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.
My family loved it! Food was delicious, didnt have to wait long, def will go back. Just one thing, our waiter wasnt particularly friendly? Never smiled. But still, food and drinks were fantastic!
The staff at Meat Me were extremely friendly and approachable. The food served was delicious. Would definitely recommend this to friend and family. Definitely 5 stars in my eyes
The food and service was great. It’s now a rip off that they charge surcharge for using credit card. Just shows how greedy restaurants are getting.
Great to be able to skip the queues and have our table ready. Meal, as always, was quick and plentiful. We will be back soon!
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.
Food was divine. Very busy and very noisy inside. Probably better to sit outside in the Mall under a heater if you want some quiet space to talk. My friend’s voice was hoarse from speaking so loudly all night to rise over the throng. You will need to make a reservation or you will miss out on a table. Service okay. Very busy for a mid-week night. Lovely waiters but had to get their attention to order each time and have our used plates taken away. Will go there again though. Food so yummy.
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.