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Best Greek Restaurants in Melbourne for Mediterranean Mezze

Raise a glass of ouzo and eat like your yia yia’s watching, here’s our pick of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne.

If there’s one thing Greeks are known for, it’s putting on a spectacular spread. They’ve been dishing out lavish feasts since the dawn of the dinner party. And now, with experts everywhere espousing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, there’s no better time to sit down to a delicious Greek feast. 

Built around mezze, fresh seafood, grilled meats and vibrant salads, this moreish Mediterranean cuisine is as bountiful as it is healthy. And lucky for us, there plenty of stellar venues to indulge our cravings. So for next time the hunger pangs hit, we've taste-tested our way around the city to bring you our top picks for the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne. We hope you’re hungry. 

* With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, be sure to check the Victorian Government website to get the latest updates. Although you can't leave your home to dine out, you can check with your local Greek restaurant if they offer takeaway or delivery. If you don't want to miss out on the dine-in experience, bookmark this article for when restrictions are relaxed and you can head to one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne for your first post-iso dinner date.

Bahari The Hellenic Palate
Bahari The Hellenic Palate
Bahari The Hellenic Palate

Over the last five years, Masterchef alumni Philip Vakos’ trendy modern Greek restaurant has cemented itself as a Swan Street favourite . The shareable menu of traditional Greek recipes cooked with a contemporary touch across dips, small plates, grilled and roasted meats, colourful salads and dessert, makes Bahari one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne.

177-179 Swan Street, Richmond

Stalactites
Stalactites
Stalactites

Ending a big night with a hot Stalactites souvlaki is basically a rite of passage in this city. This 24-hour icon of Melbourne has been operating for over 40 years, doing simple, classic Greek fare across dips, giros platters, grilled meats and homey comfort food just like yiayia makes. Let’s be real though, the souvlaki is the main calling here – fluffy pita wrapping crisp lettuce, tomato, onion, homemade tzatziki and your choice of lamb, chicken, spiced bifteki or veggie and feta patties.

177/183 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Elyros
Elyros
Elyros

This elegant, stately restaurant in Camberwell is easily one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne. They’re cooking food from the island of Crete, a region known for its light, fresh flavour profiles and commitment to seasonality. You'll enjoy delicate dishes like cured fish with heirloom cucumber and goat’s yoghurt and Balmain bug gemisto stuffed with black rice. 

871 Burke Road, Camberwell 


Jim’s Greek Tavern

The term 'local institution' doesn't even begin to describe the stature that this family-run taverna holds in Melbourne's heart. With some 50 years under its belt, the banquet-only restaurant is broadly loved as one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne for its anything-goes spirit, with BYO wine flowing as freely as grilled seafood, meats, cheeses and breads. You'll never quite know what's coming next, but that's half the fun.

32 Johnston Street, Collingwood 

Demitri’s Feast
Demitri’s Feast
Demitri’s Feast

A few years ago Jim Karabagias, tired of smashing avocados, turned his brunch-focussed café into a sleek, Greek meze bar – and he’s never looked back. At Demitri’s Feast you’ll familiar dishes cooked with organic produce and an experimental hand, as well as favourites like saganaki, spanakopita and pastitio all making an appearance. 

141 Swan Street, Richmond 

Agapi
Agapi
Agapi

Richmond’s Swan Street is ground zero for the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne, and family-owned Agapi has been doing its thing here for over 50 years. Known for their rustic cuisine and relaxed atmosphere, they’re a go-to for lovers of Mediterranean food. The kitchen bangs out delicious meze, grills, souvlaki and a wide variety of fresh seafood seasoned lightly and given just a touch of flame to bring out peak flavour and texture.

262 Swan Street, Richmond 

Yassas
Yassas
Yassas

For stellar Greek food head to Yassas on Southbank, where they’re cooking the fresh and flavoursome food of southern Kalamata. Here they cook over a coal fire pit, as they do traditionally in Greek homes and street stalls, resulting in smokier, crispier and all round more juicy cuts of meat. Supplement the table with pomegranate-dotted grain salads, oozy grilled saganaki and a few rounds of ouzo, and you’ve got an easy dinner winner from one of the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne.

4-9/3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Salona
Salona
Salona

Local institution and one of Melbourne’s best Greek restaurants, Salona has been trading for over 50 years, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to a recent top-to-bottom renovation. The menu keeps it OG, with dips, meze and shareable mains – think roast lamb, lemony spinach rice and hearty beef pastitsada – accompanied by Greek inflected cocktails like a mastiha-spiked ‘Moscow Moulari’.

260A Swan Street, Richmond 

Tsindos
Tsindos
Tsindos 

Tsindos has been open since Lonsdale Street’s glory days as the Little Greece of Melbourne. Over 35 years this family-owned restaurant has fed Prime Ministers, Presidents, tennis players and footballers, as well as countless Melburnians after a taste of their warm hospitality and generous Greek food. Their banquet menus are known to best even the hungriest of patrons, overloaded with meze, grilled seafood, souvlaki, sides and topped off with loukoumades and ice cream.

197 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

Theodora’s Bar and Grill
Theodora’s Bar and Grill
Theodora’s Bar and Grill

This inviting South Melbourne restaurant is a go-to for simple, unfussy Greek favourites served with typically generous hospitality. A favourite for big family dinners and celebrations, you’ll find tables filled edge to edge with dips (the taramasalata is a must), dolmades, saganaki, grilled meats, salads and homestyle classics like moussaka and spanakopita.

270 Park Street, South Melbourne 


Now that you’ve tackled the best Greek restaurants in Melbourne, continue your gustatory world tour with our top foodie picks, these are the most delicious  Japanese restaurants,  Korean BBQ  and  pasta spots in town. In between meals, you’ll find us playing tourist for the day – checking out cool  street art  and discovering  hidden gems  all over the city.