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Momo

25 Heddon St. Send to Phone
020-7434 4040
Underground: Piccadilly Circus
London's colorful Marrakesh outpost.
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Momo Restaurant Review

: There are other places to eat couscous as good as you'll get here---and much more reasonably priced. But nowhere else in London captures as convincingly as Momo the heady, mesmerising allure of North Africa and takes Maghreb cooking to such lengths. The music sets the tone, the restaurant looks the part---not themed, but as if it has been airlifted from Marrakesh---with low seats and banquettes that are a challenge for the longer-legged. The dishes are redolent of Moroccan flavours of cinnamon, figs, almonds, chickpeas and dried fruits. Try deep-fried labna (ewe's milk cheese) with a coating of spices and seeds on a bed of rocket, beetroot and sultanas, or sea bream with curried french toast, shallots and fennel salad. The classic couscous Momo, the fluffy grains served separately, with a plate of tender lamb, merguez sausage and brochette, and another bowl of broth to lubricate, is the business. The clientele is painfully fashionable, and telephone booking can take perseverance. Set 2-course lunch £15, 3 courses £19.

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