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“cohesive and joyful - someone's getting it right !”

The Greek On Halifax
Ranked #66 of 1,612 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
south australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“cohesive and joyful - someone's getting it right !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

we were delighted to discover a very happy and cohesive team here. From the initial phone call to make the booking ...right through to the cheerful farewell all the staff shone brightly....(it's a shame it seems so unusual), The Greek gets it right. we had a couple of great entrees, dips, a special of tommy ruffs, lightly fried calamari..all smashingly good....followed by the much touted and celebrated vege mousska...stunning- lived up to the hype. The terrific (Riposte) pinot by the glass complemented well, and the affogato to finish was the 'cherry on top' of a perfect dining experience - creamy and generous. Tip- sitting under the skylight inside was perfect for a sunny/cool autumn day, and we took the dessert and coffee al fresco option to enjoy the sunshine.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

I loved this. Went on a Wednesday night & it was 85% full - gotta be a good sign - of happy, relaxed clientele. Great food. Terrific service - friendly but respectful, prompt, nothing too much trouble, always with a genuine smile - just lovely. Great ambiance / 'feel'.

Epitomised "Greek" as I have learnt to perceive it - felt just like when I indulge in the incredible hospitality of my Greek friends - more food than you can eat, can't do enough for you, fun & happy, pure generosity, welcoming etc.

  • Visited March 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Good Greek in nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Really nice little restaurant, packed on out visit, but really accommodating, got the table we wanted outside on a balmy evening, and the food was very good, and traditional.

Visited March 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“A much welcomed discover.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

After flying in from Scarborough Beach (Perth) where all the "restaurants" seemed to use laminated photos of deep fried fish and chips to tempt you in. The Greek on Halifax was finally a step back into civilised dining.
Nothing mind-blowing, just good wholesome traditional greek food. Fresh and tasty.
We sat outside, enjoyed our food, chatted and relaxed.
The restaurant is down a quiet side street. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Won't be going back...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Food was nice- but not nice enough to make up for the terrible service. I initially thought they were short staffed (the restaurant was busy) - but they weren't short-staffed as far as I could see- the staff were just inattentive and incompetent. Our order for entree was simply lost (and the guy we gave it to just denied it) and had to be repeated when nothing was received after an hour's wait. When the main course arrived much later the entree plates were still sitting in front of us (don't you hate staring at dirty plates for extended periods?) and there was some delay and confusion while the staff delivering main course worked out they would have to remove the entree plates to make room. They didn't take away the cutlery though: we had to use the same cutlery for main course as we had used for entree. We were basically ignored by the staff for most of the evening unless we gesticulated repeatedly for extended periods to get attention- and even then what we asked for took ages to arrive. At one stage a member of our group waved for attention at three staff members standing together near the counter- all of whom were looking his way- and all of whom ignored him. Another person from our group actually went up to the counter to ask for someone to come to our table to take an order. The staff didn't seem to think any of this was odd or warranting extra effort. Our meal took so long to be completed that we were one of the last tables left- and then we got plenty of staff attention-presumably because they wanted us to leave so they could all go home. As we left one of the staff did apologise for the experience we had had- but it was rather too late by then. They could have tried to make amends earlier by actually being attentive when things went wrong the first time- or even by a small gesture like offering us a free coffee or something- but they just didn't bother. So we won't bother going back. The meal was not cheap and there are other Greek restaurants in town where you don't have to battle to get served.

  • Visited February 2013
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