We love food cooked over fire, the flavour of the flame transferring to the charred meat. The Eate delivers on this with their cooking of meat on the spit. Eate is a large open plan restaurant in Dulwich Hill across from the station on Cantebury Rd. Nice and casual with plenty of space to seat everyone including large groups. The friendly staff is also extremely obvious and it makes for a great dining experiece and they make you feel welcome, like one of the family.
The food at Eate has mediterranean influence. The starters were great including the grilled haloumi with honey is always a winner, spiced eggplant chips with molasses and pomegranate was strangely delicious and the super tender salt and pepper calamari with garlic aioli. A fresh house made juice perfect with these bites, especially on a warm summers day or evening.
Bring on the flame; For the larger meals they do a variety of bugers and yeros. However, the meats cooked over flame are the go. The slow cooked Greek inspired lamb shoulder had great flavour and was melt in your mouth.
The charcoal chicken a delicious char flavour combined with the pickled vegetable and Lebanese inspired garlic sauce also very nice. They also have changing specials; the sizzling seafood was amazing as were the salads. We sampled the tabouli and chickpea, chickpeas are a unique contribution to tabouli, and the beetroot with goats cheese.
Save room for dessert: go a loaded shake try their cakes, maybe a coffee or tea. The chocolate almond cake with candy popcorn and salted caramel ice cream….Amazing. The churros was also nice, and different being cookies and cream flavoured.
The Eate perfect for a casual meal, with friendly staff and tasty food, something for everyone.