Hatted Greek restaurant unveils plans for new spin-off eatery in Surry Hills

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Greek restaurants are popping up all over the place in Sydney, with hatted Potts Point restaurant The Apollo announcing a new spin-off eatery, Olympus.

Local pioneer of modern Greek cuisine, Peter Conistis is also opening Ammos at Brighton-le-Sands, on Friday, July 12.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Apollo co-owner, Jonathan Barthelmess says Olympus will chart its own path rather than replicate its siblings (The Apollo also has a Tokyo branch).

Jonathan Barthelmess of The Apollo.PAUL HARRIS
Jonathan Barthelmess of The Apollo. Photo: Paul Harris.

“The food at Olympus will be more traditional and regional, inspired by recent trips around inland Greece. It will focus on the food of the mountains with a touch of Athenian attitude added to the mix,” he says.

Ammos, Peter Conistis’ seafront restaurant in Brighton-le-Sands, will open later this week, but it is not his first Greek venture. The chef, who just departed Alpha, has managed a number of establishments dating back to the Cosmos restaurant in east Sydney in 1993.

“Cosmos was the first hatted Greek restaurant in the Good Food Guide,” says Conistis, a pioneer of modern Greek dishes.

Olympus will open in late 2024 at Wunderlich Lane, part of the massive Surry Hills development on the corner of Cleveland and Baptist streets.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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