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“Sublime meal and 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 #1 of 577 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $68 - $68
Cuisines: European, French, Moroccan, 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.
Dorking, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Sublime meal and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Absolutely essential that you book well in advance as this restaurant is rather special

There are 2 tables around the indoor pool and around 6 tables adjoining the pool. So overall there are not a lot of diners present at any one sitting.

We recommend the tables around the pool as the ambience is even more special there.

The meal consists of 5 courses supplemented with various extra from the chef all for a set price of 55 euros per person. Wine list was adequate and reasonably priced at around 20 euros per bottle for reasonable wine.

The restaurant is the central part of a thoughtfully restored riad tucked away in the old city make sure you get someone to meet you as it can be difficult to find at night.


We started with drinks on the roof top terrace with lovely bouche amuse and them proceeded leisurely to our table downstairs.

The 5 courses were good but the John Dory was overlooked which was a real shame. To be fair the chef apologized at the end of the meal and told us that we should have sent it back, however he should have never sent it out overcooked in the first place.

Overall we enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Two minor niggles, at the end of the meal we could. have done with more coffee which was difficult to get from the waiters, and it would have made the meal complete if they had served some local pastries with the coffee.

In conclusion, if you want a special meal with authentic modern Moroccan cooking then I
Would recommend this restaurant, but be prepared to spend around 160 euros for two persons.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lives up to #1 in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

After a week get away to Marrakech, my friend surprised me with an evening at MK for a early 50th birthday surprise dinner and drinks. Just entering the place, makes you feel like royalty. Beautifully decorated with the scent of orange and cinnamon greet you as entering the main area with the pool. Dim lights, soft chill out music escort us to the roof terrace for pre-dinner drinks and canapes. What an amazing view over the city and during a full moon. Dinner was served next to the aquamarine pool. Our 5 courses were delicious and beautifully presented. Yes they were different tastes but this is what is is about. The waiters were fun, friendly and always willing to meet our requests. We especially had fun with the magic towlels.
We highly recommend it to anyone looking for something special and different from the typical Moroccan Jemma el fna, souk hustle and bustle.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Well worth it's top slot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This place is wonderful and totally deserving of the Tripadvisor number one billing. My wife and I really enjoyed the attention to detail that was evident in both the Riad and menu. A must for people looking for something special in the Red City!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic place! (wish we'd stayed)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We was lucky enough to visit Maison Mk for the Evening pampering package (£100pp), which includes an amazing massage and hamman experience, followed by one of the best meals we had in Morocco.
The Riad is wonderfully decorated and an attraction in itself, with weird and wonderful sculptures around every quirky corner.
we had the opportunity to use one of the rooms between our spa and meal to get washed and changed, and wished we could have stayed the night (was one of the nicest hotel rooms i've ever seen). This was a really nice touch and really helped us out.
Dinner started on the rooftop with drinks and canapés then continued downstairs in either the small restaurant or courtyard. The 5 course meal was delicious and plentiful and for £100, I felt this was really good value for money.
I cannot wait to visit Maison Mk again and hope this time around we'll have the pleasure of staying.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Offering something different from anything else in Marrakech. Highly recommended and delicious tasting menu! A real treat for the taste buds!

Visited December 2012
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