Very authentic independent Greek Restaurant based on London Road in Sheffield, Parthenonas caters for all whether eating in or taking out with it’s very traditional ambience, friendly staff and delicious food.
One of my favourite cuisines has to be Greek and this little restaurant on London Road serves just that! Although this isn’t a modern, fine-dining restaurant you can expect traditional décor with the iconic blue and white of Greece throughout and friendly staff welcoming diners with bookings or not.
We did book ahead to dine here on a Saturday evening and we were happy to see that all tables were full by the time we left. We really enjoyed the food here however just to note, the portions are quite large (but no issues with taking leftovers away like I did to enjoy the next day!!)
Starting the meal with a Mythos (had to be done), we ordered a Meze for 2 to share as our starter. We really enjoyed this as it included lots of bits to pick at and share and dip your pitta bread into. This was a very filling starter just to warn you. It included a selection of Tzatziki, Taramosalata , Houmous, Melitzanosalata (Aubergine dip), Spanakopita (feta + spinach pastry), Tiropita (feta + Béchamel sauce pastry) , Beans in a tomato sauce and Sarma (vine leaves stuffed with rice). Served with pitta bread.
For mains we chose;
Uvetsi; Pasta rice with beef cooked in tomato sauce and feta cheese. – This was lovely although a large portion (have I mentioned these large portions enough?!) that I ended up boxing up and taking away. However I have to say it was fabulous the next day too! The large chunks of slow-cooked beef were gorgeous and who doesn’t love a generous topping of feta?
Kleftiko; Leg of lamb cooked in red wine, peppers, carrots, courgettes, garlic, tomato sauce and served in filo pastry with vegetables and roast potatoes. – There was enough to feed 2 people here but the meat was cooked so beautifully it literally melted in your mouth. Lots of vibrant vegetables to accompany and the sauce was really good. Only thing that let the dish down was the pastry; it was mostly sat under the lamb and actually looked like a bit piece of fat rather than pastry because it was soggy, so that was a shame.
All in all our visit to this restaurant was nice. It wasn’t the best Greek Restaurant we have ever been to and our experience didn’t have any “wow factor” about it, however we enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and if you’re thinking of eating here I would encourage you to do so.
For more information on Parthenonas, please visit their website here.
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