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When it comes to authentic Greek food, you simply can’t go wrong with Plaka. A few months ago, I visited Plaka in Eastgate, shortly after I’d actually just returned from an amazing holiday in Santorini and Athens. Suffice to say, the experience was nothing short of a truly Greek one.
The Plaka in Eastgate is situated in the newly revamped eating zone of the mall. The restaurant has a light and airy feel to it with touches of calming blue tones. My benedict and I decided to keep it simple and opted for the ‘Meze for Two’. This meal boasts a variety of typical Greek foods that are perfect for those who enjoy trying a little of everything (like me). The ‘Meze for Two’ started out with a simple pita and dip. It was soon followed by chicken souvlaki, shish kebab, calamari, haloumi, falafel, zucchini, tomato and onion salad and hand cut potato chips. The chicken souvlaki was beautifully cooked; it was tender, juicy and flavoursome. The calamari was also delicious with a subtle chargrill flavour and a squeeze of lemon. One of my favourite dishes was the haloumi – perfectly cooked and authentically served (without sweet chilli - unlike the ever so popular saffa version). I also thoroughly enjoyed the grilled zucchinis which brought an element of freshness to the meal.
The service at Plaka was really great. The food was enjoyable and particularly authentic. After a glass of wine (or two) in their lovely setting, you’ll feel as though you’re enjoying a local meal in Perissa ;-) I look forward to visiting again soon.