The Greek @ Customs House

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The Greek is a Greek & Mediterranean restaurant dedicated to providing diners with an authentic dining experience.

We are located on the picturesque Geelong waterfront only minutes from the beach and surrounding CBD.

With our professional team lead by our Greek head chef and attentive front of house staff we aim to offer an exceptional dining experience.

Sourcing the freshest local ingredients along with the authentic Greek and Mediterranean flavours our menu offers something for everybody.

What 88 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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PF
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent meal but more importantly the service was superb

CH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were super friendly and went out of their way to help. Excellent food and great atmosphere.

M
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Very overpriced, had the tsatziki and pita to start, it was very bland and lacked any flavour or depth. The lamb we shared as it’s for two people, even though the menu first say this. Given the description on the menu
I expected the lamb to be bursting with original Greek flavours but I was very disappointed. I had to put salt and pepper on all my dishes as they seemed to lack even basic seasoning. Overpriced for the quality of good you are getting.

LV
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best food! Would happily go back. The lamb baked in clay was amazing.

DJ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Christmas lunch outside. Because we prefer seating with backs, staff happily rearranged the table to avoid bench seating. The service was outstanding, with plenty of wait staff available for the numbers. The food was fantastic, though it would have been great to have a ‘feed me’ package for 3. I would highly recommend this fabulous venue and will certainly come again.

F
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food here! Fresh, tasty and authentic. The restaurant was clean and the staff were attentive, but the standout was the food! Spanikopita, lamb, taramasalata and the chicken were delicious. Loved it!

EV
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Staff were friendly but overall service was a little slow. All food was well presented and delicious but portion sizes varied greatly. Chicken main was huge, octapus main tiny, sides expensive for what was served. Good selection of wines. Overall overpriced menu.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a great dining experience

LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is top notch Greek food for anyone’s standards. Second visit here and was not disappointed. Food and service was fantastic. All food and wine is locally sourced. The lamb has to be seen to be believed! Keep up the good work guys!!

KG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great, waiter very helpful with selecting food. My relatives from Melbourne and Greece thoroughly enjoyed the food. The food was delicious, especially the lamb in clay, souvlaki, saganaki, and the whole snapper. This is the 5th time I have eaten at The Greek, and will go again and again. Atmosphere is great, music not too loud, also like the combination of Greek and English music. Also restaurant is very clean. I have recommended this restaurant to a few people and they have enjoyed their meals.

SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to The Greek @ Customs House with 3 friends for a girls lunch recently and we couldn’t have been more happy. We chose the Express Lunch option, which was a meze plate based on either ‘The Land’ or ‘The Sea’ which came with a glass of good house wine. My friends chose ‘The Land’ (chicken souvlaki skewer, spanikopita, tzatziki, pita bread, Greek fries and a Greek salad, but me, being a pescatarian, chose ‘The Sea’ (taramasalata, barbequed prawns, roast potatoes with oregano, pita bread and Greek Salad). The food was brilliant - fresh, flavourful and authentic. The minute my order arrived and I saw taramasalata that was a creamy colour rather than the pink we are all probably used to was the first “yay!” moment - real, homemade, proper taramasalata! The prawns were wonderful (I actually felt bad not eating all of the ‘relish’ they came with which was also extremely tasty), the potatoes crunchy and the salad the perfect accompaniment. The pita was pretty good too! BTW, the girls also raved about ‘The Land’! At $25 each, this was the bargain to end all bargains!! I would heartily recommend The Greek @Customs House!

MD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

If you want authentic Greek food in a clean white washed space with smart table settings and helpful staff then this ticks all the boxes. Great menu, and reasonable prices and right on the Geelong Waterfront.

JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so fresh, interesting and well presented. Plus delicious!!
Our waiter was also really lovely, engaging and attentive. A great night out for us!

PM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The Customs House is the best place for Greek food in Geelong.
Also the service was obliging, I like that the meals are not rushed you take the time to relax and enjoy.
The food was very good and the portions ample.
The Greek wines are interesting.
Its not a cheap night out to dine there but the quality of the food and ambiance is worth it.

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I had dined here after a recommendation from my daughter. The service was great and we were served by a young helpful waiter We had the set menu and my daughter who had been there before was also disappointing at the standard of food. We had green on our saganaki that we were told was from the stamp, a black hair in the octopus and the lamb was overcooked. We were not offered a coffee or wine after having had numerous unsatisfactory moments through the lunch. They did offer a discount on our next meal there that we most likely will not return to have. I was very much looking forward to dining with you. However the fact you did not offer a plate of octopus free after a hair was found in it was disappointing- for the price I would not come again.

