When it comes to picking cuisines its usually a safe bet when comes to the Greeks. Arguably the best seafood, sweetest coffee and the most underrated selection of wines available - oh and did we mention haloumi? Here is the list of our favourite Greek joints in Brisbane!
The Yiros Shop
10/65-67 James Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
If you’re craving something authentic and traditional, you can go past The Yiros shop. Now spanning across 3 locations (Fortitude Valley, Cannon Hill & newly opened South Brisbane) The Yiros shop packs a punch, with their flavour filled pitas stuffed with hot chips. Have your choice of pork, chicken, lamb or haloumi, but just make sure you get the special sauce, which is usually recommended by the enthusiastic staff.
170 Hardgrave Rd, West End QLD 4101
Down at the end of Hardgraves Road lies Lefkas Taverna, one my favourite restaurant in general. Live music, greek dancing and just a great atmosphere. I recently had a birthday dinner there which catered for 12 people, and the night went without a hitch. A highlight for the menu was the Manitari; grilled mushroom, garlic and haloumi, which were bursting with flavour and served as the perfect starter to the main.
Zeus Street Greek
13/14 Little Stanley Street, Brisbane QLD 4101
Adding to the already amazing locations around South Brisbane, Zeus brings a cool new edge to Greek food keeping the traditional elements that we all want. Following its Sydney success, Zeus offers a selection of signature pitas, salads, dips & sides with fresh ingredients squeezed over with a zesty lemon. Our selection from the pitas was the Purple Greek featuring the signature lamb and beetroot hummus. However if you’re feeling adventurous, make sure you try out the Soft Shell Crab wrap; the lemon mayo and caramelised onion fuse perfectly creating a truly unforgettable meal.
George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant
Level 1/45 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000
A much more upmarket vibe to be had at George’s Paragon, and a definite must try for inner city diners and Eagle Street frequenters. The menu here is simply amazing, matched equally with flawless service and a view to die for. A great feature to the menu is George’s 3 course set menu, which are affordable and give you wide range of the menus offering as recommended by the restaurant.
Little Greek Taverna
1 Browning St, West End QLD 4101
Little Greek Taverna boasts one of the best locations, giving you one of the best seats in the house to watch West End come to life with it vibrant culture. The staff here are so friendly, and always do their best to accommodate walk ins, but try and book if you can as this place fills up quick. If you got enough people with you I personally recommend tackling one of the platters, with personal recommendation to the Northern Greek which consists of dips, salad, beeftekia, seftelves, chicken, lamb & pork souvlaki’s.
The Greek Club
29 Edmondstone St, West End QLD 4101
We couldn’t make a list about Greek food in Brisbane and not include the Greek Club. The place is pretty much the heart of the Greek culture in our city and is often featuring great feasts, live music and the occasional wedding party. Odyssey Taverna Café and Bar is where you’ll find the food, and where you can relax enjoying the glamorous views of the Brisbane skyline. Try to get down there during a lunch break and check out the daily specials which aren’t to be missed.