When The Apollo opened three odd years ago, it was hot hot hot. And it still is – totally buzzing on a weeknight, with most tables booked for two seatings. Jonathan Barthelmess continues to put some great modern Greek on the table, that a Yia-Yia would concede is worthy, even if it’s not the way her mother taught her in the village. I’m here with the gal pals from work, and we opt for the $55 banquet menu which leaves us rolling out of there, and the staff have kindly packed up the extras for us to take home.
We start with some fat, juicy olives, tangy taramasalata dip, and some delicious pita.
Then comes the sizzling saganaki cheese with oregano and honey
No Greek banquet is complete without a classic Greek salad
Next is one of the stars of the night, a melt in your mouth delicious lamb shoulder
Followed by some of the best roast potatoes I’ve ever had
And their roast chicken, deliciously flavoured but a little drier than the last time I had it
We finish with a desert of walnuts, filo pastry and coffee cream, a bit of a modern spin on baklava. I find it slightly on the dry side but love the coffee cream.
The Apollo, 44 Macleay St Potts Point, Ph 02 8354 0888