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“Gastro MK saved our holiday - superb yet again, don't miss it.” 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: $67 - $67
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.
UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Gastro MK saved our holiday - superb yet again, don't miss it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to Gastro MK the first being a couple of yrs ago. We booked the restaurant for a meal on the last night of our holiday as had been so impressed on our first visit and wanted to end the holiday on a special note.
Unfortunately our useless hotel "Les Jardins de Koutoubia" had messed up yet again (separate hotel review to follow). We had booked through them to dine at Gastro MK and received an email confirmation of the booking before we left the UK for Marrakech. However on arriving at the restaurant there was no booking and even worse than that, the booking at the time we'd had confirmed (9pm) would never have been taken as there is only one sitting at the restaurant which is at 7.30 for 8pm for all diners.
After such a string of errors on our hotels part, which had completely ruined our 4 day break, this was just the end for me and I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had been so looking forward to this special night to try to leave Marrakech on a good note.
Well thank goodness for the wonderful chef and staff at Gastro MK. They saved the evening and made a special effort to accommodate us even though we were so late. Unfortunately we'd missed out on the special ambience of canapés and aperitifs on the rooftop with the other diners at the start of the meal, however my tears were soon wiped away with the wonderful food and attention to detail and kindness of the staff.
We were seated in a lovely romantic corner area and had simply sublime food. The creamiest broccoli soup with a touch of blue cheese, followed by the chefs French/Maroc twist on chicken pastilla with quails eggs on a beetroot jus. My OH chose sea bass for his main course which was beautifully presented as were all the courses, in fact I photographed them all lol! It was served with a creamy wild mushroom risotto - delicious. I chose confit duck with a foie gras jus - fabulous! Next the pre dessert, a tiny little pastry type cake slice with a little glass of some heavely tasting yoghurty type liquid and a tiny spoon of a type of fruity compote. Sorry but the wine had been flowing well by now and I can't recall the exact details of this course ha ha. I'd wanted to photograph the menu but forgot to so hopefully the restaurant can let me know please! Then the dessert finale: amazing tarte tatin with a brandy snap and ice cream. Wow wow wow. You never fail to disappoint Gastro. Thank you so much for saving our night.
We took our mint tea, espresso and liqueurs up to the roof top to finish the night and then were very kindly walked back to our hotel through the maze of the medina by one of our hosts, who had words with our hotel reception re the false restaurant booking!
You can't fail to enjoy your evening here but please make sure that not all of you go so that we can still manage to get a place next time we visit!! :)

  • Visited April 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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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Gets better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was our fourth time at Maison MK. It just gets better and better. Maroc/European fusion food. Beautifully presented and served. It's a treat to come to this restaurant. We also did a cookery course with Omar - brilliant and terrific fun. Can't recommend this venue highly enough - well done and thank you!

  • Visited April 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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“A Truly Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

From the moment we stepped in the door we could tell this would be an evening to remember. We were first given a guided tour of the hotel which was an eye opener. We were staying in a riad which we were very happy with, but when we saw the facilities at Maison MK we wished we were booked in there! We had cocktails and canapes on the delightful roof terrace, followed by a truly sensational dinner with one of the finest bottles of wine. We were lucky enough to have a table by the side of the pool in the main courtyard, with it's simple clean cut Morrocan elegance. Nothing was too much trouble. I would (and already have) recommended MK Maison to anybody that is visiting Marrakech.

  • 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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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
50 helpful votes 50 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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