Tucked quietly onto Jl. Batu Belig is Slippery Stone – newly revamped and already packing them in for dinner and pre-club drinks.
The culinary diversity of Bali is a wonderful thing, with most cuisines from around the world represented in some way or another. However, while French, Italian and Mexican eateries are more or less ten-a-penny these days, decent Greek places are preciously few and far between.
Flying the flag for serious Greek cuisine, Slippery Stone restaurant provides friendly service, hearty exotic food and sumptuous décor that resembles an ancient Athenian temple. The menu screams authenticity, with Greek native chef Lazarus serving up the freshest and finest authentic Greek Mediterranean food this side of the Aegean, using only the freshest local ingredients and specially imported Greek treats. With 22 years experience under his belt helming the celebrated Jim’s Greek Tavern in Melbourne, chef Lazarus brings his own unique spin to Slippery Stone, which is already a firm expat foodie favourite haunt.
Stopping by Slippery Stone with a couple of workmates, the three of us pull up a pew and get stuck into the menu, eventually all agreeing that the Mixed Dips platter (120k++) is absolutely the way to go. The decision is not regretted, with everyone greedily tucking into the mounds of zesty tarama, tzatziki, eggplany and and chilly feta using the warm flat bread to scoop up the dips. I could quite easily graze on this kind of food all day, but it’s time for the main event, which comes in the form of the Tsousoukakia Meatballs (180k++) – cooked in traditional style in a rich tomato sauce and served with home made pita bread. We also have a go at the succulent Chicken Skewers (180k++) with sweet peppers and red onion served with chips and a leafy salad. Both are excellent, but we agree that it’s the remarkable meatballs that just win out. To balance things out we also dig into a bowl of the fantastic Broad Been Salad (70k++) – great for sharing out or as a good-sized starter for the health conscious.
Rounding things off, we dip into a few of the house cocktails – namely a Blue Cinnamon Mojito, and a couple of Slippery Mojitos (both 130k++). The ideal cooler for a hot evening. If you are looking for a taste of old Greece then you won’t be disappointed with Slippery Stone – put simply: An oasis of deliciousness on Batu Belig.
Jl. Batu Belig 9n
+62 361 8465999