The Little Stanley and Grey Street precinct is getting ready to welcome a new member to the family this winter. Zeus Street Greek is on its way, bringing slow-roasted rotisserie meats, pitas, salads and more with it. With its first store established in New South Wales, co-owner Costa Anastasiadis is excited for the opening of the first Zeus in Queensland.
How long have you been in the restaurant business?
As one of the founders of Crust gourmet pizza bars, my involvement in food and hospitality goes back to my earliest memories. Generations of my family have been involved in food at many different levels – it’s what we love!
How was Zeus born?
Zeus was born from a group of like-minded industry folk who recognised an opportunity. About two years ago, we joined forces with the family behind Australia’s esteemed Pony Lounge & Dining group. Together we created an innovative business model incorporating our passion for Greek food, hospitality and retail excellence.
What is your favourite dish on the Zeus menu?
The Uncle Tzimmy Classic is one of my favourite pitas … it takes me back
to old-world Athens.
What gourmet trend has inspired you recently? The revival of back-to-basic flavours has really spawned the vision. Our roasting methods are very much old-world Greece! Incredible ingredients sourced locally, cooked with simplicity.
What makes Zeus unique in the Brisbane food scene?
Zeus sets out to challenge the perception of current Greek food offerings in and around Brisbane. All of the meats are roasted on a unique volcanic rock rotisserie, and it is pioneering the fresh casual eating scene. Zeus is not fast food and is certainly not a high-end restaurant. It sits in the middle. It has an affordable price point
and an engaged service experience, along with a restaurant-quality offering.
What do you like most about South Bank?
South Bank has a great history and I love that it has links to Hellenic heritage in Brisbane as well. The area resonates deeply with our purpose – the philosophy of food. I love the diversity, the acceptance of cultures and the general goodness the precinct brings to the community.