Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Moroccan Feast, Randwick

How was it?
Food: 7.5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: $$$



Menu
2 Laminated sheets on a clipboard :)

Another weekend, another exotic location. This time it was Morocco! E and I decided to go to Moroccan Feast over the weekend. I loved the decor of the restaurant. The tiled floors and tables made me feel like I really had been transported to Morocco.

The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. Even though one of the waitresses was a little camera shy (haha). They were attentive and helpful. The best part was, at the end of our meal, I didn't feel any pressure to leave. We sat there chatting away for quite awhile whilst they would come to refill our glasses every now and again.

Mint Tea $3.50 each

The teapot was so beautiful! E plans to go to Morocco on her honeymoon (one day) and she said she'll bring me back one of these teapots! haha. I would've loved the tea regardless of the taste, because the teapot was so beautiful, but it was actually very refreshing and soothing. Good choice E!

Rolled eggplant with beef mince inside and topped with Tahini paste $13.00

We ordered this eggplant dish as our entree. There were slices of eggplant rolled up and with beef mince stuffed inside. It was delicious!

For our mains, we ordered the fish tajine and the lamb tajine and they were both served with couscous.

Fish Tajine: Moroccan style barramundi fillet $22.00

The fish was soft and very easy to eat. It was spicy and full of flavour. There was a combination of coriander, paprika, garlic and chilli. I especially loved the chickpeas.

Lamb Tajine $22.00

The lamb was sweet and fell off the bone so effortlessly. There was a combination of prunes, sultanas, caramelised onion, apricot and cinnamon in this dish.

Couscous

We both loved the way the couscous soaked up the sauce in the mains. The portion size was just the right amount for the two of us.

Homemade traditional pastries & cookies served with mint tea $8.00 (for 2)

We ordered the traditional Moroccan sweets for dessert. There was a combination of nougat, pastries with pistachio nuts and cooked prunes. I do have a sweet tooth, so I did enjoy all of them. However, they didn't really blow me away. The pastries reminded me of the Lebanese sweets.

The Pros:
- good hearty food
- service
- ample parking (but don't go in the dark side streets near the cemetery - kind of scarey!)

The Cons:
- they should introduce more traditional Moroccan desserts

Overall:
The starter and mains were brilliant. We were sufficiently stuffed by the end of the evening. It's a little bit of a trek, if you don't like near the eastern suburbs, but it is worth it.




The cabinet inside the female toilets! So pretty :)


Moroccan Feast
127 Avoca St,
Randwick NSW 2031
www.moroccanfeast.com.au
Moroccan Feast on Urbanspoon

2 comments:

  1. gee i should try this place soon as it's my local hehe

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  2. Hi Simon: Yeah, you should try it! I really enjoyed it!

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