Pelican Bistro opens Thursday - Saturday from midday until 9pm and Sunday from midday until 6pm. I thought I'd go along for a drink and a snack before committing to an entire dinner. I invited a friend along for my reconnaissance visit.
A bottle of chilled Rosť seemed like a good idea so we ordered and slowly sipped while I considered the tapas menu. Greek-style chips with feta, oregano and aioli, a duo of dips, garlic bread and marinated olives were options but I decided on Kiliko Kepthedes. My decision was based on the fact that I liked the name and I hadn't tried them before.
I was also enjoying the Greek theme and, for a moment, was transported in my mind to a small island in Greece with similar wine, similar food and similar sea views. Greek music was missing in this instance.
The menu offers seaside favourites including fish and chips, burgers and schnitzels as well as local specialities including a seafood chowder and Pipi Vongole featuring local Goolwa cockles. The Lamb Shank looked tempting and the sides included a selection of gourmet salads.