When you’re a hop, skip and a jump from Oxford Street in Bulimba (or as I call it, east Brisbane’s foodie haven), and you’re a foodie- you get really excited when a new place opens.
This one in particular I have been anticipating the opening for a while. As I was observing the construction, I noticed it was going to be somewhere I would enjoy, the open bright decor is very inviting, and when I went inside I felt relaxed. There are cute little sail boats on the tables that you raise the sail on when you are ready to place an order!
As you probably already know, I’m a huge fan of Greek food, so having a Mediterranean Restaurant open so close to home is fantastic. Even more so, when the food is great!
So what did we eat? To start we shared Pumpkin sumac spiced yoghurt and pita, it was light and full of flavour (I was also stoked that my pita bread we made at our Greek Feast was spot on!). We scraped the plate clean!
Then we had Saganaki cheese, fig and current glyko – one of my all time favourites! Saganaki is like a oozy version of fried halloumi, but oh so much better! This salty, oozy cheese was served with a currant syrup which cut through the saltiness, to give it balance. I could have eaten two!
Next, was Lamb and Pistachio Kofta garlic and yoghurt dip, basil puree and flat bread. I really enjoyed this, the flavours matched well, the meatballs were juicy and we were left wanting more!
To share as a main, we ordered the meat paella – personally I would ordered the seafood, but my date is allergic to shellfish! It was still incredibly tasty, moist and full of flavour. I find getting everything perfect can be really hard to achieve in a paella, so this was love in a bowl.
To drink, we shared the rose sangria, it was fruity, fresh and very tasty, the perfect accompaniment for our meal!
I’m already planning my next dinner there, although I just looked at their breakfast menu and it sounds pretty good too! So many places to eat, not enough meals!
Ambrosia & Co.
Shop 5, 180 Oxford Street Bulimba
Ph 3395 6333