1 floor restuarant on Seffarine Place
Seffarine Place, Fez, Morocco
1 floor restuarant on Seffarine Place Fez Reviews
Listening to the noise during lunch Oct 26, 2013
After having explored the medina during the morning we are getting a bit hungry and end up at the Place as Seffarine where the brass makers have their shops. There are a couple of restaurant and we go up in one on the first floor of a building (only restaurant on the first floor on the square) it is a very local restaurant with no menu - you just order something you like when you watch the kitchen in the back of the restaurant.
We end up ordering a kefta tagine and some fried lamb. The main meal is decent - but the really good part of the meal is actually the four small starters which come without charge before we get the meal. They are all delicious and we are actually semi full by the time our actual meal arrives.
The service is good - but a bit funny. We ask for more bread - and there are nothing in the restaurant instead they send a boy down and get a couple of breads from a nearby shop selling bread. This obviously ensures the bread is all fresh - but it takes the boy a few minutes to get the bread. The same thing happened when we asked for mint tea - for some reason the restaurant aren’t producing their own mint tea instead they send the boy down to get it from a nearby café. The same thing obviously goes for the mint tea - it takes a few minute for it to arrive. But the mint tea was still nice and warm when we got it.
The main attraction about the restaurant is the view over the square - so you should go for a window seat if you can. Unfortunately the window seats were all taken when we came to the restaurant but when the other guest left we changed seats and enjoyed the view while drinking our mint teas.
There is a toilet on the roof of the building. You really should go up here even if you don’t need to go for the toilet since there is a decent view over the medina from up here - so grab your camera and go for the view during your lunch or dinner. You can’t actually see the brass makers since they are directly below the restaurant - but you can hear their hammering which at times make the restaurant somewhat noisy.
A bad surprise was the prices for the meal. There was no price sign so we assumed the price was kind of standard for Fes - but when we paid we were told a price which was around twice as much as it should have been for a restaurant of this standard.
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