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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 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.