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“Fantastic restaurant from start to finish”

Restaurant d'Orient et d'Ailleurs
Ranked #1 of 266 Restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: You're welcome ! A couscous, a tajine, a pastilla or briouates ? Or maybe you are looking for vegeterian dishes ? It's here ! Would you like to spend a evening in a intimate setting whose walls are adorned with beautifull pictures from Essaouira and Cuba ? Lawrence Quammu will gladly share a moment with you to share his passion : Photography Menu at 80 and 120 dhs Closed on tuesday, open from 19.00. Wifi
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant from start to finish”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had the most delicious meal here and are more than happy to brag about it. The owner, Lawrence, waits tables and makes sure everything is taken care of, including giving us a heads up that everyone sat at once and it may be a little slower (it wasn't). Very reasonably priced food and wine, and the luxury of being able to order Moroccan or something special like Fois Gras or duck breast. Such attention to detail and such wonderful flavors. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
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  • French first
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Hinterbruhl, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
578 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Good service and presentation let down by quality of lamb”
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
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Better than ever”
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
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Stiller deliver as expected”
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”
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.

  • Visited October 2012
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