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“DISAPPOINTED !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bon Marche

Le Bon Marche
34, rue de la Liberte | Gueliz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5244-33143
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Ranked #99 of 547 Restaurants in Marrakech
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar, Winery
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bon Marche est un representant de la "Bristonomie" francaise a Marrakech ayant de nombreuses empreintes en commun avec le sud-ouest de la France. Nous y proposons une carte de saison qui evolue tous les deux mois et une ardoise du jour composee grace au marche et au jardin. Nous avons un potager et un verger bio nous permettant de nous approvisionner en produits frais quand cela est possible. En cuisine, Max Ruquart propose des plats nes d'une inspiration venue tout droit de son experience, sa cuisine est simple et lisible mais moderne et creative. Il retranscrit son savoir-faire, dans une cuisine a la fois originale, rassurante, traditionnelle et innovatrice jouant simultanement sur les notes terrestres et marines. Loin des modes, toute en finesse, parfois decale, sa cuisine joue sur les contrastes, sucre - sale, chaud - froid, croustillant - moelleux. Le Bon Marche est dote d'une cave de plus de 50 vins et 15 champagnes differents a tous les prix de 140 dirhams a 35 000 dirhams la bouteille. L'ambiance y est calme le midi et en debut de soiree et festive le soir a partir de 23h. Il arrive que l'on y dance si l'ambiance s'y prete. Le restaurant offre trois espaces distincts, cosy au coin du feu, spacieux en salle, ou lumineux en terrasse... A votre guise, tous les jours sans exception, midi et soir.
Wemmel
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“DISAPPOINTED !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had dinner here for two consecutive evenings. First day - excellent and a reason to return. Second day, a total disappointment for both me and my wife. On both days we opted for the suggestions... In my case the 'blanquette de veau' was tough and tasteless and in the case of my wife asperges with a cold 'oeuf poché' and a tasteless tartare de saumon. Really regrettable. And please, write or print menu cards, the board is almost impossible to read even for the waiters.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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cbruere, Propriétaire at Le Bon Marche, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
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Merci beaucoup pour votre visite, nous serons ravis de vous recevoir vous ou vos amis quand vous le souhaiterez.
Sachez que depuis votre message, le Bon Marché a connu des changements. L’équipe a pour la plupart été renouvelée, son gérant a changé, son nouveau Chef Max Ruquart a pris en charge la cuisine et les prix ont été revus à la baisse.

Très cordialement.
Christian
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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“Chic style spoiled by thick smoke”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

When we arrived at this classy looking restaurant at 8.00 pm we were impressed by the chic ambience. Nice decor, welcoming staff. By 9.00 pm the place was packed but everyone seemed to be smoking and when the chap atthe next table lit up a cigar !! we had had enough.

A good evening spoiled by fug. The food was decent but overpriced.

Avoid unless you need smoke to enjoy food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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cbruere, Propriétaire at Le Bon Marche, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Hello Sir,
I'm sorry to read your comment.
It seems obvious that the experience at le Bon Marché in February 2013 does not correspond to what one would expect from a good restaurant.

Since your message, Le Bon Marché has experience a lot of changes. The team has mostly been renewed, its new Chief Max Ruquart took over the kitchen, our prices went down, smoking is controlled and as you can see, comments on our business are improving. I hope that your comments will now reflect more the atmosphere of the restaurant. However, we remain vigilant in order not to give such a picture of our restaurant.

I will be delighted to contact you, if you want to share your experience with benefit me.

Sincerely,
Christian BRUERE
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Sidi Ifni
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An excellent French style bistro in the heart of Gueliz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Since we live just down the street from this restaurant, we watched as the owners spent well over a year transforming an ordinary storefront into a modern bistro, with bar, terrace, fine wine cellar and service to match. Living here, we tire of Moroccan food. When we want a good steak, a nice glass of wine, properly prepared seafood and friendly and efficient service Le Bon Marche is now our restaurant of choice. Be sure to reserve a table as we are not alone in this assessment. My only suggestion is that the menu suggestions, shown on a blackboard, are not easy to read at night in the dim light, particularly if you have a large group table as we did.

  • 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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cbruere, Propriétaire at Le Bon Marche, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank-you very much for your visit, we will be more than happy to host again you anytime. Best regards, Christian
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere with delicous food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Soothing, elegant white and black design with inviting fireplace. Staff is young and not familiar with menu, but are eager to please and go to Chef when they don't have the answer. Menu is heavy with their tasty fois gras. Menu is priced a bit high, but expected based on the amount of fois gras served. More mid-priced wines would be a welcome addition.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cbruere, Propriétaire at Le Bon Marche, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank-you very much for your visit, we will be more than happy to host again you anytime. Best regards, Christian
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Lyon, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Finally a nice bistro in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Recently opened,Le bon marche is a fantastic place
Excellent and original menu at a reasonnable price.The wine list is great as well
The service is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful.
It really changes from all the overpriced french restaurant in Marrakech.
It is open late so you can have a late diner and meet a nice crowd .

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cbruere, Propriétaire at Le Bon Marche, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank-you very much for your visit, we will be more than happy to host again you anytime. Best regards, Christian
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