According to the Galantomos family, there’s a special ingredient in all the dishes at The Greek on Halifax: a generous dollop of greek love. Simply referred to by many as ‘The Greek’, this institution prepares delicious traditional food that sees the combination of family recipes with fresh, local produce.
Greek tradition dictates that cooking is a past time to relish in, and recipes are learned from elders and passed down to the next generation. Owned by the Galantomos family, The Greek’s fare is based on just this.
While this is the family’s first venture, food has always been a big part of their lifestyle and culture. In this family, there is no excuse needed to cook and eat with friends, and this radiates into the relaxed yet hospitable dining experience. Sharing the love of traditional food and eating, The Greek encourages its patrons to Kali Orexi – dig in – with every dining experience.
Produce is sourced from all around South Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale – within an hour’s reach of the restaurant – provide meats, dairy, and fresh fruit and vegetables all year round.
The traditional Greek fare can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Start your morning right with something from the delicious breakfast menu. Try the Saganaki Eggs – two eggs poached in a home-made tomato and fresh herb sauce, topped with crumbled feta and served with a side of white sourdough
toast, or for something different try The Greek Wrap – a toasted pita with bacon, an egg, tomato, baby spinach and Kefalograveria cheese.
When it comes to lunch and dinner, the Greek has you covered. Mains include Paithakia – marinated and chargrilled lamb cutlets served with lemon and pistachio salad, and traditional Moussaka. Patrons can also opt for a traditional souvlaki – skewered chargrilled fillets of lamb, chicken or a mix of both, served on a bed of rice. Keep your eye out for the specials, especially the fish of the day, as tasty new dishes are constantly being created to showcase the best seasonal flavours. For those eating with a group, meat or seafood platters are available and a variety of sides and salads are also available to encourage sharing.
If you’re there for a drink and some nibbles the starters and meze dishes are the perfect accompaniment. Try the Skordalia – potato, garlic and lemon, served with pita, or some keftedes – beef meatballs, served on a bed of rice. The extensive wine list has domestic and imported bottles with local drops from Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and the McLaren Vale, and a range imported from the motherland.
The Greek has attracted a loyal clientele because of its appealing ambience, welcoming manner and delectable dishes. The restaurant is synonymous with food, fun and laughter and it believes in celebrating the Greek heritage through distinctive culinary dishes.