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!


Soutzoukakia Recipe

If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Nostimo Restaurant Bar in the last month then you wouldn’t have tried the delicious soutzoukakia dish on the menu. Delicious, packed with Mediterranean flavours and covered in a rich and thick tomato sauce, this is a warming and extra hearty Greek dish, perfect for a cold evening!


4kg pork mince
2kg beef mince
4 brown onions
1 tablespoon garlic puree
extra virgin olive oil
2 cups rice
3 ½ cups water
1 tablespoon smoky paprika
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ tablespoon cloves ground
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch dill
1 bunch mint
salt and pepper
½ cup red wine
Tomato Puree


  1. Brunoise onions and sweat off with garlic in olive oil.
  2. Boil the rice and set aside to cool.
  3. Mix in all the mince with spices and chopped herbs and add in the wine.
  4. Once the rice and onions have cooled add to mince mixture.
  5. Mix well and form into 50-60g balls.
  6. Place in oven proof dish and cover with a tomato puree.
  7. Cover with baking paper and foil and cook for around 30 mins at 210 degrees Celsius. Check the middle ones to see if cooked.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
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Meet Our Head Chef, Richard

Name: Richard Keeley

How long have you been a chef?
I have been a chef since 1997- 21 wonderful years!

What is the best part about working at Nostimo Restaurant Bar?
My favourite part about working at Nostimo is having the opportunity to change the way the Greek cuisine is known in Brisbane. I love being able to do this with such a friendly and hard working team of chefs by my side.

What is your favourite dish at Nostimo Restaurant Bar?
My favourite dish would definitely have to be Lamb Shoulder Kondosouvli! The wilted spinach and herbed yoghurt are the perfect accompanies to a great dish.

What has been the most rewarding experience about being a chef?
The travel and the excitement I get everyday at service time. I love seeing how happy my customers get when they eat my food.

If you could only make one dish for the rest of your life what would it be?
Linguine Vongole- the ultimate Italian dish served with delicious clams. YUM!


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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