The Secret Souks of Morocco – Midnight in Marrakesh – 2018
At the magical markets of Marrakesh you’ll see a women breathing fire. Behind to her beautifully talented display of trickery lies a hidden souk.
The little spice shop draped doors lead to a tiny room stocked with pots and potions, oils and perfumes that smell sensational. But if you want to know what your future holds you’ll have to step through the palm trees into a the secret bar.
Dressed as an indoor garden the secret bar has wooden barrels, antique nik naks, low level seating, over sized lighting and rugs scattered over the floors. The fortune tellers will circle the bar along with cocktail and canapes and then you’ll take your tables ready for an Arabian feast.
Between the courses you’ll be entertained by snake charmers & belly dancers under a rich patterned ceiling wrapped in festoons & jeweled lanterns.
Then dance the night away with a disco until midnight.
Friday 30th November
Saturday 1st December
Thursday 6th December
Friday 7th December
Saturday 8th December – Limited space
Thursday 13th December
Friday 14th December
Saturday 15th December – Limited space
Thursday 20th December
Friday 21st December
Saturday 22nd December
We do two types of tickets, you may select one ticket type for your party. Option 1 a standard ticket which includes an arrival drink, canapes, 3 course meal, entertainment and disco. Option 2 an All Inclusive ticket which includes the standard ticket plus a wrist band that includes your drinks for the night. This includes, pints from the pump, bottled cider, larger and ale, all wines and prosecco by the glass, spirits and mixers. We also do a non alcoholic wrist band so that all of your party can be on all inclusive tickets, even if some are not drinking.
Standard Tickets £49.00
All inclusive £75.00
All inclusive – non alcoholic £59.00
Our completely fresh, home cooked menu is quite the master piece. There’s no frozen, mass produced bland dinners served here! Coming up with a themed menu to suit all tastes can be quite the task for our chefs, but this year they have delivered a delicious menu of what we can only describe as food art! We also cater for all dietary requirements including diary free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian & allergies. Just let us know when you book.
Minted lamb slider with mint yogurt
Chickpea & spiced spinach slider topped with tomato salsa
A selection of warm Arabian breads & humous
Feta, Marinated olives, diced cucumber and fresh mint in olive oil
Moroccan meat balls served in rich tomato sauce
Marinated chicken supreme, sea salt & rosemary chateau potato,
roasted root vegetables & salsa verde
Passion fruit panna cotta topped with ginger crumb & candied peaches
We are here all year round and because we don’t just pop up & pop down we benefit from lots of extras. We have pumps for perfect pints, local ales, Gin specials, plenty of ice and you get everything served in real glasses! #noplasticpotshere
Iced pomegranate Bellini
Served on arrival and included in your ticket price
The Main Bar
Fully stocked with all your favorites including blue monkey local ales, selection of larger, Castle gates flavored gins and a super selection of prosecco and wine! Open all night last orders at midnight. The bar takes cash, card & contact less, does cash back, has wifi and has a minimum card payment of £5. The Bar will call last orders at midnight.
The All Inclusive Bar
All inclusive ticket holders will be given a wrist band on the night which entitles them to get up to two drinks at a time from either bar. The separate all inclusive bar will have bottled stock including, fruit ciders, popular beers and ales, wine & prosecco by the glass. This bar will be quick serve and will not take cash or card. If All inclusive holders would like spirits they are included and served from the main bar. All inclusive tickets are £75.00 which is an extra £26.00 on top of the standard ticket to have free drinks all night! All members of your party must be either standard or all inclusive tickets. We do offer a non- alcholic all inclusive ticket for those not drinking at £59.00.
Private & Group Parties
If you have a large party or company do to organised you can hire the whole venue just for you. We have different nights or days that you can book for exclusive use with minimum numbers to be agreed.
We would normally ask for a minimum of 120 week nights Sun-Wed, 150 on Thur-Sat without the extension and 250 with the extension.
The maximum guests without the extension is 220 and the maximum with it is 350.
Group night are for smaller parties to get together of the festive season. Our round tables hold up to 12 guests on each one and you can book as many as you need for your party. You will need a minimum of 8 to book at table. We request that you have one main party organizer who books and corresponds with the venue.
Please see Bookings below for deposit details.
The Night will be filled with magic from start to end….
19.00 – The gates will open
19.00 – Arrival drinks and canapes
19.05 – Fire breathers on the lawn
19.10 – Fortune tellers
19.30 – Make your way to the tables
19.35 – Belly dancers
19.45 – Meal to be served
20.30 – Snake charmer
21.15 – Belly dancers
22.00 – Belly Dancers group show
22.15 – Disco
00.00 – Bar to close
00.30 – Guests to depart
We recommend you book taxi’s before your night to avoid delays getting home!
Making a Booking
You can make a provisional booking for 7 days while you check dates and collect deposits from your party. Your booking will be released after 7 days if you do not make a payment to secure the date.
A non refundable deposit of £10 per person will secure your chosen date. You can make a payment over the phone, via cash or bank transfer.
Your final payment is due 2 weeks before your party for all guests.
Please make sure you let us know the name and requirement for any guests with special dietary needs. We may not have anything suitable prepared if you have not informed us in advance.
Deposits are a £10 non refundable payment, should guests pay to hold a space and then change their minds the deposit will be lost. You may however fill their space within your party with another person. Once the full balance is paid should you be unable to attend the event you will be able to claim 50% back if you give 3 days notice. This request will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a party! The dress code is smart, casual and fancy. We want you to have a great night, jeans are fine but no trainers or caps please.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Julia at Curious Magpie. We met Julia through a friend of a friend type thing and hit it off straight away. Her business is just taking of and we wanted to help her get her name out! Once we’d taken a look at her website we knew she would be perfect for our theme which was already in the tiny beginning stages. We were struggling with how to get the Marrekesh theme across with out looking tacky or bright with a western idea of Morocco. We knew how we wanted it to look and had a pintrest board on the go (as always) but Julia stepped in an knew exactly what we wanted….she just got it…and boy did she do it!!
A couple of meetings later and Julia was producing mood boards and presenting fabrics which opened our eyes to how it could look. She showed us tassels which just instantly added a real designed and thought out look to our plans. The use of patterned fabrics was were she changed our views, we’d never of selected to mix so many colours and patterns but she just whipped them all together and BAM!
The colour pallet is rich, full of burgundy, purple, teal and mustard. In fact pretty much any combination just works! Lighting has made it magic, the festoons are gorgeous, the stained glass lanterns have been collected over months from antique shops and flea markets. We have over 300 teal lights over the tables and around the room, it’s quite moving and extremely exciting.
The bar area has lots of low level seating, patterned rugs scattered all over the floor, wooden barrels covered in morrocan nik naks and palm trees giving a hidden couryard/ garden look. The smell of spices through the draped hidden shop entrance will take you straight to the real Marrakesh, the back street souks and hidden gardens, candle lit belly dancing…. The whole set up is a feast for the eyes!
It looks fab and it’s all with the help of our friend Julia the design mastermind …… The very creative, definitely curious and marvelous Magpie!! #itsthebestoneever