Morito Hackney

4.6
257 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
Moro and Morito chef proprietors, Sam & Sam Clark, have opened their third restaurant, located at 195 Hackney Road.

In keeping with Moro and Morito on Exmouth Market, Hackney Road will draw influences from Southern Spain, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean including the island of Crete where Head Chef Marianna Leivaditaki grew up and worked in her family’s fish restaurant. Samantha and Marianna have worked hard sourcing exceptional produce, some of which is not yet available in London.

We have concise offering of wines from the Mediterranean - primarily mainland Spain and Portugal - with a couple of lesser known wines from the Canary Islands. There is a selection of sparkling, white, red, pink, and orange wines, with many available by the glass. For those looking to venture past these, there is also a list of Sherry and Vermouth.
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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place as the food never disappoints and is just so tasty!

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Dublin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing! Would definitely recommend

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JH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, super warm setting. Staff were friendly and the food came out in good time. Very pleased with how tasty our meal was

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LO
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Have been a regular here since it opened but this last visit was a huge disappointment. No service whatsoever for the first 40 minutes (so it was 50+ mins after arrival before we got our first drinks), and again, no service at the end of the meal. The restaurant was all but empty and we had to virtually jump on a table to get someone to give us the bill.

In between there were unwelcome tweaks to listed cocktails (replacements took an age to arrive) and haphazard delivery of the set menu (the first dish arrived quite some time after ordering and successive courses arrived before the starters were eaten). Felt like a restaurant in it's teething phase rather than an established institution. The lamb was overdone and at nearly £70 a head I don't think it was a great experience (there were 5 of us) . The food is usually very good so will dine again, but if the wait staff don't step it up will happily find out other places to frequent.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Morito's is simply a great dining spot. Great atmosphere, food and service.

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R
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always, my favourite restaurant in London!

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always amazing - for the price, I have never eaten better than this!

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing attentive service. Lovely chilled atmosphere. Incredible food that I will be going back for. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding every time, always with new and interesting, tasty dishes......

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was way too fat.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved eating here- the only small problem that was there weren't a lot of Vegan options on the menu.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food but I do find every time the bill is always quite a bit more than you feel it should be.
Waiters are very nice but on this trip waitress had a habit of interrupting at the crux of every conversation which was quite annoying.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is not just cooked but subject to some alchemy.Don't think it can be done at home.Just by magic. And the cocktails....well some deal with the devil .but all worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Morito is always excellent. Many thanks!

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morito is my fave restaurant.
Delicious food.
Fabulous service
Great atoms

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NN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu was so tempting, we certainly over-ordered because we couldn't restrain ourselves. Everything was absolutely delicious. I am only disappointed by the capacity of my stomach.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food as always. The pheasant was a great Christmas-y touch. The filo dessert totally memorable.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Visited morito for lunch last year and it was superb. Did not disappoint on this occasion when we had breakfast prior visit to Columbia road flower market

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Great Service, Nice Friendly Atomosphere

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KS
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The experience was spoilt by the level of noise which meant there was no chance of a conversation with my partner. The tables are far to close particularly as if we did had someone sitting on the next table who had a big mouth and throughout our meal spoke at the top of her voice even when the level of noise reduced in the restaurant. Would think twice before making an evening reservation again!

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P
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have eaten at Morito this year and every time I've had a truly memorable meal. Service is outstanding and the food is simply some of the best in London.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic- as always - wonderful in all respects x

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AR
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Food was great - the atmosphere super. Had a three course meal that left me feeling immensely satisfied but not overly full.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Spanish person, these are the best tapas I have ever had in London. The North African twist gives the food a bit of heat and adds some lovely spices and ingredients. I would say though that given its highly controversial name, I would brief the waiters and waitresses about why the restaurant has that name or at least offer some kind of an explanation on the menu, etc.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely ambiance and friendly staff. Food was good but servings a little smaller than usual

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Omg the best food ever. Everyone left very, very happy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect, one of my fav spots in the city. I love the food, service, interior decor, and atmosphere. Great for dates, anniversaries, weekday dinner with a friend.

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got to be one of the best restaurants in the city. Unpretentious, great staff, food 10/10. Woke up hungover and wished I could get it delivered.

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T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

always so brilliant to eat here, and the food is just wonderful

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l
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as always . We had lots of small plates , fried aubergines, labneh, gorgeous bread, the lamb chops were juicy and crispy , a cabbage dish which was so delicious ! Service was very good , bit noisy this time as there were lots of Christmas party groups but not usually quite so noisy on Sunday mornings.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was amazing. Safe to say we can’t wait to come back again soon!

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative food; lovely staff; stylish and relaxed environment.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service and always a pleasure to be back.

Thanks to the team for having such a great place to meet and enjoy with friends.

See you soon.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It's always delicious and the staff are great. Thoroughly recommended.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was a litte unorganised and distracted. The food was great with the exception of one main course. Mushrooms with chicken and an egg made for a not so cool combination - especially with the taste of the mushrooms dominating the whole dish.

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K
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating a special occasion with my partner - the food and atmosphere really created a special evening for us. The starters alone were delightful, creative and very filling! We had the set menu which is a great way to sample a range of dishes with no pressure. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and we had a terrific evening.

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s
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Outstanding food, try the mussels with chorizo!!
Closes very early on Sundays which is not the best if you are looking for a relaxed dinner.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here atleast once a month for years

The food is always amazing as is the atmosphere and the staff is amazing ... especially Andy always makes you feel very welcome as does his staff

the ever changing menu is a nice touch too and do yourself a favor and buy the cook book

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Greatly overrated. Service mixed. Food mediocre. Very poor value for money.

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