I’m not a Nordului kind of gal, but Octopus Eat Greek is a (not quite hidden) gem of the area. The menu, mostly traditional Greek with some rather pleasant intrusions into some Italian classics will remind you of all your summer holidays sipping cocktails between oleanders, hiding from the sun under pine trees that conquered wild beaches, and falling asleep to the soothing sound of cicadas.
The dishes are beautifully cooked by Chef Cristi Neacsu, who was trained in the field at The Cook School Scotland and worked in the UK as well as in Romania. If you’re a picky eater, the menu will provide you with enough choice to satisfy your preferences: salads, seafood, meat, pasta, soup and of course, a couple of desserts, because I know most of you out there have a sweet tooth. You will find Greek classics: tzatziki, tarama, Greek salad, slow cooked lamb shank, gyros and more, but if your heart is still closer to Italy, you can feast upon some tuna carpaccio with truffles, pasta with pesto and burrata, beef with porcini, and plenty more!
What I had
I had the chance to taste a bit of everything:
- feta in sesame crust a dish I am now addicted to
- stuffed mushrooms, with super aromatic minced meat
- salad with passion fruit and seafood to refresh your palate and give you a boost of vitamins
- crunchy, perfectly cooked prawns in butter and garlic sauce
- lamb shank so soft and flavoursome it took me back to the time I celebrated Easter in Crete
- delightful pasta with pesto and burrata
- kebab so fragrant it created an explosion of flavour on my palate
The textures of the various elements building the dishes are cooked by the book and the flavours are simple, but full of life – exactly like Greece!
Octopus Eat Greek is a great spot to visit whenever you start missing your summer holiday with beautiful wild beaches, pink oleanders, the sound of cicadas and the smell of pine trees. I know you’re already missing those holidays, it’s the midst of winter, so here’s where you can book a table straight away: 0735100400.