Santorini on Oxford
227 Oxford St
In the hustle an bustle of Darlinghurst you will find the Greek oasis of Santorini on Oxford. You initially get mesmerised by looking in the window where the grill sits sizzling away.
This is a great eye-catcher where all the wonderful sights and delicious smells are happening, and it is totally mouth-watering to watch. All that lamb, beef and seafood - so nice!
Santorini on Oxford is a very popular place and it would be well worth paying them a visit for a delicious meal during the week when it's a little bit less busy, but weekends are of course very popular.
Sir going with the flavour of the moment had a refreshing Greek lager. Mlady had a cool bottle of sparkling water.
The Greek salad with a massive slab of feta and scattered olives was crisp and fresh. As we are both fans of feta, and of course olives, we really enjoyed this dish.
We also had a selection of house made dips - Tzatziki, Taramasalata and Eggplant. These very tasty starters came with a "metal bucket" of lovely soft warm pita bread.
The Char grilled octopus was something we were always going to have - another Greek staple! It was so tender and had lovely flavours. We do so love seafood - especially Mlady - and she really enjoyed this tasty dish.
Next we had the Saganaki which is Greek kefalotyri cheese that is golden fried and then flamed with ouzo at the table. This is such a "showy" dish and people will stop and stare when it unfolds! Basically, the grilled cheese is set alight with ouzo - and it was impressive watching the flames. You could taste the subtle flavours of the ouzo how nice is this!
We then had one of the specials - which was lamb back-strap. It was tender with an interesting combination of herbs. There were also mushrooms, capsicum and onion in a light sauce of it's own juices. Warm large cut chips accompanied this in an almost lemon myrtle like dressing - very nice.
A prawn dish was next - the Santorini Prawns - which were plump and juicy! They were served in a lovely tomato and ouzo sauce - with whole kalamata olives as well. Mlady particularly liked this dish.
The dessert was amazing! We had Galaktoboureko. It's a Greek dessert of semolina custard in filo. How good is this! Thoroughly loved this - so yummy - can't say enough about this dessert - and it was such a massive serving too. The ice-cream, that went well with this, was strawberry choc-chip - lovely!
The food at Santorini on Oxford is really very good and the servings are so generous. If you like good Greek food served in a lively and fun atmosphere then head here. It's a busy place, but they can fit plenty of people in, as they have an upstairs areas as well.
Sir and Mlady dined as guests of Santorini on Oxford. Thanks to owner Dimitris for his hospitality and for looking after us so well. He's a lively guy and the heart and soul of Santorini. Special thanks also to Chrissy Symeonakis of Creative little Soul for this invitation.