Morgan M
Morgan M

Morgan M

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.morganm.com/
  • Phone: 02076093560
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, 6:00pm - 10:30pm Sat: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from Morgan M
Morgan M restaurant has relocated from its Islington home, leaving locals there devastated, but workers and residents of Barbican jumping for joy. It is that rare thing – a cosy neighbourhood restaurant with a world class chef and outstanding French cuisine. Chef Morgan Meunier has designed a menu that encompasses both classic French techniques as well as more modern British ones, and the very best seasonal ingredients, exemplified by dishes like crayfish and lobster cannelloni with tarragon, Jerusalem artichoke soubise and shellfish cappuccino; or chicory tarte tatin with girolle veloute and parsley root puree. Diners can choose from an a la carte menu, or a six course seasonal menu with an option to include matched wines. Vegetarians are well catered for here, especially for a French restaurant; the six course menu is also available in a vegetarian version called ‘From the Garden’.
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Morgan M reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.2
  • Ambience2.7
    Value2.8
special occasions (2)good vegetarian options (2)fit for foodies (2)romance (1)business meals (1)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • Restaurant was closed. Was
    Hannah
    Dined on 22/10/2013
    Restaurant was closed. Was able to book the place through toptable despite it being completely shut. The system doesn't work
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  • Restaurant closed
    hungrybunny
    Dined on 22/10/2013
    We booked this for Tuesday 22nd Oct, 6pm on the Top Table website - for a pre concert meal. But when we arrived the place was clearly SHUT, and showed no signs of opening that evening. We were disappointed as it seemed to be a place worth knowing, from the reviews.
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  • This was a curious mix of
    DHammerVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2013
    This was a curious mix of traditional French cooking that at the same time seemed modern.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Not appreciated enough
    Bobbimidnight
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    One hoped that when Morgan M moved from darkest Islington, he would attract more custom. The restaurant was disappointingly not full on a Saturday night. It's hard to know why since the neighbouring Club Gascon still apparently is flourishing. I have never been to the latter without some complaint and no longer go. Morgan M in both venues has been uniformly excellent. The food is always delicious and imaginative, service friendly with the tables spaced well apart. This and soft furnishing makes the place much quieter than the average London eatery. I do hope more people will find their way to this excellent restaurant.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • Amazing food, fantastic service,
    VegetarianHen
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Amazing food, fantastic service, and a lovely restaurant. The vegetarian tasting menu was exemplary. Wines complemented the food nicely. Love Morgan M - great place for a special occasion.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since 2 June 2014
    • Average Rating3
    • Food5
    • Ambience3
    • Service3
    • Value3
  • The following 272 reviews are from the Morgan M reviews archive.
  • Morgan M - great food, poor service
    LizRVIP
    Dined on 21/9/2013
    We love Morgan M's food and were tempted by the 10th anniversary dinner. The food was great but the service was very poor and quite stressed. There was a private party of 40 people downstairs and the staff obviously couldn't cope. We won't be back very soon.
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  • Menu was outstanding value.
    IIFFVIP
    Dined on 19/9/2013
    Menu was outstanding value. Food excellent. Service could be improved but depends on how much time you have. At lunch obviously it is more of an issue than at dinner
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Morgan M
    Simon
    Dined on 29/8/2013
    Due to other committments we could only book this restaurant for lunch at 1400. As expected, the restaurant quickly emptied after about 1430 and we were left on our own. The staff were acceptable but not particularly friendly, wanting to prepare for the evening service. I suppose that's fair enough as we booked for such a late setting, but it wasn't conducive to a relaxing meal. The food, though, was exceptional with a great tasting menu and good supporting wines.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The summer tasting menu was
    Thark
    Dined on 25/7/2013
    The summer tasting menu was terrific. The staff made the evening move along and handled late arriving members of our party with aplomb. Well done. Said one at dinner: "I now have a favorite restaurant in London."
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real shame
    unfussyeater
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Having been huge fans of Morgan M in its previous location (wonderful), we were pretty excited about going to the new(ish) place. Very disappointed. There were only 2 staff serving, who were often absent. One couple had to see themselves out (dig around in the cloak room) and we were surprised when the manager plugged in an iron at 10pm and started ironing table cloths. We laughed about it beacuse it was so far off where Morgan M used to be, you could scarely believe it. Food was (as ever) good, but sadly 2 courses (out of the Summer Tasting Menu) were average: we had to send one back as unable to eat. Standards have slipped badly, particularly as £190 bill for 2. Sad to say, but not going back and not reccomending to anyone. Sorry.
