Eating in Marrakesh

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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Suite dreams – in our new riad in Marrakesh

There was no space for boring, cookie-cutter style rooms in our new riad. Each suite has been lovingly designed with the guest’s comfort in mind every step of the way. You’ll see that we have a gemstone theme, which is apparent in the colour scheme and energy of each suite. Here we explain in just

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Opening of our new luxury boutique hotel / riad in Marrakech

Drumroll please…. Riad Sapphire is now officially OPEN! We have worked day and night to make sure that our brand new, all-suite riad stands out in the crowd. We believe what we have created is unique that it interprets a vivid and modern take on classic Moorish architecture, complemented by clean lines and restrained décor.

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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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Modern restaurant French cuisine in Gueliz, Marrakesh

Karobase A very modern restaurant in Guèliz. It’s a little out of the way so not as well-known as others on the main roads. If you go north on Mohamed V to the La Flamme Restaurant (on the corner of Avenue Khattabi), take the road that is diagonally opposite (rue Drâa). It’s the second street

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Chic café in the medina of Marrakesh

  Krem Kafé 7 The opening of new cafés is hard to keep up with.  My latest discovery is a chic café called Palais Khum in the street down from Dar el Bacha (where the sentries stand outside). The antique stores round about are also upgrading their image by making modern renovations to make their

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Cheap and cheerful in the medina of Marrakesh

Restaurant Oscar Progrés On the middle road of the roads leading south of the main square, Place Jemaa’ el Fna’, on the rue Bani Marine, you’ll find Restaurant Oscar Progrés. It’s not chic but is a favourite of travellers and locals.  Ambience provided by ceramic tile walls with a band of sculpted plaster above –

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