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Souk Medina


This place gets a lot of mixed reviews. I have been a few times and have contrasting experiences and overall views on each visit. One of the main reasons that could affect your experience is where are seated and the time of week you visit. There are 3 floors to this very large and Moroccan themed restaurant and bar. The traditional and authentic Decor adds to the experience and atmosphere of being in a foreign land. There are 3 levels, a top floor balcony style area, the large main floor and the low light basement style cave.

The seats downstairs are very small and the table is low which means your knees are hitting the table and is rather uncomfortable. You have to keep leaning forward to get your food, people with a bad back you have been warned!

As for the food it can be best described as average and some what disappointing. Most food lacks flavour and the quality of meats tends to be poor. Again, its hit and miss. I know my arab food well, the best test of any place is how good the chicken wings are, if you can’t get that right you might be in trouble. Here the wings where “just okay” nothing to shout about. A few points are scored on presentation. I’m having hard time recalling on how good the food i ordered was as i came here on my birthday last year. (Sept 12) It was with a group of 8 , I ordered the Lamb Cutlets and well again the word disappointing comes to mind, it just lacked any imagination or taste. Not very memorable – which is why im finding it hard to talk about the food. This place is mainly for the experience, one of these experiences is the Belly Dancing.

Another area that needs improvement is service and staff attitude, theres 2 extremes, either food takes too long or they bring starters and mains out together.

Like many diners i used my tastecard and got 50% off the food, i wouldn’t even consider eating here if it wasn’t for my trusty tastecard.

Food – 3
Atmosphere – 4.5
Service – 3
Value – 3.5

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