Al Fassia is one of the few Moroccan restaurants that draws a local crowd, which should tell guests everything they need to know about the quality of its traditional fare. Run entirely by women, the Fez cuisine they produce sounds simple enough on paper but delivers exquisite layers of flavour and texture. Served in an elegant dining room of cushion-strewn banquettes and crisp white tables, the pigeon pastilla is the standout dish, ordered for its light pastry and moist meat, but any tagine dish here is a lesson in how authentic Moroccan cuisine should be done. Al Fassia now has an outpost in London.
55 Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Gueliz, Marrakech, 40000