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“Average food, average service at above average prices” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moro Restaurant

Moro Restaurant
Ranked #681 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $46
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average food, average service at above average prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Regret our visit. . Nothing remarkable on the menu...We should have left immediately. Menu presented was not the one posted on the website.

Poor value for money .Felt like we were ripped off. Now trading on past glory? Suggest you support somewhere new instead.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“excellent food and well organised service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

The food was delicious - particularly the octopus salad, a wonderful mix of flavours. The service was well organised and helpful. It's a real treat eating there.
The only down sides - it's very busy and hence noisy, and you need to remember to reserve a table a month ahead at least if you want to go at the weekend.
I'm looking forward to next time

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank otterr
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Gutsy flavoursome cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

A great meal at Moro tonight for a birthday celebration. Despite our online booking being lost in the ether (tip - call to confirm online bookings) we were fitted in and arriving early was not a problem either

There is an excellent selection of sherries and we had a couple of manzanilla sherries before our food. The wood roasted sea bass and chicken were excellent - moist and flavoursome

Overall an excellent and tasty meal with outstanding service.

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Thank Keith M
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always Happy to Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

I visited with my partner on a weekend lunch. We have been several times before but I thought that this time it merited a review. As ever the restaurant was both frenetic and laid back. A great vibe where you take as long as you like (or not) over your meal. The food is a wonderful selection of eclectic Mediterranean food beautifully cooked and presented. Its difficult to pick out specific dishes as the Sam and Sam Clark have such a large and varied repertoire. However, i always come away with a very large smile on my face.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hugh J
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Milan, Italy
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“No frills, good experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Moro seems to be quite popular as we went on a Monday and it was full. The food that I tried was good, aubergine fritters, roasted pork and a delicious chocolate+ apricot tart. The place has an open kitchen so you can peek inside and see what happens. I cannot comment on the cost since it was a work dinner. Service was good. All in all I would say nothing too extraordinary but worth it for a pleasant dinner out, no frills. The décor puzzled me a bit, I think they could do a bit more with the walls in terms of decorations or something that makes the place a bit more cosy – right now it looks like they have just arranged some (naked wooden) tables in there, walls are empty with the bottom half painted green. I know it is probably meant to be this way but I didn’t quite like that.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Molosso
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