Greek Meat Feast

Prepare for a meat lover’s barbecue Greek feast like no other!

Our internationally acclaimed Chef In Residence, David Tsirekas, has prepared an exclusive Tsiknopempti menu where barbecued meat is the STAR of the show.

Prepare to indulge in a decadent degustation menu celebrating meat, meat, meat!

Please Note: No menu/dietary changes.

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  • Dips and Bread
  • Lemon Oregano Potato
  • Assorted seasonal salads
  • Kreatopita – Greek Meat Pie
  • BBQ Corn
  • Lamb on The Spit
  • Roast Whole Suckling Pig
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Loukaniko – Greek Sausages
  • Sheftalies
  • BBQ Quail
  • Beef Kefte
  • Kokkoretsi

Tsiknopempti is a Greek pre-lent celebration where you feast on barbecue meat! Literally meaning Smelly Thursday, or even Charred, Smoky, or Barbeque Thursday because of the smell of the grilled meat in the air. This is part of the traditional celebrations for Carnival season in Greece and Cyprus.


The Nostimo Herb Garden

Out the front of our restaurant, all around the Nostimo sign is a herb garden. Mixed in with other greenery so you may not notice unless you’re looking there is an abundance of herbs.

We’re home to Greek basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cherry tomatoes, creeping thyme and creeping rosemary. And they’re most definitely not here just for decoration. Our chefs use these herbs in various dishes. They have recently been using a lot of our Greek basil as it’s been growing out of control. Greek basil is a great herb that will survive when it’s a little cooler but thrives in the warm weather that Queensland provides.

It took a while for these herbs to grow to the point they’re at now, but Spring made this garden really flourish. Thank you to Greater Brisbane Gardens for keeping our garden beautiful and thriving.


Nostimo New Years

Looking for a celebration that’s deliciously relaxed yet refined this New Year’s?

Take a trip to the Greek Islands with Nostimo New Year’s Celebration! Delight your senses with a decadent banquet designed by internationally acclaimed Chef In Residence, David Tsirekas. Paired with a 4.5-hour beverage package & stunning views of the fireworks display across the city skyline, this is the ideal way to welcome 2019!


Drunken Greek Prawns…last seen at Nostimo Restaurant & Bar in West End!

You know it’s going to be a fantastic summer when the menu boasts DRUNKEN GREEK PRAWNS! Chef in Residence at Nostimo Restaurant & Bar at West End, the acclaimed flavour-maker David Tsirekas, has added this brilliantly named dish to a menu that celebrates classic Greek dishes in a thoroughly modern way.

And that’s not the only new addition – he has also once again called on his love of Greek literary texts and introduced the Tselementes Mousaka 1910, based on the original 1910 recipe of braised lamb, potato gratin, eggplant and bechamel layers.

“This dish is inspired by Nikolaos Tselemetes, a 20th century revered Greek chef who became famous for combining Greek and French cuisine – he was responsible for showing Greeks how to prepare béchamel sauces, pirozhkies, bouillabaisse sauce and to add vinaigrette to dishes. To this day, Tselementes remains synonymous with Greek cookbooks, and his recipes are passed on from generation to generation,” said Chef Tsirekas.

Under the culinary eye of Chef Tsirekas, the lamb forequarter is braised in a seasoned lamb rub of tomato paste, olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, zest and juice of oranges before adding chopped onions, bay leaves, cinnamon and a bunch of thyme. The bechamel sauce is poured on top of layers of potato, eggplant and lamb, with the dish served with a cos lettuce, apple and yoghurt salad.

But back to the Drunken Greek Prawns… Chef Tsirekas serves them marinated in Metaxa Brandy, lime and coconut milk, then deep fried with a light rice flour batter and served with a mango, mint, golden pepper relish and tarama. Heaven? Absolutely!

“My dishes focus on tradition while still being contemporary and fun, and hero everything that is celebrated about Greek cuisine: produce, quality, seasonality and freshness,” says David.

The new menu dishes are available now at Nostimo Restaurant & Bar.


Nostimo Banquets to the Rescue

Upon the opening of our new on-site restaurant, Nostimo Restaurant Bar, we are excited to introduce a delicious new Greek Banquets menu. Think saganaki cheese dressed in caramlised figs, or Pork Karameles- skewered pork belly served with mustard mayo, tomato, onion and parsley.

With options to suit everyone, indulge in this delicious new menu created by our chef in residence, David Tsirekas. Nostimo Restaurant is taking Greek in Brisbane to the next level by keeping to the traditional and authentic flavours and adding a modern twist.

Nostimo’s Banquet includes the following:

To Start Mixed dips & pita bread, Horiatiki
Saganaki with caramalised figs
Fried calamari with ouzo mayonnaise
To follow Lamb kondosouvli and herbed yoghurt, and horta Chips with kasseri
Dessert Bougatsa of Thessaloniki served with strawberry coulis, macerated mixed berries


The Nostimo Banquet is just $58 per person and is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table and parties exceeding 12 guests (minimum 4 guests).

Strapped for time? Try our Express Lunch Banquet, available 11:30am – 3:00pm Monday – Saturday. Perfectly designed to fit in with your lunch break, our Express Lunch Banquet has a selection of Nostimo signature dishes. At just $30 per person, this banquet is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table and parties exceeding 12 guests (minimum 4 guests).

Looking for something different? Take your meeting to the next level with Nostimo’s private dining room. Seating up to 12 people this is the perfect break out space from your office or even our function spaces. With a ceiling of over 10, 000 cascading koumboli (worry beads), there won’t be a worry in sight while dining.

For all enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Nostimo Restaurant & The Greek Club on (07) 3844 1166.

Nostimo’s Private Dining Room of cascading worry bead ceiling 

Bougatsa of Thessaloniki served with strawberry coulis, macerated mixed berries

Photo source- Faces of Brisbane


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Meet Nostimo’s Restaurant Manager Kostas

Kostas Manekas has recently joined The Greek Club team as Nostimo Restaurant Bar manager. Born and trained in Greece we asked Kostas to give us a bit of an insight on his life growing up and how his past has led him to The Greek Club’s Nostimo. 

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Afternoon Pick Me Up

It’s that time of day again. Three in the afternoon. Too late for lunch, but too early for dinner. Nostimo Restaurant has the solution for you!
David Tsirekas our Chef in residence has developed a delicious menu of bar snacks to satisfy all types of cravings to keep you going until dinner time. PLUS the perfect beverage menu to fit.


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