Ever since I learnt about the Aesthetic Movement whilst visiting Leighton House, I’ve been more aware of my love of traditional Middle Eastern design. I keep meaning to pop into the Islamic Architecture room at the V&A but Kensington and Camden are not all too conveniently linked. In the meantime, I booked in for a Moroccan meal at Momo on Heddon Street (opposite the vegetarian buffet resturant, Tibits). Really, the meal was a means to an end because getting a gander at the restaurants styling was my priority. So, I was super pleased when the food turned out to be tasty and nourishing without being overly complicated or rich. Plus it was well presented in terracotta tagine dishes and served by particularly attentive waiters.
In terms of the decoration, I couldn’t take enough photographs of the coloured glass storm lanterns, the copper plates topping the tea tables, the cut-out wooden candle holders and the way the light flooded through the internal arched windows. I loved the woven wicker tray that my tagine was served on and the sumptuous crimson and gold velvet cushions that I sunk into at the end of the meal with a belly full of couscous and chickpeas. I dreamt of flying to Marrakech until the teapot was drained of mint tea.
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