Modern Middle Eastern Vegan Dinner at Naim, Paddington Brisbane

This is my most favourite restaurant during this Brisbane trip! The menu is very interesting and taste was amazing! When I read about the restaurant, I know why … because the co-owner and head chef is formerly a chef of Michelin starred restaurant


Cute looking restaurant

The inside is also cute! 

This restaurant is not fully plant based but it has amazing plant based menu. There are both with and without plant based meat which is great because my hubby is not a big fan of plant based processed food so we only order plant based meat free dishes!

You can check the menu both non plant based and plant based from the link below


Such a wide range of plant based menu!

As for the entrée, we ordered ‘Baked Ricotta and Artichoke Dip’ and this is our most favourite dish………We really couldn’t believe the almond ricotta was dairy free! It was so creamy and goey with baked garlic, dill ricotta, wilted spinach, marinated artichoke and grilled focaccia. So yum! It was definitely one of the yummiest dishes I have had this year. That is how much I adore this dish!

Baked Ricotta & Artichoke Spread- $26

For main, we ordered ‘Athenian Artichoke Orzo’ which had cripsy jerusalam artichokes, summery tomato safron napoli, orzo pasta, caper berries, za’atar oil, dipped with some grilled focaccia. Have you noticed that I order another artichoke dish? Well, it is very time consuming to cook artichoke at home, so I tend to order dishes that include the food that I don’t cook at home

It was my first time to try Caper  berries and there are lots of them in the stew! So much fun

Another main is ‘Mushroom Bastilla’, which was a warm filo pie that was filled with toasted seasonal mushrooms, creamy garlic and almond filling, picked currants Jerusalem artichoke skordalia sauce and herb salad

Mushroom Bastilla – $26

We got really full after eating all so no space for dessert, especially two dishes come with Turkish bread so it was really filling

Dinner menu is more interesting than brunch menu so I highly recommend to have dinner!

Mt Coot-Tha is definitely worth a visit when you are in Brisbane. Highly recommend to visit Naim after Mt Coot-Tha visit

If you are visiting Brisbane for a holiday, maybe you can go there after visiting Mt Coot-That just like us. I would not say the restaurant is close to Mt Coot-Tha but similar direction from Brisbane CBD. ( FYI, we went to have an amazing vegan Chinese food at King tea for lunch before visiting Mt Coot-Tha – again, similar direction but you need a car or uber to do that )

Naim is bit far from Brisbane city but I am so glad we went there!



14 Collingwood St, Paddington



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