Monday, July 3, 2017


Having been to both of George Colambaris's restaurants, The Press Club and Hellenic Republic, I was drawn to visiting another one of his ventures, Gazi, conveniently situated next to the higher end Press Club restaurant. The sister and I booked a week in advance and boy, most of the dinner times had already been booked in advance and we were informed over the phone that we may have to be seated at the bar.

Upon arrival, the restaurant is loud with chatters, indirectly making the restaurant's music selection appear weaker in comparison. Waiting staff zipped around us hurriedly and hungry patrons steadily streamed in, anticipating attention and seats, obviously. Luckily we managed to get a table to ourselves although conversation wise, not much could be heard.

We settled for the 8 dish sharing menu after being advised that the 10 dish option would be an unwise decision - one that we did not regret at all.

Taramosalata with prawn crackers and beetroot, feta and walnut dip. Our waiter was kind enough to ask the kitchen if we could get the beetroot dip, perhaps because one of us looked a little famished. Both dips were equally delicious but I preferred the beetroot one as it was much fresher and vibrant in flavour. Unlimited supply of pita bread is a bonus in my  books.

Saganaki - cheese served with a fruity relish. Melted cheese at it's finest.

Souvlakakia - duck and crab. Both incorporated Asian flavours that worked brilliantly well. Equally fried to perfection and given a good dose of mayo and herbs. Wouldn't mind ordering this again!

Tuna - grilled and only needing a little squeeze of lemon over it, this was a simple dish and one that I suppose, gave us a break for all the previous dishes.

Chips - double fried for extra crispiness and sprinkled with a crumbs of feta cheese. I love chips and this has to be by far, one of my favourite chip dishes in a restaurant.

Chicken with pepper and feta puree, served with walnut dressing. A simple wood fire dish that was easy to digest, being that the meat is quite tender.

Smashed cucumber - paired with the wood fire chicken for a bit of freshness.

Loukoumades - Greek doughnuts drizzled in a chocolate sauce and sprinkled with nuts. A light finish to our meal and in a way, made me curious as to how the sharing platters would fare in comparison :p

Gazi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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