Le Relais du lac is a beautiful outdoor restaurant located in cr lalla takerkoust province al haouaz, just 45 minutes outside of Marrakech. It is the perfect place for a Sunday lunch with friends and family. Le Relais du lac is the ideal place to visit throughout spring and summer in Marrakech. Sitting outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and the cool breeze from the lake is the ultimate form of relaxation. Ensure to book a driver to take you there and back as it is a little difficult to find yourself. A driver should cost around 800-1200 MAD (80-120 Euros) round trip, dependent on your starting point.
The idyllic drive takes you through some incredible lagoons, mountains and landscapes. Teamed with smaller villages and neighbourhoods, which allow you to see a very different side of Marrakech. The wealth of farms and mountains in addition to olive groves, allow you to soak up the agricultural aspect of the city, before you arrive at this little slice of heaven. The beautiful restaurant is nestled in front of the lake and boasts a host of activities to make the day even more special. Try jet-skiing on the lake or jump on a quad bike and explore the surrounding area. The opportunity to explore while relaxing, eating well and absorbing the peace and tranquillity is limitless.
If you are like me, you prefer to sip a cocktail while taking in the wonderful views, try the house mojito or cosmo cocktail, which are absolutely delicious and refreshing. The restaurant boasts an impressive menu of tagine’s, French fusion options and BBQ style food choices. The food isn’t what takes you to Relais du lac, but teamed with the unexpected ambience and surroundings, it will be why you keep going back. Try the mixed grill, which consists of grilled chicken, beef and lamb using local spices, which you can have with mash potatoes, rice, couscous, grilled vegetables or salad. A three course lunch shouldn’t exceed 350 MAD (35 Euros) per person. Team your lunch with a local wine called Medallion. A really rich red option or a slightly sweet rose should set you back around 300 MAD (30 Euros) per bottle.
Relais du lac is also the perfect venue to throw a summer soiree, whether it’s a wedding, summer drinks party or some other festive event, the Caribbean style décor with its wicker chairs, tiki huts and gazebos, lush palms and foliage and rhythmic live band create the perfect setting for your festive celebration. They do book the space for events, dependent on time and season, so large groups are always welcome. Try to make your lunch reservation at Relais du lac beforehand to prevent disappointment as it is always booked and waiting times can exceed an hour without one.
- Tel – 212 661-242454
- Address: cr lalla takerkoust province al haouaz، 42200, Morocco