Thank-you for all the awards, the accolades, the No. 1’s, the kind letters, and the reviews over the past 10 amazing years. It’s been so kind and generous of you, and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Connecting with our guests has been a constant source of pleasure and we will miss you.
maison mk is now up for sale …and our life adventure continues elsewhere
If you are looking for a creative and profitable business then get in touch !
We have closed the bookings for now, but the business will re-open with the new owner…it could be you !!
Paul and Aoibheann
We are grateful to have been at the top of Tripadvisor for the entire 7 years that we have been open.
We serve a modern Moroccan 5 course tasting menu – it’s sophisticated but simple.
Not just a dinner, it’s an indulgent experience – something different for Marrakech.
Dress up or dress down, but be comfortable and be you !
we are all about style… without attitude
*** Please note that we are now closed for annual holidays, and renovations. As soon as we have a firm re-opening date we will open the online diary again ***
You can also book a hammam & massage followed by dinner at gastro mk, or you can book dinner at gastro mk followed by an overnight stay at maison mk – any availability is shown in the calendar below.
spa + dinner
gastro mk dinner
dinner + room
dinner at gastro mk followed by an overnight stay at maison mk. A double room plus breakfast is available for only £95. (rooms are normally £220 – £320 per night !)
enjoy your dinner, and then be snuggled up in a luxurious bed just 1 minute later.
pay for the room at time of booking, and pay for dinner & drinks on the night.
(rooms closed for summer 2017)
Please note that for online dinner bookings your credit card is NOT charged.
Your card details are simply held as security in the STRIPE international credit card system.
(We do, however, take a credit card deposit only for the “dinner + spa” and the “dinner + room” packages.)
To read more about why we take credit cards, & why they are secure, please click here.
Start your evening sipping cocktails at bar mk, then head down for your tasting menu in either the courtyard or the dining rooms.
is it a special evening ?
gastro mk - it's not just a meal !
our favourite places to eat and drink in Marrakech
LUNCHES…. these have been our long time favourites
• Kechmara, does great French steak frites, salads, fruit tartes, etc, etc. A real buzzy place very popular with
the expats & the in-crowd of Marrakech.
• Café de la Poste does a similar light lunch menu, also good for breakfasts out.
…In the Medina
• Naranj, 15 mn walk in the médina – contemporary Lebanese food in a modern clean designed restaurant.
• Terasse des epices, 15 mn walk in the médina with a great terrace and nice simple moroccan food. Also
some great shopping nearby !
• Un dejeuner a Marrakech deep in the Medina run by the lovely Fatima.
• For the more adventurous, Mechoui alley (very rustic, very local, very few Europeans ever seen in here!). It is fabulous roasted whole lamb, chops, mint tea, etc – well worth avisit and a real slice of proper local Moroccan life. Don’t leave it too late, all the lamb is gone by 2pm !
DINNER …the choice is endless but these are popular with maison mk guests.
…Moroccan fine dining
• Le Tobsil , in our neighbourhood, just round the corner – a set menu feast in a traditional riad with musicians
– be hungry!
• Le Tanjia, in the Jewish Quarter – nice décor & good tajines.
• Al Fassia –in the heart of Gueliz – a bastion of Moroccan traditional cuisine by an all women team. They also
have a second restaurant in the outskirts of town.
• Le Foundouk – down a little alleyway deep in the very ‘old’ area of the north east of the medina…so a taxi is
definitely recommended! Good looking, with a decent menu split into Moroccan & international dishes.
• La Trattoria (great Italian food in a lovely courtyard setting).
• Bo-Zin – out of town by 3 miles, but a stunning cool, dark, chic restaurant with gardens containing a flaming firepit, etc.
• Djellabar (Owned & run by Claude Challe – the man behind the Buddha Bar empire.)
• Le Studio (a very French bistro)
• la Salama, in the medina, also good for happy hour cocktails too
• Le Comptoir Darna – our firm favourite for a fun night out – always busy & a great atmosphere. Don’t book too early to eat as the entertainment with belly dancers starts anywhere from 9.30 to 10.30, upstairs see the Marrakchi in-crowd later gather later on.
• Jad Mahal – a good alternative to Le Comptoir Darna, in a similar style
BARS• bar mk – perhaps we are showing favouritism, but we have 2 great barmen preparing cocktails & all other drinks every evening (except Wednesdays – they get to rest their cocktail shaking muscles on a Wednesday) • kozy bar – great for sundowner drinks. In the mellah area & you can watch the storks settling down for the evening. • le comptoir – top floor bar (can also do dinner here)
Generally, it is safe to assume that most restaurants, cafes, and bars in the Medina (old town) do not serve alcohol, and those in Gueliz (new town) do serve alcohol. We are very fortunate to be one of the very few riads in the medina to have a full Alcohol Licence. To put it into perspective, if a riad serves alcohol without a licence and the police find out and raid them, they are not only taking the risk of being closed down immediately and the owner/manager thrown in jail, but the guests staying are also immediately thrown out!
In the Medina, at night time :
• Café Arabe, only 5 minutes walk from maison mk and with a nice roof terrace for sun-down.
• La Mamounia – the grand old lady of Marrakech (a little like the feel of the Savoy in London). Now reopened & very luxurious & opulent. Also very expensive, but worth visiting for a wander around and a drink at one of the 3 bars there.
In Gueliz most restaurants will serve alcohol.
• Café de la Poste does nice early evening drinks on the terrace outside, or up on the top floor.
• Bab Hotel also has a good roof terrace and attracts a young hip crowd.
• Club Lotus, a cool bar (& restaurant), close to Le Comptoir restaurant.
• Djellabar, by Claude Challe, in the same area of town.
• So, a club that is part of the Sofitel Hotel
• Teatro next door to the Sofitel Hotel is an old favourite
Finally, don’t forget…….Moroccan Whiskey – a little local Moroccan joke name for mint tea. Most people find it far too sweet when they first try it. By the end of the Marrakech visit, they become converts – do give it a go.