Momo

Price guide: Mid-range

25 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH

Price guide: Mid-range

Moroccan chic

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#99 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3
3.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.3
3.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Stag / hen parties, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Momo

London’s best North African restaurant is as much a visual feast as a culinary one.

It’s hard not to be seduced by Momo’s sensual exuberance. Madonna identified it as a hotspot even before opening and while the celebrity crowd may not hang round as much as in 1997, it remains a fun spot serving marvelous food and drink.

Food and drink: 

The menu mixes classic Moroccan and Tunisian with contemporary creations inspired by North African ingredients. Stick with the expertly rendered tagines and couscous and you should have a very fine meal indeed. The exotic cocktails are a point of pride, and rightly so.

Ambience: 

At night it has the air of a glamorous Moroccan club, complete with Maghrebian soundtrack, by day it’s surprisingly restrained and elegant. Note: while the chairs are cute, they don’t invite lingering.

Service: 

Plenty of gusto, but it veers from warm and efficient to chilly and haphazard. Mind you, the punters can be challenging to deal with.

Location: 

Tucked behind Regent Street in a semi-pedestrianised nest of less-noteworthy restaurants.

Price advice: 

The set lunch is £15 for two courses, £19 for three. Dinnertime offers a ‘gastronomic journey through North Africa’ including a house cocktail for £49 per person, otherwise starters are priced from £7 and mains from £17.

Other useful branches: 

Downstairs and on the pavement is the Mô Café serving light meals and mint teas right through from noon until 1am.

More information on Momo:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Café, Restaurant
Food:
North African
Address:
25 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH
Telephone:
020 7434 4040
Website:
http://www.momoresto.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm; Sun 6.30-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Mourad Mazouz

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