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Restaurant Review: La Table du Marché, Marrakech

It’s a late afternoon we make our way along bustling streets, past posh shops and luxury hotels in Marrakech. We find the restaurant we are looking for, the exterior is exuberant, dim lights, landscaped gravel path with plants dotted along it — and the entrance to the contemporary restaurant is through a rather large glass door.

Once inside La Table du Marche, is a sleek French/Moroccan nouveau restaurant part of the uber-luxe Hivernage Hotel.

In a Neo-bistro spirit, the Hivernage Hotel & SPA welcomes you to La Table du Marché, a hip restaurant in Marrakesh where chef Christophe Leroy shares tastes and flavours of French and Moroccan cuisine with his St Tropez inspired market-menu.

Chefs, Fouad and Aziz, head the kitchen work taking up the master’s dishes faithfully while offering inventive suggestions of the day.

Complemented by a beautiful terrace, the luxury Moroccan restaurant is definitely the trendy and hip gastronomic place to be seen in Marrakesh. It’s the kind of place you would go for a business or private lunch. The dining room is elegant and convivial with its outdoor villa setting, music is groovy and the deluxe seats are comfy. As for the food: the Duaurade (Sea bream) was very good, Carpaccio with lemon and basil vinaigrette, while the Coquelet (Chicken tajine) cooked with lemon and olives was the best I had in Marrakech, full of flavour and extremely palatable. And if you have space, try the unique Pomme (Apple tart) flaky pastry with cinnamon ice cream and ginger marmalade—you won’t regret it.

La Table du Marche, Angle Avenue Echouhada et Rue des Temples, Quartier Hivernage, Marrakech 40000, +212 (0) 524 42 41 00,

By Assif Majid

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October 16, 2012 | Travel Reviews | View comments

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