Never have we walked into a restaurant and felt more at home than when we recently visited The Reservoir in Surry Hills.
The Reservoir pride themselves on simple and classic cooking methods, supporting fresh local produce, and delivering a mix of modern Australian cuisine and traditional delicious Greek food – and oh did they deliver on just that!
We begun our Greek feast with a delicious Dip Trio consisting of Kafteri (Feta and Fresh Chilli), Tzatziki (Yoghurt, Cucumber and Garlic), and Taramosalata (Pink Fish Roe Caviar), served with warm, fluffy and deliciously fresh pita bread ($19).
Once our appetite was truly whet, we moved onto a selection of Mezes, smaller dishes enjoyed either as a course or before a main meal. There were two clear standouts for us – the Garithes Kokkinistes, fresh prawns tossed in a delicious red sauce, topped with feta ($16), and the feta and onion fries ($9) – do NOT let yourself leave without having these fries!
As two girls who love substantial amount of “face” with any meal, we chose the Kreatika Meat platter for two ($85), consisting of ½ butterflied chargrilled chicken, pork ttavas, lamb cutlets, loykaniko, shoestring fries, warm pita, greek salad and tzatziki
When we had convinced ourselves we were “full”,we were tempted, all a little too easily, with three dessert options. Yes, we were “full”, and completely demolished every last spec on the plates of three desserts. These girls can eat.
First up was the seemingly simple, but faultless vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, strawberries and nut crumble. This was no Streets ice cream – this baby was creamy, fluffy, flavoursome and melt in your mouth – pure deliciousness.
Next was the Banoffee Pie – personally I am not a huge banana fan, but I think the sheer speed it was inahaled by AJ said plenty! I can speak for one aspect of the dessert – that crust – my gawd was it delicious!
Finally, the peak was reached – the Loukoumades were served. Sweet and fluffy, these balls of goodness were coated in melted milk chocolate, fresh strawberries, and sprinkled with shredded coconut – a very welcome Greek spin on the Aussie lamington!
With a relaxed, industrial style dining space, wait staff who have a genuine passion for the delicious food they serve, and food which has true flavour and character, we couldn’t recommend The Reservoir more