A tarot reader and $20 tagines beckon me to Mosq on a Tuesday night. I like to curl up on the day bed and enjoy the Moroccan surroundings. This restaurant has been fitted out in style, with an ambience that promotes chill out time.
The $20 tagines are a Tuesday night special: most dishes are otherwise in the mid $20 range. I find myself ordering the delicious seafood tagine (normally $26) again and again! It goes very well with both the almond pilaf rice and the spicy cous cous. Hubby enjoys the roasted lamb rack.
The staff are friendly and helpful. Their suggestions for pairing wine with food are excellent. Oh, there is a wine bar too, where a pretty smooth cocktail can be sipped. On the outside balcony there is a hookah for those who like to puff!
As for lovely Andrea, the tarot card reader…let’s just say I was a sceptic until she read my cards! It is the first time I’ve delved into any type of fortune-telling. I was surprised to find she was very insightful! No wonder why Andrea is often fully booked! It is on a first in basis that she does the tarot readings for diners (between 7pm and 9pm), so let her know soon after you arrive if you want a reading. Even then, she may be fully booked. As they say, if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be…
Mosq is open each evening from 6pm – 11pm, but on Fridays and Saturdays it is reserved for private functions. I strongly recommend you book before any visit as this is a very popular restaurant. There is only one day bed, so do mention it if you like to dine and recline! As well as the Tuesday night special, there are free tarot readings on Wednesday night (between 6.30pm and 8.30pm) and, on Sunday night, you can be entertained by a belly dancer as you tuck into the $35 chef’s feast. Mosq opens from 3pm on Sundays.During Winter, Mosq donates 10% of it’s profits to Uniting Care’s Prahran Mission.
UPDATE August 2012: Ownership of this restaurant has changed since this review was written. This review is therefore out of date.