Now that we can’t go out to eat in some of our favourite restaurants under Lockdown 3, getting a takeaway is the next best alternative.
To try and cheer ourselves up from the endless doom and gloom and to avoid cooking, my partner and I fancied a takeaway but wanted to order something different from our usual curry as a change.
We had a look on Just Eat to see if there were any new eateries delivering in the area and came across The Greek in Princes Avenue with more than five star reviews out of six, which looked promising.
I’m a big fan of Greek food and have tried the authentic, tasty food, set in a laid back atmosphere and with Mediterranean decor at the Greek 2 in Hessle, so was excited to try out a takeaway from the company.
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Almost all of the same options were available on Just Eat as there is in the restaurant, including warm and cold smaller food options, meaning you could order a few different meals as you would when eating tapas.
Thee were lots of the options for takeaway mains as well, including pork, chicken and sausage gyros, lamb kefte, lamb cutlets as well as vegetarian options.
Alcohol would also normally be an option to order, but this is banned under the new lockdown rules so was unavailable.
We decided to go for the mix grill sharing meal for two, priced at £30, including chicken souvlaki, spicy sausage, pork gyros, lamb kefte and lamb cutlets with a portion of Greek salad, as well as feta cheese, dips, pitta bread and chips.
We thought it sounded like a good option as it would allow us to try a variety of food and so placed an order, along with baklava for dessert.
The total was £37.50 and we waited around 50 minutes for delivery.
We both really enjoyed it, and liked the lamb best, but also thought the souvlaki and spicy sausage were also nice, if not just a little on the salty side.
The dips were houmous, tzatziki and taramasalata, and there was plenty of pitta slices scattered on our board for dipping, along with a really fresh and wholesome salad to pick at, packed with olives and onions, as well as your traditional tomato, lettuce and cucumber.
The main was very filling so we weren’t left hungry and it was great to be able to have restaurant quality food delivered to the door, but I did think it was rather overpriced for a takeaway.
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The dessert at £4 (which we ate after a long breather) was delicious and just what I would expect from baklava – sweet, crunchy and with melt in the mouth pastry.
I wouldn’t mind spending £30 on a sharing platter if I was eating out, but to charge the same amount as the price in the restaurant for the food with no waiters serving it and washing up afterwards, seemed a bit unreasonable.
All in all though, the food was faultless and I enjoyed the food as a one off treat, but it wouldn’t be something I could afford on the regular.