This was our third visit to Suvlaki which is a fabulous little Greek restaurant set in the heart of Brick Lane in Shoreditch. We was really excited about this particular visit as we were going to be meeting the restaurant owner Irene Margariti who wanted our opinion on the New dishes that have just been added to the menu. So on Saturday we enjoyed our usual stroll from Liverpool Street station through Spitalfields and then along the buzzy & trendy Brick Lane. Then just before you reach Bethnal Green road you will find the restaurant on your left. We entered to find Irene waiting for us with a very friendly Greek welcome. We then sat down at our table before Irene came over to first find out more about each other before bringing us the New menu to look at. We could see straight away that there were a lot of dishes that we hadn’t tried before and the ones that we have had in the past had been revamped. There were a certain few dishes that Irene wanted us to try so in the end as all the menu looked very appetising we just said to her just bring us what ever you like and with a delightful look on her face off she went. To accompany our food we chose a fantastic greek wine a Rouvalis Asprolithi 2018 which was nice and light with citrus notes.
Rouvalis Asprolithi 2018
It was now time for the food and we started with the best Taramosalata I’ve ever had and with the addition of anchovies & pickled cucumber made this dish absolutely delicious. We followed this with the newly redesigned and heavenly Prawn Saganaki with white wine , tomato & feta always a favourite. Our palate was then refreshing with a delightful Greek Salad well you can’t not have one.
The conveyor belt of food kept coming and next on the list was the Courgette Fritters with smoked cheddar & nigella seeds. We followed this with the New vegetable Moussaka which although it was very tasty it was a bit soft so could have done with a bit of texture. Another New dish followed the Spanakopita which were spinach samosas with metsovone & chilli dressing. We also had the New Spicy Seafood Croquettes with chives & paprika which when dipped in the dressing were very nice and spicy but on their own could have done with a bit more flavour. (sorry no pic).
Now it was time for the New skewers with the first being the Scottish Leg of Lamb Skewer with cous cous , pomegranate and a herb & aioli sauce. The second was the Corn Fed Chicken Skewer with sweet potato , courgette & a mustard mayo. I have to say that both were absolutely fantastic and a big thumbs up from me.
Scottish Leg of Lamb Skewer
Corn Fed Chicken Skewer
It was then time to finish the savoury food with the Signature dishes and wow they were both stunning. The Goat Stifado with hilopites & grilled broccoli was a winner all day long. The Roasted Rump of Lamb & Meat Moussaka with confit charlotte potatoes was also amazing with the mixture of lamb & beef really complementing each other to create a fantastic plate of food. It wasn’t hard to see why these two dishes are on their signature section.
Roasted Rump of Lamb & Meat Moussaka
It was now time for a rest which gave us another chance to chat with Irene firstly about the dishes we’d had and also any future plans for the restaurant as well as talking about our love of Greece. So after our nice rest it was time to finish with dessert where they have a choice of three the Orange & Almond Cake with confit Orange & vanilla ice cream which had been revamped and was delicious. , The Greek Style Cheesecake with quince & poached pear was simply heaven. The Mosaiko Chocolate Biscuit with griottine cherries , creme fraiche & Brandy was amazing. So you can guess by now we had all three. Well I do love my desserts.
Orange & Almond Cake
Greek Style Cheesecake
Mosaiko Chocolate Biscuit
So in a nutshell that was it and a truly fantastic lunch came to an end. The New menu really was a success with only the slightest adjustments to a couple of dishes needing to be made. In all the flavours of the food were definitely the best I’ve known and therefore I would highly recommend either a return visit or if you’ve not been before to do so. This in my opinion is the best Greek Food you will eat in London. If you can’t make it to Shoreditch then you should head to their other branch in Soho.
A big Thank You to Irene and all the team for truly spoiling us and look forward to seeing you all again soon 💙🇬🇷 Yamas