Authentic Greek cuisine in Hamilton
It's a building I am sure you have driven past many times, and one that is very hard to miss
But have you ever actually ventured in? Did you even know you could?
Since its opening in 2002, The Hellenic building in Hamilton has been part of the Greek church and the wider Greek community here in Newcastle.
Only open two nights of the week, The Greek Taverna is home to some seriously good Greek food and a guarantee you won't be leaving hungry. Trust me I practically rolled out of there I was SO full!
When dining at the Greek Taverna the trick is to go-slow, think of it as a marathon, not a sprint, there is so much good food to eat you'll want to be there at the end, and have enough room for those desserts.
The menu offers up Greek Starters, Meze and Mains, ideal for two or a group of 4. For larger groups the banquets are the way to go, depending on how hungry you are choose between the $35, $40 or $45 per head options. Just be sure to leave some room for desserts!
With wine in hand, we took the $40 banquet option and started with the Skordalia (mixed dips) followed by Keftedes (meatballs with Aegean sauce), Melinzanes (fried eggplant with Aegean sauce and crumbled feta), Fried Calamari, and Grilled Halloumi and of course a Greek Salad.
We thought that was it. We were full. We were done.
Enter the mains…what?!?
Chicken Souvalaki, and slow roasted lamb all with Greek lemon potatoes. So good!.
But of course, there is always room for dessert…obviously! We tried the Loukoumades, which are dough balls with honey and cinnamon, and Galaktoboureko, a Greek custard tart.
Mostly run by volunteers from the local Greek community, and previous to Covid, hosted special Greek nights once every three months with live music, smashing plates and Greek dancing.
If you're looking for a casual super fun and tasty evening out we recommend you book in at The Greek Taverna.