Our friends had raved about Agapi and insisted that this was the place to go for good Greek food
Having now had a meal there, I think that this restaurant has put the Melbourne art of good dining back about 50 years
Table for 4 booking for 7.30, but on arrival total confusion by the staff as to whether or not we had a booking and if so, where we were to sit. The front table I think were asked to move, and we were seated right at the door opening-not a good start I thought, as the weather was anything but warm.
On one side of the restaurant was a large table for about 24 who were there to celebrate a birthday or some occasion and if they were loud at the beginning they just got louder as the evening moved along and we had no hope of hearing ourselves think or speak. Why this group could not have been given a different area, maybe upstairs, is unknown, but to have people virtually screaming and laughing at a fever pitch for most to the night, is no way to try to enjoy any sort of food.
Speaking of the food, it was like being stuck in the 60's and showed no sense of refinement. To start, a plate of dips, just a few spoons on a plate. Enough for one, maybe two, but certainly not for four. Could not score on presentation.
Mains was a lamb souvlaki for one party and chicken souvlaki for another. Just pieces of meat on a plate with a bit of uninspiring salad and a few not so crisp chips. If this is supposed to be restaurant quality, it leaves a lot to be desired.
For 2 of the party,moussaka, served with green beans that had been shredded and boiled to death. A couple of pieces of insipid potatoes. Everything on the plate was steaming-I wonder if it had been heated in the micro wave?
As soon as mains were finished, it was time to make an exit. Stepped outside, took some deep breathes and shook the head to clear the ears from all the noise that had been our experience for the last hour and a half.
Would I return-I don't think so. I want my culminary experiences to move forward, not backwards