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Moorish Cafe

37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 0010
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (217 reviews)
“tagine” (9 reviews)
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate at Moorish tonight and found it to be a well run, very efficient restaurant. The food was delicious and very interesting. A great night.

Thank Mushially
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicely located in the middle of Darwin this restaurant has a great menu and very friendly staff. I had tanginess chicken with cous cous and it was amazing. Also the entree we had, dukkah with home made bread was amazing. The Sangria was also delicious.

1  Thank osvaldob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just arrived and being starving this place looked nice and we sat down . It was approximately 130 pm mid week .The front of house staff were friendly and we selected some dishes to share. The bread came out fairly quickly but it was...More

1  Thank WOJD64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely book to get a table. Rather popular with locals and tourists. Wonderful tapas and knowledgable staff. Wine list is rather good and nice sangria. Can be noisy, so perhaps not a romantic spot. Mainly mediterranean and North African cuisine. Really happening and fun spot....More

1  Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were seven of us gathered to farewell a colleague. We opted for the four course tapas banquet for $40 a head.It started with bread, but it wasn't just bread...and then a succession of wonderfully flavoursome little bits and pieces. The dishes arrived on the...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had unplanned tapas dinner at this cafe andboth the service and the dishes surpassed all expectations

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here, staff were charming, I ordered the roast pumpkin salad which was OK, but my husband ordered the tapas special and picked the lamb as one of his dishes. OMG, a trip to Darwin just for the lamb would be worth it!

1  Thank IHarbour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were initially skeptical when we read the one and two-star rating comments. Indeed the serve is not bad but as tapas (cap on to of glass) the portion size is appropriate. The dishes were well presented, flavoursome and just right. Good selection of wine...More

1  Thank david l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times now and have not been dissapointed. Located in Darwin CBD the food is good and reasonable priced. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff

1  Thank 175phild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered quite a few tapas as everyone was recommending this place and it looked pretty crowded. 1. Meatball- dry, cardboard taste, but the sauce compensate for it 2. Squid - soggy with a strange taste. I counted, there were five 3cm pieces of squid...More

1  Thank choletan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$44
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 0010
  • E-mail
Moorish Café is adorned with exotic aromas, local artistry, banquette seating and a new modern look with exquisite tables and comfy chairs to truly savour the ambience. Darwin's ten-time Gold Plate Awards winner is also playing with more vivacious flavours from Spain and North Africa. The fascinating menu, features fresh local ingredients, hosts over 30 different tapas with edgy additions like the Grilled sumac spiced NT barramundi with bloodless bloody Mary and the King Salmon and Sichuan pepper pâté with fennel confit. To compliment a drop from the acclaimed cellar of older vintages try the Baharat spiced kangaroo fillet with pickled beetroot, smoked chat potatoes and goat cheese sauce, grilled NT Goldband Snapper fillet with roasted cherry tomatoes and chunky chips, sumptuous slow-cooked tagine or Dukkah crusted Black Angus eye fillet on sweet potato mash with bone marrow and red wine reduction. From private function feasts to intimate dinners for two, Moorish Café creates something delectable for every taste.
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