If you don't feel like firing up the barbecue this evening and fancy something a little bit different instead, did you know that Sydney's Greek community is cooking up a storm? Historically, Melbourne has been regarded as Australia's capital of vegetarian cuisine, but Sydney's growing array of Greek takeaway restaurants are giving people a taste of the sun-kissed Med that goes way beyond, from stuffed vine leaves to luscious lamb souvlaki!
Let's take a look at some of the most popular Greek restaurants in Sydney that will also deliver their authentic Mediterranean cuisine to your door with the help of Deliveroo.
Perfect for those living in and around Potts Point, Plateia delivers delicious home-cooked Greek food, with a host of traditional dishes that are regarded as some of the best in Sydney. For that extra special occasion, Plateia offers a Mixed Grill for Two, with a huge choice of Greek gyro, souvlaki skewers and home-made befteki, along with plenty of sides, sauces and tzatziki to dip into your Greek-style pitta. For a real treat, make sure you order their Halloumi Chips which are shallow-fried and served with a special lemon sauce.
2. The Hellenic, Hurstville
The Hellenic specialises in authentic Greek cuisine that's so iconic you could shut your eyes and imagine that you're sat on a Greek island beach an ice-cold glass of Mythos and a meal! From slow-cooked souvla, served with a side of zingy tzatziki, lemons and fresh pitta, to magnificent crisp salads, garnished with juicy fresh greens, cherry tomatoes and herbs, there are plenty of well-balanced meals that you can order from these experts in Hellenic food!
3. Zeus Street Greek, Rosebery
The chefs at Zeus Street Greek are widely regarded as Sydney's pioneers of Greek-style street food. They have a belief that Greek souvlaki should not be considered by the city's locals just as a late-night hangover-solver and viewed more like the balanced meal it is. Utilising the very best in local Australian produce and harnessing the flavours of traditional Greek home cooking, these guys really know how to create honest, casual takeaways, perfect for all occasions. Our favourite dish? Let's stick with the old-school and rep the Uncle Tzimmy Lamb!
4. Nefeli Greek Restaurant, Newtown
Led by their experienced Greek head chef, Mihalis, Newtown's Nefeli Greek Restaurant has fast become a household favourite among the locals. Mihalis and his team whip up signature dishes from mainland Greece as well as the Greek islands. If you're looking to order something wholesome on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it's almost impossible to go wrong with the Roasted Lamb Shoulder, cooking away slowly for five hours. For something a little more out of the ordinary, the Rabbit Stifado is another hearty dish, stewed slowly in a rich tomato sauce. They have a huge range of appetisers and salads too to make any Greek takeaway order a real feast!
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