Moro

4.6
2052 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2052 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
TR
TaniaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous iconic restaurant I love Moro and our meal here did not disappoint!
The food was fresh deliciously seasoned and unusual flavours,
Our waiter Sam was incredibly knowledgable about the all dishes on the menu but also about the all wines,
We decided in having wines by the glass so we could try more they have an amazing array of wines by the glass,
We had an orange wine a chilled red and a few different desert wines and sherries fantastic!
Cannot recommend highly enough looking forward to going again v soon!

AT
AndyT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic evening. It was everything we wanted and more, will definitely be back. Worth every penny.

I
Iryvenir
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great food. Nice, unitrusive snd gentle service

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food disappointing as previous years we have loved it. Mackeral particularly was poor . We liked our starters and puddings. We were put in a side room so ambiance not so good. Staff excellent. Wine we liked but thought it very expensive for what it was. No options on the wine at less than £34.00 so options limited.

LB
vipLucindaB
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly to return to Moro. The food as delicious as always.

T
Trunni0n
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Moro scores of times, and have never been disappointed. It's everything a good restaurant should be - welcoming, wonderful food and drink, faultless friendly service, totally genuine.

J
Joanne
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, with friendly staff. So good to be back here again.

DR
DouglasR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall a very enjoyable dining experience and attentive and knowledgeable staff

JB
JenniB
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a much-needed reunion of five good friends....we laughed, cried and ate well. The food was delicious - all mains were tried with success and we left feeling full and happy.

LS
LorraineS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was nothing short of exceptional! I called ahead to say I had an allergy and this was consistently managed by the friendly staff thought our lunch. Their attention to this was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat and would highly recommend. Compliments the the chef!!

MI
MICHAEL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Wine fine but pricey. Service excellent.

KH
KarenH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to try Moro for a few years now - inspired by their cook books, and was really excited to eat there recently. The food didn't disappoint - one of the nicest, tastiest meals I've had for a while. Their yogurt cake was perfection!

c
catht
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I am have been going to Moro for 25 years . An old favourite . The food these days is very middle if the road , unimaginative and overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous , only criticism was the food was rushed

MB
MattB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely outstanding experience, food, service and wine list all spot on, highly recommended

BJ
BobJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and atmosphere, friendly and efficient service as well as delicious food & drinks.

J
Jambo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food,lovely knowledgeable staff, always been one of my favourites

BB
BrunoB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely leisurely lunch with warm welcome by staff and lovely food. Great mix of unusual and familiar seasonal ingredients cooked well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, great and friendly service!
Portions for mains were quite big.

TB
TinaBudalina
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

nice to be back in a lively retaurant with excelletn food and service.

LE
LizzieE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moro’s is an informal dining experience in a buzzy environment with excellent food.

BO
BenO
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, really nice to sit outside in exmouth market and great service

CC
CathieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Hasn’t stood the test of time. I had mackerel - which kinda felt like a pub meal level of mackerel & chips - okay but for £26 kind of expect something more special. Think I will stick to Morito next door.

SD
SamD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Understandably first visit in ages but left really deflated. Fantastic service from a new waiter. Really poor choice (none) of vegetarian dishes as a starter. Lamb well cooked but rather bland. £6.50 for some mixed salad leaves, insulting. Very overpriced. Completely understand the cost/knock on effect of the pandemic but this is very short sighted costing which will ultimately have a knock on effect. Really wanted to love the experience, educate and broaden my daughters culinary experience but left really, really disappointed and rather embarrassed. Real shame.

KH
KateH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner with great waitress service. Just perfect for pre Sadlers Wells food and drinks.

AM
AndrewM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We came early for a pre-theatre dinner, and the food was OK for what it was but really was overpriced. Mezze were good mixture and flavourful, but £20 where £10 would have been more reasonable. The £7 vitality salad was fine but consisted of maybe 5 lettuce leaves and half a chopped tomato.

a
abigailm
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We used to love Moro but the food was mostly average at best and some was really poor

A
Annl
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Not sure if it’s possible but few more tables outside it will be better or more distance the tables in-between.

V
Vinkelvolt
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food felt somewhat overpriced and not as exciting as i had hoped. Having been to NOPI and Morito hackney road many times, i felt the level at Moro was not nearly as high. Came away somewhat disappointed. Asked for wine recommendations and the waiter did not know anything about the wine list.

H
Highbury19
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always a very nice restaurant. I would like to have seen a more extensive wine selection but what there was was good enough.

L
Lizz
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating at Moro for years but this was the First time since 2019 - for obvious reasons. Delighted to be back and see (taste) the quality of the food hasn’t diminished in the slightest. Unfussy, delicious, and breath taking flavour combinations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with excellent wine recommendations. Friendly staff throughout and as always food exceptional

LB
LizB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit with 4 Moro cookbook fans, and it didn’t disappoint. Delicious food and generous sized portions. We were all happy

d
drchb
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

another great meal at Moro - food extremely good and good choice

AK
AnnmarieK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place . Food is always exceptional. Staff are really friendly . Great atmosphere.

Q
vipQuiet
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moro food is always sensational and the service friendly and attentive. The only challenge is the noise level which made it hard for one of our guests to hear. Nonetheless, he was determined to return as soon as possible!

AT
AshT
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Firstly it must be said this restaurant is absurdly expensive.. £29 for some chicken and chickpeas is loony. My food was also lukewarm... I was going to complain but it was hard to attract our waitress's attention. The table for four was very small so fitting everything on was problem and there's always the fear of the wine bottle falling off. Bigger tables please. It's quite a fun place in terms of its interior and it's full and bustling, but I don't see why the food and wine is so expensive. It feels like a nice cafe you'd pop into for a bite to eat, but the prices are like those of a super posh West End place so I guess we won't be going here very often. Staff not quite friendly enough.

B
Beata
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service as ever and fabulous to be able to eat in again!
The vegetable mezzo was delicious - a varied selection of tastes. Highly recommended.

d
dianaw
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious inventive food, very good friendly service looking forward to our next visit

D
Davidinthedark
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Slightly disappointed, as Moro is one of my favourites. Could just be I made the wrong menu choices for me. My starter of ox-tongue was ok, had the distinctive tongue taste I was expecting but the other flavours were a bit overwhelming, especially the mintiness. My main course of lamb was a triumph of quantity over quality. The lamb succeeded in being both melting and tough at the same time. There were just too many redundant lentils. My partner had gazpacho, which was ok, and the chicken which she really liked. The dessert of rose petal and cardamom ice-cream was superb.

FAQs

Moro is rated 4.6 stars by 2052 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.