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“Good service and presentation let down by quality of lamb” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs

Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs
Ranked #11 of 252 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Wifi freeClosed on saturdayOpen from 18.30Menu at 90 dhs and 130 dhsFrench & vegeterian and morrocan cookingMorroco wine cardNo credit card accepted
Hinterbruhl, Austria
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419 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 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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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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“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.

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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.

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Lichfield
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Pleasant enough meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Quiet, mellow restaurant. Attentive staff and good value. Food got a 7.5/10 for me, chocolate pancake for desert lacked imagination.

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