16 July 2023
Gastronomy, Royal Mansour news

Multi-starred Chef Hélène Darroze joins the Royal Mansour Marrakech!

Known for its traditional architecture, its lush gardens, its incredibly refined riads and its gourmet restaurants, the Royal Mansour Marrakech is a true bastion of luxury hotels and gastronomic excellence. And it was natural for the palace to partner with the multi-starred Chef, Hélène Darroze, to take over the reigns on the culinary direction for two of the hotel’s restaurants: La Table and La Grande Table Marocaine. For the Royal Mansour Marrakech, she will use her exceptional experience to beautifully blend her Western style cooking with Moroccan authenticity.


With 6 Michelin stars to her name for her restaurants in London, Paris and Provence, Chef Hélène Darroze is a renowned name in the culinary world. Named “World’s Best Female Chef” in the 2015 annual ranking at “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” awards, the Chef with an extraordinary career is driven by an indomitable energy and determination,


Showcasing an author’s cuisine based on a meticulous selection of products and the expression of her emotions, Hélène Darroze cooks as she loves: with passion, with sincerity, with authenticity, but also with respect for the terroir and the culture of the places where she operates. Her heartfelt offering is drawn from the strength of her roots and upbringing; she is indeed the fourth generation of a Basque-Landais family of cooks.


While keeping her deep ties to France and London, Hélène Darroze will officiate from spring 2023 in Morocco, at the Royal Mansour Marrakech, one of the most beautiful Palaces in the world.

“It is with immense joy and great pride that I join the great family of the Royal Mansour Marrakech. This iconic hotel, constantly searching for excellence to offer its customers unprecedented experiences, has always inspired my admiration and fueled my dreams. I know that we share the same values of authenticity, respect, creativity and generosity, but also a common and lasting desire to put the human being and the preservation of the environment at the heart of our project.” She adds: “I am very happy to be working with Jean-Claude Messant and his team to inspire and lead the French and Moroccan restaurants and uphold the values of this great house.”


The arrival of Chef Hélène Darroze at Royal Mansour Marrakech is excellent news for all food lovers. “We are very happy about this collaboration, a prelude to a new era at Royal Mansour Marrakech. With Hélène Darroze, we will continue our ambition to always surprise our guests with unprecedented experiences in order to reinforce and perpetuate our status as a top culinary destination.”, says Jean-Claude Messant, Managing Director at Royal Mansour Marrakech.


La Table and La Grande Table Marocaine, now under the aegis of Hélène Darroze, promise to offer their guests an outstanding culinary experience in Marrakech. The menus of the two restaurants of the Palace, signed by Hélène Darroze, are to be discovered in May 2023.

If you’re visiting the Ochre City, be sure to add these two restaurants to your list of must-visits – you’re in for a treat!