Couscous Darna Restaurant
Lots of FunCouscous Darna is located a few minutes from South Ken tube; upon entry it certainly feels swanky enough to warrant such a location. We were greeted by the friendly and helpful proprietor, who talked us through the extensive menu and wine list - prices were as you would expect for the area, so the 50% TT offer was brilliant. We both had cous cous based mains, which were served with meat sides (one chicken kebabs, one merguez sausage) and vegetable broth - portions were huge and tasty, although the cous cous would have benefitted from some additional flavours. Would have stayed for dessert, but a family with screaming children came in and destroyed the convivial ambience - somewhat unexpected at 2130 at night. Would still recommend!08/05/2013 00:00:00Good valde and great food!Would for sure go back. Very cute Moroccan restaurant.05/05/2013 00:00:00Cous Cous Dana DeliversThis local gem is always on form with authentic food with the sunshine and warmth of the Moroccan character in every dish.17/04/2013 00:00:00Great findLovely authentically Moroccan place. Service outstanding . Good value with top table deal.16/04/2013 00:00:00Cous Cous DarnaFantastic food, Fantastic service. The man at front of house who I can only assume is the owner is charming, attentive, and offered fantastic recommendations on everything from starters to wine! I couldn't recommend highly enough06/04/2013 00:00:00Delicious mealLooking for somewhere a little different, and finally opted for Couscous Darna after being in the area for several years. We weren't disappointed. Our two starters were tasty and well portioned, and the mains were excellent - aromatic and flavoursome. Throw in a belly-dancer and a few glasses of wine for good measure, and it was a thoroughly excellent, relatively cheap meal out in South Kensington.28/03/2013 00:00:00Booked this spot last minuteBooked this spot last minute and was a lovely find. Beautiful decor, great toilets and happy service. A belly dancer performed at one point which was a nice touch. Food was fresh and tasty, limited vegi options as mostly fish options and only two or three pure vegi mains to pick from. None the less this is average for a non exclusively vegi spot. Would defo return. Pricey drinks- make up for the discounted food, but it is in a prime area of London do this is again usual. Perfect spur for a first date.07/03/2013 00:00:00Yummy couscousThe food is delicious & the space is lovely. Couscous and tagine dishes that are big & you won't be left feeling hungry. I'm vegetarian & felt very satisfied by what I was given it was very tasty & not something I would ever take the effort to make myself. There was no sign of egg or dairy but I can't tell you for certain it was vegan. My friend had a lamb tagine & very much enjoyed her meal too. The friendly staff recommended a Moroccan white wine which was rather good as well as being relatively inexpensive.
The only thing that brings it down a bit is the choice of background music - pop - although I have no problem with that kind of music, it didn't feel appropriate to the lovely deep orange lighting and Moroccan decor.05/03/2013 00:00:00Great service and good foodThe food was very good and the service exceptional. The only down side is that the food is a bit too expensive. So I would definitely use the 50% TopTabel discount next time I'd go there.01/03/2013 00:00:00Gracious and DeliciousWarm, friendly place--not just a place to eat, but a dining experience. Excellent value01/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent valueThe restaurant was very quiet over lunchtime but the food and service were excellent, a recommended gem.28/02/2013 00:00:00Great last minute bookingGreat meal, excellent service, Tagine really good .Wouls recomend and would go again . Look out for offers on Toptable24/02/2013 00:00:00Tasty foodWe went to Darna Cous Cous restaurant in South Ken. It was great although very quiet on Sunday lunch time. Food was very tasty and the service was really fantastic. We will go there again for a nice Moroccan cuisine.24/02/2013 00:00:00Good Choice!I wasnt sure if this be any good but was very pleasantly surprised. Excellent overall. LOvely ambience, very authentic and great for couples or groups. Would definatley recommend to others. Great if you fany something abit