These are some of our restaurant recommendations and ratings based on feedback from our guests as well as our own experience dining at these establishments. Price ranges are indicative of the average cost of a main course. Note: Some places require advance bookings, which we can assist you with.
Address: 1 Derb Aarjane, Medina / nomadmarrakech.com
This modern Moroccan eatery and rooftop cocktail bar, with its sleek sand-coloured sofas and black-and-white tiled tables is only a minutes walk from the Riad. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: Place Rahba Kedima, Medina / cafedesepices.ma
The Café is a landmark in the Spice Market and is also a pioneer of the continental food scene in the medina. It offers simple refreshments and food, as well as a wonderful terrace overlooking the marketplace.
Address: Place Bab Ftouh, Medina
This terrace café is located in the bustling Place Bab Ftouh en route from the Riad to Jma El Fna square and serves delicious local salads and main courses.
Address: Place Jmâ el Fna, Medina / zeitouncafe.com
The multi-floored Zeitoun Café overlooks Jma El Fna square, and serves meat as well as vegetarian meal options. Although there is a nice outdoor terrace and ambiance, service can sometimes be slow.
Address: Place Jmâ el Fna, Medina
For a late afternoon beverage while the sun sets, or for an evening meal on the terrace overlooking Jma El Fna square, this restaurant is popular among locals and tourists.
Address: Rue Bani Marine, Jmâ el Fna
Oscar is more like a cantina, but is a hidden gem which can be found along a narrow street in between the Post Office and Bank Al-Maghrib just off Jma El Fna square. It serves delicious authentic Moroccan food for a very reasonable price.
Address: Rue Kennaria, Medina
This little café serves good-value non-Moroccan meals. Dishes such as enchiladas, Tex-Mex burgers and felafel sandwiches feature on the menu, all served with a tangy rice salad and chips. With limited seating, waiting times can sometimes be long.
Address: 6 Rue Kennaria, Medina
A cheerful and colourful establishment with a typical Moroccan cuisine. The restaurant is located in the bustling "Golden Triangle" of small eateries just behind Cafe France.
Address: 37 Rue des Banque, Medina
Café Babouche is a very good option for both Moroccan cuisine and continental food including pizza, pasta and burgers at very affordable prices. They often have live music from local artists too.
Address: Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Medina / earthcafemarrakech.com
First opened in 2007, Earth Café serves vegetarian meals as well as some vegan options too. It's located just off the main square, Jma El Fna.
Address: 170 Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Medina / daressalam.com
The restaurant is in an authentic 17th century palace and has been renovated according to the traditions of Islamic art. On the menu is fine traditional cuisine while being serenaded by a Marrakchi orchestra and dance show. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: 32 Rue El Jeld, Souk Sidi Abdelaziz, Medina / lejardin.ma
Take a seat beneath an overarching canopy of banana leaves, bamboo and palms, and watch tiny tortoises inch across the iridescent green floor-tiles. You can order from a variety of continental or local dishes. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: 15, Souk Cherifa, Sidi Abdelaziz, Medina / terrassedesepices.com
This airy restaurant on a terrace overlooking the Cherifa Souk serves up light, simple dishes in a relaxing ambient environment to pass away a few hours.
Address: Rue Haroun Errachid, Hivernage / palaisjadmahal.net
Found in the affluent Hivernage district, you can enjoy a choice of continental, Asian and Moroccan food as well as entertainment of live shows, bellydancers and live music bands. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: Blvd el-Mansour Eddahbi, Gueliz / grandcafedelaposte.restaurant
This colonial Art Deco bistro attracts guests to its shady terrace and palm-filled, 1930s interiors. Food is a fine blend of French-Moroccan dishes, and happy hour between 6-8pm. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: 15 Derb Sidi Ali Tair, Bab Doukala, Medina / darmarjana.com
The restaurant is in a restored mansion in a spectacular setting with lively Gnaoua musicians. Dishes are a fusion of French, Moroccan and Andalucian influence. Advance bookings recommended.
Address: 79 Sidi Ahmed Soussi, Medina / daryacout.com
The restaurant is a landmark of Marrakech with enchanting decor and a breath-taking panoramic view from the terrace overlooking the medina and the Koutoubia mosque. It serves traditional gastronomic cuisine. Advance bookings recommended.