Bianca: Newly opened Ploos restaurant offers diners refined Grecian cuisine by chef and restaurateur Peter Conistis. Showcasing South Aegean cuisine, Ploos offers a creative twist on traditional favourites.
With one of the best views in Sydney, the Harbour Bridge to our left and the Opera House to the right.
Perfect for people watching and the upcoming Vivid Festival, make use of the prime seating outdoors or for a cosier dining experience indoors, be welcomed by exposed sandstone walls and a stunning feature marble bar.
A classic Aperol Spritz and the Lychee Leila $26 start us off on our dining adventure, deliciously sweet and citrusy.
A selection of mezze, starting with the Lamb Shank Cigar $27, succulent slow-roasted lamb encased within a delicate buttery filo pastry but the real hero, the muhammara, a roasted red pepper dip which is all things savoury, sweet and slightly smokey.
Marinated Olives $12 don’t come cheap but were tasty little morsels.
Sourdough Pita $8 was a little lacking but made all the better by dipping into the muhammara.
A must is the Grilled Haloumi $26 which was ALL about the pickled lemon.
Perhaps most controversial of all, the Spanakopita filled manti -w/ dill yoghurt and burnt butter $34. I won’t lie this dish might ruffle a few Greek feathers. Essentially taking the traditional flavours of a spanakopita and stuffing it into a dumpling. A filo crumble adds some texture but I guarantee you will want to mop up any remaining sauce.
Who needs a Greek salad when you can have the Nissiotiki Salad $26. A vibrant mix of cucumber, tomato, red onion and feta.
Rounding out the mains, Honey Roasted Lamb Ribs w/ eggplant hommous $44 and Potatoes tsakistes $12. Executed perfectly, caramelised sticky ribs were bountiful in flavour but also quite fatty. The potatoes are non-negotiable, you may need to order two serves!
Pretty as a picture the Chickpea Baklava w/ halva ice-cream, candied lemon & cumin seed pasteli.
Ploos isn’t cheap but the views and food demand the price tag. Conistis’s in-authentic approach to South Aegean cuisine might shock Greek traditionalists but as an Italo-Aussie I enjoyed almost every mouthful.
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Ploos Restaurant. All opinions remain objective and our own.