Share-style plates and refined Middle Eastern tapas within the charming Tramsheds dining precinct.
Framed by black metal beams within the Tramsheds dining precinct, Bekya’s spacious dining area cleverly blends modern minimalism with the industrial, rustic character of the building. The dining area wraps around their open kitchen, which is illuminated with the neon words ‘fresh salad’, ‘olives’ and ‘fresh bread’.
Fattoush Salad ($14)
To start, we ordered the fattoush salad, which was piled high with lettuce, tomato, shallots, radish, parsley, pomegranate dressing and crispy bread. Generous and fresh, I loved this salad with all of its crunchy textures and a subtle sweetness from the pomegranate dressing.
Ladies Fingers (4 pcs $13)
Golden, crispy filo pasty cigars filled with warm, melty haloumi cheese. On face value, it sounds great! Served on a bed of sad-looking shredded lettuce, unfortunately I found this dish quite boring and flavourless.
Grazing Plate ($25)
Consisting of haloumi, roasted beetroot, cauliflower, sweet potato and red cabbage salad is a wholesome vegetarian option. I enjoyed the tender, sweet roasted beetroot and the cauliflower flavoured with spices. Nothing particularly to fault but also nothing memorable for me.
Lemon & Garlic Chicken ($29)
For our second main, we chose the lemon and garlic chicken consisting of grilled chicken breast with garlic sauce freshened with lemon juice and parsley. Served with Egyptian rice, this was a flavoursome and filling dish with some good, well-balanced flavours, however, the chicken was a little dry.
Unfortunately, our meal at Bekya was not particularly memorable. I enjoyed the fattoush salad, which had an excellent balance of flavours and textures, however all other dishes were uninspiring and bland at times. I love the communal style that Bekya strives for and can see great potential in the dishes that I sampled so would give them another go, however, won’t be rushing back anytime soon.
This post is based on an independently paid visit to Bekya. All opinions, comments and photos are 100% honest and my own.
Bekya @ Tramsheds
10 Maxwell Rd, Forest Lodge NSW 2037
(02) 9188 743†7
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