Another new restaurant opening in #Marrakech
Buddha-Bar in #Marrakech Bar Lounge Restaurant with Zen music mix
The latest addition to this hotel franchise created by Raymond Visan and Claude Challe – the first restaurant bar lounge being opened in Paris, France in 1996.
The Buddha-Bar attracts foreign yuppies and wealthy tourists – offering an upscale bar-restaurant with an orientalist ‘lounge’ ambience” serving Asian cuisine and DJ music offering an eclectic mix of avant-garde music . The franchise has even compiled albums of their music mix under the Buddha Bar brand released by George V Records.
The opening night in #Marrakech was on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. The Buddha-Bar is close to the new Menara Mall – check the opening night video
We are so pleased that Amal Women’s Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant have won this award. We have much admired their work – combining good food, great value and a charitable component that helps women in need in Marrakech.
Congratulations from Riad Sapphire and Spa – our riad in Marrakech run as a luxury boutique hotel
Already #3 on Tripadvisor, this restaurant on the road between Riad Laarous and Bab Doukkala has shot up on the popularity list. It is easily accessible from our riad, Riad Sapphire and Spa. From the square at Riad Laarous, take the road west that leads past the Mohamed V high school. The restaurant is on your left-hand side. You enter via a wide corridor and turn right into a really large courtyard – with shady trees and palms.
The menu can be described as nouvelle Moroccan cuisine – a blend of traditional and modern Moroccan cooking. Dishes are beautifully presented – like works of art.
It’s slightly expensive and does not have an alcohol licence.
Open from noon to 11 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays
86, rue El Gza Arset lhiri Bab Doukkala – Marrakech, 186 Rue el Gza, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Fairly new restaurant in the medina of Marrakech. Good place to stop for lunch on your way to the Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Musuem or the Maison de la Photographie.
Recommended by clients who told us it was a great find – good food, good value, good wifi and nice music.
There are several levels, including two rooftop terraces. The staff is friendly and speak good English.
62 Sidi Abdelaziz Amsfah, Marrakech, Morocco
Cell: 06 61 34 42 46
Nomad restaurant in Marrakech – newly opened near the main square, Place Jemaa el Fna’
Already receiving great reviews, this restaurant just off the south east corner of Place des Épices, is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in the medina with its mix of Moorish flavors and spices with contemporary cooking techniques.
You will be pleased to discover interesting new takes on classic dishes , for instance the Tunisian brik – a vegetarian pastille filled with beetroot and other vegetables. It all makes for a refreshing change to typical Moroccan dishes – something you come to appreciate after you’ve been a while in Marrakech.
The restaurant is pleasantly decorated – simple and chic. In the mid-price range, it’s good value.
To find it, take the small street tucked in the southeast corner of the Places des Épices and walk about 5 paces to a smart shop window that is a kitchen supply store, called Chabi Chic. Here you’ll find some of the tableware as well as beautifully packaged quality spices and oils as used in the restaurant.
The restaurant is upstairs – with a salon and some dining areas, then higher up are two roof terraces with an interesting view over the Place des Epices, the entrance to the carpet market formerly the old slave market.
1 Derb Aarjan. Marrakech Médina
Tel. +212 5 24 38 16 09
You may have already visited Marrakech and are thinking to come back but want something a little different. Or you may be a foodie, always interested in foreign cuisine.
We have the tour for you. It’s Marrakech Food Tours – a personally-guided tour around Marrakech to discover the food that Marrakchis eat.
The creative idea of a Marrakchi/American couple who went from the simple premise of discovering the best places to eat in Marrakech – not the fanciest venues but the most authentic. You wander the Marrakech souqs, learning about the different food artisans, food culture, and history of the area. A moving feast with culture as added spice.
They are happy to accommodate special requests and diets.
Visit their website at www.marrakechfoodtours.com
Tel 06 11 81 47 81
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 the road that leads from the Bahia Palace, keep walking until you reach a small square. If you look right, you’ll see the Jamade store offering Heritage Berbère perfumes and accessories. Looking straight ahead is the store Nina l’Étrangère selling felt hats and very reasonably-priced clothing and next to that another café. Opposite this café is Un déjeuner à Marrakech. It has just been refurbished with tasteful Moroccan tiles up the stairs and a cleaner more modern look.
2-4 Angle Rue Kennaria et Douar Graoua
Tel. 05 24 37 83 87
Cell: 06 11 27 89 19
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 travellers with a love of architecture.
Passionate about the architecture of this ancient city, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, he set about restoring riads in Marrakech at a time when Marrakchis were more interested in moving out to the new areas. Ancient walls could crumble with no-one paying attention to the loss of historical monuments. He began restoring one riad, the first in a long series, and so began a work of patience dominated by one single idea: to share his love for these ancient residences and to preserve the historical architecture of Marrakech.
Modern travellers can drop by for some Moroccan mint tea or order a meal.
Derb Chorfa Lkabir, Mouassine, Marrakech
Tel.: 05 24 42 64 63 or 05 24 39 16 09
We’re often asked for advice on how best to enjoy Marrakech. So we’ve compiled a small guide letting you know:
Best place to go to see the real Marrakech
Best place to buy souvenirs
Average cost of a meal
What you should not miss
What tourists should absolutely not do
Full text on this link: http://riadsapphire.com/things-to-do-in-marrakech/
For more information, tips for a pleasant, FAQs about Marrakesh, health-related, good time of year to go to Marrakesh, look at our blog posts:
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 our top tips is Le Maitre Fromager which is the go-to place in the city for cheese fans.
Housed in a pretty boutique on Avenue Mohamed VI, the smell of cheese entices food lovers in from the streets. It’s not only about cheese here though, you can also pick up other fine foods including smoked salmon and platters of cheese which work well as gifts. A must for any foodie’s address book.
If you’re really keen you can even sign up for their newsletter, here: www.lemaitrefromager.com