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Review of Mecca Bah - CLOSED

Mecca Bah
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across the mecca bar and decided to have the pizzas on the menu. Pizzas were yummy but not like the typical pizza. Bit expensive for what we got though. Overall a pleasant dinner

Thank morgz99
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. The service is phenomenal (personable) and the food is crazy good! The lamb Tagine is super good! When you want something different from the seafood go here you won't be disappointed!!

Thank manjd
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

At a lot of expense to get a babysitter and taxi, we arrived at the Mecca Bah on Valentines day, with a booking. We ordered food and drinks , restaurant about half full. About 15 minutes later we realised we still did not even have our drinks. Finally got the attention of our waitress and she said she would sort it. Then she proceeded to keep clearing tables and taking orders. We saw there was no one serving at the bar and the counter was piled high with dirty glasses and plates. Finally our drinks arrived. Place was filling up fast. Another 20 mins later our dips and bread arrived. Tasty but very overpriced for a few spoons of dip on a plate with bread. Our glasses were long empty but no one came to see if we needed more.
After about an hour we started discussing leaving and trying somewhere else. Waitress must have seen us then, as she suddenly rushed over and apologised profusely and offered us free drinks. They were very clearly desperately understaffed. I have had lunch here twice before and it was great, food finally arrived and it was so disappointing. Husband's tajine was very strongly acidic tomato - almost pure tomato paste. Waitress offered to bring a chilli sauce to "add flavour". Declined as by this stage we were getting totally fed up. My seafood tajine had a very tasty sauce, but prawns rubbery and granular and revolting. Waitress brought new prawns fresh off grill, but still terrible texture. The two of us shared my sauce. Waitress apologised again and did not charge for my husbands tajine. We left feeling very upset at a wasted evening. There were several other dissatisfied tables around us. Even though service was so slow, they were still accepting walk-ins.
Went to the Salt house for a drink and lovely live music, and the night improved hugely.
Later read up on the prawns and apparently the texture is typical of prawns that have been frozen for too long - obviously cheap imported ones .
Will never go back to Mecca Bah !

1  Thank Chakid
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Had dinner tonight at the Mezze Bar, I've eaten here before and had a nice evening. Tonight though even though it didn't appear to be busy the service was poor. Our order was incorrect when it came to the table and a lamb tagine that my friend had ordered only had 3 pieces of lamb in it. My friend did nicely query this and her meal was replaced with a better version. My friend said it was very good. In all though it was a disappointing experience. We had booked a table for 8 and found we were stuck behind a wall. No breeze or water view. I realise that the booking can dictate the seating however we asked to move and asked to be moved but nothing happened so we moved ourselves to another some chairs to be in a nicer position.
We are locals and none of us think we will return soon.

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Thank PeppiBrisbane_
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

have dined here before and loved it... also dined at 'sisters' in Canberra and Melb (b4 it closed).... this time food was wonderful... in past had been salty but this time wonderful... however you could see that the manager only wanted to go home... was busy trying to push food out and almost had wait staff asking if we wanted dessert / coffee before we had finished mains... seriously.... the kitchen does not deserve this type of management .... if FOH behave this is worth attending....

1  Thank DonnaMN
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