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Couscous Cafe

#7,184 of 17,358 Restaurants in London
#7,719 of 18,282 Places to Eat in London
$$$$
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Notting Hill
African, Moroccan
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7 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB, England
+44 (0)20 7727 6597
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Moroccan

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Convenient to the many hotels around Bayswater and slightly off the beaten track of Queensway. The food was great and service perfect. The prices . . .? Well. . . .it's London.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visit the place after a friend's recommendation and it was extremely nice me and my wife we both had the couscous le khoundra wich it was made the same time highly recommended for vegetarians we will definitely come back!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First visit having lived in the area for 31 years, decided to give it a try. Interesting interior, although showing signs of age with some lamps not lit. Small restaurant, with very few customers, who all seem to be tourists. No table cloths and paper serviettes. Moroccan table lights remained unlit throughout the restaurant. Long time to wait for food... More 

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Dundee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

4 of us visited the restaurant earlier this week. We were drawn in by the exterior and when we looked in it seemed cosy an and intimate. However the experience quickly went downhill. The waitress struggled with English and found it difficult to take our order. The menu itself was limited as there were only tagines available. We were told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Looks promissing from the outside and it is genuinely cosy inside; small but not cramped. Nice decoration. The menu is spot on : all the dishes you would expect, good selection but not over the top. No desserts but great selection of mixed fruit juices. Nothing wrong with the wine list itself, but only the house wines were available... Waitress... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went with my wife to have a nice meal there. It is run by nice people and main thing that it was Halal. Even thou there were no signs, but chef assured that all meat is halal. This was the best Moroccan food we tasted. We have been to few restaurants where they served Moroccan food but nothing beats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Convenient to the many hotels around Bayswater and slightly off the beaten track of Queensway. The food was great and service perfect. The prices . . .? Well. . . .it's London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Early evening I was the only customer other than a few take aways. The owner was very friendly. I had never had Moroccan food before and once he found out, he gave me a history of tagine. The food was excellent. A great option in the Bayswater area with so many restaurants to choose from. Only one caution. I didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Came here after a day's travel and we were tired and hungry. The tajines they served us were great! Hot and tasty, exactly what we wanted. Service was a bit slow, but friendly. Would definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We walked past this restaurant close to our hotel a few times and checked out the menu for suitability. It's location and intimacy provided quaint appeal but there was never anyone dining. Upon deciding to give it a try we had the place to ourselves. It was apparently the waitresses first night but we overcame language barriers to order what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Staying nearby we happened upon CousCous Cafe and enjoyed it so much and wanted to try more of the menu - we went back the following night . Can't recommend it highly enough

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Address: 7 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7727 6597
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80
Cuisine: African, Moroccan

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  • Address: 7 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7727 6597

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: African, Moroccan

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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