Girly gossip, vino and a local restaurant made a great Friday night at the Mosfilo Greek restaurant in Hatch End. Arriving slightly late to the restaurant, we were seated to our table where some of the girls had already arrived. I had a quick browse around at the restaurant décor, it is elegant, the lighting is blue, the mirrors and paintings on the wall are lovely.
On the table, pitta bread and pickled vegetables were presented and after looking through the menu we ordered a bottle of Rose Prosecco (£5.95), and a few starters to share. From the cold starters (to eat with the pitta bread) we chose Tzatziki: a yoghurt based dip with cucumber (£3.45) and Melintzanosalata: roasted aubergines with tomato and garlic (£3.95). Being a huge fan of Baba-Ganoush, I expected the Melintzanosalata to taste the same, but was very disappointed.
Hot starters included Spanakopitta (£4.25): a filo pastry dish filled with spinach and feta cheese, this was delicious. Garlic Mushrooms were tasty and a mixed grill which included chicken kebabs, lamb chops and grilled vegetables, pork is also included but we opted this out and had extra chicken and lamb pieces instead. Unfortunately although it was presented well the grill dish wasn’t that great, the lamb was very chewy, I prefer my lamb to be soft and tender.
As the night went on, we were quite full on the starters, so a couple of the girls had the Athenian Chicken (strips of chicken breast sautéed with tomato, garlic and mushrooms served with rice £11.95) for mains, again presented nicely but lacking in taste.
Being a busy restaurant on a Friday night the ambiance was great, the staff members were efficient and friendly, but unfortunately some of the food we ordered was a hit and miss. But with a good variety on the menu it’s definitely worth a visit.