There is a great deal of choice on the menu, something to suit everyone's taste and pocket The interesting starters included soup of the day, smoked mackerel pate with toast and salad, hummus with tzatsiki
and crudities, mussels, and whole prawns with garlic mayonnaise.
From a Greek-Marinated Chicken, Tzatsiki
which features a yogurt and herb marinated chicken in a cucumber/yogurt herbed sauce (tzatski) to a unique sandwich made from Chicken, Beet, Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey, this is packed with innovations you won't see elsewhere.
Serve in pitta bread pockets with fresh salad, cucumber, tomato and, if you like, tzatsiki
or plain yoghurt and mint.
Your reviewer, already in a state of fervour from the smells coming off the slowly rotating spits of chicken and lamb, opted for the mixed mezze starters of hummus, aubergine moutabal, tzatsiki
, stuffed vine leaves and crispy Kurdish bread followed by a grilled lamb steak.
Griddle a mackerel fillet for the evening meal and serve with a large tablespoon of tzatsiki
and unlimited salad, vegetables and a wedge of lemon.
A big selection of hot and cold starters or mezze includes fried whitebait, calamari, tzatsiki
and grilled halloumi cheese.
To start with I went for cacik - a yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and mint dip similar to the Greek dish, tzatsiki
. Served with delicious Turkish bread, this cold starter cost pounds 2.50.
First came the dips, houmous, tzatsiki
, taramasalata and a tahinidip together with a couple of different forms of bread, pitta and a HE dips were rather bland however.
My friends had 'mezzes for two to share' - another very straightforward arrangement of hummus, tzatsiki
and taramasalata dips with pitta bread, olive salad and feta cheese (pounds 6.50).
Sticks of carrot, celery, fennel, cucumber, sprigs of cauliflower with tzatsiki
Greece is best known for its salads and starters like the tasty 'tzatsiki
' which is garlic, yoghurt, cucumber and olive oil, or the 'village salad' made up of tomato and cucumber wedges, s liced onion and red and green peppers in olive oil, topped with feta cheese.
Our supermarkets are crammed with European goodies from tiramisu to tzatsiki
while our increased red wine consumption shows that we've come a long way from the days when Leibfraumilch was the order of the day.