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I used to love this restauarant. One of my favourites in Israel. The arranchini were great. Great salads. Excellent breakfast.
This time. Asked for breakfast. No! Soup! And instead of apologising, the waitress hovvered in the virtually empty restaurant in a manner that said "Come...on - Have another guess before I say no again"
Got up and left. Unlikely to come back.
I don't mind paying higher prices for good food and service . Not here.More
We’ve tried twice this place. The service is bad, bad, bad. We travelled 25 minutes to get there and they told us they were changing the menu and kitchen is closed. They could have written in their website that the place will be closed for...three days, but they just don’t care. Once we did arrive, at least say sorry for the inconvenience and offer a free coffee, and say next time on us, something to show you want us as clients and you are truly sorry for your mess up.
We decided to give a second chance and showed up for Friday breakfast. They told us that the only option to eat is buffet, and read this well “we can only sit for ONE HOUR!! After one hour we have to stand and leave, or we will be told to leave. This is their policy!!!
We left again without eating and with a very bad feeling.More
This is a Kosher dairy venue. I was there for a Friday bat mitzvah brunch/lunch and really enjoyed the fresh hors d'oeuvres and entrees.
Without being asked, at the end of the event the staff packed up the leftover foods in take-away trays, corked the...wines and gave it all to the family to take home or distribute - something I'd never seen done before.
It was also clear their Friday Brunch is popular; places were reserved in advance.More
Friday mornings they only have a buffet breakfast .
The salads selection is attractive fresh and large,some of them with adventurous ingredients mixes and some strangely tasteless. Large selection of cheeses and cheese mixtures but nothing exciting and filling the expectation with such a name(The...goat's path). Even though it is a self service buffet there ids a large group of high-school teenagers who do not know what they are supposed to do and do not even try to be nice to the paying guests while bringing the coffee or clearing the tables.
Certainly not worth what is charged for the buffet breakfast .More
There are two restaurants in the Tal Shahar moshav, where they raise goats -- both feature dairy products prepared from goats' milk. I happened to eat at both of them in the same week, and so was able to compare. I was at Shvil Izim...with a small family group for breakfast, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Some had typical "Israeli breakfasts" (with salad, eggs, cheeses), others had the "shakshuka" (I particularly recommend the "Shvil Izim Shakshuka", with goat's milk feta cheese and fried eggplant), and yet others ordered the cheese platter or even a pizza. The service was good, and the food excellent. Highly recommended.More
We were hiking in the area viewing the beautiful spring wildflowers gracing the mountains in Moshav Tal Shahar where this restaurant is located, so we stopped in for lunch. I had the fish and chips, which was recommend by the waitress, my wife had the...crunchy mushrooms and our guest had eggplant carpaccio and a baby green salad. My wife's mushrooms were excellent, stuffed with goat cheese and herbs, Our guest truly enjoyed her meal as well. Me however, is another story. Although the fish was tasty it was not the type of fish normally served as fish and chips (halibut or cod). The menu said the fish was dipped in a tempura sauce and fried, but what I got was a limp sparse coating. The chips were very tasty but they were not chips but rather potato wedges. Everything was tasty and I ate the whole thing but it wasn't fish and chips. The servers were excellent and very attentive, the one we had spoke English and we were given English menus. The ambiance was great and we had our meal on the covered balcony. If we're ever in the area again we'll definitely consider stopping in again but this time I won't order the fish and chips.More
Date of visit: March 2018
Shvil I, General Manager at Shvil Izim, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018
hey Jack!thank you for the review!
we are glad you had good time and we hope to see you again!we just launched our new menu!hope you can come and enjoy it!
Talk Shachar location is easily accessed - and this Friday is was a wonderful day with nice spring weather amidst of a winter. What can spoil that. Well - a branch at Shvil Izim succeeded in that. I don't know what happened - was it...the variety of food that was not that diverse? Or was it the mediocre mood of the people who prepared the dishes? Or maybe it was the chef who ruined the eggs (and you need to be in a really bad mood to ruin Sunny side up eggs...), or maybe it was the slow service making me asking where is my coffee ordered 10 minutes ago? I don't, know, maybe it was a combination of all of this. They should definitely to improve themselves. 85 NIS per person in buffet style breakfast (not sure why it is called brunch) for basic menu. You can add for specials. Btw, check your bill - on busy Fridays they can easily be mistaken adding more to it (forgot to mention this too to reasons of disappointment). They have potential - but they need to quickly improve in order to live up to it.More