Meeka have really nailed their niche, and there was nothing on the Saturday evening we dined there that that could fault the experience. Like, at all. The food is a Middle Eastern/Moroccan-Australian fusion, with a section of the menu devoted to tajines - spice enriched stews. The menu is quite diverse but we finally settled on the stuffed dates and duck pastries to start, before moving on to baked eggplant and a lamb tajine for mains.
Everything was presented beautifully and executed with finesse. Patterned crockery and ceramic tajines were a nice flourish, without that kitschy/contrived feeling you sometimes get at 'themed' establishments.
|Dates stuffed with cheese and almonds|
|Baked eggplant stuffed with cheese, nuts and prunes|
I have to compliment the staff on the service - it was attentive and helpful but not overbearing. The eggplant was cooked to perfection - I love eggplant and the balance of the creamy house-made cheese and candied walnuts was delectable. It's obvious that someone has put a lot of thought and consideration into every menu item.
Even at restaurants normally I skip dessert, but so far highly impressed, decided to give Meeka the benefit of the doubt..
We were not disappointed.
|Turkish delight stuffed doughnuts - pistchio ice cream - fairy floss|
|Dark chocolate mulberry tart with a gold leaf garnish|