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1a Short's Gardens
London, WC2H 9AT
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Souk Medina Details
0207 240 1796
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 11:30pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
We can cater people off-site, moroccan theme events.
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties for up to 240 people.
Belly dancing shows most of the nights.
Private shows can be arranged on request.
Private Dining Rooms up to 90 guests.
Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations
Street Car park available.
A word from Souk Medina
Souk Medina is 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations.
Come and experience the best North African cuisine in London.
An intimate setting that is something truly different.
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Our food was all brought out in
VERY quick succession however was top notch!"
dined on 28/02/2014
They really know how to prepare
lamb. Its my 3rd visit to this restaurant, but this time a bit disappointing as we had Lamb which was brilliant as always two different Chicken dishes & Fish to chare, chicken was way to salty to eat & fish was a bit. Not sure what has happened in Kitchen with salt on that day :) But overall great service, lovely entertainment, good atmosphere. Would recommend."
dined on 02/02/2014
Went here for a friend's
engagement dinner, and was not disappointed. Great choice of menu items available, with set menus if you (like me) were unsure exactly what to order - this is also a slightly cheaper option. Definitely recommend and would go again."
dined on 10/01/2014
Second time i have eaten here.
Good food and value for money. Only slight downside was as just finishing our starters main course arrived. i like to chill for a while between courses. So slown down on service . not everybody is eating fast for a pre theatre meal."
dined on 11/01/2014
friendly, attentive and well
presented staff, looked after us throughout our meal with a personable approach. food hit the spot and at a reasonable price. definitely somewhere for a group meal to share the wonderful dishes."
dined on 02/12/2013
Great interior and the tagines are
really good. Great tastes and very nice staff."
dined on 30/12/2013
Fair value on starters and chicken
tagine with cous cous - fairly straightforward and basic cooking. Poor service unfortunately, caused by being shortstaffed. Will though give it another go and attempt to believe it was just an off-day."
dined on 16/12/2013
Friendly staff, great food, and a
really good ambience. Cocktails pretty average though - suggest wine!"
dined on 07/10/2013
Thanks to Souk Medina for hosting
a great evening for 10 of my work colleagues. Even though we arrived early, they managed to secure a table despite us turning up ahead of our booking. The service and ambiance was great and the bellydancing topped off a great night. The food was superb and not rushed and we would definitely recommend dining here again - great for small and large groups"
dined on 05/12/2013
if you want to feel like you have
stepped in the souk in Marrakech, then this is the place for you. Very tasty and authentic food. Service is not perfect but unless you are in a hurry it should not be a problem. Staff are friendly. A place for fun and indulgence. I will be coming back."
dined on 03/12/2013
My friends and I opted for the set
menu offer with tt and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious, staff attentive and the atmosphere welcoming. The restuarant is also deceptively large so a good option for a crowd of people."
dined on 14/11/2013
Really enjoyed it at Souk Medina
great moroccan food and a real party atmosphere! Is a great place for large groups and service was very good. Will definitely go back!"
dined on 23/11/2013
We enjoyed a pre theatre meal at
Souk Mediina. Restaurant buzzing with many diners. Great ambience with Morrocan furnishings and music that wasn't too loud. Service polite, friendly and helpful. Food plentiful, delicious and good value. Ticked all the boxes for what we wanted. Would recommend."
dined on 23/11/2013
I was looking to find a restaurant
which had a little extra something to provide a cosy atmosphere as well as great and relatively inexpensive food for a meetup with some friends. The others were still studying so I was conscious of budget and two of us had certain dietary requirements which needed to be worked around. When I rang up to ask a couple of questions the guy on the other end was great. He made good recommendations on what would be the cheapest options and the most suitable to share for a group and confirmed that the food would be cooked in olive oil except deep fried items (frird in vegetable oil). We found lots of friendly waiting staff, a beautiful atmospheric dining space and the food was really flavoursome and filling."
dined on 21/11/2013
Great atmosphere and good service.
