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Food of the gods November 15, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Taste World.

100-102 High Road, N2, Muswell Hill, UK
Tel: 020 8883 5296 or 020 8444 7004 (takeaway)

Poseidon Fish Restaurant has only been running for two-and-a-half years, yet already has the distinct feel of a much-loved neighbourhood favourite.

“We have very loyal customers, famous people, families, you name it, they come to us time again,” says Stelios, who had owned the takeaway next door for more than 30 years, before teaming up with business partner Stefano to open up the restaurant business when the property became vacant.

Stefano, takes pride on the fact that he knows his regulars very well and knows most of their preferences. He says: “We have many customers who have their favourites, and then we have some who just prefer the healthier option of having their fish grilled instead of fried, and we just cook instinctively.”

On the subject of customers and healthy options, Stefano says: “Even when we fry fish, it is fried in groundnut oil and our batter is made using the healthier matzo flour. We use very good quality ingredients and our fish is fresh and ordered daily from Scotland. It is very expensive but it is worth it.”

The menu is extensive, starters include a sea food selection, including smoked mackerel to crabstick salad, and the Greek selection, which is a variety of favourites from the Mediterranean island. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, take your pick from home-made fish soup, fresh kalamari, or even fresh melon.

The choice of mains, looks just as appetising and includes all the staples that you would expect from a fish restaurant, as well as sword fish, trout, salmon fillet and sea bass, with a variety of side orders. There is also a lunchtime special, a choice of five or six varieties of fish, chips and mushy peas.

When ordering chose a selection of dips with pitta bread. The dips are tasty, with a nice creamy texture. Next, go for the cod fillet with chips. The cod is full of flavour and literally melted in the mouth, the batter is soft and lightly crisped, the homemade chips are nicely cooked, without being too oily.

Although you will most definitely eat more than your share, you will seriously be tempted when given the choice of desserts, including a pineapple caramel cake and Greek rice pudding made by Stefano’s wife.

This is a lovely, warm inviting restaurant, both Stelios and Stefano are professional but friendly and it’s no wonder they have loyal customers.

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