I have on a number of occasions had the pleasure of dinning at Thalassa Seafood Restaurant with family, friends and of course my children. Although I enjoy cooking, I also enjoy eating and having others cook for me (also it means I don’t have to do the washing up, fantastic!). Every time I go to Thalassa I am always warmly greeted by the staff, and, have also had the pleasure of meeting the lovely owner Lenos on a few visits.
The restaurant and the toilets (well you should always check) are always spotless, as are the large fish tanks diplaying beautifully coloured marine fish. There are a choice of menus available. You can select from their:
A La Carte,
Lunch Time Menu (1 course for just £5.95 or 2 courses for just £8.95),
Meze Menu, Early Birds (for early evening dinners, every Monday – Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm for just £13.95)
Having eaten there soooo many times now I can strongly recommend the following from the Lunch menu:
Seafood spaghetti with clams, mussels & Mediterranean prawns (starter)
In a light tomato sauce this delicious mix of pasta, mussels, squid and clams topped with a large prawn its sure to stimulate the taste buds. My children absolutely love this dish and request it every visit.
Parmigiana, oven baked aubergine tomato & parmesan (starter)
A gorgeous, rich tomato sauce between layers of aubergine and mozzarella, topped with tomato and parmesan. A must for veg and cheese lovers the medley of flavours unite to form a very comforting and tasty starter.
Grilled Sea bass fillet with a crispy mixed leaf salad (main)
A very simple, mouthwatering yet extremely healthy meal, this is sure to delight all fish lovers.
Traditional cod & chips served with mushy peas (main)
As your teeth through the crunchy outer coating into the soft, moist, flaky fish you will be pleased you chose this dish. Pefectly cooked every time this is always a hit with young and old. This dish normally comes with mushy peas which I won’t eat so they made me some spinach instead. I love restaurants that will subsitute without a fuss, makes eating out a more enjoyable experience. The only thing I found was that the portion was not big enough.
Tender calamari rings deep fried in a delicious crunchy batter served with chips and tartare sauce. Eating this I felt like I was back in Cyprus or Spain on holiday. The freshly prepared chips go down a treat and this has to be one of our favourite dishes. The freshly made tartare is delicious and when eating the dish I will normally eat half that Calamari with that and the other with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of salt, heaven!
The atmosphere in the day time is very relaxed and I hear the evenings are quite lively especially on Friday and Saturday evenings when also when they hold one of their events. I have yet to experience it myself or to try the Early birds menu but hope to do so in the near future. Of course when I do I shall update you.
I have been for further meals at Thalassa which has now had a name change but have found meals to be inconsistant in portion size and quality. I would therefore recommend for those wanting a great seafood restaurant to try Fish & Chips at London Road (see review for details).