A Mix of Flavours at Morito
Following the successes of Moro and Morito Exmouth Market, the third of its kind was opened on Hackney Road. Imagine a mixture of the flavours from sunny Southern Spain, the rich cooking of North Africa and the delicious Eastern Mediterranean cuisine all mixing together. This is brought along with influences from the Island of Crete where Head Chef Marinna brings her experiences and flavours from working in her family’s fish restaurant. The food here is fresh, well sourced and cultivates a great range of flavours, ultimately providing delicious dishes of food.
Start the evening with some labneh, light and airy yoghurt topped with roasted pumpkin, crispy chickpeas and beautifully delicious pistachios. The crunch of the toppings were a nice bite to the light labneh, perfectly balanced in flavour and lightness.
Lamb Tagine can be cooked in so many different ways and the interpretations of the definition of this dish can vary quite broadly. The one here at Morito is a rich and thick stew of lamb sitting meatily on top of a bed of cous cous. Te lamb was soft and with an almost slow-cooked feel to it. Nicely falling apart as you ate but at the same time tender, chewy and tasty.
Great Mix of Flavours
When I heard the food here brought together flavours from Southern Spain, North Africa and East Mediterranea together, I was very excited. The food takes interesting twists and turns but Marianna is able to capture the most essential part of these cuisines, providing delicious and tasty food.
Timings: Tues – Fri: 12-15, Mon – Sat 18-22.30, Sat and Sun: 9.30 – 15, Sun: 18-21
195 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL
020 7613 0754
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