We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not for good Morrocan food”
Review of Palais Gharnata

Palais Gharnata
Ranked #215 of 862 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Set in an ancient alleyway dating in Marrakech���s Jewish quarter, Palais Gharnata restaurant possesses a rarefied luxury that comes only with the passing of time. Everything here speaks of grand antiquity, of North African exoticism and beauty. Handcarved cedar woodwork, ornate sculpture and carvings, handsome waiters dressed in loose white cotton, trays elegantly poised above their right shoulder��� it���s a magical world. A formal dining space, Palais Gharnat specialises is Morroccan cuisine. Begin perhaps, with a pastilla of tender pigeon and crushed almonds in a soft aromatic dough, as a bottle of fine local vintage is opened, and the aroma of spiced lamb curls up inside your nose. The best tables are on the mezzanine, overlooking the set-piece central fountain.
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not for good Morrocan food”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

The location is very good. charming atmosphere. The staff was courteous and helpful. Moroccan Salad beautiful but literally sucks the other dishes. Couscous with meat for dinner and we were seven people had two pieces of meat. If you do not want to stay hungry I suggest you to choose a better alternative.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank cbozok
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    43
    22
    8
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Parma, Italy
Level Contributor
160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great place, ok food and unlimited wine”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

A beautiful palace and location, service was excellent and live music and dancing.
Food is set menu and includes wine for 550dh, food was not the best we had but tasty especially the aubergine tagine, chicken was terrible. We ordered lots of starters and asked for more which we're brought, we also drank lots of wine and enjoyed the belly dancing.
A place to go in a group.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank chelsea1977
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice location, good service, the rest terrible”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I can give one point for the location, a great palace, very impressive. The service was attentive and friendly. Food is plenty but of simply terrible quality. Moroccan salads as a starter were ok, nothing special. We had the Tajine as a second, very bad meat quality and poor seasoning. After that the Couscous, unimaginative, badly presented and no taste. Desert... well, I have no idea where in this sweets culture they could go so terribly wrong. 550 Dirham is a bold price for this. We were in Marrakech for one week and went to a lot of very very good places with stunning local cuisine. Instead of Gharnata, go to Jemaa el Fna and eat in the food stalls. The food is way better there. Oh and for the show. Yes there is one.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank istwasesist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oxfordshire
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great evening”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were here on a quiet night, and were surprised by how good the food was. The floor show was very limited and mostly directed to a party of businessmen, but the musicians were excellent and the whole experience really fun.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank RSAD001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous gala dinner for 200”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We held a gala dinner for over 200 guests at the Palais Gharnata in Marrakech and could not be happier with how it turned out. Nadia was extremely helpful in helping us arrange a wonderful dinner with entertainment and was flexible in accommodating our various dietary requirements and issues. I cannot speak highly enough about the venue and the quality of food and service we received; all of our guests raved about the meal. I would definitely recommend the Palais Gharnata to anyone arranging a large gala dinner in Marrakech.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Katrina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Palais Gharnata also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Palais Gharnata? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing