74 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle
Phone: (08) 9339 8022
Affordable Dining on the River Front
Situated on the riverbank in East Fremantle, Eat Greek restaurant will have you immersed in Greek culture without even leaving Western Australia. At Eat Greek you can enjoy good service, traditional Greek food, music and dancing.
Overlooking the river, the restaurant is tastefully decorated with a blue and white theme, with real linen tablecloths and featuring floor to ceiling windows allowing in plenty of natural light.
Eat Greek only opened early November and has already exceeded expectations with the restaurant heavily booked most nights.
Eat Greek is a family business and owners Leon Xanthis and brother in law Graham Napier and their wives, Meagan Xanthis & Margarita Napier are pleased with the way the restaurant has taken shape. They have already received much positive feedback from patrons with a regular customer base already established.
With more than 50 traditional Greek dishes to choose from, Chefs Nicki Xanthis and Ben Daly have their work cut out for them. Working together the family has over 20 years of restaurant experience behind them, having run Greek restaurants in South Africa for several years.
Seeing the collection of pristine white plates on the wall I knew there would be an opportunity for a smashing good time. And sure enough on Friday and Saturday nights you will have additional entertainment with traditional Greek music, dancing and breaking of plates.
My colleague and I decided to have a competition, plating up our meals to see who could come up with the best presentation. Then we would swap to taste all the various dishes. I went for a seafood platter with prawns, salt and pepper calamari, fish and mussels with octopus and Greek salads. My colleague had an assortment of meat dishes and vegetable dishes, including Lamb Moussaka and Uvetsi (lamb with rice noodles).
My seafood platter looked pretty spiffy and once I had peeled all the prawns my colleague decided that was a good time to swap! It was all delicious and although we couldn’t try all 50 dishes we did manage a pretty good effort and well – we’ll just have to go back again to try the ones we missed.
There is also a selection of Greek dips and breads you can have either as an entree or as an accompaniment to the meal. Make sure you leave a bit of room for dessert with a choice of delicious baklava, brandy pudding, chocolate mousse and fresh fruit salad to name but a few. Kids will love the jelly and bottomless ice cream with hundreds and thousands to sprinkle on top.
Eat Greek is open for dinner on Tuesdays, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. The restaurant is fully licensed with a separate bar where you can sit and enjoy a leisurely drink before dinner, taking in the water views. Bookings are recommended.
The restaurant seats 130 while the function room accommodates 120 – an ideal location for cocktail parties and weddings. It’s also an idea
l dining venue for groups or family gatherings.
There is something here for everyone – seafood lovers, hearty meat dishes, light and luscious salads and vegetarian meals.
Graham and Leon agree that it is the best value on the river front. Leon and Graham would love to see you at Eat Greek and invite you to join them on the riverside to enjoy traditional Greek food.
By Ingrid Rickersey