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.
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.
Great atmosphere with excellent service from the staff and the food remarkable flavour at an affordable price to feed the family always coming back for more
Really rich flavour great servic, comfort able seating nice busy environment and great great tasting food, also had affordable pricing and filled me and my partner up
First class food, quality and servings plus service, but background music volume and poor acoustics coupled to a usually excited and vocal clientele, can make table talk impossible at times.
Really happy last night ,my birthday was nice , everything so beautiful waitress reli nice and help pull all good. Thank you so much for nice service restaurant. See you again next time .
Our last experience at Meat Me was 6/6. Unfortunately, we all felt the service and meal was well below our previous visit. We were seated under a speaker with the loudest, unappealing music which did not improve throughout the night. Seated in front of the window was a very cold position in the restaurant compared to further down the back where we have previously been seated, a cold draught was on us too. We were seated quickly but our order wasn't taken until 15 minutes later and then it took another 55 more minutes receive our meal. The meat was nice but was cold and so were the chips. All of us agreed that the salad was very average, it had no dressing, no feta or olives in 2 of our guests meals, one small piece of tomato and mine was just cucumber and onion with one piece of tomatoe. The table water was warm. On a positive, the tzatziki was very nice as usual. Sorry, but It was a big let down compared to our last visit. We left feeling very disappointed, a very average meal/ night celebrating our son's birthday at Meat Me.
we were greeted with cool water and ice which was very nice. The meat was delicious, and there was lots of it. The bread was cut small so it was hard to get much meat onto the bread so had a lot of meat but not enough bread. the waitress didn't listen to us properly and didn't get our order right. the food came out very quickly and sadly the chips were cold as they had obviously been prepared earlier and really not nice at all. the overall experience was good. thankyou.
Excellent tasting food, generous portions for a very reasonable price. Service was very quick and efficient. Vibe in the restaurant and surrounding precinct was electric. Very rewarding experience. Have already recommended to others who have already been to see and taste for themselves. Good online booking system. However we were disappointed that only one card from the Entertainment Book was allowed. As we were a party of four, we brought two cards and were only allowed to use one of them. The EB system is a bit misleading.
We arrived at Meat Me at 6.30pm. Were seated and served water and given menus. Then we waited and waited and waited to be served. There were at least 5 floor staff, none of which looked in our direction as we tried to get their attention that we were ready to order. Two males stood behind the bar/coffee machine observing the restaurant floor, neither of them looked at all interested in attending to our table or requesting floor staff to attend our table. We finally got someone's attention and said we were ready to order, she acknowledged, went to another table and never came back to ours. We had 4 children under 11 in our group, we were hungry and thirsty. We ended up walking out and going for dinner at another great Greek restaurant up the road, Big thumbs down to Meat Me.
Recently dined at Meat Me for my husbands Birthday. Food is always amazing and the staff are very attentive. It has become a regular place to dine for our family.
The restaurant is great and the food is great. My only issue was I called and emailed the restaurant a few days prior to change the booking to include more people. The phone was not answered and the answering machine was full. It would have been good if they responded back to me for the extra people. But they accommodated us pleasantly. Will def be going back. Really enjoyable.