Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login

Average 3
in Australia

Out of Africa restaurant in Manly

| Restaurants | 2 July, 2012

Out of Africa restaurant in ManlyOn the night we went to Out of Africa restaurant in Manly, with a small group of friends for dinner, it felt anything but Africa.  The rain was pouring and Sydney looked more like the rainy season in Bali.  But on entering the restaurant with its warm colour and terracotta flooring, we were instantly transported to somewhere Out of Africa.  There were wonderful African/Moroccan printed cushions on the chairs and Moroccan hanging lamps also a large photo on the wall of child and father that could easily be the owner. The place was relaxed and everyone was very comfortable so we were looking forward to our night of good food, good wine and lots of laughter and gossip.

The food – there’s some traditional tagines and couscous dishes as well as modern mains on the menu.  We shared a Mazza Plate to start – tasty marinated and roasted vegetables – just enough to tame the tiger (had to use that word at least once in this write-up of Out of Africa) while we eased ourselves into the night.  We then opted for classic Moroccan dishes – a couple of us shared Coucous Royale – marinated lamb, chicken and beef merquez sausages served on a sizzling plate with the lightest grains of couscous with chickpeas that looked as delicious as it tasted.  We also tried the Fish Turban Tagine – steaks of blue eye cod in a spicy tomato sauce with preserved lemons, capsicum.  The fish tasted fresh, with dense white flesh that came away from the main bones with ease.  We also must mention how beautiful this dish looked with its jewelled colours vegetables and spices.

For the last main, we chose Moroccan Meatballs cooked in a tagine this is their signature dish – with sauce of tomato, garlic and onion and Moroccan spices – then eggs poached in the sauce before it’s served.  The verdict – this dish is a standout and well worth its status.

Normally we shy away from desserts, but after looking at the menu again we were tempted by the flourless Moroccan chocolate cake – a moist treat with nuts and dates, served warm.  Our friends went for the profiteroles – and the noises coming from that corner of Africa were loud and appreciative.

This is a perfect place to go with friends to have a catch up or a celebration.

Review by: SydneyCool.com.au

« back
Be the first to rate!
Loading ... Loading ...
  • 5 Reasons To Order Take Away Delivery

    by on 4 July, 2012 - 1 Comments

    As someone who is both lazy and totally in love with food, you never have to convince me to order delivery. If you are not yet convinced, take a look at the fo...

  • History of Pizza Delivery

    by on 2 July, 2012 - 4 Comments

    In 1989, while King Umberto and Queen Margherita visited the city of Naples, Italy, the famous Pizzaaiolo (pizza chef), Raffaele Esposito was known to prepare a...

  • Prawn Pasta

    Prawn Pasta

    by on 5 November, 2012 - 0 Comments

    Simple but delicious - Prawn Pasta One of our favourite pastas is linguine and when you combine it with ripe roasted tomatoes, fresh prawns, a pinch or two o...

  • Food in Australia

    Food in Australia

    by on 11 July, 2012 - 0 Comments

    Owing to its ethnic mix, Australia offers the appetite a wide variety of culinary delicacies. It is no wonder then, that food and drinks are one of the star att...

  • Christos Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Paddington

    Love affair with the Christos

    by on 24 July, 2012 - 0 Comments

    I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with the Christos’ for several years now. Great pasta, pizzas and cocktails are not only what you get there, but als...