While seeing your mates gallivant around Europe can evoke some heavy FOMO, Brisbane’s culinary landscape offers an array of quality Greek restaurants, ready to (mentally) take your taste buds to the idyllic islands of the Mediterranean. From succulent souvlaki to tangy tzatziki, Brisbane’s Greek gastronomy offers a feast for the senses.
So, get ready to feast at some of these plate-smashingly excellent Greek restaurants in Brisbane.
Renowned as one of the best Greek restaurants in Australia, Hellenika takes up prime position within the charming confines of The Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley.
Overlooking the hotel’s inviting pool and accompanying deck, Hellenika serves up everything from pita and dips to saganaki, dolmades, and baked lamb.
📍 The Calile, 48 James St, Fortitude Valley
Icarus is all about traditional flavours, paying homage to Greece through a range of tasty dishes. Delight in succulent lamb meatballs served with golden, crispy fries and the melt-in-the-mouth grilled octopus, or a share platter which gives you a bit of everything, from pita and dips to halloumi, souvlaki and salad. which give you a bit of everything, from pita and dips to halloumi, souvlaki and salad. Vegan and vegetarian options also appear on the menu, such as the delicious vegan yiros.
📍7/21 Goggs Rd, Sinnamon Park
Perched on the Brisbane River with stunning views of Story Bridge, Opa Bar & Mezze is a haven for Greek cuisine. This restaurant will give you a taste of Santorini with its diverse menu, which features everything from mouthwatering moussaka and haloumi chips to baked eggplant and tender lamb shoulder.
If you want to try a range of eats, we recommend opting for their banquets, which start at $50 per person from the six-course Taverna menu or $79 for the ten-course spread.
📍123 Eagle St, Brisbane City
Head to West End’s Lefkas Taverna for a tantalizing array of Greek eats. Their diverse menu will have you spoiled for choice, with traditional dishes to choose from such as tasty lamb souvlaki, perfectly seasoned calamari, and a must-try saganaki that melts in your mouth.
There’s also a selection of Greek and Italian wines on the beverage list, so you can live out your European fantasies in more ways than one.
📍170 Hardgrave Rd, West End
Located at the picturesque Howard Smith Wharves, this standout Greek taverna invites you to savour the rich and diverse flavours that the country has to offer. From tender lamb dishes to mouthwatering pies, GRECA serves up an array of delectable choices for every palate.
Don’t miss their signature saganaki, which is a delightful blend of sweet and savoury. Their fava dip is also a must-try, bursting with flavour from split peas, onion, and chickpeas.
You can also head to the riverside eatery on a Sunday for their signature Greek-style roast, which includes eight courses and a glass of Greek wine for $70.
📍Howard Smith Wharves, 3/5 Boundary St, Brisbane City
With its array of Greek bites and platters, there is something to please every palate at Little Greek Taverna. Indulge in moreish grilled haloumi as well as the tantalizing salmon with its delectably charred exterior. Vegetarians are sure to be delighted by the wide range of stand-alone options and generous share plates.
The price point at Little Greek Taverna is also attractive, with six-course platters for two starting from just $55.
📍1 Browning St, West End
From traditional favourites like saganaki and creamy tzatziki to an array of tantalizing mains and desserts, Nostimo is the Greek club you’ll want to be a part of (or at least try out for foodie purposes).
Aside from the delicious eats, this South Brisbane restaurant is also home to one of the most extensive selections of Greek wines this side of Athens.
📍29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane
Kafenio isn’t hard to spot – just look for the bright blue Queenslander on Vulture Street which has been converted into a restaurant.
Dining in this cosy Queenslander atmosphere will have you feeling like you’re right at home with a range of classic Greek comfort dishes that won’t break the bank, from $10 souvlaki pita wraps to plenty of mezze plates. Aside from the share platters, nothing on the menu is over $24.
📍8 Vulture St, West End
Brisbane’s Greek restaurants provide an authentic and delicious experience. So, next time you’re in the mood for a taste of the Mediterranean, don’t hesitate in dining at one of these gems.