Having been to Momo on Heddon Street before, just for drinks and snacks, I was looking forward to the full dining experience. So with another couple, we headed to the restaurant for some Lebanese cuisine.
On entering the Momo, you will be amazed by the interior; it’s a Moroccan haven in London. I’m a huge fan of Moroccan decorations so it was right up my street. The restaurant is dark with very dim lighting, giving that romantic feel. The restaurant also has an outside area which was filled with diners and electric heaters, and also a café area beside the main restaurant which serves, both hot and cold beverages, cakes and shishas.
We started off with some lush cocktails and Hummus: purée of chickpeas with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. Served with pita bread (£4.75) from the bar/snacks menu, it was delicious. Just bear in mind usually the snacks menu isn’t an option whilst dining at the restaurant but our waitress was lovely and we were catered for. We also accompanied this with some olives.
From the starters menu we opted for the following: Zaalouck which is charcoal smoked aubergine, with cumin, olive oil and coriander (£8.00), Crispy Gambas wrapped in K’taiffe, with avocado purée and labneh cheese (£10.50). And also the Seared Scallops with aubergine chutney and yellow beetroot (£10.50). The food was excellent, especially the scallops that just melted into your mouth, the aubergine chutney complimented it very well.
Onto the mains, the two vegetarian diners opted for the Vegetarian Couscous with barely wheat stuffed with spinach with globe artichokes, sautéed vegetables and split pea and mushroom both. And the Vegetable Tagine: stuffed vegetables in fragrant herb and tomato jus (£17.50). My other half chose the Lamb Couscous with charcoal grilled skewers of marinated lamb (£23.00) and I decided to try the Chicken Couscous with charcoal grilled marinated chicken breast (£19.50).
Unfortunately due to the lightening within the restaurant, the images are limited and not very clear, which just means that I will have to make another trip. Overall we were all very impressed with the food at Momo, the quality and service was excellent even though we didn’t end up seeing any belly dancing entertainment, but either way we opted to end night with shisha outside.