Sunday, 7 July 2019

SouvLike, Greek restaurant, Cardiff review


SouvLike is a recent addition to City Road’s cornucopia of kebab places. Their concise menu of Greek food focuses on charcoal grilled meat plates and wraps as well as a few dips and salads.

 
Their basic dining space and counter ordering system give the place more of a fast food joint feel than restaurant. But there’s a nice atmosphere thanks to their open frontage which brings the outside indoors. 

 
With no booze on the menu I drank a cherry pop which tasted like it had a day's worth of sugar in one small bottle. 


My friend and I took on the platter for four (£25.90), offering a cross-section of the menu's entire grilled meat options.


There wasn't a dud meat element on the groaning tray - from shreds of crisp yet yielding pork gyros to a snappily good smokey greek sausage twanged with fennel seed. A trio of souvlaki were all impeccably tender, licked nicely with char and full of flavour - it's hard to pick a favourite between the lamb, pork and chicken. The wildcard option, a biftetaki, was a filthily good cylindrical minced beef patty filled with an ooze of cream cheese. 

A perky salad of shredded cabbage, red onion, leaves and tomato was a little light on dressing but there was no faulting its freshness. 


The carbs didn’t let the side down. Crisp potato discs were topped with paprika and oregano and pitta bread pieces were enjoyably squidgy with pleasing charred bits. 


Finally, pots of thick hummus and tangy tzatziki were welcome dips. 


We really enjoyed our meal at SouvLike. If you’re looking for lovely yet simple grilled meat, bread and salad then I highly recommend it.

The Details:

Address - SouvLike, 171 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3JB
Web - https://www.facebook.com/SouvLikeCardiff/
Telephone - 029 2048 1629

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