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.
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!
Great food in fun ambience. Good service and helpful staff. Loved the decor and the authentic Moroccan decor. Could even smoke a Hookah if so desired.
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.
superb food, great atmosphere, superb service and spectacular dancer by the tables. the decor was very realistic, just like walking into a souk. it was like walking from London straight into Morocco.
The food was delicious,best lamb i ever had! The decorations were beautiful, cozy light and chilled out music. Made us feel like in Maroco! Will definitely visit again.
Although I booked well ahead no special table was reserved. We were given a table that was squeezed in and claustrophobic. I asked for another one and it wasn't a problem. The interior seems a bit run down. The food and wine were very delicious and the waitress kind and friendly. I had been at the Souk Medina a couple of times and always enjoyed the belly dancers. But this time the music was horrendously loud so that we decided to immediately leave. What a pity!
Lovely restaurant with truly amazing food, but we struggled with getting the attention of a waiter/waitress and we were put in a room with air conditioning which was blowing cold air straight into our faces. When ordering wine during our meal on several occassions, there was always someone left out and we had to call the waiter/waitress again immediately after they left to finish ordering the wine. Also towards the end of the dinner after all other guests left the room we were waiting there for a good few minutes to just order the check. This makes for an awkward atmosphere if you're treating a nice guest to a dinner. But I will return here for the amazing Maroccan food anyway.
The atmosphere and decor at Souk Medina are fabulous. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, would recommend the Tagine's. The tables were a little small and close together, but overall, a really great evening and I would recommend here with out hesitation.
We used a taste card for our booking and so got the 3 course set menu for £10 a head. It was excellent value for money and the food was delicious The restaurant has a lovely interior and the service is good. The only con was that service charge of £6 was added on to the bill which we felt wS way too high.
Beautiful restaurant decor and in a great part of town. The food was delicious and authentic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The customer service was fantastic and we were well looked after. I had my birthday at Souk Riverside in Vauxhall which I also recommend - next is Souk Bazaar! Thank you!!
This resturant could reach 5/6 (food and atmosphere was excellent). if they dont assume customers want to give 20% service charge. We were only a party of 6, ordered from the menu without any 'high maintence' requests. The art of giving service is at customer discretion. Initially we were shocked 20% was assumed and added to the bill, then we were further shocked when the waitress questioned why we hadnt chosen to pay the full service charge.