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“Fantastic restaurant from start to finish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs

Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs
67 Bis, Rue Touahen | Proche de la Skala de la Medina, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
212 524 47 59 77
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Ranked #18 of 218 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Wifi freeClosed on saturdayOpen from 18.30Menu at 90 dhs and 130 dhsFrench & vegeterian and morrocan cookingMorroco wine cardNo credit card accepted
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had the most delicious meal here and are more than happy to brag about it. The owner, Lawrence, waits tables and makes sure everything is taken care of, including giving us a heads up that everyone sat at once and it may be a little slower (it wasn't). Very reasonably priced food and wine, and the luxury of being able to order Moroccan or something special like Fois Gras or duck breast. Such attention to detail and such wonderful flavors. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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Schoten, Belgium
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Good service and presentation let down by quality of lamb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This restaurant is run by Lawrence, who's wife runs the Cle de Voute. The atmosphere is lovely and the cuisine Franco-Marrocain. We started with a kir melon - which we'd never had before - melon licquor which we will find back in France or Belgium. Delicious. For starter we shared a tomato tarte and the avocado salad, both of which were well-presented and tasted fabulous. For main course, I chose the magret de canard - beautifully tender duck served perfectly with apples in cinnamon. However, the same problem occurred with the lamb as at their other restaurant - one piece was fine, another tough, the third inedible. Again, they reduced the price and explained that there was a problem with the quality at the moment - it was a shame though - especially twice with the same team. Do remember that if you want to enjoy your meal, you do need to ask them to give you a break between courses. Otherwise, you will find your main course arrives a few minutes after you have finished the starter. This is not an issue with the restaurant at all but it seems that some people want to eat and go - a shame in such a pleasant atmosphere!

Visited December 2012
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london
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164 reviews 164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The food was always good here but now is better than ever. It was the best food (a mix of Moroccan and international) we had in Essaouira, and the lowest price. Atmosphere is small, warm and intimate, and service excellent
Keep up the good work, Lawrence!

Visited December 2012
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Honefoss, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Stiller deliver as expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Did visit this restaurant 2 years ago. And we still love it!
Very good European food.. Best food in Essaouira.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“chilled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Lovely chilled decor, easy to feel private although the space is small. Served by the charming boss himself. Delicious food. My partner had the best vegetable couscous of the holiday - and truly vegetarian, no meat stock. The owner's photography of Essaouira on the walls add to the atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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