Yefsi is a newly opened Greek influenced restaurant situated on the foot of the Attika Hotel and house complicated in Newcastle Street – just a little West of Lake Street. A comparatively stark eating space it’s brightened up with blue and white tiles and cushions in recognition of its heritage and delicacies leanings.
Unlicensed in the intervening time however joyful to accommodate BYO – and with a few liquor shops a brief method down Lake that is no drawback.
Open for breakfast and lunch in the mean time the menu is geared in the direction of the meze fashion of shared plates and small snacks and pastries – spanakopita, tiropita, dolmades, saganaki, keftedes and the like.
We ordered three of the bigger dishes and whereas we waited – wine in glass in fact – we nibbled on a small plate of complimentary fried squid rings – extraordinarily tender, superbly crisped. Then the mains arrived….
The Revithokeftedes plate was made up of chickpea fritters –once more crisp skinned, nutty and earthy filling – Greek salad, squeaky grilled haloumi and pita. An excellent sized feast of Greek meals which may be added to with a skewer of grilled meat or greens – in our case juicy, smoky, tender lamb.
Showing once more their capacity to hit the mark with seafood, the grilled squid was superbly tender however retained a satisfying al dente texture, and was served with peppery rocket, salty, creamy goat cheese and a sprinkle of reduce chilli so as to add a zipper and zing. Good stuff.
And lastly the particular of the day – briam – that pleasant combined roasted vegetable dish – an amalgam of textures from the varied greens and with garlicky and natural aromas and tastes abounding.
Yes, Yefsi is producing the products and is a welcome addition to the eating scene within the higher reaches of Northbridge.