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“Terrible food but very beautiful riad”

El Fenn Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #188 of 916 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$68
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The food was really terribly. The staff at the restaurant was very nice, the music was good and the riad is so beautiful. Why don't they try to make the restaurant better? There is even a gallery with very stunning photos.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Very friendly hotel manager Tommy whose staff showed us around the Riad , great fire near the dining room with lounging sofas

2  Thank bridgendb
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We thought we would get personalized treatment from Chef Hajid when we booked the cooking class at El Fenn but didn't realize that he would also be cooking for the hotel guests at the same time. We made three dishes over the course of 6 hours because the hotel's galley kitchen was too small to accommodate the 4 people in our group as well as the kitchen staff making other meals. The chef had no written recipes to distribute and had to run to the front desk to get some pieces of paper for us to take notes of what we made. When we were served the meal we had prepared, we only got two of the dishes we made - the third dish was served to other hotel guests! On the positive side, the ingredients we used were fresh and the food we prepared was tasty (lamb tagine and chicken bastilla). Definitely, this place is not setup to accommodate a class of more than one person. Chef Hajid is good but the cooking utensils, kitchen setup and disorganization made this not the experience we had expected. There are other cooking schools in Marrakech that provide better service and more variety in a more comfortable environment for the same price (€55/pp).

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

I celebrated my 50th birthday with friends and we dined at El Fenn. The food, ambience, decor, service---all of it was impeccable. For months beforehand, the events planning team was extremely helpful in working with the budget and choosing the menu. My guests raved about the experience! I hope to return to Marrakech and stay at the riyad.

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2  Thank biotechmadame
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Would have loved the chance to eat at this establishment but unfortunately it had been over booked and we were turned away on a Monday night having been previously told that we did not need to book in advance. Very difficult to find and one helpful local took it upon himself to show us the way to the entrance 100 m from the main road then proceed to pester us for money. Not a good start! We ended up eating at Tobsil instead that evening but hopefully next time we visit Marrakech we will be able to enjoy a dining experience at El Fenn. Top tip make sure you get directions to this restaurant!

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