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Moorish Cafe

37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 8 8981 0010
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (212 reviews)
“tagine” (8 reviews)
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
37 Knuckey St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food, drinks and service were incredible! The highlight was definitely the desserts - We ordered the chilli chocolate pudding and the vanilla crepes and both were outstanding. Definitely a must

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent Saturday night visit, without a booking, but were accommodated. Manager and all staff who attended us were competent and knowledgeable. Good array of tapas, mains and all others including wine. Well worth the visit and perfect name for the establishment.

3  Thank CheekyPos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I have eaten here the food doesn't disappoint. The lunch menu is really affordable at $25 for three tapas. They also have some lovely lunch mains. If you prefer to share, the tapas is fantastic, if not they also have dinner mains. They have...More

3  Thank MaeMae3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go here for food. One staff member running around as she was on a mission. Speed ? I am went on my own. Tourists will never have to come back here again. So they turn out sub standard food with substandard service. The...More

2  Thank drk65
Marc W, Owner at Moorish Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Of the 80 customers we served last night, you are the only one to complain about food and service. Based on your behaviour, demeanour and bullying nature we are not at all surprised by your review. We do though, believe it is worth...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 6 or 7 tapas with some spanish sangria and the dessert special of the day ...great service...great food...definitely a have to do when in Darwin

3  Thank dusty5586
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated my birthday here, but was sorely disappointed. Service is good, but the product was not. I understand these are tapas, small servings, but a plate with a standard 2 slivers (not slices) of kangaroo meat is even smaller than an appetizer. Also, we ordered...More

Thank TheQueenofDrizzle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously - go and try the sticky pork ribs (special), the sublime roast pork belly, and the delicious scallops in the tapas. You will enjoy it! The service is friendly and fast, and the unique style (gelatin) of Turkish Delight is both delightful and refreshing...More

1  Thank 374donnaq
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff who were very helpful and energetic. Coffee was good with a really large menu for a cafe.

1  Thank mgrocks
Reviewed 19 April 2017

After several disappointing meals in Darwin, this was really excellent food, well cooked. The fish was local and very fresh, The kangaroo tapas was terrific as was the ceviche.

1  Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Tried out this place for a girls lunch - the tapas lunch deal was excellent value & the staff were on the ball with lovely fast service. Food was delicious, especially when accompanied by a refreshing sangria.

2  Thank 341anon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.