Want to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in Melbourne but don’t know where to go for great Greek eats? Let’s take a look at the diverse options for Greek dining that the city offers with this list of the top 10 Greek restaurants in Melbourne.
The Press Club is a joint offering Greek haute cuisine. This is the flagship restaurant for celebrity chef George Calombaris, the Greek-Australian chef, restaurateur and a judge of the Network Ten series MasterChef Australia. Dishes are artistically presented and are inspired by the chef’s Greek and Cypriot heritage.
Also worth a stop is Calombaris’ Gazi Restaurant which serves more traditional Greek cuisine such as taramosalata with hot pita bread, prawns, saganaki cheese, octopus, salad and souvlaki. The restaurant also has gluten-free options.
Stalactites is also another great pick. They offer a sit down restaurant as well as take-away options. The restaurant is busy into the early morning hours, particularly on the weekends, but it is well worth the wait for fresh and fast Greek food. No to mention you can finish off your meal with a cup of authentic Greek coffee!
Tsindos- The Greeks Restaurant is next on the list of Greek eats in Melbourne. With traditional Greek dishes to select from and a warm familiar atmosphere you will feel like you have stepped into a Greek home. The restaurant has a very reasonably priced menu, generous portions and attentive staff.
Kri Kri offers banquet menus that are very generous. Also, they are happy to tailor to your specific needs such as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets. The dishes are traditional Greek, and the staff are efficient in serving you without rushing.
Salina Restaurant has some unique Greek dishes such as saganaki with poached apricot complimented by lamb ribs. The restaurant is known for its friendly service. It’s a family owed and run restaurant which lends to a great atmosphere making you feel like you are one of the family.
Jimmy Grants has restaurants all over, however, one in particular offers a unique dining experience. Jimmy Grants has a restaurant situated in the food court at the Emporium and offers Greek food on the go. Why not sit down in the food court and step into Greece? They have a typical menu with traditional Greek dishes.
Another great little joint worth checking out is The Greek Spot Tavern. They provide very quick and efficient service with authentic food in a chilled atmosphere. It has been locally owned for over 25 years and offers fresh food and an extensive menu to select from, so you’ll be sure to come back time and time again.
Trapezi is another great find when you are in the mood for some authentic and filling Greek food and, if your lucky, some great live music. The atmosphere is quaint and Greek, and the service is quite accommodating as well. They offer many traditional Greek dishes and are considered an “a la carte” taverna-style restaurant. The walls are decorated with photos of Greek fishermen, Hellenic newspapers and bouzoukis. They are also known for their desserts, so be sure to save some room at the end of your meal!
Kalamaki Greek Street Food is a great choice when you are in the mood for some great Greek food and really hungry. They offer different specials such as the kalamaki grill for two, which comes with a variety of skewers filled with lamb and chicken, grilled salami, hot fries, Greek salad, bread and tzatziki.