On a midweek early evening we set off to Cairo Complex, a lively food and shopping hub with restaurants near Sheraton Al Matar area where Macera Lounge and Bar is located. Once settled we began skimming the comprehensive board menu, which included breakfast, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and main courses.
We started with a small selection of appetizers and some drinks. We sampled the Barbeque Buffalo Wings, blue cheese and hot sauces, Fried Mix Platter comprising of chunks of deep fried chicken, mozzarella sticks, spring rolls, onion rings and stuffed mushroom with honey mustard dip and sweet chili dip, a plate ideal for sharing in a bigger group, Sand Smelts, commonly known as besaria, served warm, these crunchy tiny fish are easy to eat and pack a very distinct taste.
Moving on to Macera Pizza, a signature dish that is uniquely shaped with a hollowed center filled with a small portion of arugula and cherry tomato salad, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. The very thin crust pizza base is topped with home-made tomato sauce and mozzarella along with minced beef, pepperoni, smoked turkey, smoked beef, mushroom and colored bell peppers. The pizza crust held all the ingredients together without our hands getting messy. We then dove into the Chicken Cordon Bleu – a classic French dish of breaded pan-fried chicken breast stuffed with smoked beef and blue cheese. Accompanied by sautéed vegetables and fries, the Cordon Blue was on point. After this feast of a meal, we opted to take a rain check on dessert that we plan to cash out very soon!
Definitely the dessert menu! We would sample on a second a visit. Beverage options include a selection of hot and cold drinks and a full bar.
Décor & Ambience
A mix of wood, black and white tile floor, industrial lighting fixtures and stone walls give a contemporary feel.
Clientele mix: Heliopolis crowd, groups of friends, business diners.
Price range: Moderate
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 2 am
Address: Ankara Street, Sheraton, Heliopolis
Tel: 0120 886 0669
Facebook and Instagram: @macera