Eating in Marrakesh

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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Day trips to La Palmeraie or the Atlas Mountains

Whether you want to lounge by the pool, go trekking, play tennis, enjoy a camel ride or simply practice we can recommend two fantastic settings for you to do so –  one in the lush Palmeraie and the other in the foothills of the magical Atlas Mountains Jnane Tamsna, Palmeraie Set in 9 acres of

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Café in the medina of Marrakech

Un déjeuner à Marrakech – rather a long name for a simple café in the medina of Marrakech. I came across it walking from the main square, Place Jemaa’ el Fna’ to the Palais Bahia, taking rue Kennaria.  It’s a nice street to walk down with lots of interesting shops.  This café is in a

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Café des Epices, near the Place Jemaa el Fna’, Marrakech

There were days when you could tramp around the markets for hours and never find a café to sit down and have a rest – now cafés in the medina are springing up all over. This one is just behind the main square, Place Jemaa’ el Fna’. It’s a welcome place to sit down and

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Café de la Poste, Marrakech

Café de la Poste has been around for a long time – with authentic 1920s colonial décor–soaring high ceilings, wicker chairs, slowly rotating fans and potted palms. The Grand Café de la Poste is a favourite of Marrakech’s trendy local and expat crowd for long, casual lunches and indulgent dinners. The menu is a mix

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Café du Livre Marrakesh

Café du Livre  is a bookstore/restaurant that specializes in international food and is often visited by ex-pats and book lovers. Located in the new city of Guèliz, it is hidden away just behind the rue Tarik ben Ziad, it is a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Here

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