For Rabat’s most fashionable venue, head to the gardens of the French Institute.
The most “in” place to be in Rabat
If you want to check out where Rabat’s high society go for lunch and unwind after work, make your way to La Véranda, with access via the French Institute which looks more like the entrance to an administrative complex. As you can imagine, the exclusivity of this place will completely take you out of the norm, away from the hubbub of the city and traditional Morocco, placing you in an elegant modernist-style venue with a spectacular landscaped terrace under a canopy of palm trees, which at night creates the most intimate and romantic ambience. Surprisingly, the French cheese board has also arrived at La Véranda. Its cuisine is described as “French-Mediterranean”, with influences and fusions of all kinds. Standing out on the menu are the deliciously prepared fresh fish dishes such as the trout in almond, as well as a list of exquisite desserts, to be enjoyed at any time of day – even with a mid-afternoon coffee – and even includes the likes of crème brûlée.