25 Heddon Street
Ming Tang-Evans / Time Out
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Time Out says
Wed Oct 17 2012
Still London’s most glamorous Moroccan restaurant, Momo attracts a fair smattering of beautiful people alongside couples on special dates, hen parties and business types. The soundtrack of classic Maghrebi beats and attractive young francophone waiting staff create a seductive buzz. Sexy Marrakech-style interiors, sparkling with light from intricately latticed mashrabiya-style windows and ornate metalwork lanterns, add to the allure. Tables are small and tightly packed, but somehow this rarely seems an imposition.
Enjoy deliciously light, carefully crafted starters such as juicy prawns wrapped in crispy shredded kataifi pastry with a sour-sweet mango and tomato salsa, or scrumptious pan-fried scallops with a piquant salsa verde, before moving on to Moroccan classics such as lamb tagine with pears and prunes. But the main attraction has to be the near-perfect couscous: silky fine grains served with vegetables in a light cumin-scented broth, with tender, juicy chicken, plump golden raisins, chickpeas and harissa – all served separately so you can mix them as you please.
Such delights coupled with a pricey wine list result in a hefty bill, so Momo needs to iron out the galling little niggles such as the shabby dark toilets and the occasionally inattentive service.
Momo 25 Heddon Street
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-2.30pm, afternoon tea served 12.30-5.30pm Mon-Sat. Dinner served 6.30-11.30pm daily
Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
Main courses £17-£28. Set lunch £15.50 2 courses, £19.50 3 courses. Set dinner £45-£55 3 courses incl cocktail
- 25 Heddon Street
- 020 36417977
- 25 Heddon Street
Food and drink
Eating and drinking facilities. Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Reservations required. Dinner. Vegetarian dishes. General facilities. Available for hire. Outdoor facilities
Meal times. Best for dinner. Wow factor. Drinks. Cocktails. Going in a group. Hip factor. People-watching. Romantic. Unique. Unique London
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