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Svoulaki at Ithaki Garden

October 16, 2020

Earlier in the week I had eaten at Ithaki Garden, the service good, the food good. If not I would not have returned. I was therefore surprised the reviews commenting how bad the service. Tonight I learnt why. The service was appalling. Covid-19 biosecurity leaves much to be desired.

Ithaki Garden is hidden down an alley, somewhere to stumble upon. I have in the past used as a short cut, always empty.

This evening empty, only to be told every table reserved apart from the the one I was guided to.

More waiters than when I last visited and yet fewer customers, it was not even busy when I left.

A menu brought to my table, I was then ignored for ten minutes. I had not looked at the greasy menu, I knew what I wanted, souvlaki and could have taken my order ten minutes earlier. The greasy menu I did not touch.

Souvlaki reasonable, chips not. First visit I was given a choice. Noisy loud Germans at a nearby table were offered special of the day. I was not told of any specials. What constituted a salad a little bit of decoration on the side of my plate.

Red wine I ordered half way through my meal was reasonable.

At least one waitress wandering around with mask hanging around her mouth. This is the norm everywhere.

Covd-19 biosecurity left much to be desired. Waitress with mask hanging around her mouth, greasy menu, glass upturned on table. They did though have hand sanitiser.

Menu should be simplified, single printed sheet, which is then disposed of. Staff should at all times be wearing masks correctly covering nose and mouth.

Dinner at Strofi

October 15, 2016



Strofi has always been poor service, expensive, but at least the food good. Not last night, the food very poor.

Greeted at the door by a man who asked what I wanted? And how many people?

Taken to first floor.  Small rooms knocked into one large room. Last time one small room. Maybe different floor.  Not asked  if wished to go to rooftop.

Soup? No soup. What restaurant has no soup? Waiter claimed had run out of soup. No soup listed on menu.

Svoulaki, pork poor quality, tough. Potatoes almost cold, and were cold after a few minutes.  Vegetables likewise almost cold and only half cooked.  Plate cold. Portion size meager, if not minuscule.

Windows wide open. It got colder and colder.

View of The Acropolis through the open windows.

As always, poor service.

I left cold and hungry and 16  euros lighter of pocket.

I should have eaten in Plaka, where cheaper, better quality and decent portion size.

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