As I had heard it was very popular, I decided to book for lunch. As we were driving through Subiaco it looked like a ghost town. It was 1 o’clock on a Saturday and it was deserted. It has been a while since I’d been to Subiaco but I was really surprised.
Parking was easy to find, directly opposite there was a large parking area and there was some street parking in the area as well. The outside of the restaurant was charming, painted in the iconic blue of Greece. Although it was cold today I could imagine sitting outside on a spring or summer afternoon, sipping a few wines and watching the world go by.
When we entered I was again surprised to find there was only one other couple dining and while we were there no one else came. We were told we could sit wherever we liked so chose a table near the window. It was lovely and warm inside and the sun was shining outside.
The menu consisted of the normal a la carte menu, offering meze or individual mains. There was also a special lunch menu on offer. Meze is sort of a collection of finger foods. I guess you could say it is the Greek equivalent of tapas. The word “meze” can mean taste or a small snack. Served with ouzo or wine it can be a main meal.
There is such an assortment of dishes that can be served as meze. Very popular is grilled bread, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Dips like tzatziki and hummus are also served with pita or grilled bread. Seafood is a favourite, octopus, squid and grilled fish.
We decided to start with bread and dips. You could have a choice of two dips so we chose tzatziki and hummus. This plate also came with olives and feta cheese. Everything was delicious but the tzatziki was a stand out. It was so tasty and refreshing. I also loved the feta.
For mains we chose from the special lunch menu. I couldn’t pass on the lamb shishkebab and Claude chose the sizzling prawns. Both plates were reasonably priced at $19.50 – $22.50 and a very decent size. My shishkebab came with really tasty wedges. The lamb was tender and the salad refreshing. Claude enjoyed his dish which came with the prawns sizzling in a cast iron pot. They were accompanied by a greek salad, riceand some bread to sop up the delicious oil.
We still had room for dessert so we both ordered the baklava. This was again a decent size. The only disappointment was it was a little firm as if it had been in the fridge too long. However it was very tasty.
Throughout the meal the service was friendly and efficient. I definitely can see us returning in finer weather to dine outside and try a few of the small dishes.