pita bread

Cafe On Eaton

12 Eaton St, Oakleigh 9568 4668

 

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Open Pork Yiros Plate with Greek salad, Pita bread, Tzatziki and Chips

Generous portions however the pork was slightly dry and salt needed to be added to the chips.

★★

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Chicken Yiros Souvlaki (wrapped in lightly grilled pita)

The chicken was deliciously moist, the yogurt sauce was terrific and the fresh salad gave the souvlaki delightful crunch.

★★★

 

Overall:

Quick service, simple decor, tasty souvlakis. Note that orders here are taken at the counter.

 

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Almazett

208 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield North 9509 8959

 

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Pickled turnips (stained pink with beetroot), Pickled carrots, Hommus, Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh, served with warm pita bread

= Good

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Fatayer Bi Jibneh (filo pastry with feta cheese and herbs) and Fatayer (filo pastry with spinach and pine nuts)

Crisp golden pastry filled with tasty fillings.

= Good

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Falafel

Deep fried mixture of chickpeas, broad beans, crushed wheat and spices, served with Tahina.

Slightly dry, so be generous with the Tahina.

= Not bad

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Chicken wings

Char grilled chicken wings with garlic and lemon. Simple yet AMAZING.

= Excellent

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Roast potatoes with herbs

= Not bad

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Whole grilled fish with Tahina, walnuts, coriander, garlic, pine nuts and chilli

= Not bad

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Shish Tawook (barbecued skewers of chicken fillets with a garlic sauce)

= Good

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Lubia Bi Zeit (green beans, tomato and olive oil) and Riz Moufalfal (rice with pine nuts)

= Good

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Rahet El Halkoum (traditional Turkish Delight) and Baklava (layers of filo pastry filled with crushed nuts in blossom syrup)

=  Good

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 Mahalabiya (milk pudding served with pistachio nuts and blossom syrup)

= Good

 

Overall:

I love the Almazett Mezza Menu that they have here. You are served a set menu but can go back and order more items from the regular menu at any point in time, essentially making this an ‘all you can eat’ menu option (which always leads to me devouring plate after plate of delicious chicken wings). The atmosphere is comfortable and the service is fantastic (accommodating, efficient and very friendly). Note that this place only opens for dinner and that a belly dancer performs on Friday and Saturday nights (so be prepared for some up-close staccato hip movements, belly rolls and plenty of shimmying!)

 

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Gazi

2 Exhibition St, Melbourne 9207 7444

 

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Tzatziki dip and Sweet Potato Skordalia dip with pita bread

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Ouzo cured salmon with Karpouzi salad, goats curd and grain crumb

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Saganaki with honey, lemon and sesame

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Prawn and Duck Souvlakakia

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Chips with feta, garlic oil and oregano

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Red cabbage salad

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Wood fire spit chicken with white beans and Tyrokafteri

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Barramundi with walnut dressing

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Acropolis Now

(strawberry mousse, coffee and mastic)

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Loukoumades

(Greek donuts with honey and nutella)

Overall:

If you decide to have their 10 dish sharing banquet (like we did), be sure to come in HUNGRY and ready to eat. Everything we tried was enjoyable, but it would be the delicious dips and the extraordinary souvlakakias (small souvlakis) that I would be returning for. The staff were friendly and efficient, the atmosphere loud and buzzing, and the decor fascinating with a sculptural canopy of bright orange terracotta pots hanging from the ceiling.

 

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