Moro

4.6
1975 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1975 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RenaB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Moro for 20 years and it is always consistently fabulous. Cannot recommend it enough whether for a casual dinner for 2 or a bigger group celebration.

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AlasdairR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best, as always. Thank you and hope to be back very soon

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Pollen
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were beautifully looked after at Moro- very much helped to find exactly what we wanted. The sharing starter was amazing but I found the accompaniments to my main of bass a bit dull. The fish itself was outstanding!
So happy we could get in before tier 3 again!

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andrewc
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as I remember the restaurant but then again it was a Sunday night during lockdown.

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MarkU
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our favourite London restaurants, never disappoints

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely service, relaxed and safe atmosphere

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Judith
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Beautiful and lovely place to go for a great meal. Deep flavours fresh produce properly cooked

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Spoogy
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Christmas menu - great tasting food as always. The service is also normally pretty good but our waitress that night was even better than usual! Top notch service!

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chels60
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love Moro, they have the balance just right. Attentive staff, fabulous food, wonderful wine and amazing ambience.
Can't wait to return (again).

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Frog
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and well informed service all provided with a smile and genuine warmth. An island of sanity in a world of chaos. Remains one of our favourites.

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vipKristin
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at MORO are always so friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious, and there are always new items on the menu. Tonight I had scallops with brown butter and capers that were to die for. And my espresso martini was strong and delicious. The vegetable mezze platter is one of my favorite things to share.

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StanleyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. Just go you will not be disappointed.

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vipTweedytrixie
London
44 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful as ever and it was very nice indeed to be able to eat out at Moro.

THANK you

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ClareL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We welcomed the Christmas menu and the food is always fantastic. We have been regulars for 15 years and it is the food and wonderful staff that keep us loyal customers.

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ethelk
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The roast pork with fennel, potatoes and quince was a truly memorable dish, one of the tastiest restaurant meals I've eaten for years.

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EllaB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great atmosphere highly recommend!!!!

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Helena
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Excellent service and fantastic food and wine. I will be returning to this delightful restaurant.

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MaxN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine and service - 1st post lockdown meal out and it was excellent

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JoshuaR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food amazing as ever but vegetarian main options more limited and less attractive than expected

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Gubbins
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The pork belly with fennel was nothing special, it all looked very drab and the fennel was sloppy. I’ve had a lot better pork for a fraction of the price.
Rabbit chicharonies were all bone and greasy.
For the money we spent it was really poor. Big let down as we booked 8 months in advance.
Will not be going again!

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Hispanomane
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in London as far as I am concerned. The food is outstanding, the ambience friendly, the service wonderful and the prices very reasonable. I go time and again and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed. We’ve been many times and generally find it festive, good atmosphere and tasty food. This time it was rather lacking: 1. They got quite short when we asked to move away from the worst table 2. The food was uninspiring - the tagine was functional (nice soft tasty lamb but otherwise nothing so special), fish too salty. It doesn’t seem like the menu has changed for years. 3. They were initially very unaccommodating when we wanted to change one thing on the set menu, reluctantly changing it when we asked twice. So we will be going back, but it feels like a less safe bet for a dependable fun night out than it used to.

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ElizabethR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas tasting menu but would appreciate more vegetarian options

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vipTweedytrixie
London
44 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to be back eating at Moro. Delicious as ever. Thank you

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Henf
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and wine and the waiter was amazing. Great for a first meal
Post lockdown!

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MelT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

At last, good to be back at Moro for fine dining with a great menu for Xmas. Highlights were the scallop starter and the lamb tagine, a new addition to the already excellent range of choices. Looking forward to more meals before the Xmas break

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katieh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. It never lets me down.

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MaryW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening - fantastic food. It takes a great chef to make what seems simple be so delicious.

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MichelleD
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and Excellent wine, our waiter was very informative of the wines on the menu, and a delicious glass of sherry to finish off our excellent dinner. Definitely visit again.

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NadiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food seriously delicious. Had a wonderful lunch so looking forward to next visit.

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Disappointed
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten in this restaurant since soon after it opened over 20 years ago and we love the new offer of small dishes .
The flavours are so original and so tasty.
Shame lockdown means we can’t return for some time

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SarahS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious meal with sherry pairing, a complete delight - we were able to book for the seafood fiesta. Amazing service as usual. The tables were not 2 mètres apart and minimal ventilation in the back room.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing in comparison with last visit a few years ago. Portions small, table tiny and draughty, bill hefty. Lovely waitress, but the joint lacked a sense of fun. Perhaps understandable on a pre lockdown evening. Exmouth Market a great spot, but we were not lucky this time.

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vipMerel
London
82 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was delicious though one if our starter dishes did not arrive (looked like it had been delivered to another table) and we had to ask for it to be cooked again. Service a bit patchy at first with later diners being served before we had even been able to give our drinks order. One of the chefs wasn’t wearing much of a face mask. A change in waiter brought with him a very different service experience so all good in the end.

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GraceB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious small plates. Perfect for meat eaters, pescatarians and vegetarians. Service was perfect and very pleasant.

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JanetH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent, tasty food, friendly and efficient staff.

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Angolaminerva
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love Moro and would go more often if I lived in london... just brill food and ambience and love the sharing tapas dishes.

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vipTweedytrixie
London
44 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best and most beautiful food. Thank you, and if we cannot be at Moro for a bit.. SOONER

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Greg
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Moro! And delighted they were able to run the Fiesta de Marisco. Excellent food, fine sherries, friendly service. And really good value. Can't wait for the next time!

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Michael
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the difficult times, this was an extremely enjoyable evening. Food was interesting and extremely tasty. Sherry pairings were very enjoyable. Great service.

FAQs

Moro is rated 4.6 stars by 1975 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.