Souk Medina is a Moroccan restaurant in the heart of London. From casual lunch breaks to private events, Souk Medina offers traditional North African food with a menu including merguez couscous and Moroccan salads. You can also enjoy a shisha session alongside Moroccan mint tea.
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1a Short's Gardens
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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Going through the arches of Souk Medina is like travelling through time and space. Sitting on their beautiful cushions surrounded by glowing lanterns, shishas, whispering Arabic music and the smells of sweet spices makes you forget you’re smack in the middle of busy central London. You might even spot a beautiful belly dancer gliding past your table in between courses. cool. or. what.
This cosy and magical atmosphere makes it perfect for a first date, but there are also great private group tables if you fancy having a little Moroccan themed party with your pals.
My recommendation? Go for either the ‘Marrakech’ or the ‘Casablanca’ set menu for 2 people where you get a taste of every Moroccan treat you could possibly want for no more than £24.99 per head. Think halloumi, homemade hummus, falafels, lamb with prunes, lemon chicken and unlimited piping hot mint tea to help you prepare for the never-ending plates of food. The friendly waiters will even re-fill your dishes if you’re still hungry: I challenge you to accept!
A foodie heaven, enjoy.
With an event later in the evening, a friend and I were deciding on where to eat and I told her I had always wanted to try a place near work. It turns out she had been before, and recommended it, so off we went!
The restaurant itself is like a little cave of wonders (fitting as we were seeing Aladdin later on!) with great decor inside which really makes you forget you're in central London! We had a peruse on the menu and decided to go for the shared set menu. Pitta and heaps of hummus were followed by lamb, tagine chicken, falafel and cous cous, all finished off with Baklava.
All in all, the food was great, I definitely ate more than my share... luckily my friend wasn't as hungry! The tagine chicken stole the show on the various platters we had, the meat incredibly tender and cooked just right.
What slightly took away from the meal was the fact the waitress had trouble fitting all the food onto the table, and was trying to take some unfinished plates away to make room for others... much to my protest! It felt as though we were being rushed out a little, which was odd considering the restaurant was very quiet. And there was also a long wait to get the bill. But apart from all that, I would definitely return, especially since its a stone's throw from where I work.
Step into Marrakech in the heart of the beautiful Covent Garden. I adore this place! I went here not long ago to celebrate my sisters 18th birthday.
The food is reasonably priced, between a group of 8 we spent just over £20 a head including the electric shisha we ordered. I opted for the lamb steak, deliciously marinated and for just £10.95 it was quite a sizable slab of meat. Our waitress was speedy, efficient and very helpful, most of the dishes were thoroughly explained, our table was attended to swiftly and overall the service was spot on.
A belly dancer performed around 8pm for 15mins, which got us off our chairs and dancing along.
This place pretty much has it all, authenticity, Shisha, Belly dancing, really great service and delicious tastes of the Mediterranean.
Went to this restaurant with a large group of friends on a Saturday night. Would definitely recommend a visit, upon entering you become immersed into a small part of Morocco hidden away in Covent Garden. The busy atmosphere is great, waiting staff are very attentive and efficient and the sharing platters and menus are great value and tasty.