Dear diners, for groups of more than 10 people, items from the souvlaki bar are unavailable. Only items from the appetisers and mains menu are available. Thank you for understanding.
A lot of people making a restaurant reservation for two or more in the Oakleigh neighbourhood are getting a kick out of telling their friends to meat them at Meat Me, a bold Greek souvlakeri on the corner of Chester Street and the Eaton Mall. With its eye-catching orange and black colour scheme and a clutch of umbrella-shaded tables out front, you can’t miss the place, and should you wander into Meat Me’s orbit you’re bound to be drawn in by the aromatic promise of contemporary Greek-Australian cuisine and a rack full of fantastic wine. Minutes from Oakleigh train station through the suburb’s pleasant, largely pedestrianised retail and restaurant space, Meat Me is a phrase that should be on the lips of everyone in Melbourne.
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We’re entranced by Meat Me’s modern approach to the Greek restaurant in a city filled with Greek restaurants. This souvlakeri stands out from the crowded Melbourne scene with a nuanced menu of Greek dishes, a good selection of beverages with beer and wine from Greece carefully highlighted, and an atmosphere and level of service that surpasses that of many restaurants in Oakleigh. Hopheads should try the Nissos pilsner (there’s also the more common Fix and Mythos), while those wanting to match a meal with a Greek wine will be pleased to know there’s a good handful on offer, including the Mountain Fish, an agioritiko from the Peloponnese.
As is par for the course for any decent Greek restaurant in Melbourne, the menu is designed in such a way as to encourage sharing, sampling and experimenting with a range of dishes spread among family and friends. Whet your appetite with octopus either pickled or char-grilled, the spicy cheesey tirokafteri dip with pita bread, a brace of chargrilled kalamakia skewers, pita bread stuffed with loukaniko sausage from Meat Me’s flagship souvlaki bar, and big open plates piled with meat, sides, dips and sauces. Another popular option for Oakleigh locals who know they can trust Meat Me to deliver when they are looking to book some space at the restaurant’s Eaton Mall premises for a bigger feat is the Meat Me banquet, charged at a fixed price per head. You can also get a smaller mixed grill platter for two or three persons – a great introduction to Meat Me’s interpretation of Greek cuisine.