Greek restaurants in Brisbane: our top picks | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Greek restaurants in Brisbane: our top picks

They discovered that the world wasn’t flat, AND brought us haloumi...

We owe a lot to the Greeks, so we’ve decided to get our Greek geek on and bring you the best Greek restaurants in Brisbane!

Wear your stretchy pants friends, you’re going to EAT.

Greca | Howard Smith Wharves

Greca rests by the river at Howard Smith Wharves, but the trusty kitchen team is always hard at work to add the fine to your Greek dining experience. Start with saganaki cheese with honey and oregano before working your way up to the incredible lamb shoulder and grilled sardines. Better believe you’re ending the night on a sweet note with the perfectly sweet katoumari (smashed filo, walnuts, semolina cream) and another signature spritz!

KAFE MEZE | Graceville

When you crave succulent, oven-roasted lamb or scrumptiously fresh marinated octopus, head to this family-owned taverna. Potentially a contender for ‘cutest walls ever’, the hand-painted murals of Santorini provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner for two (or twenty – they love to feed a crowd!). Bonus points for offering loads of vegetarian and vegan options, too!

Lefkas taverna | WEST END

Three words: don’t eat breakfast. If you’re planning a visit to Lefkas, you’re going to be greeted by plates of grilled saganaki, stuffed roasted capsicum, moussaka, lemon potatoes, chargrilled green mussels, chicken souvlaki and SO much more. It’s also BYO Tuesday-Thursday, which means you won’t feel guilty ordering that second plate of chips with feta… Spanikopi-that!

NOSTIMO | SOUTH BRISBANE

The signature restaurant at Brisbane’s historic Greek Club, many a night has been made overlooking Musgrave Park at Nostimo. Some of the menu is super authentic (like the chicken or lamb souvlakia sti skara, chargrilled octopus and loukoumades), while some items like the iconic pork belly baklava prove that the Greeks are continuing to innovate!

Hellenika | Fortitude Valley

Perch yourself by Hellenika’s poolside bar and Nick’s your uncle. The Calile Hotel’s signature restaurant happens to be one of Brisbane’s best Greek eateries, with all the zucchini chips, veal dolmades and grilled octopus you can physically handle (which is a heck of a lot if you’re actually Greek – thanks for the stomach training, Yia yia). While you’re at it, get your hands on an Aphrodite martini and drink in strong Greek beachside vibes.

Santorini | Newstead

Nestled on Kyabra Street, Santorini serves up all of your fave Greek plates with some very convincing murals ready to whisk you away to the Greek coastline! Bag fried saganaki, stuffed peppers and grilled octopus to begin before moving on to pork souvlaki, lamb cutlets and stuffed calamari. There are five classic Greek desserts for you to work your way through, too… 

LITTLE GREEK TAVERNA | WEST END

If you haven’t dug into an oversized feta-stuffed mushroom or wrapped your mouth around a lamb yiros from Little Greek Taverna have you even eaten out in Brisbane? Known for its authentic flavours, generous portions and cheeky wait staff, Little Greek Taverna is a West End treasure. Add BYO wine and beer and you’ve got yourself a night to remember.

Opa | Eagle Street Pier

This flashy riverside spot features the requisite dips including taramasalata, fava, tyrokafteri (peppers and feta) and tzatziki for pairing with Greek village-style bread, while the seafood selection includes sand crab with capers, taramasalata and scampi caviar and the “Opa Smash” seafood platter laden with sand crab meat, raw honey bugs, raw sardines, cooked prawns, natural oysters and a lobster tail! 

 

Pour yourself an ouzo and say yassas to Brisbane’s best Greek!

 

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