Yefsi, serving up Greek cuisine in the building in Newcastle Street that houses Attika Hotel, is decked out in blue and white tiles and a brightly coloured wall painting of scenes of the Greek Islands livening up the space.
The wine list is quite small, in fact very small (one white, one red, one sparkling), but when we mentioned on booking for our recent visit we would like to have rosé (which doesn’t crack an entry on the list) they went out to a local bottle shop and bought a bottle of Deep Wood rosé which was waiting for us chilled and ready when we arrived for lunch – now that is service!
The lunch menu offers a range of mezze type dishes and a selection of larger serves and from the selection we chose to start a dish of pickled octopus – tender occy in a vinegary pickle – just the thing to get the taste buds tingling.
Dolmades – those classic of the Greek kitchen, vine leaves wrapping a mix of rice, vegetables and herbs -served with Greek yoghurt followed. And well done too.
The dish of the day for me, prawn saganaki – succulent, crunchy prawns slow cooked in a mildly spicy red sauce with crumbled saganaki cheese – was next on the agenda. Excellent.
And finally, another classic, spanakopita, filo pastry encased spinach and feta, was all that it should be – a salty and creamy filling in crisp, crackling pastry.
Yefsi, good quality Greek inspired food, pleasant surrounds, friendly staff – and I was very impressed by the rosé service! Well worth a visit.