“Authentic, friendly, delicious”
It was my first time at Moo last week, arriving for a lunch, thinking if it would be a good destination for a review. As soon as I sat at my table I had a good feeling about the restaurant.
Thanks to its small size and modest decoration Moo offers a very authentic atmosphere. Staff and some customers speak Spanish between them. And a lively Latin music brings everything together. Within minutes you find yourself teleported from London to a small Argentinian town leaving all the complexities of The City behind you.
Moo has a quite small dining area with only eight tables and a bar so it might be a good idea to make a booking at busy times. There is also some seating on upstairs but I am not sure if it is usually available at lunch times or not.
Service was friendly yet professional. My order for a medium-rare entrecote (rib-eye), potato puree and Chimichurri delivered quickly. Plate was minimally decorated with just three strips of red onion and three leaves of parsley which was a great match with everything else in the environment.
Chimichurri is an olive oil and vinegar based sauce with garlic, peppers and herbs. It is originally from Argentina where it is used with grilled meats although it is possible to find it in other Latin American countries. As expected it was completely overpowering the steak however it was fun to taste is again after a while.
Steak on the other hand was cooked to perfection. It was ever so slightly on the rare side however considering the quality of the steak I think it was how it had to be cooked, no complaints. There were no red juices on the plate after I cut my steak which was a good sign of it standing sufficiently after cooking and yet it was hot, very tender and juicy. Top marks !
Great for – a lunch or dinner with colleagues or an informal business lunch.
Top tip – book it in advance if it is a Friday lunch time.
Try this – Flan Casero – Home-made crème caramel.