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Couscous Darna Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
1. Great Food
1. Great Food
" food was delicious and authentic, atmosphere was cosy and welcoming "
serenadawson77
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2. The best Moroccan in London
2. The best Moroccan in London
"I love this place the waiter Mohammed always welcomes me & my wife"
Farooq H
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3. Hidden Gem
3. Hidden Gem
"The ambience is lovely and the host friendly. Highly recommended,"
Seema G
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About
Feel the heat of the Moroccan desert at Cous Cous Darna -- the fire of the people, the warmth of the hues and the passion in the cooking. Fittings and ambiance are imported from Morocco, creating an authentic outpost of North Africa in the heart of South Ken. You’ll be surrounded by ochre walls, Berber pottery and pierced wooden screens while relaxing on chairs upholstered in Berber script. Bring a friend and start the meal with the Kemla salad terre-mer, including a very good aubergine zaalouk, then follow with one of the eight tagines or Darna’s signature couscous with lamb, chicken, and merguez sausages. The wine list has a unique list of Moroccan beers, wines and cocktails to explore. Don’t miss the shisha pipe. Belly dancers at the weekend.
PRICE RANGE
USD 31-USD 44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh food, lovely service, lovely atmosphere. Was offered tea after the meal then we were charged £6 for it which was a bit of a surprise since the bill came to £70 for 2 but it’s ok.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here on our first night in London to celebrate our anniversary. Very tasty food, great Moroccan wine, fabulous ambience and the staff were very helpful and attentive! We would definitely recommend visiting here for a good value, authentic experience!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 22Sunlover22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I discovered this restaurant last year and loved the food and gorgeous decor. We visit England once a year at most and we’re thrilled to find a place this good in Earl’s Court, where we always stay. This year we brought our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AshandScribbs
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I had a nice chicken dish which tasted excellent and authentic! Also the starter, a spinach salad tasted very well! Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Felix L
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. When you enter the doors it’s like beeing in another part of the world. The interior, the fragrance and the sounds travels you to Marocko! We tried different dishes and they all was fantastic! Fresh, spicy and rich! We where...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Couscous Darna provides a Moroccan experience in decor and food and hospitality. We had chicken pastilla, fresh sardines, and two couscous dishes (merguez and lamb). Flavors were bold and complex, portions were copious, and everything from the merguez sausage to the harissa condiment are made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheRealDoctorLew
Reviewed 13 October 2018

My nephew suggested this restaurant near his home as a venue for his birthday dinner last night. It was the first time for both of us trying Moroccan cuisine, and host and waiter were happy to explain the different types of food available, as well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AdelineGKTan
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing food in a lovely atmosphere! The staff is very friendly. I ordered the marinated chicken with dry apricots and pine nuts, and couscous as a side dish. It was sensational!!! As a starter I had hummus which was also delicious. I'd definitely come back....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank oesi d
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Since my husband and I had been to Morocco, we selected Couscous Darna for our third night's dinner in London. However within a few hours after both of us ate the lamb tangine,, we were ill with sever stomach issues.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hanknj
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Booked well in advance for a reunion meal, looking forwards to great food and entertainment. Arrived to find our table had been given away so had to wait over an hour before we ordered. Great tactic to make you add to the drinks bill! We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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