Acropolis – Le Meridien – Abu Dhabi

Acropolis restaurant
Entrance to Acropolis restaurant
Mix grill - Dhs 145
Mix grill – Dhs 145

Here I am inside the first Greek restaurant of Abudhabi. Infact it’s not often you find greek restaurants in UAE and I was quite happy to bump into this one during my stay at Le Meridien, AbuDhabi. From starters to the maincourse, it’s been a great treat of authentic greek flavour and taste. This would be my second post on a greek restaurant and with this you will now find a new category called greek cuisine on my blog 😉 …

Acropolis - Interiors
Acropolis – Interiors
LIVE entertainment at Acropolis
LIVE entertainment at Acropolis
Bread and traditional greek dippers
Bread and traditional greek dippers
spitiko tzatziki - Greek yoghurt with cucumber and garlic - Dhs 23
spitiko tzatziki – Greek yoghurt with cucumber and garlic – Dhs 23

The interiors followed a blue and white theme all around the restaurant, nice big wide chairs with matching table cloth. Suddenly, the whole combination made you feel at home 🙂 They’ve got LIVE entertainment playing outside their restaurant in the evenings, so maybe it’s a better idea to sit outside :). As soon as we made our order we got the typical fresh breads and dippers to begin with. To give a better company for their breads we ordered the greek yoghurt with cucumber and garlic which was so pure in taste. Felt so good in the stomach after having it.

panzari - dhs 23 - Beetroot salad with a cream of garlic and olive oil
panzari – dhs 23 – Beetroot salad with a cream of garlic and olive oil
Kolokithokeftedes - Dhs 23 - zucchini patties crispy with mint and yoghurt
Kolokithokeftedes – Dhs 23 – zucchini patties crispy with mint and yoghurt
Feta scharas - Dhs 23 - grilled feta cheese with tomato, green and red pepper
Feta scharas – Dhs 23 – grilled feta cheese with tomato, green and red pepper

Then came the interesting line up 😀 The hot crispy zucchini filled with mint and yoghurt was a great bite and fast moving on our table. It came and it vanished 🙁 Best weather for fried items I’d say. Beetroot salad was pretty good. I am not always a beet root fan but that sauce on the beetroot made it juicy and delicious enough for a hardcore non-vegetarian like me to love it 😀 The only issue I had with grilled feta cheese was it’s presentation 🙁 why would they serve it in a foil. Could have been more enticing had they served that slab of feta cheese on a plate instead 🙂 Nevertheless you always get to eat some of the best feta cheese in a greek restaurant.

Mix Grill - dhs 145
Mix Grill – dhs 145
Mousaka - Dhs 75 - Eggplant prepared in the area with mince meat, bechamel sauce and gratinated with cheese
Mousaka – Dhs 75 – Eggplant prepared in the area with mince meat, bechamel sauce and gratinated with cheese

When you read about Greek dishes you hear a lot about Mousakka, so we made sure we try this one. I highly recommend to try Mousaka at Acropolis, it was one of the best greek mains I’ve had. Mixed grill looked Arabic from a distance but actually was different in taste and content. Besides the usual lamb chops, chicken which is found under a set of pita breads, you also find sausages as a part of their mixed grill. Don’t expect this to taste arabic, it’s a whole new taste coming from the Greek side. A change is always nice 🙂

Loukoumades - Dhs 40 - sweet fritters with honey and nuts
Loukoumades – Dhs 40 – sweet fritters with honey and nuts
Karidopita - Dhs 40 - walnut pie served with mastic ice cream
Karidopita – Dhs 40 – walnut pie served with mastic ice cream

I was impressed with Acropolis until I reached their dessert department. Dessert is one area Acropolis need to make improvement. The desserts looked enticing but didn’t reach up to my expectation in taste. I know they can do better as my experience with greek desserts have been amazing at EAT GREEK restaurant which was featured on my blog last month. At Acropolis, you definitely eat some genuine greek dishes which you can recommend but not their desserts for now. Click here to visit their official website. Click pictures below to view them in full screen view.

2 thoughts on “Acropolis – Le Meridien – Abu Dhabi”

  1. Thankyou for showing me up a greek restaurant in dubai….
    was recently in athens and couldnt stop craving kolokithokeftedes eversince……
    And the feta cheese.in phyllo pastry with sweet cherry tomato topping..at the restaurant in acropolis museum… yummm….
    i dont care about the desserts.as long as the kolokithokeftedes are great…..

    thanks again….

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