Peter Gloftis created The Lamb Shop to share the traditional Greek flavours of his childhood. Fresh lamb, cooked slowly on a spit over coals, is the mainstay of this upmarket food outlet.
Order at the front counter and then share one of the long wooden tables or sit up at the kitchen bench and watch the dishes being made while the lamb turns on the spit. There is a limited range of soft drinks, beer, cider and wine by the glass.
The menu is short and simple, with some tasty bar snacks and a range of signature souvlaki. Start with some chargrilled corn, basted in oregano butter and topped with shaved sheep-milk cheese or the perfectly grilled sheep-milk haloumi – firm, salty and drizzled with lemon juice. There are two grilled meats, lamb or chicken, available as a share plate with pita bread and tzatziki or in the signature souvlaki, wrapped in soft pita bread with onion, mustard and hand-cut chips. The lamb is soft, tender and full of open-flame flavour.
PSST! On Tuesdays, enjoy souvlaki for $10 and beers for $5.