FashionBite enjoyed a brief trip to Morocco last week and it did not disappoint!
Craving some authentic food and entertainment, we headed to Le Comptoir Darna – a legendary supper club that has become a hot-spot for the Marrakech in-crowd and savvy travellers.
By day, the towering traditional buildings and deafening calls to prayer could fool you into thinking that Marrakech nightlife is non-existent. In reality, the city has become a playground for international jet-setters looking for a good time – and there’s nowhere better to start the party than a supper club.
Upon arrival at Le Comptoir Darna, the allure of this mysterious type of dining became clear. Guests are guided by candlelight from the hustle and bustle of the trendy Hivernage promenade to the club’s huge front door, where they pass under a thick curtain into the heaving bar downstairs. To the left is a patio where couples disappear to escape the madness, lounging on beds with fruity shisha pipes. Upstairs you’ll find more surprises – gorgeous bellydancers sashay around the intimate, lantern-lit room while talented Moroccan singers perform their take on modern chart music. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment while you sip an expertly made cocktail and choose from the extensive menu, or join the dancefloor with the performers should you feel the urge.
The menu is extensive, with an East meets West cosmopolitan vibe. If you’re just a little peckish an indulgent chicken pastilla or falafel dish will do the trick, but we recommend arriving hungry as the generous main dishes are not to be missed. The exotic lamb cous cous is fantastic, as is the famous Le Comptoir Burger!
We made our way through the cocktail menu before leaving our table to dance, and it seemed the rest of the late night diners had the same idea. The cosy restaurant steadily morphs into a small and friendly nightclub, catalysed by a great DJ spinning Moroccan beats and Western hits.
Party into the night, then make like a Moroccan and grab a taxi heading to Pacha. If you thought Morocco was dry, think again.
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