Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ostratos Greek

There aren't too many Greek restaurants in Canberra, lets just say I can only think of 2 and one of them is really a seafood grill place. Coming from a suburb in Sydney where there are Greek butchers, bakeries, restaurants, grocers and takeaway joints on every corner, it's a bit of a difference.

Having been to quite a few Greek restaurants too that are just fantastic, I know when something isn't that good, which is unfortunately what Ostratos is...

I had high hopes as a few people I asked about the place said it was fantastic. So we headed out last Friday for some Greek!

Taramasalata is one of my favourite dips, well probably my favourite. Frankie has tried to make it before and it didn't turn out as expected, so I definitely like to order it at Greek places, cause it is always excellent. Here it is not. It had a really strange taste to it, like a lime essence. It just tasted bad. The bread was really nice though. Maybe their other dips are better...

Taramasalata - $5

It wasn't cheap either for the amount we got. It came out in a small glass petrie dish. Luckily it wasn't that nice, otherwise I would have felt ripped off!

There was a meat platter on offer for $79, which I thought was a little steep, but it came with Greek salad and chips, so we decided to give it a go.

It wasn't bad, it just wasn't good. The meat felt like it had been cooked already and then just heated up. The salad was really good though and the chips were some of the best chips I have had.

Chicken and Lamb Kebabs

Meat patties of some sort

Lamb cutlets

Greek Salad - This was good

Ostratos Greek Taverna
9 Lonsdale Street
Braddon ACT

Ph: 6257 8200

Open Lunch - Tues to Fri - Noon to 2:30pm
Dinner - Tues - Sat - 6pm to 9:30pm


Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I really love taramasalata too-in fact too much! I don't make it because I end up eating it all :P

Iron Chef Shellie said...

I don't really go out for Greek food. We live in the area where it's the "Greek" suburb. We have a favorite souvlaki place, but never really go out for a proper sit down meal.
Shame the dip was bad =(

MelbaToast said...

Oh what a pity! I love greek food and I'm so lucky never to have had a bad meal...yet! And what a pity to pay sooo much money and it's not a great meal.