Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stalactites (2) - Melbourne


Our last meal before we were due to leave the enchanting city of Melbourne just had to be none other than at our favourite souvlaki shop - Stalactites. Sitting on busy Lonsdale St in the heart of the city, the shop was packed as for lunch on a Sunday. And unfortunately that translated to quite a long wait before our meals came out. Also because the shop was bustling with people, the waitresses were slightly unattentive.

Nonetheless, the food was still quite awesome. We ordered a mixed dip and pita bread ($1.50 each). The mixed dip comprised of tzatziki (yoghurt, garlic and cucumber dip), hommus (chickpea), tarama (caviar and lemon), and melitzanosalata (eggplant and garlic). I think that the tzatziki and hommus was the best. The other two were average.

Mixed Dip

Pita bread - $1.50 each

We also ordered a meat platter for two ($18 x 2). On this plate of meat was ...erm... a bit too much lamb for my liking. But my partner and two of my friends loved every single moment of this lamb infested plate. :P There were marinated lamb skewers, lamb cutlets, lamb giro, homemade Greek rissoles, hot sausages and last but not least, my yummy yummy chicken giro. Mmmm.... I love the chicken. It was so tender and herby-infused. Yum~

Meat platter for two - $18 x 2

Last but not least was our large bowl of chips ($7). Crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Super hot and tongue burning. Awesome!

Large chips - $7

Well, despite the crappy service and the long wait for the food, I know we will be back. (must be the 24 hour yummy chicken factor :P )

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 30/40

177-183 Lonsdale St
VIC 3000
tel: (03) 9663 3316


jacko said...

stalacities it's really delicious!
Soulvlaki are awesome as well.
Thx for intro!XDD
(P.S. the pictures look great!)

bbsnoopy said...

glad you liked it
my partner still gets cravings for stalactites at night - too bad it's not in sydney :P