The somewhat iconic site has developed a storied history – for more than a decade it housed famed Greek eatery Hellenika, before the new owners replaced it with Mediterranean eatery LOKI in late 2019. While LOKI’s tenure was short-lived, the owners were prompted to completely shift their focus and reinvent the site from the ground up with a brand-new concept and identity. With 200-plus seats sprawling across the downstairs dining area and rooftop bar, the eye-catching Miss Mee is a significant addition to the city’s dining scene – and a welcome one at that, having arrived right as restrictions on hospitality venues are easing, spurring locals to begin venturing out with a little extra spring in their steps.
Much like its predecessors, the neon-lit downstairs area at Miss Mee is dedicated to sit-down group feasts, with pink booths and larger tables setting the scene for share-style banquets (and cocktails, of course) with the gang. The once gleaming all-white staircase has been licked with neon-pink paint, leading you up to a completely transformed rooftop area, which is dotted with dining tables, bar seating, a DJ booth and a little more room to move (and groove). While the bright lights and colourful fit-out will catch your gaze, the aromas from the kitchen will quickly have you turning your attention to the eats and sips.
Miss Mee’s Southeast Asian-style menu takes a slight Thai lean with a raft of crowd-pleasing classics (think pad Thai, nasi goreng and massaman beef brisket) served up alongside less-familiar dishes like deep-fried pork hock, traditional ‘ma hor’ with caramelised mince pork, chicken and prawn atop pineapple, and interesting desserts like smoked candied-coconut dumplings with sweet coconut cream. The banquet menus are the best way to taste your way through Miss Mee’s offering – choose from five- or eight-course feasts, which both feature plenty of favourites like Thai-style green curry and the eye-watering chilli-laced sirloin. Plus, there’s also a vegan banquet menu for the plant-based folk. Behind the bar you’ll find an extensive collection of wines (including a few natural drops) and local tap beers, though a visit to Miss Mee won’t be complete without sampling a cocktail (or three) like its signature boozy bubble tea, served in a takeaway cup, with jasmine-infused vodka, Midori, green tea, coconut milk and black tapioca pearls.
Miss Mee is now open! Head to the Stumble Guide for its opening hours and contact details.