Souk Medina

1a Shorts Gardens , London, WC2H 9AT

1 reviews

39 Moroccan Covent Garden

SquareMeal Review of Souk Medina

With its reasonably priced feast menu, shisha pipes & belly dancers, fans justifiably label Souk Medina a ‘crowd pleaser’ – in fact, big parties can be accommodated with ease in its sprawling subterranean alcoves tricked out Maghrebi-style with twinkling tea lights, low brass tables, ethnic trinkets & colourful cushions. The fun is fuelled by exotic-sounding cocktails (anyone for a juicy Marrakech or a thirsty camel?) & a roll call of north African culinary staples: hoummos & baba gannouj with pitta bread, falafel with tahini, spicy merguez sausages, slow-cooked tagines & fluffy couscous, followed by mint tea & sticky-sweet baklava. The cooking won’t win awards, but dishes normally taste as they should, & decent portions mean you’re unlikely to leave hungry. Related to Souk Bazaar at 27 Litchfield Street, WC2H 9NJ.

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Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

Anita B. bronze reviewer 09 January 2015

Service could have been more attentive. There as kind a of foul cabbage smell wafting around. Not authentic marrakesh food as anticipated. The belly dancer could have had a come back for another 5-10mins to get the whole crowd engaged for fun! Initial dance always to get all in the mood... Had to request for clean plates after the starters! It should be a norm to have places and cutlery replaced after each course.