Mythos Greek Restaurant, Hillcrest

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Right at the beginning of the year my family decided to try out the new Mythos Greek Restaurant in Hillcrest.  My sister was still home for the holidays from Cape Town, and we love Greek food, so it was a complete no-brainer!  We actually took the most beautiful family trip to Greece in 2007, and my lucky folks are headed back in June this year (green with jealousy here).  Here are some of the piccies from our trip, to show you why I’m so envious:


Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia. This beach was in one of the scenes of my favourite movie of all time, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin!


Lake Melissani, an underground lake in a cave in Sami, Kefalonia


Kioni, Ithaca was one of our favourite stops.


Kalamos, one of the islands we stopped at.


Beautiful, right?  We hired a yacht and sailed around the Ionian Sea for 2 weeks, just my parents, my sister and myself.  Then we spent a week between Olympia (the site of the original Olympic games) and Athens.  We got to explore the small, virtually untouched islands and then soak in so much history and culture too.  I loved all the museums, I’m such a history nut!  And the food, oh my word the food.  You’ve not tasted dolmades, until you’ve eaten them at a taverna on a little island, where the owner’s mother has made them fresh that day.

Anyway.  Back to South Africa, and Mythos Greek Restaurant!





The restaurant is beautifully decorated, and I loved the blue and white decor, and the greenery everywhere.  The staff were also exceptionally friendly and helpful.










Mythos have a decent wine list – they even offer some Greek wines.  It was in Greece that I first started to enjoy red wine, so this is a bonus for me!

They also have a very nice selection of cocktails and even some shooters.  The Peppered Strawberry and Watermelon & Mint G&T’s (R65) sounded divine, and I’ll definitely try those next time.

What Hubby and I really enjoyed though, was the fact that they have our favourite white wine on the menu.  Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc is so lovely, fresh and easy to drink, and we were THRILLED to see it there, as a lot of restaurants seem to have stopped stocking it.  You can actually order it here by the glass (R48) and the bottle (R145).






Their menu is so varied!  You can opt for meze (smaller portions of food so you can share a number of different dishes), meats, seafood, traditional Greek dishes and pita meals.  We went for the a selection of meze for starters for the whole table to share – the Meat Meze Platter For 2 (Keftethes, fillet souvlaki, chicken souvlaki, prawns, calamari, yiro, chicken livers, tzatziki, taramosolata and pita bread, R295), the Dolmades (Grapevine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs R48) and the Cheese Croquettes (Feta, Emmental and Gruyere cheese croquettes R59).  All were absolutely delicious and were finished up in record time.  The only negative was that the Cheese Croquettes could have been cooked a little longer, as the cheese wasn’t completely melted inside.


Dolmades – this one is a little blurry, as I had to snap the shot before my Mom grabbed one.  They’re her favourite.


Cheese Croquettes


Meat Meze platter for 2


I can’t quite remember what everyone else at the table ordered for their main’s (and they’re not quite as well trained as my Hubs, pausing for photos before he tucks in), but Hubs and I shared the Seafood Platter For 2 (Grilled calamari tubes, squid heads, mussels, hake, prawns, taramosolata, skordalia and pita bread R325).  It was melt-in-your-mouth perfection, all the seafood was delicious, and this way we were able to taste lots of different things.


Seafood Platter for 2


I so wish I could say I’d tried a dessert, but I was stuffed to the brim.  I plan on going back, as their dessert menu looks incredible.  Baklava & Ice Cream (R65), Pistachio Halva Ice Cream (R60) and Baklava Cheesecake (oh my word, two amazing desserts in one, and something I’ve been told to try, for R65).



We were all super impressed with Mythos.  The food was exceptionally good, the service was great, and I WILL be back for a slice of that Baklava Cheesecake!



Have  you ever eaten at Mythos?  Do you like Greek food?


Beauty and Lifestyle blogger, wine addict and all-round lover of all things beautiful and sparkly!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Flavia Mastropaolo

    Hi Siobhan,

    Glad you enjoyed your experience at Mythos Hillcrest. My husband Paolo is the kitchen ops manager and head chef at Mythos Hillcrest.

    I will definitely pass this onto him 🙂

    Take care & Regards

    1. Siobhan

      Hi Flavia

      That is so fantastic! Thank you so much for commenting, we had such a lovely time, and the whole vibe there is just warm and lovely.
      Please tell Paulo well done, and I can’t wait to taste that Baklava Cheesecake – it’s been haunting my dreams…
      Also – I hope you both had a lovely time at the Beatlemania show xxxxx

  2. Loren

    One of mine and Claude’s favourite favourite favourite food is Greek (after Italian ;)) and reading this post makes me want to book for our favourite Greek spot ASAP! 🙂 Also, that baklava cheesecake could go down well right now with my morning coffee xxx

    1. Siobhan

      Aaahhh yay! Baklava cheesecake could go down well ANYTIME! xxx

  3. Bernice Vermaak

    Mythos food in Jhb is realy good. I love the Branch at Bedford Centre. One of our favourites. They have Lunchtime specials on a Saturday from 11:30 to 4pm. There cocktails are great and love the Pina Colada’s. Baklava Cheesecake is the best. Kids love the chicken halloumi Pitas & hubby the steak. Always friendly and great atmosphere?

    1. Siobhan

      Great, I’m glad they’re consistent in the different branches! I am REALLY going to make a point of eating that cheesecake now!

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