Hadiqa, Arabic for backyard, is a Middle Eastern impressed rooftop bar and eating room within the Hibernian Place improvement in Perth’s east finish. Running alongside one aspect of a plaza and on the nook of Irwin and Hay it sits on prime of an eye fixed catching constructing of concrete waves. Up the steps and also you enter a inexperienced oasis – an extended, slender area – at one finish roofed and semi-private, numerous lush crops – on the different an open air area – though protected by shutters that open and near the solar and rain – and eventually up a small flight of stairs to Shurifa, one other rooftop space with umbrellas for shade. Blue and white tiles abound, olive timber, excessive benches and stools – all very harking back to North Africa and the Levant.
And this redolence flows via into the menu – all dishes designed to share – we started with a dish of minced duck, spiced with cinnamon, enclosed in crisp filo type pastry – scattered with crushed almonds and glimmering pomegranate seeds – a superbly introduced and scrumptious dish.
Fava – broad bean- dip – got here subsequent – candy, caramelized onion and roasted sesame seeds dotted throughout – was sensational – all of the flavours of the Orient – and with flat bread to scoop it up was my decide of the meals on the day.
A flat bread wrapped kebab of succulent, juicy eggplant, pimped up with harissa and honey additionally impressed.
And lastly a dish of fried potato, fetta and garlic – to refill any areas – the serves are beneficiant and this was in all probability not required however fulfilling for all that. Oh a small dish of harissa for dipping rounded every little thing out.
The wine listing can also be nicely put collectively – as you’d anticipate from a bar within the Andy Freeman secure – and we drank a bottle of Howard Park Miamup rosé with our meal – on a sunny day on the rooftop, the crisp dry palate and bouquet of strawberries, rose petals and musk appeared to suit the meals like a glove.
Hadiqa units the usual for Middle Eastern meals in Perth – it’s a sensible new addition to the consuming and consuming scene and the Hibernian Place improvement will definitely enliven this a part of the town.