The ‘delicious.100’ list has been released by The Daily Telegraph, identifying and ranking the 100 best restaurants of 2022 in New South Wales.
From Bondi to Potts Point and the Sydney CBD, three Greek restaurants were part of the list. Check them out below.
Prepare for an Aegean adventure that doesn’t require you to cross the Mediterranean. The Point Group, the mind behind the premier dining venue in the CBD, the Shell House, has a new kid on the Bondi block: Topikos.
The dining area and bar, which are decorated in white and blue, have a Hellenic aesthetic thanks to the pale wood seats, dusty blue napkins, and matching banquettes.
The menu contains a shareable selection – from smooth, punchy taramasalata to neatly laid-out sardines on pita-bread toast, decorated with tomato, lemon and dill. Thanks to a wood oven out back, house-made pita is a fragrant, toasty puff, begging to be dipped, scooped and dipped again.
180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Open for lunch Saturday & Sunday and dinner Wednesday – Saturday
#69 The Apollo
This unconventional taverna, run by Jonathan Barthelmess and Sam Christie, specialises in modern Greek food meant to be shared.
The elegant Potts Point corner site features columns and archways resembling the interior of the Acropolis as they are combined with exposed concrete and worn-out elements.
Looking around you’ll notice that every table has ordered The Full Greek, an eight-mezze-set meal that costs $65 per person. A citrous taramasalata with blistering pita, a village salad with chunks of feta and the main course, a marinated lamb, are all on the menu.
Of course, the saganaki, a thick slab of bubbling cheese served in a skillet with warm honey and oregano, is the star of the show.
44 Macleay St, Potts Point, Sydney.
Open for lunch Friday – Sunday and dinner daily
Remodelling over the extended lockdown, Alpha now features a gorgeous new fit-out modelling the atmosphere of an antique Greek island villa.
The aroma of spit-roasted lamb grilled over charcoal for eight hours draws you in, and the open-kitchen vibes make you feel like a member of the family. In keeping with his heritage, chef Peter Conistis serves up a fresh spin on Greek cuisine.
Consider a moussaka with seared scallops as an example. The food is meant to be shared, so bring a large group of friends and order à la carte or select from one of the fantastic sharing meals.
All delicious dinners must come to an end, and a Galaktoboureko, Greek coffee and halva are essential for capping off the evening.
238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Open for lunch Wednesday – Friday and dinner Tuesday – Saturday.