Saturday, 31 May 2014

Going Greek

I've never been to Greece. I do know, however, that Greek food is delicious - or at least, is meant to be, as I have only ever had variations. Feta, olives, bread, oil, lamb koftas, tzatziki...I am positively drooling as I type.

Fortunately, a little corner of Greece has popped up not too far away from me, and so I've finally  been able to experience Greek street food without having to set foot outside of the country. A month or so ago, I popped in to this little cafe for a bite to eat, and it was my little slice of the Mediterranean on a very drizzly day.

Sula's is a friendly establishment which is still fairly new but is slowly getting a great reputation around the local area surrounding it. At first it seems a little tucked away, between numerous other shop fronts and signs. This does mean that it's somewhat of a hidden gem.

It's low key, friendly and comfortable. No pretentious decor; no big, over-the-top advertising; just a cosy little cafe, with cheerful and inspiring mottos painted onto the walls, bright colours and very friendly staff. I was welcomed in, introduced to the ins and outs of the menu, and left to make my choice..which proved to be very tricky indeed.

The menu sounded delicious, and there was even a visual companion to show you what you could expect - great for people like me who are a little unfamiliar with authentic Greek cuisine! I'm not a huge meat eater, and I am a huge fan of cheese, so in the end I plumped for the Halloumi Gyros; a great whopper of a pitta stuffed with grilled halloumi, grilled tomato, tzatziki, and chips.

It sounded delicious, and I was not disappointed when it arrived, piping hot, incredibly fresh and utterly divine.

I'm just going to let the photos do the talking for the moment:

This was proper home-cooked, easy food. No standing on ceremony - no fancy frills or unnecessary garnishes; a whole meal, conveniently wrapped up and ready to be devoured. This was the sort of meal you just had to get your shoes and socks off for, to get completely stuck in.

Let me tell you, it tasted just as good as it looked. The halloumi was gorgeous and the tzatziki was creamy and the chips were indulgent and topped it all off. I couldn't be graceful; you can't eat a beast like this with elegance. By the end I had sauce all over my hands, round my mouth and on the table. I had to use a knife and fork towards the end because, my goodness, there was so much filling and it just couldn't be contained. The sign, I think, of a delicious, filling and satisfying lunch. I was up to my elbows in Greek food (quite literally).

I was completely satisfied, very happy and immediately couldn't wait to have another. It's incredibly good value too, with my giant wrap costing under five pounds! Sula's whole menu looks delicious and they've recently launched a deli too, so I'll certainly be going back when I can.


  1. I'm already drooling. I looooove Greek food, especially tzatziki.
    Makes me want to go and visit Greece again! Haven't been in years...

    Great post! :)

    1. I think I need to eat more Greek food now, and I definitely need to visit Greece! Thanks for stopping by x

  2. That looks incredible! There's a Greek place near Jason's office in Guildford that does pitas like that (with chips inside) and he says they're absolutely delicious! I keep waiting for him to bring a couple home for dinner one day, but no such luck as yet…;) Anything with halloumi is a winner in my book!

    1. It tasted incredible too! I hope Jason has bought you one of those wraps since you commented (sorry for the delayed reply!) - halloumi is certainly a new favourite of mine as well. x