Amazing!! First time I've tried Moroccan food and what an experience. If you're a fan of lamb you need to get the lamb wrap. I also tried the chicken grilled skewers which was quite good. The most amazing part was the mint green tea. I definitely recommend Momo!!
I had the chance to have dinner here around 3-4 years ago and I can't wait to come back.
Drop dead gorgeous restaurant - you feel like you've been transported to Morocco. Food is great, service is amazing. I love their virgin cocktail drinks!
Lovely atmosphere and waiter but the food was average at best. The starters were amazing though so 3 starts.
My girlfriend and I stopped here at random after a full day of walking and Xmas shopping. And we are glad we did! It felt like a calm oasis from the madness of Regent Street. You really feel like you are stepping into a cafe in Marrakech. Unfortunately including the Moroccan pop music.
I had the lamb wrap and harira soup. Both were excellent and seemed quite authentic. I also had a gin martini and it was really clean and well prepared. The service wasn't great as there was a little order mix up but nothing serious. Free falafel in the end!
I hadn't had Moroccan food before and my was it was delicious.
Food: 4, Atmosphere: 4, Service: 3
Cost to worth it rating: 3
Eve award: turned me onto tangines
Return worthiness: yes
- Tangine: I got the chicken and it was packed with lemony herby flavors and so moist. Loved it!
- Assorted appetizers: we were with a group but I enjoyed the variety of fried crispy items and others
- Tea service: impressive pouring the mint sugary tea from high above
- Atmosphere: very cool with dark lighting and colorful pillows.
- Wine: but doubt this is why you come here. I did adore the glassware however with the thick stems and bell-like shape up top
- Cakes: way too sweet for me but nice presentation with the 4 tiers of small plates
- Seating for taller individuals: they weren't too comfortable as there wasn't much space for their legs
- Restroom walk: down dark, windy stairs
Had a really fun night here and would be happy to go back.
I really liked this place~
the food is cheap and the hookah is good~ the Patio is GREAT! they have heaters for the winter time~
Tried the pigeon pastille and hummus~ it was my first time having pigeon and it was actually really good~ they did a good job making them into little pasties that masked any sense that you might be eating one of those birds you see on the streets~
I had the cardamon coffee~~ which was not as good as i thought it'd be~ but the mint tea was really good! with refills~~
Definitely would go back if in the area~
what i liked:
1. ambiance (outside patio)
2. mint tea
We booked late on a Saturday evening and were told 10.30pm was the earliest we could dine there. As it happens we arrived a little earlier and the hosts kindly found us a place to be seated. The place had a great ambience with attentive staff. The food was also great, I had the pigeon pastilla followed by lamb tagine, the remaining three people all ordered chicken tagine. The food was great as expected and we had a great evening overall followed by morrocan tea. Will definitely be going again.
Very nice Moroccan restaurant just off Regent Street.
I loved the atmosphere, really Moroccan with the decoration and the lights. The food is really good, we had some starters and few main courses to share, among others you need to try the gambas in the starters menu and the chicken cous cous.
Service is a bit slow, so it is the right place for a relaxed dinner, not really a dinner on the go. All the waiters have a lovely French accent and are very polite though.
We were four eating, with 3 starters, 3 mains, some desserts and wine we paid c.£40 each, a fair price for me.
Downstairs at night it becomes a Moroccan night club!
We went there on a saturday night, it was quite crowded so you should make a reservation in order to be able to get in. Worst thing about that place is you should finish your plate and leave the table in 2 hrs cause they two sessions, other than that everything was wonderful including the foods
When I rate a place 5 stars its usually not just because of the food - it's the overall experience.
I'll start with the decor and atmosphere as this is the real reason to go to this place and the reason why you should get a reservation before you go. As you walk in you are transported to a chic Moroccan oasis in the centre of London. Try to get seating on the sides with the couch seating as you might otherwise be seating on small Moroccan chairs which are interesting but not as comfy as the couch :)
The food is interesting and flavorful. Both the apps and the tagines we got were terrific.
Overall, must go! This is an experience.
