Like in any City it's a bit of a gamble to eat in a restaurant unless you have a recommendation or done some little research.
Nomad was highly rated on many travel blogs. We went there twice for lunch during our stay. Both times we had an amazing time.
Nomad is set atop the Place des Epices (see the post below for more images). The entrance is only a discreet door set on the corner of the market so ask around if you cannot find it. As you walk you can smell the spices and flavours of the Moroccan dishes. The food was amazing, from starters to desserts!
On the first floor you'll find different rooms with confortable seatings and plenty of cushions to relax in while enjoying your meal. On a sunny day (like most days!) head straight upstairs to the rooftop for stunning views of the Medina and the Place des Epices. Straw hats with the name of the restaurant are at your disposal if the sun is too hot.
I had the most delicious shaved fennel and cauliflower salad, a vegetarian pastilla with roasted almonds and for dessert the hibiscus infused Panna Cotta. The Moroccan Affogato with expresso, cinnamon, cardamom over vanilla ice cream and toasted almonds was also a hit!
They also offer a very nice kids menu.
Family portrait while we were waiting for our lunch to be served!
Ophelia waiting for her fresh orange juice at the bar.
I would advice to book a table at Nomad as it can be very busy during the holidays.
Nomad - 1, Derb Aarjan. Marrakech Medina
One the other side of the Place des Epices, is a nice little café and restaurant called Café des Epices. Owned by the same entrepreneur Kamal Laftimi who started Nomad and Le Jardin. This café is a great place to have a break for a morning coffee before exploring the Medina.
Café des Epices - 75 Rahba Lakdima, Marrakech Medina
La Famille is such a nice place to relax and eat fresh food after walking the busy streets of the Medina.
The restaurant is located in an enclosed courtyard with lush banana, palm and olive trees. The vegetarian menu is quite small but very fresh and so tasty. I recommend the salads and the wonderful hand made cakes for dessert.
There is also a very cute shop selling ceramics, mirrors and cushions. Ophelia came back with a couple of ceramic vases to display on her desk at home.
If you are a big group there is a long table set under the palm trees and a large black board for the kids to draw.
The restaurant is not easy to find, only a very small signboard on an unassuming door indicates the entrance.
Book in advance!
La Famille - 42 Riad Zitoun Jdid, Marrakech
Love the pictures! So interesting that our current fashion trends of tropical greens and geometric black and white are clearly part of Marrakech's natural style! Thank you for sharing.
Posted by: Natalie Canning | January 21, 2018 at 08:06 PM
What a lovely place! Love the gorgeous patterns and textures of the decor - many of them are bold and daring, but also carry such a warmth. What a fantastic place to enjoy some delicious cuisine! Thanks so much for sharing! Its such an inspiring place!
Posted by: Mary | January 18, 2018 at 03:41 AM