Second Morito restaurant to open in London

By Emma Eversham contact

- Last updated on GMT

Samantha Clark (left) with Moro head chef Marianna Love
Samantha Clark (left) with Moro head chef Marianna Love

Related tags: Lunch

Moro founders Sam and Sam Clark are to open a second Morito restaurant in London.

Morito on Hackney Road will open at the end of May where it will deliver a 'new experience, but with similarities and references' to its sister restaurant in Clerkenwell. 

Like the original Morito, which opened next to the Clark's first restaurant Moro in 2010, Morito on Hackney Road will focus on tapas and meze, serving made-to-order Moroccan breads as part of the menu. Lunch and dinner will be tapas dishes and larger family-sized plates.  

The restaurant will feature an open kitchen with the signature Morito textures and colours also appearing in the design. Artist Dillwyn Smith has helped design a horseshoe shaped marble topped bar and Samantha's handmade pottery and plants chosen by Samuel wiill also feature. 

Operations at Morito on Hackney Road will be overseen by Samantha Clark and Moro head chef Marianna Love while Samuel Clark, who has been involved in the new restaurant's creation, will remain at Moro.

They said: “We are very excited to be opening a neighbourhood restaurant in an area close to our hearts; we lived just off Columbia Road for many years and have happy memories of our time there. The new Morito on Hackney Road will have some of the food and design elements of Moro and Morito are known for, but with some exciting differences: inventive dishes, new ingredients, all served up in a fresh, colourful space with Samantha and our head chef, Marianna at the helm.”

Morito on Hackney Road will open nine years after the husband-and-wife team opened Moro on Exmouth Market. 



Related topics: Restaurants, Venues, Business, Food

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Restaurant magazine – digital edition

Restaurant magazine – digital edition

William Reed Business Media | 01-May-2020 | Sponsored Link

In light of the current circumstances and many businesses being closed during this period, Restaurant magazine will temporarily be going digital only....

Restaurant Media Pack 2020

Restaurant Media Pack 2020

William Reed Business Media | 27-Jan-2020 | Technical / White Paper

The Restaurant portfolio continues to be the essential source of news and information for those working within the restaurant industry, helping to navigate...

Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

William Reed Business Media | 27-Jun-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Six areas to make your restaurant more sustainable.

From growing herbs on the wall to using ethical dairy suppliers, we run-down the key...

Creative development in the kitchen

Creative development in the kitchen

Nestlé Professional | 19-Jun-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Produced by Restaurant magazine in partnership with Nestlé Professional’s CHEF® brand, Creative Development in the Kitchen explores how high-profile chefs...

Related suppliers


Follow us

Hospitality Guides

View more

Featured Suppliers

All suppliers

Free Email Newsletter

Subscribe to BigHospitality

The trusted industry reference point

Get the latest news & analysis from the UK hospitality sector straight to your inbox!