Momo is as cute as its name suggests and is definitely one of the prettiest dining experiences I have had. I went for dinner and enjoyed the ambiance of the eastern style lighting and decor. Momo is about atmosphere and feeling good to be there. I recommend a reservation because it can be very crowded on weekends and you may not get a seating otherwise. Even though we had reservations when we went, they had lost it and could not find our names anywhere. They decided that since it was their fault they would try to find us a table and in perhaps ten minutes we were seated.
The Moroccan food at Momo is well-cooked and good quality. I enjoyed it but unlike the rest of my table who were loving it, I felt something was missing. Everything was certainly made with a skilled hand and my lamb couscous was tender and perfectly falling off the bone, yet I felt it could have had more flavour, more something that would make me love it. It was good but not great; so close!
The appetisers were had were the cheese briouat with mint, which was good and the chicken bourek which was forgettable. The best was the zaalouk which was a lightly spiced aubergine dip which went really well with Momo's yummy bread, I'd recommend that.
I think Momo is more about ambiance, feeling exclusive and being in a nice environment than the food and it lives up to that. The food was fine and I did feel that I was having a special night out, so if you want atmosphere, it's a good place to go.
Momo was recommended by local friends during our recent visit to London.
We met them at the restaurant, which is tucked away off Regent Street, about 4 or 5 blocks north of the Piccadilly tube station.
We had arranged an early reservation, which was good since the restaurant filled up while we were there.
We asked our friends to order since they had frequented the restaurant.
What came to our table was a truly impressive selection of Moroccan dishes that left everyone satisfied.
Roasted lamb, chicken, sausages, couscous, bread, olives, sauces and so on and so on..
Truly impressive was that everything came to our table at once. We had ordered a significant variety of food and it was all prepared and presented perfectly.
I recommend making reservations for Momo. A line was forming when we showed up, even before they opened for dinner.
My only complaint was our waiter/server was less than engaged with our table. It was difficult to get his attention and he would wander offer for quite a while to retrieve whatever we had asked for.
That said, the other serving staff that helped load our table with the unbelievable bounty of food was superb.
I highly recommend Momo!
Next time we're in London, I'm sure we'll be making another visit.
Oh my momo! The food here is divine.....
I love the high-end Moroccan decor. It truly feels like you have left London once you setlle in.
The tiger prawn appetizers were fantastic, as were the pigeon pastilla and the generous portion of scallops. Tangines are their specialty and the lamb was melt in your mouth.
The service was spotty, but again, this is London. If you can't afford a vacation in Marrakesh, then this is second best.
For some reason I always end up here for large birthday parties. Maybe because it's not the *most suitable* place for a nice dinner... but the fun atmosphere make it ideal for a group to enjoy exotic food - be loud - and sip strong cocktails. Plus, the long tables and attentive service mean the place is very accommodating for a large party that wants to wine and dine.
I would definitely say that the food is pricey for what it is... there is probably better Moroccan to be had (and I've heard the men at some of the parties, who were inevitably going to be footing the bill, complain as much)... but again, food is not the central feature of this place - it's much more about the crowd and the atmosphere... come here for the party... sit back amongst the cushions... be mesmerized by the tinny foreign music with its rhythmic beat... and have a good time!
The best happy hour and early dinner place to convene with friends!
I've been to Momo many years back to meet the same set of friends I met last week and I was happy to see the cocktail menu has evolved. The food has even been better than ever. The crowd was your typical London yuppies, it was the Financial District crowd with a touch of hip Fillmore area (SF metaphor) in the heart of London. Same friends who shunned the Shoreditch were happy here.
I was too, after all I needed the cure from nostalgia over the happy hour evenings overlooking the Bosphorus sea. I was in London, in Momo, with my friends, and I was SFO bound.
Arrividerci Old World, thank you Momo.
Went there on a double date and it was so much fun!
We waited about 20 minutes and it was worth the wait. The food is delicious - WOW! Decor is amazing, you really feel like you are in morocco. We practically ordered everything and couldn't find anything wrong with it.
Make sure to order their succulent duck bourek, momo grill (quail, lamb, chicken), lamb tagine (NOW I AM HUNGRY!)
