Momo

Address: 25 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7434 4040

- Mid-range

3.4

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
4
90%
Service
3
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.3
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4
90%

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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness

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