About a month ago, I was taken to Malahide for a romantic walk under the sun and later for a delicious lunch to this lovely Greek spot called ‘Cape Greko‘. I was super excited to go there. I love trying out new cuisine, especially if it’s Mediterranean!
Greek cuisine, to me, is quite healthy because they use a variety of vegetables in their dishes and also, they mainly prepare their food with olive oil and wine. What’s there not to like, right? 🙂
To start, my boyfriend and I decided to share the Hummus with blended roast pepper and paprika served with warmed pitta bread. It was really tasty and definitely a great starter choice.
After a long walk we were famished so we also shared the Halloumi cheese served with vine tomatoes, basil and homemade bread. There are no words to describe how good the halloumi cheese was. If you haven’t tried it yet, definitely do! You won’t be disappointed!
Since I don’t eat meat, my options are always narrowed down to fish and vegetarian dishes. It’s actually great because I don’t spend ages deciding what to eat. I usually go for the fish dish, unless I see vegetarian risotto on the menu haha
I ordered the Sea bass dish which was served with sautéed fennel and peppers. Now let’s pause for a moment and let me tell you more about the fennel – it was A M A Z I N G!
The fish was good as expected but the fennel was the highlight of my meal. I may sound crazy talking with such affection about fennel… I know! But trust me, it was so good that I still remember the taste in my mouth 😛
Across the table, my boyfriend ordered the Chicken souvlaki served with crispy onions and tzatziki (a sauce made of salted strained yogurt). He was very pleased with the chicken and sauce; however, not so pleased with the crispy onions. I also tasted the onions but it was not my cup of tea either.
Since we had too much to eat from start to main – we decided not to order dessert and to have ice cream later in the day.
Overall, my experience in Cape Greko was great! I totally recommend this place if you are in Malahide (near Dublin) and want to try something completely different from the Irish cuisine.
The atmosphere is relaxed in the afternoon, although I’ve heard it can get really loud and crowded during dinner time but I cannot be certain about this. But I am definitely going back to try more dishes and OMG more fennel and halloumi, please!
Have you been to any Greek restaurant yet? What’s your favourite greek dish? Do tell!
Let me know your thoughts and thanks for stopping by and reading out this post. 🙂