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“Great traditional Moroccan restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant du Red House

Restaurant du Red House
Av el yarmouk, Marrakech 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-37040
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Ranked #43 of 529 restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $28 - $41
Cuisines: African, Moroccan, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Recommeded by Gault Millau, the restaurant of THE RED HOUSE invite you to enjoy some truly fine dishes, the very best Moroccan cuisine.You can also enjoy the traditional and authenticity decor. Every night, you can appreciate the show of belly dancer and life musicians. The restaurant is open from 11:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:30.
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“Great traditional Moroccan restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We discovered the Red House through a Trip Advisor search for a special valentines day dinner and we were definitely not disappointed! After a fun filled but exhausting day in the souks we arrived more than an hour early for our reservation but were warmly welcomed and led to a comfortable living room where we were invited to have a pre-dinner drink and I was presented with a red rose. The staff were all very friendly and even lit a fire for us and invited us to play the piano or guitar if we wished -luckily for them we declined! The dining room was impressive with ornate tiling and authentic Moroccan decor. We chose the Moroccan themed set menu at 400 dirhams per person which included a traditional pigeon stuffed pastilla, chicken and lamb tagines, cous cous etc and were brought a little seafood mousse as a taster in the shape of a heart in celebration of st valentine. The food was all delicious and the Moroccan Cabernet Sauvignon rosé wine was a perfect compliment and not too expensive. Rashid and the rest of the waiting staff were all very attentive and happy to spend time talking to us during the evening. Live music was played throughout the evening with a belly dancer appearing later on for a brief spell. All in all we had a great evening and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best food in Marrakech!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Tardis like building - looks nothing form the outside, but inside wow! Moroccan menu and simply the best tajine in Marrakech (possibly Morocco but I need to do some more research!). Not to be missed.

  • Visited January 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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Hayward heath, United kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I had a fabulous evening at the Red House. We had booked a table because of the reviews in TA and we were not disappointed. On alighting from the taxi, the staff opened the main doors at the top of the stairs to greet us. We were welcome by two of them, and by beautiful live music which did not stop all evening.
We came in earlier than their opening time, but every one made us feel most welcome. They respected our privacy, whilst being always present when needed. On our request, they explained to us that the place was actually a family home which had been left as per the original design from when the family lived there. The vast three main restaurant rooms are richly adorned with traditional mosaic and stuco, with stunning chandeliers. Everything from the tiled floor to the painted ceilings is an enchantment. In the back are more westernized rooms (one of them being the guest house reception).
The food was delicious; there was a Morrocan menu and an international one, each with a choice of two or three courses. They were both set menus; we chose from the local food and it was excellent. We also enjoyed a lovely local wine, and a nice tea with biscuits and cake to finish it off.
It was a really special evening and we felt lucky to be waited on by such warm, friendly and professional staff.

  • Visited January 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A short 10 minute walk from the Sofitel and the Mamounia ,the Red House is a real treat.The dining area is situated in an ornately decorated tiled room with high ceilings in authentic Moroccan style,the tables are set far apart from one another affording privacy.
There are two menus available,one Moroccan ,the other continental but you can mix and match,2 or 3 courses at a fixed price,270 or 300 dirham.There's an extensive wine list of Moroccan and French wines,the former start at 180 dirham and the French wines start at some 300 plus Dirham.The Moroccan wine is very good.All in all ,a meal for two with a bottle of wine and coffee is going to cost you £90-£100 but the quality is such that I think you'd expect to pay a good 30% more in London.
The staff are very charming and efficient and there's a some music provided by a guitarist.The place has a good ambience and don't be surprised if you find yourself snapping some photos of the restaurant interior,it's special.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent! Excellent! Excellent !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

I have to rate the red house restaurant 5 stars all the way. The design of the place is gorgeous, the music is beautiful, they have such friendly staff, the food is so delicious (it melts in your mounth), the atmosphere is so romantic and the location of the place is in a very high standard area. I would absolutely recommended to anyone that is looking to have a classy romantic dinner for such a reasonable price.
Thank you red house team for your excellent service. Defenitly a place to remember.
Camelia

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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