Monday, July 22, 2013

Honey Bar and Restaurant

This place is in South Melbourne beside a tram stop. Well actually two tram stops.

It is a small bar from the outside, but when you go inside it has two levels. Inside it is noisy but not too noisy.

Like many bars you have to order and pay at the front.















On Wednesday nights they have their $15 ribs special and on Fridays between 4pm-7pm they have happy hour drinks with all drinks just $5.

The menu has limited vegetarian and gluten free options. They don't have much food but they mainly focus on drinking.

The guy at the bar was really friendly. He let me take my time to decide. The service was prompt and friendly.

I had the Moroccan tagine (vegetarian, see the Cultural note below. It was $16). It came with yoghurt and cous cous (see the cultural note). When it came to the table it looked very attractive and filling. It actually was filling. But it was just a touch bland. And there were little crunchy bits of garlic in there which I would not have minded if I wasn't going to work the next day. The next day I ended up with very smelly breath.

The vegetables though were nice and smoky. They went really well with the cous cous.

The lemonade ($3.50) was a little small for that price.

I wouldn't mind coming back for the ribs.

Cultural notes:
Tagine- A tagine is a North African pot which is used to cook food in. Hence this dish was named after it.

Cous cous- this is a Moroccan  staple. It is like rice but except its made from Semolina. It is a lot smaller.


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