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“Great, cozy, hidden little spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Jardins de la Medina

Les Jardins de la Medina
21 Derb Chtouka | Quartier de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 (0) 524 38 18 51
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Ranked #22 of 536 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $27 - $47
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great, cozy, hidden little spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The wine, food and service were all excellent. We found this on Tripadvisor and really enjoyed the experience. The ambiance of the restaurant was great. It was chilly at night and they had the fire going and nice plush seats were we enjoyed some local wine. We didn't know when we arrived that it was a set menu but the staff were very accommodating and let us pick a few things off the a la carte menu. The hotel looks really nice too and we will have to try that next time!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We went to this restaurant based mainly on the good reviews on here and I have to say I was disappointed. The staff seemed disinterested and unfocused, we had to ask to order deserts (surely they want to make money?), I heard the couple next to us say they'd been waiting 30mins for theirs. We finished our admittedly free bread before our drinks arrived, and finished them quite quickly however nobody came to ask if we'd like another, which we would have done. The most attention we got was when we paid, when 3 members of staff appeared from nowhere to hover around us. I didn't leave a tip because frankly I didn't think they deserved it, I do the same thing in the uk.
Apart from the servcie the food was ok, tasty and well presented however in my mind Le Foundouks was much better in all areas and a fair bit cheaper. I also preferred the atmosphere there. Sorry Les Jardins de la Medina but I expected more from what I'd read

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful place, great service, fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We went looking for les jardins at the recommendation of the Best Restaurant Maroc. The restaurant is located in the Kasbah area away from the noise and crowd of the Medina. The place is stylishly located behind beautifully carved wooden panel gates. The garden is very beautiful which is purely dreamy accompanied by tastefully selected music.

The wine list is nice the the De La Ferme range was in offer when we visited. We had complimentary smoked salmon canapé with our drinks which was nice.

We tried the selection of meat samosas, picked sardine, Peche du jour and Lamb marrakeshi. The food was absolutely wonderful. Staff are attentive and polite (by saying thank you in Arabic, we were rewarded with extra bread buns!:)

At the end of the evening, the staff called us a taxi which was very thoughtful.

Highly recommended.

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Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Stunning food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went to Les Jardins for my husband's birthday and we could not have been more delighted with the food, ambience and service. An oasis in the bustling Kasbah - we had a pre dinner drink in the cosy bar with a roaring fire. The menu was very interesting, with food from "here and there", which was a nice twist. We had both eaten a lot of Moroccan tagines over the previous few days so went for something a little different, I chose a veal curry with thai rice which was spicy and smooth and delicious. After dinner, they presented us with a birthday cake complete with candles and sparklers, a really lovely touch. It wasn't the cheapest meal, but if you had eaten this well in the UK, it would have cost at least double. Highly recommended! The service was impeccable. Thanks to everyone for making the birthday evening so special.

Visited January 2013
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Nottingham UK
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Best meal in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Beautiful surroundings. Friendly , efficient staff. Moroccan food at fine dining level. Yes, more expensive than the average tourist restaurant but by far the best food & cheaper than uk equivalents.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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