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1a Short's Gardens
London, WC2H 9AT
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Souk Medina Details
0207 240 1796
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 11:30pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
We can cater people off-site, moroccan theme events.
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties for up to 240 people.
Belly dancing shows most of the nights.
Private shows can be arranged on request.
Private Dining Rooms up to 90 guests.
Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations
Street Car park available.
A word from Souk Medina
Souk Medina is 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations.
Come and experience the best North African cuisine in London.
An intimate setting that is something truly different.
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We had a Marekesh Buffet for 2,
the portions were very small and verging on the stingy.Food was ok but nothing exceptional would not rush back. We ordered Champagne, they opened the bottle and left us to pour, which I feel is not good service and it was 5pm so not busy at all. Overall I liked to décor, but though the service and food could of been a little on the better side."
dined on 19/06/2014
Great little restaurant tucked
away in Covent Garden. Loads of character from the draped entrance to the cavern like feel of the various rooms in the restaurant all give it an authentic North African feel. Food is great value for central London and options of mezze mean you can scale up or down as you please. Our group was one adult and two teenagers so shared options perfect. Cost was £54 including drinks and 12.5% service charge (included on the bill which is annoying but sadly increasingly common especially in cities). Belly dancer amused us and was short and sweet. As was the delicious baklava. "
dined on 23/05/2014
A very nice interior masterfully
hidden away. There was a lot of natural light inside which made for a pleasant and warming atmosphere. The lamb shoulder tagine was excellent."
dined on 05/05/2014
I and a group of friends visited
on Good Friday and had drinks / nibbles, then full dinner. We were pleased with the food, wine and most of all, the length of time we were allowed to be there, talking, drinking etc... - 5 hours without any hint that we needed to go. A great place for a social gathering. The lamb with prunes was very succulent and lean. The chicken fell off the bone and was very tasty. A friend had the vegetarian option, and said it was nice - roast peppers."
dined on 18/04/2014
Good food. Service a bit slow so
food was not hot when it arrived. Reasonable in terms of value. Great for group dining."
dined on 09/04/2014
Souk Medina in Covent Garden is a
favourite of mine for fun and realxed meal out. It suits those after tapas style nibbles and those after a larger meal. The atmosphere is fun and the food very good."
dined on 05/04/2014
If you have not been here you
simply have to go! The atmosphere in this place is epic and the moment you step in it feels like you have stepped into Morocco. The layout of the restaurant and decor is fantastic!! Truely special. The food and service is fab to and great for groups or couples. Will definately go back!"
dined on 03/04/2014
Great atmosphere, but when I
arrived they didn't seem interested to take my name or to clarify my booking and so I had to make a point of asking them to tick me off so that I wasn't penalised for a no-show. The tables are a tad small and sometimes too low, which becomes an issue when the table is overflowing with plates! Service was very good but they do like to turn the music up a tad too loud to accommodate the needs of parties, which in fact they represent the minority. But when the music wasn't too loud it was superb. I will go again."
dined on 22/03/2014
I came to Souk Medina having been
to Souk Bazaar (their sister restaurant) and loved it. Unfortunately they do not live up to the high standards of their smaller restaurant round the corner. The food was average,but not enough vegetarian options, and everything seemed to just be chick peas. I would recommend it for people that are looking for somewhere quirky to go, but perhaps aren't too worried about being "blown away" by their meals, as to be honest I can't complain - I was just disappointed based on the experience at Bazaar."
dined on 05/03/2014
Our food was all brought out in
VERY quick succession however was top notch!"
dined on 28/02/2014
Went there on Valentine's day.
Only option was the set menu at about £30. Average lamb and chicken couscous. Fish option served 5 minutes before the rest of the food arrived. Bottled water on the table without being ordered and no doubt not free. The waitresses try there best but the whole place feels false and I got the feeling that their main goal is the bottom line rather than the quality of the food."
dined on 14/02/2014
They really know how to prepare
lamb. Its my 3rd visit to this restaurant, but this time a bit disappointing as we had Lamb which was brilliant as always two different Chicken dishes & Fish to chare, chicken was way to salty to eat & fish was a bit. Not sure what has happened in Kitchen with salt on that day :) But overall great service, lovely entertainment, good atmosphere. Would recommend."
dined on 02/02/2014
Second time i have eaten here.
