66 King William Road, Hyde Park
Telephone 08 8299 9901
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I had been dying to try out this restaurant since it opened and finally got a chance to a couple of weeks ago. My partner and I went on the Sunday night of the long weekend, and after reading these reviews I was expecting it to be a less than memorable experience! I was pleasantly surprised. We had a prior booking which was lucky as it was quite busy and smaller than I had expected, but not noisy which was nice. The decor of the restaurant is beautiful and simple, the star lanterns hanging from the ceiling is a nice feature. To the back of the restaurant there is an area set up with a lounge and cushions and but it wasn?t until later on when a couple came in to dine, that I realised you could actually eat your meal there. It seems nice but maybe a little awkward without the help of a stable table! For our entree we shared the dips platter. It was delicious and a great start to the evening. I enjoyed the shredded carrot and my partner loved the spinach & tomato ?dip?. It was served to us fairly quickly, about 10mins from when we ordered. For mains I had the Tomato Jam tagine. It was like nothing else I have ever tried before. It was quite sweet which I wasn?t expecting, but probably should have when there is ?jam? in the title! It was chock full of veggies, with a hint of honey, cinnamon & coriander. I have never enjoyed the taste of coriander but it was perfect in this dish as I could not fault it. My partner had the meatball tagine, which had large meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and was pretty happy with his meal. The serves are quite large and we ordered the hobs bread and couscous as a side to share. The couscous fed both of us well but was a little pricy at $7 for the small bowl. The Bread tasted delicious, like a Moroccan garlic bread, but at $11 we probably didn?t need it as we were too full to eat it all!! My partner said he would perhaps order it as an entree the next time we came. The mains came out to the table about 15mins after we finished our entree. Our waiter was very nice but not very attentive as we weren?t asked for drinks very often and when we did, were waiting around 10mins for them to come out to the table as well as waiting around for quite some time for our bill after the meal. Mohammed, who I presume is the owner, worked the room after we had finished our mains, making sure our evening had been a pleasant one. I thought this was a great feature, as it?s pretty uncommon in restaurants I have been to before. As we left the waited sprinkled some rosewater onto our hands and Mohammed opened the door for us to leave. It was a great dining experience and will be back again soon.
Marrakech Restaurant is such a delightful restaurant my experience with tasting the exotic food was a beautiful feeling, the host and chef of the restaurant took time to greet us an make sure we were very comfortable, now that is the type of service we as paying customers deserve. i would highly recommend Marrakech Restaurant a top fabulous tasting restaurant in adelaide.
We loved our meal there. Brilliant atmosphere, service and food! Will be back!
A trip to Marrakech has never been so affordable and I didn't even leave Adelaide. You are Transported to another world and savour the delights of Morocco entirely in this Fabulous restaurant! Well done Mohamed
What a hidden Gem ....! After wandering down King William Rd we stumbled across this little restaurant, Feeling brave we decided to try something new. Greeted by a friendly waiter he managed to squeeze us in, while looking at the menu we took in the ambiance of the restaurant, which has a cosy almost transporting feel to it. Unsure on to what to order we decided on the shared mezza platter, which had mixed entrees on it, the platter was a a decent size for 2 people to share, had a lovely selection of meats and dips. For mains we decided on the Tagine and that's when we met the owner/chef Mohammed. I have to say what a lovely man, his hospitality and generosity is the best i have seen in Adelaide, to some he may be full on but from working in the industry we appreciate the time taken out to make us feel like a valued customer. The Tagines where delicious, and clearly effort had been put into the taste, we also ordered bread and cous cous and it was way to much food but we did the best we could. Unable to eat dessert the owner/chef Mohammed gave us a sweet mint tea which tasted fantastic and was a lovely way in finish the evening. In conclusion this is by far the best restaurant we have been to in Adelaide, The service, food, ambience and overall experience was out of this world and very rare. If you havent been your missing out
Supreme Sublime exotic realm gauranteed to tantalise all senses into a dervish vortex .. Experience the Greatest Host Mohammed lure you into the Feast of Eternity !
