The menu only adds to the overall atmosphere; it is mouth-wateringly fresh and comfortingly traditional. The delicious mezes are designed for sharing and guests can choose from meat or vegetarian as well as a wonderful seafood option; the plates include delicacies such as grilled halloumi cheese, taramasalata, tzatziki, olives, pitta bread and deep-fried calamari. For your main meal, choose from an array of meat, fish and pasta dishes - some of the authentic specialities include the likes of family-favourite moussaka, also available as a vegetarian option and served with a Greek salad. Even more time-honoured is the dish kleftiko, meaning 'stolen meat', created by the klephts of the Ottomon Empire who stole lamb and cooked it in sealed pits in the ground to prevent the smoke from being seen. At Archipelagos, the lamb is given a lift by a red wine sauce and comes served with rice and deep-fried potatoes - and rest assured, the meat here is honestly purchased. If you yearn for the full culinary experience, accompany your meal with a refreshing Greek wine and choose a few tasty treats from the mezedakia menu, which offers a range of side dishes from dips to fresh mussels. At such reasonable prices, you may as well experiment with a number of dishes, especially as many are designed for enjoying with friends or family.
Dining near the lovely Brighton waterfront on an array of delicious and authentic Greek fare, the Mediterranean won't seem quite so far away.