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Momo: Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar
Momo is a fantastic place. Walk up and there are about 15 tables on the patio, where any shisha enjoyers (hookah/tobacco water-pipes) can enjoy their smoke and light tapas (delicious). Inside is a more intimate decor serving heavy dishes and entrees.
My friend and I showed up around 8pm and barely got a seat on a Thursday, and had a great time. We got 5 tapas for 19 pounds and a big hookah for 18 (which is a bit pricy in my opinion.) But this was one of our favorite places in general, the tapas are incredible. The hummus and free range chicken were our favorites!
All around Momo are other up-scale bars and restaurants, a very fast and fashionable crowd are in this area
Favorite Dish: Hummus with homemade Moroccan bread. Delicious, try it!
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lil Momo's and Kemia bar: Don't Go here!
The place is pretty much in mayfair and resides next to the Ice Bar/Below Zero. My first visit to this place was on a vt meet to the ice bar and we went for pre-ice drinks. It was a monday night and took about 20 minutes to get served, which wouldn't be so bad for a london bar but considering there was only 4 other people in the whole place it was pretty unacceptable.
I visited again with a few other VT members who as a group regularly meet up at various other middle eastern places in the city. due to not having a booking (on a saturday night) we had to wait in the queue which was about 30-45 minutes for a table but then this is expected. The place was packed which was great. lots of beautiful people here so if you're here to be seen then it's a great place.
If you're here to socialise and actually want to order something then it's not so great. We took a table outside... bad idea... no music and the waiters tend to ignore you out there. The service started off pretty well and i thought maybe because they need the table after us... well the food arrived eventually and to be honest, it was ok but nothing special.
see my other resturant tips for food that is better.
The shisha is what i came here for and in the hope that i could have another place to go if i'm hosting guests for business reasons or friends from abroad etc...
it was unfortunately a disspointment.
The icing on the cake had to be the food order from VT member Manyana, which was a small chicken wrap, and after an hour of waiting we were told it would be five minutes... then we were told 20 minutes later it was on its way... and when she tried to cancel it he said it was not possible... at which point the waiter started to get very impatient with us.
finally when asking for the bill the waiter took another 15 minutes to get it to us...
Favorite Dish: Momo's Cooler... quite simply the best fruit drink you'll ever have... unless you go towards James street (across the road from Bond street tube station) and try the mixed fruit drink at Ayoush
Momo's: North African food... not at its best
The set up is brilliant... vibrant fabrics, low lighting, comfortable cushions. Great music that goes with the atmosphere and whilst I was there the whole restaurant was treated to some belly dancing. However the waitress was useless messing up the order twice. First of all bringing the wrong thing, and then forgetting to bring one of the orders at all.
Then the food came and it was just not impressive at all... mildy heated and just bland to put it frankly... I was a bit diassappointed, considering the prices that they were charging... in fact I found it completely outragoues to say the least.
Favorite Dish: To be honest none of it looked particularly appetising... It was edible but that just is not good enough!
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Went to this brillaint place called momos..
there was a live senegalese / african band playin there which had just come after a gig somehere .. forget the name of the gig but its supposed to be really big fr world music here..
excellent music, pretty reasonable drinks...and it helped then we knew the chap arranging the band.. so got to meet up and chat up with them later on
a must do for music fans
Momo: Nargilah and Meatballs (Piccadilly Circus)
Down a little side street just off Regents St is a middle eastern enclave - Momo Cafe Bar & Restaurant. Two seperate entities, the Cafe Bar is a bazaar of everything Middle Eastern - be-cushioned floors arranged around tables for you to eat: hundreds of lights, bric-a-brac and jewellry hanging from the ceiling and lying on every surface (all for sale), nargilahs with every flavoured tobacco you can think of and a menu made up of mezze where you can sample the many flavours of the MIddle East (the vegetarian dishes are better than the meat ones). Drink tea, lie back and smoke the apple tobacco - even the music transports you from the little side street in the middle of London. Next door is a much more formal, grown-up dining experience.
Favorite Dish: Nargilah, mezze and the house-cocktail.
Momo's tea shop: relaxing food
Situated just behind Regent Street, this cafe a little slice of Marrakech amid the bustle of the West End. The low seating moroccan decor and traditional teas make for s sensory dining experience with a twist-evreything you see is for sale. The perfect antidote to the lunancy of Oxford Street on a Saturday.
Favorite Dish: Sandwiches, coffee and surprisingly cheap food.
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