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“Great rice side dish”

Les Jardins de la Medina
Ranked #38 of 919 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $47
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 7, 2012

TAsty rice accompaniment, great service, and setting. Pricey, but you do get what you pay for. Settings are great too. We went to the paris themed restaurant. Staff were excellent too.

Thank Ketan M
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

By far the highllight of our brief stay in Marrakech, our dinner in the gardens were nothing but a delight. Both the starters and main courses were excellent although the deserts were too sweet and bland for our taste. Not a cheap experience especially if you wish to sample their good Moroccan wines but the friendly and attentive service and lovely setting made this all worth while.
The fixed price lunch menu also looked very tempting but were not able to sample this - next time perhaps?

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Thank quantockm
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We booked this restaurant on the strength of all the good reviews we had read on tripadvisor. There seemed to be only one bad review which we ignored, however in hindsight we had exactly the same bad experience. Although it usually has a wider variety of choice on the menu, tonight (Saturday) was Morrocan night. It was a set menu with 3 choices of starter main course and desert... With No prices shown.
The starter we both chose, chicken pastile was unpleasant. The chicken unrecognisable incased in a pastry covered in icing sugar.
The veal tanjia was a poor quality cut of meat with fat and sinew and no veg or sides. I could barely touch it without feeling ill. Neither of us where too keen on desert either. This was our third night in Marrakech and we had enjoyed beautiful meals the nights before.
Insult was added to injury came with the bill, it turned out to be the most expensive meal so far.

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1  Thank NIAMHKELLY
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jardinsmedina, Directeur général at Les Jardins de la Medina, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

We regret that you were dissatisfied with your dinner at Les Jardins de la Medina. It was unfortunate you chose our Moroccan menu which clearly did not meet your expectations. Our staff should have perhaps spent more time advising you of the details of each typical Moroccan dish, created by our Chef, whose talents have been praised regularly on Trip Advisor over the last 4 years.

The pastilla, a traditional dish from North Africa, Is a kind of puff pastry with a base of onion, parsley, coriander, boiled egg, almonds and either chicken or pigeon.This blend of sweet and savoury, is flavoured with cinnamon.. it Is therefore normal and quite natural that chicken should be an ingredient of the stuffing used in this typical recipe. It’s the same for the Tangia, made with hock (by defintion a non-greasy meat) and cooked and traditionally served without any vegetables or any other accompaniments.

By the same token, the price of this traditional Moroccan themed evening, with its specific chart, illustrating the different regional customs( shown bottom left of the menu), and including a performance by a Gnaoua group of musicians from Essaouria, was 390 dhs.

Please allow us to doubt that this is insulting or offensive, in view of the prices usually charged for this same service elsewhere. We appreciate that there must be freedom to criticise as there Is no point in just receiving flattering praise. Your comments can help to balance the 95% satisfaction rate obtained by our restaurant on this site.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This restaurant really is well worth a visit! We have been living in Marrakech for a month and nowhere we have eaten has come close. The service, setting and food were perfect. I would highly recommend the cous cous as a main, rich flavours and a decent size portion (I couldn’t finish it despite not wanting to waste a mouthful!) Go, go, go you won’t be disappointed.

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Thank FiJane
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a small haven and is great for lunch or afternoon tea - even has chocolate cake and icecream

Thank Janey M
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