different.23/02/2013 00:00:00Delicious foodThe food here was exceptional as always. Not the cheapest place but you do get a lot of food and we have never had a bad meal.14/02/2013 00:00:00YummyDelicious food, excellent service, good ambience and good value with the Top Table discount Good selection of traditional food. Only criticism would be the music, they need to update it or use traditional music.07/02/2013 00:00:00Moroccan dining at its bestA fabulous restaurant with wonderful ambience, excellent authentic food and really good service. I wholeheartedly recommend this place - really good value for this part of London. The Chicken tagine with lemon was superb.05/02/2013 00:00:00Really friendly service. WeReally friendly service. We told them we were going to the Royal Albert Hall and they made sure the food was served promptly. We booked through top table and got 50% off deal using this we thought it was excellent value for money. We all had tagine lamb was the tastiest, sardines for starters was delicious.05/02/2013 00:00:00South Ken OasisThe deal from top table made a visit to Cous cous Darna a no-brainer. The authentic Morrocan dishes are tasty and the helpings substantial. My partner had the Chicken Brochette cous cous while I had the tagine Djaje Ba Zitoun (Olives and lemon sauce). Both were very good. Don't bother with a starter unless you have a gigantic appetite, we didn't have room for a dessert either. We did however have the pot of mint tea to aid digestion (which jacked up the final bill substantially) but we still left the restaurant having spent less than £14 pp. Oh, and the traditional morrocan dancer was very pretty and lithe but some might view her performance as unnecessarily 'touristy'. I never knew that was the way to balance a scimitar!!!31/01/2013 00:00:00Lovely food in stunning settingWhilst the restaurant was empty when we dined, the service was attentive without being over the top and the food was fantastic. With the top table 50% off it was great value and would definitely recommend this to others and will be going again.31/01/2013 00:00:00Plentiful food, value, serviceExcellent food, well prepared and presented; good value with 50% off; service friendly and attentive; exotic and tasteful decor; we'll be back28/01/2013 16:00:00sensationalWhat A Find This Place Is!! Great food and great service. Would happily eat here again in a heartbeat. Starters, main and pudding were all fantastic. Nothing more to say.26/01/2013 16:00:00Moroccan eveningWell situated for a meal before an Albert Hall event. The interior gives the impression of being in Morocco in decor and music. We had a basic tagine which was served quickly, tasted wonderful and was good value. Service was friendly and prompt. A pleasant start to an evening out.26/01/2013 16:00:00A true experienceA perfect place to experience the Maroc hospitality and cuisine. The food and staff are both wonderful.25/01/2013 16:00:00D-LishThe food here was wonderful! So much better than I was anticipating and such a wide variety of flavours. Friendly staff, very nice atmosphere. Definitely try it out!19/01/2013 00:00:00Good food and great serviceGood food and great service especially with 50% of a la carte menu14/01/2013 16:00:00Great for a special occasionReally glad we found this place. Service was fantastic - without being stuffy and pretentious (quite laid back). Didn't start out that great, as we were met with arms waving explaining that the place was fully booked (and we may need to sit in the front - where people wait for take-away orders). But when we mentioned that we booked through TT, we did wait and have a drink at that table, but that was while they prepared another table. The staff were just very engaging and made the experience quite enjoyable. They knew their Moroccan food and culture - and were happy to talk about it. Came out to be a bit on the expensive side, but that's probably because we over-ordered on food and drinks. Will probably share tagines between two next time.31/12/2012 16:00:00Can't go wrongCous Cous Darna never disappoints! Another amazing, fun night!!20/12/2012 00:00:00Lovely meal at Couscous Darna;Lovely meal at Couscous Darna; the toptable deal is excellent value, and the portions do not disappoint so you leave stuffed. Quality of food and service was high, and the flavours were excellent.
