At the bi-weekly meeting with Elad and Adi I chose the new restaurant that was opened in King George Street. The street is named after George V, king of the United Kingdom. Bertie was actually the nickname of his son, George VI. The reviews I read about the place were quite good and I was eager to test (and taste) it.
Bertie is a small and nice restaurant that focuses on small-medium dishes that are meant to be shared. Their specialty is seafood though the meat is not absent from the dinner’s plates as well. We started off with a “Fatush” salad that contains Artichoke, different kinds of Tomatoes, Olives, Onion and dried Mint, and was a fresh and good salad that fitted as an appetizer for the three of us.
Adi’s instincts led her to take Oxtail with Quince, Honey and Cinnamon on top of Friki (green wheat), which was a very tasty dish that gave us the feeling of home cooking. Comfort food for a rainy day. Elad took the Spicha – baked beef on top of a puff pastry, served with boiled egg. The Spicha was nice but quite small dish. For myself, I have ordered Calamari salad that was served with Labaneh, Grilled Tomatoes, baked potatoes from the fire and hyssop. Though had a bit too much of Labaneh, the salad was fresh and quite good overall.
Elad and I were still a bit hungry so we took a Hanger Steak skewer that was served with stuffed onion. The beef was amazing, soft and tender, and had a delicate touch of sweetness that suit the beef greatly. For dessert we took the Malabi with grilled Peach that was very creamy yet tasty as the dinner came to a close.
All in all we had a nice meal with a happy Greek soundtrack that suited our mood. Bertie is a small, unpretending restaurant with fresh food and good atmosphere.
The Check Please (3 people)
Fatush Salad – 37NIS
Calamari Salad – 52NIS
Spicha – 35NIS
Oxtail – 70NIS
Cava – 85NIS
Hanger Steak – 41NIS
All in all: 352NIS
Food: Sea food with touches of Beef
Location: King George
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Contact Details: The Brothers
Address: 88 King George, Tel Aviv | Phone: 072-2512950
Opening Hours: Sunday – Saturday 18:00-00:00