Melbourne is known for it’s great Greek cuisine. Aspro Ble delivers in spades. What a great place to come on a balmy Melbourne night for a romantic evening. Or anytime. Surely one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne. Greek cuisine and ambience at its finest.
Aspro Ble is still a fairly new restaurant but it gets rave reviews from the punters. The place hums with laughter, groups enjoying themselves, and the romantics like us. Hardware Lane itself is a great precinct. As we dined, across the Lane was a jazz group playing away, adding to the ambience.
Surprisingly, the owner doubles as a waiter. He adds the X factor to a great night. He recommended dishes and chatted about all sorts of things - surmised he is charming and extremely passionate! Loved how he recommended a special Heathcote Shiraz not on the wine list. And he told us of his wonderful years in the restaurant industry.
Having experienced some excellent Greek food in the past, we were harsh critics. But everything at Aspro Ble was high standard and enjoyable. The prawn and calamari dumplings were extraordinary! The haloumi with olive tapenade was a great combination! The four hour slow cooked lamb was exquisite and perfectly cooked lamb! Melt in your mouth! As for the moussaka it was amazing - cooked in a pot. The side dishes went perfectly with the mains. The beetroot and walnut salad was incredible as were the roasted potatoes...
The ambience of this place is great as part of the Hardware Lane scene. One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne!
Aspro Ble, 389 Londsdale, CBD (next Hardware Lane) – Greek - Food 9.5 Ambience 9