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“I have a new favorite;)”

Cantaloupe Gastro Pub
Ranked #46 of 624 Restaurants in Amman
Price range: US$20 - US$100
Cuisines: Bar, European, Italian
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cantaloupe Gastro Pub offers a first-rate Wine & Dine experience in a relaxed hip mood, with a panoramic outdoor terrace and an open-air rooftop overlooking Amman's 7 mountain view. We have recently move to our brand new location at "The Boulevard" in Abdali. Our Rainbow street venue is planned to reopen in the summer of 2016.
Kampala, Uganda
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“I have a new favorite;)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We had 8 different main courses and 4 different appetizer/salads and some dessert. I really have to say that everything looked and tasted wonderful;) I didn't have the wine but the others were more than happy! Yummy from a food lover ;) nice music and relaxed atmosphere

  • Visited March 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Amazing view, atmospheric setting, very nice food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is definitely one of the best places to have dinner in Amman, located on a rooftop at one end of the famous, lively, posh Rainbow street. Cantaloupe bar / restaurant offers amazing, sweeping views of the city's hill and Citadels - Roman ruins included - in a cosy, atmospheric setting. The food is really nice, with a lot of continental dishes - I recommend the Parmigiana di melanzane and the crab/orange salad - served by very nice waiters to a trendy customer base. Wine and cocktails are definitely nice too. This is definitely the place to have dinner in when in Amman.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank allega
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“To forget you are in Amman...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Go to this trendy restaurant that serves nice western food with great views on the city. Excellent staff and cold urinoir. Not worth it if you want to remember you are in the middle east.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Upcharging the bill?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Had a great time at Cantaloupe, enjoying our meals and basking in the wonderful view on the rooftop terrace....until we asked for the bill.

The first thing that caught my eye immediately was that I had been charged for a completely different dish than the one I had ordered. This wouldn't have been an issue but the dish I had been charged for was about 1JD more than the one I actually consumed.

Continuing to skip down the fourth or fifth item on the bill we noticed a "Service and Tax-Free Donation" charge of 1JD. We were quite puzzled at this charge considering we were never solicited for nor consented to giving a donation.

We flagged the waiter to ask about these fishy charges. He told us that charging for the wrong meal didn't make a difference, it was the same price as the one I had consumed. If we liked, he said he could change it. We then asked about the donation. He told us that it is usually charged but if we liked, he could take it off.

He brought back the new bill with the correct meal price (which was less than the one initially charged, as I had told the waiter) and the donation taken off. While 2 JD may not seem a lot to what I presume is the usual clientele in this restaurant, 2 JD is a taxi ride back to the Tabbabrour bus station or a bus ticket from Amman to Irbid.

The meal was great and the atmosphere was incredible, but when we approached the waiter about the bill his reaction made me wonder if he intentionally upcharged us....

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Bluepunchbuggy1
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CantaloupeAmman, Owner at Cantaloupe Gastro Pub, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Bluepunchbuggy1,

We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your meal at Cantaloupe.

With regards to your remarks claiming "up charging" your bill, Cantaloupe is a proud member of King Hussein's Cancer Foundation's "Restaurant Care" Program, each and every table at Cantaloupe has a clear and visible table tent flyer stating that JD1 will be deducted from your bill, and that the proceeds will go towards the benefit of Cancer patients being treated at the KHCF, this is also displayed on our screens and projectors all over the restaurant, and is repeated about every half an hour, which also states that customers are always welcome to reverse this donation, which in your case has been done immediately and upon your request.

As for the other extra JD1 which you say has been extra charged to your bill, mistakes do happen, and we do believe this issue has been dealt with accordingly following your complaint.

We look forward to seeing you again at Cantaloupe Gastro Pub, and promise you a non "fishy" experiment, which I assure you has never been or ever will be an intentional act on Cantaloups's behalf.
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Chaine Dines Out in Amman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

This is a reletively pricey Gastro Pub, but well worth it for the food quality and choice and the setting - high up abve the city with great views and a wonderful ambience.

Visited February 2014
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