We all know Buddha Bar well. It is a bar, restaurant and hotel franchise which was created by a restaurateur, DJ and interior design. The perfect mix of expertise to create an exciting brand! The original location opened in Paris in 1996, from there, they have popped up in gorgeous locations all over the world from Milan to Mexico, from Budapest to Prague. The one in Marrakech, follows the theme of Buddhas, opulent decor, rich colours, cultural influences and scents.
Buddha Bar is a special please, so it was a pleasure to visit on three occasions. It being next door to our hotel also made it very convenient. Our first night having dinner there was a lucky break as not only did we get to sit right next to the stage, we were treated to a fantastic choreographed performance by a group of ladies not dissimilar to the Pussycat Dolls. It was great! A combination of traditional belly dancing fused with modern jazz routines. A kind of old meets new. It was great. The DJ did his bit with some fantastic big diva vocal led house.
In amongst this great party atmosphere you sit down to enjoy some fantastic food. For starters I opted for crab tacos which was lovely. There was also vegetable spring rolls and delicately dusted calamari. For our main course, I had the king prawn curry and Helen had chicken curry. Sam Vanilla had one of my favourite dishes, the beef tenderloin, which I had a couple of bites of. OMG, it was yum. That, onglet and fillet are my favourite cuts of beef.
Buddha Bar is a definite must when you visit Marrakech. With our limited experience with going to restaurants due to us not feeling completely safe to wander, this ticked all of our boxes. Book a table if you can because it gets very busy. Oh and also note there is a metal detector on arrival?!