Review on Moro
Moro was abuzz with atmosphere and packed to the rafters when The Mobile Food Guide visited one evening to see what all the fuss was about.
Moro was born in 1997 when Sam Clark (previously of the famous River Cafe) and husband Sam Clark fused their brainwaves to create a modern eatery specialising in Spanish and North African cuisine, based in Exmouth Market. But this is not to be confused with 'fusion' cuisine - the dishes on the weekly-changing menu do not coalesce, rather each dish remains true to its roots from whichever side of the Mediterranean it originates. This makes for an amazing combination of flavours. Indeed, it feels as if there's a party in your mouth and everyone has something to celebrate.
Much use is made of their wood burning oven and charcoal grill, creating an enticing aroma of say, sea bass, red mullet fillets, lamb and of course, their primitive sourdough bread that is baked throughout the day. The Mobile Food Guide's encounter with Mr & Mrs Clark's intoxicating mix of food was a delight: the charcoal grilled lamb with lentils and runner beans cooked in tomato and cumin sauce was delicious and the mixed Moroccan salads made a light but exciting alternative.
The wines are mostly of a Spanish persuasion, and there is a good choice of sherries. Moro also offers an affordable tapas option at its zinc bar. A hip restaurant showcasing some of the best Mediterranean food around.
Moro is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Spanish / North African
Sam and Samantha Clark
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.30 - 3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.15 - 10.45pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express