A little bit of Marrakesh in the heart of London…
North African cuisine, sumptuous surroundings and enchanting staff. It isn’t hard to see why MoMo has managed to stand the test of time in the saturated London restaurant market. In short, this place oozes soul and an unprecedented passion for anything food related.
In terms of food MoMo’s executive chef, Mohamed Mourad, has succeeded to bring new flavour and vigour to the kitchen. His culinary roots originate from Algeria, and he aims to combine steadfast North African favourites like Tagines and Couscous, with some of his own personal secret family recipes. The food at Momo's is intrinsic to the whole experience.
Above: Booth @ Momo
My favourite dish has to be the Tagine of lamb where the fusion of spices and dried fruit is just simply delicious. However, if you're new to North African cuisine a good starter would be the 'mezze', which is a combination of some of MoMo’s most popular dishes: Mechouia, a compote of roasted peppers. Zaalouk, a compote of aubergines and shallots.
Whatever you fancy on the night, be it fish, lamb or chicken I don’t think you will be disappointed. For the Vegetarians out there, you will have plenty to choose from, as so many of the meal is based around vegetables and fruit.
Above: Dinning Area @ Momo
When the final part of dinner and my personal favourite, dessert arrives, MoMo sure know how to accentuate their main courses. Afters tend to range from a variety of yummy zingy sorbets to slightly richer delights such as crème brulee with dried fruits.
MoMo remains to be the only place where live ‘tabla’ drummers have served to accompany my meal. Before long the rhythm of the ‘tabla’ drums take over, bodies writhe with fervour. This is certainly the place to let your inhibitions go, especially after a few glasses of wine. It’s even possible to dance on the tables!
Top Tip: If you feel like to carrying the night on after dinner, you can always head downstairs to the Kemia Bar. The Kemia Bar continues the North African theme of the restaurant and is perfect for those after meal aperitifs.
25 Heddon street
London W1B 4BH