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Medusa Greek Taverna

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by Dishy_Diana (subscribe)
I am a freelance reviewer in Sydney, and lover of sharing my experiences in all things food, wine, entertainment and travel related.
Published May 15th 2013
A Taverna to Get You to the Greek
If you can't afford the overseas trip to Greece for a European summer, indulge in the fantasy and head to Medusa Greek Taverna in Sydney's CBD instead.

Offering the traditional flavours of Greece in a modern city based restaurant, Medusa Greek Taverna brings a little slice of Greece to you.

Decorated in traditional blue and white tiles, the restaurant allows you to stare at the beautiful Aegean imagery on the walls, and watch the small TV screens promoting the beautiful country that is Greece, while eating their amazing cuisine, as an armchair traveller, and without the expensive airfare.



The restaurant was awarded Best Greek Restaurant 2011 at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Sydney, so it is recognised for its food.

The menu offers something for everyone but go easy on the ordering as the portions are large in size.

One cannot go past a good plate of cheese, so try the saganaki which is squeaky, salty and fried to the right consistency, and served with tomato and lemon.



One should also try the zucchini flowers for something different. With a crisp coating, the flowers are filled with a very edible filling of dill, ricotta and rice and are tasty.



The fried eggplant is also worth sampling. The deep fried discs of eggplant are fried to perfection, juicy and flavoursome, and are paired with a delicious garlic dip.



The best lamb experiences are usually Greek ones, so don't miss out on a lamb dish.

You can opt for the Lamb Souvlaki which comes with a huge skewer of perfectly chargrilled lamb taken off the skewer for easy eating, and served with tzatziki dip, pita bread and chips.



The popular lamb dish to try here is the slow baked traditional lamb shoulder, served with lemon potatoes and peas. A huge lamb shoulder arrives on the plate, glistening in the juices it has been carefully cooked in, and fork tender.



If you can manage dessert and you are in a group, you must definitely have the dessert platter to share. Designed for two but ideal for 5-6 people, it is a weight watchers nightmare, but a sweet tooth's dreams. It has most of the desserts from the menu and is a show-stopping, delicious, crowd pleaser.

The platter features ouzo soaked strawberries, filo semolina cake, poached pears, chocolate mousse with pistachio and tahini and baklava - nothing short of amazing.



Head to Medusa Greek Taverna for traditional Greek cuisine with some modern twists, and give yourself a Grecian escape in the city.

With very generous portions, good value, great taste, and good service, you can't go wrong here.
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Why? With very generous portions, good value, great taste, and good service, you can’t go wrong here.
When: Lunch Mon-Fri, noon-3pm; dinner Mon-Sat, 6pm-9.30pm.
Phone: (02) 9267 0799
Where: 2 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Average Prices: Entrées $13-$20; mains $20-$32; desserts $10-$15.
Your Comment
That dessert platter was designed for two! You weren't kidding when you said the portions were big. It all looks delicious though.

Now I know what filo pastry is, and a know what semolina pudding is, but the two together does not sound right at all. Put my mind at ease and explain exactly what it is.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12479) 2378 days ago
The FILO pastry is a must try, it's amazing!!
by Dishy_Diana (score: 1|28) 2375 days ago
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