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Scorpion House 54 Drouj El Hafa | Zerhoune, Moulay Idriss 35055, Morocco
+212 5355-44729
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Cobram, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Moulay Idriss is the most enchanting town. Walking up through the green painted walls to the gorgeously curated home of Mike where the view will simply take your breath away. Here you will eat delicious food and experience some truly generous hospitality. Thank you to By Prior Arrangement and Mike Richardson for this very special experience.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Scorpion House is built high into the hills of Moulay Idriss and offers views of some of the holiest spots in Morocco. Mike Richardson hosts a fantastic lunch. Rachida cooks a memorable meal - try sardines with chermoula - and house manager Hamsa offers service that is attentive and thorough. We lounged on the many terraces and watched the afternoon... More 

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Thank 00Douglas1949
Fes, Morocco
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I will never forget the first time I had lunch at The Scorpion House. The space itself is spectacular--perched up on one of the hills of Moulay Idriss and offering a far-reaching view of town and the Tuscan-like landscape beyond (If you squint a bit--you can even see Volubilis). In Morocco, it can be difficult to find the "true" cuisine... More 

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Thank C A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This small simple guesthouse offers lunch for visitors of the nearby Volubilis. The quality of the food was OK, nice views from the little terrace, service friendly : however we were charged a round 1000 drh for two ( smootie, stuffed chicken water and a small dessert ) from far the most expensive lunch in the region that we had... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Where place and taste unite. And if a view had flavor, this one tastes as subtle-sweet as the pomegranate meringue we had for dessert. Mike = marvelous.

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Thank Annazonita
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

What a gem! We were blown away by Michael's hospitality and then the magnificent banquet he had prepared for us. we were in a group of 21 and more than enough food to go around, Beautiful salads amongst the many other delicious dishes. It was a decent walk to get to Scorpion House through eclectic alley ways. Couldn't fault this... More 

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Thank Maureen K
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

I found the Scorpian House on TripAdvisor and our guide made us a reservation for lunch after visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Our driver dropped us at the top of Moulay Idriss and we did have a tough time finding the restaurant so I'd recommend asking someone to meet you at the bottom of the hill and bring you... More 

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Gig Harbor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Three of us ate at the Scorpion House after visiting Volubilis (Roman ruins). Moulay Idriss is about a ten minute drive from Volubilis and was a wonderful culinary experience. An employee of Scorpion House met us at the town square and we followed him up the hill to the Scorpion House. The salads and the appetizers were beautiful and they... More 

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San Diego
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This luncheon was booked in advance for a small group of American ladies traveling to Fez from Marrakech on custom tour of Morocco. What a remarkable property! The owner, a Brit, is utterly delightful and created an unforgettable experience for us. We loved our meal and loved his home! It's full of treasures from his travels and he was very... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

One thing before you go there: book in advance. This is not a "regular" restaurant, Mike will cook for you but you need to give him a bit of notice. Find the phone number (or email?) on some other website (or on the facebook page) & arrange this.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scorpion House 54 Drouj El Hafa | Zerhoune, Moulay Idriss 35055, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Meknes-Tafilalet Region  >  Moulay Idriss
  • Phone Number: +212 5355-44729
Description
Private house overlooking the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss with far reaching views to the ruined Roman city of Volubilis. Open everyday with prior reservation for exclusive dining experience. Fresh and modern Moroccan inspired food and drinks. Produce sourced from the souk and our kitchen garden.

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