Michael Tassis’ new riverfront Greek restaurant and bar Opa Bar & Mezze in Brisbane is being described as a “Mediterranean escape” by reviewers.
Mr. Tassis opened Opa Bar & Mezze in April as his fifth restaurant along the riverside of Brisbane’s bustling Eagle Street Pier precinct.
“There’ll also be a lot of lamb on the menu and we’ll have over 30 bottles of high end pinot noir because lamb and pinot is always a good match,” said Mr. Tassis.
Opa is Tassis’ first Greek restaurant and describes it as “Brisbane’s best Greek restaurant”.
Mr. Tassis is the same owner behind restaurants George’s Paragon, Rico, Fatcow, and Massimo, some of which are Latin and Italian restaurants.
Opa boasts a monstrous menu offering breads and dips, fresh and raw dishes like sand crab with taramasalata, and large plates including moussaka, spanakopita, and stifatho.
It boasts a 21-strong mezzedes menu, with a dedicated mezze hour from 3 pm – 5:30 pm daily and special soul events every Friday to Sunday.
It offers a selection of Greek wine and cocktails named for the Greek gods.
The Courier Mail’s Alison Walsh describes the eatery as “aesthetically pleasing” and “…evocative of something you might stumble across on your Greek island sojourn.”
It’s a flashy 5-star restaurant filled with white booths, arched windows, and u-shaped lounges, decorated with plates patterned with cracks and a copper pepper mill.
‘Opa’ is open from 11am until late daily.