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Moro, London,

Moro

4.6
4.6
2422 Reviews
£41 and over
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.

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Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon 05:15–09:00 Tue–Sat 17:15–22:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    020 7833 8336

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Samantha and Sam Clark

  • Area

    Angel

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Closest stations Farringdon or Angel

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,422 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • London

    Mediterranean

  • North London

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  1. NC

    NicolaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful space. Fantastic bread. Dishes were all delicious, full of flavour, fresh and plentiful. Malaga raisin ice cream was the perfect end to a lovely meal. Thank you

  2. DP

    DimiP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great, really refreshing flavors. We also got a great wine recommendation from our Catalan waitress 👌🏼

  3. JN

    JanN

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely to be back here after a long break. Great service and lovely atmosphere. Food as laid back as ever, rose water and cardamom ice cream to die for. Very noisy but that goes with the territory!

  4. V

    Volosaty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    While the food was rustic, which can be appreciated for a Mediterranean style restaurant, the execution was fairly poor and deserves to be more refined. The pigeon appetizer was nice, and something of a novelty for less adventurous people who may have never tried it. The watermelon salad was also good, but for 10£ should be more sophisticated and innovative than simply mixing three ingredients together with sliced mint. Couldn't anyone place watermelon, feta, and purslane into a bowl? All of the side dishes were swimming in a pool of liquid (which means bland and not flavorful). The hake was undercooked, and though it claimed to be "wood grilled", didn't seem like it had touched fire. Saffron rice with the lamb was very mushy and bland. Cacık is always a toss-up (every place makes it thinner or thicker with varied amounts of garlic), and theirs was less than average. It sort of lacks creativity to serve it with lamb when you can get the same thing in any typical döner or gyro place. Some kind of sauce would show more appreciation to the guest expecting an upscale experience. Chicken was moist and well seasoned, but came with watery beans sloppily cooked with red onions that washed out all other flavors. The apricot and chocolate tart, along with being a weird combination, is served with a puddle of "yoghurt sauce" that tastes like spoiled cream. Maybe make a whipped cream or ice cream that at least has shape rather than pouring liquid onto a plate? If I had been served any of this at a taverna in Greece or a slightly more pretentious tourist place on the Mediterranean, I definitely wouldn't complain because it would cost 14€ a plate at most, if that. But I've also had much better meals in London for half the price. In fact, the owners have two sister "Morito" locations that appear to be more affordable. Seems like they're neglecting their flagship location that should maintain higher standards if it's lasted so many years.

  5. C

    Contessa1

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Another delicious lunch, Moro is always a winner when it comes to wonderful food and new flavour combinations.

  6. JW

    JudyW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fabulous food as always and great fun - if a little noisy! Don’t forget that there are a few tables outside if it’s a warm evening.

  7. O

    Odessus

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday treat which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Relaxed place, exemplary waiter and superb food. Wish we could come more frequently!

  8. AL

    ALEXS

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening. The food was delicious and service was fantastic.

  9. TM

    TracyM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This food makes me happy. Everyone around us seemed to feel the same. Always a delight to come here.

  10. AB

    AnnieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The gazpacho was excellent and our main courses very good.

  11. DV

    DianeV

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, the wood roasted chicken was succulent and the salad lovely. The mackeral flat bread was perfectly balanced flavours with brilliantly cooked fish and just the right level of zing. We didn't need the potato bravas but they were too good to miss.

  12. G

    Grace

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Average food, nice patio. Overpriced for the quality of food, but the staff was very lovely.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food … & service.

  14. d

    diner

    London

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1

    Such a loud restaurant- could hardly have a conversation. Ruined the food…..

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    our waitress was very knowledgeable in helping us choose some wine. Food was unusual and delicious!

  16. d

    diner

    London

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    Not so a quiet time or work lunch….very noisy

  17. MT

    MelT

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent lunchtime venue outside on terrace in the sunshine. Rabbit and ceviche starters were very good, followed by mains of charcoal grilled lamb and pork which went well with glasses of Elias Mora!

