Daily we are faced with the longing cries of claustrophobic and unworn items from our wardrobes; ball gowns wailing for a gala, halter necks hankering at you to give up that mid-morning biscuit and harem pants sulking on the hanger, longing for the dusky alleys of the souk.
Come at those grumbling pants like a snake charmer, and whistle at them the news: Mamounia, the subterranean late-night den has opened in the heart of Mayfair.
From a haze of purple smoke, or perhaps pouring from the spout of a magic lamp, the second site has launched on Curzon Street. Evoking all the allure and mystery of Marrakech, the hideout promises evenings rich in epicurean charm.
The menu hosts a number of classic Arabic dishes, which are finished to the tip-top standards of Mayfair. Grazers are suggested to eat in a banquet-style with mezze dishes playing Jenga across the table. Competing dishes include: meltingly tender tagines, charcoal-cooked meats, Cheese Sambouseks, Grilled King Prawns and the Meshoui (a slow roasted whole shoulder of lamb).
Each night the secluded space comes alive; belly-dancers roam the floor, lit by flickering candles and the dizzying scent of burning incense fills the room. When those heady Jasmine aromas and belly dancers, leave you dyeing for an incense stick of your own, Mamounia offer a snug outdoor terrace complete with heated flooring, and an intrepid Shisha Menu fit for pairing with an after dinner cocktail.
Spread the word, unleash the shade dwellers of your wardrobe and let your trousers wear you out.
37a Curzon Street,