Would be great for group occasion (birthdays etc). Food was good, but wouldn't go there just for the food."
dined on 16/11/2013
The restaurant was stunning so we
were disappointed to be seated in a corridor next to a ice machine blasting out heat when we had pre booked the table for a Saturday night. All the other seating looked lovely. Most of the vegetarian food was very good but the Moussaka was a big sickly and my partners tagine was rather fatty. We had a very friendly waitress but felt rushed as the food was brought out and cleared away as soon as we were done with the previous course. Very good humus!"
dined on 16/11/2013
We had a great meal at the Souk
Medina, however the service was really quite poor. We waited a long time to order and the manner of the service was rushed and slapdash. We didn't receive the right food we had ordered, which in the end was fine as it was really tasty, however we were informed that we hadn't understood the menu and had actually ordered the food we received - which if they had been listening to our order, they would have realised was incorrect (and indeed informed us properly of our ordering options if we were wrong?)."
dined on 16/11/2013
This is my fourth visit to Souk
Medina, this time for a birthday celebration, and we had a great time. Fantastic food (we had feast menus and they were absolutely giant!) and the Moroccan decor is lovely, really atmospheric and a bit special. Excellent value when you have a taste card as we received 50% off all food. My only tip is that if you visit for lunch, they may not have all dishes available (i.e. rice and fish was 'not ready', presumably due to cooking large batches for the evening). Other than that, recommended!!"
dined on 09/11/2013
We waited for 10 mins for our
table but it was Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy. Apart from that we had a great selection of three courses for £19.95 which included shared starters, a main course each and shared desserts and mint tea. All of this was served alongside three episodes of belly dancing which was great fun to watch and they also encourage guests to join in if you have the guts! Not a place for people wanting a quiet private dinner! However it was a lot of fun and I would go again."
dined on 09/11/2013
We booked in on the Casablanca
menu. The food was delicious. The service could use some improvement, I also had half a dish of sauce poured all Over me, with no compensation. Great setting though and it feels like a little slice of morrocco right in the west end. Definitely would recommend it for something different, but yummy!"
dined on 09/11/2013
You can't go wrong with the
toptable offer at this restaurant however even with the offer it came to £45 for two with water to drink. Having said that, the food was fabulous with succulent meat and there was plenty of it."
dined on 26/10/2013
Went for my birthday meal and the
food was excellent as always. Really lovely evening."
dined on 02/11/2013
the staff were very attentive
given that the restaurant was very full. The food was amazing, in particular the garlic tiger prawns. The venue itself was very authentic and the evening bellydancer kept the 'up beat' feeling during the evening. I would definatley come here again, perhaps with a group of friends before a night out!"
dined on 02/11/2013
Booked this place as we were
meeting friends in London for the day and wanted to try something different. Arrived to a prompt and warm welcome, did seem pretty quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Had the set menu offer which was good value as food was plentiful but did seem a bit slap dash as though we had the set menu it didn't warrant the same care and attention. Lamb Tagine extremely sweet so that put me off somewhat but the rest was good and they will refill the main course if you want more, so good for people with hearty appetite. Would definitely go again but would probably not have the set menu again."
dined on 26/10/2013
Good food for a good price, with
occasional interruption from your dinner to watch a belly dancer. Certainly worth a visit."
dined on 19/10/2013
Three of us escaped the office and
headed to Souk Medina near Seven Dials for a late lunch on a weekday. The set menu had good choices and the portions were very generous. We thoroughly recommend sharing a starter as the hummous and pitta was a huge huge portion! The homemade lemonade was gorgeous. We will definitely be back."
dined on 11/10/2013
I went to Souk with my friend who
has never had north African cuisine. The food was really tasty. I thought a bit too much for two girls. The one of the stuffs named Laura she was lovely and cheerful person. Also there was a belly dancer come closer to us which was a little bit too much."
dined on 10/10/2013
We went to this restaurant for our
anniversary. Romantic dinner with fantastic food and service. It was Wednesday evening and it was pretty busy, so definitely you need to book your table in advance. You get very decent portions, so would recommend lots of little starters to share (to experience a variety of marroccan food) and a main to share."
dined on 09/10/2013
Good ambiance and authentic
interiors, which makes you feel as one is in Morocco. Food was average and menu options varied. The belly dancing was a nice touch and with a participating crowd can be fun."
