Harden's survey result
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“I’ve been going for 20 years but it still surprises me” – Samuel and Samantha Clark’s epic Exmouth Market “institution” remains “a regular haunt” for hordes of reporters thanks to its “sunshine-filled” neo-Spanish and north African dishes, even if “the poor acoustics of this former supermarket make it hard to maintain a conversation when it’s busy”. By and large it “goes from strength to strength” – if ratings aren’t quite as stratospheric as once they were maybe it’s just “no longer so different from the competition as to be as remarkable as it was”.
“Gosh, it’s impressive when a restaurant can stay on form in this way!” – Samuel and Samantha Clark’s Exmouth Market favourite holds “many special memories” for legions of reporters. The “beautifully judged” Moorish/Iberian dishes deliver “wonderful flavours” as does the “unique selection of Iberian wines and superlative range of sherries”. There is a ‘but’ however – ratings did ease off a smidgeon this year, with incidents of “chaotic” service and the remorseless noise-levels of this deafening, hard-edged room denting the “happy vibe”.
“Amazingly consistent over the years, and still in a league of its own” – this “mad busy”, but “laid back and friendly” Exmouth Market favourite “still retains its zing”, serving “inventive riffs on Spanish/North African dishes” showcasing “clear, clean flavours”, and “an exciting wine list” that’s “particularly strong on sherries”; “it’s still too noisy”, though.
“Year-after-year, true to its mission!”; this “consistently superb” Exmouth Market favourite has incredibly staying power, maintaining its “outstandingly flavourful” Moorish/Hispanic food, “excellent Iberian wines” and “buzzy scene”; as ever, it’s “too noisy”.
Moro Restaurant Diner Reviews
"After all these years, the Clarks still turn out amazing Spanish and North African dishes. Wood roasted meats are particularly good. Terrific selection of Spanish and Portuguese wines and sherries. Thankfully we don't live locally or we'd never eat anywhere else. One or both of the owners is regularly seen working away in the kitchen and this gives the place a real edge."
"Great interesting food."
"Bit disappointing to be honest. Beetroot; chicken; yoghurt cake."
34-36 Exmouth Mkt, London, EC1R 4QE
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lunch 12.30 pm - 3 pm, dinner 7 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm