It’s unique Assyrian food, brought out on a trolley, the servings are huge and it all comes to $31, what more could you ask for?!

Hayat restaurant has been opened for a few months in the eclectic end of the Crescent in Fairfield near Al-Dhiaffah Al-Iraqi Restaurant and Bollywood Chinese.

It’s obviously a function centre by it’s size and the decor.  It’s Tuesday night and Walter and I are the only ones in the place.  Although the benefit is that we get instant and efficient service.

The Qoozi & Tabsee as explained by the waitress is rice with almond and sultana with a boiled lamb shank.  It’s a mild dish with minimal spices but I liked the starchy consistency of the rice.  Together with the lamb, this in itself is a hearty meal.

The mixed plate was delicious, it’s pretty standard kebab chicken, lamb and beef.  The hummus was a special treat, much coarser consistency and spicier than I’ve had and very, very good.  The picked vegetables were very sour and something I’m not too used to.

While the chicken and potato curry was more a spicy, thick tomato soup. Again starchy but delicious.

They were sweet in offering us some complimentary black tea, nicely scented and beautifully presented, lovely with some sugar.

If you like your meat and you’re game to try something different, then I think you’re ready for Hayat restaurant.

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Hayat Restaurant
5 The Crescent, Fairfield
9727 2223