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Couscous Darna Restaurant

306 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BA, England
+44 20 7373 3030
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“hummus” (17 reviews)
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African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
306 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BA, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Food
" food was delicious and authentic, atmosphere was cosy and welcoming "
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2. The best Moroccan in London
"I love this place the waiter Mohammed always welcomes me & my wife"
Farooq H
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3. Hidden Gem
"The ambience is lovely and the host friendly. Highly recommended,"
Seema G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and cosy atmosphere. We took darna couscous and merguez couscous, it was delicious! The service is great and the restaurant nice. The prices are really reasonable for the quality of the food. Will definitely come back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rubism
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh food, lovely service, lovely atmosphere. Was offered tea after the meal then we were charged £6 for it which was a bit of a surprise since the bill came to £70 for 2 but it’s ok.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here on our first night in London to celebrate our anniversary. Very tasty food, great Moroccan wine, fabulous ambience and the staff were very helpful and attentive! We would definitely recommend visiting here for a good value, authentic experience!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 22Sunlover22
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My sister and I discovered this restaurant last year and loved the food and gorgeous decor. We visit England once a year at most and we’re thrilled to find a place this good in Earl’s Court, where we always stay. This year we brought our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AshandScribbs
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I had a nice chicken dish which tasted excellent and authentic! Also the starter, a spinach salad tasted very well! Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Felix L
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. When you enter the doors it’s like beeing in another part of the world. The interior, the fragrance and the sounds travels you to Marocko! We tried different dishes and they all was fantastic! Fresh, spicy and rich! We where...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Couscous Darna provides a Moroccan experience in decor and food and hospitality. We had chicken pastilla, fresh sardines, and two couscous dishes (merguez and lamb). Flavors were bold and complex, portions were copious, and everything from the merguez sausage to the harissa condiment are made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheRealDoctorLew
Reviewed October 13, 2018

My nephew suggested this restaurant near his home as a venue for his birthday dinner last night. It was the first time for both of us trying Moroccan cuisine, and host and waiter were happy to explain the different types of food available, as well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AdelineGKTan
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food in a lovely atmosphere! The staff is very friendly. I ordered the marinated chicken with dry apricots and pine nuts, and couscous as a side dish. It was sensational!!! As a starter I had hummus which was also delicious. I'd definitely come back....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank oesi d
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Since my husband and I had been to Morocco, we selected Couscous Darna for our third night's dinner in London. However within a few hours after both of us ate the lamb tangine,, we were ill with sever stomach issues.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hanknj
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7373 3030
  • E-mail
Feel the heat of the Moroccan desert at Cous Cous Darna -- the fire of the people, the warmth of the hues and the passion in the cooking. Fittings and ambiance are imported from Morocco, creating an authentic outpost of North Africa in the heart of South Ken. You’ll be surrounded by ochre walls, Berber pottery and pierced wooden screens while relaxing on chairs upholstered in Berber script. Bring a friend and start the meal with the Kemla salad terre-mer, including a very good aubergine zaalouk, then follow with one of the eight tagines or Darna’s signature couscous with lamb, chicken, and merguez sausages. The wine list has a unique list of Moroccan beers, wines and cocktails to explore. Don’t miss the shisha pipe. Belly dancers at the weekend.
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