Recently the restaurant/bar we long knew as Markov Place changed hands - it's now a welcome second Moor's Head! We've enjoyed this business' 'inauthentic pizzas' in Thornbury, and they've transferred the menu faithfully to a venue tucked ever-so-conveniently behind Cinema Nova.
We kept it small and simple on our Monday night there, sharing the roquette salad (with dots of shanklish & Iranian raisins, $9.50) and the Oum Kalthoum ($19), a pizza of tomato, ashawan/aged mozzarella, haloumi and specks of black chilli.
There's plenty of scope for a more extravagant meal, of course - cold and hot mezze, pides spilling with caramelised eggplant, tahini yoghurt, and multiple cheeses, sweets and set menus. I'm sure we'll work up to them in future visits.
You can also read about one, two of our visits to the Thornbury original.
The Moor's Head
rear of 350 Drummond St, Carlton
Accessibility: You can enter via Eva bar on Drummond St (straight corridor, uneven shared toilet space, down a half-flight of stairs) or possibly via the cobbled Markov Place (wide entry). Both low and high tables are available. We ordered at the table and paid at a high bar. We didn't visit the toilets this time, but we think they're individual cubicles (gendered in times past but possibly now unisex).