If I'm remembering correctly, this is the third time I've been to Aspro Ble, but definitely the first time that I've been with such a large group of people (10+). When dining with a large group, it's almost always more sensible to order the banquet menu to reduce the time taken to order, as well as (hopefully) the time for the food to come out. You're forewarned though, the photos are quite terrible because someone forgot to bring their camera...moving on though!
As with any self-respecting Greek restaurant, the entrée of bread and dips (salmon, hommus and tsatziki) was fresh and tasty.
|Bread & Dips|
The bread and dips were followed by a few more vegetarian (but definitely not vegan) entrees:
|Spinach and Ricotta Pastries|
|Deep Fried Cheese Balls|
As for the deep-fried cheese balls, they were as healthy as they sound. They were perhaps a little too oily for my taste, but I didn't expect otherwise. From here on in, it was time for the meat-procession, starting with spicy prawns.
The food feast wasn't over yet, because no banquet is complete without dessert. Or desserts rather.
|Greek Donuts with Raspberry Coulis and Greek Yogurt|
All in all, the banquet was delicious and the bill wasn't ridiculously expensive. The service was attentive and friendly, I just wish they'd been a little a quicker in serving the mains. I'll have to make a point of dining here again and taking better pictures, though I'm not sure the banquet is available for small groups. Anyone up for a large-group dinner catch-up sometime soon?
389 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Tue-Fri 11am-11pm. Sat 530pm-11pm