Mezethes Greek Taverna in Salamanca is a wonderful place to get your fix of Greek cuisine in Hobart.
The inside space is delightfully decorated with white washed walls and a variety of paintings depicting various classic Greek scenes. There is a lovely ambience to the space and, while it did become quite full on the Friday night we visited, we didn’t feel as though we were being intruded by neighbouring tables. The acoustics are also quite good although we were speaking a little more loudly by the end of the evening.
The menu is quite extensive and provides patrons with a range of options from dips, to appetisers, to mains and, of course, Greek desserts!
We opted for the following and had more than plenty between three of us:
Sun-dried tomato and olive tapanade with homemade breads (pita and a wonderful other loaf style bread); Spanakopita (a large spinach and fetta filo triangle); Greek Salad; Moussaka (a Greek classic); and Prawn Saganaki (a delicious baked mix of prawns, cheese, tomatoes and other wonderful herbs and spices – the sauce was truly delicious!)
For dessert we shared two Greek favourites – Baklava and Galaktoboureko (think of it as a Greek custard slice) both served with vanilla ice-cream.
Mum and I shared a delightful bottle of white wine from Florina – Petra from Kir Yianni Vineyard.
While the service was a little haphazard as the Taverna got busier we actually appreciated not being rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
There is also an outside eating area that would be perfect for lunchtime or a really balmy Summer’s night. I’m sure we’ll be back when we next need a dose of the Aegean.