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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)
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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 3 days ago

We like to do share plates so we often eat tapas. We selected four - the jewfish, the kangaroo, the pork belly,and the scallops. The portions aren’t huge but for us they were fine. Each dish was delicious, my favourite though was the kangaroo -...More

Thank LuckytravellerSydney
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here several times and each time the food has been great. Would recommend for a great night out.

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for good tasty tapas but their prices are pricey. Love their signature sangria. Unfortunately they don't offer split bills.

1  Thank Joy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Devoured the lunch time tapas special which was only $25 with a free beverage. You get 3 choices from the tapas menu and each was wonderfully flavoured. I’ll be back!

1  Thank Krilo05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t give 5 stars to things too easily but Moorish bloody deserve it. I’m a local (live in Palmerston) and I’ve been here about 7 times. As a treat I bring people here for their birthdays, friends who are visiting and recently my parter...More

1  Thank RDPeakySmurf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of customers so maybe we chose the wrong dishes. Our servings were very small for the amount we paid, tasty but not much food. The seared scallops with a saffron, ginger & coriander dressing - 4 for $14 were so some of the smallest...More

Thank CherSpeech
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of choices. Service was friendly and efficient. Good list of cocktails. We had eggplant, pork belly and seafood hot pot. Food was ok.

Thank msmuse2016
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Absolutely my top pick, great food and service was perfect. Thanks for a great night, highly recommend the chicken

1  Thank Man_travels_Oz
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

My seafood hot pot was outstanding. Nothing could have made it better. Service was good as well. My wife’s chicken tagines was excellent too. I do not know how you could go wrong here.

1  Thank mooser53
Reviewed April 5, 2018

My partner and I went out for lunch today and we were amazingly surprised by the whole experience at Moorish Cafe. More than a Cafe! it is a fully licensed restaurant, great venue, nice and tidy, with beautiful decorations, prints on the walls. Service was...More

1  Thank wonderanna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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