Best Greek Food in Melbourne

From pita and dips to saganaki, savour all your favourites at Melbourne’s best Greek establishments!

1. Jim’s Greek Tavern || 32 Johnston St. Fitzroy. 3065. Ph: (03) (03) 9419 3827. jimstavern.citysearch.com.au

Authentic Greek food at its best: warm bread and dips, prawn saganaki, fried scallops and tender char-grilled meats. Jim’s Tavern is true to its name: the food comes quick and the atmosphere is bustling. No menu here, you’ll have to trust the staff suggestions.

2. Pireaus Blues || 310 Brunswick St. Fitzroy. 3065. Ph: (03) 9417 0222. pireausblues.com.au

This family-run, award-winning establishment offers just about every Greek staple and chalkboard specials. Dishes like grilled swordfish with spinach and olives are made of fresh and quality ingredients. A great Greek pit stop in the inner-city.

3. The Press Club || 72 Flinders St. Melbourne. 3000. Ph: (03) 9677 9677. thepressclub.com.au

Putting a modern spin on traditional Greek fare, this central city establishment is Calombaris’ stylish original. Up there with the best of Melbourne’s gastronomic scene, The Press Club channels a contemporary elegance combined with that hospitable generosity Greek restaurants often convey. The portions are generous and full of flavours. Try the mouth-watering pork dish with a Heleniko kafe loin, Attiki honey belly, and smoked raisins.

4. Hellenic Republic || 434 Lygon St. Brunswick East. 3057. hellenicrepublic.com.au

The cheaper settlement of the Calombaris’ legion is bustling, modern, and serves up some of Melbourne’s best Greek dishes. At $58 a head, the Trapezi menu includes small tastes, grilled fish, spit-roasted lamb and Greek sweets. The Melitzana Papoutsakia – an eggplant, tomato, feta bake- is simply divine. Don’t forget to book or you’ll be left with a Greek craving.

5. Stalactites || 183 Lonsdale St. Melbourne. 3000. Ph: (03) 9663 3316. stalactites.com.au

This corner restaurant has been serving traditional Greek food since 1978. It is open 24/7, so if you’re having a late night inner-city, it can be capped off with Stalactites’ famous souvlakis, homemade spanakopita, pickled octopus, and perhaps an imported Greek wine.

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