Bear with me while I slowly explore the Cafe Court of Emporium, and omg, anyone else pumped about the opening of Din Tai Feng later this year?!
Anyway, back to today's post. I decided to go with an old favourite, Jimmy Grants. It's the only restaurant of the all-so-famous George Calombaris enterprise I've visited, but ever since I tried out Jimmy Grants in Fitzroy early last year, I've added Hellenic Republic and the newly established Gazi onto my never-ending wish list.
The souvas are definitely on the smaller side of things, but they're still pretty darn filling. I love the mustard aioli, it's a saviour for the lamb, which was a bit dry. The pita bread is as soft and pillowy as ever, and the parsley added a hint of freshness to the otherwise rich souvlaki.
|Mr Papadoupolos: lamb, mustard aioli, chips, onions, parsley | $9.50|
A lot of my friends claim this to be the best chips ever, I don't about it being the best, but it certainly is in the top three. Get a chip, dip it in some of that feta, and you'll be in heaven. I've been lucky enough that each time I've ordered these chips, they've been freshly fried, and I hope it stays that way, because otherwise it just won't be the same!
|Chips, garlic oil, feta, oregano | $7.00|
Is this the best souvlaki place around town? Possibly. But yeh, high expectations don't work in your favour sometimes, so just take a step back, and enjoy some of that perfectly golden chips, ignore what the doctor says about high cholesterol , chips with feta everyday will keep them at bay.
How to get there:
Jimmy Grant is located in the Cafe Court in Emporium, level 3.
Labels: CBD, food, Greek