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“Good hearty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maghreb Restaurant & Bar

Maghreb Restaurant & Bar
189 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RQ, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 (0)20 7226 2305
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Ranked #5,948 of 17,944 Restaurants in London
Price range: $55 - $55
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
Transit: 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.
Reading, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Good hearty food”
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 out just over £25 per head including drinks and 10% service charge (which is automatically added to the bill).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very good couscous”
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 busy).

We ordered a grilled meat couscous, coming with meat balls, merguez, lamb and chicken, and a duck tagine.
Both were extremely flavorful, plenty of food without being an overkill, & reasonably priced wine.
We tried the dessert but that was really stodgy so we left them there...

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a couscous.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Moroccan cuisine in Islington ... a pleasant surprise”
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.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Surrey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly service”
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.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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