Hadiqa is the latest offering from Andy Freeman and boy, is it slick! The brainchild behind other city favourites: Varnish On King, The Flour Factory and Caballitos, Andy knows how to deliver the goods and Hadiqa is no exception.
Taking influence from the Middle East, Hadiqa is a hidden haven in the city located at the east end of Perth where the high end fit out truly is a feast for the eyes. From gorgeous Moroccan tiles to the cascading lush greenery above, it’s a 360-degree visual delight. Take a seat at one of the high tables, which take centre stage or delve further into Hadiqa and get comfortable at the intimate low-level seating. Shurifa (Rooftop space) gives you gorgeous views of the city and if you venture to Hadiqa at night, the city lights add to the intimate atmosphere. They also cater for larger events in the main dining area – Wahah, allowing for up to 120 people.
The bar staff are attentive and mix a mean cocktail, I suggest The Hadiqa Swizzle if you like your gin. Hadiqa’s drinks list is extensive and caters for the beer and wine lover in all of us. Take your pick from bottled whites and reds with a selection devoted to those from WA. An assortment of craft beers is available or go for a schooner of the draught beer, you’re sure to find a new favourite.
Executive chef Danny Sanchez who favours Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Greek cuisines oversees the mostly share style menu. Sanchez said he wanted to feature lots of vegetables but this doesn’t detract from the flavour. Simple food, beautifully seasoned is the name of the game.
We sampled the Duck, Almond and Cinnamon parcels; Haloumi, Orange and Anise and Mini Kebabs of roasted tomato, cauliflower and zucchini. These tasters were exotically spiced and certainly sparked an interest in what the full menu entails. Flaky, parcels of slow cooked tender duck dusted with icing sugar were gorgeous and incredibly more-ish. The kebabs were divine, who knew something so simple could taste so good. Sweet treats include Fig and Honey and cute swirls of pastry aptly named Beehive.
Hadiqa is gorgeous and a beautiful venue to hit up for drinks after work, cocktails with the girls or a place to take your beloved to get reacquainted.
Open Monday – Friday 11:30am – midnight
Saturday – 4pm- midnight
Sunday – Closed
Top Floor, 40 Irwin Street