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The Basin Restaurant

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All'interno del sito archeologico di Petra | 2 km dall'hotel rowne Plaza Hotel, Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
+962 7 9720 3384
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... for some food and relaxation. This restaurant is a buffet, with both interior and outdoor covered seating. All of the typical Jordanian buffet fare is included from mezzes, to salads, to main courses, and desserts. Since this restaurant is deeply into Petra, you have walked a few miles before you arrive. This is a good place to relax and... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the walk in, we thought we might like a sandwich, but not a full meal. They only serve a buffet for 14 euros. Good area outside in the shade. Air conditioning inside. WiFi if you have the meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic and very large buffet meal! Traditional Jordanian food and international staples. Hospitality and service is top notch. Highly recommend stopping in here for a nice little break after a long hike.

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Thank Joe M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here as part of our Petra tour, it was another 12-14 JOD per head buffet. Drinks were 2 JOD per can, coke etc and 2.5 for water. The place was fairly empty when we arrived, but after 3-4 hours of walking it is a welcome respite to sit down in a clean air con room and have toilets... More 

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Thank daveashuk
Sarnia, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here using inside facilities. 17JD for buffet which was a bit more than other onsite places for lunch, but the facilities here are much nicer. Food was good. On a hot day, this air conditioned location would be my top choice. Washrooms here are well maintained, which is not typical of many places in Jordan.

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Thank Marty C
Princeton, New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basin Restaurant is centrally located in the archaeological site. Remember that Petra is HUGE and often hot. This stop offers a respite from a long day of amazing touring of the ancient sites. They have a buffet with many typical Jordanian dishes which were tasty but also filling to assist visitors to charge up and keep going. We had... More 

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Thank Meg W
Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was buffet style and the starters were far the best bit. We returned on day 2 and the Manager very kindly allowed us to have only the starters at a reduced price.

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Thank MarthaJersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted to eat but it was still full of tour groups at 1:30pm, so I got a beer and sat under the trees. JOD6.5 for beer compared to 4-5 in town. When the restaurants cleared up around 2, I didn't know if I could trust the buffet so I went without lunch and had another beer. Note that the... More 

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Thank mrdom
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect location after a 4 hour hike. Very clean. Great service! We were impressed with the quality of the food at the buffet. And generous pour for our afternoon cocktail!

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Thank Ruben A
Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The restaurant supposedly opens at 10 am - but was still very much closed when we got there at 10:30 am. Which was not very nice - as we had really looked forward to a cool drink - and a nice coffee! The rebuke we received when asking for a coffee was not very pleasant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: All'interno del sito archeologico di Petra | 2 km dall'hotel rowne Plaza Hotel, Petra - Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Ma'in Governorate  >  Petra - Wadi Musa
  • Phone Number: +962 7 9720 3384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?