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Moorish Cafe

37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 0010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (282 reviews)
“tagine” (10 reviews)
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Moorish Cafe is a tapas style restaurant with the addition of stater and main course options. The tapas menu is extensive, the food delicious and the service tops. My one criticism is that they run out of my favorite dishes too often (the anchovies)!!...More

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I found Moorish just walking by and were not disappointed. We had delicious tapas and the staff were extremely friendly. Great atmosphere - open all day which is unusual in Darwin. We were here at 2:30pm so it was relatively quiet but...More

1  Thank kgreenwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was attracted to come here by all the incredible reviews for it, and the experience more than matched up!! Food was without exception, delicious, the sangria was amazing and took me right back to Spain, and the service was friendly throughout. The only thing...More

1  Thank Nina F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately my experience was nothing but underwhelming. I was really excited to dine here after seeing too many advertisements on TV, and hearing a few positive comments from colleagues. My braised pork had barely any meat on it (not to mention it looked like a...More

Thank _foodiejAUS
Marc W, Owner at Moorish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear foodiejAUS, Thankyou for your critic, but I think you must have us confused with someone else. I rarely advertise and haven't advertised at all this year. Also we do not have a braised pork dish on our menu, and never have, I've also noticed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and it had a great atmosphere and was busy compared to other Darwin restaurants we'd visited. Service was speedy but friendly and helpful. We chose 5 tapas for 2 of us. The sauces the tapas were served with were...More

1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and drinks with friends. Pretty popular and was busy, staff looked after us well. Really good food and great tapas options.

1  Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the 1st visit but definitely the last.Used to be the best tapas in Darwin but this visit was as disappointing as the last.Food is bland and overpriced for the quality received.Fatty and greasy was the feedback from the family.Nice staff but they were obviously...More

Thank Belleamie63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant tapas lunch with friends. Great lunch deal $25/head with glass of sangria. Great friendly staff and lovely cold beer.

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really good restaurant with an excellent and interesting wine list. The duck shanks were a bit more like duck sinew, but the rest of the dishes were truly excellent. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Vandieman111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for tapas in Darwin, this is the place to go. Tapas are reasonably priced and generally quite flavoursome. Service was generally very attentive, although there was a very long gap between our first three tapas and the fourth, all ordered at the...More

1  Thank nitrox_john
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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