B
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recently enjoyed a work lunch at The Greek @ Customs House and it won't be long until we do it again...everyone enjoyed the food very much and the staff were great. It was quick, easy, delicious and great value. We're still talking about it and all keen to come back.
Thanks!

J
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Great location. Value lunch special

SK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice atmosphere and helpful staff. The baked feta is divine and our son loved the lemon chicken children's meal, but the clay baked lamb was not as flavorful as we expected and we all wished that it had been marinated, or included a sauce on the side. We liked everything overall but, for us, it's not worth the cost and long drive to go back.

GF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The express lunch is great value for money and the food was excellent. Great location and really nice atmosphere. Will come back.

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food; generous serves.
Excellent service; friendly staff.

PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, fantastic menu and a great wine and drinks list. Service is always excellent. I love The Greek, a wonderful night out.

n
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The potential was there for a good dining experience but nothing served was either outstanding or particularly Greek. It was fine but nothing special. The desserts were way too big and mine left me feeling bloated and uncomfortable. To give you an idea - at the end of the meal I had four filo pastry parcels with custard and ice cream served up at the end of the meal - it was extrodinary. There is a lack of Greek ambience - it seems like the restaurant is trying too hard to be upmarket - it should embrace the chaos of Greek culture more. No decorative elements at all on the walls. One waiter was friendly and smiley - the other certainly was not. This could be a winner and I wish it all the best - but it has to do something radical to get customers coming back. It should try being 'Greek'.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, beautiful food

MW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That was the cleanest freshest meal I have had in a while other than my own cooking. My father loved it. made his trip to Geelong worthwhile. <3 Thank you all.

G
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I received a Gift voucher 2 years ago, to the then Custom House Restaurant, prior to The Greek opening at Customs House in November 2018. I had not used the voucher and on enquiring if it was still valid in August 2019 at The Greek, I was very pleasantly welcomed to present it at their restaurant. Thank you Brad.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. The meal (Express) was superb; the staff very pleasant and attentive, and the restaurant itself, charming. We felt we had been transported to Greece with Greek music playing. We will be back and encourage others to enjoy a great dining experience too. Top marks from us!!

HC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is right at the waterfront. The setting is lovely, the dining space is roomy and beautiful. The wait staff were attentive but discrete and the food was fabulous. I would return in a heartbeat. I loved it.

DB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

"The Greek" offered a warm and comfortable atmosphere, great ambiance and outstanding modernized Greek food. Some dishes weren't truly authentic but were still a delight with fresh ingredients, no compromising at all on the food.
The only negative for both of my experiences would have to be the service. One of the older waiters was attentive and professional, however, the two young waitresses were not up to the standard of the restaurant. It is not the type of restaurant for young waitresses to learn, and at times made it uncomfortable. Apart from that, everything else was perfect.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service.. Highly recommend to anybody who love great food

MM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal, it was authentic and delicious. The service was excellent, the decor was reminiscent of Greece. I have been recommending The Greek to everyone i meet since our dinner. Well done

CA
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails and drinks menu. One of my favourite meals!

ED
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, authentic food with excellent service. Our table enjoyed saganaki, taramasolata with warm flat bread, baked feta, spanakopita, potatoes, Greek salad, rockling, baked eggplant, Greek beers and local wines. It was a perfect dinner.

s
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a very nice experience , food was up to the mark , very fresh and we infact talk about the quality and taste of food after coming home as well . Definitely will be coming back and hope we will get same experience every time

LM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable service and incredible food. A perfect venue for a long lunch.

SD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We were disappointed in the large amount of bread that was provided. We had to leave a reasonable amount uneaten. A smaller amount could have been provided with the option to request a further platter if required. The same comment applies to the amount of potatoes. Ten potatoes for a couple was excessive to the point that we needed to leave five. The duck pie was enjoyable but again far too large for a single diner. A couple of weeks ago I had a Waygu fillet and it had a beautiful beef flavour and was lovely and tender. The Waygu I received was tough and required a much greater degree of chewing. Also it had an unpleasant odour/taste, as if it had been cooked on a dirty BBQ. The wastage of food can never be condoned and it also implies poor value for money.

On a positive note, we enjoyed the ambience, the new decor, staff were smartly dressed, very accommodating and the service was excellent. It was a very cold night but the restaurant seemed to be just the right temperature.

NC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is most definitely one of Geelong's best restaurants, taking dining out in Geelong to a new level. Superb all round.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food was exceptional

HM
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

very much enjoyed the food, fabulous and very tasty.

SD
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

it was ok nothing special, plenty of better places

EB
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just the right amount of food. Very attentive staff and manager. Thank you for a lovely meal.

k
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue
Great food
Great service
Great spot in Geelong