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“Nice evening, but with room for improvement” 4 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 534 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.
Oslo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice evening, but with room for improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on it's position on Tripadvisor (being no. 1). And just to start with the conclusion: we did have a great night out.

But I doubt it's Marrakesh best restaurant. We were warmly welcomed and given a tour of the riad when we came, Beautifully restored old house! With a lot of personal touches and nice details. After a drink on the fantastic roof terrace, we were all shown to our tables at 8 o'oclock.
All having the same set menu, we'd kind of expected the service to be flawless. After all the kitchen had an 'easy' job, serving the same dishes to all tables, and at the same time!
Still, the service was rather average. And so were a couple of the dishes. At this price I have to admit I expected the quality to be a bit higher.

All in all... good food, medium service and a fabulous setting!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Maison MK. Beautiful riad with excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

From our welcome at the door through drinks on the terrace and a wonderful 5 course dinner this was an absolute treat!
After dinner relaxing and sharing experiences with other travellers rounded out a great evening.
Don't miss the cooking courses. We chose the full cooking course and came away content and happy after eating the food we prepared.
All in all, if you are a foodie don't miss it!

Visited April 2013
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London
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“Deserving of its amazing reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Honestly cannot praise this place highly enough. We found out about it through a newspaper review and didn't think we'd be able to get a reservation at short notice - we picked up a cancellation and I am grateful we did.

The roof terrace for drinks and canapes beforehand is really very special and the staff really put you at ease.
The food itself is absolutely amazing - beautiful combinations, expertly prepared and just the right amount. I loved every course but the cucumber sorbet followed by the fig tirimisu deserve a special mention.
The wine was reasonably priced and the service was excellent.
Nice touch for the chef to come out afterwards to meet the diners.

Thoroughly recommend and only sorry we weren't also staying in the riad which looked beautiful.

  • 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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Cambridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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“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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