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Al Fassia
Tel: 024 43 40 60, Gueliz

Owned and run only by women probably one of the best traditional meals you can get in Moroccan cuisine here in Marrakech.  Although it had a great reputation, since its move, this seems to be average at best.

Café Arabe
Tel : 00 212 24 42 97 28
148 Rue El Mouassine

Good for a drink on the terrace or a light lunch.  We have had bad experiences here, so would not eat here by choice, but many of our clients have said it is excellent.

Le Tobsil
Tel: 024 44 15 23
Rmila Bab Ksour

Difficult to find, at end of the derb. Next to Riad Catalina, which is well sign posted. Romantically & intimate set this restaurant in the heart of the medina with only 12 tables, set menu but offers a selection of traditional dishes.  Great Food, Great Atmosphere.

Dar Moha
Tel: 00 212 24 38 64 00
1 Rue Dar El bacha

Set in a restored Riad opposite the El Glaoui Palace in Marrakech. Best romantic seats are around the pool in summer, with petals scattered in the courtyard alight with candles.  Moroccan cuisine with a modern twist.

Le Fondouk
Tel: 024 37 81 90
Souk EL Fassi Kaat Bennahit

In the north medina, the Fondouk is a funky place to dine with a mixed menu of French and Moroccan cuisine served on 3 levels. Very popular but hard to find.

Tel: 00 212 24 38 29 00
79 Sidi Ahmed soussi

Set in a grand old traditional house restored to its former glory, this was one of the first traditional Moroccan restaurants.  Starting with drinks & canapés on the roof terrace then followed by a 7 course degustation menu.  Only for those with an enormous appetite.

le BIS jardin des arts
6 et 7 rue Sakia El Hamra,
Akioud–Semlalia, Marrakech
Tel : + 212 (0) 24 44 66 34

Set in a nice outdoor terrace in Gueliz, Le Bis jardin des arts serve good French cuisine.  Well recommended, and not too expensive.

221 Avenue El Manour, Gueliz
Tel:  024 32 3735 

For great Italian food, Casanova is probably the best Italian restaurant served in unpretentious surroundings.

Cafe du Livre
44 Rue Tarek Ibn Zaid
Tel: 024 43 2149

Sandra opened this as an English bookshop- cafe, and it has turned into the hotspot for expats.  It is accessed from the courtyard of Hotel Toulousain.

Jema el Fna (main square)
A fantastic array of food stalls starting with basic brochettes and soup to all the offal you can eat.  Great atmosphere and well worth night out.  Also surrounding the square several restaurants which are the Marrakechie, Cherguonie, Argana all good for basic Moroccan cuisine and some fabulous cafes to sit and have tea on the terrace as you watch the world go by.

Stylia. Laksour, near the square
If you are looking for Moroccan haute cuisine with ancestral architecture and sumptuous surroundings then this place should be at the top of your list. The food is delicious, authentic entertainment and the owner gets the details right even down to the hand embroidered tablecloths and fine glassware.

Tangia, Mellah
An original riad situated near the Mellah and serving Moroccan and international cuisine.Food generally very good and the atmosphere quite relaxed, Belly dancers put on a good show too.Ideal for familiies looking for a more casual approach to the Moroccan banquet.

Maison Arabe
Started in the 1940’ by 2 French women with a keen interest in Moroccan cuisine the Maison Arabe continues to offer the very finest Moroccan menu in refined surroundings.The riad also has a cooking school where you can learn some of their culinary secrets.

The Kosy Bar
Tel: 024 38 0324
47 Place Der Ferblantiers

Near the Place des Ferblontier and the mellah,  an intimate restaurant and bar serving an A La Carte menu, even just for a quiet drink in the evenings well worth the visit.

La Grand Poste Cafe
Tel: 024 43 30 38
Gueliz opposite MacDonalds

A very new, clean style restaurant serving French A La Carte Bistro meals, set in the old post office in Gueliz.  The food is excellent, and it is reasonably priced.

Tel: 024 43 37 31
Rue Tarek IBn ziad

A fantastic Italian restaurant in Marrakech, very simple red & white checked table clothes with home cooked meals, great pasta, pizza, and not to mention the antipasta salads to start.

Bo et zin 
Tel: 00212 2438 8012
Route D'Ourika

On the Ourika Valley road 3 kms out of town, set around the gardens serving French and Thai cuisine. It has a fantastic ambience when you can eat outside in the warmer months.  Our favourite for ambience.  The food is variable, sometimes excellent, and sometimes so so, but always a nice atmosphere.

Le Comptoir    
Tel: 00 212 24 43 77 10
Avenue Echouhada , Hivernage
For a great night of fun and entertainment it has to be the Comptoir.  Upstairs starting with drinks in the bar and even tapas, downstairs the restaurant serving Moroccan and European cuisine with a floor show of Musicians, Belly Dancers throughout the evening (at least on Fridays and Saturdays).  The outside courtyard in the rear also offers the use of the Chicha pipes (hubbly bubbly) to smoke.

Le Pavillon
Tel: 00 212 24 38 70 40

A romantic and probably the most unforgettable evening, tables set around a courtyard under the orange trees and inside on split levels. Excellent French cuisine.

Tel: 024 44 0844
30 Rue Koutoubia near the
Jardin de La Koutoubia Hotel

This is our favourite Thai restaurant a few minutes walk from Jemaa El Fna. Narwarma means "fire and water" and is represented by a central fountain through which flames emerge in the middle of the restaurant. They have Thai cuisine as well as a selection of Moroccan and international cuisine.  It is set down an alley next to the Hotel Jardin De La Koutoubia, and you are guided to the restaurant by Moroccan rugs which litter the small alleyway (derb).

La Trattoria
Tel: 024 43 2641
179 Rue Mohammed El Bekal

We ate there last night.  The courtyard is amazing with wonderful foliage, bougainvillers and a tall palm tree.  One of the best Italian restaurants in Marrakech.  There is a nice bar area before you enter the restaurant.

Beldi Country Club
Some 6 km out of the city the Beldi combines natural olive grove and rose gardens with traditional rural design, a beautiful pool where lunch is served and an enticing spa and hammam. That with some interesting boutiques makes the Country Club an excellent destination to escape the demands of the souks.

Nikki Beach
Out in the palmeraie some 5 km from the city centre Nikki Beach presents itself as the hip place to be. With resident DJ, 3 pools, an Oriental twist to the international cuisine and its chic designer look. This is Dubai comes to Marrakech. Great for birthday parties and dancing into the early hours.

Pepe Nero
Tel: 00212(0) 524 389067

17, Derb Cherkaoui - Douar Graoua

In the heart of the medina, five minutes walk from the Djemaa El F'na, accessible by car and with a space to park, the new restaurant PEPE NERO, invites you to a moment of culinary pleasure with its Italian and Moroccan menu in the magnificent setting of the Palace of the former Pasha of Marrakech.  Highly rated by our clients.

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