Now if you ever said to me a few months ago that I was going to while away the hours sitting at an industrial estate in Tonbridge eating amazing Greek food, how I would have laughed at you. Sanderson Way is certainly an unusual setting to hang out at, but with the arrival of Constellation Brewery and now the wonderful Filakia, that is most definitely set to change.
I’d heard about the opening almost by accident and persuaded a few friends to join me for a spot of lunch at Filakia on a sunny afternoon. They had only been open for two days but were already absolutely smashing it.
When I got chatting to owner Niko, I discovered a heartwarming story. He’d lost his job due to COVID and after many chats with his family, finally decided to follow his dream of cooking Greek street food. Search for a site was carefully considered, looking at Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks etc but Tonbridge won out. And how lucky we are for that decision!
The menu contains options of delicious gyros and souvlaki, not to mention salad, dirty fries, sides and vegan options too. I ended up choosing the chicken souvlaki meal. It’s cooked from fresh which is fantastic and tastes sublime. I also got a cheeky pot of spiced whipped feta on the side, which I could eat all day. My friends went for some wraps, with one commenting that it’s the best Greek food he’s had outside of Greece! If that doesn’t convince you to pay them a visit, nothing will.
You can check out their current menu by looking through the gallery below. Whatever you do, make sure you order the Spicy Feta!
Now they’re in the swing of things the opening hours are now
- Wednesday 12-9pm
- Thursday 5-9pm,
- Friday and Saturday 12-9pm
- Sunday 12-8pm.
Filakia can be found at Unit 21 Orchard Business Centre, Sanderson Way, Tonbridge, TN9 1QF and Constellation Brewery is right next door!