On a sunny bank holiday weekend, Mrs G and I spent the day pounding the pavements of Cardiff.
Having worked up a good appetite we fancied an impromptu bite to eat for lunch. Almost ready to chew my arm off following a table availability wild goose chase, we ended up at Caroline Street’s Greek Village.
A sister restaurant to City Road’s SouvLike, Greek Village serves an almost identical menu of charcoal grill meat plates, wraps, salads and dips.
With an outside seating area and bifold doors, it’s the kind of airy spot I’m well into at the moment.
A pair of crisp Mythos lager (£3.50) tasted of Greek sunshine holidays.
A deceptively hefty Greek salad (£6.50) was loaded with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, black olives and red onion and topped with a good hunk of tangy feta, olive oil and a dusting of oregano.
Coarse hummus (£4) was big on chickpea flavour and served with slices of hot and squidgy griddled pitta.
A groaning board of mixed gyros (£9.90) hit the spot big time. Golden, crisp and tender fat-flecked shavings of chicken and pork were well-seasoned with rosemary and heaped onto crisp chips and soft pitta. Fresh mixed salad and and garlic honking tzatziki completed the very tasty dish.
We had a lovely and good value lunch at Greek Village. It’s a laid back city centre spot which fits the bill for a quick takeaway, light lunch or heftier feast.
Address - Greek Village, 21 Caroline St, Cardiff CF10 1FG
Telephone - 029 2023 0720