Mecca Bah Brisbane
An oasis serving up dishes influenced by the flavours of the Middle East and Mediterranean.
After moving out of its OG home in the Emporium precinct in 2019, Mecca Bah has settled in nicely to its digs at Gasworks Plaza. The 2.0 version of this legendary Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant and bar boasts all the style of its old self with an injection of fun thanks to a pastel-hued interior and a laid-back approach to feasting.
Graduating from its moody interior of old, the alfresco dining area is eye-catching, to say the least. Millennial pink peacock feather shades overhang plush pink booths and animal print pillows. Inside, deeper reds and blues make for a more intimate setting. On the back bar, you'll find top-shelf spirits held mid-air by an artistic decorative metal tree.
In true Middle Eastern fashion, the food here is made to be shared with mezze, tagines, Turkish pides, and seafood all staples on the menu. When it comes to more novel dishes, a pide gets a surf 'n' turf makeover while steamed Persian green dumplings also make an appearance.
For whetting your whistle, expect signature cocktails that are a modern ode to the menu's roots. The drinks constantly making an appearance at the bar? A Turkish Delight Martini and the Marrakesh Kiss.
From Fridays to Sundays, bottomless boozy brunch is available for groups of six or more with a banquet menu, cocktails, wine and beer all on the cards.
Images: Kiel Wode