Maha
Middle Eastern
Maha
21 BOND ST, MELBOURNE

A recent renovation has imbued Maha with a renewed sense of vitality. Splashes of copper and gold add pep to the room, while the fleet-footed waitstaff generate energy of their own. There's a freshness to Shane Delia's mod Middle Eastern fare, too, available in two, four, five or six courses. The four-course Spice Journey, an array of 14 plates served in dramatic fashion, offers bang for your buck. There might be kataifi-wrapped oysters resembling cocoons of spun gold, cinnamon-scented duck and fig pastilla, and the signature 12-hour lamb, its richness cut by mint, coriander and peppery radish. A dessert trio of halva parfait, Turkish delight doughnuts and sherry-sloshed cake completes the full-flavoured experience. The intrepid drinks list spans Lebanese arak, Turkish beer and Moroccan wine, plus Maha's spice-laden cocktails. Saffron Negroni, anyone? It's not just a journey - it's a trip.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 2-6 courses $55-$120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Shane Delia

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