05 Sep Agapi, Richmond
Situated on the quieter side of Swan St, family-owned Agapi has been around since 1968, and under the current owners for over 20 years. Dark, bare brick gives off a warm and homely feel, and the upstairs section is popular for family functions.
There’s food from the charcoal grill, and traditional dishes like yemista, vegetables stuffed with rice, and Kokkinisto stew. The pink-coloured red caviar-based taramasalata is a bit salty, but there’s also warm, grilled pita to slather it all over. Saganaki is made with goats cheese rather than the more commonly found halloumi. Grilled meats are done well: the squid is tender, and the keftedes and lamb kebabs are tasty and perfectly executed. Traditional sweets are available for desserts, and we have the baklava, the sweet syrupy dish going down well with a cup of coffee.
It’s not necessarily fancy, but the food here at Agapi is solid, rustic no frills Greek fare.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Agapi as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
262 Swan St
Richmond, VIC, 3121
(03) 9428 8337