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Moroccan Sahara

#2,035 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Notting Hill
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39 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7792 0770
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Basel
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As "Marocco lover" it was a perfect restaurant for us! Excellent and authentic meals! Good service, warm atmosphere. Try the delicious tagines - we had a chicken tagine lemon style and a lamm tagine. There is no wine aviable - good to know!

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Thank ChrisBasel
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your own bottle. The owner is a very welcoming and warm lady, the service was attentive but never intrusive, even if there were only few customers. The atmosphere and decorations are evocative (and the tablecloth smelled of fresh laundry and clean, so nice!). We had a delicious aubergine stew and a fried phyllo pastry filled with goat cheese as... More 

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Thank Luca B
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've been to this restaurant a few times and it's worth seeking out. The Moroccan food is delicious, the hospitality is warm and generous and it's BYOB (bring your own bottle, if you want alcohol) so it can be very good value as well. A real local gem and a very positive contrast from the many chains nearby on the... More 

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Thank JDM59
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My son and I both love Moroccan cooking and this small and well formed restaurant, run by a mother and daughter, was a delight. The plate of mixed starters and the tagine were both delicious and authentic. I would certainly go back.

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Thank Sarah P
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening at Moroccan Sahara. The service was warm and welcoming, and attentive but never rushed. The food was excellent (two tagines- lamb with artichokes and peas, chicken with apricots and set spices, and harira - a chickpea-based soup - to start.) and was just like dishes I had in Morocco. It is a BYOB restaurant, which... More 

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Thank fermata1220
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with three other friends for a get together and to address a couscous craving. Service: I wouldn't call it friendly but it's prompt and polite. Not memorable not bad either Food: they kindly offer warm bread and olives upon arrival which is a nice touch. We were 4, someone took two starters: aubergines, really nice and... More 

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Thank OLaurenceO
UK
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577 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is an old favourite. Independently run, intimate, tastefully decorated this eatery offers probably the best Moroccan food in town. There are manny variations of tagine, couscous, grills and pigeon/seafood pastilla. The harira is excellent and so is the bread served with olives as couvert. No alcoholic drinks are sold in the premises but customers are welcome to bring... More 

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Thank LucyCarvalho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My mother is Moroccan so I know good Moroccan food... This place is a delight; the lamb was so tender and tasty, the place was cosy, the owner and his nephew were very warm and friendly; his wife the chef is a magician! I'm not even the biggest lamb fan but my lamb tagine was unbelievable. Look forward to going... More 

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Thank Daniel J
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant is definitely the cosyest in this area, definitely one of our faves. When you enter, you feel like you were not in London, like on holiday. A must for the ones seeking relieve from the Portobello Market bustle but also for couples looking for an experience evening. All food is genuine and cooked express (so don't be impatient)... More 

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Thank Ampurias
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I have been eaten here at least 80 times since we moved to London from Dallas 11 years ago. The food is consistently wonderful and the service great. We have tried just about every dish and never been disappointed. Zorah is a magician in the kitchen and her husband Mustupha runs the restaurant .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7792 0770
Description
Drawing on 30 years' experience, Moroccan Sahara conjures the flavours, aromas and ambience of North African dining. Specialising in the national dish of Morocco, the tagine, Moroccan Sahara offers an array of clay pots filled with tender meat, fish and vegetables, and a selective list of complementing native wines. In the dining room, swathes of plush silk fabric, North African portraits and suspended lanterns make for an authentic hideaway.

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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