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Middle Eastern

There's one thing for certain at Maha - you won't leave hungry. Shane Delia's Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant has always been generous, but now that the à la carte option has been dropped for set-course sharing menus, the sense of feasting is even more pronounced. This suits the room, a comfortable basement with a Persian-style carpet, wood panelling, screens and banquette seating, and it means you eat things - smoked hummus with lamb and cashew nuts, perhaps, or coconut and carrot soup - that might otherwise go unordered. Flavours are forceful and often arresting, such as Aegean Coast, a little salad of sea greens, pork crackling and oyster cream, or gingery barramundi with saffron dumplings, or orange-blossom cheesecake. The wine list is good, too - well-priced and with a good selection of raki and arak that teams brilliantly with Maha's spicy, aromatic banquet.


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At a glance

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

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Shane Delia


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