Zak’s Restaurant, West Lakes

My final instalment to my small project with Wine Selectors wines. Did I save the best one to last? I think I did.

zak's restaurant

zak's restaurant
Sunset at West Lakes

I haven’t seen the C&T since our day at the beach due to work, family commitments and conflicting schedules, but C managed to round us up for a Greek feast with a killer view to boot.

Dips and bread to share:

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Meze platter of 3 dips and pita bread; $16.00 and $2.20 each
Tzatziki: a traditional blend of yoghurt, garlic and cucumber with a hint of olive oil
Bantzaria: a blend of fresh beetroot, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon
Melintzanosalata: roasted eggplant, garlic, fresh herbs and fresh lemon

Yum yum!! Lightly toasted pita bread dunked heavily in creamy, smooth and flavourful dips. A great starter but go easy on the bread as I was halfway to my food coma already and I didn’t even finish off my share. Phew! We found the tzatziki to be slightly runnier than what we’re used to and I personally found the eggplant dip to be very spicy due to the raw garlic. Garlic breath ain’t cool.

Next up: mains! (So glad we didn’t over order cause we were reaching our peak already! Small bellies, hungry eyes.)

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Brokenwood The Bentley’s Boot Pinot Noir 2010,
Mixed grill: deluxe mixed grill of chicken souvlakia, pork souvlakia, quail and loukaniko sausage served with chips and salad; $38.00
Kalamari: fried kalamari dusted with seasoned flour and served with fresh lemon; $16.00

Accompanying our meal for the night was Brokenwood The Bentley’s Boot Pinot Noir 2010, which has a “varietal and complex cherries on the nose, earth and spice on the palate…”

Lovely wine! We’re not big on red wines but this one was very very nice and smooth. And because it was so easy to drink, I more likely than not, may have almost finished the whole bottle. >.< At least I had a reliable designated driver that evening. :D Will definitely be getting this bottle again for any upcoming dinners.

As for the food, the mixed grill was okay and sufficient although I don’t think it’s hefty price tag was quite worth it. The kalamari was light, crisp; the meat super tender and soft and with a good squeeze of fresh lemon, these were gone in no time.

zak's restaurant

Food is a bit on the expensive side but the view and atmosphere makes up for it.

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 2.5/5
Ambience: 4/5

-d

Zak’s Restaurant
149 Brebner Drive
West Lakes SA 5021
P 08 8353 5000

Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 10am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-late (Closed Saturday lunch)


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1 comment for “Zak’s Restaurant, West Lakes

  1. Ann
    January 20, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    Hi d. That pretty much sums up the food experience I had when I visited about 5 years ago. Meat platter looks uninspiring although the bread and the calamari look quite nice. Too many other nice places to go. I’m interested to try the wine.

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