From fine-dining to street food, Marrakech is a foodie’s paradise. Moroccan cuisine is characterised by its blend of berries, chili, cinnamon, nutmeg and turmeric. Marrakech’s specialty is tanija, which is essentially a slow-cooked beef stew. Orange juice or mint-garnished green tea is the traditional drinks to wash down meals.
The Gastro MK in Marrakech offers France and Morocco on a plate. The restaurant serves a five-course meal on the terrace. Chef Omar El Ouahssoussie took over the Gastro from Gordon Ramsey’s disciple, Andrew West. The menu features filet mignon tagine and creative dishes from local ingredients including fig tiramisu. The restaurant offers cooking classes on booking.
La MaisonArabe has the finest of Marrakech’s musicians play under lantern-lit skies. The theme is mostly set to exude a homely vibe. Slow-cooked caramelised pumpkin and saffron infused lamb with orange garnish on the hammam with herbs and spices make the house’s specialties.
The Al Fassia will welcome you with a scrumptious feast. Herb-stuffed fish, slow-roasted lamb with almonds and couscous make the menu at Al Fassia. The Al Fassia combines refinement with richness. The restaurant is one that invites a strong palate.
The Moroccan-themed Villa Flore serves eggplant caviar and duck confit with a bottle of chardonnay. French doors and velvet divans characterise the setting of the restaurant.
Getting a reservation at this restaurant with 20 spots is a Herculean task. Chef Cecile Marot serves his signature seasonal Moroccan-Mediterranean food. Kaffir lime sauce, creamy pumpkin soup garnished with cinnamon and tartetatin coupled with apples from the Atlas Mountains are served here.
Souk Kafe provides the goodness of wholesome Marrakech food. The staff will gently ensure that you finish your meals. Souk Kafe’s tables are laden with a feast of tender tangia, lamb stew, vegetables, and of course, green tea!
The henna café has a henna-tattoo salon attached to it. Started by four British entrepreneurs, this cafe serves everything from potato and egg sandwich to falafel and lamb kofta. The benefits go to non-profits and Marrakech’s new centre for the disabled. They have language classes and a mehendi workshop as well.
French cuisine served under a tent. Croque-monsieur, turkey ham sandwiches and home-baked quiche are on the menu. With the Koutoubia minaret in view, this is one French-Moroccan experience you’ll never forget.
This family restaurant is not only wholesome and warm, offering its traditional Moroccan hospitality to its visitors; it also offers paid internships, literacy classes and training to women in financial need. How about a chicken wrap or seafood bastilla for your meal and then lemon cheesecake or almond biscuits for desert? This restaurant even has a play area for children filled with art supplies and toys. You can relax and unwind while the chef takes you through a hands-on lesson of what goes inside a hearty, delectable, traditional Moroccan meal!
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