Aegean Restaurant, Cardiff.
We have not been back to this restaurant since it moved from Woodville Road and were really looking forward to the newly re-launched restaurant. Hence, we jumped at the opportunity of dining at this restaurant as soon as we saw a good deal on Groupon!
The restaurant looked much more lively and opened with a very Greek deco of blue and white.
We were really excited and very hungry therefore looking forward to order what we had in this restaurant many years ago.
After waiting and waiting for at least 20 minutes, nobody even came over to take our drinks order. Eventually I had to flag down one of the waitresses to indicate that we were ready to place our order.
Not a very good first impression, but we were quite impressed by the speediness of our starters being served.
I had Dolmades - rice and herbs stuffed vine leaves- very authentic Greek food which I had before in Greek Cyprus. Very nice with a squeeze of lemon juice and dipped into some herbed Greek yoghurt. I was happy with the starter.
However, we were again greeted with disappointment when after finishing our starters for at least 15 minutes, no one came to clear the table and another 10 minutes elapsed before we were served our main courses!
You can imagine how hungry we were then and looking forward to really good food having to wait so long.
Our main courses finally arrived! I ordered another very authentic Greek dish - House Special Lamb Souvlaki, served with rice and potato chips.
The grilled pieces of lamb were very tasty and well marinated with a chargrilled flavour but was a bit too dry for my liking as it was possibly cooked for a tad too long.
My friend had the Fresh Xifias - Swordfish fillet grilled with balsamic vinegar, honey and olive oil, served with vegetables and white wine cream sauce. The swordfish has a texture and taste of chicken and the sauce was really nice and tasty.
In conclusion, quite an average experience with OK food and a very long wait! Well, at least we paid a very good price for it.