By Samantha Borland-Smith
Zeus took the nation by storm when they first opened their doors in NSW. The group behind the gourmet pizza chain Crust teamed up with Pony Dining Group and created a fresh casual Greek dining experience that has had all our mouths watering.
Zeus have set out to be pioneers of the ‘Fresh Casual’ movement by taking a naturally fast, fresh Mediterranean food offering to the streets of Brisbane. The ‘Fresh Casual’ concept combines elements of a casual dining restaurant with the speed of a premium fast food outlet.
Costa Anastasiadis, business partner and owner of Zeus at South Bank, says Brisbane has begun to discover the joys of casual easting and flexible opening hours.
“The city has definitely matured and that's a very good thing for the casual dining space,” Costa says.
“Brisbane's standard of front-of-house hospitality is especially refreshing especially when you consider the culinary strongholds of Melbourne and Sydney.
“We believe there is a genuine Queensland warmth that comes through that often trumps down the bigger cities in Australia.”
The restaurant showcases the freshest ingredients and identifies premium local and imported produce, that’s natural and unprocessed, educating customers on everything that goes into the taste of Zeus.
Zeus provides a wide range or Greek-inspired cuisines, ideal for locals wanting to drop in after a long day at work, or those entertaining friends or family. The restaurant offers everything from souvla-pitas, salads and dips, to sides, sweets and beverages. They also cater for those fussy eaters, with several menu options for vegetarians and gluten intolerant. And, of course, it’s all at an affordable price.
Zeus also provides a delivery service between 5pm and 9.30pm, perfect for those who want their daily Greek dose. And, to get those feel-good vibes continuing, Zeus helps support local initiatives for health and wellbeing by fostering relationships with local football clubs, community clubs and fundraising and charity opportunities within its local environment.
The dinging experience is perfect for those seeking a fresh, healthy offer across a broad demographic, all with a philosophy of warmth and southern European that’s at the heart of the Zeus offering.
The new South Bank store, like each one before it, brings the Australian-Greek interpretation of “Hellenic Street Food” to the market within a retail context.
Costa says the secret behind Zeus is “an authentic store design layout paying tribute to the essence of the tradition and authenticity of the Greek kitchen while still creating a bespoke or ‘street’ experience.”
The South Bank store is set to open mid June, with another 4 stores in Sydney and future locations in Brisbane and Melbourne on the horizon.
Zeus Street Greek
Shop S13/14 Little Stanley St, South Bank