With The Looker now featuring restaurant reviews by Mr R.A.C Fishman and his companion ‘The Glamourpuss’, we thought we would do our own review of one of our favourite local haunts, Sotirios 103 on the seafront at Greatstone.
We duly booked a Sunday Lunch in-between photo assignments of the ‘Bus Rally’ and the ‘Ploughing Match’ and arrived at the restaurant to be warmly welcomed by Costas, a
local restaurateur, who welcomes every guest like an old friend.
Costas has had a long affinity with the area, having been the manager of the ‘Springs’ Club at St Marys Bay over 30 years ago and then going on to open a number of ‘eateries’ in Hythe and the East Cliff Pavillion in Folkestone, with also a coffee shop or two along the way.
Sotirios 103 is a bit different to most of the other reincarnations of Costas’s ventures. There is now regular live entertainment and a three course meal, all included in the price.
One of the first things you notice is the efficiency of the staff, paying personal attention to every guest, with Luka, learning from the master (his father Costas), naturally at ease, as he showed us to our table and introduced the menu along with a selection of specials.
As we chose our starters, we heard the soothing vocals of local crooner Peter Dinsley, swing into action. I chose the Moules Mariniere, with the most divine creamy white wine sauce, (we tried to coax the recipe from chef but she wasn’t having any of it, its Sotirios secret recipe!!). Annabel went for the Tempura Prawns with a sweet chilli sauce, the batter was crispy and light and served on a mixed salad.
Sipping our drinks, we listened to Peter’s beautiful voice fill the room and watched as a steady stream of people arrived to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere Costas manages to create week after week.
For a main course, I chose the traditional Roast Beef, adeptly carved by Costos at our table, along with a host of accompanying side dishes including a very nice cauliflower mornay. Annabel chose the salmon fillet, which had been lightly poached, and a Greek salad.
Again, the food was prepared with style, skill and love.
To finish with, I went for strawberries and cream whilst Annabel chose the cheesecake from the a good choice of desserts.
In our opinion we can thoroughly recommend Sotirios. We count ourselves lucky as it is within walking distance of our home and having been to a number of cabaret nights there, the food is constantly of a very high standard and the service impeccable.
Most of our readers have, I am sure, already tried the venue, however for those of you who have not perhaps you should book a table and find out for yourselves
what a fantastic venue we have on our doorstep.
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