Since 2004, diners have been savouring the flavours of Morocco, the Middle East and North Africa at Mecca Bah. Now nestled in the new dining extension at Gasworks Plaza, Mecca Bah is part lavish restaurant and part sultan’s palace. The 180-seater space transitions from a colourful Mediterranean-inspired al fresco dining area to a moodier interior space featuring spacious booth seating (with fixtures retained from the Emporium location), a lavishly adorned bar and Mecca Bah’s kitchen and stone-fired pizza oven. The foodie fun starts at breakfast, with a Middle Eastern-inspired take on morning fare available in the shape of dukkah eggs and basturma served with diced potato and Moroccan red cabbage, the Za’atar Brekkie with grilled haloumi, over-easy eggs and roasted pine nuts, and a big breakfast loaded with Moroccan beans, felafel, sweet dates, beef sausage and dukkah scrambled eggs. The full menu becomes available from 11:30 am, starting with Mecca Bah’s mouthwatering mezze selection before moving through stone-baked Turkish pizzas, tagines, seafood, meat dishes and salads. The kitchen is experimenting with some culinary cross-pollination, adding the likes of harissa rice-paper rolls with green hummus and basturma, steamed Persian-style dumplings, pan-seared salmon served in a lightly spiced soy broth, and a Middle Eastern interpretation of surf’n’turf pizza to the menu. Over at the bar, expect to find a new list of signature concoctions imbued with the tastes of Turkish delight, baked apple pie and chilli. Share-style cocktails are also available, meaning Mecca Bah retains its status as a go-to option for group dining.