Restaurant Review: Classic Greek still a firm favourite

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Isn’t it nice to share good food with old friends?

The Extra’s eating out slot comes full circle this week with a return visit to Frosoulla and co in Battlefield.

The family-run Golden Greek Kebab was our first ever restaurant review, and so it was a pleasure to finally visit Frosoulla’s — the bigger, shinier restaurant still in planning back then.

The other half and I were greeted like old friends at the door — and we weren’t the only ones. From a first-time couple in the corner to those who have no doubt been coming for years, everyone was made welcome.

If the previous incarnation was old world Greece then Frosoulla’s is 21st century bling — and while that might detract from the original’s charm, the food remains just as authentic, and very tasty.

I opted for dolmades to start; succulent, silky stuffed vine leaves covered in roasted tomato sauce and topped with ample greek salad — home-style cooking at its best.

The OH went for halloumia kai lountza; Cypriot cheese and smoked ham chargrilled with excellent homemade pitta — worth a trip alone (and if Frosoulla is offering up the recipe then I’m all ears!)

I moved on to keftedes; breadcrumbed meatballs smothered in more of that wine-laced sauce — a good dish made better by the texture of crispy meatballs against soft rice.

The kleftico was even better; slow-cooked lamb on the bone (although not for long) — melt-in-the-mouth tender and perfectly paired with decent roasties.

Frosoulla’s has cut down on the over-generous portion sizes of the Golden Greek Kebab — but they’re still sizeable plates.

Still, I couldn’t resist a trio of Greek yoghurts laced with raspberry coulis, amaretto and honey and pistachios; the ideal end to a memorable meal, as was the OH’s sticky-sweet paklava.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and a return visit to this Battlefield favourite proved that good food and genuine hospitality will make you fall head over heels all over again.

Rating: 9/10

Frosoulla’s

34 Sinclair Drive

Battlefield

G42 9QE

Tel: 0141 649 7581