Moroccan Soup Bar

Moroccan Soup Bar

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Based around the philosophy bringing community together through conversation The Moroccan Soup Bar menu is purely verbal.

​-Three course set menu

- 1.5 hour seating time

- Prices start at $35

​To book for dine-in or order takeaway call us on 03 9486 3500.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch 12:00pm - 2:30 pm

Takeaway only
Dinner 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Dine in and takeaway

Take Away Only from June 30, 2022

Pioneering Melbourne social enterprise Moroccan Soup Bar is ceasing dine-in service next month, citing concerns around COVID safety in the current phase of the pandemic and a litany of issues with its current site.

The business is reinventing itself as takeaway-only , and relaunching the Conversation Salon events that founder Hana Assafiri regularly ran before COVID-19 .

" At my age, I cannot in all good conscience just continue to turn tables without a meaning attached to what we do,'' says Assafiri .

" The pandemic and its impact was profound, and it needs a profound, bold change to the way we do things.

" None of this snapping back to the way things were.''

Assafiri founded Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy North in 1998 after a career working with women affected by family violence. She combined that experience plus her values of social justice to the restaurant , employing women who were marginalised, charging fair prices and encouraging conversation between diners via communal seating and a spoken menu.

It was an immediate hit for its radical model of menu-less , meatless and alcohol-free dining that was loaded with feeling.

Mid-pandemic , the restaurant had to relocate to its takeaway outlet, Moroccan Soup Bar Two Go, also in Fitzroy North. Assafiri and her team refitted the space for a post-lockdown world of outdoor and socially distanced dining.

But with the lease on that site now due for renewal and planning issues plaguing the use of a covered outdoor dining area, Assafiri decided it was time to try something new.

Details on the delivery service and events will be confirmed in coming weeks, when Assafiri inks a deal with an environmentally sound commercial kitchen. She will continue to employ women from marginalised backgrounds.

The last service at the restaurant will be June 30, 2022.

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 ⊜  316 St Georges Road,  Fitzroy North  View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 9486 3500
316 St Georges Road, Fitzroy NorthVictoria03 9486 3500

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