The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and the quickest way to get from London to Morocco is to make a beeline for Marrakech Express, on Rushey Green in Lewisham’s Catford. The menu at Marrakech Express is a virtual encyclopaedia of Morocco’s distinctive North African-Middle Eastern cuisine. Moroccan specialties, coucous and tagine dominate, but Marrakech Express also serves breakfast, sandwiches, and have a selection of cakes and baked goods, plus Arabic shisha, available.
A visit to Catford’s Marrakech Express, located along Rushey Green in the heart of London’s Lewisham, is best begun with the Moroccan mezze tasting platter – nine beautiful earthenware dishes filled with exquisite examples of North Africa’s most famous cuisine. Unmissable also are the couscous with chicken or lamb tagine, undoubtedly Morocco’s most famous culinary export. Moroccan soups and salads round things off, but there’s plenty more on offer from Marrakech Express’ buffet style restaurant.
Londoners everywhere love to tuck into a good, late and leisurely breakfast come the weekend. Catford and Lewisham locals love Marrakech Express’ Moroccan breakfast in particular, flatbread and preserves, juice and mint tea. It’s not without traces of Morocco’s French colonial past, and indeed the less timid early-risers can grab a good croissant from this Rushey Green’s in-house baked goods section. Come late afternoon and evening, people can be seen enjoying a fine selection of shisha. All aboard for the Marrakech Express.