Restaurant Reviews

Star of Greece: Restaurant review

Star of Greece

Address

1 The Esplanade
Port Willunga, SA

Hours

Lunch Wed-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $16-$18
M $29-$36
D $17

REVIEW

It might be a simple shack perched atop Port Willunga's dramatic sandstone cliffs, but the Star of Greece offers more than just flash fish and chips against an idyllic coastal backdrop. Seafood is the core of the menu, with pan-fried calamari strips and beer-battered King George whiting fillets remaining longtime favourites. Barramundi fillet gets a tropical lift from green mango chutney, while flame-grilled Spencer Gulf prawns are given the Mexican treatment, with chipotle-laced salsa and smoky corn. There are rewards beyond the seafood: lamb backstrap has deep, satisfying richness, sparked by whipped hummus and sumac. Desserts favour local fruits in season, such as strawberry and rhubarb pavlova, raspberries with hazelnut chocolate and white peach trifle with olive oil ice-cream. Champagnes and Burgundies add flair to a list of fine McLaren Vale wines, served with a smile by an efficient floor staff.

Phone:
(08) 8557 7420

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Breet & Glenn Worrall

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.