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“Great experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gastro MK at Maison MK

Gastro MK at Maison MK
14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai | Quartier Luksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-76173
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Ranked #2 of 611 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $60 - $60
Cuisines: French, Moroccan, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Fine-dining restaurant at boutique hotel maison mk. Open to internal & external guests for dinner.
Watford, United Kingdom
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We visited Maison MK as part of a week's trip to Marrakech in Sept 2012. Easy enough to find among the spralling streets of souks off the main Medina square, we were greeted at 7pm and taken to a superb roof terrace garden where we ordered drinks and were served snacks and then canapes to start. The views of Marrakech are excellent, and it's a great relaxing way to start the evening.

We were then taken back downstairs to one of only 6 tables in the main restaurant area - where we were treated to a superb 5 course tasting menu - which was delightful. Sweet gaspacho soup, followed by stuffed aubergines, unbelievably soft confit of lamb, and two deserts. The food and service were excellent, and we then relaxed with a shisha pipe in the smoking lounge. The whole place provides an excellent atmosphere - giving you a really relaxed and chilled out evening with great food. Definite recommend.

Visited September 2012
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Siggiewi, Malta
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“Didn't live up to expectations.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Reading reviews we had high expectations for this meal. Upon arriving we were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us a tour of the hotel even though we did not request that and we where only interested in the meal.
We were taken to the roof terrace and not to the actual restaurant and so we had drinks. When food was due we were asked to go back down to the ground floor to the restaurant. The hotel itself lacks charm and character and the decor does not reflect Marakesh. It is too 'modern' compared to other places where you could eat or stay and feel the Moroccan character, however the restaurant was far worse. The decor is not at all Moroccan and is a small room with 5 tables in a straight line next to each other.
Having said all the above, food was good but not each course would go down well with everyone.
Service was ok and the waiters nice but they seemed stressed and in a hurry. I have no idea why as everyone was served the same dish, at the same time and there was only a small number of people.
Would I return? No. And would I suggest it to a friend? I would suggest other places with more character and charm and more value for money for the experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I've eaten at fine restaurants all over the world. Gastro MK can hold its own among the best. Dont miss it.

Visited August 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, beautiful, fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Called in while wandering around Marrakech and booked a table in person for the following night after reading good tripadvisor reviews. We weren't diasappointed.
We had drinks on the beautiful roof terrace while the sun went down then moved down into the restaurant area. There aren't many tables and the restaurant itself is small although not crowded. The waiter was very informative about the choices of food. The food itself was amazing, I don't remember exactly but think it was 5 courses. We both enjoyed all of them. Being a vegetarian I did struggle to eat in Marrakech but not here. I think we paid around €60 pp but it was worth it.
If I was ever in Marrakech again I wouldn't hesitate to revisit.

Visited July 2012
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pinkpashmina
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“A feasts of tastes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Well worth a visit especially if you are in Marrakech to celebrate a special event! The staff went above and beyond for my mother in laws birthday we were celebrating. As for the food! Where to begin! The combination of flavours out of this world, had the roasted lamb where meat quite literally melted in your mouth and the fig tiramisu with mint ice cream heavenly! It was lovely that the chef came out to ask how we enjoyed the food and explained how the food was prepared. A fantastic experience well worth it!

Visited August 2012
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