Greek dining at the Hellenic Eatery

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I went for a delicious Greek feast at the Hellenic Eatery last week. 

My lovely friends Kath and Nikki and I are always up for trying new places to eat in Cardiff. We’d seen a few other bloggers posting about Hellenic and it looked yummy, so we decided it would be our next catch-up destination.

We booked a table, even though we weren’t sure we would need to, being a cold Thursday night on Crwys Road, but it was a good job we did – the place was packed! They were actually turning people away. 

The restaurant is extremely casual, it’s a no-frills place and other diners ranged from couples, families with young children and groups of friends. It had a really nice neighbourhood vibe. The glass front of the restaurant opens right onto the street though, so it was a little chilly. Serves me right for wearing a short-sleeved top on a chilly February evening. 

We started off with a couple of dishes to share. The mixed dips with pitta bread ‘Tzatzikohoumotyrokafteri’ (£6.50) was my favourite dish of the night, a solid tzatziki and delicious authentic hummus was joined by kafteri – a dip of feta and peppers. I’d never tried kafteri before and it was really good, I’m definitely going to try recreating this at home. We had to ask for extra pitta bread to mop it all up. 

We also shared some Kolokithia – fried courgettes served with more tzatziki (£4.30).

On to mains and I went for The Cypriot salad (£7.00). Spinach, grilled peppers and tomatoes, grilled halloumi with sesame seeds and a honey dressing. Delicious. Kath and Nikki both went for the pitta wraps, which they said were yummy, but possibly a bit of a bread overload, considering the extra pittas we’d eaten with our starter. In hindsight, we should’ve just gone for a load of sharing plates and created our own mezze. Next time…..

I’m also keen to head back with the kids. I know five-year-old J would love the pitta wraps stuffed with meat and chips! 

We paid in full for our meals plus tip at the Hellenic Eatery and the restaurant wasn’t aware I’d be blogging about them.


11 thoughts on “Greek dining at the Hellenic Eatery

  1. Cardiff Mummy Says February 15, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go here for ages! I drive past it most days and it always looks so busy! Glad you enjoyed it x

  2. hann182014 February 17, 2017 / 11:51 am

    The food looks great. Never eaten here before x

  3. laurasidestreet February 17, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I absolutely love Greek food – growing up on South Africa we had a lot of Med inspired dishes so knowing there is a place like this in Cardiff is ace – going to check it out for sure

    Laura x

  4. kerrylynnepyke February 17, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    This food looks awesome. Love the idea of the hummus appetiser!

  5. Deal Man February 19, 2017 / 7:44 am

    wow… yummy and tasty food.

  6. Panda waddup April 3, 2017 / 8:03 am

    The helenic eatery is my favourite place to eat in Cardiff, we visit around once a week! The takeaway wraps are fantastic value for money and the staff are always friendly. Our staff at always look froward to Fridays as if we’re working near they have a free gyros wrap. I prefer the sausages, they are possibly the best sausages in Cardiff.

  7. LeanneBrookes July 14, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    This is by far one of my favourite places to eat in Cardiff. So delicious and even better, they deliver on deliveroo. Don’t even have to leave the house!

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