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Greek food at Medusa, Sydney

I have heard great things about Medusa – some claims that it is the best Greek restaurant in Sydney. Now I am no expert in Greek food, I may have had it once or twice. I have been to the Press Club many years ago and really enjoyed it. I was catching up with the lovely N and she recommended this place.

Opened in 2007, Medusa is located on the corner of Kent and Market Street. I have walked past this restaurant many times but have never tried until that evening. I love the decor, its modern and the floor to ceiling photographs of Cyclades, and the tiles running up the bar. It’s all very funky!

N and I thought we would share the tzatziki ($8) – yogurt, cucumber and garlic served with warm pita bread. The pita bread was deliciously soft and fluffy and dipped in the cool, refreshing but yet creamy yogurt, it was delightful.

It was hard not to stuff myself with pita bread.

N had the medusa’s arni sto fourno ($29.50) – whole slow baked traditional side of lamb, lemon potatoes and roasted vegetables. Wow – it was a generous serving of lamb! I am not sure if it’s my photo but the lamb glistened. It was extremely tender and extremely lamb-y for my liking. It was good though, I loved the lemon potatoes and roasted vegetables. N definitely enjoyed it.

I couldn’t go past the daily specials – hirini pancetta me glyko marathon, crisp skin pork belly on a moschato wine, caramelised carrots and fennel with chat potatoes ($30.50). Unfortunately, the pork meat was not as tender as I had hoped; it was dry, tough and partly chewy. The crackle however, however was exceptionally good! Gooey, chewy, and oh so very crispy. I loved the caramelised carrots and fennel, it was sweet, and complemented the pork well. It was a shame that the meat was a little dry.

We thought we would share the dessert – baklava ($10), walnut filled filo in cinnamon syrup with honey yogurt. It was already halved for us and was just too pretty to eat. It was rich, but delicious good, the sweet pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup and honey yogurt. It went down with my tea, but I don’t think I could have finished a whole one.

The service fantastic, our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. The menu is extensive with different choices of meat! Head Chef Gregori Akridas ‘uses only the freshest produce available and where possible the finest ingredients sourced directly from Greece’. It’s a great place to go for birthdays or any sort of celebration, it’s fun, vibrant and although my pork belly was a dry, the lamb, tzatziki and baklava were sensational!

 GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Medusa Greek Taverna

2 Market Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9267 0799

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  1. April 30, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Yeah this place is really good! I don’t know about the best Greek in Sydney, but of the mid-range places in the CBD this is the best by far in my opinion. Lovely slow=cooked lamb dishes and mezze, as you’d expect from a Greek place.

    • April 30, 2011 at 5:17 am

      hey jobe 🙂 i agree… not sure if its the best greek food in Sydney. its value for money though. oh i saw ppl having the mezze and looked awesome… will have to try that next time.

  2. April 30, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Greek must be one of my favourite foods to eat – love it. Pity about the pork meat, but it sounds as though the crackling more than made up for it.

    • April 30, 2011 at 7:17 am

      hey mel… maybe you can tell me where to eat Greek food 🙂 ya the crackle and the caramelised carrots made up for it!

  3. April 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I’ll tell u something strange. I’ve been desperately trying to find a Loukoumade here in HK, but so far it hasn’t appeared on any Greek menu’s! Greek food in Australia is pretty good indeed !! :S

  4. May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I love that Greek pita bread so much! I can’t help but stuff myself with it everytime – and then I can never finish my main 😦

    • May 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm

      that Greek pita was really good! i couldnt finish my main either…. stuffed myself with pita bread! whoops!

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