Three fishes
Samuel with flowers


Vogue (29th April 2016)
‘It’s a holiday without leaving Zone Two’

ES Magazine
 (5th May 2016)
‘Please sir, can we have some more Morito?’

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard (18th May 2016)
‘I’ve never had aubergines so delicately fried as the battered strips that come with feta and date molasses’

‘For someone who loves Greece (e.g. me) this Cretan bias to the menu at Morito in Hackney is as seductive and stirring as a Psarantonis melody.’

Jenny Stallard, Metro (19th May 2016)
‘You know you’ve had a good night when you realise you’ve lost your newly loaded-up Oystercard but don’t cry because the place you went to was so lovely.'

Rocket & Squash (27th May 2016)
‘Round of applause, then, for the thoughtful team behind Morito on Hackney Road, who realised the best thing on their menu (probably) should be offered in portions of one. Indeed, the One Good Reason for you to jet down to Sam and Sam Clark’s first non-Exmouth Market based restaurant and its Southern-Spain crossed with Turkish and Cretan inspired food, is because their outstanding, fat, juicy, charcoal grilled lamb chops topped with paprika and anchovy butter are served per chop.’

Grace Dent, ES Magazine (24th June 2016)
‘A plate of charcoal-grilled leg of lamb in paprika and anchovy butter was faultless, but it would be perfectly feasible to go vegetarian here without feeling short-changed.'

Foodism (June 2016)
‘You’ll want to graze your way around chef Marianna Leivaditaki’s food, which takes painstakingly sought-out ingredients (try the pistachios from Gaziantep in Turkey to taste what you’ve really been missing) and incorporates them into sharing plates you really won’t want to share.’

Blanche Vaughan, House (2nd June 2016)
‘Eating at Morito is like a journey of discovery – of flavours, textures and combinations of ingredients.'

Restaurant Magazine (June 2016)
‘Morito will soon open for breakfast, further enhancing its neighbourhood credentials. Diners will be able to tuck into freshly made breads and jams washed down with decent coffee and pomegranate juice. When it does, for the residents of Hackney, there will possibly be no finer way to start the day.’

'Morito’s menu reads like an exotic dream and doesn’t disappoint.’

Giles Coren, The Times Magazine (4th June 2016)

‘But this new bookable version of it in darkest Hackney is my favourite manifestation yet. Unquestionably the restaurant for the summer of 2016. And I promise you that is not just the fizzy water talking.’

'This new bookable Morito is unquestionably the restaurant for the summer of 2016’

Tony Turnbull, The Times Magazine (23rd July 2016)
‘If there were a prize for food critics’ favourite restaurant, Moro would have won it pretty much every year since it opened in 1997…So when in May the husband and wife opened a new tapas bar called Morito in Hackney, east London, it was met with equal rapture.’

Grace Dent, The Evening Standard (4th August 2016)

‘My heart is a happy place at Honey and Co, Berber & Q, or at Selin Kiazim’s Oklava in Shoreditch. The formidable Marianna Leivaditaki at Morito Hackney Road requires special mention here too’