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“Hidden gem!”
Review of Zorbas - CLOSED

Zorbas
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you drive past the roundabout entering Olton from Birmingham, you'd be forgiven for completely missing Zorba's Greek just across the road from the petrol station. Well, next time, make sure you go in. The staff are really friendly and welcoming, and pay a lot of attention to you (for example, adapting portions of food and drink for my pregnant wife, without us even having to ask).

The food is the real draw. Fabulous tastes, completely authentic (tasted just like when we were in Greece in the summer), and the price is more than reasonable - a meal for 3 people which left us fit to burst, together with a few drinks, came to under £90. I wouldn't have any hesitation about going back there - we went on a quiet Wedneday night, but I imagine the place would be buzzing on a Saturday night when the entertainment is on.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We are a big fan of Zorbas and regularly go to the Coventry restaurant, we were there last week only to find out that Sammi and her hubby had brought a new restaurant and left their son alexi to run the Coventry branch so we decided to pop over and pay Sammi a visit this week. It is a much bigger restaurant than Coventry and they were fully booked but this didn't hamper the service and we couldn't believe how quickly our food was served. The food was excellent but then we didn't expect anything less. Sammi is the most amazing hostess, it's just a shame that we had to leave before the dancing began.

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1  Thank nomi05
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We recently booked a table for two here for what we hoped would be a relaxed, quiet and romantic evening with my fiancé. We were both looking forward to a to an evening of Greek cuisine and any entertainment on offer.
We walked in to the restaurant through the smell of cigarettes from people outside the front and into an extremely busy restaurant. We were NOT greeted by anyone and decided to make our way past the large groups of people to the bar area. There appeared to be a few parties going on made up of fairly young people. There were long tables prepared in a very open plan style.
I decided to ask a lady who I assumed worked there as she appeared to be Greek if we could be seated. Our table had NOT been reserved, my details were not showing on their makeshift diary sellotaped to a table!
The lady walked over between two long tables with their parties about to be seated and prepared a table for two.
I told her not to bother and we left.
Even if they had reserved our table and it was out the way we would not have eaten there, it was extremely busy, overcrowded and they clearly didn't care about our reservation for two.

1  Thank Andy G
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

What a great night, we had the mezzy for 4 people, plenty of food, variety and excellent quality. Lovely place, we were made to feel so welcome for the moment we walked in. Sam, she is excellent host and great character. Bit quiet but it was January and the DJ had not returned from the Greece christmas celebrations.
This was our first visit to the restaurant, we will certainly go back , they have only had the place for a short space of time as the new owners, they deserve to do well. So please go and try.
We will be back for live music night.
Thanks so much for a brilliant night.

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1  Thank AlisonF60
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Visited Zorbas in Olton for a christmas evening costing £26 per person,
The food was poor the only thing that reminded me that i was in greek resteraunt was the occasional greek music playing in between christmas songs. The food was poor and no resemblence to any food in Greece to what you would have expected.
The waitress skills of the staff were poor and if you had any thought of having a good drink - think again we had to ask on several occasions WHERE WERE OUR DRINKS. Could have understood if the restaurant was full but there were tables empty and that was on a Saturday evening before christmas!!!!!!!!! What does that tell you!!!!!!!

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1  Thank holiday54
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