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Mecca Bah provides a modern take on the Middle Eastern style of dining and is designed as an oasis away from the hustle of the city. Encouraging sharing, a majority of dishes are small and cheap, inviting diners to choose a variety and try a bit of everything. The exotic flavours are sumptuous and well-executed by the infallible kitchen staff, with a wide range of options for people with special dietary requirements. The mezze plates, similar to antipasto platters, are served in hand-made serving dishes from Tunisia and provide a contemporary take on traditional dishes plates, such as the Turkish kofte with yoghurt and mint sauce, and kataifi pastries filled with Middle Eastern cheeses.
A large alfresco dining area is inviting, with a tucked away lounge featuring wrought iron garden chairs and long, cushioned benches for those waiting for a table or winding down after a meal. Inside Mecca Bah, the warm colours and patterns on the wallpaper and soft fabrics of plush cushions draw people in to enjoy the ambience. The Turkish pizzas are wood-fire oven baked – and divine. A wide array of tagine options come served with cous cous, all featuring authentic Moroccan ingredients. To finish the meal, there is Middle-Eastern halva ice-cream, Lebanese lady fingers and gently perfumed Turkish delight. Mecca Bah does not accept bookings but the restaurant is able to seat large tables fairly speedily, and table service once seated hits the nail on the head.