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“The food was great service wasn't”
Review of Ela Mesa

Ela Mesa
Ranked #2 of 53 Restaurants in Woy Woy
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

The food was amazing got the Greek feast but the service could have been a bit better. I had to go up and order a baklava by myself and took them ages to come up and ask what I wanted. Other than that restaurant was great and is a definite comeback.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank Fletch M
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Good food and plenty however music too loud for conversation and despite requests to tone it down owner refused. For this reason my friends and I wont be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Thank Claire19CentralCoast
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Third time lucky...No!

This time my husband and I invited a female friend to dinner at this Greek restaurant. Jennie loves lamb so we didn't hesitate to order, passing on the entree just got some bread for the table. The slow roasted lamb dishes themselves were very nice the meat tender the sauce flavorsome but served with soggy chips as an accompaniment with nothing else seems very strange -we asked why not vegetables, is this a Greek tradition? Our waiter suggested a bottle of Greek white wine (not retsina), told us it was superb and would go nicely with our food choice. We found the wine to be both overpriced at somewhere over $60 a bottle and very forgettable. The menu remains stagnant, the decor out of date, there are no truly wonderful things to say about this restaurant, won't be back & sadly, that further narrows the food options on this part of the coast.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank BIGDAYOUT_11
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Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch -- the John Dory was perfectly cooked and the lamb souvlaki was pleasingly medium rare. The venue was strictly no-frills, which was fine, but it was also rundown, which was not -- the table top was sticky and the overall feeling was rickety. Since the prices are a bit on the high side, management should be able to clean and spruce the place up without losing what they hope is its old-world charm.

Date of visit: April 2023
1  Thank downeast4
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

Ela Mesa offers fabulous authentic Greek dishes, wine, beer and spirits. I find it hard to go past the char-grilled Moreton Bay bugs and prawns, and also the dips and pita bread to share. But there is a broad selection of Greek dishes to choose from. Their Greek wines are fabulous, carefully selected by the owner, Paul (we are especially partial to the reds). The restaurant interior is graced with paintings and photographs of Greece and traditional Greek instruments (which I believe are sometimes played on Friday or Saturday evenings). And there is an outdoor patio which is refreshing in fine weather. One of our favourite places on the Central Coast. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Thank TerraFirmaOz05
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