Eating in Marrakesh

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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Up to now known only to a few – one of the best places to eat in Guèliz, Marrakech

Association Amal – it doesn’t sound trendy or chic. It’s authentic and serves good food. Eat and help others – a simple concept but one full of hope for women chosen to benefit from the training program by this association.  Barely a year old, Amal (‘Hope’ in Arabic), offers very tasty meals, beautifully presented and

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Moroccan wine

    One of the newer ‘new world’ producers, many people are surprised by just how good a lot of Moroccan wine is. Red wine dominates the market but there are plenty of strong recent batches of Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc too, which suit the climate a little better.     One example

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Level Five Restaurant in Marrakesh

Restaurant and bar Level Five is hidden away on the fifth and sixth floor of a smart building in Gueliz (Immeuble ben Hafsia 2, Place du 16 Novembre, Guéliz). It has, just recently, been taken over by a new team and has had a facelift, so even if you have been before now is the

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Pop-up at Le Jardin, restaurant in Marrakesh

As one of the world’s best shopping destinations, it’s no wonder that Marrakech has jumped on the worldwide pop-up shop craze. One of the best to keep an eye on is the one held at the restaurant Le Jardin. Pop Up Shop occasionally takes over the first floor of Le Jardin in Souk El Jeld

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Sweet Tooth?

If all that haggling in the souk has made you hungry, head down to Patisserie de Princes on the rue Bab Agnaou. As one of the best-loved sweet shops and patisserie cafes in Marrakech, it is popular with everyone from local school children to backpackers and wealthy ex-pats. Best of all, if you’ve got a

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