$$ | Williamstown | Greek | Mediterranean | Live Music | Outdoor Dining
I hadn’t had Greek Food in a while and was in much need of Saganaki so I rounded up the girls for a late birthday celebration at Remvi By the Bay in Williamstown.
Unsure of how busy this place gets on a Friday night I made a booking just in case. Turns out it wasn’t needed as it was almost empty (maybe the freezing Melbourne weather kept everyone at home in front of the fireplace?)
Or maybe it was the food. Nonetheless we were greeted by friendly staff and a live musician in the corner which I thought was great! It took me right to Greece and made me feel warm despite the miserable weather outside.
The food was well presented and a perfect portion. I enjoyed the saganaki but my chicken gyros was underwhelming. The chicken was pleasant but it lacked flavour and was quite bland. The potatoes tasted sour and the tzatziki was not traditional tzatziki, it tasted as though it had feta through it which also made it pretty sour. I much prefer the same meal at Meltemi Greek Tavern in Moonee Ponds which for about the same price is full of flavour and a bigger portion.
Nonetheless it was a pleasant experience overall- the staff were very friendly and I had a great time catching up with my closest friends. A good spot for social gatherings but not great Greek food, for the $40 odd dollars we paid each I didn’t feel it was worth the money.
At least the moscato was fab!
Tips & Tricks
- A good location and great atmosphere for parties or catching up with friends
- Make sure you ask the waitress to bring everything out if you are ordering entrées or starters as waitstaff did not ask if we preferred all our food at once or by course so we ended up thinking our mains were taking a long time when they were actually ready the whole time!
Service: 3.5/5, friendly
Value for Money: 2/5
Remvi By The Bay
125 Nelson Pl, Williamstown
Ph: (03) 9397 1818
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Monday – Friday: 5:30pm – Late
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – Late