Some Good Food, Some Below Par
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 1st July 2017 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.75

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the personalized attention the author got. Also portions in the pics are tasting portions, the actual portions are bigger.

Gurgaon Foodie members Anita Ajwani and her spouse Sachin Aggarwal, the duo behind this restaurant have hospitality backgrounds with a formal hotel school education and then nearly a decade  of experience with big brands like Caesar's Palace at Las Vegas before starting out Greek Food & Beyond in India. They decided to be back in India and start their first Greek restaurant in Bhopal followed by the second one at South Point mall at Golf Course Road. 
I am here at the restaurant at the invitation of the owners to taste the food. The eatery is dressed in Mediterranean colours and style with white walls and wooden bright blue interiors.

I start, naturally with The Greek Salad (Rs 189). It is a good salad with good quality feta cheese, but I wish the salad was chunkier and that they had not added iceberg lettuce to it. Hummus Bowl Lamb (Rs 299) has some good hummus topped with mutton cubes.


              Greek Salad                                           Hummus Bowl with Lamb 

Among the starters, fish kebob (Rs 299) served with garlic aioli is average. Spanakopita (Rs 189) which is a Greek spinach and feta casserole encased in a filo dough. To make it light, it is baked rather than fried. It is an enjoyable dish.


                  Fish Kebob                                                   Spanakopita

Shakshuka Baked Eggs (Rs 299) is one of my least favourite dishes because it lacks the chunkiness of bell peppers that is so needed here. Trio of dips (Rs 199) , their signature dips platter with your choice of three dips and baked pita crisps makes for a good snack with drinks that are expected to happen soon.


            Shakshuka Baked Eggs                                   Trio of Dips

I wash the starters down with an interesting, light version of bloody mary, Sangritta de toro (Rs 175). In the mains, both pastisio (Rs 299), which is a Greek  style lasagna layered with minced lamb, penne pasta and creamy béchamel and the Greek classic moussaka (Rs 399; lamb minced layered with eggplant and potato) could do with a less dry minced meat.


                Sangritta de toro                                    Pastisio

Chicken Souvlaki (Rs 369) on the other hand is perfectly cooked.


                 Moussaka                                               Chicken Souvlaki

The vegetarian Falafal Pita Wrap (219) is competent, though I have had better. I end the meal with the famous Ottoman Empire dessert, pistachio baklava (Rs 129). 


               Falafal Pita Wrap                                              Baklava

As a foodie, I want this restaurant to do well. The place looks exotic and the food is almost there. I wish Anita and Sachin well in their food adventure. Gurgaon food scene can very much do with more variety!

Ratings (Out of 5) 
Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.0 | Value: 3.5 | Overall: 3.5
Meal for two: Rs.2000 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes
Address: 14, 3rd Floor, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. Tel: +91 8889400779, 0124 7177588

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Restaurant Information
Greek Food & Beyond Greek Food & Beyond
14, 3rd Floor, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Telephone: 09958972664 view on a map
Opening Hours: +91 8889400779, 0124 7177588
Average Price: Rs. 1500 - 2000