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Moorish Cafe

37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 0010
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (236 reviews)
“tagine” (10 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
11:00 - 14:30All hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We could not sit at the empty table we picked, because it was "booked", however, the next customer that walked in off the street was allocated the table. We had to sit right in front of the entrance. We ordered three tapas dishes and a...More

Thank Hubertina H
Marc W, Owner at Moorish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Dear Hubertina H, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. It was an extremely busy Saturday night when you walked in, but I do recall your visit. The table you requested was booked and was available until the guests who booked it arrived. You...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took a table of 10 unexpected and everyone was well catered for. Can recommend the $25 lunch with 3 x Tapas and a Sangria or the Pita lunch. The food is fresh and fabulous and everyone was really happy with their meals - we'll definitely...More

1  Thank Splishsplash
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Got their name from a local foodie magazine as a winner of a local culinary award and it helped that it was within walking distance. I decided to do a selection of the tapas rather than the conventional menu and was pleasantly surprised by the...More

1  Thank Khukri53
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Although the food is nice, understanding the theme is Tapas, the quantity of food served was very small for the price. Not a value for money dining establishment. That said, I could not fault the service, staff were attentive and efficient.

1  Thank AAK62
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Moorish has an excellent choice of tapas, small & larger sharing plates and main courses. The food was delicious and there is an extensive choice of drinks.

1  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Tucked away only a short distance from the central hub, Moorish Cafe was a pleasant surprise. The staff were very helpful and the food was well presented and full of flavours. I enjoyed the privacy and the atmosphere.

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The name says it all. Ordered the seafood hotpot and it was the best. Reminded me of Barcelona. Haven't tried anything else off the menu;but would not be surprised that it is yummy. V,good service Excellent food. You pay the price freely.

1  Thank Stephan M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We chose a selection of tapas which were all delicious - especially the roast feta - and there was a good choice for vegetarians. The staff were really helpful and the service was excellent.

1  Thank Difromsouthsea
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Had tapas here with son and his girlfriend and we were delighted with the food. Excellently prepared and delicious especially the local NT Jewfish in coconut and lime! Ended up ordering a second one at the end it was so delicious! Servers either go above...More

1  Thank PinkGeranium
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I was orienting myself to town and happened upon this restaurant. It looked inviting, so went on in. I was greeted warmly and asked if I'd like a window seat. The place had just opened at 6pm. There were two other couples there. More people...More

1  Thank Carolyn H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$44
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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