Eating in Marrakesh

Restaurant in souks of Marrakech

Un déjeuner à Marrakech Rather a long name for a restaurant, it has nevertheless earned a good reputation by providing excellent and beautifully presented meals and delicious desserts. Excellent value for money.. There are several floors with a roof terrace about three floors up—if you still have energy to mount the stairs. It’s north along

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Café in oldest restored riad in the medina of Marrakech

  Café littéraire is one of the oldest renovated riads in Marrakech. Dar Cherifa is an ancient residence in the old city that has been restored by a well-known figure in Marrakech, Abellatif Aït Ben Abdallah, whose mission is to restore the ancient architecture of Marrakech so they can be enjoyed and appreciated by all

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Baghrir Moroccan pancakes

Baghrir (or beghrir) are delicious Moroccan pancakes – best described by the French words for it – mille trous – a thousand holes. We often serve them in our riad in Marrakesh–Riad Sapphire and Spa, luxury boutique hotel in the medina of Marrakesh. Come and try them out. Bon appetit! For great recipes, visit our

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Friendly Marrakech

Most people who visit Marrakech find the locals extremely friendly. One woman has taken this theme of hospitality and has turned it on its head with a blog-post called ‘how to make friends with Marrakech.’ In the blog, called Adventures of Venus (which focuses on ‘travel stories, yarns and musings…’), she describes, amongst other things,

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Marrakech – a place for inspiration

Five minutes of inspiration A great way to get inspired about Marrakech and all it has to offer is to look at the wealth of wonderful photography available on the web. We recently stumbled upon this page which highlights just a few of the amazing things that you can see, buy, touch and photograph in

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The need for cheese

While we love Moroccan food, there are certain foods that we often get cravings for that are not always that easy to find. One of these is of course – cheese! With so many French expats in the city, thankfully it isn’t too hard to source good selections of cheese and dairy produce. One of

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Marrakech Food Tours

It’s rare that a visitor leaves Marrakech without a newly-found passion for the local food. We offer lovely, home-cooked salads and tagines in our own riad and happily recommend plenty of interesting places to eat in and around Marrakech (many of our favourite places can be found here on this blog). But, if you’re keen

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Le Jardin Restaurant

  If like us, you love the rooftop at Café des Épices but sometimes find it too crowded, head over to its sister restaurant, Le Jardin. It’s just a short stroll away. Set in the flowery courtyard of a restored riad, Le Jardin is a curious space where you’ll see projected art-house movies on the

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I Limoni Restaurant in Marrakesh

Sometimes you just want somewhere that reminds you of your favourite Italian go-to restaurant back home. To drink lemonade, eat pasta and gently download all the experiences, sights and sounds of the Medina in the shade. I Limoni is that place. An Italian restaurant that doubles up as a coffee shop in the heart of

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Marrakchi street food – get involved!

Moroccan soul food is best sampled on the street, or in someone’s home. As a tourist it can be hard to secure an invite while on vacation, so after you’ve tried the delicious homecooked food at our riad, wander the makeshift food stalls around Djmaa el-Fna and surrounding streets. It is a quintessential Marrakchi experience.

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