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Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine is a restaurant built on passion. Australian-born Sifis Tsourdalakis moved back to Melbourne after a decade-and-a-half sojourn in his ancestral homeland, and he decided to open a restaurant dedicated to Greek cuisine, particularly the specialties of Crete. He opened Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine on Bridge Road in central Richmond with the intention of presenting the famed Mediterranean diet to the public of Melbourne – fresh ingredients, great wines and food cooked with love. Plus, beginning in March 2016, you can catch live Greek music every Friday!
After 15 years enjoying the Mediterranean diet on the island of Crete, Sifis Tsourdalakis moved back to Melbourne with a mission. He was determined to found a restaurant that served the superb Greek food that he had enjoyed on his travels, and that replicated the family atmosphere of the best Greek tavernas. To this end he enlisted his mother – she still cooks some of the dishes – and a few of his countrymen and opened up Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine on Bridge Road in Melbourne. The restaurant is affordable too, and offers special mixed grill deals for two on Tuesday and Wednesday which include dishes like lamb cutlets, roast lemon lamb, pork sausage, chicken skewers, and a Greek salad.
The food at Kritamos takes in more than just Greek favourites. Their menu is tailored around the diet of Crete, widely considered among the healthiest in the world. Diners can order mezze dishes to share – dips, dolmades and other small plates – before moving on to the mains selection. Meat lovers will look immediately at the roasted lamb and various souvlaki choices, whereas vegetarians can enjoy moussaka, yemista (seasonal vegetables with rice and herbs) or even the famed Cretan salad. Seafood, a staple of the Cretan diet, is also available, and we would recommend the sharing platter, which takes in all the best that this island cuisine has to offer. We would also advise booking a table in advance: Richmond is one of the premier dining destinations in Melbourne, and Bridge Road is one of the main streets in the area, so Kritamos Hellenic Cuisine can understandably fill up quickly.
Great food, amazing service, brilliant atmosphere! Every time we go there is consistently friendly and thorough service, and the food is always of the best quality and flavour. Honestly when we want to eat Greek food we won't go anywhere else now.
Excellent service and fabulous food - one of our favourite places - and there are plenty to choose from in the area. We have been there many times and it's our preferred place to take friends. The seafood skewers were delicious as was the moussaka , dips and desert. Do not miss this restaurant - you will not be disappointed.
Excellent customer service and food. Thoroughly recommend it! A great experience of Greek-Cretan food. Sifi and his staff were very welcoming and happy to please!
We were are party of nine and the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We would recommend the restaurant to our friends and come again.
Great food, really good service, really good value. Especially good early in the week when less crowds but even when busy staff still take care of your every need & try to make sure you have a good time.
Best Authentic Greek Cuisine. Enjoyed every mouthful. Friendly people, great atmosphere. Only complaint, No Gin in the bar and No Tonic Water, everyone one has these basics, but would definitely visit again.
Had the seafood banquet - amazing food! Would highly recommend this restaurant with a group of friends. The staff were very helpful and friendly and not to mention the great belly dancer.
The food was delicious and service very good. My third visit. It never disappoints. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a good night out.
Friendly and great food. Would go back again next time in the area. Particularly enjoyed the calamari as it was very fresh and well seasoned
The food was of a good standard, Service was very good. We noticed that there was a band setting up which would make it very noisy to have a conversation.