Bazara – Maroubra Beach

For a while now, I have seen many posters on buses that are promoting a new restaurant in Maroubra Beach called Bazara.

Tuesday night, My boyfriend and I decided to go there for dinner to check it out.
Maroubra beach on a winters Tuesday night isn’t the most happening place in the world I must say. As we got to Bazara, I felt a new vibe which was modern, laid back and fresh, I got that excited feeling of trying a new restaurant for dinner.

As we walked in we were approached by a lady who sat us down straight away and gave us our menus.

First we ordered two cokes to start, then proceeded to look at the menu. Bazara offers an extensive menu with Modern Australian cuisine. The lay out of the restaurant is very modern chic with an industral feel with wooden tables, exposed brick walls, metal chairs and some leather lounges on the back wall, the lighting is perfect and warm with a hint of romance. I can imagine it would be a perfect date night place in the summer with hot weather and the breeze from the beach at the doorstep.

After taking in the atmosphere of the place our drinks arrived with a bottle of water for the table and we were ready to order.

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My boyfriend and I decided that we were going to share a couple of dishes being as it was our first time there. We ordered

  • Bazra Chicken Salad – Char Grilled Chicken with mixed leaf, tomato, onion and lime dressing
  • Raggu Alla Bolognaise – Home made raggu Alla Bolognaise Papadele pasta finished with fresh herbs and parmesen
  • Margarita Pizza

It took around half an hour for our food to arrive which I was okay with.

With all the food on the table I wasn’t sure which one to start with, but the chicken in the salad was calling my name.

What a beautifully refreshing tasty salad. The chicken had a crispy coating and was lovely and tender. The hint of lime in the salad really added to the summery fresh salad. I’ll 100% going to be getting this next time, even just for a main meal or even just for that chicken.

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Meanwhile I’m hearing my boyfriend rave on and on about how good the pasta is, but I next decided to try the pizza…maybe I was trying to save the best till last.

The pizza was hot and fresh, and incredible overload of cheese which i wasn’t complaining about, The base of the pizza was a bit doughy, not really crunchy or anything but it was decent. My favourite part of the pizza had to be the sprinkle of mixed herbs on the pizza, the taste of oregano really made the flavour of the pizza . Not a massive fan of the whole chunks of tomato on the pizza, they were too heavy and to be honest I ended up taking them off the slices of pizza I had or they just fell off. Really great flavoursome pizza. Yum.

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Now onto the pasta!!

If there is ever padadele on the menu I am immediately drawn to it, the wider the pasta the better I think. This without a doubt was a very good dish. The bolognaise sauce was rich in tomato flavour with mixed herbs. The pasta was a bit overcooked for my liking but I was happy to over see that for the flavour and the blankets of pasta just picked up that thick and rich sauce perfectly with a great amount of parmasen cheese on top

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Location – Fight in the heart of Maroubra beach. This will be a great all day restaurant in the summer time. I will make sure I am back in the summer time. Lots of parking but I can imagine it would be hard to get parking on the weekends.

Price – Great price, for 2 drinks and three dishes it came to around $60. Reasonable prices.

Service – Service was good. We were approached straight away, we didn’t have to wait long to order or receive our meals. They were polite and always made sure we were okay with our meals.

Atmosphere – Beautiful relaxed romantic. Nice volume of music was being played, lighting was perfect and everyone was there for a good meal.

Food – Delicious food. I’d describe the food as, food made with love and passion, they never lacked flavour in any of the dishes we tried. Hearty and fresh food. Was just what we needed on a cold winter night.

I’d recommend this place in a heart beat. For a restaurant that has only been open for 4 weeks I am very impressed. A great night out for dinner and I will be back asap…even thinking of going there tonight to try some different dishes 🙂

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Bazara – Maroubra Beach