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“Very good restaurant. Nice ambience. Friendly staff.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Orangerie

L'Orangerie
Rue Harroun Errachid, | Quartier de l hivernage, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5244-25600
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Ranked #99 of 582 Restaurants in Marrakech
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: At Marrakesh, L'Orangerie welcomes you in an elegant and modern design. For great gastronomic discoveries, uniting the elegance of French and Moroccan inspiration, the chef of L'Orangerie will welcome you to his restaurant terrace that has a beautiful view of the eternal snows of the Atlas mountains, gardens and poo of the hotel.
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“Very good restaurant. Nice ambience. Friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The L'Orangerie restaurant - and Le Lawrence Bar - are part of the Sofitel complex in the Hivernage district just outside the Medina. Arrived at 7.30pm, which is when it is supposed to open, but they were delayed getting started. Luckily, we could take a seat in the Le Lawrence Bar just outside and relax while we waited.

Staff are very helpful, attentive and friendly. Admittedly, we were there during a quiet period so this may not be the norm always. It is a very family friendly place and the staff were very affectionate and attentive to the needs of our baby, who was given a child seat and some complementary soup and bread.

There are two menus to choose from - one for each chef working in the restaurant. However, you can mix and match as you want. We didn't want a starter so picked our mains. Very limited vegetarian options - typical for Morocco.

As we had to wait 20 mins for our choices to arrive we were given some complementary bread and soup to tide us over until the main courses were ready.

During the evening there is live music in Le Lawrence Bar, which is piped through into the L'Orangerie restaurant. We chose to sit indoors. However, there is ample outside seating for warmer nights. The whole restaurant and bar area is bathed in candlelight. The bar certainly does get busy in the evenings, even on weekdays.

The one negative would be the prices. They are horrendous. A simple fish dish costs about 30 Euros. Expect to pay between 70-90 Euros per person and then more for alcoholic drinks on top of that. It's an expensive night out. As we left the waiter said "see you tomorrow". I smiled and thought to myself "no you won't!" I would go bankrupt if I dined here too often.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok but nothing more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Unfortunately they didn't have my first selection of main corses but the lamb ragtime was nice. Staff were reasonably attentive but not great, atmosphere was lacking a bit, overall ok but nothing special

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“good eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Can't fault the food but so dear couldn't afford to go more than once, paid £114 for set meal with bottle of rose

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Poor service, poor food quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Expensive. Poor service. Very average food. Starter volumes was good but mains were cold and quality low in general.

Visited April 2012
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“Good food, ambiance and live music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The location is beautiful, atop the Sofitel and the food was quite good as well. They were also accommodating to my three picky eating children.

Visited April 2012
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