Like every good neighbourhood restaurant we are warmly welcomed in out of the cool, dark night and shown to a cosy table by the fire. There's enough people around to create an atmosphere but not so much that the waitstaff are too over stretched.
The skordalia is oh so garlicky - vampires beware - but it's definitely potatoey and authentic. The saganaki is great - saganaki is always great. I love a sweeter accompaniment to saganaki like the figs at Gazi but this is more traditional with the zingy sharpness of lemon juice instead. Classic and still delicious.
The Greek meatballs are so flavoursome - dense meat and a sweet tomato sauce. Yummy.
The seafood youvetsi comes in this cast iron pan and is huge. There is sooooo much orzo in it. Seafood wise there is some calamari and some mussels and one big prawn so whilst the orzo is plentiful the seafood not so much. The flavours are strong and the whole dish is pretty heavy. I don't know how one person could manage this and it was too much for the two of us. The fresh tomato cut through some of the heaviness but I think it needed a whole lighter touch.
The lamb cutlets are great - just grilled lamb cutlets done well with a fresh salad. Good wholesome food and that's what Pireaus Blues produces. It's traditional and rustic but that's a good thing. I think next time I'd stick with the what it does best and that's the grilled stuff along with a sharing the appetisers rather than the heavier youvetsi.
It was a quick meal too which is ideal for us as we can get home sooner and curl up on the sofa.