Brika has always been an institution for its Greek meze style dishes and is Perth’s first authentic meze bar. What is meze? A meze comprises of little plates to be shared and enjoyed among groups, family or friends to complement drinks and of course, good conversations and laughters. One step into Brika and you are automatically transported to Greece surrounded by Greek rustic decor along with Greek music in the background.
I have always wanted to try Brika but after having a look on the menu, I just could not decide which dishes to get. Thanks to our lovely waitress for helping us make our decisions on what to order 🙂
We started off with some warmed pita bread ($4) along with a hummus dip with chickpea tahini ($6). The pita bread was soft and fluffy complementing well with the smooth and nutty textures of the hummus.
We also had some Fremantle sardines with charred bread ($12) which was very fresh and delicate in flavour.
Next up, we had the spanakopita ($12) filled with spinach, leek and 3 cheese poura. These cigars of spanakopita were crunchy on the outside and inside, was oozing full of cheesiness along with tasty spinach and leek fillings.
We also ordered calamari with charred lemon zest herbs ($18) and octopus with charred oregano lemon ($19). Both plates of seafood were fresh in flavour and the lemon added a zesty touch of acidity to the calamari and octopus. Perfect together with mini Ouzo.
The Pantzarosalata which consists of roasted beetroot, haloumi, candied walnut and whipped feta was a lovely and well balanced dish. I loved how the flavours of the beetroot marries well with the sweetness of the candied walnut, crisp haloumi and smooth whipped feta.
Not long after, our meat plates arrived. The 1/4 chicken maryland souvla rotisserie was moist and juicy and had a slight smoky flavour.
However, the Goat Keftedes ($18) with beetroot yoghurt was the star. It was deliciously moist in texture and flavoursome.
Recently , Brika opened Filos and Yiros, offering Greek street food at their takeaway window. In addition to our Meze shared plates, we shared a lamb and chicken yiros ($11). I loved the soft fluffy pita on the outside complementing well with the tenderness of the lamb and chicken along with crunchy chips and creamy tzatziki.
To finish our epic Greek meze feast, we had some Greek sweets which were the Galaktoboureko ($12) and Loukoumades ($10). The Galaktoboureka is a Greek semolina custard filo pie. It was soft and smooth in texture topped with a fluffy filo pastry. We enjoyed the Loukoumades which were greek donuts drizzled with honey and crushed walnuts. The Loukoumades were crispy on the outside with a soft dough texture when you bite into it. Simply melt in your mouth with a drizzle of honey. We treated ourselves to some Greek Coffee along with our Greek sweets.
We really enjoyed Brika and had a great Greek experience from the delicious food, to the friendly service and the ambience. Now I know why Brika is an institution for Greek food in Perth. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Brika to try the other dishes and also the Baklava. Highly recommended and perfect for all occasions whether it is a date night or a catch up with friends and family.