If the savoury sizzle of chargrilled meat and crispy hot chips is your idea of heaven on a plate, it’s time you visited Meat Me Souvlakeri in Oakleigh.
For four years, this busy dine-in and take away souvlaki hub in Oakleigh’s Eaton Mall has been making both locals and visitors salivate with their simple take on the humble ‘souv’.
At Meat Me, bustling weekday trade and busy weekends has proven that business is booming.
Busy periods can mean a short but worthwhile wait for a classic souvlaki. A choice of lamb, chicken or pork ensures there’s something for every carnivore. Fresh pita and home made traditional tzatziki rounds out the flavour experience.
Michael Horomidis is part owner of the souvlakeri with his partners, brothers Theo, Chris and Paul Paboukis. Combining their Greek heritage with many decades of hospitality experience, the owners are part of a new wave of businesses turning Oakleigh into a true Melbourne food destination.
More than just a take away stop, Meat Me, as its name suggests, also provides a fantastic setting for casual dining both indoors and outdoors.
Fully licensed, the venue can seat groups large and small for a meal of gyros, burgers, and appetisers or even a banquet and mixed grill.
Manning the front-of-house, Horomidis has hosted everyone from local workers and students, to visitors from around Melbourne and interstate.
Horomidis is pleased to be part of the buzzing action in Oakleigh.
“It’s a great local area, with all different cultural backgrounds and a good social atmosphere,” he said.
Looking ahead to summer, Horomidis is expecting a “crazy busy” trade – up to a 30-40% increase.
He’s keen to ensure that customers still experience a quality dining experience and is excited about the energy that comes with summer time.
Plans for live music events at Meat Me are in the works, as they also get set for a season of private functions and Christmas events.
Visit Meat Me Souvlakeri
24 Eaton Mall, Oakleigh
Phone: 9568 5555
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm.