If you feel like a touch of the exotic but can’t afford a last-minute ticket to Marrakech, Restaurant Nomades is the place to come. From the moment you enter this intimate, dimly-lit forest of Moroccan lamps, richly coloured carpets, divans, carved wooden chairs and wall mosaics, you will be transported to another continent.
The menu completes the illusion, offering an extensive array of couscous and tagine dishes, as well as assortments of Lebanese delicacies, pastillas and of course, the bit I can never resist, sweet pastries for dessert. The menu even includes Moroccan and Lebanese wine to accompany your virtual trip in style.
I find it comforting to come here on a cold winter evening, when that skin-rippingly cold wind known as the “bise” is howling outside, to catch up on the gossip with a few friends, often after starting with a drink at Nomades’ sister establishment, Saveurs et Couleurs Café, which is situated just a few steps up the road. It’s also a good address in summer as the restaurant has a terrace on the quiet rue des Grottes where you can enjoy the sun and people-watch. It’s usually possible to get a table without having to book, and credit cards are accepted.
Restaurant Nomades | Bars, Coffee & tea, Restaurants (Lebanese/Moroccan) | Main from CHF 23
18 rue des Grottes | +41227340988
Mon – Fri 11:00 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 02:00, Sat 18:00 – 02:00