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A hub for the Greek-Cypriot community in Melbourne’s Brunswick East, Petra Tou Romiou is more than just a great Greek restaurant. Offering a full Mediterranean experience, this Lygon Street outpost to Epicureanism offers fantastic Greek cuisine, wine, and plenty of good times thanks to a roster of traditional Greek musicians keeping time with your festive feasting. The skill in the kitchen comes courtesy of master chef Philipos Kabastanakis (formerly of Kew’s Zeppos Tavern), and its his authentic recipes that make it to table, whether you’re dining casually or hosting a celebration in Petra Tou Romiou’s spacious premises.
Food was very nice but when you have a table of 6 people, you need 6 prawns, 6 meatballs, 6 chicken skewers etc. We all love prawns but there were only 2 on the platter. Food was all lovely but amount of each item for 6 people was lacking. Thank you. Very good value for money.
the food was amazing!! the restaurant is nice and staff is good service it's our first time trying this but we would recommend this restaurant!
There’s hardly a drought when it comes to Greek and Mediterranean food in Melbourne, but Petra Tou Romiou excels by crafting a full Greek-Cypriot experience around every visit. Guests are treated to impeccable hospitality and a backdrop of live music courtesy of the restaurant’s network of talented local musicians, drawing on a repertoire of traditional Greek music to help transport you far from Brunswick East’s Lygon Street to the Rock of Aphrodite, the legendary spot from whence this restaurant takes its name.
And chef Philipos Kabastanakis is an ace in the kitchen, crafting a menu that represents Greek-Cypriot cuisine to a tee. It’s only proper to begin your meal with some fresh Greek bread and a selection of dips, or perhaps a dozen natural oysters while you plan your next move. More substantial starters include traditional saganaki and spanakopita, fried zucchini, dolmades and black bean salads, and loukanika (homemade Greek sausages). What we’ve all been waiting for at this Greek restaurant in Melbourne’s Brunswick East is the main event, and Petra Tou Romiou doesn’t disappoint. The much-loved Greek version of lasagna, pastitsio, makes an appearance here, as do classics like moussaka and chicken, pork, or lamb souvlaki. Signatures here include the chicken a la Troy, tenderloins served with a creamy, herbed white sauce on a bed of rice, and the Greek-Cypriot deli classic of sheftalies, seasoned pork mince rolled in pork skin.