SquareMeal Review of
Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge
Like its seductive sibling in Mayfair, the Knightsbridge branch of Mamounia Lounge piles on the glamorous Arabic charm with velvet fabrics, gold-fringed drapes and funky illumination. Moody ambient
music plays as the kitchen roams freely, picking up ideas from Morocco, the Lebanon and other regions as it goes: mezze essentials are all present and correct (tabbouleh, hummus with marinated
lamb, falafels, bourek pastries), as are grills, kebabs and various riffs on the couscous and tagine theme (try the version with chicken, preserved lemon and olives). Pastries provide a sweet
sticky fix, and there are some punchy, aromatic wines to sup. Racy signature cocktails and shisha pipes reinforce Mamounia’s lounge credentials, while belly dancers and DJs are on hand to pump up
the party vibe at weekends. Note: there’s a minimum spend in the restaurant after 6pm, Thursdays to Saturday.