Greek food gets a little bit fancy this summer with the opening of the new restaurant- 1821. 1821 is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD in the old Vault Hotel Martin Place.
Being married into a Greek family, Greek food is what I know and what I absolutely love to eat. My passion for Greek food has grown over the years and fuelled by the countless trips I have made to both the mainland and islands of Greece. Spoilt for choice and with my favourite Greek restaurant Alpha just down the road, I was eager to see what 1821 was going to do to stand out.
Restaurateur Jim Kospetas’ latest restaurant 1821 has been designed by Athens based designer Dimitri Oikonomou. Oikonomou for interior design and very popular throughout the cafes, clubs, and restaurants of Greece. The extravagant restaurant fit out of 1821 spares no expense with most of it having been made and shipped from Greece!
1821 features well known Chef David Tsirekas who was behind Perama and Xanthi. Tsirekas has designed a unique menu that draws on some classic Greek dishes such as Spanakopita (Greek cheese pie). But to be honest, I can find this in any establishment- which is why I was impressed to see Tsirekas own take which was much lighter and fuller in flavour.
There were other clever flavour combinations such as the Greek version of the Chinese restaurant classic- San Choy Bow.
While I often find a traditional Baklava dessert heavy and overly sweet the 1821 caramel baklava ice-cream was much more balanced and delicious. Another beautiful dessert is the custard filo pie with olive oil ice cream. A-mazzzzing!
Just that little bit fancy, 1821 really blew me away and has now become my new favourite Greek restaurant in Sydney.
1821 is open for lunch and dinners
122 Pitt St, Sydney NSW
(02) 8080 7070