Metro offers hard-edged glamour with luxurious opulence to create a chic dining experience.
I especially like the polished surfaces and the plush finished. I also like their (polite) attitude that ladies are reminded to dress to impress, while gentlemen are expected to wear a collared shirt and a jacket. Smart jeans will get you through door but slip-slops definitely will not. Amen to that, I say!
Once you’ve made an entrance you can relax because that is when the waiters attend to your every need quickly and politely. The food also becomes more relaxed as you enjoy on tapas, cocktails or share a platter.
The menu is an interesting fusion of American diner comfort food meets Mediterranean platters with an African cosmopolitan twist. I usually recommend sharing one of their platters as it is a great way to sample a wider selection of of Metro’s menu. Sharing food is also a great conversation breaker if you’re hosting people who are less familiar with each other. If you wanted you’re own starter, you couldn’t go wrong with the Squid Heads, Chicken Livers, or the Giblets. I sometimes order either the Roquefort or Butternut salad as a starter to share – or a main meal.
The Rosemary & Oregano Lamb Chops are my go to dish, but the Metro Chicken, Honey Glazed Goat, and the Salmon with Sweet Ginger Dipping Sauce are equally impressive. I think everyone should try the Goat at least once if they’ve never eaten Goat before. I wouldn’t go to Metro for a burger, but from what I have seen they are monstrous, and according to friends, they are equally delicious.
Portions at Metro are generous to the extreme – think Greek generosity with African ubuntu sized portions – so I’ve never managed both a starter and a main with a dessert. Fortunately, if you are nice, you can ask them to create a platter of desserts for your table to share. The Lindt Bomb-Bons are a banting nightmare but they are an orgasmic foodie treat. The Boabab Cheesecake and the Tiramisu are firm favourites too. I find ordering a platter of desserts offers more variety and you don’t feel compelled to finish your plate – sharing is caring too!
A common complaint that I’ve heard about Metro is that they’re “not exactly cheap!” – and they’re not.
And, they don’t want to be either.
Metro is unashamedly upmarket – and this is reflected in their offerings, location, and portions. I do find that their portions are overly generous, but still value for money – I don’t mind a Metro doggy-bag for lunch the next day. I’ve also heard some people complain that they hate leaving up-market restaurants feeling unsatisfied. This will not be the case when you leave Metro.
Metro is generous place with a sense of style, space, and sophistication where you can entertain with ease and impress with ease. Perfect for a business lunch, dinner with the in-laws, or just to impress your romantic partner.
Expect a sense of occasion, expect Greek hospitality, expect African generosity.