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“Vastly (?) over-priced” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gastro MK at Maison MK

Gastro MK at Maison MK
Ranked #1 of 789 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $59
Cuisines: Moroccan, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A five course modern tasting menu with subtle Moroccan influences.
london
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193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Vastly (?) over-priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Gastro MK yesterday. We went as it was listed 1st in Trip Advisor's chart of Marrakech restaurants. It's conveniently placed in the medina and easy to find. Once inside, the renovations are fabulous, with lots of style and colour; it must be a wonderful place to stay. Reserving by phone with Hanane was a charming and friendly experience.

Aperififs and canapes were served on the beautiful roof terrace but it was just too cold so we were shown to our table downstairs in one of several warm, discreet and intimate dining rooms. The food on the obligatory 5 course tasting menu was for the most part delicious, although somewhat fussy and over-refined. Nouvelle cuisine making a belated comeback! Presentation of the lamb, for example, was odd: scrapings shaped on the plate; one of our group commenting that if he'd seen a photo of the dish he wouldn't have chosen it!

Service was friendly and professional, nothing like as pompous as Casa Lalla used to be, but the bill was simply twice as much as you would expect to pay for a similar gastronomic experience in Marrakech. Nothing about the food, service or ambiance should discourage you from trying it; just the cost!

  • Visited January 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“1001 night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

we visited mk two times. first time to check the restaurant, second time to spend the anniversary evening of my wife. both times we had great dinners and wonderful evenings. it starts with the place of mk. inside the medina, the last meters you have to go by foot. then you ring the bell and enter a very special place. attentive waiters accompany you to the roof, where you are overlooking marrakesch. there you start your evening with a drink and a starter. later you take place downstairs in the small, but perfect furnished restaurant. all what was serviced, also the way it was serviced, was made with imagination and perfect prepared. o.k., you have to pay for it, but the atmosphere, the service and the quality of the food is it worth. we enjoyed the evenings very well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Wow this place is special!
I would consider myself a bit of a foodie, but I never expected to find the quality and sheer perfection that we received in Mk!
From the first impressions and welcome to the mind blowing setting, the food in my opinion is of Mitchelin star quality!
And to discover that it's a hotel also. If we were to return to Marrakech we would definitely stay here!
Although we only booked dinner, on arrival we were given the grande tour and it was extremely impressive!
Then we were taken up to the roof top garden, with stunning views of Marrakech twinkling in the night and where there was a cocktail bar and we received canapés and viewed the menu.
As I said the food is of mitchelin star quality so don't save yourself for the main course as the menu is perfectly balanced leaving you perfectly satisfied after each course.
The chef even came out and met us all after the meal. The restaurant/ hotel has a relaxing room you can go and unwind after your meal. We went and tried their hubby bubbly there after which was a fun experience.
If visiting Marrakech you simply Must eat here! I have no hesitation in saying that!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

For a real experience of Marrakesh in a truly unique setting, you must try this restaurant.
Beautifully designed, great service and wonderful food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul M
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and Gastro MK. All of the 5 courses were very tasty. Omar the chef, cooked everything to perfection, and the service was wonderful.

Visited December 2012
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