by Amanda Lizier
A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a “unicorn moment” – a weekday lunchtime where it was just us and no kids. To honour such a rare event we decided to make the most of it and try out one of the latest additions to the local eating scene – Zeus Street Greek on the corner of Monash and Victoria Roads at Gladesville. Zeus Street Greek is a chain of restaurants based around the idea of home-made Greek street food – think pitas and souvlaki. They do a brisk trade at lunch time with assorted folk from local offices as well as a smattering of families enjoying the rustic industrial ambiance.
On entering we took a seat to look at the menu before placing our order at the counter. You organise your own cutlery, condiments, and water from a buffet-style set up at the far end of the room. The menu is full of mouth-watering choices such as calamari, soft shell crab pita and various slow cooked meats from the souvla which you can see slowly turning in the open kitchen.
We opted for the “Feast for 2” which gives you the choice of a meat from the souvla (we had meltingly soft lamb), a salad, a side (we got grilled haloumi cheese), pilaf, tzatziki and delicious pita breads warm from the oven. Vegetarian options are also available and you can get gluten free pita bread. You can also pimp it out with additional menu items for a small extra fee. The food arrived quickly and was fresh, delicious and plentiful. We were worried that we couldn’t finish it all but, luckily, greed won out over good sense and we downed the lot before reluctantly heading (rolling) back to work. Gotta love a work from home day! Next time I will definitely save space for the desserts which had me salivating over chocolate or salted caramel loukoumades among other delights.
Although we didn’t take the kids that day I’d like to come back with them soon. The serve yourself style that we had is good for kids as they can pick and choose which elements they like. There is also a kids’ menu, kids puzzle packs and there were high chairs available. I probably wouldn’t take my large pram in but a small stroller would be fine.
If you want to sample the Mediterranean deliciousness but can’t face eating in, then the absolutely fantastic news is that they deliver! You can get the details from their website http://zeusstreetgreek.com.au/location/gladesville/.