Harden's survey result
“I’ve been coming for 20 years – it’s yet to disappoint”. Samuel & Samantha Clark’s “unpretentious” (“no cheffery”) Exmouth Market landmark still turns out “memorable Spanish and North African dishes, with a terrific selection of Spanish and Portuguese wines and sherries”. Indeed, for its vast fan club, “the only limitation is the noise: it’s not great for conversation” given how “echoey” the room can become. All this said, a small band of long-term fans do sound a warning note, feeling “the food has become a bit more variable in quality and interest” in recent years. It’s still a minority view though – most reporters are just “grateful not to live nearby: otherwise I’d never go anywhere else…”
“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.
Moro Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Delicious food with interesting flavours and ingredients. Nice cocktails too and friendly waiters make for a good lunch spot."
"Long-standing and reliable with its interesting mix of Spanish and North African dishes. The boss is usually working there, which must help keep standards up. Excellent Spanish wines and sherries. Can get noisy at busy times."
"Amazing flavours and flavour combinations. The staff recognise my friends and we get great service. Buzzy and noisy. "
"Different enough to be memorable."
34-36 Exmouth Mkt, London, EC1R 4QE
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm|