What a difference a designer makes! Bakalaki Greek Taverna is a new restaurant that has taken over the space formerly occupied by Forgotten Recipe at the Cape Inn on Seng Poh Road. The restaurant, located at the fringe of the Tiong Bahru area (near Outram Road), used to be dark and serious. The new Greek restaurant have transformed the space into a beautiful bright and sunny eatery.
As you can see, the designers have managed to capture the white sunlit look of a restaurant in Greece and reproduced it in the new restaurant. A big open concept kitchen lies at one end of the restaurant. A small retail section, selling Greek produce, takes up the other end. The items on sale include Greek olive oil bearing the Bakalaki brand. To compare this with the look of the previous restaurant on the same premises, see our review of Forgotten Recipe here.
Bakalaki Greek Taverna Menu
Bakalaki Greek Taverna has quite an extensive menu. Here are pictures of some parts of the Bakalaki Greek Taverna menu and a page from the wine list. Being creatures of habit, we requested for our two favourite Greek restaurant items – grilled octopus ($32.90) and moussaka ($25.90).
We were served some bread soon after we placed our orders. Mythos beer ($11.90 each) was our drink. Service was friendly and prompt. We understand that some of the folks at Bakalaki used to work with Blu Kouzina.
The grilled octopus was good, with a lightly charred surface. With only olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and the slightest bit of salt, it was a very natural tasting dish.
The moussaka was baked in a small pot. It was soft and creamy with a high volume of béchamel sauce. The portion did not appear very big at first but with the minced meat and cream, it turned out to be quite a heavy dish. The two dishes were enough for our lunch.
The newly opened Bakalaki Greek Tavern is an attractive restaurant with an authentic Greek restaurant vibe. The prices in the menu are not low but considering the quality of food and the enjoyable experience, this is one restaurant we do not hesitate recommending to anyone who likes Greek food.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Bakalaki Greek Tavern
3 Seng Poh Road
Fri-Sat: 12-5pm, 6pm-1am
Sun: 12-5pm, 5pm-1am