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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%
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“tapas” (263 reviews)
“tagine” (8 reviews)
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The fare at Moorish is tapas style in an elegant but relaxed setting. The music is easy, modern and you can actually talk without yelling over it. Love being able to sit in a booth or a window seat depending on the mood. Prices are...More

1  Thank princessslh
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A lunch with a Moroccan clay pot tagine me and berber spiced Kangaroo salad for my partner with an added Spanish beer made for a great afternoon. The serves were ample, the quality excellent and the service excellent.

1  Thank disjas
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great variety of food for the Tapas banquet style option. Got to taste many different things off the menu. The atmosphere was great and the place very busy which just shows you how great the food was! Despite being busy our meals were brought out...More

1  Thank Business Travel... S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good friendly service, good food, reasonable portions and a very good selection of wine. Great for lunch.

1  Thank dguppy
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We found a review on TripAdvisor and stopped here after a long drive. We ordered almost all of the vegetarian entree / shared plates and the vegetable stack. The food was great and such a welcome change from other limited vegetarian offerings. The staff were...More

1  Thank Bellebutton
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best steaks I have ever had, you do pay for it at $44.50, tapas are great service standards are set very high and they try their Best to meet them whilst being short staffed on our last visit, awesome place

1  Thank jezza17
Reviewed 19 July 2016

You can sit in the open window or quietly toward the back and really good service. Quite reasonable prices I would recommend for lunch.

1  Thank Kat S
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening at Moorish. Good was fab - Beetroot fritters a must. Great wine list. Very reasonable price for what you get. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Sinéad Fagan W
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch, a special of 3 tapas and sangria for $25. Not really a fan of sangria however theirs was very tasty! Very impressed with the quality of the food would highly recommend. It was my favourite of all the restaurants we visited...More

1  Thank Melski81
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Had read some good reviews about Moorish and it was our 1st visit to Darwin,so plumped for a nice place. Very busy on the Friday night we were there and we sat right at the back. We chose from the Tapas menu. Lovely food and...More

1  Thank Capta1n57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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