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Souk Medina

1a Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AT 0203 544 0186

(((** North African
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Open daily from 11:00 to 24:00.

All food was excellent quality and reasonably priced. Ambience is fab and funky. The only disappointment was that when food was dripped onto the shirt of one of our party no attempt was made to assist with cleaning it off.

Liz Hayes 24 June 2014
from Milton Keynes

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A North-African oasis spread over 3 floors, Souk Medina – Covent Garden showcases traditional cuisine, made to time-honoured recipes. A subdued retreat, the dining room offers plush seating littered with cushions, and atmospheric lighting.

Within vibrant Covent Garden, Souk Medina restaurant offers set menus of tasty mezzes bursting with intense flavours, alongside a varied a la carte menu. Promoting bold, earthy aromas, favourites include simmering tagines, from lamb, apricots and roasted almonds, to chicken, spinach and feta.

Souk Medina offers a carefully compiled drinks menu, with a high-quality selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. To finish things off, the palate-cleansing desserts offer subtle, aromatic flavours, like chocolate crepes with rose water crème, or sweet pastry with honey and mixed nuts.

Souk Medina London offers an authentic taste of Morocco in an intimate setting. Covent Garden Tube Station is just 3 minutes' walk away.

Souk Medina

1a Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AT

Contact +44 2072401796
Reservations 0203 544 0186

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Customer reviews for Souk Medina

3.2 (((** (based on 19 reviews)
57% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • large parties (11)
  • dinner (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • entertainment (7)
  • business (6)
  • lunch (4)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (**** by from London

    On entering the restaurant my wife tripped on a loose floor tile which my son put back in it's hole and we immediately noticed many broken and uneven cobbles tiles and that the door to the entrance of the main dining area was all cracked at the bottom. On being seated in the back area, you we couldn't help but notice the cobwebs hanging from pictures on the wall and ceiling, and the dusty glasses on the table. Our waitress was extremely slow, forgetful and completely disinterested in us - which was a shame as it was a celebration for our daughter's graduation. On bringing our bottle of wine she didn't even notice that there were only 3 wine glasses on the table for a party of four, so just filled three glasses as if I was invisible.We also asked for a jug of tap water, which was served in a non-too-clean jug and was tepid. We ordered one of their feast meals, and when the starters eventually arrived there wasn't enough pitta for 4 people. Onwards to the main - we had to send two of the four dishes back as they were cold and we ordered a portion of rice for me as I do not like couscous. The the dish of couscous, however, hardly had enough for 1 dessert spoon per person so we humbly had to ask for more. We then narrowly missed being covered in red wine which was spilled by a waiter serving the next table. On receiving the bill, we saw we had been charged for the saucer of extra rice, and for obvious reasons I declined to pay the service charge. I told the manager that our food had been cold but he just shrugged and said he would pass my comments to the chef (wow kind of him!!!), without the sincere apology I would have expected. I felt belittled by his couldn't care less attitude, and considering we were not paying with a Tastecard (as some other diners seemed to, and, therefore, paying the full price, I found his customer service severely lacking. Although the food was generally tasty the restaurant was a great disappointment and I would advise staying away .

  • (**** by from London

    We went there for dinner on a Saturday, food was a disappointment, chicken tajine was tasteless, couscous royale was too rich with too much meat on it and everything tasted of cumin, This restaurant has lovely decor and polite service but delivers neither authentic not tasty Moroccan food! Shame!

  • ((((* by from Milton Keynes

    All food was excellent quality and reasonably priced. Ambience is fab and funky. The only disappointment was that when food was dripped onto the shirt of one of our party no attempt was made to assist with cleaning it off.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great service and food. The cocktail was a little disappointing as but other than that happy overall.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    This is a great place. The food is fab and the staff make you feel really welcome

  • ((((* by from London

    We were looking for a cozy restaurant for our date. It worked really well. Delicious food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Also Belly Dancer entertainment included.

  • (((** by from Lincolnshire

    Our table was booked for a pretheatre visit. We were seated on a tiny table with barely enough room for two people. Had to request a change of table This spoilt the start of the evening. Main course was on the table as we were swallowing the last mouthful of the starter. Did not find it particularly friendly as we have done at other restaurants. It wasnt very busy so no excuse not providing a good level of service. Food was not very exciting in taste.

  • (((** by from London

    Food was delicious and service efficient. Belly dancing entertainment was a bit obtrusive and diners invited to join in, some clearly found this uncomfortable and music was incredibly loud. Dining area was quite dark in keeping with the ambience, but difficult to read menus. We felt a bit squashed in a corner and were in too close proximity to other diners. Overall, a relaxed atmosphere and food was delectable offering a wide range of dishes.

  • (((** by from Leeds

    Table booked for 7.30 but arrived early and were welcomed in. Chose a set meal which for [$] per head was not very imaginative , served luke warm and small portions. There was no courtesy check as I would have informed staff that the meal was luke warm and although quiet the service wasn't particularly attentive. I had brought my family for a Moroccan experience having enjoyed a previous visit with my company but regretfully they made no comment after the meal ( which means they weren't really impressed)

  • ((*** by from Glasgow

    We visited Souk Medina on a weekend trip to London. Having visited and loved Morocco recently we were looking for a similarly welcoming, friendly, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Instead we were greeted by staff who made very little eye contact, rushed us to our seats, and whipped our side plates away before we had finished our meal. We were then obliged to clap along with overly loud music while a belly dancer danced in front of us. While she was very beautiful, this was incongruous with the service and atmosphere. We left unacknowledged with nobody satin goodbye or thanking us for the significant amount of money that we had paid for a lukewarm, very average meal with small portions, and had ice cream back at our hotel. A disappointing experience.

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