5 February 2014
Who would have expected to find an awesome Greek restaurant in Morley? I picked up an coupon deal for a 4-person feast because it seemed like great value. Blue Myth Greek is probably the best restaurant among my entire stash of online bargains!
We arrived in the early evening but the restaurant was only half-full for most of the night. My mates were unsure about how to dress and we debated about polos, chinos, and collars for a few minutes. As it turns out, you don’t need to worry! I wouldn’t feel out of place in jeans, but I would also be comfortable in a dress.
Lamb with eggplant
I’m unsure about the sizes of the dishes that were included in our deal, so apologies for missing some of the regular food prices. Despite my usual aversion to eggplant, I enjoyed the rich meaty lamb, tangy tomao salsa, and salty feta flavours in our first dish.
I ignore low-fat ice cream in the supermarket the same way I ignore “includes a side salad” rubbish on menus. We were flabbergasted and delighted by the truly Greek salad on our table. The proportions of feta, olives, dressing, and vegies was incredible. Seriously, the block of feta was longer than my hand!! This salad is included as a side to a number of regular menu items.
Trio of dips ($18.50)
We chomped our way through three dips: tzatziki (yoghurt, cucumber, garlic), tarama (fish roe), and melitzano salata (eggplant). All of them were tasty and, strangely, the pink fish roe dip was my favourite. I love that the bread was the limiting factor until the waitress brought a large basket of extra bread, then our appetites stopped our rampage.
My friends enjoyed the chilled grapevine leaves filled with rice, pumpkin, and herbs. I dipped some in tartare sauce but this particular Greek food has never been a favourite of mine.
Calamari (large for $24)
A huge serving of fried calamari arrived on our table. I feel like this has to be the large serving because there were just so many pieces of lightly-battered squid! Love a generous squeeze of lemon and spurt of aioli on seafood. This certainly puts George’s Meze in Subiaco to shame in terms of value for money.
I don’t really care for keftedes,so I let the boys chomp on these meatballs (heh). Quite a reasonable serving for the price and well-seasoned beef.
Greek wines ($6 or $7 per glass)
Our deal included a glass of wine each and we opted for the Greek ones! The price is reasonable but I donated my white wine to my friend because it wasn’t really to my taste.
Everyone eyeballed the fried Haloumi cheese when it arrived on our table. It didn’t matter how full we were, that rectangular slab was cut carefully into four equal quarters. The combo of roasted peppers and lemon was nice, but the flavours can be quite overpowering unless you eat it with the flat bread. This dish could use more sweetness, like the pickled figs used at George’s Meze.
Shared meats off the coals
Delicious lamb, pork, and chicken with the glorious smokiness that you can only achieve with coal or fire. All the meats were really tender and juicy, defs one of the highlights of the meal. A single serving of one meat is $19 or you can order a shared plate as part of a tasting platter or or set menu.
Rustic chips ($8)
Don’t order chips because you’ll fill yourself up on boring carbs. Nothing wrong with the chips, which were lightly browned and salty, but they were somewhat out-of-place amongst our Greek feast.
Loukoumades are deep-fried balls of dough that are soaked in honey or sugar syrup, then sprinkled with cinnamon. Yes, they are as tasty as they sound.
Trio of ice creams
I loved grabbing greedy spoonfuls of cold ice cream with mouthfuls of warm fluffy loukoumades. The flavours were so unusual! Cinnamon aniseed was strong and strangely savoury for ice cream, while mastic gum had a weird green taste of Eucalyptus leaves. Thankfully, the Turkish delight was sweet, light, and refreshing. A fun end to our enormous meal!
The menu prices and serving sizes suggest that you could happily feed yourself for roughly $35-45. Service was highly attentive, friendly, and down-to-earth. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and vowed to return (even though it’s all the way out in Morley!!). Blue Myth Greek is a diamond in the rough and blows the socks off Greek restaurants elsewhere in Perth.
Likes: fantastic food, excellent service, generous servings
Dislikes: driving out to Morley for a feed
Value for money: little pricey, but better than most Greek restaurants
Overall: would return for another Greek feast, even without a coupon!
Coventry Square Markets
243-253 Walter Rd
(08) 9275 8383