Originally from Crete, Nikolaos Fylladitakis has operated a number of restaurants in Liverpool and has now opened his latest venture. Tony McDonough reports
A new Greek restaurant has opened in Liverpool city centre and the venture will also be offering takeaways.
Laros will open seven days a week in Bold Street, already home to a number of restaurants. Owner Nikolaos Fylladitakis has worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years, operating restaurants in the city.
Originally from Crete, Nikolaos is keen to showcase “authentic Greek cuisine” with the majority of Laros’ ingredients, including the meat and dairy sourced and imported directly from Greece. Other ingredients that cannot come from Greece, are locally sourced using independent suppliers.
Dishes include chicken or pork gyros and chicken, pork or lamb souvlaki. Other menu staples include Laros’ ‘better than halloumi’ Talagani cheese fries, as well as the No Carb Box and vegan pita wrap (made with a traditional island recipe for chickpea fritters).
There’s also a range of fresh salads on the menu including a classic Greek salad, a Politiki cabbage-based salad and Cretan Dakos salad with tomatoes and olives. For dessert, Laros is introducing Loukoumades to Liverpool for the very first time. They are little sweet Greek donut balls served traditionally with honey syrup and chopped walnuts.
Nikolaos said: “Laros means delicious and this is what we promise to you: High quality, healthy, authentic Greek street food. Our aim is to guide you through a journey of true Greek flavours as we would enjoy them back home.”