Brisbane Eats: Mecca Bah Brisbane
With their extensive Middle Eastern menu, Mecca Bah combines the relaxed atmosphere of the Emporium with delicious food. From Turkish pizzas to tagines and salads, the quality of the food has never failed me – it’s always nice to try something exotic and be thoroughly impressed. The problem is, everything on the menu sounds so appetising, it’s quite difficult to choose.
It’s nice to have a meal in a restaurant filled with people who seem to be enjoying the experience just as much as you are. I’ve attended lunch and dinner services, all with different people and enjoyed each sitting. The food is easily shareable; an option highly preferred with the variety of delicious-sounding menu choices. The portions are decent and I always order way too much in my eagerness to try as many plates as possible. I absolutely love the chickpea battered mussels with almond skordalia ($16.50) and can’t go past the spiced chicken with eggplant, rocket and tahini pizza ($24).
Mecca Bah has a great beverage list that compliments the theme of the restaurant, especially with cocktails and mocktails (a preference of mine). Try a turkish delight martini ($16.00) – you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a restaurant for a date or group get together, I’d recommend Mecca Bah. Within close distance to popular nightlife destinations – James St and The Valley – Mecca Bah is perfect for dinner before a night out. The only disappointing factor? You can’t book a table as they don’t take reservations, so get in early to score yourself a seat.