14871 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC, V4B 1C2
For great Greek fare and a festive atmosphere, head to Cosmos on White Rock Beach. It’s so authentic you’ll feel like you’re on the shores of Mykonos!
|Cuisine Type |||Greek|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Terrace Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Neighbourhood |||White Rock|
|Daily Lunch: 11:30AM Supper: 4PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 25, 2008
Cosmos truly brings the spirit of Greece to White Rock. The big restaurant is at the end of the strip, but is rarely overlooked judging by the bustling vibe afternoon or night. The décor is traditional white and blue on the inside. Stylish glassware sits atop crisp tablecloths. Thick white columns reaching from the big tiled floor to the ceiling act more as decorative accents than building supports and truly transport you — at least in spirit — to Greece. Impressive plants have been growing in the restaurant for decades and give the place a lush feeling. All the action centres on the bar in the middle of the room, but in the warmer months, snagging a table on the long patio is a great idea if you’re into people watching.
On most Friday and Saturday nights, male and female belly dancers perform at Cosmos. It’s one of the most exciting regular shows in White Rock and always attracts a big crowd. Rather than perform on a stage, the dancers in ornate, jingling outfits cruise around the restaurant, stopping at tables to give personal shows. The music is great and there’s always a celebratory feel. Cosmos is a great place for groups and the restaurant is also willing to accommodate parties and other events.
Taste the Tradition
Cosmos stays true to its Greek roots by serving purely traditional fare. Start your meal with a soup or appetizer, such as tender dolmades or crispy spanakopitas. Get a taste of the three hallmark dips — tzatziki, hummus, tamamosalata — with a combo plate and enjoy the authentic pita bread; unlike anything you’d find in the grocery store. Mains include a host of fish dishes such as the full garlic prawn dinner for two. There are also many choices of souvlaki dishes, such as seafood, prawn, beef, chicken or lamb. Other meaty mains include rack of lamb, baby back ribs and steak as well as traditional dishes like mousakka (eggplant and ground beef topped with béchamel sauce) and exohico (lamb, veggies and cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry). You can wash it all down with a glass of wine from the extensive menu. Make sure to save room for the famous baklava dessert!