...More

1  Thank Qas_bas
Otman R, Guest Relations Manager at The Ruined Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate you have taken the time to write your feedback about your experience at our restaurant, I am glad to hear that you found our service good and that you enjoyed the saffron and date cream, on the other hand, it seems that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruined garden was very pretty and comfortable in front of the log fire. The service was decent in our experience, better than suggested in other reviews. However, the food was nothing special. We had the aubergine salad, the lentil stew and the tajine. The...More

Thank Heather A
Otman R, Guest Relations Manager at The Ruined Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback and for taking the time to write,I am very happy to hear that you liked the garden and felt comfortable sitting by the log fire, on the other hand, it is saddening to hear that you haven't enjoyed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui | Fez medina, Fes 30110, Morocco (Formerly Ruined Garden)
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Fes-Boulemane Region  >  Fes
  • Phone Number: +212 649-191410
  • E-mail
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.
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