Melbourne’s hipster cousin, Fitzroy has earned its reputation as a multicultural, vibrant suburb full of cuisines from around the world. As with multiple cultures in the area, Greek-Australians call the neighborhoods around Brunswick Street home, bringing with them their incredible Mediterranean cuisines. With other locally-known Greek precincts nearby like Oakleigh, Greek Restaurants in Fitzroy punch above their weight in terms of taste and cultural authenticity. Many claim the food from these establishments rivals Greek food from their homeland!
Fitzroy is a fun place to live, visit, and walk through! Its city streets exude maybe the best, most unique character of any neighborhood in Australia - and that is not an over exaggeration. MacBook entrepreneurs line the incredible coffee shops by day, while families and friend groups populate the bars, restaurants, and wine-tasting establishments at night. Greek restaurants in Fitzroy have developed along Brunswick Street, providing yet another incredible cultural hub to the main avenue.
With Melbourne having the highest concentration of Grecian people outside of Greece itself, it is easy to see how the region became so well-known for these cultural foodie delights! Keep reading below for more information about Hellenic culture’s impact on Fitzroy, along with how to plan the perfect day in the city. Hint – it involves multiple gyros and souvlaki at the fine Greek restaurants in Fitzroy.😊
If you live in or near Fitzroy, we always recommend visiting the Carlton Gardens if you get the chance. Labeled a “World Heritage Site,” the site is worth a visit before grabbing some café at a local café and checking out options for the afternoon and evening.
Unfortunately, during these unfortunate times of COVID 19, many customers now want options that are strictly delivery! If you are among the crowd that has switched to food delivery as a primary source of meals, you can head back home after your socially-distanced morning over at Carlton gardens. The walk couldn’t be more than 10 minutes if you are in the suburb!
Once at home or back on the move, we have highlighted a select list of the best Greek restaurants in Fitzroy. We have talked to dozens of locals, and one of the more unique things was how it seemed there was no general consensus on the “very best” spot – everyone picked their own local favorite, with some Mediterranean restaurants near Brunswick getting a little more than others. Of the listed Greek restaurants in Fitzroy, no one got less than five votes. The customers at these establishments were effusive in their praise, saying each restaurant had a dish they considered the best version available. Whether it was their braised lamb, meat gyros, delicious souvlaki, or perfectly-crisped kebab, these Greek Restaurant in Fitzroy are all worth a try!
Real Greek Souvlaki Bar
Casual Greek diner best known for its flavorful souva and lamb.
Known for its mix of chicken and lamb with fresh Greek salad and pita bread or chips.
Aegean Greek Restaurant
This establishment's interior will have you feeling like you are dining in Greece! Best for large gatherings that reserve or big delivery orders for the whole family.
Achilles Greek Street Food
Open 24 hours, Achilles is a late delivery customer’s heaven. Perfect food after a late night studying, partying, or anything in between! Pork, chicken, and lamb cooked over charcoal gives incredible flavor to these street-style dishes.
Reviewers talk online of visiting this place multiple times in a day because they cannot get enough; some say it has the best lamb, chicken, and pork souvlaki in Fitzroy.
Lamb on Brunswick
Known for its creative dishes involving its namesake – lamb. This includes a local favorite of lamb-topped pizza. Delicious.
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