Sitting pretty at Hibernian Place, this Middle Eastern inspired restaurant mirrors the same beauty as the origin of its cuisine. Think Moroccan tiles, gorgeous greenery, natural light and some pretty impressive lights—once you’ve picked your jaw back up off the floor, make your way to a table and get prepared to drop it once again when you see the food.
The Turkish Delight Martini is all sorts of incredible. It tastes just like real Turkish Delight, only better, because it’s alcoholic. No brainer, right? If that’s not floating your boat, the Marakesh Mojito with pomegranate, lime and mint, or the Hadiqa Swizzle with gin, lemon and mint should do the trick.
When it comes to the food, it’s downright impossible to choose just a few dishes, so go right ahead and get the diffa (aka the chef’s menu). It’s only $50 a head and is the perfect way to taste a nice big chunk of the menu in one go.
If you really want to choose your own dishes, the cauliflower with ras el hanout and yoghurt dressing is, quite simply, perfection. It’s crispy and spicy and no matter how full you are from everything else you’ve eaten, you’ll polish off every last bite of this.
The potatoes (aka hot chips covered with a magical, garlicky spice mix and topped with feta) are another must-order, as is the lamb and the prawn kebabs.
Desserts at Hadiqa are small and cheap, which means you can taste them all. The orange, blossom and spiced syrup dessert look nice and all, but tastes crazy delicious—do not let looks deceive you here! The beehive is also pretty special and definitely worth a try.
Once you’re completely stuffed, head to the rooftop—did we mention there’s a rooftop?!—for another drink or three amongst the greenery!
Image credit: Nancy Hanna