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“Not quite as excellent as expected...”
Review of L'Annexe

L'Annexe
Ranked #2 of 918 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $53
Cuisines: French, Gastropub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: From 28 August 2017 the restaurant will be open on Monday evening and from Tuesday to Saturday, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Dined here end of May 2014.

Food
Vary varied menu with a long list of specials.

Foie gras starter was presented beautifully, and was delicious. The portion size was ample for 2 to share.

The small Entrecôte was a good size, but having asked for it to be cooked rare, I found the meat was unevenly cooked, with parts being medium-well at least. The main problem was that my steak was particularly fatty, and I had to leave half of it. My partners was much better; maybe mine was a one off.

The melt in the middle chocolate pudding was wonderfully presented but was cold through. Still very rich and yummy though.

Service
There was only one waiter, who, along with the maître d', served all of the downstairs tables in the fully booked restaurant. Both only spoke in French and were attentive in that they asked us how our meal was. However, we felt ignored when our wine glasses were not topped up once. Also, we weren't offered another bottle when we had finished the first.

After our meal we went out onto the street to find a taxi. Upon noticing our departure, the Maître d' asked if we would write him a trip advisor review instead of asking if we might need help calling a taxi! Cheeky!

Ambiance
The restaurant is situated on a typical Moroccan road; it doesn't look like much from the outside; but inside the ambiance is modern and warm. High ceilings and open windows meant the smokers weren't too much of an issue. Still, the tables were very close together.

The standard of the restaurant is brought down by guests not adhering to the dress code. I was surprised that they allowed for flip flops and shorts; maybe I'm just old fashioned!

I enjoyed the music which was tasteful and up beat. And I very much appreciated the staff only speaking French which really added to the ambiance.

Cleanliness
Spotlessly clean, but would have liked side plates and for crumbs to be scraped away.

Value
Excellent value; surprisingly reasonable wine which was well matched to the food and delicious. Complimentary olives, nuts, popcorn and bread. Meal for 2 with wine and sharing starter and pudding came to £55.

All in all, I would come back here and would bring guests. But it wasn't the fine dining I was expecting.

Thank LuLu_135
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Olivier1202, Propriétaire at L'Annexe, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We loved the food here so much that we went back for Lunch, on our first visit when the restaurant was very busy we waited a long time to order but the food was fantastic so we went back for lunch, when the restaurant was less busy the service was great as well. good place to go - possibly not if you are in a rush however!

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Delicious, friendly and extremely attentive. We loved the food and service. Thank you!!
We highly recommend to those who want a change from Moroccan food..

Thank Linnea M
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Olivier1202, Propriétaire at L'Annexe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Excellent food, excellent service - really first class quality food throughout and big portions. The food really is excellent - well presented, good quality and very nicely cooked. The restaurant itself is quite small and doesn't quite reflect the food but there was a nice atmosphere nonetheless.

Price wise, it was reasonably priced for both the food and the wine. The menu is traditional French but with a modern twist. There are daily specials which we had - delicious. Plenty of fish on the menu too.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Definitely book ahead if you can. Several people (clearly regulars) were turned away. This isn't the easiest restaurant to find and it is definitely a taxi ride (40 dirhams) if you are staying in the Medina.

Thank DublinJane_10
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Olivier1202, Propriétaire at L'Annexe, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We ate here on our last night of an 11 day trip - it was the best meal of our entire holiday!

The restaurant was busy and they had to turn people away so recommend people book in advance.

The staff were lovely - made recommendations on the menu, they let us sample their wines so we could pick our fave and gave us tips for a late bar for live music.

We'd read reviews and saw that the steak was recommended - do it!! Mmmm. The starters were great too and when on a roll, we had to try dessert too! :)

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Thank Reeneymeeny
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Olivier1202, Propriétaire at L'Annexe, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2014

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