Foodies of Melbourne, there is a new hub for Greek street food in town and you’re going to absolutely love it. ENA is simple, fresh, innovative and yet traditional, taking ingredients and cooking methods worthy of a family meal in Greece and transferring them to the modern dining and shopping precinct of the Southgate Complex. We know you will be charmed by ENA’s menu, made up of Greek favourites as well as house specialities taken from earth, land and sea. There are small meze plates for grazing or banquets for feasting, as well as a phenomenal wine list. Whatever mood you’re in, this fine restaurant of over by the water in Southbank will have the right Greek cuisine for you. Reserve a table now.
They say that one of the best diets to adopt if you want to live a long and healthy life is the Mediterranean diet. Of the Middle Sea styles, Greek cuisine is particularly light, vibrant and natural. Luckily, this is exactly the focus of the menu at Melbourne’s ENA Greek Street Food, currently the hottest restaurant in Southbank for authentic Greek cuisine, getting it right every time. Located inside the bang up to date dining precinct of Southgate, diners visiting ENA will find a clean, modern space to eat and drink, decked out with fitting chairs of blue and white as well as a gorgeous outdoor patio – you know from the moment you enter that you’re onto a winner. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and genuinely happy to be serving their guests with Greek food that they know is some of the best in Melbourne.
The menu at ENA, although laced with traditional ingredients and cooking methods, certainly does not feel out of place in this contemporary Southbank spot. Small plates of meze are available should you only fancy a nibble, the moussaka croquettes with dill yoghurt or the soutzoukakia meatballs are both divine, as are the classic homemade ENA dips to keep on your table at all times. When it comes to mains, there are Greek staples all over the place – think grilled octopus, slow roasted lamb shank with olives or a classic Greek salad complete with feta. All ingredients are superbly fresh and locally sourced where possible, while the meats are cooked over coals on a slow rotisserie. Finish with a glass of fine Australian or Greek wine and it’s quickly clear ENA knows precisely what it’s doing. Melbourne, enjoy.
What a great place. The food is awesome and the service is fantastic. Would highly recommend ENA. This was our 4th time and could not fault it at all.
Always great food, good value and friendly service. Plenty options for sharing a variety of foods with a table of guests. Always on my list of places to go back to.
My second visit within 8 days. Efficient service, friendly staff and great food. I'm a coeliac and they were happy to answer all my questions and made me feel comfortable that I wouldn't go home feeling sick. Both my husband and I have enjoyed both experiences at ENA.
Great food, great staff and great value! I recommend the entire menu but when you order the meat platter for 2 it will feed 3 people!!
We had the delicious Greek feast and while we were hungry and were warned it was big, it would have been better to have been advised to order it for less people - eg there were 6 of us and we should have ordered the feast for 4. We felt bad leaving so much food. Our waitress was lovely but when the condensation started dripping on our table we should have been moved to an empty table rather than shuffling around to avoid the drips. The tiling floor became extremely slippery with the drips from above and while they had a "careful slippery floor" sign I feel this is unacceptable in the middle of a busy restaurant. After returning to my chair after going to the bathroom, my chair shot out from underneath me and I somersaulted backwards... fortunately I didn`t injure myself and we all laughed, but this needs fixing before someone really hurts themselves. My husband (the only one not having the feast) had the frustration of twice having his order forgotten. Fortunately the nice waitress made sure we weren`t charged for his meal.
We have invited friends and family to eat with us at Ena Greek Restaurant four times now. On each occasion the food has been excellent, one of the best Greek restaurants we have visited. The staff are friendly and efficient - always taking the time to explain the delightful dishes when they are delivered to the table. Of course the location is special too, riverside at Southbank Melbourne. Thank you Ena. Robyn Antoine
Friendly and efficient welcome and seating. Perfect position for three on the balcony on a warm, sunny day. Attentive service provision with menus and water. Possibly took a little long to bring meals, but apologised numerous times when one meal was later than others coming to table. Meals were delicious - moussaka and gyros plate. Pricing appropriate. Have dined here a few times and will return.
As always, we enjoyed the food and the friendliness of the staff. But, but unlike other times when we have been seated on the covered balcony, we were further inside the restaurant, where we found the noise level too high for relaxed conversation. We could have sat on the balcony but it would have been to hot on that particular day.
I booked for twelve people for a team lunch. My colleagues are regulars and suggested ENA. I was not disappointed! I had the gyros mix with chicken, pork and lamb, which is their usual. I was happy with that, a platter of entrees and a Greek coffee.
Food was nice however they replaced prosciutto with bacon in a salad and didn't say anything. It wasn't until we said "this is bacon not prosciutto" that they checked and said "yes sorry. Someone decided to substitute without saying anything". Service was a little slow as I would have liked to have been served more drinks. I would go back because the food was nice just needed some improvements