The Plough & Harrow Greek Taverna
Who would have thought that a quaint English pub in a Kent village would house a traditional Greek taverna? As we entered the restaurant we received a warm welcome from the staff and were led straight to our table. Despite the traditional exterior, the decor inside was traditionally Greek, as was the gentle background music.
The large and varied menu presents plenty of choice, but as we pondered what to choose, the helpful staff suggested that we sample from the meze selection. This proved a wise choice indeed, as dish after dish was brought to our table and the waitress explained what was in each.
Of the vast selection of starters, my favourites were the taramasalata and dolmades, while my husband fell for the gigantes plaki and loukanika. Next up was a platter of fish freshly prepared in Greek style. The fish was exquisite; the calamari was some of the best I’ve had, and the fried whitebait and barbecued giant king prawns were superb. We followed this with a platter of mouth-watering barbecued meat accompanied by roasted potatoes. Though by this point our waistbands were feeling snug, we couldn’t resist an assortment of traditional Greek desserts served with coffee. We ended our evening on a sofa beside the cosy open fire, grateful that The Plough & Harrow offers the best of both worlds – a comfy pub with outstanding Greek cuisine. No wonder this eatery is a focal point in Borden; we’re already planning our return.