  18. CE

    ChrisE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This place feels like it is resting on its laurels. we ordered mains, no starters. I had the Pork belly. Both dishes came suspiciously quickly. For mine the vegetables were a kind of mush of peas and potatoes, and the meat looked like it has spent a little time under a hot lamp. For the price and reputation (and memories of days past) this was a disappointing and expensive experience.

  19. v

    viking

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Food was nice. We had the lamb, great flavours but lacked texture. The sea bass was lovely but could have had a smaller portion beans on the side and another vegetable. The house red wine was great and the cava less so. Overall compared to other similar restaurants, it is a bit expensive and therefore we will not rush to come back.

  20. RA

    RogerA

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    great food as always though a little shouty at times

  21. D

    Donatella

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our fabulous ballet nearby was cut short. Luckily MORO gave us an earlier slot! We were thrilled as we live far away but we totally adore eating at Moro ( yes, I have all the books) Much more than a meal, a round experience of sensuous earthy moorish food where EVERYONE looks concentrated in happiness! Including the chefs and staff ( hello lovely cracking smile Emma) with top professionalism and warm smiles. Ooh.., great list of wines too. ENJOY. We did .

  22. LH

    LubainaH

    Devon

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I already love Moro in Exmouth Market London but my friend and I had a wonderful meal there yesterday and spent 4 hours eating drinking and catching up after months apart. The food was magnificent and the waiting staff were kind efficient and attentive but never pushy.

  23. JL

    JacquieL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Very friendly and popular restaurant but the noise level made any conversation difficult. Starters and desserts more interesting than mains. Vegetarian mezze disappointing. Try and get table outside if you want to speak to your dinner guests.

  24. S

    Shiningest

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner ever. Every dish a sensation of flavour.

  25. RO

    RobertO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant with amazing food as ever would highly recommend

  26. GG

    GarethG

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning use of flavours. One of the best meals I've had. Will absolutely visit again

  27. HB

    HuwB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, tasty food, the deep fried rabbit was particularly good. With excellent service all round.

  28. AB

    AinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Moro and what a delight it was. The fried chick peas were stunning! Will definitely be back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience1

    The food and service were both excellent. Unfortunately, the noise levels in the restaurant were literally unbearable. I could not hear my dining companions speak, and the constant unpleasant noise made the whole experience horrible and ruined what was otherwise an amazing meal. I don’t understand why restaurant owners inflict such bad acoustics on their clientele; absolutely no-one over the age of 29 enjoys it. I will not return to Moro until they do something about the acoustics and noise levels. This is not difficult to solve.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Morels were delicious as was lamb. Service was fantastic, very attentive. Great place to go for special occasion

  31. e

    ethelk

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious food with quality ingredients, friendly, helpful staff, nice vibe. One of my all time favourite restaurants, still as good after all these years.

  32. K

    Kitchenqueen

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The most tasty pre-Sadlers Wells meal you can find!

  33. b

    brainsplease

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed my lunch immensely - my only small concern was that the mains and desserts menus could have been a bit more challenging / less straight-forward, especially for the prices charged.

  34. AD

    AndrewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and food. Staff were lovely and good at offering suggestions of the food and wine.

  35. HM

    HelenM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious food, fantastic service, lovely restaurant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb! It’s been my favourite restaurant for the last 20 years. It never fails to delight me.

  37. JT

    JaneT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been dining at Moro for 20 years and it never ever disappoints. Delicious food, lovely and interesting wine list, and perfect service. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

  38. JC

    JoeC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hust keep doing what you are doing. It is always a very enjoyable experience to dine at Moro.

  39. LA

    LizA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit in a couple of years and the food was as wonderful as ever.

  40. SH

    StevenH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Great service, nice atmosphere. Food was nice, especially the bread and oil. Would say was over priced though.

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

FAQs

Moro is rated 4.6 stars by 2422 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Moro

34 - 36 Exmouth Market Finsbury London, EC1R 4QE

Additional information

  • Area

    Angel

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon 05:15–09:00 Tue–Sat 17:15–22:30 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Closest stations Farringdon or Angel

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Samantha and Sam Clark

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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