Happy Birthday to Us!

8 years of Mora

Mora officially opened its doors on 22nd March 2016, so we are turning 8 on Friday!

Can you believe that? Time has gone really fast…

We’re so proud and honoured of still being able to bring a Sardinian sensation to this corner of East London. We can’t believe how much has happened during these years and how many wonderful people we have met!

You know how life in London is transitional for many, so obviously a number of our customers (and team members) changed over the years because people moved away. Many of you, though, have been with us since day 1, and are still our biggest fans. And even many who moved away still come and visit when they can, or keep in touch. We can’t thank you enough for sticking with us all this time, you really have become friends and part of the family. We’ve actually had this conversion with quite a few of you recently, haven’t we?

We have seen couples getting engaged and married, then having babies. We have seen babies becoming toddlers, taking their first steps (and runs!) on our ramp by the bar counter. We have seen children growing into teenagers and young adults in the years. We are chuffed to have been able to be part of this, thank you sharing your precious moments with us!

To celebrate our birthday, we’ll be opening a very special bottle: the magnum bottle of Keramos Cannonau DOC Riserva, Tenute Soletta 2010. That’s a very special wine indeed, a beautifully elegant expression of Cannonau made with slightly late harvest grapes that see a sophisticated winemaking and oak aging process. This rich and full-bodied red opens with aromas of ripe plum, vanilla and a hint of charred topsoil. The warm, chewy palate has flavours of ripe black cherry, liquorice, baking spice and coffee bean while a note of bitter almond signals the finish.

As you may have heard, Cannonau di Sardegna wines have attracted considerable attention in the last few years for their association with longevity, as in Sardinia there are so many centenaries. So is there a better wine to cheer with on our 8th birthday?

We’ll be pouring this “long life elixir” from Friday, glasses will be available at a steal price of £5. That’s a treat not to miss!

Come and have a toast with us this Friday! A Kent’annos!

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Don’t forget our current opening times:

Mon- Thu 5pm to 10pm
Fri – Sat 12pm to 10.30pm
Sun Closed

(We will be exceptionally open on Easter Monday 1st April from 12pm)

A Spotlight on our Front of House team

You may have noticed that our Front of House team is made up entirely by women.

International Women’s Day is just around the corner on 8th March, and marks an opportunity to highlight the amazing women who make Mora who we are.

It’s generally not easy to capture our people in a picture, they usually prefer to let their work talk for them, so now it’s time to show our ladies off and give a shout out to the important part they play at Mora. If you’ve been our customer long enough, you’ll know who is who by now.

“Team Silvias” is part of our management, with “big” Silvia being our co-founder working mostly behind the scenes, and “little” Silvia managing the day-to-day on-site service. With Giovanna and Gjeni they make sure we provide a good service to our diners, always doing their best to make customers feel welcome, treating them with great care and respect, and enjoying a chat or two without being intrusive.

We work with the philosophy that smiling can elevate your mood and spread positive vibes, that a smile has the power to light up the room. They put all themselves in making sure that your experience at Mora is always positive, they create the friendly and cosy atmosphere you find here. Whether they remember about your name, your favourite wine, your dietary requirements from the previous times you visited, or they make your children have fun and make you all enjoy the time you spend with us, we can never thank them enough for doing all this so well and naturally!

They are a big part of our family, having all been with us for a quite long time, and Mora wouldn’t be what it is now without their amazing work.

Pop-by to say “Hi” next time you walk past the restaurant!