A vow to vinyl. North Melbourne is home to a new bar and restaurant with an attractive spin. Agraba is all about Lebanese and LPs, and invites wax worshippers to bring along their own records for a turn on the wheel. The ‘if we dig it, then we’ll spin it’ spirit works well in the restaurant’s small, cosy surrounds. The enchanting lamps, treasure-like wares and richly coloured walls create the perfect ambience to share music and mezze.
The menu offers a mouth-watering selection of traditional Lebanese dishes, with an emphasis on fresh and flavoursome ingredients. The one-woman wonder in the kitchen whips up an array of dishes to satisfy both animal lovers and animal eaters. Picking a favourite dish may prove difficult – is it the wholesome vine leaves filled with rice and finely chopped vegetables? Or the hearty lamb kafta burgers on Lebanese rice with tahini and pinenuts? Let one of the charming staff chat you into a cocktail or stick with the theme and sample a wine or beer all the way from Lebanon.
63 Errol Street, North Melbourne
(03) 9329 0058