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“Fabulous Ambiance”
Review of Dar Nejjarine

Dar Nejjarine
Ranked #413 of 871 Restaurants in Marrakech
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Fabulous Ambiance”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

You climb to the top of the roof and enjoy a lovely lunch. Assorted Morran Salads and Hariira soup a nice light choice. Flag beer is a decent lager. Recommend brouchette or grilled chicken if you want a break from cous cous or tangine, although several in our party had them and enjoyed them. I would recommend.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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“A Moroccan experience”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We took a peek at the Dar Nejjarine when we passed it on our way to the Saadian tombs. It's in the 2 upper floors of an old Marrakech town house, attractively decorated with colourful wall tiles and cushioned divans. We booked a table and returned that evening.

We were taken up to the top floor and shown into one of three tented pavillions. It was a cold night and the heating was losing the battle with the draughts so they moved us to the next pavillion which was glazed and much warmer.

We ordered traditional Moroccan dishes, warming harira soup, chicken tajine with preserved lemon, local cabernet sauvignon wine. Very tasty food, service warm and friendly. There was tasteful live music on lute and drum in the "Andalusian" style and a young lady dancer.

All in all a good place to experience Moroccan dining. I got the impression it's more than a tourist place, popular with local Marrakechis too. It was quiet when we were there on a chilly winter evening but I would expect it's necessary to book at busier times of year.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Food was fantastic and not too over priced. The Flag beer is fine. No need for expensive stuff. The girls had a glass of completely flat champagne, which was un drinkable and taken off the bill (I hope). The replacement rose wasn't much good either. It was corked, but hey ho, they should learn to appreciate beer! Nonetheless, the experience was brilliant and the central lounge are in the sun was awesome. Highly recommended, but be careful of the wine.

Visited December 2012
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“If you can speak french it helps you find your way there”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We found this superb place in 2011 while we were staying in a Riad near the Square of the Ferblantiers and our friendly neighbour told his brother to guide us to the Dar Nejjarine along a zig zag route that came out at the old hospital that is marked on the map. The restaurant is reached through a carpet wholesaler's premises and possibly it was set up to entertain important customers. The food is excellent and they will sell you "Flag" beer if you want a more sharp and cold alternative to the usual sweet orange juice, or plain water. On our first visit we were the only non moroccan customers and a private party was being entertained up in the top terrace by a beautifully proportioned "belly" dancer and a small string trio. We had applauded, and when the lady finished her stint she came across and we chatted in french. and she planted a warm kiss on my cheek as we left. This time we found it much more easily from the taxi rank area at the end of the Jemmaa Square. Good food, the trio remembered us after a whole year (and lots of other tourists) - maybe their dancer does not often kiss a 78 year old accompanied by his wife. They found we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary so they sat and serenaded us while we ate. And just before we left, the owner came out with a birthday cake with sparklers burning on top. We seem to always find somewhere exciting and memorable -so please don't expect too much if YOU go - just try to show interest in the local culture and accept the inevitable ages the meal may take to arrive - and you may find the two hours you will spend over the meal - with all those delays between courses, seem to have flown by in minutes!

  • Visited March 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Give it a try”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited the restaurant as part of an organised tour with Thomson's. The restaurant from the outside doesn't look that inviting, but once inside and up the stairs the restaurant opens out to a number of separate rooms or booths. At the very top, there is an open air terrace with a huge parasol (tarpaulin!) sheltering it from the sun. decor is very Moroccan with pastel yellows, browns and terracota. Food was plentiful and considering they were catering for a group of about 25 pretty good with four courses. Good vegtables and meat slow cooked so very tender. One of the sauces was a bit hot for us, but overall, a sound traditional place to eat.

  • Visited September 2012
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