Former Customs House on waterfront Geelong now Greek dining experience
The 19th century Georgian style Customs House on Waterfront Geelong has been completely reinvented as the Greek Customs House. With a new menu Inspired by Greek traditions and contemporary cooking styles Head Chef Tony Pernasilici has created family style beach cuisine featuring Mediteranean inspired twists to excite your taste buds. The dining areas make great use of the old building and waterfront setting, and the wide range of beautifully presented dishes feature fresh local produce, seafoods, and beverages. At the Greek Customs House your waterfront dining experience will be memorable and highly enjoyable.
What the first judges’ said in 2019
The Greek @ Customs House on Geelong Waterfront is a bluestone heritage building built in 1855. The brightly lit room with blue glassware is evocative of the Mediterranean. There’s an alfresco area, private dining room and main dining room to choose from. The delicious meals feature generous portions and many choices including vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes. The “theatre” created by serving of the traditional Greek braised Lamb dish is delightful – wrapped in clay and broken open at the table to reveal the mouth watering aroma and flavours inside. Most dishes can be shared as they are generous portions and the well priced wine list is extensive and includes imported Greek and local wines. Customer service was friendly and questions were answered promptly. The Greek Customs House offers great value specials with complimentary wine, beer or soft drink available for the daily Express Lunch “Mezze Platter” (just $25), the “Menu from the Land” ($35 on Wednesday nights), and “Menu from the Sea” ($45 on Thursday nights).
Imposing colonial building on the waterfront. Family friendly and helpful service. Traditional Greek braised Lamb. Taramosalata with salmon roe and grilled pita bread. Large grilled prawns. Twice cooked chicken with dill cucumber salad and Tzatziki. “Land of figs” desert with nuts, honey’ and custard filled filo parcels. Great local and imported drinks list. Exceptional value for money.
Second Judges’ Comments in 2019 coming soon
- FINALIST – Best Contemporary Dining – Sponsored by Comcater P/L.