After participating in the opening rituals of Hellenic Hotel, I am super keen to try on the joint’s upstairs bar $15 daily specials.
So much so, I bound up the mid-week stairs.
The bar area – excluding verandah – is quite compact, featuring three tables for two, a couple of tall tables with stools and a communal table, also with stools.
The bar menu (see below) features a range of snacky-type dishes through to those with a bit more heft, such as 1/4 HH chicken for $17.
There’s a daily special allocated for each day (also on the menu below) – and based on the excellence of my Wednesday beef stifado, I definitely want to try them all.
My beef stew is marvellous.
The serving is of a good size and the sticky stew features not only heaps of very good beef chunks but also halved baby onions and carrot.
They all sit atop a bed of barley that is puffed up yet still nicely chewy.
Topping all is a fistful of of fennel salad that provides nice contrast.
It’s a delicious lunch and very good value for $15.