Skirting downtown Sydney’s iconic Hyde Park, looking towards the city’s main war memorial just a short walk from the Australian Museum, Elizabeth Street seems like the kind of place to find something of supreme national importance. So it makes sense that this is where you find the Hellenic Club Restaurant. Founded in 1924, the Hellenic Club has been at the centre of Australia’s significant Greek population for generations. Now one of Sydney’s oldest eateries, the Hellenic Club Restaurant has stayed true to its heritage of authentic Greek souvlaki, moussaka and mouth-watering slow-cooked lamb for half a century, despite the rapid growth of Sydney’s Central Business District all around it. The only thing that may have changed since its days as a popular workingmen’s club is the sleek modern decor now befitting its role in business lunches and romantic dinners. Don’t let looks fool you, though, this is still an Old School joint where mum’s recipes rule the kitchen.