With a major immigration influx in the early 1960s of Moroccan expats into London, came a booming Moroccan restaurant scene in London that is still going strong today. In actuality, there has been a strong bond between Moroccan and London relations and immigration since the 1800s, with many relocating to areas around central London and setting up restaurants, shops and businesses. The largest community resides in North Kensington, where you find Golborne Road just off Portobello Road where you’ll find a plethora of Moroccan restaurant, where during the summer there’s nothing better than relaxing outside sipping a mint tea and indulging in a traditional Moroccan tagine in the market like atmosphere in this hub of Moroccan restaurants in London.
Most people are of course familiar with the national dish of Morocco – the humble couscous. Pair that with some roast pumpkin, sultanas, dates and herbs and you’re in for a real treat. But there is more to this North African cuisine, and Moroccan restaurants in London showcase the best of the best. Of course, tagine, which is the clay cooking pot with conical lid that gives its name to the myriad of dishes associated with it, usually in the form of a stew done with beef, chicken or seafood and vegetables and in some cases an egg on top.
One of the most famous London Moroccan restaurants is Momo where they offer dishes like baby aubergine with labneh cheese, pesto, broad beans and lemon confit, briouats – small filo parcels with cheese, mint, chicken and seafood, and an extensive selection of meats, grills and tagines you will love. Moroccan restaurants in London pay homage to the fragrant spices of the cuisine by using lots of cumin, saffron, ginger, caraway and cinnamon throughout their dishes.
So what is about Moroccan restaurants that London just loves? The fragrant spices, exotic sensations that whisk you away to the North African climate, the fresh mint tea? Whatever it is, we just know that Moroccan restaurants in London are booming and this cuisine is taking the city by storm. Known as little Morocco Golborne Street in North Kensington is a sensory overload within itself and you’ll see a myriad of locals and travellers sampling from the extensive menus of Moroccan restaurants along this road and sipping the famous mint tea in beautifully styled spaces. Whatever the reason, Moroccan restaurants in London are here to stay so why not take a look at Quandoo’s selection – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.