My first greek experience 🙂 and I am glad I visited this restaurant. One of the beauties of being in Dubai is you get to try almost any part of the world without having to be there. EAT GREEK is one of those restaurants who strongly believe in their heritage and culture and they try to replicate the same at their restaurant in Dubai. This would be their first restaurant which is located at Jumeirah Beach Residence, THE WALK and looking at their success you can expect them to open a few more in Dubai.
I love their interiors. From the flooring, fence, wall, roof, lights and leather seats and haven’t seen one restaurant having this many types of seating options. The restaurant has different types of chairs and table setting to suit you the most. You feel at a Greek home and very cozy. It’s a two floor store and the interiors look very different on both floors but sticking to the Greek interior design. I love being on their terrace and it’s great a view to be eating from their balcony watching the beach. The photos should give you a decent idea on the inside of EAT GREEK.
For drinks they had different types of mocktails, mojitos and milk shakes. The rejuvenating drink for me was their Mocktail Exotica. The chocolate milk shake nice and thick but their passion fruit Mojito was a fail. The Mojito drink was dead in taste and should have been made better 🙁 Then came one of the best part which was their homemade bread and Tzatziki(yogurt, cucmber, garlic along with herbs) Ofcourse the bread is normally served complimentary along with any of your order. You would typically dip them in their olive oil which is found on your table. The hot bread and the cold tzatziki goes well with each other. The greek salad is one of the most famous salads so we made sure to try this at the real place. It’s the beautiful chunk of feta cheese that caught the attention of my eye otherwise you are eating lot of tomatoes, cucumbers along with some olives and onions.
Just when I was appreciating the quality of feta cheese in the Greek salad, in came the baked feta cheese which was one of the best baked cheese I’ve had. It was so good that it would have not stayed on the plate for more than a minute. All of us were literally fighting for it 🙁 So I asked the manager where is this cheese from? and he said it’s directly imported from Greece. Egg plant salad reminded me of baba ganoush but a Greek version of it. If you notice carefully some of their cold appetizers are more or less similar to arabic cold mezzeh. The kadafi jumbo prawn was super crispy, thanks to it’s kadaifi filo pastry and should be a teaser to prawn lovers. They are also beautiful and elegantly presented on a matching plate 🙂 The Greek bruschetta(roasted pita bread with on top sits capsicums, chopped anchovies, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, mint leaves) even though was pretty, not very much to my liking but my wife found it interesting.
I was impressed to see how the mix grills were presented. The last time I got the grills in this fashion was from Nandos. No doubt, all grills were lovely especially their beef 😉 Except it requires a little bit of work to take those meat grills out of the stick. For a change the potato chips were thin and circular. The big black bream fish was super. It’s been a while I’ve been craving for some fresh fish. It tasted fresh as if just out of the sea. They also have options of fish without bones(fillet), I opted for the fish with bones which was perfect for me! Also note the fish comes with a mix of steamed leaves such as mustard leaves, spinach etc. Surely the leaves are healthy but are bitter in taste. The whole fish was pretty good that even my kids loved it! 🙂
The Greek desserts were interesting too. Nothing that I’ve not heard before but it was a greek version. The loukoumades reminded me of the traditional sweet dumplings available in Dubai which is normally dipped in date syrup. But the loukoumades here is heavier whereas the local ones are extremely light. The loukoumades tasted best when it was dipped in nutella. No words can appreciate the baked cheesecake. Well done and so pure in taste. I’ve had chocolate baklavas before but a mini size. This one is like a giant version of it. The first bite of the chocolate baklava was a good hard chocolate crispy feeling but later on you get a little tired of the taste. I think baklavas are best when they are smaller cause they are generally hard and stiff and when you try to manure with fork and knife, in the long run you might get frustrated 🙁
The orange pie was one of my favourites. You press and you get those orange juice flowing out of it and that sweet syrup fills your mouth when you bite them and that’s the best part. The ice creams is not any vanilla but a greek special and you’ll realize it once you have it. Overall I am quite impressed with EAT GREEK and looking forward to many more visits here. They also have a clean and clear website with their whole menu available along with pricing. Click here to go to their website.
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