Moro

4.6
2197 reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2197 People Are Saying
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vipLauraSerra
London
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Moro. The restaurant is buzzy with attentive service and delicious food. Great wine list. Still thinking about the fried mussels with peppers and hazelnut sauce….. yum

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SallyM
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great hearty and well balanced food and good portions. The liver starter was outstanding, as was the yogurt cake.
We do feel it’s expensive in relation to other good places in London

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Alison
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately the food wasn’t very good. The location was great, the staff and service were great, but the food was below par for the money. I had the wild mushrooms to start and it was cold and vegetable mezze and I didn’t enjoy it. The others said it wasn’t as good as they remembered from a few years ago. Shame.

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant, food and service are excellent. Lively, noisy and thoroughly enjoyable.

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DavidP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food. Fully lived up to its fine reputation.

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KeithS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb 3 course lunch. Delicious morcilla with caramelised apples, cod main course and the, usual, top notch yoghurt cake.

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jenthehen
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary meal at Moros, really unusual flavours and easy to eat vegan, veggie or carnivore! Interesting Sherry recommendations with tapas, just sad not to have room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent except that we we were seated between several tables celebrating birthdays and were exceptionally loud. We had made a 2pm lunch booking hoping to avoid this.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely loved it. The food was absolutely delicious, the waitress was superb and atmosphere really welcoming.

The lunchtime bill of £113 for two ( without wine) wasn’t cheap. Apart from that, we’d happily eat here every single day. Very pleased we’ve discovered Moro!

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AndyR
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was fine. Much better out there for the price.

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DeborahM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was just sorry that I couldn't work my way through the entire menu, the food was delicious!

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Robiles
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as normal. Fish not as fresh as usual both mains. £30+ so not cheap

Would go for tapas option next time

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LyndaR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back to Moro since Lockdown - delighted my favourite London restaurant hasn’t changed. Fantastic food & wonderful service. Thank you!

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LynseyN
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food , fab wine
So livlet to socialise in a humming restaurant. Everything is so delicious

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MartinS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at many of the best restaurants in London over many years. I have no doubt this is the best restaurant in London. Exquisite flavours, surprising combinations, effortless and relaxed service. I have never had a single dish that did not excite me.

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Foodmonster208
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is utterly delicious. Simple to an extent - but that’s deceptive as it is deep and complex and tasty. Hard to choose between the dishes on offer. I’ve no doubt they’d all be great. I had calf’s liver with wilted herb salad and a divine seasoned butter followed by perfectly roast cod

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DaddyK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

One of my favourite places in London but table by the toilets and abysmal service sorely tests you.

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AlanD
Devon
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time back here after long lay off, only partly because of Covid. We had found the overall level of the food had declined and on return this proved still to be the case. The meat was done well, but the accompaniments were very ordinary indeed. The service however was excellent, attentive and very helpful to us reaching Sadlers in time. The overall experience was still fun - but sorry Moro, not what you were.

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vipMikeL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food great service. And they always ask if you are going to Sadler’s Wells to ensure you get fed in good time.

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ClareC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious greedy lunch for two old friends. Good friendly service, and good guidance on which sherry to drink. As usual the tapas were all absolutely delicious as was the roast pork.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening of delicious food, abs the staff were all too happy to let us take our time and look after us even though we were a late, post theatre table.

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ClareA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A business lunch which was just right. Staff were amazing and the Lamb was the best choice.

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MarioA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening before Saddlers Wells made this a special evening

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KarenN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Moro but will be back . Fabulous food great wine list and all the staff were friendly and attentive.

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vipJaxfoodlover
London
37 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty north African food. Good service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely birthday lunch great staff and food

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BETH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the food was superb - I could eat the vegetarian mezze every day for the rest of my life. The service is always prompt and friendly.

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Yumyum
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always exceptional despite us being annoyingly early

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice food, excellent service. Wine a bit overpriced.

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ShandorH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in Islington many moons ago and always wanted to eat here.
Some people say you should never meet your hero.
Well I’m glad that doesn’t translate to fabulous restaurants you’ve always want to eat at.
Just fantastic food, drink and service were spot on.
I will make sure I don’t leave it 15 plus years before I come back.

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Jules
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We've loved Moro over the years but were a bit disappointed by a lamb dish. More notable were the harshly mixed cocktails and a not very nice orange wine recommended for the pork. Overall not Moro at its best. Maybe a post Covid settling back in? We will try again.

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Rich
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as usual. Can’t wait to get back there. A proper London institution.

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KateJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly service, we were able to taste wines before buying. Food was, as always, outstanding.

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HelenW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere, great food and friendly service... Thanks!

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SecondChancer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dishes were generous and well executed, but for the price could have been presented with more care. The original presentation plan was evident, but it had been followed sloppily. Bit of a noisy canteen atmosphere, but fun for a casual night out. Overall a decent meal and very friendly staff.

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Richard
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting and delicious food and very helpful and friendly service

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RochelleS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good to be back. Felt staff could have been a little bit more attentive. Did not seem to have one person attached to our table.

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely friendly welcome. Good attention. Authentic thoughtful food.

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vipGoose
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely food but marked down as was served the wrong main course, switched mid meal!

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IanG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a a wonderful meal here. The food was brilliantly prepared and absolutely delicious. The restaurant is busy and noise levels are quite high; we enjoyed the lively atmosphere but this may not be to everyone's taste.
The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable and despite the very busy time that we dined (Saturday night) they were attentive and responsive.
A fantastic place and would definitely go again.

FAQs

Moro is rated 4.6 stars by 2197 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.