Miznon was born in Jerusalem and has opened many branches around the world including Paris, New York and now they’ve opened one up in Melbourne. Serving up Middle Eastern food locating in Hardware Lane, you know this place will be pumping. We got there super early (5:15PM on a Friday to be exact) and there were only a few tables that had customers but that didn’t deter us, we plopped ourselves down by the kitchen bar and the food started to come in.
Oh and if you do come later on in the night and there isn’t any space, there’s a cool seating area for you to relax, enjoy your company with a glass of wine.
Now, we just trusted Miznon to serve up whatever delectable dishes they had and we had no idea what we were getting (which is always a good thing!). First up, the roast beef seasoned with tomato seeds, olive oil and black pepper. My golly gosh, this was AMAZEBALLS! The the flavours were perfect, the saltiness, the little bit of spiciness, it was just so perfect. Definitely a recommended dish if you do come here.
Roast Beef – $15
Tomato Seeds, chili, black pepper, olive oil
The calamari plate was served up and it was fresh and topped with cucumber with tomato and it was just so refreshing. The spinach potato plate was more rich and dense in texture.
(L): Calamari Plate – $15
Garlic, cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley
(R): Spinach Potato Plate – $11
For those veggie lovers out there, the bag of green beans is just for you. It was cooked beautifully with the crunchiness and the seasoning, oh my gosh, let me tell you, it was AMAZEBALL!
Bag of Green Beans – $9
Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil
Hraime is a spicy fish that was cooked whole so when you eat it, there’s going to be quite a bit of work removing the flesh from the bones. We weren’t a huge fan of this dish, we found the fish to be quite tender but the flavour was a bit too intense for us, a bit too sour for our liking.
Hraime – $17
Spicy Fish, Tahini, Chili
Finally, for the last savoury dish we got the pita with the lamb stew rib and that lamb was so tender that the rib just came straight out without any force at all. There wasn’t a strong lamb-y smell at all and together with the Tahini and the pickles, it was just delish.
Pita with a Bone – $19
Lamb Stew Rib, Tahini, Pickles, Onion, Chili
Now, you can never leave a restaurant without having dessert and Miznon is no exception. The chocolate mousse fluffly and is made of very dark chocolate. Dark chocolate isn’t my cup of tea but I know those who loves dark chocolate will definitely get their fix.
The Best Chocolate Mousse – $9
Miznon is a great place for a relaxing night to enjoy good food with cocktails to match. Definitely get the cocktails, and of course the bag of green beans and the roast beef is a must! I will definitely be back to check out the rest of the menu.
Disclaimer: I was honoured to be invited to dine by Miznon and all opinions expressed are my own.