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“Take your appetite with you. ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greek Deli & Taverna Restaurant - CLOSED

Greek Deli & Taverna Restaurant
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Chapel Street
Melbourne, Australia
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Take your appetite with you. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Second time to this place and we weren't disappointed either time. Food was tasty and plentiful. We went for the banquet with seafood and meat ($49 per head) and barely got through the starters and seafood. Staff were more than accommodating and cancelled the lamb and wound the pricing back to the seafood only banquet price. Will go back.

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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
“Tasteless unless you love salt, slow, expensive.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went there a few years back and it was great. The wheels have fallen off but the high price tag remains. 7pm and ran out of dolmades. 30 minutes later and entrée arrived. Spinach and cheese pastries (the highlight) and saganaki which we love but so salty it needed plenty of water to get it down. Then our pre dinner drinks arrived!! Could have done with the beer earlier. After a 40 minute wait our mushroom chicken risotto arrived (tasteless - my wife who enjoys risotto left half if it) and for me spit lamb (dry, tough and tasteless) and a side extra of fries (more salt than fries). Chose not to temp fate with desert. The waitress kept apologising for the wait, a phrase repeated at the tables of frustrated customers around us, was indifferently pleasant. So many better Greek cafes and restaurants in Melbourne. We will not be returning to what was once a great cafe.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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371 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Not the best Greek restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Having some Greek friends I have been to plenty of Greek restaurants. This one does not compare. It was ok, but not great. We had the banquet and chose the extra seafood option. Started off ok, we had some meats and olives and dips etc. but them our seafood came out...it was majority whitebait! And extra $10 per person and we got whitebait!! The calamari was nice but whitebait was horrible. We thought the meat platter would redeem the meal but unfortunately it was dry and a bit bland. Pretty much just souvlaki meat lumped on a platter and served. There are many more better Greek restaurants around, go there instead.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“So delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Such a delicious meal! Had the spit roasted lamb and it was beautiful and tender. Would definitely recommend it

Visited February 2014
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Surly service and boring food.

All the usual Greek restaurant regular dishes on the menu, just priced higher than you'd expect.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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