Marrakech’s Number 1 Restaurant, Day 3

Friday is the Muslim holy day, which means the centre of Marrakech would be much quieter than normal. It also gave us the chance to have a quiet day after the crazy two that went before.

Until around 4pm we were at the pool, catching up on getting a nice tan! The couple of hours that followed were spent having a nap before heading out at around 7.45 for dinner.

This was no ordinary dinner however; we had a booking at the no.1 restaurant on TripAdvisor for Marrakech. It was set almost in the souks – the narrow, cobbled and winding streets that it surrounded itself didn’t seem like a destination for a five star restaurant.

Luckily, a worker in the restaurant greeted us where our taxi dropped us off, as cars cannot get down the street. The first impression was already made and we weren’t even inside the restaurant yet.

The restaurant door swung open and there was stood the manager with a massive welcome, and two cucumber, basil and lemon drinks. It seemed like we had just walked back into London. The contrast between indoors and outdoors is surreal. This was the start of tonight’s journey.

We were led up two flights of stairs to the rooftop bar, where we were served our choice of cocktails (Pina Colada and Tequila Sunrise), and also two sets of canapés. We knew that just from these small bites, we were being set up for an incredible meal. But this wasn’t just a meal; it was a seamless journey, screaming quality at every moment.

We were taken back down into the restaurant at this point, and sat by a fireplace, underneath it a fountain and what can only be called a swimming pool. The only ‘thing’ allowed in there was the rubber duck, which soon became our favourite aspect of the restaurant!

Course after course followed, each with immaculate presentation and taste. The service was the best we have ever had.

If you are ever in Marrakech, save some money and make sure you are booked well in advance – we secured our table 30 days ago. The set menu is the equivalent of £50 each, plus drinks. It may seem expensive but put this place in the middle of London and you would be paying far, far more. It was without a doubt worth every dirham and if we are ever back in Marrakech, we would love to stay at their hotel too!

Finally, a personal escort back out to our taxi and we are still talking about how great the night was hours later whilst writing up this post.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Vlogs will now we uploaded when we get back and Day 1 and 2 will be one vlog and day 3 and 4 will be another etc, rather than uploading 7/8 separate videos!

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  1. FashionableFood
    October 1, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Marrakesh looks absolutely stunning, I'm pleased you had such a wonderful time – I can imagine the markets would've been great as it was a little quieter xwww.fashionablef00d.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      October 1, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      It's so full of colour and culture! It's beautiful, the dinner made the whole holiday perfect!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Geet Singh
    October 1, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    This place looks amazing and the food looks so delicious. Glad you had an amazing time 💜

    • Food & Baker
      October 1, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Everything was perfect, couldn't fault it! So worth it! Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Kat Last
    October 2, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Oh my gosh the restaurant looks amazing!The cocktails look lovely.Katkatlast.com

    • Food & Baker
      October 2, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      It's was all just simply prefect, there's honestly no other words to describe such beauty! Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  4. kayleigh Zara
    October 2, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Your food looks absolutely delicious! And those cocktails! Glad you're having such a great holiday X

    • Food & Baker
      October 2, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      This has definitely topped off the whole holiday! It's been so amazing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  5. Francesca Nelson
    October 7, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Wow this place looks awesome and sounds amazing! So cool that there is such a stark contrast from outside to in! Love that there is a rooftop bar and a firplace and a swimming pool for the rubber duck hahaha!

    • Food & Baker
      October 9, 2016 / 9:25 am

      We're still not over this place and don't think we will until another restaurant tops this service and atmosphere! Defo a contrast there but were so glad to have experienced both!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  6. abbeylouisarose
    October 11, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Jessica, I must say that you look absolutely stunning in that restaurant snap, and James scrubs up very well too! The cocktails look fab, I'm a massive pina colada fan so that one would've definitely been a hit with me! Love the giant rubber duck in your bath as well, I'm so jealous of your trip!Abbey 💋 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      October 12, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Awww thank you so much Abbey! The whole evening was so amazing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  7. The Yorkshire Gentleman
    October 20, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Each course looks amazing! If I ever make a trip to Marrakech, I will be sure to pay a visit here!TomThe Yorkshire Gentleman

    • Food & Baker
      October 24, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      It was perfection! Omg yes, please do!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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