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Maghreb Restaurant & Bar

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189 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RQ, England
Highbury & Islington Tube & Rail: 5 minute walk Essex Road Rail: 5 minute walk Angel Tube Station: 10 minute walk Bus routes 19, 30, 4, 43, N19, N41: 2 minte walk Bus routes 73, 38, 56, 341, 271, 476: 5 minute walk.
+44 (0)20 7226 2305
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good experience

Picked this by chance after walking the streets of Islington. We were quite early and so we were placed by the window, which suited us. Good choice of dishes, seems authentic as best I can tell. Starters were excellent, and my main tagine was also perfect. Other main was a slightly dry chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2013
dvz12
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Outdoor seating
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

You could easily walk past this place and not notice it - but if you feel like authentic Moroccan food then this is the place to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

First time eating Moroccan, so I cannot compare the flavors and food to other restaurants. But I do have to say this, the service was EXCELLENT! Our server was extremely helpful in recommending dishes for us to try. The food was great as well. But I'll reiterate that this is my first time trying Moroccan food. For the starter we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Picked this by chance after walking the streets of Islington. We were quite early and so we were placed by the window, which suited us. Good choice of dishes, seems authentic as best I can tell. Starters were excellent, and my main tagine was also perfect. Other main was a slightly dry chicken. Service was very good: attentive without being... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Went with my sister and her other half. Restaurant wasn't busy when we got there, but soon filled up. Menu has a lot of choice, and around 10 tagines, ranging from a selection of different lamb dishes, through a fish tagine to rabbit and venison. Everything was very fresh and well cooked and presented. Reasonably priced for London - came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

We eat here whenever we are in the area and never disappointed. Forget all the other, newer, trendy places in Upper Street. Maghreb has been here for ages and the food here is always excellent. Wine list has a good mix too. Some of the Morrocan wines are a real treat!

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London, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Went there on a sat evening based on Tripadvisor recommendations (don't ask me why, but that day we have been craving for a good couscours...) We arrived early & since the restaurant was almost empty, they put us by the window to attract passers by... (In the end it worked, when we left at around 9pm the place was very... More 

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UK
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48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Islington, a wide choice of restaurants. A few weeks ago, I was there with some friends. Almost by change, we saw this restaurant and we decided to try it. It was a pleasant surprise ... great food, wide choice of dishes, excellent service. Definitely one to return to.

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Surrey
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We ate there last Thursday evening , I had the Kefta Tajine, very tasty. Friendly service . Not that cheap £77.00 for two courses for 3 people, price did include 4 Moroccan beers and a couple of glasses of wine. Would recommend if you are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We ate here by chance on a Tuesday evening as our regular restaurant in the area (Gem) was full. There was plently of space. The food was tasty, traditional Moroccan with few frills, the service friendly and prompt. The Moroccan wine was a very pleasant surprise. Not that cheap, £90 for 3 for two courses and a bottle of red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Four of us ate on a Saturday evening. Great food for carnivores and veggies alike (we were two of each), a far better veggie choice than normal. The lamb in the tagine was great quality and then deliciously cooked. Three full courses and drinks for £120, and great service too. I would recommend it to anyone - try it yourself

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RQ, England
  • Public Transportation: Highbury & Islington Tube & Rail: 5 minute walk Essex Road Rail: 5 minute walk Angel Tube Station: 10 minute walk Bus routes 19, 30, 4, 43, N19, N41: 2 minte walk Bus routes 73, 38, 56, 341, 271, 476: 5 minute walk.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7226 2305

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 55
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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