Saturday, April 22, 2006

21st April 2006 - Mecca Bah
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We attended a friend’s going away dinner on Friday night at the Mecca Bah at Newquay Promenade down at the Docklands. A lot of reviews around town have always given this place a great rap and having previously dined there, I also have a fairly high opinion of them as well. Friday night provided a good chance to sample the lamb tangine and spiced chicken pizza.

The lamb was served with preserved lemon, green olive and harissa on a bed a couscous with a generous amount of herb and tomato based sauce. I could really taste the preserved lemon and the olives definitely complemented the dish. 8/10

The pizza is not exactly what you would imagine a pizza to look like. For one, our pizza was not round and cheesy like the ones you get from regular pizza joints. Our chicken pizza with eggplant, rocket & tahini sauce came on long oval plate. It had some sort of tandoori or curry like paste which was slightly spicy but was well balanced by two generous dollops of yogurt and rocket. The eggplant was yummo! 8/10

Mecca Bah has a warm, cosy, romantic ambience. With views of the waterfront and a fireplace in the middle of the restaurant, it provides a great place for an intimate dinner for two, groups of friends eager to catch up or a quiet corner for drinks. The only downside is that advance booking does not happen which means trying to accommodate for large groups ie. 20+ people will be a bit of a struggle.

On a side note, Mecca Bah belongs to the group of Mecca restaurants which includes Mecca at Southbank, Live Bait at Newquay Promenade and Bar Bosh at Knox.

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