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"Hellenic Dirty Food". "Bend Over Box". "Doing it Greek style". It's a good thing the man behind these jokes is one of Athena's most beloved sons. George Calombaris is clearly having fun with his spirited, bar-like paean to Greek street food. Despite the questionable innuendo, attention to detail ensures Gazi, for the most part, remains above-board. While sautéed wild greens crowned with a fried egg demonstrate vegetable know-how, meat is undoubtedly the focus. From ace spit-roasted lamb with sumac and yoghurt dressing to crunchy soft-shell crab crammed into unconventional yet satisfying souvlaki, winning meat and fish are a given. This isn't food diners need to be drunk to enjoy, although a healthy complement of Grecian liquor is on hand should they feel so inclined. Fun desserts (pavlova reimagined as a sphere of meringue encasing seasonal flavours) and upbeat service further reinforce this high-energy room's playful spirit.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $10-$13

    M $26-$38

    D $5-$19

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • George Calombaris & Luke Croston



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