One of my old favourite spots in London, fantastic atmosphere, great busy vibe and perfect for people watching. They do amazing mezes - and if you are lucky with the great barman ( they do change a lot) the best Mojitos! I also love their shots and Momo's specials! Its similar to Mojito but with vodka and lots of ice. Try the olives, and bread, and of course, cant resist the little tea room with beautiful deco and friendly staff ( most of the time - exceptions do happen)
It is perfect if you have people visiting London - it has special atmosphere!
Momo isn't just a restaurant... it is an experience! When restaurants take on a theme, sometimes it just becomes tacky, but if done right, it can be a wonderful addition to the food and gives you another dimension to the experience. At Momo, it is not tacky at all. Book ahead is my tip as it is quite popular, but make sure all the people you book for show up or you may suffer the wrath of one of the hosts. The other host was understanding and very gracious... the other, well let's just say it was enough for me to only give four stars instead of five... make sure that if you are going to complain about customers, that you do it somewhere where they can't hear you. Apparently he's never been stuck in traffic or been poorly...
Anyway, the rest of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Always seemed to be in a rush, but were attentive when needed. It is rather dark in the restaurant, had a bit of trouble reading the menu and seeing my food, but it did set a nice intimate tone. It is also very loud inside, so if you are thinking about having serious, deep conversations, you may want to save that for another time.
We started with the Briouats and the scallops. I have to say the Briouats, especially the chickpea one was my favourite bit of the starters. It was delicious. Everything I wanted in one bite. I ordered the Lamb Tagine. While I don't actually know everything that was in it, I do know that it was delicious and so very filling. The lamb was tender, the only thing I felt like it was missing was maybe some couscous... there was a lot of sauce and I thought it a shame to let it go to waste. One of my friends had the lamb couscous and the lamb... again it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I loved how they brought the food to the table and it was served almost family style.
It was quite a long meal, but then again it is an entire experience, so if you are in a hurry, you may want to try lunch there, not dinner. And there was a birthday celebration there that night... the lights went off, a different kind of music came on louder than the other music before, and the staff started dancing. They danced out with desserts with candles for the birthday girl. It was wonderful and I felt like I was a part of the party =).
It is on the pricey side... by the time we finished, we had spent about £40-45 per person. If you book for more than 8 people, you will be asked to go to a set menu at £45 per person and they send you a booking form to fill out. I will definitely be back again, although I would really like to try their Moroccan Afternoon Tea this time.
Filled with North African furnishing, the interior is very appealing, and as soon as you enter you feel like you've been transported away from the busy streets of London and into a souk in Morocco.
The food is good, I had a lamb tagine with couscous which was very tasty, but I couldn't justify its cost knowing that it can be made much cheaper, and probably tastier in Morocco. Also, in the evenings, after a certain point the music is cranked up fully and you can barely hear what the person next to you has to say.
Great drinks (no tequila, but lots of wonderful minty things)!
Amazing atmosphere -- definitely want to come back for a birthday party!
Very kind helpful staff.
And after they pointed us to their new African dance club, and we had even more fun there.
Even the location is perfect.
Momo is a great place to go either with a group of friends, or on a date, as the overall experience is the full package in terms of food and atmosphere. It is also in a super central location, but for some reason whenever I'm on Heddon Street I feel like I'm somewhere in a romantic European town on holiday....
The restaurant is huge, with both indoor and outdoor seating and the decor is pretty special (imagine plush cushions, candles and elaborate Moroccan windows and ornate furnishings).
So I have to admit, I was not overly impressed with the starters at this place, so I will cut to the chase: Oh my god the Lamb Tajine with prunes and almond and the Chicken Tajine with green olives & preserved lemon. DELICIOUS!
Momo also has a fantastic and very comprehensive website, which provides the recipes for many of their dishes, which is pretty cool, should you want to turn your house into a magical den for the night and serve up some Momo-style culinary delights. This could be a good option if you are on a budget, as Momo is a little on the pricey side.
I have read on Yelp and Tripadvisor that the food was perfect and the service terrible... Well... I had the dinner tonight there and everything was perfect, also the staff. I am a native French speaker and the staff is 80% also French speaking. So easy :-) ...
