The main goal was to try Tella Balls which was average. The trip to Dulwich Hill was not totally in vain as the food at Zeus was surprisingly delicious. On that night, it was a toss between Orrico and Zeus. Orrico seemed like a less hectic El Jannah, but the lightning branding and bright lights attracted me to Zeus.
The place was buzzing on a Saturday night, it had great decor with spacious seating inside and outside. The diners inside had the view of the open kitchen and a view on the mesmerising flames of the kebabs cooking whereas outside the diners could witness the mayhem at Tella Balls and plenty of near-misses from taxis almost crashing with each other. The queue does pile up after 7pm.
Ordering is done and paid for at the counter, where cutlery and order number are given in a bucket. Since the Greeks are stereotypically good at cooking lamb, why not go with it.
UNCLE ‘TZIMMY $12.5
Our signature lamb with tomato, tzatziki, onion, paprika & chips wrapped in pita
These are not your typical gyros, there had actual meat pieces inside. The lamb itself was faultless: slightly smoky with bits of rendered fat. The meat was really succulent, I looked forward to every bite. The pita bread was soft and fluffy and melted without much effort. The sauce was balanced with a slight sourness from the tzatziki. I did like the chips inside giving a richer mashed potato texture.
THE ZEUS $12.5
Our signature slow-cooked lamb with Aegean slaw, smoked eggplant, onion and parsley
Again it was a yummy combination. It had the same lamb with more vegetables. Overall, the texture of crunchy slaw and soft eggplant did make the lamb better but the eggplant did not have any impact on the flavour. I still preferred the Uncle ‘Tzimmy more.
YIA YIA’S CHIPS $6.5
Hand cut, locally sourced potatoes from Grandma’s kitchen (GF)
The chips were delicious, soft potato mash inside a golden crunchy pouch. I am keen to try the feta covered chips version next time.
I’m glad the stereotype of Greek restaurants having great lamb wraps turned out to be true. In summary, it is an above average restaurant at a convenient location for people living in the inner west. Zeus is the Grill’d of Greek food serving fast food made from quality ingredients at a slightly higher price. It is surely not the best Greek restaurant but not bad value if they remain consistent.