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  • Excellent, why don't more people go
    PabloP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Wonderful summer tasting menu, most dishes hit home nicely, especially both deserts, with only couple of near misses. Overall extremely enjoyable, with some well matched wines. The only mystery is why more people don't go, it was relatively quiet even on a Thursday night.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite food, Michelin quality
    QuinzenVIP
    Dined on 28/6/2013
    I cannot recommend the food at Morgan M highly enough. We had the summer tasting menu and wolfed down every morsel. Simply stunning fois gras, quail and pork belly. Divine pre dessert of rice pudding with mango and a sublime souffle. The restaurant is small and warm, lovely toilets ( I know, I do like them to be on the same floor) and service is bang on. I would eat here once a week if waistline allowed.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morgan M review
    SLC13
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    Great French style service and food. The atmosphere lacks a little something. I preferred it when it was located over in Islington.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morgan M seasonal menu is a hit
    LizRVIP
    Dined on 31/5/2013
    A change in the seasonal menu at Morgan M is always a treat. This time we experienced very fresh flavours and incredibly light cooking. Good value with the wine pairing.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true bargain
    wondersnVIP
    Dined on 24/5/2013
    It is really unusual to find cooking of quite this quality at such a good price. I did get the feeling that the room was designed for the business lunchers.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    goodfood
    Dined on 18/5/2013
    The food was amazing and we had really attentive service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu
    BryJoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Surprised if a Michelin Star isn't on the way. Excellent French cooking.
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  • Morgan M - at Smithfield
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 30/4/2013
    Morgan M delivers great food at a price which is probably best suited for special occasions or business events. The restaurant seems to be much busier at lunchtime than in the evening which is probably also reflective of this fact. The tasting menu looked particularly good but we weren't hungry enough to manage that!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great restaurant
    MarkE
    Dined on 30/4/2013
    First visit since the restaurant moved a few years ago. We always used it for special occasions and it didn't let us down this time. Slightly quieter than I remembered (less clientele, less staff) but probably to be expected on a Tuesday evening. Food standard very high, accompanying wines excellent.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    etandbt
    Dined on 26/4/2013
    Outstanding food, food ambiance, attentive service and not annoying. It is actually relaxing to be there. What is there not to like! It is good value considering the overall quality. We will definitely go back for more.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly the night we went there
    maudieVIP
    Dined on 23/4/2013
    Sadly the night we went there was only one other table occupied. It deserves to be busier as the food is delicious.
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  • Morgan M - recommended
    LizRVIP
    Dined on 20/4/2013
    Such wonderful fresh food. Morgan M is a star, highly recommended.
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    romance, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of everything
    VirginiaPVIP
    Dined on 19/4/2013
    Morgan M's menu has too many good things to try on it. So we decide to go for the taster menu. A few dishes are good, a few of them are great. The mojette bean soup is round and sweet, truly a palate-teaser since it leaves me wanting more. Something more punchy. Crayfish and lobster cannelloni fit the bill perfectly, a raise the culinary agenda with a greater complexity of flavors. The meal, however, peaks with braised French-farmed rabbit brushed with mustard, with Swiss chard, spinach farfalle, and wild garlic jus. This dish delivers layers of depth and richness, but also a pungent bite that offers an excellent contrast to the game-y rabbit. After such a rich meal, pineapple souffle ends of the meal in sweetness and lightness.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • Wonderful
    CharlieEats
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Exceptional meal at Morgan M - food and service both excellent.
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  • Client Lunch
    Rebecca
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Good for a freindly client lunch. Food very good and they also have nice private dinning which is handy. Would send them back there again.
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  • Lovely French food
    oztraveller
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    Wonderful service, amazingly friendly French food that actually works for all my vegetarian friends. Highly recommended
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The meal was well rounded
    Foodie23
    Dined on 27/3/2013
    The meal was well rounded and delicious. The chef was sensible and thoughtful of our party's needs (nut allergy, vegetarian) and each course was excellent. I would return to Morgan M in a heartbeat. Our friend paid the bill, however, so not sure about the cost.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a stunning a la carte
    newview
    Dined on 23/3/2013
    We had a stunning a la carte Saturday evening dinner. Morgan M desreves a Michelin star or two
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect....
    00telperion00
    Dined on 28/2/2013
    Lovely meal and excellent service but having gone relatively early (6:30pm) on a Tuesday night it was somewhat lacking in atmosphere. We were the only table there for a while and one of only three by the time we left at 8:30pm. Not the staff's fault of course but perhaps some quiet background music would have lightened the experience. We were also told we must both order from the Toptable menu or both from the a la carte. Expecting a guest to order all from one menu for each person individually is understandable, but the restriction that both guests had to order from the same menu was a little inflexible, especially since the Toptable menu was somewhat on the sparse side. But the food was beautiful.
