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Besides smashing plates, Greeks are known for their warm and welcoming hospitality and hearty, meaty cuisine and at Agapi you can experience it all for yourself (well, maybe not the smashing plates part). Located on Swan Street over in Richmond, this family run Greek restaurant is as authentic as you can get in Melbourne, serving up charcoal-grilled goodness and other Mediterranean delights. To guarantee a table at this popular joint make a reservation in advance.
With its exposed brick walls and white tablecloths, Agapi is a traditional taverna with a stylish twist. Spread over two floors, this charming Greek restaurant is popular with Melbourne foodies seeking out a piece of the Mediterranean, and the friendly serving and top quality cuisine on offer keeps them coming back for more. The menu here is abundant with fresh seafood, and you could start things off with some grilled calamari, pickled octopus or natural oysters, and from dolmadika (stuffed vine leaves) to tzatziki, you’ll also find all of the Greek classics.
The mixed grill is what Richmond’s Agapi is known for and you could tuck into a combination of mixed souvlaki, gyros, sausages, hamburgers and lamb cutlets, all cooked to perfection on the charcoal grill. Or, you could go for a traditional dish like the moussaka, which also comes available in a vegetarian option with eggplant, potato, and light bechamel. For an authentic Greek feast in Melbourne's Richmond area, book a table at Agapi down on Swan Street.