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Posted on: Thursday, 25 April 2013

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The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre

On the first and last Sundays of every month, the Hellenic Centre in Durban North hosts a Greek buffet lunch. My sister in law had told me about this but in typical fashion we had never managed to get a date in the diary … it was the imminent arrival of her second child that forced us to book a table for four for the first Sunday in March.

I’m the first to admit that I love to eat. I mean really, I just love it … and Greek food is no exception to that! The buffet on offer is extensive and for the R120 price tag, it’s well worth it. One can go back for second or even third helpings and children under the age of 10 eat for free. There is a wide selection of both hot and cold starters – the cold starters are made up of dolmades, delicious salads, freshly made taramasalata, housmous and tzatsiki with warm pita breads to mop them up as well as grilled aubergine and tomatoes. The hot starters don’t disappoint either: tender calamari, spicy chicken livers, spanakopita and meat balls. I’m not ashamed to say I went back for seconds for both the hot and cold starters!

The main course offers rice, potatoes, roasted vegetables, more calamari and roast lamb. It was all absolutely delicious and there is more than enough food that one doesn’t feel that they couldn’t go back for another helping.

Decadently sweet and crispy baklava graced the dessert table and also on display was not so Greek chocolate mousse, crème brulee as well as ice cream and chocolate sauce.


Greek Buffet


The venue does have a liquor licence so alcohol is served and waiting staff are available to take orders and clear cutlery and crockery.

A jumping castle is set up outside the hall to keep little people entertained!

It is advisable to book should you wish to go – the lunches are very popular and are normally full. Payment is made at the door on the day.

Cost: R120
Address: 6 High Grove Road, Umgeni Park, Durban North, 4065
Phone: +27 (0)31 563-3877

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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