From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011Marrakesh does refined and elegant dining effortlessly. From the immaculate service, down to its accomplished and authentic Moroccan cuisine, there is a fluidity to the whole dining experience. The elegant Moorish arches, twinkling lanterns and decorative tiling evoke a tranquil and sophisticated ambience, but don’t exactly shout ‘Arabian Nights’. That said, what the restaurant lacks in atmosphere, it more than makes up for in the kitchen. Start with the sumptuous tagines from the generous menu of Moroccan staples.
Take your pick from their roasted baby lamb, aromatic lemon and garlic chicken, or for a fruity number – try the quail tagine with walnuts and apricots; each bubbling cauldron is as mouth-watering as the next. The gourmet ‘pastila bil hamam’ deserve a special mention too; you'll love these blissfully sweet concoctions of pigeon meat, crushed almonds, runny egg and honey. If this restaurant could only shake off its slightly clinical hotel feel, it would be unbeatable for its sublime food and wallet-friendly prices.