A friend & I wanted to try something different, so we stumbled across Marrakech. I am so glad we did as we had a great night and so much food we couldn't finish it. We started with the mixed platter which was amazing and so many fantastic flavours. Then we shared a Lamb Tagine which was just the highlight of the night (with cous cous & bread of course!) Finished it off with their coffee which I didn't like, but my friend drank both so couldn't have been that bad!!! Highly recommended & will definitely be going back. Mohamed (owner & head chef) came to our table several times throughout the night to make sure we were having a good time & food was find. As we sat outside, the patio heater ran out of gas, so they went to the bother there and then to take it away and re-fill it even though there was another heater further down the alley - top service. Can't fault this restaurant.
What a fantastic little restaurant, we (My better half and myself) drove past it 3 times trying to find it, but I'm so glad we did! The place was completely packed mid week so you'll have to book. The service was fantastic all the staff were very friendly and made sure we were happy. The owner Mohamed took the time to greet us at our table and made sure we were looked after throughout the night which he seemed to do with every table in the restaurant. The food was fantastic we started with a mezze platter to share which was great, the eggplant dip was beautiful and there was nothing on the plate that didn't have me licking my lips. The highlight of my night was the Afrah Tagine, absolutely sensational, it was rich sweet and sticky and I almost felt guilty eating it it was that good, the lamb just melted in your mouth the dates and honey were gorgeous and the almonds and sesame seeds finished it perfectly, a beautiful dish that I'll be telling people about for a long time. Its not the cheapest restaurant in the world but to be honest the food and service were good enough for me not to care about the bill at the end of the night and its definitely a place that has made my list of keepers. I cant wait to go back and show off my new discovery to friends and family!
Finally got around to posting - another fantastic dinner at Marrakesh Moroccan restaurant this week. I have become a regular and will keep going back for one of Adelaide's best places for foodies! The taste and quality of the food, decor, great Moroccan music and the friendly staff - what else could any true food lover ask for? Don't listen to the few poor reviews for this place they are nitpicking and not appreciative of the imersion experience that this charimg little place offers. Go and see for yourself. It is always busy, the room is small and sometimes it takes a while to get drinks and food. When they do come they are always well worth it. You will never leave hungry. Mohommed - thank you our friend for what you are doing at your restuarant, it is lovely to know that when I am hungry for a real Moroccan feast you and your staff are there to make it happen!!
My partner and I ate here about 4 months ago. I thought I should get off my bum and write about my truly amazing experience. We started the night of with a dip platter to share which was sooooo yummy, all three dips were very tasty. For our mains we ordered the Afrah Tagine & the Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons both were very tasty and cooked perfectly, the meat was so tender and juicy. To go with our mains we ordered 1 serve of cous cous and a plate of pita bread to mop up the sauce from the Tagines. Next time we wouldn't order the pita bread as the sauce is quite thin and so the pita bread didn't really work to mop the yummy juices up. I would however have ordered another serve of cous cous as the one serve was not enough for two, I agree with other reviews that at $7 the cous cous is a little expensive, however it came out so light and fluffy and had a wonderful Smokey sort of taste to it. For dessert I had the sweet warm cous cous with ice-cream, It totally blew my mind. My partner is not a sweet tooth like myself and so he opted for a Moroccan coffee, he said it was great if, like him, you like your coffee strong. Mohammed was a wonderful man and came out from the kitchen to juggle and introduce himself to everyone, He explained he was the owner and head chef and on the night my partner and I had visited he was the only chef in the kitchen. Our meals were served timely with enough time between courses to let our food settle. The 2 waiting staff that were on duty that night were very helpful in recommending items from the menu. The service of drinks was borderline, and could improve however I?m not sure they could justify the extra pair of hands for such a small restaurant. YOU MUST BOOK AHEAD as it only seats about 40 or so people and fills quick even mid-week, if the only seats left are those outside don't be turned off its wonderful out there. I?m so excited about going back again soon !!!!
My family and I had our hearts set on Moroccan ood or dinner. We had previously been to the Casbah on Unley Rd, but were unable to contact them to make a booking (we later ound out that they had closed down). So we stumbled upon Marrakech ! We shared a dip platter for entree, they were fantastic ! The waiter had remembered from our phone call to book that I was vegan, and made a point to talk me through the vegan options on the menu. I decided upon a beetroot salad, which was equisite, and mixed vegetables. My family shared a few tagines with cous cous, which they all agreed were delicious.I finished my meal with a traditional peppermint tea, which was also very tasty. The owner o the restraurant made a point to come out and introduce himself to our table, which was a lovely touch. Upon our depature, one o the wait staff came and sprinkled rose water on our hands, a beautiful way to finish a wonderful night. Will definately going back to this little gem again !
