Hellenic street food in a sleek modern restaurant, that’s the premise of Zeus, the second joint in the Sydney empire. Like their god, the food is lightning fast, and there seems to be a staff member for every guest on this busy Sunday. While their ‘paleo lunchbox’ is popular, we go down the traditional path and go gunning for gyros, the signature Uncle Tzimmy ($10.50) with chicken and chips wrapped up in fresh pita hits the target. Eyeing off the open rotisserie of meat, we order from the ‘nude’ menu, this is pots of char-grilled meat (not healthy stuff like I originally thought), the Lamb ($18/200g) does not disappoint, especially with the Tzatziki ($6.50) and House-made Pita ($3). Freshen up with roasted Corn Cobs ($9.50) smeared with kefalotiri (a deliciously salty Greek cheese). The owners are also behind the popular Crust pizza chain, so they know how to please an audience I think, as I devour the Tarama ($6.50). I could seriously eat this fish roe dip with a spoon. Alas I sensibly save room for the Chocolate Loukoumades ($9) – Greek doughnuts with chocolate hazelnut sauce and house-made ice cream that were the envy of the bustling room. With scooters outside ready to deliver to the neighbouring suburbs, I think, maybe we need to move house.
Zeus Street Greek
2/34 Morely Avenue, Rosebery
Ph: (02) 8315 5610 zeusstreetgreek.com.au