Souvlaki, spanakopita, salads and more – Sydney certainly serves up the very best when it comes to Greek food!
It comes to no surprise that Sydney is overloaded with an array of Greek restaurants and eateries. After WWII, many Greeks migrated to Sydney and set up camp in the inner suburbs. And, thanks to that, we have an abundance of Greek cuisine in Sydney and surrounds, predominantly around Marrickville which was once called “Little Athens”.
Even today, their presence is seen, with Sydneysiders spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the finer points of Greek culture. So forget a trip to Santorini or Mykonos, you can find authentic cuisine right here at home.
From bakeries to ice-cream parlours and authentic restaurants; for good food, good music and a good time, be sure to read through our list of the best Greek restaurants and cafes in Sydney of 2023. It’s time to eat Greek!
When you need the authentic Greek restaurant experience, replete with stunning backdrops of Greece and the robust flair of a bustling kitchen, Marrickville’s Corinthian Rotisserie is the spot to be. The shop window is laden with delectable delights that beckon passersby and reveals how satisfied you will be if you dine here. From our experience, you will be. It’s what you’d expect in any Mediterranean diner.
Danas Deli Cafe
Danas Deli Cafe has seen the growing gentrification of Marrickville over the last half-century, including the ongoing Greek influence that still shapes the area. But even they have to feel proud about adding their own touch of Greece in Sydney. Including the blue and white colour scheme that’s distinctive to the Greek Islands. Danas Deli Cafe offers quintessential Greek service and shares the flavours of their homeland with a touch of Sydney zest. And the standout? Be sure to try their coffee!
Fresko Gelato & Waffle House
Proudly owned and operated by a Greek family, the Fresko Gelato & Waffle House blend their sweet ice cream skills with inspirations from their motherland. Think watermelon and feta or ouzo-flavoured gelato. On top of this, they serve plenty of other Greek sweets like homemade loukoumades (sweet honey-covered doughnut balls) and baklava frappes. Oh, and we can’t forget about their waffles! One of our favourite Greek eateries in Sydney!
Greek Feast Bondi
When you need some homeliness with your next dining expedition, try Greek Feast in Bondi! They prepare fresh and simple Greek cuisine that is best shared with friends and family – even in the comforts of your own home (yep, they do takeaway as well). Stuck on what to order? We love Greek Feast’s Charred Octopus ($24), their Hummus and Cucumber Sticks ($9.50) and, if you need to feed a village, their Greek Feast For Four is sure to do the job. Delicious and a must try in 2023!
Hellenic Patisserie & Gelato Bar
If there’s one thing that Greeks are famous for, it’s bread. In fact, it’s almost an insult to skip on the bread for dinner. Which explains why this bakery in Marrickville is still going strong after 46 years! They’ve got all the necessary additions to a bakery, from rolls to cakes to naughty treats, with plenty of bread to poke a stick at! And we can’t forget to mention what is arguably the best vanilla slice in Sydney. For one of the best Greek bakeries in Sydney, Hellenic Patisserie & Gelato Bar should be your go-to.
If you’re looking for one of the best Greek restaurants in Parramatta, family run and owned Kouzina Greco is your best bet. Since opening their doors in 2000, they’ve tantalised the tastebuds of Sydneysiders with their authentic Greek cuisine. Using fresh, locally sourced and sustainable produce, mixed with Greek hospitality, you’re in for an absolute treat. Their menu includes all of the traditional delights such as Moussaka, Dolmades, Loukanika, Souvlaki and Beef Youvetsi. A must visit in 2023!
Stix & Pita
Stix & Pita have been voted as the best Greek restaurant by Australian Good Food Guide for quite some time now. So, it’s no wonder why they’ve made our list of one of the best Greek restaurants in Sydney. They’re Gods when it comes to grilling up a feast, whether it’s juicy lamb or even grilled halloumi. In fact, we heartily recommend getting adventurous when studying the menu. Whether you’re dining in or taking away, the food will give you that ultimate Greek experience.
The Twisted Olive
Situated within the bustling Inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills is The Twisted Olive, a rustic Greek restaurant with a heart of gold. It shares beautiful Mediterranean fare in a laid-back dining room that fits in with the casual Sydney vibe. Surprise your next date with a specially-designed dinner for two or feast on one of their set menus. As well as that, Twisted Olive also offer external catering if you need help with your next soiree at home! If you’re looking for the best Greek restaurant in Sydney right now, this is it.
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