Best Marrakech restaurants - Savour the finest Moroccan cuisine in the elegant ambience of the most exclusive 5-star riad in Old Marrakech
Royal quail tajine with fondant pears, chocolate pastilla with walnuts… – these are just two examples of the delights awaiting discovery in the elegant and highly exclusive setting of Restaurant Riad Monceau, owned by French artist Isabelle Aubry and highlighted in BBC’s Nadia Sawalha’s culinary show with celebrity chef Simon Rimmer.
Promoter of the famous MarrakChef Moroccan Gourmet Trophy Restaurant Riad Monceau provides a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two, for a special event such as birthday or an anniversary, or more simply for an outing with friends who appreciate the finer things in life.
Whether you choose to enjoy your meal in the gorgeous restaurant’s main room, by the fireplace in the plush ness of the lounge bar, in the intimate atmosphere of the private dining room or else in the up most romantic ambiance of dazzling white surroundings of the patio with its famous lovely swimming pool inlaid with traditional mosaic, you will be served a delicate and subtle cuisine that harmoniously combines the finest that genuine Moroccan gourmet cuisine has to offer with the best of French haute cuisine refinement.
Whatever the choice for your Moroccan meal – outside setting or inside setting – the exquisite restaurant’s Moroccan specialties are to be savoured within the “Discovery Tasting Menu”, a culinary voyage that Rachida Sahnoune, Chef of Restaurant Riad Monceau, creates every morning exclusively from the day’s fresh market produce.
The Discovery Menu consists in a tasting of 2 starters, 1 main and 1 dessert, followed by the traditional mint tea. Its price is 450 MAD (40 euros) per person, drinks not included. Restaurant Riad Monceau being fully licensed you’ll be able to enjoy a great choice of some of the best Moroccan wines in which the restaurant specialises but also a wide range of cocktails and alcohols as well as selected French Champagnes.
TIPS – Set in the tranquillity of a quiet little side-street just off the main square – say 100 yards or 2-minute walk from Jemaa El Fna – Restaurant Riad Monceau is thus of very easy reach. However, as the Marrakech medina features no streets signs at all – one of the numerous charms of the amazing old city (!), we recommend you check out our exact location on the Marrakech street map before coming. Moreover, Restaurant Riad Monceau’s seating capacity being limited to about 40 people it is highly recommended to make reservations well ahead. Please kindly use the buttons available on this page to proceed.
NEWS – Restaurant Riad Monceau was recently rewarded by the publication of a beautiful luxury cookbook : ” Riad Monceau – a palace of Moroccan gastronomy ” now available at most bookstores as well as on Amazon. Kindly read the article dedicated to the book on our news blog or, for a first look, see the online overview of the book published on ISSUU.
Vegetable chorba Fassia-style
Souiria-style seafood pastilla
Assorted traditional tuffed briouates
Fine sugar baked tomatoe tatin-style cake with olive tapenade
Pigeon pastilla with almonds
Atlas royal quail tajine with fondant pears
Fish tajine with star anise and sesame seeds
Lamb tajine with fresh ginger
Chicken guedra with almonds and saffroned onions
Old-style homemade Marrakchia tanjia
Warm pancakes with sugar baked apples and Atlas honey
Genuine strawberry light milk pastilla with almonds
Homemade walnut soft cake with its vanilla cream
Sweet soft semolina with honey and cristallized citrus
Half baked fruit tajine with star anise and honey light sauce