With good service, a congenial ambience and decent, reasonably priced food, Le Foundouk is one of the more reliable restaurants in Marrakech. Traditionally, a ‘foundouk’ was a resting-place for tradesmen passing through town for the night. They would store their wares downstairs (the doors were locked) and get a night’s sleep in one of the rooms upstairs. Most of them are now used as artisans’ workshops, but this one has been cunningly transformed into a rather dapper restaurant by a pair of French furniture designers. In keeping with the old-style structure, it has three floors of galleries (including the ground floor) centred around a courtyard, which serves as a funky pre-drink/snack or lunch spot, with nifty décor and cool music. The first floor is très chic, arranged for intimate dining, while the highlight is the exquisite roof terrace, illuminated by candles at night and offering sweeping views over the Medina. In keeping with the general ambience, the menu is innovative and elegant, with a mix of predominantly French and Italian dishes and traditional staples. Note that there is now a separate lounge / bar area where you can just take a drink or enjoy a dessert.