Offering traditional Moroccan A la Carte cuisine for all tastes, including Vegetarian. Al Fassia is renowned not only for the food, but for its all female team. There are two locations in Marrakech, Gueliz and Aguedal, both with the same menu. Small local producers provide the ingredients with herbs grown in their own garden, nothing is imported to Al Fassia.
Guests can eat outside amongst the gardens or in one of the Moroccan lounges, where you can dine in privacy in the heart of Marrakech.
Drawing a local crowd, you know the food is going to be good. A speciality of steamed shoulder of lamb which is slow cooked over many hours will need to be ordered 24 hours in advance! Reservations are necessary due to the popularity of this restaurant.
55 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Gueliz
T: +212 5244 34060
Deemed as one of the best rooftop restaurants in the heart of historic Medina, Le Foundouk offers both Moroccan and international cuisine with outstanding, panoramic views over Marrakech.
With a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, the terrace is softly lit by candles giving it the ambiance worthy of the Arabian nights.
Staples include Lamb tagine with almonds, couscous, calamary tagine and there are insanely delicious vegetarian options. Accompany with the fine wines or refreshing cocktails for a memorable evening.
Booking is recommended as the restaurant is popular. It is not open on Wednesdays and it can be hard to find, but there are lantern clad staff to guide you in.
55 Souk Hal Fassi Kat Bennahid
T: +212 5243 78190
If you’re looking for a retreat after a busy day exploring the streets of the Medina, Le Jardin is the restaurant you need. Serving freshly made dishes with local produce, the menu offers succulent dishes from traditional Moroccan cuisine to European delicacies. With a diverse variety you’ll find choices from vegetable tagine, partridge bastilla through to grilled octopus, all very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is relaxed and after a spectacular meal, guests are invited to move to one of the magnificent garden areas to enjoy teas or their renowned refreshing juices with Moroccan pastries. Guests can even lounge on the terrace of an evening and watch the occasional projection of classics of cinematography.
32 Souk Jeld Sidi Abdelaziz
T: +212 524 378295
Being a trendy location for later hours, Bo Zin offers a different ambience laid across several stunning settings, compared to the usual Moroccan restaurant. The hall is a unique area where a contemporary fire place creates a warm atmosphere, whilst The Pergola, offers space both inside and outside making it ideal for summer evenings, overlooking the exotic garden with luxurious fountains. The garden is set around a designed bar, and enlivened by nomadic chill tents, fire pits and torches amongst the bamboos and palms.
Here the bar offers tasteful cocktails and you can enjoy the sound of exceptional music by their DJ.
The menu offers a fusion of Thai, Moroccan and French dishes, including a separate vegan menu. Enjoy flavoursome noodles and dim sum among choices.
Located on the road to the Ourika valley, you’ll need to plan for a 10 minute taxi ride from the Medina, but it is well worth the trip.
Route de I’Ourika 3.5 KMs
T: +212 524 388012