I had a delicious dinner out with some girlfriends at Costas Greek Taverna Restaurant earlier this week. Two of us had been before several times but our other friend had never been so was very keen to try it out.
We were not going to have starters but one friend wanted to order the Moussaka for her main and we were told it would take 30 minutes to cook, so we decided to get a starter to nibble on while we waited.
I recommended the Dolmades which are little parcels of rice risotto wrapped in grape leaves and served with salad and the most delicious tzatziki.
It worked out perfectly to share this dish between the three of us, giving us two Dolmades each. My friends both loved the dish and would order it again in future.
It was relatively quiet that night but every other time I’ve been it’s been absolutely packed! The atmosphere is fun with music playing, blue lights on one wall and red lights at the bar, with a greek-looking wall with round latticed window at the back of the restaurant. The staff are very attentive and friendly.
Peeking through the wall to the bar.
This photo does not do the dish justice at all. Mamma’s Moussaka was served as a tall stack of piping hot moussaka with a gorgeous fresh greek salad and tzatziki on the side.
The Falafel Souvlaki Platter came with two vegetarian falafel patties, two pita bread, salad, four sauces and chips. There was an option for a Grande size platter with three falafels for those who are feeling extra hungry.
The Lamb Shanks with fire roasted vegetables and fragrant rice. It’s a dish I’ve had before and I keep going back to it! You can choose one or two shanks (this was two). I found I kept glancing over at my friends’ salads and tzatziki so next time I might order these on the side (and only one shank).
After such large main dishes we opted for desserts from the ‘Mini’ range of options. These little chocolate mousse cups were the perfect end to our delicious dinner at Costas.
Costas has multiple gluten free and vegetarian options and the portion sizes are very generous with options on some dishes to ‘upsize’ to a ‘grande’, while the mini desserts are perfectly bite size after such large mains. Absolutely delicious, if you haven’t been to Costas before, you definitely should!
Pearlin went to Costas on her birthday as they sent her a free birthday dinner voucher and they gave her a dessert for free too, candle and all!
You can book online on the Costas Taverna website.