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After a long day wandering through the Marrakech medina, dinner or drinks with a view is a must. And Marrakech has no shortage of rooftop terraces with great views of the medina, the sunset and, in winter months, the Atlas Mountains. Read on for our favourite bars and restaurants in the Red City.
Nomad is a modern Moroccan restaurant popular with trendy jetsetters holidaying in Marrakech. Its contemporary and chic interior is made up of tiled floors, neutral banquettes for enjoying views of the spice souk below and typical beige walls. Dishes here are Moroccan revisited with a touch of Ottolenghi inspiration.
Vegetarians, vegans and travelers looking for a fresh meal flock to the hip Café Clock where street art decorates the interior and exterior walls, and views of the Kasbah area from the rooftop terrace are stunning, especially at sunset. . Lunch and dinner options include the famous camel burger, as well as falafel, lamb tangia and in-season salads.
Lila Restaurant and Patio
Newly opened inside the Radisson Blu hotel, Lila Restaurant has refreshing cocktails and beers or, for diners, succulent steaks and sushi to enjoy poolside. Combining calming woods and plush textiles into its décor, this is an ideal spot for a discrete drink or two following an afternoon of gallery hopping or boutique shopping in the hip Gueliz district while the DJ plays songs in the evenings.
The retro-inspired rooftop terrace lined with bamboo with a bit of street art thrown in makes KechMara a trendy spot to hang out in central Gueliz. One of the first restaurants of its kind in Marrakech, the menu here is standard Western food, but is one of the few restaurants serving alcohol in the area. In keeping with the restaurant’s vibe, they regularly host art and photography exhibitions.
Sky Lounge and Namazake at Pearl Hotel
Just outside the medina walls, the Sky Lounge rooftop terrace is an ideal place to head for unobstructed 360-degree views of Marrakech, including the Koutoubia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains with palm trees and the old city to the forefront. The Japanese restaurant, Namazake, serves up great sushi, a perfect treat as the sun sets over Marrakech.