Good food and value for money. Only slight downside was as just finishing our starters main course arrived. i like to chill for a while between courses. So slown down on service . not everybody is eating fast for a pre theatre meal."
dined on 11/01/2014
Went here for a friend's
engagement dinner, and was not disappointed. Great choice of menu items available, with set menus if you (like me) were unsure exactly what to order - this is also a slightly cheaper option. Definitely recommend and would go again."
dined on 10/01/2014
Great interior and the tagines are
really good. Great tastes and very nice staff."
dined on 30/12/2013
Fair value on starters and chicken
tagine with cous cous - fairly straightforward and basic cooking. Poor service unfortunately, caused by being shortstaffed. Will though give it another go and attempt to believe it was just an off-day."
dined on 16/12/2013
Thanks to Souk Medina for hosting
a great evening for 10 of my work colleagues. Even though we arrived early, they managed to secure a table despite us turning up ahead of our booking. The service and ambiance was great and the bellydancing topped off a great night. The food was superb and not rushed and we would definitely recommend dining here again - great for small and large groups"
dined on 05/12/2013
if you want to feel like you have
stepped in the souk in Marrakech, then this is the place for you. Very tasty and authentic food. Service is not perfect but unless you are in a hurry it should not be a problem. Staff are friendly. A place for fun and indulgence. I will be coming back."
dined on 03/12/2013
friendly, attentive and well
presented staff, looked after us throughout our meal with a personable approach. food hit the spot and at a reasonable price. definitely somewhere for a group meal to share the wonderful dishes."
dined on 02/12/2013
Really enjoyed it at Souk Medina
great moroccan food and a real party atmosphere! Is a great place for large groups and service was very good. Will definitely go back!"
dined on 23/11/2013
We enjoyed a pre theatre meal at
Souk Mediina. Restaurant buzzing with many diners. Great ambience with Morrocan furnishings and music that wasn't too loud. Service polite, friendly and helpful. Food plentiful, delicious and good value. Ticked all the boxes for what we wanted. Would recommend."
dined on 23/11/2013
I was looking to find a restaurant
which had a little extra something to provide a cosy atmosphere as well as great and relatively inexpensive food for a meetup with some friends. The others were still studying so I was conscious of budget and two of us had certain dietary requirements which needed to be worked around. When I rang up to ask a couple of questions the guy on the other end was great. He made good recommendations on what would be the cheapest options and the most suitable to share for a group and confirmed that the food would be cooked in olive oil except deep fried items (frird in vegetable oil). We found lots of friendly waiting staff, a beautiful atmospheric dining space and the food was really flavoursome and filling."
dined on 21/11/2013
Great atmosphere and good service.
Would be great for group occasion (birthdays etc). Food was good, but wouldn't go there just for the food."
dined on 16/11/2013
The restaurant was stunning so we
were disappointed to be seated in a corridor next to a ice machine blasting out heat when we had pre booked the table for a Saturday night. All the other seating looked lovely. Most of the vegetarian food was very good but the Moussaka was a big sickly and my partners tagine was rather fatty. We had a very friendly waitress but felt rushed as the food was brought out and cleared away as soon as we were done with the previous course. Very good humus!"
dined on 16/11/2013
We had a great meal at the Souk
Medina, however the service was really quite poor. We waited a long time to order and the manner of the service was rushed and slapdash. We didn't receive the right food we had ordered, which in the end was fine as it was really tasty, however we were informed that we hadn't understood the menu and had actually ordered the food we received - which if they had been listening to our order, they would have realised was incorrect (and indeed informed us properly of our ordering options if we were wrong?)."
dined on 16/11/2013
My friends and I opted for the set
menu offer with tt and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious, staff attentive and the atmosphere welcoming. The restuarant is also deceptively large so a good option for a crowd of people."
