if THERE’S one thing Bengaluru is in dire need of, it’s more Greek-themed restaurants. While Marzipan in Ulsoor does a fine job of their Greek dishes, the newly opened Kipos has the added bonus of a bar stock exchange concept. And though this exciting feature, where prices for drinks fluctuate frequently, is yet to be introduced (within the next three months, we’re told), we decided to go on a ‘Greek Holiday’, one overcast Sunday afternoon.
Airy and bright with a blue and white colour scheme, mirroring the island of Santorini, the space is welcoming and warm. It being a pleasant day, we settled down at a table outdoors.
A great way to get started is with their watermelon popsicles — watermelon with a pinch of salt and thinly diced coriander. We were then presented with a watermelon salad — discs of finely sliced watermelon, topped with tapioca pearls, feta cheese crumbs and fresh rocket leaves.
The light and refreshing salad found the perfect balance of sweet, sour and salty notes with the rocket adding a nutty kick.
Moving on to something a bit more substantial, we then sampled the Chicken Souvlaki platter. Served with pita bread, skewered chicken and vegetable salad tossed with feta cheese, it sure ticks all the boxes.
Under the sea
One must not miss the Prawn ala Qiev. The dish features meaty prawns on a bed of couscous with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds and olives. We also tucked into a Mushroom Bruschetta filled with sauteed Zucchini and capsicum in a tomato-based sauce — fiery and tangy at the same time. Main course was a serving of Lamb Moussaka with garlic bread.
While the meat was cooked perfectly and the flavours were all intact, we would have preferred it with a bit more of diced eggplant.
We ended our meal with a unique interpretation of the classic Baklava, which is served with caramel foam, figs and crushed almonds. Overall, the place is cosy and comfortable and the food does not disappoint.
`1,500++ for two. At Hosur Road. Details: 9611693435