• 871 Bourke Rd,
    Camberwell ,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9882 8877,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm;

    Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm


-37.827172, 145.05715

"You're not going to finish that?" a waiter asks in mock horror about the fragment of fillo-framed custard with berries left on a diner's plate. After being assured the dish was fabulous, he shrugs: "We're a Greek restaurant, no one goes home hungry." Elyros, from the team behind Carlton's Epocha, is actually Cretan, hence some fancy labels from Crete on the wine list. Despite its home-spun hospitality and big heart, this handsome restaurant inside a former bank is polished - from its marble-topped tables to its savvy service. The four-course menu offers best value: there's cured swordfish with sorrel and green tomato dressing, and slices of pork dressed with smoky vinaigrette. Lamb shoulder is surrounded by slow-cooked onions, tender beneath its crisp crust, kakavia delivers seafood in a tomato bisque. Favourites like taramasalata and fava dip are menu fixtures. Add a stylish mezze and wine bar with its own menu and everybody's happy.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $5-$20

    M $29-$42

    D $10-$18;

    Sharing menu $45-$58


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Brooke Payne & Jarrod Smith


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