Perhaps it’s not so surprising that Zeus Street Greek is a restaurant that celebrates love and good food, shared between family, friends and the generations. The founders are two chefs from seemingly contrasting culinary backgrounds; Costa Anastasiadis (Crust Gourmet Pizza) and George Kyrprianou (Pony Dining) who have collaborated to bring their family heritage of old world Greek food to life in a creative new eco dining experience. Having conquered Drummoyne and the surrounding suburbs, their latest conquest is Rosebery.
A large covered deck is a draw card for alfresco dining. Inside the exposed industrial ceilings and a wall of Greek small goods make any wait for ordering entertaining, plus they have thoughtfully provided padded banquets to rest for those who choose to order and run.
The star attraction is the volcanic rock rotisserie. What a beauty! As chefs madly dash to keep up with demand, skewered meats are lovingly basted with butter and Zeus herb blend which no amount of pleading will reveal its secrets. Yes we tried…
Whilst the menu is full of crowd pleasers, the meats are both conversation showstoppers and a source of arguments (“Darling I love you but there is no way I am sharing that last bit!”). The staple is their iconic gyro; a soft house-made flatbread rolled and stuffed to create the ultimate luscious meat sandwich. The ‘Hermes’ is our pick; super succulent rotisserie chicken, chilli tzatziki, zingy Aegean slaw and golden pepper salsa. Order up a storm from the new menu with beetroot flavoured hummus, crispy feta filo fingers, Yia Yia chips with oregano feta and a refreshing Saganaki salad with moreish Kefalograviera wafers and a tahini dressing.
When the Loukoumades arrive new levels of hunger appear. Delectable Greek doughnuts served with Mexta, a Greek brandy and a salty toffee praline is enough to silence any noisy subjects. It’s a win for the inner west and it has to be said, the Gods are smiling at them and with good reason.