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  • Private lunch for two
    Roundtable
    Dined on 20/2/2013
    Excellent spacing of the small tables at front, ideal for a relaxed private conversation. Food delicious, with all those extra little touches - amuse bouche, good bread, pre-dessert, petit fours with the coffee. Wines were available by glass, carafe and bottle, so we had a glass of excellent champagne each, and my friend had a glass of sauvignon blanc to follow. We especially liked the mussell soup, fillet of Dover sole, slow-roasted wild boar and pina colada sorbet in brandy snap cup. Service friendly but unobtrusive. The bill at £113 was very reasonable for an excellent and enjoyable meal.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing value tasting menu
    oztraveller
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Wonderful French food at very affordable prices. The changing seasonal menu (we had the winter) one was superbly presented, and tasted just wonderful. It's a shame that the restaurant was so empty on a Monday evening as it's tucked away behind Smithfields market.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morgan M - gem
    LizRVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Detailed cooking with the finest of ingredients, matched by excellent wines. A very good dining experience. Recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Haut Cuisine
    anonn
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Always excellent and imaginative food. The tasting menu is good value.
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  • Great as always
    Chiefslavo
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Morgan M keeps its excellent level - it is one of my favourite places among entry level Michelin restaurants. One thing worth working on a little is perhaps adding more positions to the middle of the wine list - there are some accessibly priced wines and some excellent wines at higher prices but the choice seems less varied in the £50-100 range.
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    business meals, romance, outstanding value
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  • Return to morgan m
    Mehari
    Dined on 30/1/2013
    We had enjoyed our meal at Morgan M in islington a few years ago and when we discovered he had opened near the barbican decided to book it for a birthday lunch. We enjoyed our meal just as much as the first time. The setting was very restful, the staff attentive and the food excellent, particularly the desserts. I would definitely recommend it to friends.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited Morgan M with three
    oliviam
    Dined on 28/1/2013
    Visited Morgan M with three friends on a wet Monday evening in January so this was probably the reason for there being very few other people there and a rather flat atmosphere. However, we wanted to talk so the quiet was welcome. We had all eaten at this restaurant's previous location in Liverpool Road and loved the food, although the atmosphere there was odd too. Three of us chose the Winter tasting menu and for the most part were not disappointed. The turnip soup with truffle oil was outstanding, the fish excellent and my partridge (pheasant?) very good indeed. However, the wild boar main course chosen by my two friends was completely tasteless. Desserts were excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a special occasion
    VegetarianHen
    Dined on 26/1/2013
    We went to Morgan M to celebrate the wedding of my cousin (12 guys in total). The service was lovely, from the moment we entered until we left. We had the tasting menu with matching wines. The wine choices were superb and complemented the food nicely. Would definitely recommend. The food was also very well presesnted and tasty. The desert let us down a bit, and none of us would recommend it, but the 5 preceding courses were fantastic. Overall, a good restaurant and one to go for a special occasion.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous French cuisine
    fabfood7
    Dined on 16/1/2013
    We had dined twice at the previous restaurant location. Our first time trying the new Barbican restaurant, we were not disappointed. A fabuous winter menu, all dishes cooked to perfection. The wild boar was flavoursome and melted in the mouth, and my partner certainly enjoyed his fillet of beef. The combination of flavours in all the dishes was amazing. Its not all about meat, either. The vegetarian "Garden Menu" looked very tempting. The service was polite. For top class food this is not outrageously expensive. The overall ambience of the restaurant was perhaps not as "welcoming" as the previous one. Something other than beige neutral tones may be better...but this is all irrelevant because the food is so excellent. We will return again.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic lunch time menu
    CanalMan
    Dined on 19/12/2012
    A fantastic lunch time menu, wonderfully prepared, almost faultless. Will be back for one of the evening menu's soon. The staff are still a tad too formal but hey!
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  • good food, not good value!
    andy
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    We had the set menu here - two courses at £26.50 + a nice bottle of wine at £25 - the meal came to exactly £100 with the service charge. The food is very good and extremely tasty but there is not a great deal of it. It is well presented but you get big plates with little food! The City may be expensive but there are lots of restaurants, pubs round the same area which give far better value. A more substantial and just as tasty meal at the Fence, some 200 yards away, costs about half.
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