With Zorba lessons and plate smashing, there nothing quite like the Greek experience you’ll get when you go to Nikos Tavern in Ringwood East.
While it is a bit of a drive from inner Melbourne, the atmosphere, the service and the food is excellent (not to mention their yummy selection of wines and sweets) so it is more than worth the drive there. When the night is through, your belly will be full and your face will be sore from smiling and laughing. You might even have sore feet if you get up and join in learning to Zorba, which the servers are more than happy to teach you.
If you want to get on the Greek dancing and plate smashing, make sure you book a spot on Friday or Saturday night. As to be expected, those are their busy nights, so booking first is important.
If the prices scare you a bit at first, don’t worry. Go for a banquet on your first visit and make sure you come hungry! You’ll get to try all their great specials and it is a lot of very yummy food (a sure hit for seafood lovers like me). They also have three and five course banquets if that is more to your taste.
Nikos is where I had my 21st birthday (yes, they also do functions) and I can’t think of a place where I would have had more fun. (I even got asked to dance by a very attractive male server.) So for an experience you’re not likely to forget any time soon, try Nikos Tavern.
You can find Nikos Tavern at:
190 Mt. Dandenong Road
Ringwood East VIC 3134
Tel: 9870 0554
Tuesday – Sunday: from 5.30pm
(Open for Sunday Lunch)