Melbourne is well known for its rooftop bars and its cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is a melting pot of restaurants with cuisines from all corners of the globe. The city has the second largest Greek population outside of Greece and the culture is prominent in Melbourne’s famous Lonsdale Street.
Melina On The Roof Top is a Greek restaurant with scrumptious food and a great menu, its mouth-watering meze and tender meats will make you want to go back for more. Not only is the food great but also Melina’s boasts a great view of the city skyline.
For starters we had the Trio of dips that includes tarama, tzatziki and spicy feta and come served with pita bread. They were really nice the spicy feta has a kick to it and the tarama was beautiful creamy in texture.
Following the dips we had the Saganaki made using Kefalograviera (so mouth watering and yummy) and served with a wedge of lemon.
You can’t go to a Greek restaurant without ordering their Greek salad. The salad was a refreshing taste to the palate the vegetable were crunch and crisp and had the right consistency of olive oil and vinegar dressing. Most importantly it was a proper Greek salad – NO lettuce!
For mains we had the barbecue skewers. These are large skewers that come served on a board and come with pita bread. The Chicken skewer is marinated in extra virgin olive oil, sweet paprika and garlic served with a side of chilli mayo ( which was nice but of course I dipped them in the tzatziki). The chicken was soft and cooked perfectly.
The Lamb skewer was tender and is marinated in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Greek herbs and comes with a side of tzatziki.
The restaurant has a great wine and beer list to accompany your meals whilst you take in the beautiful Melbourne skyline. And if you have room for desert then they have a few to choose from.
Overall the food was delicious and the restaurant is in a great location in Lonsdale St (also not to far from some great bars to keep your night going). So if you’re in Melbourne and feel like a nice Greek meal Melina On The Rooftop is the place. Be sure too book as the restaurant does get busy and you don’t want to be disappointed.
Rooftop – 168 Lonsdale St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9662 2629
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday 11am – 1am
Saturday 9am – 1am