I took some small morrocan starters, followed by a lamb tagine, then morrocan pastries. All was marvelous!
It's a bit pricy (around 70£ per person), but worth it.
I recommend to book and go soon, because as late you go, as crowded and noisy the place is.
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Momo should get four stars. But for their terrible service, they get docked one star.
We came here to meet up with some friends for drinks after dinner. They have a sizable cocktail menu, and all of the drinks were pretty and tasted good. I thought their lounge would be a bit more... lounge-y but the music was so loud that we could barely hear.
We ordered a appetizers and asked for utensils and plates so that we could share, but the waitress told us they were meant to be eaten by our hands. When we tried to order a second round of drinks she only took an order from one person and then walked away. When we tried to get her attention she would look in our direction and nod, and then walk the opposite direction. What the heck?
Don't go to Momo's if you are in a rush. I used to work opposite the restaurant on Heddon Street and regularly went there for lunches and after-work drinks, so can say with strong conviction that it is impossible to get served and eat one course in under an hour. Even getting a drink can cause problems as none of the waiting staff seem to want to serve you.
I love the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant and its adjoining cafe/bar but i always leave extremely aggravated and late. They do an absolutely amazing lunch deal for £6.95 where you can choose from a selection of main courses (the hummous, chicken and roasted pepper wraps are amazing) salad, soft drink and mint tea. It is very good value but because it is made fresh (and because they don't take your order for twenty minutes) it takes a good 75 minutes to finish.
They do a mean mojito and if you are lucky enough to get a table outside in the Summer, it is a perfect place to people watch on Heddon Street.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Atmosphere is AMAZING and the food is just as good. Delicious flavor.
I reccommend the Wood Pigeon Pastilla, Harira soup, and this INCREDIBLE eggplant dish that was OUT of this world.
Wish I could have taken this place in my carry on back to the states : (
WOW - you must go to this restaurant!! Delicious Moroccan food, awesome ambiance, servers that dance around you, hookah outside, really neat place. Think "Spice Market" vibe but smaller and darker and with much better cocktails. Only downside is you have to go outside to get to the bathroom and in the coldest March in 50 years, that was not ideal. They couldn't find our booking in their system but seated us right away and the service was great. The sweet mint tea to end your meal is a must.
This is a restaurant and bar/club. I haven't eaten here but I have danced the night away in the club many times.
It is a small intimate venue, very dark with a moroccan theme; lots of low tables and cushions. The music changes dependant on the evening and the time of the evening so it may be best to check before you decide to give this place I go. I prefer to go when there is a house DJ on the decks (Simon Lawrence and Kosmetiq often play here) but I know there is a great mix of other music throughout the week.
The club is supposed to be for members only but if you go before 11pm I am sure you will be admitted. They are very fussy who they allow in so make sure you look the part!
A great place to start the evenig off.
I have friends working there and I spent my best sunny saturdays afternoon in this bar
They have a large selection of cocktails and shishas for the smokers.
Fun, lively and cool Moroccan restaurant just off Regent Street; the decor is great and the food excellent (but avoid starters and stick to the couscous and tagines).
Loud music, funky atmosphere, relaxed but efficient staff make it a popular place during the week and at weekends (you need to book).
Not the place if you like quiet conversation, or like to linger (they have a pretty quick turnaround and you are normally given a 2 hour window when you book).
Expect to pay about £50 per person for 2 courses and a bottle of wine.
Momo in the Regent Street food quarter operate three distinctly different areas - an informal restaurant/cafe/tea room, a restaurant and a bar/club area.
I've been to the informal/cafe/tea room on many occasions and had a great time. Our most recent visit to Momo Restaurant was appalling.
The good bits were the decor/atmosphere and the clientele. The greeter and seater was very good so we were expecting a fab evening. Alas, though ripe with promise, this was not to be.
Waiting staff were snooty and quite obnoxious.
Food (whilst tasty) was very expensive for what you got. Main dishes (starting at £17 for vegetarian couscous) are served without any couscous (or potatoes for the tagine option). Couscous or potatoes will set you back a further £4 so at more than £20 for your main dish .....
Sorry guys, but I'm voting with my feet and my wallet on this one.
