Bandra’s hill road has so much to offer in terms of shopping, street hunts, food and things to do in general. We recently found out about “Mediterra” a Greek restaurant and decided to visit there to try out what they have to offer. Located opposite Marks & Spencer (globus cinema) in Hotel Metro Plaza, the restaurant has ample outdoor seating and few indoor seats as well. Read on to find out our experience at Mediterra.
Value for Money: 2.5/5
Bread basket with sauces : we started with an assorted bread basket consisting of Grissini, toasted pita, focaccia, soft roll and pita bread with compound butter, baked garlic, tomato salsa, green olives, sundried tomato and hummus. It made for a great start to our meal here at Mediterra. Special mention to the sundried tomato sauce and hummus – both were very well made and were appetizing.
Black sour: we were informed that the restaurant is in the process of obtaining a liquor license so they are only serving mocktail at the moment. From a limited mocktail menu we opted for the Black sour – crushed black currant, soda and ice with mint leaves. We weren’t very pleased with the taste of the drink as it was very imbalanced and we decided not to call for any other drink and stick to our regular coke as accompaniment for our meal.
Watermelon and feta salad: ruccola lettuce tossed in feta cheese, watermelon and orange vinaigrette was our first order here and we were pleasantly surprised on how well the salad was made. Everything was perfect about this salad and were very happy that we decided to order this salad. Recommended.
Jibna kebab: Paneer (cottage cheese) marinated in green chili paste with sesame seeds; rice mixed in green chili paste with sautéed onions on the side. The kebab was under cooked and the green chili paste had a little too much salt, making it a little difficult to consume. However, the small portion of rice was a savior and we only wished we’d called for a portion of the rice instead of the kebab. We’d suggest you order the other vegetarian appetizers available on the menu.
Falafel wrap: chick pea fritters wrapped in pita bread with mixed salad and fries! Yes, you read that right, there were fries inside the wrap unlike them being served on the side. this called for a different change, but we couldn’t help ourselves in separating the fries and having it separately after a few bites. the falafel tasted delicious and is recommended here.
We refrained from ordering any pizza and pasta as we wanted to experience in Greek cuisine (given that this place specializes in the same) but for vegetarians, there can be a few options only, so we recommend you ask the server for their specials and try the pizza/pasta out if you can’t find what appeals to you in the main course!
Spanakos menemen: creamy mixture of spinach, olives, sundried tomatoes and feta served in a potato pancake was delicious but a little heavy (and so you are warned of an overflowing tummy). If you are fond of spinach and baked dishes, this is recommended for you. If not, we would like to try out the Aubergine and zucchini baked dish.
Walnut basil pesto and green peas risotto: Arborio rice cooked with white wine, pesto sauce, green peas and parmesan cheese was the star dish of the evening and is highly recommended for those who like risotto’s with a twist. Perfectly cooked and flavored rice was our favorite of the evening and recommended!
Tiramisu: as usual with an extra filled tummy, we had to try out some desserts to be able to share with you – so decided to try the Tiramisu and the Hot Lava Lava cake. If you only have space for one dessert, we would recommend you try out the Hot Lava Lava cake to end the meal on a sweet and high note drenched in hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. The ice cream melts on the lava cake as you bite into it, making it for one of those desserts that we dream about.
Looking to head out to a new place to try out new items, then Mediterra is a good option. The outdoor seating is quaint and nice with lovely atmosphere ideal for a romantic cozy date with a special one. We hope that they obtain their alcohol license soon, so visitors can enjoy the food and drinks together!
Have you been to Mediterra yet? If yes, we’d love to hear your experience here. If not, where is your favorite Greek cuisine available in the city?