Meraki Greek Taverna wins in the Northern Territory’s Gold Plate Awards


Meraki Greek Taverna in the Northern Territory (NT) has won ‘Best International Cuisine’ in the 2022 Gold Plate Awards.

The Awards, which are organised by Hospitality NT, were held at the Darwin Festival’s Sunset Stage and over 500 people attended to enjoy the very best in NT’s hospitality.

Since opening on Smith Street, Darwin City in 2020, Meraki Greek Taverna serves up a range of Greek dishes including popular plates such as saganaki graviera, bakaliaros skordalia, moussaka and souvlaki.

The taverna is also a family affair with the owner, Manolis Tavlarios, working alongside his siblings, mother and head chef, Christos Makrynakis.

Meraki Greek Taverna owner Manolis Tavlarios. Photo: Katrina Bridgeford.

In a statement to The Greek Herald, Manolis said he was “very happy for the team” to have been recognised in the Gold Plate Awards.

“We really appreciate your loyal support,” Manolis said in a message to customers.

Meraki Greek Taverna was among a number of other winners on the night with the top Award of the evening, the Gold Plate for Restaurant of the Year, going to Pee Wees by the Point.

Hospitality NT CEO, Alex Bruce, said this year’s Awards “were more inclusive and it was great to see new faces and new businesses taking home prestigious Gold Plates.”

“Our local industry is chock-a-block full of passionate, driven venues and their staff ensuring we will continue to reach new heights in Territory dining and hospitality,” Mr Bruce concluded.




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