Tucked away in a hidden backstreet of the medina’s less touristy northern district is one of our favourite restaurants in Marrakech, Le Foundouk. With an air of mystery, their team of cloaked Moroccan men guide you down a narrow, winding and dusty alley and inside a secret door, where a stylish sanctuary will be revealed as you step inside this modern reinterpretation of an ancient travellers inn. Set within a dramatic multi-level dining space with soaring high ceilings, enjoy a quiet aperitif in their cosy lounge bar, savour the prime people-watching balcony views from the first floor tables overlooking a giant wrought-iron candelabra, or retreat to the rooftop terrace for romantic alfresco dining. After dinner, sink into one of the plush purple-hued lounges for a cocktail or a glass of local Moroccan wine. The split Franco-Moroccan menu is accomplished, where we prefer the Moroccan menu with a delicious selection of spicy soups, tagines, couscous and delicious baked pastillas. Bookings advised. Closed on Mondays.