Situated in the heart of London, you could easily mistake this charming Moroccan restaurant for somewhere you’d discover in the back streets while exploring the souks of Marrakech with its traditional decor and menu of authentic North African and Arabic cuisine. Whether its for a group party or a romantic date for two, Souk Medina provides a stunning setting – you’ll find it ideally located on Short’s Gardens, only a few minutes walk from the Covent Garden underground.
Great interior and, choice of food especially with tastecard! felt like in morocco
Delicious tasting food. Excellent staff. Service overall was fantastic. Will definitely be visiting here when I come to London again. The atmosphere and decor is amazing.
Food was served lukewarm and was not very tasty. Variation of textures to same rice dish, mine was very dry and my colleagues was over cooked. At least 3 of us did not eat our main course and we each love our food! There were 6 other colleagues with me and the bill was over £350! This was not good value for money as we did not enjoy the food and I feel especially disappointed as I picked the restaurant and feel partly responsible for the group meal. I have been to other Moroccan restaurants so I am familiar with the food and what to expect and this did not meet our expectations which is a great shame.
Dimly-lit and decorated with Berber tapestries, Moroccan lanterns and tiled floors, London’s Souk Medina is way more Casablanca than Covent Garden, and the cuisine on offer is equally as authentic. Tuck into a clay pot full of hearty homestyle Arabic stew like the tagine with spicy chickpeas, cumin and garbanzo beans, go for another North African favourite like the kefta couscous with meatballs, or try one of Souk Medina’s mouthwatering meat or seafood dishes like the grilled fillet of seabass or marinated lamb steak.
Vegetarians will find plenty of options too – we recommend the couscous with vegetables and chickpeas. After your meal, in true Moroccan style, refresh with a cup of peppermint tea, or relax with some shisha and take in the atmosphere around you. For a North African retreat in the centre of London, take a trip over to Souk Medina on Short’s Gardens in Covent Garden. Just remember to book in advance though as you’re guaranteed to not be the only one with the same idea!