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Review of Nikos Apostolakis

Nikos Apostolakis
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Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This establishment was taken over this year by Nikos Apostolakis, who used to work at the Thistle Inn in Crossmichael where he served his Greek food alongside other dishes. Now he has opened his own restaurant down the road in Castle Douglas. You could say it's an unlikely location to find authentic Greek food, but having holidayed in Greece countless times I can say that's exactly what it is. We had a delicious meal that was freshly cooked and served by a very pleasant and helpful waitress. Chatting with the owner/chef Nikos afterwards we learnt that he has plans to decorate the interior in a more traditional Cretan style, which can only serve to enhance the atmosphere. I recommend a visit.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We went to the Greek Night last night at Nikos at Blackwater, the night was absolutely wonderful, the food fabulous, the staff extremely attentive, knowledgeable and polite, the drink went down very well - esp the Greek Beer!, the music, the atmosphere everything was fabulous. Everyone needs to sample Nikos' food at least once, he also has a Facebook page which shows the kind of food and menu he produces. An absolute food delight in Castle Douglas.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a great night out.Booked their Greek mezze night which was great to share big platters of food placed in the middle of the table with friends,Service was very slow(it took an hour before we saw a morsel of food)so drank far to much wine while we waited which was delicious and very reasonably priced .I have since heard they now have live music on mezze nights only which can only add to the lively atmosphere,Will definitely be back.

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2  Thank 221sandybeach
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We have enjoyed Nikos' cooking and friendliness before when he was a chef at another establishment and are so pleased he now has his own restaurant in Castle Douglas. His Greek food is excellent and he is one of the nicest men you could meet. Any of his Greek dishes would be an excellent choice - we had never eaten Greek food before trying Nikos' food but are now converted.

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5  Thank portlanders3
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Nikos has taken over the Blackwater restaurant, and it's now serving Greek & Scottish cuisine. We were a party of six that went to one of their booked out Greek-Mezze nights. Service was friendly and attentive, and the food was plentiful and flavoursome, with plenty of dishes being served to your table. 14 courses for £18 per person.
Go for a great night out, we'll be going back. Future Mezze Nights will have live music too.

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2  Thank tilly1234
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