Start with pita bread and a range of dips, such as spicy feta cheese, hummus, olive tapenade and melitzanosalata (oven-roasted eggplant blended with garlic, lemon, herbs and olive oils) to set the tone for a Greek-style evening out at one of South Africa’s top Greek restaurants. The Greeks know how to prepare their meat and the range of tasty meat dishes on offer will leave many diners undecided, but the paithakia (grilled lamb chops seasoned with lemon and oregano) is a winner. The meze platter, comprising different types of meat, including prawns, chicken souvlaki, chicken livers along with dips and pita bread) also comes highly recommended for the indecisive diner. For dessert, their homemade Greek yoghurt is the food of the gods, served with honey and nuts, extra-creamy and subtly tangy, it is arguably the best Greek yoghurt that can be bought locally. The decadent chocolate cake also comes highly recommended, rich, dark, and generously portioned, it is an absolute treat.
Greek wines such as restina, and Kouros dry white and red are available, as well as variety of other wines and champagnes. Wine is also sold by the glass. The house wines include a range of Douglas Green wines and a Legacy semi-sweet.
The service isn't exactly thrilling, with waitrons seeming quite oblivious to tables, allowing guests to sit with dirty plates for a long period of time before clearing the table, even with the cutlery arrangement indicating that the guest is done eating. This shouldn’t overshadow the fact that the ambience and food and drinks make it quite a welcoming venue.
The restaurant is beautiful and tastefully decorated, transporting guests to a fine dining Greek island restaurant with the elegant furniture and décor.
Free Wi-Fi is available.
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Greek in name, Greek in nature – albeit that it strays into the territory of the general Mediterranean cuisine – but in a good way. This restaurant has been pumping since the opening of the centre. If you’re going solo, opt for the thinly sliced Norwegian smoked salmon served with wild rocket, avocado and capers. For two or more, sharing makes it interesting. Perhaps a platter of delicately whipped taramasalata, tzatziki, spicy feta cheese with a dash of chilli, and even melitzanosalata – oven roasted eggplant blended with garlic, herbs and olive oil, with pitas to scoop it all up. Groups, as is the Greek nature, are celebrated. A meze platter while sipping on a cocktail or chilled ouzo is at the order of the day – it’s pure vegetarian heaven: fragrant falafel, creamy hummus, tasty dolmathes, delicious spanakopita and black mushrooms topped with spinach and feta cheese. Also some of the delicious dips, as well as the fabulous squid and artichoke salad. There are of course meat meze choices, the best of which is the meatballs, cooked in a deliciously fresh tomato sauce and oregano a touch of garlic. Mains include a selection of traditional Greek dishes like kleftiko – lamb shank lovingly and slowly roasted on the bone, with rosemary and other delights. The 500g fillet, marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and oregano and served on the bone for added flavour, is their speciality. The list of options is lengthy and includes set menus at different price points – perfect for large groups. There are broader culinary influences (pasta, for instance, and sole with teriyaki sauce), but in essence this is a celebration of the Greek way of life.
The wine list, comprising both local and Greek wines, will appeal to most pockets. You will also find some traditional meze-matching drinks like ouzo and the like.
Not superlative, but friendly and mostly attentive.
The blue and white décor theme makes you long for a seaside vacation in Greece. Despite the designer-y look and feel of things, the place virtually begs for good times.
Bring the children – there’s a special menu for them.
Delicious food with reasonable service.
Horrible servie - the waitor asked for more of a tip. The cutlery was dirty and used and the food was burnt.
Delicious meze. Excellent gyro in pita- but a little pricey. And the restaurant gets progressively very noisy.
Service was attentive and professional. Despite being very busy on a Saturday night our order arrived timeously and was correct. The food was tasty and we both enjoyed it. I can't compare it to real Greek food as I've never been to Greece but I would eat it all again. Manager checked up on us. Only down side was that we were seated next a a few large groups. Not ideal for a table of two on a special night out but I guess that's called filling the restaurant rather than turning us away.