Yamas Greek & Drink Named Best Greek Restaurant in Southeast QLD

West End restaurant Yamas Greek & Drink was recently awarded ‘Best Greek Restaurant for Southeast Queensland’ at the 2023 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence. 

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As the winner in this category, Yamas has earned a spot as a national finalist for the Hostplus Awards for Excellence as the best Greek restaurant, which will be announced in November 2023 in Sydney.

Yamas bested several other Brisbane finalists to claim the regional title, including The Opa Bar and Mezze (also operated by Yamas’ parent company), Xenia in Main Beach, and Xenia Grill in Coolangatta.

Photo credit: Yamas Greek/Facebook

The Greek restaurant is operated by the Tassis Group, the hospitality company behind other popular Brisbane eateries like Fatcow Steak & Lobster and Opa Bar and Mezze. The hospitality group is well-known in Brisbane, having recently won the contract to open two new dining venues at the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

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Photo credit: Yamas Greek/Facebook

Yamas Greek & Drink, which first opened in 2022, specialises in the flavours of Thessaloniki with a modern West Village vibe. Their menu offers Greek delicacies with a seafood focus.

Best Greek Restaurant
Photo credit: Yamas Greek/Facebook

Their cocktails and traditional Greek banquet platters, served family-style with taramasalata (dip), sausage, salad, and lemon potatoes, are a big draw for diners. The lamb souvlaki, marinated and slow-cooked on a spit, served with lemon rice pilaf, raisins, herbs, and tzatziki, is another standout menu item. For dessert, the galaktoboureko custard pastry is a favourite among patrons.

This recent honour from the Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence cements Yamas’ reputation as one of the top Greek dining options in the area. To learn more about Yamas’ offerings, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.

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About the Restaurant & Catering Awards

The annual Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence formally honour hospitality businesses across a wide range of categories. The awards celebrate operators who deliver outstanding service and showcase culinary mastery in their respective niches.

It’s established by the Restaurant & Catering Australia, which represents over 57,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses across Australia. 

Through its Awards for Excellence awards, Restaurant & Catering Australia celebrates the achievements of its thousands of hospitality operators.

Published 19-October-2023