Great little restaurant, but definitely need to book. Was booked out even on a Thursday night. Food may have taken a little while to get to the table, but it was all worth it. We were there for 2.5 hours and received dips, entree and mains in that time. So not too bad I suppose. Mohammed the chef was always checking that our food and everything was okay, great customer service. One member of the table arrived about 45 mins after the rest of us and Mohammed brought out some more dips for her to try because the rest of us didn't leave her any (oops). I thought that was great. I agree that the couscous was probably a bit too expensive at $7 for a small bowl, considering the main meals were around $25 each. Great restaurant to go to for a special occasion though. Didn't get to try the desserts unfortunately (too full), but as we left Mohammed shook our hands, making sure we had a pleasant experience.
We almost didn't go because of the previous 2 bad reviews, thank god we decided to make up our own mind. The food was delicious, it took me back to Marrakech were I first experienced the cuisine. We shared a tasting of 5 selected entres, every one a taste treat. We followed with a tangine each, both tender meats complimented by such delights as preserved lemons, proons and almonds the flavors of strong but not overpowering corianda and spices realy bought the smells and tastes to a magnificently satisfying meal. We will be back
A beautiful little restaurant which was booked out for a Wednesday night which surprised me, so be sure to make a booking. We tried the Entree and dip platter which was a fantastic way to try a little of a few things on the menu. The dips are full of flavour and you have to try the carrot dip - so yummy! We then had a Tomato Jam Tagine and a Lamb Afrah Tagine with a serve of couscous. The meat was so tender and the almonds brought a beautiful crunch to such soft meat. The Tomato Jam Tagine was quite sweet but full of vegies that were all very tender. The service was excellent with people coming to check on you frequently for drinks and to make sure that you were happy. Mohammed greeted everyone that arrived and left with a sprinkling of rosewater on your hands on the way out. Although some people previously have stated that it is quite pricey it was well worth the price when you are receiving such great quality food and service. We couldn't afford to eat there every week but it was such a great experience we will be going back for my birthday with a group of 17 people hoping that they will all return as well to this fantastic restaurant. Thanks Mohammed!
We went as a group of 6 on a Wednesday night, not traditionally a busy night for suburban restaurants but the place was almost full. It is not a big restaurant so you will need to book. The fact that it was so popular was a good omen. Ok, on to the food. We began with 3 dips and two mezze platters (selections of 5 entrees) which came together on big plates and you just hoed into whatever took your fancy. Because we ordered big with the mezzes, we only ordered two tagines, one lamb and one fish with a couple of bowls of cous cous and a vege dish. That seemed to work pretty well. Didnít try the desserts. There was one grilled minced meat dish in the mezze that was a bit salty, maybe that's the way it is normally done, but for everything else the seasoning seemed fine. The lamb in our tagine was very tender. I questioned the chef Muhammed on this and he told me that the meat is cooked slowly with the base ingredients beforehand and then put into the tagine with the finishing ingredients for 20 mins to blend the flavours. The fish tagine is done from scratch as you order it because it doesn't need so much cooking. If you want a quick feed, then go get a curry. This is more a restaurant for a leisurely dining experience with conversational company. Nevertheless it might pay to concentrate on getting your food ordered then chat rather than chatting for half an hour before deciding on what to eat. We ordered within 15 minutes of arrival, and the dips and entrees came unexpectedly quickly in 15 mins. It took about 20 mins to wipe that out, and then there was a 40 min wait till the tagines arrived. That wasn't much of a problem since our mezze platter entrees were quite sustaining. All up, we were out in less than 2 hours, which I thought was about right. I didnít actually look at the prices but the final bill for 6 of $235 which included plenty of very tasty food, two bottles of wine, a beer and a mixed drink seemed reasonable. Overall impression: We really enjoyed our evening and found Muhammed to be an interesting feature. He looks like he has been plucked straight out of the real Marrakesh.
We went to this place when it first opened. we had to wait quite a while but the food was great! i would consider going back - but only if i was willing to wait.
