Best Greek Restaurants in Sydney

Sydney has a big population of people with Greek heritage and nowhere is this better represented than in the many Hellenic restaurants that can be found in the city.

Good Mediterranean food is always bursting with fresh and vibrant flavours, which I think is why Sydneysiders love it so much.

You can find the likes of lamb gyros, moussaka, souvlaki, dolmades and kolokythokeftedes at many restaurants across the city.

If you are not lucky enough to know a Greek family who can cook you an authentic meal, then this list of some of the best Greek Restaurants in Sydney will provide you with something just as satisfying.

The Apollo

Possibly the most famous Hellenic restaurant in Sydney, The Apollo is my go-to taverna when I fancy Greek food.

Located in Potts Point, it is an award winning restaurant that has been awarded a Chef Hat. The food here is obviously the major drawcard, but I really like the setting too. Its all rough concrete and marble, which very much reminds me of some of the eateries I have visited over in Greece.

Run by Head Chef Jonathan Barthelmess, the menu features a range of Mediterranean delights, like charcoal chicken with yoghurt and sesame and oven baked lamb shoulder with lemon and Greek yoghurt, both of which are delicious.

Barzaari

My Grecian friends tell me that their food is all about sharing, and one of the best share plates in Sydney can be found at Barzaari.

Based in Marrickville, this family friendly restaurant serves up Cypriot and Middle Eastern dishes, as well as their Greek offerings too. And it’s the Greek ‘Whole Bazaar’ platter that I really like to come here for.

This platter has everything! From pickled octopus and cauliflower with molasses to souvlakia, falafels and halloumi. With a healthy dose of dukkah, tahini, tsakistes, sheftalies and Greek salad thrown in for good measure.

The setting here is charming too, with a rustic interior, and stylish artwork, creating a pleasant ambiance in which to dine.

Stix & Pita

If you love souvla, then there is really only one place you should go to in Sydney and that is Stix & Pita.

Offering Greek street food full of flavour, you will find this popular eatery in Enmore. Its always busy, because the locals love it so much, so it might be worth booking ahead. Otherwise the aromatic smells of the delicious slow-cooked meat wafting out of the kitchen, can be torturous when you are hungry, and stuck in a queue.

The souvla comes in a choice of chicken, pork, or lamb, but if you don’t fancy that try the Hermes burger with grilled chicken – it will really hit the spot.

Medusa Greek Taverna

Situated right in the heart of the CBD, close to the Queen Victoria Building, you will find the wonderful Medusa Greek Taverna.

I absolutely love this place because it has, hands down, the best spanakopita I have ever tasted. And that includes at restaurants in Greece!

Owned by restaurateur Peter Koutsopoulos, the establishment offers an authentic Greek dining experience.

The menu is full of traditional Greek dishes served up with a modern Aussie twist. With dishes like Tasmanian salmon with fennel and mint pomegranate salad and tender roast lamb shoulder, lemon potatoes and jus lié being two of its major highlights.

Alpha

Alpha is another Hellenic stalwart in the CBD.

Showcasing an impressive interior that conveys stones walls and classic Greek colours, it provides a lovely backdrop in which to enjoy your food.

The atmosphere is always casual and relaxed here and the food is quintessentially Greek, with offerings like moussaka with beef brisket, saganaki with kritharaki and seared sea scallops, being among the most popular dishes on the menu.

If you have a sweet tooth then you will want to try their loukoumades (donuts) that are coated in honey, cinnamon and topped with fig ice cream. Take it from me they are absolutely delicious!

Other Notable Greek Restaurants in Sydney

Steki Taverna

Avli Restaurant

Kazzi Beach Greek Manly

Santorini On Oxford

Koutouki