Many Brisbanites know and love the iconic Greek Club in West End, but some will find it hard to recognise these days as it’s undergone an extraordinary transformation – and its new restaurant, Nostimo is shaking up Brisbane’s Helenic dining scene.
Nostimo is headed by internationally acclaimed Greek chef, David Tsirekas who proudly shines a light on Greek history through his cuisine.
It’s Greek food, but not as we know it as dishes like the Ancient Glazed Salmon have been created by David using translated texts from 332BC, a time when distilled spirits were used to preserved the fish.
“There’s a mistaken identity of Greek food,” David says. “Everyone thinks of Yiros, Souvlaki, those things, but it’s like French, Italian cuisine… if anything it has a longer history than any of those other cuisines.”
But it’s not only the dining that’s different… the restaurant design also has had a major revamp and our favourite element is the ceiling…
It consists of 25,000 worry beads, imported from Greece and individually hung creating a beautifully colourful feature.
Everything comes together in that unique Grecian style… from the arched doorways, to the terracotta pot wall, the thatched ceilings, rendered white walls… and of course some original elements remain like the unbeatable view from the terrace to the Brisbane skyline.
Make sure you book a table on their website and check it out for yourself.