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“when in Ein Kerem, don't hesitate”

Matilda Country Cooking
Ranked #557 of 738 Restaurants in Jerusalem
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This is not Cordon Bleu. You don't need to mortgage anything to eat at Matilda. You need to be lucky enough to choose it.
The missus & I went in with precious little time to spare, a big thirst and a little appetite. The menu seems well rounded. We opted for the local version of kebab, French fries and draught Goldstar (for the uninitiated, this is a local dark lager).
Service was prompt and courteous, without fawning or cloying. The meat was moist and tasty with its tahini garnish; the fries were well done and done well, hot crisp, not oily. The lager was just great, not flat in any way, not watery, and not brain-freezing as some would have it.
The price we paid goes straight to 5 stars for value.
And yes, the A/C ducts over each table may seem to some to be a bit sci-fi, or somewhat clinical, but they allow the wide windows to be kept open and keep the guests dry and comfy!

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

During a recent visit to Jerusalem, we spent a day in Ein Kerem... checking out Yad Vashem and the churches related to John the Baptist. We decided last minute to grab something to eat and this restaurant had a broad menu and looked good. Having experienced some indifferent service at many restaurants in Jerusalem, we were thrilled we the friendly welcome and efficient service. Matilda is pretty basic inside, in line with it's promise of 'country cooking', while there are air conditioning ducts aimed at every table and a kind of spare shabby-chic decor.

There is very much something for everyone on the menu. We tried a few of the country highlights, including an incredibly well prepared hummus with crumbled lamb pieces as well as a very rich stuffed pepper. The more 'western' dishes such as the hamburger for my son were very well prepared, far better than expected.

I can't say that I've tried any other restaurants in Ein Kerem, however would wholeheartedly recommend a meal at Matilda... great service and far better food than expected, perhaps some of the best food we had in Jerusalem.

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