The Padang Bar is a café/bar and has the best Northern African food I have ever tasted, with mainly Marokkan dishes on offer due to the fact that the chefs are mainly from Marokko.
Tajine dishes are their specialty and are oven dishes, which require extra time to prepare, but are well worth the wait. Their Merguez (spicy little sausages) and their lamb cutlets are a particular favourite of mine. All dishes come accompanied by couscous and salad. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Due to its popularity it is definitely worth booking a table, unless you don't mind sitting at the bar with a drink until a table is available.
The Padang Bar is open every day of the week, with the kitchen open from 17.30 - 22.00 hrs. They can be ound at : Padangstraat 3, 9715 CK Groningen. Telephone: 050 5776672.
Their website (Dutch) www.padang.nl
© Alison Day
First published in the Connections magazine #16 Summer 2007