63 Auburn Rd Auburn, NSW 2144

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Opening hours Daily 9am-10pm
Features Cheap Eats, Breakfast-brunch, Wheelchair access, Outdoor seating, Vegetarian friendly
Prices Cheap (mains under $20)
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 9643 5299

Immerse yourself in Mado’s lavish interior of heavy, ornate timber furniture, Turkish trinkets and walls adorned with patterned rugs and string instruments. Then back away slowly from the pizzas and burgers and go a colourful plate of dips followed by minced lamb any which way you like it: stuffed in a burghul-wheat pocket, formed into patties, shish kebab-ed or piled on a plate with piquant tomato sauce, fried bread cubes and garlic yoghurt. Desserts include sweet and stretchy maras ice-cream made from wild orchid tubers. It’s ‘the only ice-cream in the world eaten with a knife and fork’ and, allegedly, an aphrodisiac.