Taboon, Robina

Since its opening, Taboon at Robina has established a reputation for fresh, vibrant modern Middle Eastern cuisine. Consistency has been the key to its success, together with the freshness of its food.

Owner Steven Isaacs brings his experience as a restaurateur and manager both in Sydney and the Middle East to Taboon in Robina. There’s attention to detail in the decor, from the stone taboon oven, the centrepiece and heart of the restaurant, to the authentic hand-painted tagines. Food preparation does not cut corners either: the pastries and flatbreads (so essential to this cuisine) are baked daily on the stone floor of the taboon, dips and desserts are handmade, all meat is Halal and food is prepared and cooked to order.

Taboon3 Just as Middle Eastern culture centres on the oven and the bread it produces, so Taboon is the ideal place to meet and share food. A trio of dips with pita bread, small salad, and pizza or main course could easily serve two people. Pizzas are around $20 and main course dishes (flame grilled meat and Moroccan tagines) $25 – $30. The mixed plate for two is a generous introduction to the restaurant’s food, including several different skewered meats and shooftas, and a tasty fatoush salad.

Taboon2 We ate on a Monday night (also available on Tuesdays), when a ‘create your own banquet without limit’ allows patrons to order anything from the menu for a set price per person, an offer not readily advertised and known only to locals. There’s no better way to sample the diversity of food available. Note that you would need to ring ahead and check conditions on this deal when booking. We shared desserts also, an opportunity to savour each one – it would have been so hard to choose between them!

Lunch options are cheaper but there’s lots of choice. Try the Taboon lunch bowl consisting of warm Egyptian rice with meat for a well-priced yet filling lunch, or pita sandwiches, pizzas, salads or mezze plates, again with many options suitable to share.

Taboon 20 A new menu addition is the weekend breakfast, which promises a different take on morning fare: Sahklab porridge with spiced apples and almond kadaiff, Shukshooka (eggs in spicy tomato sauce) with Middle Eastern salad and pita, or Baked eggs on zahtar pita with Middle Eastern salad and yoghurt sauce. All food is Halal, there are many gluten-free options available and the most expensive breakfast is still under $15 – my idea of a fabulous breakfast!

Taboon has developed a firm following of clientele from Byron to Brisbane for its sensationally fresh, authentic ethnic dining experience. Be sure to book!

Easy T Centre, 514 Christine Ave., Robina Ph: 07 5562 5005

NOTE: This is an updated version of our review first published in October 2011.
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  1. marj, 5 years ago

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