Olea, 131 King William Street, ADELAIDE.

IMG_2308 Something happened to me the other night.

Something remarkable.

Something I wont soon forget.

What was it? You ask.

I went to… Olea!

Okay, okay so the intro was maybe a tad too hectic but I don’t think I am overstating the experience. This place is the bomb dig!

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These are the facts you need to know…

-Olea is a new eatery located on King William Street.

-It’s Greek.

-They serve fried cheese.

-I want to live there.

Last Friday night my family and I headed over to Olea for all the things one expects from a greek feast.

To start, we went with tarama and tzatziki dips with pita bread, saganaki style haloumi with citrus honey and oregano AND crispy calamari with mavro aioli.

I don’t know about you but I’ve never tried saganaki with honey and I just couldn’t get over it. The unexpected sweetness took the dish to a sophisticated level you just don’t expect from fried cheese. I think by the end of the evening my family were getting pretty tired of hearing me say “…and howz about that haloumi!”

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The dips were super tasty and came out with the warm pita bread in a brown paper bag. Why eat off a plate when you can eat out of a bag? I certainly wasn’t complaining and I’d imagine their dishy was equally as pleased.

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My only moan was that I found the crispy calamari to be a little too battered up for my liking. The calamari was so gawd damn fresh it just didn’t need all them oils.

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For mains we went with the slow braised lamb shoulder because if there’s lamb shoulder on the menu and you don’t order it, well… you’re a wanker. Let’s be honest.

IMG_2324 The meat was straight-up fall-off-the bone-perfection. This was an extremely tasty dish… and I’m not just talking about the waiter who pulled the meat off the bone for us. What a guy!

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I couldn’t speak highly enough about the flawless experience that was Olea. Give them awards. Give them glory. Give them your money and enjoy a meal fit for a Greek god.

Until next time…That’s what she said.
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