Hadn't expected the interactive belly dancer, but always a fun addition to a meal out with friends!!18/12/2012 16:00:00CousCous DarnaWent with a group of 7 for lunch on Sunday and I previously pre ordered. Food and service was much better than when I had previously been. All meat and veg dishes were tasty and well prepared. Good value (with a deal) for South Ken. Would recommend.14/12/2012 16:00:00Couscous Dana - The Hidden GemNever failing to impress, the combination of authentic Moroccan food and attentive service is hard to beat.23/10/2012 16:00:00alanA splendid evening. The food was of a quality that one would expect from an establishment that came warmly recommended to us. The menu was full of interesting dishes, the contents of which were ably explained by our waiters.
A most enjoyable meal - unreservedly recommended. Thank you.06/10/2012 16:00:00Darna goodThis was a second visit to Cous Cous Darna. Everything about the restaurant is great except the way they deal with bookings, this time they didn't check off our TT reservation leading to a TT no-show query and then we had to ask for the 50% TT discount. However, the actual table service and food is very nice, the decor/ambience is nice and with the TT offer, the value is very good.01/09/2012 00:00:00Enjoyable meal at CouscousEnjoyable meal at Couscous Darna before going to the Albert Hall. We had to remind theboss about the toptable offer but then he was fine and the set menu was excellent value30/08/2012 00:00:00as always perfectamazing selection of Moroccan dishes great service and tasty food Belly Dancing is fun too!10/08/2012 16:00:00Definitely worth a tryDon't be put off by outside decor, this is worth a go - interior ambiance is better, friendly service and well prepared dishes. Will be back05/08/2012 00:00:00couscous deliversGood food and service as always from this local gem recommended for casual dining and entertainment31/07/2012 16:00:00Moroccan DelightMoroccan seemed like a good choice before the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra so we made a short notice booking which hadn't made it onto Couscous Darna's system by the time we arrived. This was no problem and the hostess iimediately confirmed that the TT 50% offer would be honoured. The restaurant presents a nice facsimile of a Moroccan interior.
The menu offered an interesting range of N African specialities and we opted for briouats (stuffed pastries for starters) followed by tagines. The food was excellent as was the service throughout. With the TT offer, the value was really excellent, otherwise the prices are typical for the S Ken. location.
We really liked it and will go back.21/07/2012 00:00:00A good value night outWe had a really good evening here. The food was tasty and plentiful and the staff really friendly. Even though we were early we were seated immediately and there was no pressure for us to leave.28/06/2012 16:00:00We're hooked on Couscous DanaAnd that's not just because you can smoke outside, but because the food is always good, authentic Moroccan Home Cuisine04/06/2012 16:00:00Don't miss out !This is the 2nd time I have enjoyed an amazing meal here with the Toptable Deal. And the first where I enjoyed the bellydancing. This is just an amazing food and entertainment experience. Make sure you go soon. I love the house special with the quality gilled meats and vegetables. Just stupendous. This is one of the top 5 deals in London on Toptable!23/05/2012 00:00:00with the 50% off deal thewith the 50% off deal the food is reasonably priced. Nice owner/manager who is very attentive. Strange that I have walked by without noticing this place.09/05/2012 00:00:00Really really enjoyed ourReally really enjoyed our meal at the Couscous Darna. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Super value with the 50% off. Loved the belly dancing and the rose petal martini! Food was very tasty, would highly recommend.01/05/2012 00:00:00Couscous Darna Moroccan foodCouscous Darna Moroccan food excellent and good value. Be prepared for the Belly Dancer at 9.15 every night - you will love it or hate it24/04/2012 16:00:00Couscous Darna is a fantasticCouscous Darna is a fantastic restaurant. The service is very friendly and the food is delicious. Thank you very much.09/03/2012 16:00:00My husband and I ate at CouscousMy husband and I ate at Couscous Darna in London on 6 March 2012. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious and there were a reasonable number of other diners which gave the restaurant a pleasant ambience.05/03/2012 16:00:00Couscous Darna has very tastyCouscous Darna has very tasty and authentic North African food and is very good value in the not inexpensive area of Soth Kensington. We both enjoyed our starters and main courses and will be pleased to return another day.20/12/2011 16:00:00