I’ve never been one to turn down trying new food (unless it contains mushrooms). So when I saw a new Greek restaurant was opening in the city centre, I had to try it!
The menu has plenty of small plate options (mezze) and they recommend 3 dishes per person. Between three people we ordered seven dishes and it was just the right amount. I loved the small dishes, each different along with some new foods. Given the mixed reviews I had read, I went in expecting it to be good, but nothing special. Thankfully, expectations exceeded me and if it’s okay, can someone send me 20 boxes of their Halloumi fries please?
So as per the spoiler above, I loved the Halloumi Fries – I could have eaten them all day. The batter was lovely, light and crispy whilst the Halloumi inside was light and soft whilst not being ‘squeaky’ or chewy.
The Houmous and Pitta Bread were amazing. It contained fresh garlic, olive oil & lemon juice which was lovely and probably the best I’ve ever had. It was also topped with (what I assume to be) Paprika which was different and added a nice touch rather than the plain Houmous you’d eat at home.
Next up is the Halloumi & Pomegranate salad on a bed of leaves followed by a Grilled Swordfish Steak, marinated in lemon juice and fresh garlic served on a bed of asparagus.
I loved the Pomegranate salad as it was fresh and they gave you thick slices of cheese rather than thin slices I would have expect to get. That was one of the reasons I was sceptical of going here but despite them having small plates, they give you great portion sizes.
The Swordfish was lovely, soft and fell apart nicely. I had never had it before so it was something new!
I wasn’t too keen on the next dish – Pan Fried Scottish Scallops in an anchovy butter. They were soft and cooked very well but I didn’t actually taste the anchovy butter. It’s a shame as this dish could have been so nice but lacked flavour for me.
Wow – these look and tasted amazing. It was a bit tough to cut but wasn’t tough to eat. For me, it also lacked flavour but still tasted good.
AND FINALLY THE LAST DISH…
This is a dish called Spanakopita – a filo pastry with a Spinach and Goat’s cheese filling. This was lovely as it wasn’t sweet, bitter, heavy or overpowering. For the price it could have been a bit bigger but overall, another great dish!
THE OTHER STUFF…
The staff were very friendly and we waited approximately five-ish minutes before getting our first dish as they all come when they’re ready. I love how you can see into the kitchen as they’re freshly preparing your meal. It’s not a loud place either as there is nothing worse than trying to hear everyone talk to each other over loud chatter/music. However, the dull lighting took away from the atmosphere which made it hard to get good photos.
The prices for the individual dishes were decent but as mentioned, some are a little pricier than I would have liked them to be. When added up of course, it’s rather expensive but if you think about your average lunch such as a burger, etc…that could be £10/15 for one person, plus drinks – so it’s probably around the same price as any other meal out.
Three favourite dishes:
Houmous & Pitta Bread
Value For Money: 4/5