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Moro

4.5
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1932 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
OUTDOOR TABLES ARE NOT RESERVABLE !!!
MORO X MORITO SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 11th / 18th / 25th October + 1st / 8th / 15th November 2020! Book tickets for a special MORO X MORITO COLLABORATION for lunch at 1pm or dinner at 6:30pm.
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Moro restaurant in London’s Exmouth Market may retain its reputation as one of the hippest restaurants in one of the hippest parts of the capital, but this Clerkenwell restaurant still focuses more on good food than its own image. Moro’s décor with its polished wooden floors, long zinc bar, open view to the kitchen and its charcoal grill and wood-burning oven, is functional and welcoming. Cuisine of the southern Mediterranean, from the Iberian Peninsula into Northern Africa, is the menu’s exclusive province.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1932 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lisa
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most of the dishes were outstanding. Really delicious. Duck brik, slow cooked lamb, aubergine salad and rose water ice cream - all incredible.

Only one dish was disappointing, the prawns - tiny shrimps and very little flavour. This did not detract from the evening because everything else was so good.

Staff were lovely. Seemed very covid-compliant, but still managed to create a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Well done Moro

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AlanT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this first visit to Moro since the Lockdown, food, wine and service excellent.

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HurenM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was planned as a birthday treat for our twins. We all had a fantastically unforgettable evening.

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FrancisH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the best food in London. I come back time and again for the spiced labneh and the hummus with lamb. :)

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BSB1
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I have been to the seafood festival in the smaller restaurant previously- now in Moro the feel is much more of mass catering and the Sherries seem less varied and of average quality.

Last festival for us

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moro put on Fiesta de Marisco which was delicious, interesting food and excellent value

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vipJulieT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were not very impressed this time around. The wild sea bass I wanted was already sold out, so they suggested a turbo for the same price instead which I accepted, it was not the same receipt (I was not made aware of, no lemon at all but some harissa instead), and the portion very little for the price (18 GBP); it was tasty albeit not warm enough and very simply cooked. They're using too much oil everywhere, resulting in feeling very heavy and hiding the natural taste of the food. Their bread is delicious and the wine too! The service was very kind and attentive. Dessert portions were great.

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ninat
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with Great food. New menu with more choices

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Gerrog
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining at Moro was a lovely experience, especially just before another Covid curtailment. It was atmospheric, especially with the diners outside on the pavement. We sat near the door and it felt busy and buzzing but not too noisy. The food was stunning and there were lots of choices. Service was good and friendly. All in all we had a lot of fun and loved the food.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great as ever - tho I didn't enjoy the new tapas-style menu as much as the old one. Food still wonderful tho and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality cuisine and reliability

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, some dishes a bit pricey for what you get, but overall very good

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PeterG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with attentive staff who were there when needed without being over bearing.

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AndreD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening with great service. We had a selection of small plates and two main courses. Both the mains being Whole Mackerel and Lamb Shoulder was fantastic!

Service was outstanding and quality of food fantastic.

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SimonI
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious flavours, well-thought-out dishes. Loved the food.

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WesleyG
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well prepared, with extremely accomodating outdoor service. A perfect casual lunch of the highest quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it as always

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New style menu as superb as the old one. Very innovative to serve the ‘old’ mains as tapas no doubt to cope with the current situation. Great tasting food, excellent service and good value

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TomL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely 6-course tasting menu with sherry pairings. Really thoughtfully put together, excellent service and buzzy inside as usual.

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Jam3
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Lunch took more than two hours - food was very slow to come out and especially the main course seemed a bit slap dash.

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CatherineH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood menu was absolutely delicious .
It was a set meal but all courses were interesting and delicious.
We had the sherry pairing and it was great to taste different sherries.
We all arrived at the same time and the only downside was it was rather lengthy 3 hours but actually we didn’t mind it was worth it .
Thanks very much

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sloopjonp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food quite tasty but an underwhelming experience .Service average.

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Lloydy67
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We've been coming to Moro for years and this was the first time ever that we were terribly disappointed . Three items were off which greatly limited our choice . The restaurant seemed overstretched and the service especially at the start of our evening seemed tense and nervous . We settled for the chicken and whilst mine was OK my friend's was really undercooked . The desert was as usual really nice but on the whole , no this was just not up to par . The new menu too leaves a lot to be desired . Go back to the old one would you ? Sharing plate style doesn't work here if I order a plate of beetroot ideally id like some beetroot on it , we counted 4 sad little dices .

We've been coming here for years , always take our sons at Christmas . Seriously thinking of looking elsewhere . Please don't fall into the trap of laziness and self congratulation MORO . You are a great restaurant and could be again

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Moro and come here knowing that I’ll always have a perfect meal.

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AnaSofiaF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best tortilla I had in ages! I was craving Mediterranean/south European flavours and Moro took me there. It is a big restaurant so it gets a bit noisy. Covid measures were in place: NHS test and trace QRcode and everyone wearing masks, which I really appreciate.

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BenC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstandingly good. We've been wanting to go for years, and it didn't disappoint. The service was also excellent, and also very quick. The only downside was the level of noise, which for most the evening was very high and made conversation pretty difficult.

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MarkW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been coming to Moro for more than 15 years and it has never been anything less than brilliant. This was no exception - if anything the new-style menu is even better, with greater choice of small sharing plates.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere within a great selection on the menu.
Distance between table were very appreciated

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing ! Moro never fail to impress - love it

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AndyB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, wine and service as always. Coping well with Covid restrictions.

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MelT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable as usual. Lamb paired with padron peppers, pumpkin, yam and chickpeas with patatas bravas went well with glasses of vina muriel. A dessert of yogurt cake and a glass of colet vatua follow by an espresso was most a welcome end to the meal.

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MYLoh
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lamb sweetbreads weee delicious.

The yogurt cake is a must.

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Elisa
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food, rich flavours.
But expensive.
Complete menu being small sharing plates, allows you to try more things.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tge restaurant was a little lacking in ambience and 3 of our dishes were way too salty. Our server was lovely though I felt she didn't really understand the menu. When asked what was in the yogurt cake she said 'sponge'.

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WheezieC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service...all in all a thoroughly good night out. Thank you Moro!

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Chris
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, brilliant service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Having heard a lot about Moro I was really looking forward to it. It was disappointing. Maybe Friday lunch is not the best time to go. The food was good but a bit over salted and the green salad was drenched in dressing. I know this because my dining partner had been a week before and said it was delicious. The mackerel was good like I make at home. Staff were friendly.

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DonnaM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, been to few restaurants since COVID and they all seem to have hiked prices and reduced portions but Moro was still really good quality and reasonably priced

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Morpheus
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience2

Poor service, small portions, several dishes we ordered forgotten, not maintaining 2m between tables.

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SheilaF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great varied menu with sharing ethos meant we got to taste everything. Especially good were the muhummara, beetroot manti and the green goddess salad and of course the fabulous slow cooked lamb 😁

FAQs

Moro is rated 4.5 stars by 1932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.