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A couple of weeks ago I was in Jeffreys Bay with my family and we decided to go restaurant hunting. As we spotted the Greek, I could only think of one thing “Get him to the Greek”. I said to myself that I got myself to the Greek, I would have just as much bragging rights as Russel Brand. The restaurant was magnificently set out and gives you the sense of being in a Mediterranean country.

 

Upon arriving, there was an array of waitrons with big friendly smiles on their faces waiting to usher us to our seats. The décor was fantastic and incorporated both the beach (as it is situated on the beachfront) and the complete Greek feel. I would even go as far as to say that the restaurant gives you the feel that you are Mykonos. In completing the Greek experience, the owner George Sarmias, is of Greek origin. He is extremely friendly and will have a chat to every single person in the restaurant which I found very admirable (that’s the way restaurateurs should be). He grew up on the islands of Cyprus and used to help his grandfather with the farming. Later he would go to the kitchen where he would help his mother and grandmother with the cooking. This is where his passion for cooking began and he shares this passion with the public in a menu which is appetising to all the senses.

As I opened the menu, I was astounded by the variety of food to choose from. Dishes ranged from traditional breakfasts all the way up to Souvlaki (which I ended up ordering). The smells that resonated from the kitchen were enough to send anyone into a world where “stroking the furry wall” will do nothing to calm your senses. The food took less than 20 minutes to arrive which I thought was extremely good since they were very busy. As I indulged in my first mouthful of food, my jaw dropped as all my taste buds joined together in sharing this wonderful experience, which if I was a taste bud, would have looked like something out of a Coca-Cola advert. The desserts were just as amazing as the main course. I had Baklava, a traditional Greek dessert which consists of phyllo pastry filled with crushed almonds and pecan nuts drizzled with a honey and lemon syrup. All this is either served with cream or ice-cream.

Apart from the amazing food and great hospitality, the music and décor is very appropriate and a lot of thought has been put into this restaurant. I had absolutely no complaints and I would recommend this restaurant to anybody in the vicinity of Jeffreys Bay.

The only question to be asked is will you get yourself to the Greek?

 

Neelan Ranchhod

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