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  • Writer's pictureWill Lyons

Get in the mood for love


Our new, ever-changing specials menu at Ethos takes inspiration from The Food of the Gods in Greek mythology.

The theme allows us to push the boundaries of experimental Greek cuisine and keep things fun, fresh and fascinating.

Why are we doing this? So you can enjoy new and exciting Greek food each time you visit!

As February is the month of love, our latest specials take inspiration from the lust-inducing Greek God of Love, Eros.

With him as our muse, we've created new unique dishes and drinks to help get you in the mood for romance.


Treat your other half to these, and there's a good chance you'll get lucky*.

Whilst we can't guarantee it, of course, learning more about the Greek gods of love and lust will help your cause.

It's a smooth way to turn the conversation amorous over your romantic dinner at Ethos!

The rest, friend, is up to you.


You'll undoubtedly see Eros popping up all over the place in the countdown to Valentine's Day.

Known as Cupid to the Romans, in Greek mythology, he's the god of sexual attraction.

Often represented as a beautiful young man or a naughty nude boy, Eros is a companion of the goddess of love and fertility, Aphrodite.

(Aphrodite is, of course, where we get the word aphrodisiac, which is why we've named one of our Valentine's cocktails after her.)

Famous for his bow and arrows, Eros would shoot his bolts to overpower logic and stir-up erotic feelings in mortals and gods alike.

Another of our special cocktails, Eros's Arrow, has the same effect. We really are lubricating you for love!

There are various stories of how Eros came to be. The first story, penned by a fella named Helios, considers Eros as one of the original four Greek gods.

A primordial being, who sprung into existence from the ether, Helios describes him as the son of Chaos. Which, coincidentally, is the name we've given to our bar manager.

Later the famous Greek playwright, Euripides, would be the first to describe Eros with a bow and quiver of inevitable arrows.

These two hallmarks are now etched into our collective imagination, making annual appearances on saccharine Valentine's cards.

Less known is that Eros' quiver supposedly held two different arrows. The first, the love-starting ones, were sharp and gold-tipped.

However, Eros also shot blunt, lead-tipped arrows, which made anyone struck by them immune to the advances of love.

Legend has it that Eros once grazed himself with an arrow, causing him to fall in love with Psyche - a mortal woman who later became his wife for eternity. Which may sound like torture to some.

The story goes that Aphrodite, jealous of Psyche's beauty, ordered Eros to make the girl fall in love with the ugliest creature he could find.

So Eros flew to earth to complete the mission, but instead of shooting Psyche, he accidentally pricked himself and fell head over heels for the beautiful mortal.

I hate it when that happens.

Out of their marriage was born Hedone, the goddess of sensual pleasure. This is where we get the English word Hedonism. And that, after all, is what Ethos is all about.

If you're looking for more love and pleasure this month, book your table at Ethos now.


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