Zeus Street Greek
Experienced by Katelyn Panagiris
With Greek tragedy (Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore & Medea) recently filling the theatres of Brisbane, and Paniyiri taking over West End for a weekend, it seemed the perfect time to welcome a fresh new Greek restaurant to the heart of South Bank.
Located on Little Stanley Street, Zeus Street Greek is an intimate and lively restaurant with seating both inside and out. While relatively small, the restaurant is warm and inviting with the restaurant’s signature slow-cooked meat on full display behind a glass window.
The philosophy is simple – fresh, fast and tasty food made with the best ingredients using family recipes.
Zeus Street Greek offers the usual suspects: pitas, salads, dips, sides (haloumi, calamari and spanakopita to name a few) and traditional Greek sweets. I was lucky enough to step behind the kitchen to make my own pita – the Uncle “Tzimmy” Classic filled with lamb, tomato, tzatziki, onion, paprika and chips – which certainly delivered on freshness and taste. I was also treated to spanakopita (homemade flaky spinach and cheese pie), feta & oregano chips, green beans and my favourite, Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts, honey, cinnamon and walnuts).
Think honey puffs all year round.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Honey puffs.
Zeus is not just about the food, but the act of sharing.
As owner Costa says, “At the essence of Zeus is a sense of sharing – to share the table with your friends, your family; this is one of the oldest Greek traditions there is and it is very important to us. It was Plutarch, a Greek historian who said, ‘We do not sit at the table to eat… but to eat together’ and this mantra rings true to us at Zeus – we call it Filoxenia, or to show hospitality to all,”
With delicious food and a great atmosphere, Zeus Street Greek is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat or share a meal with friends before heading off to see a show.