Food District – Pocket Guide – Marrakech
Mini tour guides to the world’s food hotspots!
Food District is brought to you by the same team that brings you “5 Of” but gives a snapshot of an area and the food hotspots.
Marrakech is a place where world’s meet. Influenced by the civilisations that surround it, the city has long been a place where cultures clash in the best possible way. The rooftop dining here rivals anywhere else across the globe. Here are a selection of the delights.
Nomad – https://nomadmarrakech.com/
Nomad is tucked away in the Souks of the old city where the noise, smells and chaos of the artisans can be absorbed. Up a steep, narrow staircase the mainly-European clientele climb to reach the multi-storied restaurant. The dishes were reasonably priced but there is a danger that the focus on style over substance could be damaging in the long term. The trendsetter will flock but they need to continue to put the food first. Hibiscus and mint ice cream the stand out dish.
Located outside the old city walls in the French built new town, Azar has all the trappings of the perfect place for romance in a masculine, dark, decadent space. The Lebanese influenced dishes were at a higher price bracket to Nomad but quality food, attentive staff and the added bonus of belly dancer entertainment made this a special evening. Highlights from the menu include chicken wings in lemon and garlic and lamb shawarma.
Comptoir – http://uk.comptoirmarrakech.com/
The real pick of the bunch for me. Traditional Moroccan and modern fare in a wonderful new city location. The atmosphere is everything here. The Weeping Tiger beef dish is absolutely stunning. This is truly a must visit place for those that value excellent food, top notch service and a resplendant environment.
Special mention to the Radisson Blu Hotel where we also enjoyed cocktails beside the glass-sided pool.
I hope that this has given you some guidance to the delights that Peckham has to offer. Bon Appetit.