This little gem is just a stones throw from our house and I wished we found it earlier.
In Perth, there are only a handful of Greek restaurants and Estia plates up beautiful Greek dishes that prove far more sophisticated and variety than the stereotypes of kebabs and Greek salald.
The restaurant is open, with huge massive windows which allow in natural light and modern with hints of ‘Greek’, themed in pale blue.
It is casually elegant and warm, family friendly much like the cheery boss – a lovely Cyprus man who makes sure every table leaves happy and full.
Being a Friday lunchtime, there were a fair few tables occupied by what seem like locals who frequent the place. We went with the lunch specials on their menu, mine was the souvlaki plate and john’s was the goat yiros.
The servings are pretty huge and suffice to fill ones bellies and keep you going for the day. On my souvlaki plate, there were chicken and beef souvlaki (one of each on the plate), Greek salad, chunky slices of yummy and oozy grilled haloumi, tzatziki and pita bread. I love chicken and beef souvlaki, they were well seasoned and cooked to perfection served with the freshest Greek salad and their homemade fresh and tangy tzatziki.
The goat yiros that John ordered looked delicious and indeed it was! Slices of goat pieces wrapped in a pita bread, greens, haloumi, tzatziki and a huge serve of fries. This just took me back to our honeymoon when we were in Greece.
I would recommend this place for lunch and I would definitely be back for another time to give their other dishes a go. Estia is most definitely a winner. It is an unpretentious ambient restaurant with beautiful Greek food in colossal proportions. Our meal came up to $55 with a couple of drinks with attentive service.
On the whole, 9 for food quality, 9 for pricing, 9 for atmosphere and 9 for service.
Estia Café Restaurant
836 Beaufort St
Tel: 9371 5585
Tuesday: 5pm – 9pm
Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 3pm / 5pm – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm