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“Absolute heaven..” 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 533 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $73 - $73
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.
Cambridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Absolute heaven..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Came across this place by chance while walking round the medina in search of a restaurant. We were shown to the terrace for a drink and some nibbles, which offers an impressive view over the rooftops and the koutaba. We were then shown down to the restaurant which is off the main pool area. Meal was a set menu, with five courses, at 55euros. Service was impeccable, attentive but not over the top. Food was divine and portions were just right. Definitely worth a visit, and it does live up to its number 1 spot. Absolutely loved it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Cooking course was a highlight of our hol!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I was recommended to do the cooking course at Maison MK by a close friend. It wasn't easy to get a booking because they offer it to their hotel guests first and they don't take big groups - it was just me and my boyfriend. That latter point is what makes the course so great. It's tailored to what you want and you get one to one tutoring so my boyfriend's knife skills had really improved by the end. During the course you cook a tagine, make mint tea, bread and traditional Moroccan salads. But first you are taken round the souk to buy all the ingredients including lamb (you can choose chicken, beef or fish), vegetables, spices, nuts, prunes and 5 types of mint for the mint tea. Omar, our fabulous chef, was with us the whole time and because we were with him and a guide we got no hassle. Little touches like taking our bread to a nearby communal bread oven made you feel like you were getting a real Moroccan cooking experience. The best bit though was eating our three course meal on the terrace. We had it all to ourselves. The views are incredible and the food was the best i had the whole time I was in Marrakech. We were given the rest of the spices to take home with us and the recipes for what we had made. I would recommend this to anyone going to the city. It was 130 euros for two people which is an absolute bargain.

  • Visited March 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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Dorking, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“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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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 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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