They discovered that the world wasn’t flat, AND they 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 of the best in Brisbane. Wear your stretchy pants friends, we’re going to EAT.
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 is a West End treasure. Add BYO wine and beer and you’ve got yourself a night to remember.
THE GREEK CLUB | SOUTH BRISBANE
The Brisbane epitome of food, culture and dancing, many a night has been made at The Greek Club. For a plate-smashing good time, stop by The Odyssey Taverna and indulge in a banquet of pita and dips, grilled haloumi, calamari, lamb cutlets and lemon potatoes. Feeling lunchtime hangry? They can be your gyro baby, with lunch specials under $20 Monday-Friday. Skanikopi-that!
LEFKAS | WEST END
If you go to Lefkas, you’re going to have some problems with the food. Not because plates of grilled haloumi, stuffed roasted capsicum and slow cooked lamb shanks aren’t delicious. It’s definitely not because perfectly cooked lemon potatoes, green mussels and chicken souvlaki are covering your table. It’s because with food this good, and with this many options – it’s inevitable that you’ll eat yourself into a mild coma. It’s also BYO Tuesday – Thursday means you won’t feel guilty ordering that second plate of grilled feta (not that you ever should).
ATALANTA | HAMILTON
The fare at Atalanta is designed to be shared – but we won’t judge if you want to keep it all for yourself! Snag yourself some grilled Leukeniko Greek style sausage and sink your teeth into plates of pan fried haloumi or sagnaki. Wrap your trentacles around grilled octopus and get stuck into twice-cooked pork belly with coffee roast baby carrots. Of course, it will all go down even better with one of the creative cocktails available, so we suggest ubering it.
ZEUS STREET GREEK | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
More about Greek on the go? Ride your chariot straight to Zeus Street Greek. Known for their authentic pitas, tender meats and mouth-watering Spartan boxes with Aegean slaw, tzatziki and pilaf. We can’t look past the Uncle Tzimmy lamb wrap with succulent, soulva cooked lamb, fresh salads and perfectly cooked chips.
KAFE MEZE | WEST END
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); these guys are all about the extended family.
So pour yourself an ouzo and say yassous to Brisbane’s best greek!
Words by Emma Callaghan