Currently taking Durban North by storm is Nikos, a new Greek eatery that packs a mighty punch from its modest-sized restaurant. With a “no cooking policy”, you take your chances, but that just adds to the buzz of the place. Reminiscent of pavement cafés found in the Mediterranean, Nikos brings Greece to you. Named after their son, this family business has put its heart and soul into making an instant hit with the Durban masses. The familiar Mykonos tones of blue and white have been brought subtly into the stylish contemporary decor. The menu offers up a generous range of good value, traditional Greek dishes. Hummus “loaded” with pomegranate, pine nuts and feta left my taste buds tingling. Whereas the more delicately seasoned pork chops were succulent to the taste, arriving at our table with a lingering hint of coal smoke. Leave space for dessert, namely the Pavlova. The introduction of Turkish delight in this dish had me at first spoon. As we left, it felt as if we were on holiday – the overspill of patrons enjoying their glasses of wine on a balmy Durban evening, the scent of herbs dotted about the cobbled area and our bellies full after a hearty embrace of impressive Greek cuisine. 54 Adelaide Tambo Drive, Durban North; 031-007-0375.
By Jess Binns