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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dinner @ Maha

Having just mentioned Elle and Al, we're joining them for dinner at Maha. Our booking was for 8.30 and having arrived early we found a spot at the bar where we could enjoy our pre-dinner drinks.


It was a considerably more pleasant experience then our wait at Nobu and at 8.32 we were escorted to our table.

We'd pretty much decided before hand that we would be trying the Soufra menu which for $70 a head you get a selection of small cold dishes, small hot dishes, grilled meat and fish and dessert. You basically get what the kitchen decides but you can ask for certain dishes to be included. Dietary requirements and/or Allergies are also catered for.

The first course comes out on a large board


roasted red pepper and feta dip, deep fried school prawns, chicken liver mousse, sumac coated cauliflower


assorted marinated olives and lemon and saffron soup. This also came with a large plate of pita bread which was refilled during the course of the evening.

The second course


Ma'ahani sausages served with cumin roasted pumpkin


and ravyul malti - semolina and ricotta ravioli, toasted hazelnuts, cumin and tomato braise


Third course:


Vine leaf wrapped sardines stuffed with chermoula and served with a chickpea, tomato and mint sauce


Lemon and Coriander crushed potatoes and fattoush salad


and Rabbit Tagine

Sweets Course:


liquorice ice-cream, watermelon with rosewater cream, jallab jelly (in glass), chocolate coffee mousse (in cup)


turkish delight filled doughnuts, rice pudding


Orange blossom lemonade with pinenuts and mint


and lastly Baklava.

I think it's pretty obvious that you won't be going away hungry - the quality of the dishes are excellent and the service is pretty sharp too, something it shares with sister restaurant The Press Club. With a full restaurant and a lively buzz, it definitely has that winning formula.

The details:

Maha Bar and Grill
21 Bond Street, Melbourne

Phone: 9629 5900

Lunch: Monday to Friday - noon to 3pm
Dinner: Monday to Saturday - 6pm to 10.30pm
Supper: Thursday to Saturaday - 10.30pm to 3am


  1. Anonymous12:27

    I think I can safely say that you guys eat better than any humans I know.

    I am infinitely jealous.

    Ever slum it and go to Mcdonalds ;)?

  2. Hi Kyla - is that a new Scottish restaurant? :)


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