Le Jacaranda isn’t an especially one of the more visually appealing restaurants in Marrakech, the exterior is featureless and the location on the busy ‘4-Café’ intersection along Mohammed V doesn’t seem to promise much tranquillity. However, inside Le Jacaranda is a decidedly charming space with food that surpasses expectations in both quality and price. Owner/master chef Philippe Coustal (from Toulouse) has had the place for 15 years and has created an amicable interior that blends traditional, elegant overtones with a quiet riot of lightly expressed purples and oranges. The menu boasts splendid French nouvelle cuisine as well as Moroccan and ‘international’ dishes, and offers the option of set meals or plenty of à la carte choices. There’s an extensive wine list of local and European wines, the walls are regularly used to display art exhibitions (which change every six weeks or so), and there is live music at weekends.