Greek restaurant El Greco named best BYO in Auckland


Sarah said the team is honored by the accolade and grateful for the welcome boost following the financial challenges the hospitality industry has faced throughout the pandemic.

“As with many hospitality venues, it’s been a pretty tough time. It’s the perfect time to receive such a welcome boost. We will use the money to invest in training our staff and upgrading some of our systems,” Sarah said. .

“We didn’t even know we had been featured until we found out we were finalists. It was really exciting to find out that we had won. We are thrilled… It means so much to us and we can’t wait to bring you all our little piece of the Mediterranean.”

Anna King Shahab, judge and co-founder of Lazy Susan, acknowledged that although it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner, the jury could not ignore El Greco’s colorful characters, delicious Mediterranean menu and seaside location. the beach.

“Our experience at El Greco matched the public sentiment. At the risk of appealing to a cliché, this haven of Greek and wider Mediterranean cuisine is a hidden gem. Nestled just off the beach in Campbells Bay, it feels like a bit on vacation at a meal,” Shahab said.

“El Greco made a wonderful impression with her warm, attentive and knowledgeable service. Her tasty, vibrantly presented food was served in generous portions, and she generally exuded a sense of genuine hospitality.

“El Greco stood out as a great example of a BYO restaurant on every level – a place we would rush to do it all over again.”


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