As the largest city in the state of Queensland and the region's premier political, commercial and cultural centre, Brisbane is full of things to do. With leading attractions like the cosmopolitan Gallery of Modern Art and stunning views from the Wheel of Brisbane appealing to Queenslanders as well as those from further afield, this is a bustling city for sure. For foodies, the city offers a range of options, and one of the leading culinary cultures in Brisbane is its many Greek restaurants. Influenced by decades of migration, Brisbane's Greek restaurants are bringing Queenslanders delicious floury pitta breads, melt-in-the-mouth cheeses like feta, large juicy green olives and much more. With so many dishes available, a trip to one of Brisbane's Greek restaurants is a must-do for locals and tourists alike.
Immigration between Australia and Greece first began in earnest after the Greek Civil War in 1946. These days, Australia is home to one of the largest Greek populations in the world - and the sheer number of Greek restaurants on Brisbane's streets are a testament to the number of people who moved from Southern Europe to Australia. With the chefs at Brisbane's Greek restaurants dedicated to traditional cooking methods, you're guaranteed to receive an authentic meal. And with Quandoo as your guide, you'll be able to sample menus, read reviews by other diners and book online in seconds. Trust us – it's never been easier to sort out your next delicious meal at Brisbane's Greek restaurants.
If you're making the most of Brisbane's warm and dry climate and enjoying a day out shopping in the CBD, relaxing in the Botanic Gardens or spotting some animals at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, you're going to need to refuel at some point. For a light breakfast, brunch or lunch, why not visit one of Brisbane's Greek restaurants? The Yiros Shop is jam-packed with Greek fare and they have branches all across the city - in the CBD, Fortitude Valley just outside the centre, Cannon Hill in the east and more. Be sure to order the Mediterranean breakfast, where you’ll be served poached eggs along with pine nuts, beetroot relish and Persian feta all served up on rye bread. For lunchtime specials, order chicken or lamb with pita, chips and tzatziki followed by Greek doughnuts or baklava to finish.
It's not just breakfast and lunch available at Brisbane's Greek restaurants. For dinner, look no further than Kafenio on Vulture Street in the West End - one of Brisbane's favourite Greek restaurants. The blue and white tablecloth decor will remind you of traditional eateries in Greece, while the quality of food on offer here is sure to impress you as well. On weekends carnivores will be in heaven with the souvla - two pieces of spit-roasted lamb with lemon potatoes, pitta and salad - while you can also construct your own dinner by going for a pitta with fillings ranging from sheftalia (skinless sausage), pastourma (air-cured beef), delicious cheeses like halloumi, and much more. And the best part? It's located centrally for the attractions on offer in the city centre, and it's just a short bus or cab ride over the Brisbane River into the CBD and to popular nightlife areas like Fortitude Valley!