Birthdays are for spending time with close friends and family and what better way to do so than over a tasty and delicious feast! The trio of us found ourselves up north at Kefi, a popular Greek food haunt with Adelaidians and if their exceptionally high ratings on urbanspoon is anything to go by, then we were all in for a treat! If you’re thinking of getting yourself a table here, do yourself a favour and book well in advance (weeks and months just to be sure!) unless you’re in the area and feel like some take away. The restaurant was clean and fuss free; the crowd – loud and the place was packed! To demonstrate how packed and tightly seated the place was, we had to suck our bellies in as we navigated through the maze of occupied tables before we get to our table towards the back wall of the restaurant!
Dips and pita bread; $19.90
We started off with dips and pita bread; a quartet of dips are presented with a stack of warm pita bread triangles standing and once it hit the table, we hastily dug in! The capsicum dip is strong and intense in flavour, so much so that we don’t go back for more. The beetroot and taramosalata ( cured cod roe dip ) are the highlights with the beetroot being my favourite – so morish and so good. The tzatiki was light and refreshing although a little runny compared to the others.
So far, so good and with the generous serving size of the dips and bread, we found ourselves contently satisfied at this point. Little did we know of what was to come!
I present to you, the meat platter for 2!
Meat platter for two: lamb and chicken skewers, chicken wings, pork ribs, lamb, chicken yiros, greek sausage, quail served with salad, pita, tzatiki and potatoes; $75.00
Yep, you read that right. A platter for 2!! Not 6.. although this would’ve happily fed a family of 6. Our jaws literally hit the table once this came out and we weren’t the only ones that was shocked at the enormity of what was our dinner, the friendly diners beside us had a laugh and chat at our mountain of meat! It was safe to say that our protein quota for the day was met… wait, more like our protein for the entire week was laid out in front of us!
Chicken yiros meat
So much meat, it was almost like a wall of protein splitting up the table and we had to perk up on our seats to see how the other side was going! 😛 The chicken and lamb skewer meat was super tender and seasoned well, albeit a bit salty; the lamb cutlets was a little tough and overcooked. All meats were happily and heavily dunked into the little pot of tangy tzatziki yoghurt provided to cut through the saltiness and cleansing the palate after each mouthful.
Be prepared to get your fingers and hands dirty! I was kinda hoping that they offered some wet hand towels as they do at Vietnam Restaurant cause that would’ve come in handy here. 😉
Crispy fat wedges with soft pillowy carb innards. Yum!
A vibrant and wonderfully fresh Greek salad with slices of cucumber, cubes of salty feta and slivers of red onions.
We wished that there was more of that salad to cut through the meat as the serving size of the salad is quite small in comparison to the meat platter. We savoured each cucumber and tomato piece for as long as we could to last us throughout the meal!
We waved our white flag and admitted defeat! There was so much left over that we to doggy bagged it, there was enough meat to feed two adults over dinner the night after! Win!
Can’t wait to go back but the next time, I’ll be sure to bring a lot more empty stomachs along or opt for a smaller main which is enough to share between two people. Their mains are huge to begin with so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Happy birthday T-bear!
3/61 Tapleys Hill Road
Glenelg North SA 5045
P 08 8350 9199