Café Clock, opposite the entrance to the Bou Inania Medersa on Tala’a Kebira, is The Hangout for English-speaking visitors and expatriates alike, so a good place to get the lay of the land. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner and for snacks in-between. Good salads and famous for its camel burger. Offers cooking classes, frequent art exhibitions, Sunday sunset concerts on the terrace.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 637 855
Rooftop Le Kasbah, near Bab Boujloud, offers good Moroccan food at good prices but the main attraction is the wonderful view.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 63 34 30
Thami’s, Bou Jeloud, 50 Serrajine, at the top of Tala’a Seghira next to Hammam Mernissi. A fine hole-in-thewall restaurant if there ever was one, with a reputation for wonderful and cheap food that quickly fills its three
Tel. +212 (0) 535 66 40 130
Tiny Medina Cafe, 6 Derb Mernissi, just outside Bab Boujloud next to the bank, has the reputation as a safe place for women to go alone, and a good place to try a sheesha water pipe (contains nothing more potent than
flavoured tobacco!). Open for lunch and dinner.
Tel.+212 (0) 535 63 34 30
Dar Roumana, 30 Derb El Amer, Zkak Roumane, offers French-inspired Moroccan cuisine in a beauytiful traditional ryad. Open Tuesday-Saturday, dinner only.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 741 637
Sofitel Palais Jamai, Bab Guissa serves a lunch buffet on a terrace with the (arguably) best views in/of Fez buffet on terrace. Al Fassia, their Moroccan restaurant (dinner only), is in a stunningly decorated, century-old room of the palace with musicians/dancers to entertain you.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 63 43 31
La Maison Bleue, 2 Place Batha, is one of the medina’s best known and most expensive restaurants. Lovely setting, set menus, Moroccan food. Dinner only.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 741 843.
Fez Café at Le Jardin des Biehn, 13 Akbat Sbaa, Douh, is a marvellously eccentric spot for lunch or dinner, with a lovely courtyard garden. Italian menu on Sunday nights. Next door to Algila Fès.
Tel. +212 (0) 664 647 679
Palais de Fès, in Palace Dar Tazi, 15 Makhfia, R’Cif, is by general concensus one of the best, if not The Best, restaurant in Fez. Prices are impressive but so are the portions, and for your money you also get a lovely view from the glassed-in terrace as well as live Moroccan music. Dinner only.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 76 15 90
Fez Lounge, 95 Zkak Rouah, off Tala’a Kebira. A Moroccan menu is offered in this modern, minimalist restaurant with a sheesha lounge. Open lunch and dinner.
Tel. +212 (0) 535 63 30 97
The Golden Bar at the Palais Faraj hotel, 16-18 Quartier Ziat, Derb Bensouda, offers a splendid bird’s eye view of the medina during evening cocktails.