It’s not easy to narrow down a list of the best places to eat in Marrakech, because there are sooo many amazing foodie spots in this vibrant city! I’m already desperate to return so I can tick a few more places off my list that I didn’t manage to get to on my last trip, and revisit some of my fav spots that are mentioned here in this blog post.
I wholeheartedly recommend every place listed below, they will not disappoint! Great food, great wine, and all of them with the most amazing interior design. Let me know what you think if you visit these Marrakech spots…
Located inside the medina, Terrace des Epices is a rooftop restaurant, offering fantastic views and a great atmosphere. We visited twice, the first time for a drink at the bar (Moroccan wine is so so good, I highly recommend it!), and the second time for dinner. As night falls, the terrace twinkles with low lights, the DJ spins house music, and the waiters introduce themselves, before placing a giant blackboard menu in front of you to choose your meal from.
Opting for starters and tagines, and of course Moroccan wine, the food was really tasty and reasonably priced. We absolutely loved the vibe of this place. The staff are friendly and helpful, the views are great, the house music playing makes for a really buzzy atmosphere, but not in an over the top, too loud so you can’t hear yourself think kinda way!
I was really curious about visiting +61, an Australian restaurant located in the Gueliz neighbourhood of Marrakech. The restaurant is co-owned by Australian Cassandra Karinsky and Sebastian de Gzell, owner of well known Marrakech restaurant Nomad (we dined there, but felt it had become too touristy).
We made a reservation for dinner at +61, and upon walking in I immediately felt the familiarity of an Antipodean restaurant from the chic but simple interior. We met Cassandra that night, who is unsurprisingly a laid-back friendly Aussie, and it was great to chat to her about life in Marrakech and also +61.
We had a fab dinner there, the atmosphere was lovely, and there seemed to be a lot of regulars (mostly expats) walking through the doors, which is always a good sign. The menu, all delicious, changes regularly based on seasonal availability. If you’re wanting a Moroccan twist on great Aussie food, I recommend a visit.
First up, we never ended up eating at El Fenn, despite it being in our plan to do so. Hence this is one place I’m excited to head back to Marrakech for, so I have the chance to dine there. I’m glad we at least made it here for a late afternoon drink on the rooftop.
El Fenn, owned by Richard Branson’s sister Vanessa, is a luxury riad hotel based inside the medina. It’s a sprawling space, with turtles waddling in the courtyard, beautiful interior design, and a rooftop that includes a bar, restaurant, lounge areas and swimming pool for guests.
This is a beautiful spot to kick back and rest your feet after a long day of walking. It’s super chic, and to lay back on the green loungers, with a wine in your hand, as the sun warms your face, is to feel complete happiness. Go!
Le Jardin is a garden oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s medina. Owned by the same person that also owns Cafe des Epices, this places in such a tranquil, beautiful spot to enjoy a meal at.
We had lunch there on our first day in the city. As you’re walking down the small street, you enter through an unassuming door into the courtyard, to be greeted by birds chirping, a beautiful green interior, and terraces above. If you’re looking to rest your feet, eat great food, and you love interior design, this is the place for you.
We were recommended this restaurant by the staff at Snan13 Riad where we were staying, just around the corner. On first glance, when we walked into the reception area we were unsure, but I am so glad they showed us into the garden. We were sold! This place is magical! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it featured in other articles on Marrakech.
We went for dinner at the beautiful restaurant, I recommend that’s what you do to. Sat amongst a garden of beautiful lush greenery, the courtyard is lit up by candles, and it feels like you’re in some sort of fairy land.
The staff were fantastic, and the tagine’s were the best I’ve ever tasted! If you want to enjoy a special meal, in a stunning setting, make sure you book a table here.
A well known spot in the Gueliz district, this was my second trip to Grand Café de la Poste, having also visited on my first trip to Marrakech many years ago. It’s a great place to sit back and relax after a long day of walking.
On this occasion we just popped in for drinks, and on my last trip I went for breakfast. I’ve heard great things about dinner there though. The restaurant oozes style and class, with a grand staircase being the centrepiece of the restaurant, leading up to more cosy corners and dining areas on the floors above.
A beautiful place, though unassuming from the entrance, you’re guaranteed a lovely experience at this well-loved location.
Happy Eating & Happy Drinking in Morocco!