Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Remember Ollie, BeBe and I managed to squeeze that Greek restaurant in when we were in Bali? Sadly wifey and Amy did not get chance to enjoy that with us, due to my cock up on flight booking. I then attended a rather amazing work lunch at a Greek restaurant literally 2 minutes walk from work. So with those two factors in mind, it was time to redeem myself and take wifey to her first Greek meal. And where better than that absolute belter around the corner from work – here is Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street.

What an absolutely stunning lunch. Stunning. It is punchy on the $$$ if you go high end, and of course we did. Come on wifey want octopus and their giant prawns. Wifey want, wifey get. For example $21 per prawn, ouch, but… AMAZE-BALLS!!!

What I love about Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street is a few things. Let me explain;

  1. It’s a husband and wife team. Wife is the Chef, Husband is front of house;
  2. Their slogan in the menu – “Fotia philosophy is based on family, friend sharing dishes’ sampling, tasting, enjoying!”
  3. It is FAMILY. It’s comfortable and airy. You feel like you are sat in an olive tree grove, not in the CBD of Singapore;
  4. Their fish produce is flown in from The Mediterranean the night before (I was chatting to the owner about this last time);
  5. All the ingredients are Greek, even the beers and wines – it shows a massive pride in the cooking, the country and also makes this dining experience so so bloody authentic.

It will blow you away. I was drifting back to days living in Europe, with a cruise around the Greek Islands. Sitting in plazas by the sea, eating this  exact style of fresh and delicious food, sipping a cold beer, munching on fresh pistachios and olives, all whilst watching the world go by. Yes this is one not to miss. Die Die Must Try; Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street.

Let’s have a gander at what we ate today shall we… Oh no my hands are trembling a wee bit here…

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Happy but pensive faces – eagerly awaiting the food onslaught. Let’s be having it Fotia, we accept the challenge with open arms. Well actually I mean open mouths.

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

It’s such a cool place. I am 100% bringing my Mary alone one day and grabbing the street side comfy sofa seats. Watch that world drift on by over scrummy food and delicious ice cold Greek beer and wine. Yep works for me. But it doesn’t stop here – there is another awning to the right of this middle door, and then yet another Fotia across the street. That one looks a little more bar tapas style methinks??

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Dips and pita to start, hell yes. Let’s get stuck in to Trilogia, or trio I assume. Best Tatziki on the planet in my reckoning. Strained yoghurt with cucumber, dill, garlic and olive oil. OMG. Also the Turama, which is the pink one, and a fish roe paste. And, finally, Aegean Eggplant. Another cracker. Smoked egg plant, fresh herbs, roasted red pepper, garlic and olive oil. I was gutted to have to leave some of the dips at the end – so full up, and no more pita bread.

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

You just have to. You just really must have to have this. The Saganaki cheese. Skillet fried until golden, a few fresh herbs and a good squeeze of fresh lemon. Best cheese ever said Jude and I am right behind him. This was off the charts good. WOW!!!

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Yet another stunning dish. Dolmadakia, or grapevine leaves stuffed with Karolina rice herbs, olive oil and lemon juice. Jesus. This was a stunning presentation, and stunning citrus and herb kick flavour. All in one little parcel. BOOM!!!

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

I am, not a fan of rocket so did not go hard on that. But this Tiniaki Salad was so so good. Kalamata olive powder, olive oil, Spring onion, cherry tomatoes and probably some of the best artichokes to cross the lips of this old fella.

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Now we’re getting in to it. Again a little up there on the $$$, but this does come from the Meditteranean. This is Htapodaki, or charcoal grilled octopus skewers. OK we’ll have 4 of them please. Another stop the bus moment. Buttery, smoky, charred, with zing of fresh lemon. I challenge anyone to come in and beat Fotia on this dish. Holy shit good!!!

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

The we slip in to these bad boys. Beef and Lamb kebabs, again with that must have squeeze of super fresh lemon. Sink back in your seat folks and let the flavours waft all over your mouth. So tender it is not funny. So flavoursome. Seasoned to perfection. WOW!!!

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

And these bad boys turn up. I have had small lobsters. In fact two of my kids are smaller than these. This is Garidara, AKA charcoal grilled extra jumbo prawns. You ain’t bloody kidding there. These are truly MONSTERS. Simply done on the BBQ. Smoky and charred, zap them with some fresh lemon and BOOM. Everyone stops talking after the first bite and then you await the chitter chatter of how good they are. Yes these are incredible. INCREDIBLE!!!Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Even my Mary had head today…

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

And now the end is near… And I cannot resist to have a pop at the Mousaka. Egg plant, potato, minced beef and a gooey oozy thick thick bechamel. I got the lemon on this too. This was top drawer. Everything about it was just spot on. A peasant dish made in to 5* dining. Brilliant!!!

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

Yep could not resist it. Best ice cream award goes to this. Homemade fig and honey ice cream. Oh my golly gosh. Not being a huge dessert guy, but for this I can waiver that. Sprinkles of crushed pistachio to boot. This is the Baklava, a traditional stuffed roll. Damn this was good.

Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street

And to finish. WTF, we haven’t finished yet??? Here comes again some off the planet ice cream – SO GOOD. Now with Kunefe. This has sift cheese in it. The stringy bits you see are actually Greek pastry called Kataifi, which is crisped up and then covered in syrup to preserve it. But it also makes it gooey and unctuous. Holy shit. Death Row Food indeed, one or two of these and who’d need the electric chair, as you’re a goner anyways. You simply must have this if you dine here.

So there is our sublime lunch today. A first for wifey, being a Greek virgin. Fotia, Greek Restaurant @ #1 Club Street was legendary. For certain we’ll be back, once wifey has saved up for her next batch of octopus and prawns. Quality reigns supreme here. So be very proud Fotia, we loved every single dish that came from the kitchen. Dish after dish of the most amazing quality, flavours and presentation. Its just so very damned good. Get down here and seriously – ENJOY!!!

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