It’s all change at this chip shop-cum-restaurant. While the tiles and takeaway prices of the chippy front space remain the same, the rear dining room has had a makeover. A long cream-coloured leather bench lines one side of the restaurant, and the rear wall is now all exposed slate, nicely mixing the chic and rustic. A jaunty soundtrack of Hellenic bouzouki music chirrups away in the background.
The menu has remained constant: a mix of fish and chips and Cypriot cuisine that sees side orders of pickled eggs sitting alongside dishes of moussaká. A portion of dolmádes was filled with a pleasingly moist tomato and meat mix in typical Cypriot style, and a portion of herb-packed sheftaliá was nicely smoky.
A Sunday offer of two courses for £10.95 sounded like good value. However, the serving of mixed starters was comically niggardly: a two-person portion of potato salad consisted of just one new potato cut into six chunks; and one course arrived with a side dish of only eight chips. Ordering à la carte has proven more successful in terms of portion size in the past.
|Venue name:||George's Fish & Souvlaki Bar||Contact:|
164 George Lane
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm Fri, Sat. Dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Meals served 1-9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: South Woodford tube|
|Price:||Main courses £11-£13.50. Set lunch £7.95-£10.95 2 courses. Set mezédes £22.50 per person (minimum 2)|
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