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Summary

£84
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Despite its über-glam past, Mourad Mazouz’s party-Moroccan (which opened in 1997) is off-grid for most Londoners nowadays, attracted little feedback this year, and is still ‘temporarily closed’ as of September 2021, presumably due to the high proportion of out-of-towners amongst its customer-base. We’ve continued to include it, though, on the basis that we think it will return and – on a good night – it’s a fab party scene with decent (if sometimes expensive) food.

Summary

£76
 ££££
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.

Old-timers remember when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (still married) chilled in the groove-tastic basement bar at Mourad Mazouz’s party-Moroccan after it first opened (in 1997) and – notwithstanding a recent menu revamp and general scrub-up (plus much less snotty service) – it’s changed little over the years other than the evaporation of its A-list clientele. In fact, if anything, the “extremely tasty” North African cuisine is higher quality and better value. Top Tip – “love the outdoor garden on a scorching day”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
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.

Old-timers remember when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (still married) chilled in the groove-tastic basement bar at Mourad Mazouz’s party-Moroccan after it first opened (in 1997) and – notwithstanding a recent menu revamp and general scrub-up (plus much less snotty service) – it’s changed little over the years other than the evaporation of its A-list clientele. In fact, if anything, the “extremely tasty” North African cuisine is higher quality and better value. Top Tip – “love the outdoor garden on a scorching day”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Mourad Mazouz’s “atmospheric” and clubby party scene first brought glamour to Moroccan cuisine – and the fast crowd to Mayfair’s Heddon Street – back in the 1990s. “Tagines presented bubbling to your table” are a highlight on a menu also featuring grills, couscous and some fusion-esque North African starters (e.g. foie gras with pomegranate molasses, Scottish beef tartare with Batata harra foam). Kick off an evening with cocktails in the vibey basement bar.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
200
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £26.00 £4.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 13.00%
25 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Saturday11 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑1 am
Sunday11 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am

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