“ Jerash, Jordan „
Artemis restaurant is a buffet style restaurant in Jerash, Jordan. After an intense morning touring the amazing Roman ruins nearby our bus took us here for lunch. Although locals do eat here, the restaurant seems to get most of its business from tourists, and there is plenty of parking outside. It is a 4-5 minute drive from the ruins, seemingly a little on the edge of town. As you approach you will see tables outside, but although sunny when we went, it was quite a cold day in December, so we elected to eat inside and were all seated together on a long table.
The standard price for the buffet is 10JD (£10) which includes a fruit dessert and mint tea, but they can make you a sandwich if you prefer. The price also includes tax and service. I am not sure if you pay more for dinner, or if they have any extra dishes or an a la carte menu. I elected to have the buffet. There is a good selection of meze style items: bread, hummus, baba ganoush and other dips alongside potato salad with peas, macaroni and sauces (cold) and other salad type items. There were a number of hot dishes also - mainly lamb or chicken dishes with rice or in some sort of sauce. They also had a vegetarian lasagne which was surprisingly nice, and I also enjoyed the spicy tomato sauce with the macaroni.
Dessert consisted of bananas, apples and oranges and you helped yourself. I had a diet Pepsi to drink which was a further 1JD. Beer is quite steep at 5JD. Service for drinks could be quicker, as we were part the way through our food before they arrived. The restaurant is large and I am sure they could cater for small groups if they just turned up. I was impressed with the loos which were very smart and clean. Eating in Jordan was not as cheap as I expected, and overall I thought this restaurant was relatively good value with a good range of tasty dishes and this restaurant is worth a visit if you are in the area.