Back in June, whilst trying to make the most of our pre baby freedom, we headed to a place that had long been on our list to try out – Eleon, a Greek restaurant in Sutton Coldfield. A family run place, it claims to import the best of Greek ingredients as well as sourcing local produce too.
It’s a pretty big place, and although we ate early, it was very busy on the Saturday night and I think would have a great atmosphere.
You can eat traditional Greek style, by ordering the Meze – where you are brought many many dishes for a set price per person, or you can go tapas style (mezethakia) where you order just a certain amount of smaller dishes. Alternatively you can have a normal starter main dessert!
We decided to go for the middle option and ordered a selection of smaller dishes to share – firstly some tzatziki and hummus, both served with charred pitta.
Then some more substantial dishes, including:
- Beef Stifado
- Keftedes (meatballs)
- Chicken Souvlaki
- Horaitki Salad (Greek Salad)
We were really impressed with the food in general, the only slight let down was the calamari which was a tad tough. Otherwise the flavours were really strong and felt authentic. Service was pretty swift, and although maybe not the most competent, was very friendly too.
All in all another lovely local place that I’d be happy to return to again.
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