Paniyiri 2019: Brisbane’s biggest Greek festival

Fans of Greek food are rejoicing – the biggest Greek festival, Paniyiri, is just around the corner. From dolmades, moussaka, fetta and other cheeses, to meats and everything seafood, the foods on offer will have you salivating. But, where are you meant to find your Greek food fix the other 363 days of the year?

Lefkas, West End

If you are on the hunt for divine Greek, Lefkas in West End is a great spot for a feast! This family-run business is known for its authentic cuisine, made exactly as it is made in the village. Here you will find big plates and plenty of flavour. 

Little Greek Taverna, West End

For cheap and cheerful Greek, Little Greek Taverna in West End is a great spot for a night out. Not only is it BYO, but most of the meals come in at under $15. It is no wonder that Little Greek Taverna has become a Brisbane institution over the years!

Nostimo, The Greek Club, West End

Now, how is this for a concept: Greek Yum Cha. You are probably wondering where you can find this delicacy? At The Greek Club, of course! In the week leading up to Paniyiri, head chef Dave Tsirekas will have an unbelievable spread on offer, including:

  • Fine dolmades with an ouzo, egg-lemon mayonnaise
  • Pork belly baklava with a date and mastic sauce
  • Greek-style phyllo vegetable samosas with a cucumber-dill dipping sauce
  • A Greek-style dumpling with prawn filling and a honey-truffle dipping sauce
  • Iconic saganaki with honey-peppered figs and crushed walnuts

Mark it in your diary now; Paniyiri Greek Festival, Saturday 18th May. Your taste buds will thank you for it!

Greca, Howard Smith Wharves

For drool-worthy Greek with an impressive view, you can’t go past Greca under the Story Bridge. Greca was opened by Sydney restauranteur Jonathan Barthelmess late last year after the success of his Greek restaurants in Tokyo and Sydney. With everything from seafood to saganaki cheese to unbelievable spanakopita on the menu, we guarantee you won’t be leaving Greca hungry!

Stavros the Greek, Kenmore

If we lived in the Western Suburbs, we are not sure we would ever leave with Stavros the Greek on Wongabel Street in Kenmore. Stavros the Greek is known for its simple and modern Greek food and impressive bar. Be sure to try the Souvlaki if you visit, and definitely save room for dessert…

Five Sisters Cafe and Bar, South Brisbane

Tucked away in Fish Lane lies one of Brisbane’s best Greek foodie haunts, Five Sisters Cafe and Bar. Whether it is breakfast or lunch you are after, Five Sisters will not disappoint with its beautiful meals. Their omelettes are worth a visit alone!

Hellenika, Fortitude Valley & Nobby Beach

If you are a Brisbane or Gold Coast foodie, then no doubt you are a big fan of Hellenika. Their food is to die for, especially their famous zucchini chips! When you visit Hellenika, we recommend wearing loose pants because you will need them…

Andy and Ruby from My Kitchen Rules recently visited Hellenika on James Street for a meal! Here is what they thought…