Returned to Hadiqa through the week to benefit from these sunny Spring days – up on the rooftop there, a part of the Hibernian Place improvement, is simply the place to take pleasure in such climate, climbing the steps to an oasis of greenery – crops galore – in an extended, slender area. One finish is underneath roof, the opposite open aired – though with shutters opening and shutting because the climate dictates.
Blue and white tiles abound, olive timber, excessive benches and stools – all very harking back to North Africa and the Levant.
The menu – all dishes designed to share – picks up that Middle Eastern and Mediterranean theme – and on this event we started with a dish of saganaki – grilled cheese, crisp skinned, oozy beneath – topped with some pleasantly sharp pickled fig strips and drizzled with honey.
Then onto a flat bread wrapped kebab of succulent flathead, a splash of tartare and pimped up with inexperienced harissa. A considerable and really satisfying dish. And these two dishes have been greater than sufficient for our lunch.
(We added a small dish of the house harissa to our order, and whereas a tasty little sauce, it lacks any chilli punch which we might have appreciated – however to not matter, the meals was wonderful anyway!)
The wine listing can also be properly put collectively – and we drank a bottle of Austrian rosé with our meal, Zillinger Spring Break – on a sunny day on the rooftop, the crisp dry palate and bouquet of cherries and rose petals appeared to suit the meals like a glove.
Hadiqa continues to impress with its model of Middle Eastern delicacies, nicely put collectively drinks record, and eye catching arrange. A spotlight of Perth’s East End.