The Greek Golden Kebab @ 34 Sinclair Drive
The reason I suspect is that from the outside it doesn't look like its going to be anything special, tucked down a side street in a largely residential area, the restaurant window with its net curtains, plastic wines and illustrations of diners doesn't really shout out, fine dining. Even the name is slightly off putting with the word kebab having, over the last thirty years, become associated with greasy late night fast food on the way home from the pub, far removed from what is actually on offer inside.
The place is very small, split into just 7 small booths which each sit comfortably 4 people. (We tried seven people once and while it worked out ok, it was such a tight squeeze we had to take turns cutting up our food.) Each booth is separated by a wall of plastic wines and fruit with wood walls, red fabric chairs and every available space decorated in Greek memorabilia. Ornaments, postcards and decorative plates hang and sit on every surface and you find your self constantly looking around to see what else you can spot.
Its been written about by others elsewhere but your really do feel like you've just walked into someone’s front room. This feeling is made all the more strong by the lovely staff who work there, who fuss around you, natter away about what you’ve been up to and make you feel so at home you could take your shoes off and put your feet up.
The plates and the glasses all have a retro-chique straight out the 1970’s with gold rim and brown flower patterns. Each dish is served with a choice of rice, chips or potatoes but so far everyone I’ve been with has ordered the roasties. Everyone loves roasties, they should be on the menu in every restaurant. The potatoes when they come are large and crispy. I had the moussaka the last time and can honestly say it was fantastic. It was so good I just kept eating it long after the point at which I was full. Ann had the veggie keftedes and Gav had a roast joint of lamb. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals but all three of us really struggled to polish off our plates, but somehow we managed it.
Highly recommended, just remember to book early as they are only open Thurs – Sun from 5pm – 1am and its usually very busy. (They also do takeaway)
PS - Its cash only no plastic. (Thanks to reader Ry for reminding us - never fear though as the Co-Op cash machine is just round the corner.)
The Greek Golden Kebab
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