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Harden's says

A spin-off of Exmouth Market's “truly scrumptious” Moorish tapas bar (itself a little sister to long-time Harden's survey favourite Moro) comes to Hoxton. The new site, just a stone's throw from Columbia Road Flower Market, will see Moro head chef Marianna Love head-up the kitchen alongside founder Sam Clark.

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Keep the tapas coming”“top Spanish food”, with North African inflections – say fans of this little bar in Exmouth Market, which “still holds its own against its larger siblings” – the original Moro a few doors away, and the Hackney Morito. Some punters rate it even higher: “why go to Moro when Morito is just as good and cheaper?”. “The new extension at the back makes it easier to get a table”, and “they take young kids in their stride”.

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great vibe, great food” – Moro’s “busy”, “tightly packed” spin-off, a few doors away along Exmouth Market, combines Spanish and North African tastes into “terrific” tapas dishes, served in a “laid back” fashion. A second, slightly larger Morito on Hackney Road, not far from Columbia Road flower market, wins equally enthusiastic approval.

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great vibe, great food” – Moro’s “busy”, “tightly packed” spin-off, a few doors away along Exmouth Market, combines Spanish and North African tastes into “terrific” tapas dishes, served in a “laid back” fashion. A second, slightly larger Morito on Hackney Road, not far from Columbia Road flower market, wins equally enthusiastic approval.

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An utterly brilliant tapas café, where you perch on stools, in the window or at the bar; staff are relaxed and chatty, and the food is expertly cooked, delicious and really good value”. That’s the low-down on Moro’s first spin off, a few doors down from the mothership, on Exmouth Market. Since last year it has a “more comfortable Hackney Road version” (near Columbia Road flower market). “Lovely Mediterranean-inspired dishes here too, plus a great spacious setting”, “very buzzy counter-style dining” and “you can book any time”. Top Menu Tips – “yummy aubergine fritters” (“I don’t know how they get them that crispy and tasty”); and a “scrumptious North African/Mediterranean twist on brunch”.

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Opening hours

Last orders: 11 pm

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