dined on 04/10/2013
This restaurant is lovely. great
attentive staff.. wonderful atmosphere and the best food. Go if you have not been already."
dined on 03/10/2013
I've been here before and it was
great...this time the music was far too loud and we couldn't hear each other...the belly dancer thing has just got a bit annoying.we asked for it to be turned down and it went back up again. the food has also sadly got less good...the calamari starter was really bad. they should ask you when you come in what kind of night you want...if you're a big group and want noise or a quiet yakking night...it's big enough to do both. it used to be a fun place but felt tired and touristy..."
dined on 28/09/2013
Food was really delicious with
lots of different options - set menu, a la carte, mezze etc. Service was okay, we probably wouldn't have tipped what we did if they hadn't added it on! Drinks were quite expensive - they only sell spirits in doubles so not great for drivers. It's absolutely lovely inside, great decor and ambience with lots to look at."
dined on 25/09/2013
When me and my partner arrived at
souk first impressions were good. All was going well up until i found half a foil milk cap in my starter. When we alerted the staff a manager came over and without asking just put his hand in to my food and removed the milk cap. Me and my partner were both shocked by this and the fact we had to ask for the food to be replaced. After finishing the starter we waited way too long to receive our mains which were not nice both lacked flavour and the meats over cooked. We didn't order dessert as we were so disappointed with our visit we just wanted to leave. We asked for the bill and the manager brought it over along with some sweets which i am guessing were a sorry for the milk cap and his hand in my food"
dined on 30/08/2013
Food was very tasty. They had me
when I was served falafel and it was moist inside and crunchy out. Mixed grill could have had more mergeze sausage only got 1 and a small lamb slice the rest was chicken. It all tasted fine which made up for the lack in variety."
dined on 21/09/2013
Food was lovely, great selection,
fast service. Decoration of the restaurant was very nice, would recommend"
dined on 10/11/2012
Found the restaurant on top table
and after looking up reviews and menus, thought was a good option for dinner get together with a friend. Upon arriving, the restaurant was stunning and very authentic Moroccan décor (although, slightly on the dark side!). There were glasses on the table and a bottle of mineral water, when asked if we could have a jug of tap water, the mineral water was whisked away and we were provided with a jug of tepid tap. The wine on arrival was also tepid and when asked for a cold bottle, this arrived shortly after. It was then poured into a dirty glass which was handed to me and I could feel the glass was grimy. On inspection there was also lipstick marks on it. The food was tasty with good portions."
dined on 04/09/2013
Souk Medina is a quirky venue in
middle of Covent Garden. Food is not particularly jazzy, but is straightforward and perfectly palatable. When I've been we've also had more than enough in terms of portion size. A nice place to take people from out of town, or to go with a big group of friends - the passing around nature of food plus the slightly eccentric layout lends itself to this. We got slightly molested by a belly dancer on our night out which was alarming for a sober Tuesday, but if you go to this sort of place I think this is what you have to expect."
dined on 18/12/2012
We ended here as a last minute
resort and we were not too convinced that it would be good. However the place was a great surprise. Service was super nice and the menu was well priced and quite complete! When food arrived it was super tasty and we could enjoy it while a really nice girl performed a belly dancing show. The decor is also nice. Will definitely go back, it was a really fun night out."
dined on 24/08/2013
Souk Medina has loads of
atmosphere and the inner courtyard is a wonderful setting. Staff were attentive and service very good, although the restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. However, small children at the table behind us were allowed to shout and jump about their table without any intervention from their parents, and this continued well beyond 9pm. When the beautiful dancer entertained diners, the children joined in! Also the lighting was rather too 'subdued' for our liking - we like to see exactly what we are eating, but the candle-lights were too dim and they were insufficient to light our dishes. The food was very good, plentiful and full of flavour, but overall the ambience of the restaurant was spoiled by noisy children."
dined on 10/08/2013
The set menu on TopTable is great
value for money, the portions are very large and the food is tasty. I'd definitely recommend going if you can get a deal."
dined on 21/02/2013
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