Makla

4.4
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19 reviews
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£25 and under
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Moroccan
Once you step foot into Makla, you feel yourself being transported to Morocco. Colourful bags and silver teapots line the high ceilings, give you an impression of being in a busling Souk. The atmosphere is of a relaxed and fun dining experience, guests are given a warm welcome and are invited to join in with the fun atmosphere. Fez hats are offered to wear and staff will happily take a souvenir photo. Makla offer a range of drinks, from authentic Moroccan tea to our own recipe flavoured alcoholic cocktails. Gluten free and Vegan diets are catered for - just ask the service staff for advice on the menu, we are here to ensure that you are looked after. Makla Menu has a range of Mezze dishes which can be shared or you can choose one of our Traditional flavoured Tagines. Grills are also offered on the menu, juicy cuts of meat which are chargrilled to perfection. Booking is recommended during the weekends, however we will still try our best to cater for walk - ins, even if we are full.
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JingleSine
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a relatively quiet night so there were many free tables, but I rather prefer it like that. The tables are a little bit small if there are 4 people dining - food and drinks, and the wooden chairs not so comfortable at the end of an hours sitting time but over all the food was good, and plenty to to fill a hungry male, and the welcome warm and authentic.

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Angela
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ... service with a smile x great food and such valuable Addition to the community

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, recommendations for wine and food, and a lovely time. Chicken and lemon tagine is wonderful!

RC
RichardC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Will definitely go again.

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AndyS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun time and enjoyed ourselves, will be returning!

DB
DeirdreB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The last time at Makla I rated all at 10/10 This experience was very different. The food ok but not as good as had tagine. A large noisy party arrived and were sat right in middle upstairs. I had to leave as they were so noisy and rude. Leaning on our table to take selfies and scraping chairs on floor. Felt really uncomfortable.

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Susie
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This was our third visit and unfortunately the service was was really bad. Staff were friendly but there was clearly something going wrong, and not just for us. It was one thing after another. They did apologise at the end but it was embarrassing at times. Very unfortunate but hopefully a one off.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed our evening at Makla. The food was tasty. The music got a bit ‘dramatic’ so we asked for it to be changed which the staff happily did so. I’d definitely return.

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LisaC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Makla. The food was lovely and would highly recommend!

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely evening at Makla. Moroccan food with a nod to British culture. Loved the lamb shank tagine, the meat was so tender, absolutely delicious! Would definitely return.

KJ
KevinJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely friendly and we really enjoyed spending our night here so would recommend to friends! We will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening and great food. We will be back!

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service & value for money.
The staff are lovely,nothing too much trouble.Would definitely recommend.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food, service, everything was lovely. Highly recommend going.

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matthewt
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Table not ready when we arrived. Waited 45 mins.
Waitress not the best and Bill was not correct.
Food however was excellent

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NoelsRS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, from starters to mains. Friendly attentive service.

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CarolT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Makla and it certainly will not be the last.
It is a bright welcoming restaurant and the service is excellent.
The food was delicious and the owner knew the ingredients of every dish as one of the
party has a nut allergy.Nothing was too much trouble and they care.
The menu is varied and reasonably priced.

JP
JP64
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was so cold in there we sat with our coats on. The food was lovely but we left early due to temperature.

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MichelleM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Loved the food and the ambience i had the vegan tagine at £12.95 i found the small plate of chickpeas in a sauce a bit pricey.

FAQs

Makla does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Makla also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07947 841803.

Makla is rated 4.4 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.