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“Reliable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Jardin

Le Jardin
32, Souk El jeld Sidi Abdelaziz | Marrakech Medina, Morocco
+212 (0) 5 24 37 82 95
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Cuisines: Moroccan, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: a newcomer. This new restaurant in the old town of Marrakech is welcome as a calm oasis. Coulour are all in green and black( and white ) there is a large patio with a slight market feeling , then lots of terrasses ,and alcoves. As it was quite new when I went there lin February it feels a bit empty , but with Easter holidays approaching it is certainly a great place to relax during your shopping spree in the souks
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“Reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Just returned from Marrakech and ate at Le Jardin 3 times in 6 days. We often saw the green signs around the souk directing us to Le Jardin and a thumbs up from someone in our Riad made us give them a try after a hammam one afternoon. The food on offer is a mix between traditional Moroccan dishes and Western fare. This was the only place we visited during our stay that could give us a good, authentic pigeon pastilla - delightful alongside a 'souk salad' and a couple of glasses of rose. On a second visit we again had the pastilla, salad and mozzarella with a lovely bottle of Moroccan Pinot Gris. On our third visit we were after some Western food and had spinach ravioli and a mozzarella/pasta/pesto pasta bake and a nice bottle of Syrah.

Service was perfectly fine, food was reliable as per the title and price not too bad....£7/8 main courses. Did terrace and ground floor - ground floor cosier! The only issue they seem to have is with the options of beer and wine; they seem to run out quite quickly, particularly of the local Casablanca beer and some of the wine options.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marrakechmanager, Directeur général at Le Jardin, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear mynameisalwaystaken,

Taking very much for taking time to write a comment on teh restaurant le Jardin.
We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed our pidgeon pastilla and souk salad.
your comment will be share with our team.

Thank you again and hope to see you soon in le restaurant le Jardin.

Team le jardin
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“What a wonderful, quirky restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Went to this beautiful little oasis after a recommendation. Had a lovely meal of traditional Moroccan vegetarian soup followed by lamb tagine of course! The staff were very friendly and the whole restaurant has a bohemian, quirky atmosphere - fab! Going back tomorrow. Tip- would personally recommend the main courtyard restaurant rather than terrace - both are nice but courtyard is just that bit extra....quirky!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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marrakechmanager, Directeur général at Le Jardin, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear LA1_10,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Le jardin.

We were glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service.

We have shared your valuable comment with our team that are very proud to hear such kind words and that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit here.

Thank you once again for such enthusiastic words and we hope to welcome you back here soon.

Team le jardin
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“Amazing desserts! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We popped in here after a horrible lunch elsewhere for pudding abs it is a sweet little oasis which serves amazing ice cream and divine Nutella stuffed pastries! I think they also serve some wine & beer...

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marrakechmanager, Directeur général at Le Jardin, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear LondonMary,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Le jardin.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our desserts.

We have shared your valuable comment with our team that are very proud to hear such kind words and that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit here.

Thank you once again for such enthusiastic words and we hope to welcome you back here soon.

Team le Jardin
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“Bad experience - don't go there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We, a party of 3 adults and one child, visited this restaurant in the evening (15-10-13). The restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. The setting is lovely, a calm oasis in the soukh. The service was unimpressive, the wine we were given to taste was not the one we were served, the food was unimpressive. When we wanted to pay, they did not accept American Express. We were then told they could not accept any credit cards as there was a technical problem. We pooled our money in Euros, but the maitre d' was not happy with the amount we were paying. Converting dirhams to euros, it was the correct amount + a tip. The maitre d' then became very angry and locked us in !!! He would not let us leave the restaurant, while he argued and shouted for about 10 minutes. I have never come across such behaviour in my life. We were about to call the police, when the maitre d' opened the door and let us leave. I will never, ever go back there again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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marrakechmanager, Directeur général at Le Jardin, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear MDROB,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Le Jardin.

I want to clarify some point about your recent visit in the restaurant,

About the wine, the waiter give you a glass of grey wine to test it and when he brought the bottle you told him that it was a different one but we have only one grey wine on the menu.

We do have 2 managers (restaurant & bar), 1 head chef on site and one manager. All the team are working together to ensure the best experience to our clients. As you may be aware we do offer a good value and pricing in our establishment which takes times since there is a lot of fluctuation due to several factors affecting Morocco.

We have taken good note of your comment regarding the service and we would be happy to have more information in order for us to find the proper solution to fix the inconvenience during your service.

Its only by our guest feedback during and after your visit that we can take the necessary action in order to show the improvements for your next visit.

About the payment, almost every restaurant in Morocco did not accept American Express card. The issue is not from our side but from the Center Interbank Electronic banking.

Then you propose to pay in Euro, as you may know we are not a bank and can refuse a payment in euro, we can't check the exchange rate each time a guest want to pay in Euro.

We are sorry that experience was not the one you excpect but As a General manager I was there that night and observe the scene from the other side of the restaurant.

After you left the restaurant some guest next to your table complains about your attitude and behaviour against our staff and manager.

I'm not blaming you but your comment did not reflect the truth.

Finally, your remarks will be send to our manager for a constructive feedback about your experience

Once again, thank you very much for your review, we would of course be most delighted to be able to welcome you again in the future.

Team le jardin
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“best Marrakech experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A must in Marrakech. Found it by accident, we fell in love with this place from a very first minute. a perfect place to have a romantic dinner or a delicious lunch with friends. Cant forget amazing interior and atmosphere. went there three days in a row. hospitality is also the key of your success. you rock, Le Jardin

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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marrakechmanager, Directeur général at Le Jardin, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear ggintare,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Le jardin

We were glad to hear that you enjoy the atmosphere and hospitality.

Thank you once again for such enthusiastic words and we hope to welcome you back here soon.

Team le jardin
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