I love Momo's. When my friends and I are stuck for ideas we always end up here as the hospitality is very gracious and the fresh tea just turns an average meal into a treat.
I had the duck and fresh dates skewers, I should have asked for the recipe as it tasted so delicious!
After the Royal Academy, I always bring
This unknown gem is hidden behind the
hustle & bustle of Piccadilly & is a slice
of Morocco in London. The wonderful,
real mint tea, which they top up over &
over,you can sit with for a long time & chill.
The mother ship is the restaurant next door,
which is more expensive, but a dream to
go to as well in the evening.
Apres visiter l'Academie Royale je m'enporte
mes amis ici. Celui ci est un bijou inconnu et
cache derrriere bouscouler du Piccadilly et
c'est une tranche de Maroc a Londres. Le
the a la menthe,rempli a volonte vous pouvez
rester la longtemps tres calme.
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une reve a visiter dans la soiree.
You might expect nothing less, but a tourist hell hole sitting right next to Regent Street in this nice, but soulless refurbished space, but momo is actually quite good.
We went there to meet with a former colleague on a sunny afternoon. We sat on the low tables outside which has nice atmosphere (beware: we only got the table after committing to eat something).
There are a lot of moroccan tapas to choose from and with a 3 tapas/5 tapas offer with free of choice it doesn't set you back too much. The food was without exception good and perfect to accompany the afternoon beer/ wine.
As always if the company is nice, you tend to see all other things a bit more mellow. I would say beer and wine are average.
The staff is generally very friendly and didn't start an argument when they brought the wrong tapas :)
This place is great!
We stumbled upon this late on a Friday night and afterwards realised how lucky we had been to get a table!
We didn't really know what to expect, so had a great time - as the food was good ( we love Moroccan), the waiters were great fun and the music and dancing kept the atmosphere going well into the night!
Would highly recommend
Stopped last night for some snacks drinks and shisha.
Expensive but fun. Sat outside as the sun was out and that was a great atmos. Food was adaquate, staff, very friendly, so give it a go.
Perfect Moroccan decor and good service all round. Decent nibbles & snacks to share. Good choice of cocktails and wines. Tea served traditionally and you can also have a go at smoking chicha...Great atmosphere overall.
Personally, I always stop there after a meal in the area for a mint tea & a dessert. I fall every single time for their lemon tart...Must-try! Note you can't go just for a tea before 10pm, you'll have to have something to eat as well.
ah man this place wins hands down for atmosphere the music load but in own worthy right accepted as the staff danced to and from the tables. Hypnotic escapism. and the food did not matter as i now due to the hypnosis do not remember it.
Momo is perfect if you're craving a night out but are not quite up to hitting the clubs in lieu of a proper dinner.
The only minor complaint I must reluctantly offer is that while the food is consistently top-notch (a starter plate of grilled vegetables and a chicken tagine may look quite basic on paper but turn out wonderfully executed), it can be difficult to fully appreciate it given your environs. It's just a shade too dark and people are usually packed in like sardines, nearly shouting at each other over the music, other nearly shouting people and occasional outbursts by the staff singing and dancing birthday wishes to an accompanying Arabic beat.
That said, the above is exactly why you feel like you're getting a night out. The cocktails are also superb and the cool lounge-y bar downstairs is a great spot for table waiting or for continuing your night post-dinner (if you so choose of course...)
I really (really!) wanted to love this place and give it 5 stars. The food was absolutely delicious - unique flavors, well executed - and the setting is beautiful. They really did think of everything - from the outside patio seating area to the restrooms. The place is gorgeous! Unfortunately, our late afternoon lunch was ruined by some of the worse (SLOW, inattentive, etc.) service I've had in a very long time. So disappointing too because it impacted our overall experience and over-shadowed their fantastic food. 5 stars for food (aubergine and briouats appetizers / chicken couscous and lamb meatball tangien entrees) and 1 star (really, 0 stars) for the service. Too bad!
AMAZING! i ordered the fish tagine and the flavor was perfect! my colleagues ordered lamb and chicken tagine and they loved it as well. we all got moroccan mint tea after dinner that was fabulous. i am so stuffed!
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