Makla Southbourne

Just before lockdown began, I was invited along to the launch event of Makla’s new lower level entertaining space ‘The Cave’ along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers and Route PR.

Makla is a traditional Moroccan restaurant situated in Southbourne High Street run by the lovely husband and wife team Vicky and Karim Beraou. The Cave at Makla can cater for 34 seated and 50 standing guests which is ideal for private parties or special occasions.

Heading into The Cave, you can instantly feel that it is a cosy and welcoming place to be as you are surrounded by the scents of the incense burning and the authentic Moroccan decor.

Vicky and Karim Beraou said: “Once you step foot into Makla, we want you to feel yourself being transported to Morocco. 

The Cave at Makla serves a wide selection of drinks and Moroccan tapas dishes to share, which is perfect when you can’t decide what to order. They also cater for gluten-free diets as well as having vegan and vegetarian options available.

Offering late night dining, Makla accepts orders up until 10:30pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s and has a drinks licence until 1am as well as having acoustic sets on Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 1am. On Thursday evenings for £10 a ticket, they offer a fun filled evening of belly dancing with a complimentary cocktail on arrival and Mezze throughout the evening, what a great idea for a girls night out!

Thank you to Makla for having us we had a fantastic evening. Despite not being able to go and check out The Cave at the moment as the restaurant is currently closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures, you can still enjoy some delicious Morrocan food by either phoning to order or ordering through Deliveroo.


I was invited to Makla in exchange for this blog post however all words and photos are my own.

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