What happens when a ruined 17th-century riad transforms into a shady green oasis in the heart of the Medina? The answer is Le Jardin, a large renovated courtyard open from breakfast through dinner with an amazing menu of both local and international dishes. A great spot to escape the midday summer sun after your shopping spree, Le Jardin is also where black and white films are shown on one of the lovely terraces. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the local culture or organize your own party, this is the right place for you.
32 Route Sidi Abdelaziz, Marrakech, +212 524378295
Sitting under palm trees and the blue sky in a wonderful garden courtyard can make the noisy markets seem miles away. La Table du Palais is ideal for your lunch break, serving delicious dishes influenced by French and Moroccan cuisine in the most enchanting atmosphere. With birds and butterflies around you and jazzy tunes in the background, it is hard not to fall in love with the place.
Rue Sidi el Yamani, Marrakesh, +212 524385051
Collaborating with the Chefs in Residence program at Restaurant Numero 7 in Fez and located in the heart of the Medina, this restaurant supports cross-culinary exchange as well as the use of local ingredients. Designed to evoke an aura of the late ’50s, Nomad is the perfect choice if a refreshing change to typical flavors is what you’re looking for. Book to ensure you will get a place on the terrace. Explore its creative modern Moroccan menu and enjoy some stunning views over the spice square and the surroundings.
1, Derb Aarjan. Médina, Marrakech, +212 524381609
Just off the side of a typical street in the Medina, a pleasant surprise is to be found. A blend of traditional and contemporary Moroccan cooking is what every demanding gourmet lover will appreciate. Stop by LATITUDE31 to discover the new local cuisine through lots of culinary combinations presented like works of art.
186 Rue el Gza, Marrakesh, +212 524384934
Since 1974 this Italian restaurant has been housed in a Spanish-style 1920s villa in the center of Gueliz. La Trattoria De Giancarlo is well known for its refined Italian cuisine and the romantic ambiance that can awaken all your senses. Take a moment to enjoy the inspiring sumptuous decoration and taste the authentic flavors under the stars for a magical evening.
179 Rue Mohamed Beqal (Gueliz), Marrakech, + 212 524432641