Adrian Christemou’s brewpub brings taste of Greece to rural Queensland

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In December 2022, two chefs opened a Greek-inspired brewpub and restaurant in the Queensland rural suburb of Forest Glen to support local businesses, residents and restore local tourism.

Adrian Chrisanthou and Craig Hall spoke to the Sunshine Coast News about the opening and said the reception from locals and tourists has been “really good.”

“We’re doing it for the locals. That’s really important,” Craig told the newspaper.

Tziki Bar is inspired by Adrian’s Greek Cypriot-born father and offers “Greek classics with a modern twist.”

Greek classic food. Photo: Sunshine Coast News.

With a retro, semi-industrial restaurant and interesting food like Greek pizza, the new place in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is booming.

“We’ve worked closely with the guys there [the brewery which operates next door] to make sure we’ve got fresh, clean, approachable, Greek Island-like beer, which we’re pretty happy with,” Adrian told the Sunshine Coast News.

The brewery, produces three Greek islander style beers: a Tziki mid-strength, lager and pale ale.

Tziki Bar Greek pizza.

Adrian prides himself on the fresh taste which comes from the restaurant:  “Our yiros, all our mezze, the desserts, our stocks and sauces – everything is made from scratch.”

“Whether it be feta cheese or haloumi… it’s all about keeping it simple but doing it right, using the best-quality ingredients and all our techniques in the kitchen,” Adrian added.

The new restaurant and brewpub is a second venture by the chefs, as the pair also own the popular Queensland modern Mediterranean Green Zebra Restaurant.

Source: Sunshine Coast News

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