Jim's Greek Tavern: A Melbourne Icon of Traditional Greek Dining

Jims Greek Tavern Melbourne

With an open fire, you can savour beloved Greek dishes like souvlaki and meze in a bustling, well-established brick taverna.

Since 1980, husband and wife Aphrodite and Leonidas Panagopolous (along with their family) have kept Jim’s Greek Tavern true to tradition, serving up classic Greek dishes with panache.

Jim's Greek Tavern offers a unique dining experience without a fixed menu; your server will customize your order based on your preferences and budget. The restaurant features a wide selection of distinctive meat dishes, fresh seafood, and house-made dips for you to choose from.


With the third-largest Greek community outside of Athens and Thessaloniki, it is no surprise that the people of Melbourne have a deep-seated affection for Greek cuisine and culture. While some chefs, like George Calombaris, experiment with Greek culinary concepts, Jim's Greek Tavern in Collingwood maintains its commitment to tradition by expertly serving classic dishes.

Jim's strongly emphasises simplicity, reflected in its decor with taverna-inspired whitewashed walls and its culinary approach. Instead of offering a traditional menu, the restaurant's Greek-Australian servers assist diners in navigating their options, which include delectable choices like pan-fried Saganaki, a variety of house-crafted dips, and an abundant array of meat and seafood dishes. The lamb slow-cooked and savoury, is a highlight, and the smoky seafood is so delightful that you'll find yourself vying with fellow diners for more.

Furthermore, Jim's Greek Tavern allows patrons to bring their own alcoholic beverages, and the helpful waitstaff is always ready to offer recommendations on the beer that pairs best with your meal.

Jim’s Greek Tavern
32 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Opened In: 1980
Price Guide: $$
Opening hours: Monday — Sunday (6 PM — 12 AM)
Bookings: Recommended

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