Authentic Hellenic dining comes to Ipswich with Arcadia
Situated in a gorgeous corner spot on Warwick Road in Ipswich, Arcadia blends traditional Greek dishes with local and imported wines.
A new and exciting eatery popped up in Ipswich in March 2016, boasting a slick fit out and a menu of delicious Greek delicacies. Arcadia is owned and operated by Matt Tsalikis, a chef from a strong Greek cuisine lineage (his father Peter owns Amphora in St Lucia) who decided to bring his family recipes to the fore when deciding on his own restaurant concept. With a crisp, minimalist aesthetic, Matt has converted a 1920s corner store to seat 52 patrons in a spacious dining room and a few alfresco tables outside.
Arcadia’s menu is divided into meze (starters), grilled mains, oven dishes, sides and glyka (desserts). Patrons can tuck into soutzoukakia (skinless pork and vel sausages), calamari or a leek and cheese pie, or share a mezethes platter of cold and hot appetisers such as dolmades, tiropita, dips and sausage. Mains include Greek favourites such as chicken souvlakia, gyros (or yiros) and moussaka and typically rarer authentic dishes such as lamb stifado (lamb braised with baby onions), xifios (swordfish skewers) and chicken kleftiko. Salads such as horta (mixed greens with olive oil and lemon) and horiatiko salad are also well worth a try. Sweet teeth can indulge in traditional baklava, bread and butter pudding and Grecian Delight pannacotta. The drinks menu offers a range of delicious Greek wines by the glass or bottles as well as Greek lager Mythos, Volkan Blonde beer and Greek spirits such as ouzo, tsipouro and mastiha. For more information, check out Arcadia in the Stumble Guide.
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