If you're looking for a buzzing seaside resort with something for everyone, Bournemouth is the ideal choice. With seven miles of stretching beaches, beautiful pastel Victorian houses, a fantastic town centre with great shops and fine dining, the city attracts everyone from young families through to sophisticated foodies. Visit the old pier, wander through the stretching Botanic gardens and enjoy an afternoon coffee in The Triangle. And, when hunger strikes, head to one of the Greek restaurants in Bournemouth for a delicious feast.
Bournemouth's Greek restaurants serve authentic and mouth-watering food, with menus filled with seasonal and local specialities. Feta and courgette-packed kolokithokeftedes are deep fried balls that make a perfect mezze starter and tomato fritters known as tomatokeftedes are wonderful smothered with homemade tzatziki. Try marinated souvlaki meat with chips and vegetables for a hearty main and perhaps a slice of nutty revani for dessert. The traditional coffee, ellinikos, is also well worth a try. Served in a traditional long-handled copper jug, it comes in three different styles: vari glyko tastes almost honey-like and is sweet and strong, metrios is of medium sweetness and sketos is sugar-free.
Greek cuisine is synonymous with social occasions, family time and parties. You'll find that many of the restaurants put on special nights with music and dancing, and you should be prepared for traditional plate smashing too at some of the restaurants in Bournemouth, which is a custom steeped in traditional folklore. One version of its history says that it began when a rich family hosted a meal for a far poorer family and smashed the plates to show that friendship vastly exceeded the value of their material goods. If you go for a night out or special occasion, you can also enjoy lavish set menus and delicious drinks, including the infamous Ouzo!
Zorbas is one of the most popular Greek restaurants in Bournemouth and garnered itself a loyal following of locals. Treat yourself to some meze to begin, such as stuffed vine leaves or chargrilled halloumi, before moving on to fresh seafood, spiced meatballs served with roasted Mediterranean vegetables or perhaps a large portion of moussaka with a Greek salad on the side. Book your table in advance to guarantee a delicious meal and a great night out and get prepared for a night to remember!