Bitesize: Alexandra's Restaurant
22nd March 2018
It's all Greek to Fred Latty, who delivers his verdict on Camden Road's Mediterranean eatery in Tunbridge Wells
With its elegant interior, warm welcome and tasty menu, Alexandra's brings a much-needed dose of Greek cuisine to Tunbridge Wells. The family-run restaurant is light, spacious and inviting, managing to balance a cosy atmosphere and ambience with a cool, contemporary look and style.
There are plenty of traditional delicacies to choose from here, but the oven-roasted lamb shank kleftico (£16.90) jumps out immediately, which is marinated in fresh thyme, garlic, lemon and olive oil.
Other highlights include grilled chicken or lamb souvlaki (£14.90 or £15.90 respectively), while the meze plate for two (£12.90) is perfect for sharing, and features tzatziki, olives, homous, feta cheese, aubergine dip and crusty bread.
As this is a boys' night out, I'm accompanied by a group whose appetites are even larger than my own. Everyone is delighted when their meals arrive, and I even sense a pinch of food envy from those who didn't opt for the kleftico, which is easily the heartiest, most sizeable item on the menu.
Plus, we're made to feel like we could well and truly be sitting in an authentic Greek eatery, as we enjoy several oenochoes (traditional wine jugs) of the house white, which accompanies our dishes perfectly.
If you're looking for somewhere to go in town that's a bit different, Alexandra's is sure to spirit you away to a place where food, family and friends are all treasured in equal measure.