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Old-timers remember when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (still married) chilled in the groove-tastic basement bar at Mourad Mazouz‚Äôs party-Moroccan after it first opened (in 1997) and ‚Äď notwithstanding a recent menu revamp and general scrub-up (plus much less snotty service) ‚Äď it‚Äôs changed little over the years other than the evaporation of its A-list clientele. In fact, if anything, the ‚Äúextremely tasty‚ÄĚ North African cuisine is higher quality and better value. Top Tip ‚Äď ‚Äúlove the outdoor garden on a scorching day‚ÄĚ.
Mourad Mazouz‚Äôs ‚Äúatmospheric‚ÄĚ and clubby party scene first brought glamour to Moroccan cuisine ‚Äď and the fast crowd to Mayfair‚Äôs Heddon Street ‚Äď back in the 1990s. ‚ÄúTagines presented bubbling to your table‚ÄĚ 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.
Twenty years on, the smart crowd have forgotten it but the party‚Äôs still going strong at Mourad Mazouz‚Äôs ‚Äúchaotic but charming Moroccan‚ÄĚ in the Heddon Street foodie enclave off Regent Street, whose couscous, tagines and other North African dishes earn solid marks.
Mourad Mamouz‚Äôs ‚Äúnoisy‚ÄĚ souk-style party-Moroccan, off Regent Street maintains its dark, ‚Äúromantic‚ÄĚ allure (particularly if you kick off with a drink in the superb basement bar). Although the Moroccan cuisine is arguably incidental, it‚Äôs not bad.
Momo Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Takes the fairly basic Moroccan basics of tagines and couscous and takes it to another level"
"Every dish we tried was delicious. The wine list was limited but we found and enjoyed a North African wine. The "authentic" d√©cor is over-the-top and the space quite noisy, an unnecessary detraction from the culinary experience."
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
25 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Saturday||11 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑1 am|
|Sunday||11 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|