The Apollo, Potts Point

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.The Apollo (1)

Then comes the sizzling saganaki cheese with oregano and honeyThe Apollo (2)

No Greek banquet is complete without a classic Greek saladThe Apollo (3)

Next is one of the stars of the night, a melt in your mouth delicious lamb shoulderThe Apollo (4)

Followed by some of the best roast potatoes I’ve ever hadThe Apollo (5)

And their roast chicken, deliciously flavoured but a little drier than the last time I had itThe Apollo (6)

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 (7)

The Apollo, 44 Macleay St Potts Point, Ph 02 8354 0888
http://www.theapollo.com.au

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4 thoughts on “The Apollo, Potts Point

  1. Francesca

    The cheese does look really good Signorina. I hate dry overcooked food and would hve been a bit annoyed if paying $55.00 a head. Some of the sauces and creams may have offset this. I have to say this without being too critical, that Greek food looks pretty standard and a bit 70s in approach.

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    1. NapoliRestaurantAlert Post author

      Melbourne is a lot more spoilt for choice than Sydney when it comes to Greek food (highest Greek population in the world outside of Athens!), we don’t have many good ones to compare. Sydney trumps on Italian in my view.

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