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“Good experience” 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 #4,361 of 16,942 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.
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good experience”
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 obtrusive. Would readily go again when we're in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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“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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“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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“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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“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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