Posted by: Debra Kolkka | July 29, 2018

Nostimo…delicious Greek food

We loved our trip to Greece last year and became very fond of Greek food.

In Australia we live in West End, Brisbane, an area with a rich Greek history. The suburb is dotted with white buildings sporting arches, bougainvillea and names like Rhodes and Ithaca.

We have a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church and beside it, The Greek Club. The restaurant in the Greek Club has been recently renovated and we decided a Sunday lunch was necessary.

The restaurant is called Nostimo.

Greek Club Brisbane

Greek Club Briabane

Greek Club Brisbane

It has been tastefully renovated. The ceilings are decorated with worry beads made by the staff.

Greek Club Brisbane


Most importantly, the food is delicious. We shared saganaki cheese with caramelised figs, zucchini fritters, calamari, lamb and Greek salad.

Greek Club Brisbane

Greek Club Brisbane

The desserts were great too.

How lucky we are to have this little bit of Greece so close to home.

The Greek Club is holding a fundraising event to aid the people affected by the terrible fires in Greece. We have all watched in horror the devastating results of these terrifying fires and this is a chance to help.

A Greek banquet hosted by chef David Tsirekas will be held on Friday 10th August. The cost will be $120 and all profits will go to help the recovery from the fires.


The Greek Club

29 Edmondstone St,

South Brisbane.

phone…(07) 3844 1166

Greek Club Brisbane


  1. Thanks for the info Debi. Brings back memories of great times in Greece. I hope we can make the fundraiser.

    • It should be a well attended event.

  2. All the landmarks you mention are so fondly remembered from my youth in Brisbane. I had very good friends who lived in Edmondstone St. Their house #49 long demolished. Will try Greek Club in early September when I am up to see Bangarra Dance Company. Maybe a Sunday lunch. Thanks for your mouth watering photographs. Regards Kevin Palmer Bangalow

    • The food is excellent. I’m sure you will like it.

  3. Yes we will be there at the Greek Club, Brisbane. – to help fund raise for the beautiful people of Attica, Greece. Such a shocking tragedy – visited there last month so feel even more terribly devastated for the people of Greece .

    • It is a great place to eat authentic Greek food.

  4. What a splendid idea… Greek food is amazing except for the inevitable capsicum!!!!! Jxx

    • I quite like capsicum

  5. Great Photos. I feel like going there right now! Thx 🙂

    • I’m sure you will enjoy it if you do.

  6. Looks fabulous. We fell in love with Greek food whilst living in Melbourne. Food envy!!

  7. The renovated restaurant looks beautiful and Greek food is always superb. An excellent combination.

  8. A toast to Greek cuisine!

    • I do like Greek food.

  9. The food looks delicious. I haven’t been to the Greek Club for almost 10 years, and even then I didn’t get to enjoy a meal. Will add this one to my list of places to eat in Brisbane.

    • I’m sure you will like it.

  10. Oh my, I’m so glad I read this just after having lunch! The calamari must have been so good with the fresh dill. I had saganaki for the very first time last year when I went to Melbourne… it was just about the perfect appetizer on a cold spring day. Sadly I have not yet been to Greece but the Greek food in Australia is the best I’ve tasted yet. Hoping the fundraising dinner will be completely booked out.

    • Melbourne has a huge Greek community and there are a lot of Greek people in our area of Brisbane. The food is great, and you will love it when you go to Greece.

  11. Looks delightful Debra! When do you head back to Italy?

    • I will be back in Bagni di Lucca on 21st September for about 2 months.

      • Oh I bet it will be gorgeous then in the fall.

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