Demitri’s Feast

closed
141 Swan Street
Richmond, 3121 VIC
03 9428 8659


Opening Hours

SUN 11:00am - 11:00pm
MON closed
TUE 11:00am - 11:00pm
WED 11:00am - 11:00pm
THU 11:00am - 11:00pm
FRI 11:00am - 11:00pm
SAT 11:00am - 11:00pm

The Details

Cuisine
  • Greek
Need to Know
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Dates
  • Healthy Options
  • Outdoor Seating
Serving
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • Late Night
In the mood for
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Wine

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The Verdict

Everyone’s favourite Greek brunch bar has undergone a good old-fashioned pivot. Demetri’s Feast built its rep among Richmond locals (and the foodie blogosphere) on brekky fusion like baklava French toast: eggy brioche topped with Greek yogurt, orange blossom syrup and walnut praline. It was widely regarded as some of the tastiest, and balls-iest, breakfast going around. Pop by on Saturday morning and you had to queue just to get a spot.

But for owner Jim Karabagias, it was time to wind the brunch thing down and try something new. The doors closed, and the planning began. A few months later, Demetri’s Feast re-opened as a Greek mezze and ouzo bar. Probably the only dedicated one in Melbourne.

The essence of the place hasn’t changed. Sitting in the sun-dappled courtyard out back, you could still be in downtown Athens, except now you’ll be nibbling on mezze plates like crispy whitebait with ouzo aioli or fresh-grilled lamb Keftedes with tzatziki.

It goes without saying that the cocktail and spirit list has been given a serious bump, with Karabagias sourcing some truly rare ouzos you won’t find anywhere else. Negroni fans should check out the Sevasmos 1919, a Greek twist spiked with mastic and pink grapefruit juice. Personally though, we’ll be pouring ourselves a glass of Retsina, munching char-grilled octopus, and waiting for the Zorba to start. Opa indeed. 

Image credit: Jenna Fahey-White


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