dined on 14/11/2013
The ambience of this restaurant is
lovely, its fantastic decor made me feel I was in Marrakech for the night! The table me & my friend sat at though was rather close to other diners so I wouldn't recommend it if you are after an intimate dinner. Staff were friendly and food portions were generous however no dish really stood out for being exceptionally tasty... I had a nice evening however given the amount of restaurants and the choice London has to offer I wouldn't hurry back either!"
dined on 13/11/2013
We waited for 10 mins for our
table but it was Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy. Apart from that we had a great selection of three courses for £19.95 which included shared starters, a main course each and shared desserts and mint tea. All of this was served alongside three episodes of belly dancing which was great fun to watch and they also encourage guests to join in if you have the guts! Not a place for people wanting a quiet private dinner! However it was a lot of fun and I would go again."
dined on 09/11/2013
This is my fourth visit to Souk
Medina, this time for a birthday celebration, and we had a great time. Fantastic food (we had feast menus and they were absolutely giant!) and the Moroccan decor is lovely, really atmospheric and a bit special. Excellent value when you have a taste card as we received 50% off all food. My only tip is that if you visit for lunch, they may not have all dishes available (i.e. rice and fish was 'not ready', presumably due to cooking large batches for the evening). Other than that, recommended!!"
dined on 09/11/2013
We booked in on the Casablanca
menu. The food was delicious. The service could use some improvement, I also had half a dish of sauce poured all Over me, with no compensation. Great setting though and it feels like a little slice of morrocco right in the west end. Definitely would recommend it for something different, but yummy!"
dined on 09/11/2013
Went for my birthday meal and the
food was excellent as always. Really lovely evening."
dined on 02/11/2013
the staff were very attentive
given that the restaurant was very full. The food was amazing, in particular the garlic tiger prawns. The venue itself was very authentic and the evening bellydancer kept the 'up beat' feeling during the evening. I would definatley come here again, perhaps with a group of friends before a night out!"
dined on 01/11/2013
Booked this place as we were
meeting friends in London for the day and wanted to try something different. Arrived to a prompt and warm welcome, did seem pretty quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Had the set menu offer which was good value as food was plentiful but did seem a bit slap dash as though we had the set menu it didn't warrant the same care and attention. Lamb Tagine extremely sweet so that put me off somewhat but the rest was good and they will refill the main course if you want more, so good for people with hearty appetite. Would definitely go again but would probably not have the set menu again."
dined on 26/10/2013
You can't go wrong with the
toptable offer at this restaurant however even with the offer it came to £45 for two with water to drink. Having said that, the food was fabulous with succulent meat and there was plenty of it."
dined on 26/10/2013
Good food for a good price, with
occasional interruption from your dinner to watch a belly dancer. Certainly worth a visit."
dined on 19/10/2013
Three of us escaped the office and
headed to Souk Medina near Seven Dials for a late lunch on a weekday. The set menu had good choices and the portions were very generous. We thoroughly recommend sharing a starter as the hummous and pitta was a huge huge portion! The homemade lemonade was gorgeous. We will definitely be back."
dined on 11/10/2013
I went to Souk with my friend who
has never had north African cuisine. The food was really tasty. I thought a bit too much for two girls. The one of the stuffs named Laura she was lovely and cheerful person. Also there was a belly dancer come closer to us which was a little bit too much."
dined on 10/10/2013
We went to this restaurant for our
anniversary. Romantic dinner with fantastic food and service. It was Wednesday evening and it was pretty busy, so definitely you need to book your table in advance. You get very decent portions, so would recommend lots of little starters to share (to experience a variety of marroccan food) and a main to share."
dined on 09/10/2013
Friendly staff, great food, and a
really good ambience. Cocktails pretty average though - suggest wine!"
dined on 07/10/2013
Good ambiance and authentic
interiors, which makes you feel as one is in Morocco. Food was average and menu options varied. The belly dancing was a nice touch and with a participating crowd can be fun."
dined on 04/10/2013
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