The Greek @ Customs House
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Delicious food. Great location. Value lunch special
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.
The express lunch is great value for money and the food was excellent. Great location and really nice atmosphere. Will come back.
Fabulous food; generous serves.
Excellent service; friendly staff.
Awesome food, fantastic menu and a great wine and drinks list. Service is always excellent. I love The Greek, a wonderful night out.
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'.
Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, beautiful food
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.
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!!
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.
"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.
Great food and service.. Highly recommend to anybody who love great food
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
Amazing food, cocktails and drinks menu. One of my favourite meals!
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.
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
Warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable service and incredible food. A perfect venue for a long lunch.
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.
This is most definitely one of Geelong's best restaurants, taking dining out in Geelong to a new level. Superb all round.
Service was fantastic and the food was exceptional
very much enjoyed the food, fabulous and very tasty.
it was ok nothing special, plenty of better places
Just the right amount of food. Very attentive staff and manager. Thank you for a lovely meal.
Great spot in Geelong
We had a lovely anniversary night there last Wednesday. Food, service ambiance was all so pleasant. Just love Greek food and it was spot on. Thank you very much.
Absolutely delicious feast of shared dishes. Do yourself a favour and get the lamb baked in clay. Fabulous!
Thanks Kate! Great review! The Lamb is a great choice! See you again soon!
What a great place! The food was outstanding especially the Taramosalata and Kleftiko (Lamb Shoulder), the best I've ever had and the service was tremendous! We were made to feel exceptionally special and nothing was too much trouble at all.
Thanks so much for the review BelleL! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
A lovely meal and great service! We’ll definitely be back!
Thank you Melissa! See you again soon..
Food was fantastic. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great night overall
What a great review! Thanks again for experiencing the Greek, Fiona! See you again soon!
Yes, we would highly recommend The Greek. Beautiful delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service.
Love the changes they have made to give new life to Customs House.
We will be back.
Great lunch again with friends. Very organised staff who were quick to comply with any request. We had the lamb again and it was as amazing as last time. This is a great place for lunch or dinner.
Very pleasant. Perhaps the dishes could be a bit simpler and let the main ingredient shine a little more?