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marrakech

nomad 

1 Derb Aarjane,

Marrakech Medina, Maroc

@nomadmarrakech

THE ATMOSPHERE

You'll find Nomad just off the famed spice square, it opened in 2014 by Kamal Laftimi and Sebastian de Gzell after they took over what was an old carpet shop. Spread over four floors you have the option of a more intimate, classic dining experience or sitting on their terraces that have an amazing view of the Atlas mountain and the surrounding Médina. I would highly recommend the top terrace, it's a perfect calm from the bustle of the city and amazing for people watching! 

THE FOOD 

The menu always has a strong emphasis on fresh, local produce and you can really tell. Everything looks and tastes unprocessed and delicious. There's loads of options for any palette, if you're a veggie, a meat eater or a pescatarian you'll find something on their menu. The menu focuses around modern Moroccan cuisines and also international dishes but with a Moroccan twist. Nomad is a great destination for both lunch and dinner and it was one of my favourite meals I ate while visiting beautiful Marrakech. 

For more information visit their website here.

RIAD DAR KLETA 

THE stay

This is the Airbnb we stayed while in Marrakech and I had to include it because, well look! It's a fantastic house, decorated with great taste and is extremely calm which as mentioned above is just what you need after a day exploring in Marrakech. I couldn't have dreamt for a better place to stay, breakfast is also included in the price and it's all home-made by their truly lovely chef and it was honestly delicious, we couldn't believe our luck the first day when we came down to a table filled with breads, jams, fresh fruit, yoghurts, fresh juice, coffee and mint tea; it really was idillic. The riad also has three terraces which are perfect for relaxing or sunbathing and on the top one you have breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Couldn't recommend staying here enough! 

For more information visit their Airbnb profile here.

la famille 

42 Riad Zitoun Jdid

40000, Maroc

@la_famille_marrakech_

THE place

La Famille is a lunchtime venue in a charming, rustic garden. It serves a simple menu that changes daily, all vegetarian and has a type of Moroccan fusion to it, as well as incorporating fresh season produce to their menu. Look closely for number 42 as the entrance is quite unassuming and quite tricky to find. The opening hours are only midday until 16:30 and they are closed on Mondays so make sure you plan your visit so you're not disappointed because it's definitely worth a trip. They have a selection of locally produced interiors too, lots of cute plates and crockery. 

For more information visit their Instagram here.

le studio 

Rue Yves Saint Laurent 
40090 Maroc 

@myslmarrakech

THE cafe

This cute little cafe is connected to the YSL museum (which is a definite must if you're into art, fashion or history). Le Studio take its name from Yves Saint Laurent's workspace at 5 Avenue Marceau in Paris. We came here after exploring the museum for a drink and some ice-cream and sat outside, it's a beautiful sun trap with a calming water feature and evokes a calm and intimate environment to enjoy some chill time. Marrakech itself is pretty hectic and it can be easy to find it a bit overwhelming, especially being a woman so lovely spaces like this can be more than welcomed. 

For more information visit their website here.

max & jan

14 Rue Amsefah

Sidi Abdelaziz

Medina Marrakech

@maxandjan

THE shop

MAX & JAN is a fashion and lifestyle brand that combines Moroccan heritage and craftsmanship with international flare. All their collections are designed and produced in Morocco and they have their own production atelier, with sustainability being a crucial part of their company.  But it doesn't stop there! They also have a soul food restaurant where you'll find organic, locally sourced food AND they also have yoga classes every Thursday and Saturday on their roof terrace with an emphasis on self-love, body positivity and fun. So much under one roof! 

For more information visit their website here.

le salama

40 Rue de Banques

 Djema el Fnaa, Marrakech 40000

@lesalamamarrakech

THE atmosphere

Le Salama is spread over three levels and has breathtaking views on the top floor (which I would definitely say is the one to choose when visiting.) You have panoramic views of the Medina and it also overlooks the Atlas Mountains. 

THE food

The food is all honesty was a little disappointing, maybe it was what we ordered but for the price that you pay I definitely think you can get better elsewhere (in the other restaurants I have mentioned on this guide!)  That being said, this restaurant is still worth a visit for the decor, atmosphere and the views but instead opt for a mint tea instead, refresh yourself with a drink and enjoy the views! 

For more information visit their website here.

Jardin Majorelle

Rue Yves Saint Laurent
Marrakech, Morocco

@jardinmajorellemarrakech

THE gardens

Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sites in Marrakech and you can see why as soon as you enter this green paradise. It took 40 years for French painter Jacques Majorelle to create the amazing gardens which is in the heart of the Ochre City. The gardens are dreamy and refreshing, you can walk through exotic plants, streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers with the chirping of numerous birds which offers such a calming retreat from the near bustling city. 

For more information visit their website here.

le jardin

32 Souk Jeld

Sidi Abdelaziz, Marrakech 40000

@lejardinmarrakech

THE atmosphere

Walking into Le Jardin I was blown away by the beauty, it's everything you want from a restaurant in Morocco and so much more. Located in a beautifully renovated 16th century building it is a true magical oasis that you enter through an unassuming door only to see lush gardens dotted with tables and lights. The design is very much in the spirit on the 1960's and 1970s, a combination of Moroccan and European chic and is great to visit for both lunch or dinner. 

THE food

The menu offers both traditional Moroccan and European cuisine, you definitely will find something on this menu. They offer mezze, salads, fish dishes, grills, pasta and so much more. You'll only be struggling to choose because there's so many options to choose from! We got here just before sunset and it was beautiful sitting outside, enjoying good food with an amazing atmosphere. 

For more information visit their website here.

naranj

84 Rue Riad Zitoun Jdid

Medina Marrakech 40000

@naranj_marrakech

THE food

Oh man, the food! The best meal we had in Marrakech, hands down. We shared the mezze platter amongst other dishes. All of the menu is in Moroccan but the staff are so lovely, polite and helpful they will talk you through any queries you may have. The food is so flavourful and is a nice change from tagines and typical Moroccan food, writing this I am truly dreaming about eating this food again! The restaurant is tucked away along one of the Jdid (alleyways) towards Djemma el Fna so be sure to star it on your google maps so you can find it , you wouldn't want to miss out! 

For more information visit their website here.