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Moro Restaurant

34-36 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
0207 833 8336
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Ranked #1,333 of 17,465 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $46
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: European
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: It might be one of the hippest venues in one of the hippest parts of the capital but this Clerkenwell restaurant still manages to be relaxed and more concerned with good food than being trendy. The restaurant’s décor with its polished wooden floors, long zinc bar and open view to the kitchen and its charcoal grill and wood-burning oven is functional but welcoming. The Moorish cuisine complete with subtle European influence is every bit as striking as it was when the restaurant opened its doors nearly ten years ago. Tapas served all day at the bar. Reservations taken by phone and directly from our website.PLEASE NOTE - Moro restaurant is now open seven days a week. Please refer to our website for correct opening hours
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Liverpool
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited here for lunch recently after an absence of a few years and despite all the hype I have never really found it to be one of my favourite London restaurants. On this visit I was pleasantly surprised, the room looked more airy and the tables seemed less cramped. It is not the place for an intimate lunch conversation since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in London. Have been here a few times and the quality of the food is exceptional. The wine list is also excellent, and far more extensive than you might initially expect. It can get a noisy when it's full (which is basically always) but oddly this doesn't spoil the atmosphere or become intrusive. The level of service... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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167 reviews 167 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

It is a bit difficult writing a review of an icon--and Moro seems to have become one. So I always read the "terrible" and "poor" reviews first to try to understand where these unhappy people "are coming from". The majority of these reviews for this iconic restaurant in Exmouth Market seem to be from people who were the unlucky ones... More

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Paris, France
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755 reviews 755 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I wasn't aware how trendy the place is till I tried to book a table, which turned out to be next to impossible; nevertheless, we have managed to get a table for an early diner and it was really worth it. Delicious, fresh and imaginative Mediterranean cuisine (with strong Spanish influences) - we got a very tasty lentil, beans and... More

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

It isn't easy to get a table but we struck lucky last night. The food was unfamiliar and we had to ask about some of the dishes. Without exception they were delicious, with punchy flavours and superb ingredients. Our waitress was just charming; we only ordered mains because we were not starving but she was completely relaxed. Her insight on... More

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lincoln
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Just the most imaginative and exotic restaurant in this part of the world. My mezze was full of unexpected delights and the restaurant has a wonderful buzz, full of interesting people chatting happily away.

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East Yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

A super eating place in Exmouth Market where you are made to feel welcome! We were able to get a table early evening but presumably would generally need to book. The food is well prepared and the menu is very tempting...we would have liked to have tried most things..however our choices proved to be very good. The atmosphere was lively... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit and just as good as the first. We were seated at the bar for 10 minutes as they prepared our table. The tables are fairly close together and the restaurant busy and noisy but this just adds to the atmosphere. The food was Spanish/Northern African in flavour and the portions were generous. The wine list... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This place is excellent. I lived in Spain and they do Spanish food better...Also check out their tapas bar next door, morito if you don't want the full dining room experience

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Wales, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Delightful staff, great service and excellent food. Eaten at Moro several times. Never disappointed and good value. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Moro Restaurant

Address: 34-36 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE, England
Phone Number: 0207 833 8336
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Islington / Clerkenwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 46
Cuisine: European

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