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The Greek Island experience at “Kazzi Beach Greek” Manly-Now open!

Written by Aksel Ritenis

The Greek Island experience at “Kazzi Beach Greek” Manly-Now open!

If you missed out on your annual trip to the Greek islands in 2020 thanks to the Covid 19 Pandemic,..now is the time to reacquaint yourself with what you missed out on,..The owner of this establishment is the irrepressible,…Peter Papas,..a Merchant Banker by profession,.. who clearly has an obsessive attention to detail! Peter Papas has just opened his second Kazzi Beach Greek restaurant at North Steyne and it is amazing!

Peter describes Kazzi Beach Greek as a natural next chapter in his passion for bringing the most authentic Greek island experience to Australian beachside locations. According to Peter Papas,..  a visit to Kazzi Beach Greek is an experience, not just a meal!

The level of detail and authenticity is outstanding,…Peter imported all of the stonework floorings from Greece and additionally, all of the furniture has been imported from Patra in mainland Greece from a manufacturer who supplies 80 % of many of the Greek island Tavernas with their tables and chairs. Peter even replicated some of the traditional doors found on the island of Kastelorizzo by taking a photo and getting a local carpenter from Marrickville to work off images from the island. He went further and had the doors painted by an artist using an aging technique to create the true sense of period and history,..

“The bench seating rises up from the ground to give the true island feel.!”

Elsewhere Bougainvillea adorns the many alcoves that have been created in the main dining space,…

In the kitchen, Peter commissioned a custom-built Rotissererie that prepares the meat in “kontosouvli style” (over hot rocks) as is traditional in the Greek villages of the Dodecanese islands and throughout Greece!

COVID may have stopped us from travelling to Greece this year but in Kazzi Beach Greek Peter Papas has brought Greece to Manly.

 

The Menu continues to evolve in some exciting additions for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner however the essence remains the same which is a true offering of the Med Style diet for which Greece is famous healthy simple and of course Tasty and flavorsome. Kazzi Beach Greek showcases the very kind of Mediterranean style offerings found along the blue shores of the Aegean. Unlike Balmoral, the Manly restaurant is fully licensed and true to his theme throughout,  they have introduced modern Greek wines are part of the experience,..as well as Greek Beers Mythos and Fix.

“Kazzi’s  Beach Greek is an exciting café eatery in one of Sydney’s most prestigious harbor-side locations, Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Kazzi Beach Greek draws its inspiration from the Greek island of Kastellorizo (“Kazzi”).”

 

Returning to Kazi’s Greek, however,..I would have to say this is one of the memorable  Greek food experiences on offer in Sydney and offers a fantastic atmosphere,.. not only do they serve fabulous food,..but they offer the aquamarine environment and the noisy Greek Music and slightly exuberant and energetic atmosphere that is on display at Kazzi’s,…The sound quality for the music is outstanding,

In addition, the ceilings have been treated with special sound-dampening materials,.so that the interior doesn’t get too noisy with a rowdy crowd.

Peter Papas outside his new Manly restaurant

The restaurant’s internal set-up is roomy and very stylish and tasteful,..and the outdoor terrace reminiscent of a Greek island beachfront is excellent and clearly, there was a huge amount of thought and attention invested in the fine details.

When dining here,..experience convinced me that it is wise to place yourself in the hands of the energetic and helpful staff,..including the exuberant waiters and waitresses or the restaurant manager …Valentino,.. who offer professional hospitality and will recommend the best Dishes on the Menu and organize the right sequence.

The last time dined here in a family group the staff brought some delicious Octopus and a  Plate of Mixed Grilled Meats (predominantly Pork),..but I have also had outstanding Marinated Lamb and Greek salad. The food servings are generous without being over the top,..and just the right amount of spices accenting the flavors. The fresh flavorsome greek salads invariably contain sweet ripe tomatoes, Herbs, and Feta cheese and dressing and a side of warm perfectly baked Pitta bread. You could not ask for more authentic and flavorsome Greek food.

 

Did I forget to mention the unusual Tomato Salad with the fried capers,..pictured above is worth trying! 

I usually finish my  meal with some delicious Greek Desserts,.. and I recently tried some delicious Fried Pitta Bread flavored with Honey 

 

Mixed Grilled Meat with Pitta Bread, Fries and Greek Salad

For a bit of history and context,..you can check the well-curated website,..Kazzi “Beach Greek” draws its inspiration from the Greek island of Kastellorizo (“Kazzi”). The Island’s Australian links are significant with many among Australia’s first Greek immigrants hailing from this secluded Hellenic hideaway. The last ‘rock’ in the Dodecanese island group has a rich history of traditional Greek fare. Kazzi Beach Greek is the very kind of street style Mediterranean offerings found along the blue shores of the Aegean.

 

The last ‘rock’ in the Dodecanese island group has a rich history of traditional Greek fare. ‘Kazzi Beach Beach Greek’ is the very kind of street style Mediterranean offerings found along the blue shores of the Aegean and draws specifically on the founder’s ancestral heritage from the Greek island of Kastellorizo.

“The restaurant puts an emphasis on simple dishes rich in the Mediterranean style diet based upon the freshest of produce, healthy style cooking, and of course Kazzi inspired marinades, herbs, and spices. Once you enjoy the delights of Kazzi Beach Greek you will become a ‘Kazzi’ as is traditional of the welcoming nature of our Greek island origins.”

 

The Happy and enthusiastic Staff at Kazzi Beach Greek Manly on Opening!

Kazzi Beach Greek offers simple dishes rich in the Mediterranean style diet based upon the freshest produce, traditional-style cooking, & Kazzi inspired marinades, herbs, and spices. The diet is rich in lean meats, seafood, and salads. Everything is made in-house ensuring the most authentic Greek island food experience.

Kazzi Beach Greek offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their takeaway is also a large component of their offering. Balmoral Beachgoers can enjoy true ‘Beach Greek’ food on the white sands and beachside reserves of North Steyne,..or in the comfort of their own home.

 

They offer an authentic Greek experience that is not to be missed and are open 7 days a week. Please check our seasonal opening hours.

 

Manly

Shop 4, 93-95 North Steyne Manly
Open 7 Days
7:00am – Late

All Restaurant Bookings online:

www.kazzibeachgreek.com.au

For Takeout or Takeaway Dining:

https://kazzibeachgreek.orderup.com.au

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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