Group of 6. While we had made a booking ahead (which incidentally is a very good idea, because it is a smallish place), a couple arrived ahead of us and were seated at a table for 5. Later we explained we had booked for 6. That was rectified, but we found that they tried to SQUEEZE too many people in and get the numbers. NOT a good idea if you are paying the kind of money we did. Thought it PRICEY for the quantity of food you got. Food is delectable, but if you are VEGETARIAN, DON'T GO THERE as they DO NOT HAVE A BIG VARIETY. Couskos was very dear. For six people we paid AU$36.00 and THAT IS A LOT considering how easy it is to make couscous. No one, but no one does couscous the traditional way anymore, not even the modern Moroccan. Portions are SMALL so you find yourself ordering more after you have ordered the initial batch which then takes time to come and of course the whole meal becomes rather expensive. Of the meals we ordered: The mezze was too too meagre. The vegetarian dishes were really nothing to write home about, but certainly to write here about. The two meat dishes were very good, but then you are left with a bad taste when you realize that it was not enough for six people (three males eat a lot) and you had to order another meat dish. Even after all that, we were still hungry and ordered dessert which were not that fantastic. I don't think I would rush back there for the only reason that it was (a) EXPENSIVE and (b) Gotta try other restaurants as well! Cheers
Went with a large group for a 30th. The restaurant was not ready for such a large booking and it should never have been taken. Food took over two hours to materialise. When questioned the reply on several occasions was '5 minutes'. And then never turned up. It was a horrible experience. I would suggest that a large group should not attempt to book.
Worst dining experience of my life! Were booked for a large group for a 30th birthday, meals took 2 and a half hours to start being served and by this time half of our party was not hungry anymore! Meals that did come out were less than average tasting and staff were not apologetic or helpful at all. Would not recommend at all !
Completely uninspiring. The entrees are tasteless, the mains the same. Shared several tangines and you would struggle not to make better at home. The only thing to remember was the moroccan tea. The owner works the room to get to you to have fries with that, promoting a piece of moroccan breed (bit of half stale foccacia) to mop up the left over juice that you've left in the tangine because you've run out of coucous (tiny bowel for $7). The bread was $11. They also squeeze you in so book for an extra person (I don't know why you'd go after reading this) that couldn't make it because they decided to go to Morrocan Casbah on Unley Rd for a decent tangine (at least it was when I went 3 years ago) with better atmosphere. Service while friendly was the worst I've had for professionalism.
The worst tagine of my life.
i don't think i've ever been so disappointed with a restaurant before. If I could give this place a zero I would. We went with a small group for my birthday and it ended up as one of my worst birthdays ever! We arrived on time and we're given a table of 6 even though we had book for 10 and instead of adding a table they made us all cram in around the tiny tables which meant we couldn't even move. We ordered our drinks and the person serving us had forgotten about our orders half an hour later we had to go up and remind them of our drink order. The drinks eventually showed up but our waiter disappeared without taking our order for mains. it took another 10 minutes of waving to finally put our order in. the food arrived immedietly which is a bit unsettling because Moroccan food is known for it's slow cooking. We looked down at our dishes to find them swimming in oil. The Vegetarian in our group who order her main complained that it tasted as if it was a lamb dish with the lamb taken out. The food was disappointing and the staff were in attentive. the owner came over to say Hi and i've never felt so uncomfortable in my life with the way he was acting towards the large group of girls at the table making us feel very unhappy. when we asked where the toilets were they are located OUTSIDE! in the dark and cold and to make matters worse it was raining! Totally ruined my birthday dinner, I was so angry. Never going there again. And when I made a formal complaint all I got was a heavy serving of attitude problems from the server. NOT HAPPY AT ALL.
We went as a group of 5 for my mothers birthday. And i must admit it was a shocking disappointment. The place was soo small we were practically sitting in each others laps. The owner has attempted to fit in as many people as humanly possible into such a small space. The food was very slow in coming and when it came it seemed we had ordered a bowl of oil because that's what it looked liked, the flavour was bland and lifeless. The service was inceridbly slow and we were forgotten very often. It was also an extremly cold night and you can imagine my surprise when I had to go out in the cold to use the bathroom which is located outside which was occupied and then I was forced to wait in the cold and dark. I was less than amused. I can honestly say hands down that I would NEVER recommend this restaurant to anybody and my mother was extremly upset about her birthday dinner. I honestly have no idea who has been writing these 20/20 reviews for this disaster of a restaurant, sounds extremly suspicious to me!
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