Zeus Street Greek, Drummoyne

The gods have heard our cries for good Greek eats in Sydney, and have delivered us Zeus.

No, not the Greek god incarnate, but a new Greek restaurant named in his honour.

It’s a good thing, promise.

The recently opened Zeus Street Greek is the latest venture of Costa Anastasiadis (ex-Crust Gourmet) and George Kyprianou (Pony Dining Group). The two have known each other for almost a lifetime and now after separately securing places for themselves in the industry, have finally teamed up to introduce Australians to true blue Greek street food.

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Tasting Notes
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The gods have spoken: you’re eating with Zeus tonight.

The vibe: Casual and homey

Cuisine: Greek

Ideal for: Family, friends, take away

Try the... Zeus Souvla: slow-cooked lamb w/ Aegean slaw, smoked eggplant, onion & parsley ($10.50)

By the way...They’re really involved with charitable works. On the 14th of June 2014, they held a Free Souvla day where they donated $2 per free wrap made to Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets initiative.

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Obviously, the name of their outfit refers to the Greek father of the gods, Zeus. But there’s more to this choice of name than his position as alpha god. “The story of Zeus is actually one of hospitality,” explains Costa. In short, the story goes that Zeus came to earth disguised as a poor man. He asked people for a place to sleep and was rejected.

Because of this, Zeus vowed to destroy the town, but then he came upon a poor elderly couple who took him in and fed him.

As their reward, Zeus promised to spare their lives.

The recently opened Zeus Street Greek is the latest venture of Costa Anastasiadis (ex-Crust Gourmet) and George Kyprianou (Pony Dining Group). The two have known each other for almost a lifetime and now after separately securing places for themselves in the industry, have finally teamed up to introduce Australians to true blue Greek street food.

It’s exactly this couple’s warmth and hospitality that Costa and George are seeking to exude in Zeus Street Greek. “Everyone is welcome at Zeus,” says Costa. “We are here to feed people.” And they do, with great comfort food, quality produce, and a modern outfit.

That’s right. If you’re expecting to be served souvlaki from within a traditional tavern-style Greek restaurant, you’ve got another thing coming. Inside, the decor is urban and eclectic, having been inspired by young entrepreneurs of modern-day Australia (and not Ancient Greece). Swatches of blue and white have been replaced by sleek lines of black and white, and wood brown tables meet black metallic chairs under subtle mood lights.

You can come here for a casual lunch or dinner, or take their quality eats away to delight on at home at the family table. Food wise, there are little to no surprises, with the menu being heavily Hellenic-inspired and consisting of high quality proteins, salads, beers and wines.

A horizontal (as opposed to the traditionally vertical) rotisserie will cater to much of your meat-loving needs. Slow cooked lamb obviously plays a large part, but so does char grilled pork, chicken, and beef Wagyu keftetha (meatball). All are available in Zeus’ speciality Cypriot souvla pitas, with the lamb and pork options available to be ordered ‘nude’ (sans the pita) for anyone working the low-carb or paleo diet.

Then, then let’s not forget dessert, particularly the rizogalo (a Greek rice pudding), which comes with fig jam and cinnamon. It’s so heavenly and warming, you’ll lick that last spoonful in full belief that you have tasted the food of the gods.

No, really.

HEADING FOR LUNCH, DINNER OR TAKEAWAY AT ZEUS STREET GREEK

Address: 187-189 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne

Opening hours: Daily 11am–10pm

Phone number: (02) 9181 4646

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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