Dar Marrakesh: "Shisha!" Dar Marrakesh Tip by Cham

Dar Marrakesh, London: 4 reviews and 5 photos

  The glow of the Laterns at Dar Marrakesh
by Cham

This in my eyes is one of the best restaurants in London. Not only because of the great food but the staff here are great always friendly and patient. The food is not too expensive especially for a place based in the heart of the west end and it's a great place to meet up with people as it's so easy to get to. The food is always good, and the shisha (argileh) is the best in london. There are two parts to this restaurant through the left door it's an older crowd and more a restuarant, on the right its a younger more teenage crowd and more of a bar that serves food as well... both sides serve shisha, the restaurant part is always a good atmosphere though as a lot of people get up and dance to the arabic music that is played. The bellydancer that frequents here is THE best looking belly dancer you'll find anywhere, and her dancing is better than just good!

The atmosphere in the place is great, the decoration is beautiful with all the Lanterns giving a subtle glow of coloured lights to all the people sitting/ eating/ dancing. The restuarant can be as intimate as you want it to be, at the same time it's one of the only places in London that's acceptable to start talking to the people on the adjacent tables.

The only bad point about this place is that it can get very busy but to reserve you need to put a deposit down of 10 per person... however this is refunded when you get the Bill. When booking make sure you let them know if you want a place in the restuarant or the bar!

They do not have an alcohol licence so you can't get alcohol here, but that just adds to the great atmosphere no drunken idiots ruining the night for everyone else

Favorite Dish: definately the lamb tagine... washed down with a mixed fruit drink followed by an apply shisha... ahhh heaven

Address: Trocadero, Picadilly Circus
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: picadilly circus tube or leicester square... find the large building marked trocadero... walk through take the stairs to the right and it's right there!
Phone: 020 7287 0479
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Middle Eastern
Website: http://dar-marrakesh.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 17, 2006
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