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New casual Greek diner Dino’s to bring meze and cocktails to the CBD

Dino’s is set to be a casual Greek diner in the CBD that’s open for lunch and dinner where visitors can expect great food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Images: Renders of Dino’s

Andrew Papadakis, the visionary who founded and successfully sold Meze Mazi, is back on the Adelaide restaurant scene with his latest venue, Dino’s.

Set to be a casual Greek restaurant in the CBD that’s open all day for lunch and dinner, visitors can expect great food in a relaxed atmosphere.

“I just want people to be able to walk in, grab a seat and enjoy good food,” Andrew says.

Inspired and named after his Grandfather who owned and operated Greek delis, Andrew says that growing up in Athens largely influenced his love for Greek food and running restaurants.

Dino’s is set to offer a unique take on Yiros pita-pockets by introducing a mix between Pita and Thrakopsomo, a regional bread from Andrew’s home in Crete, set with kondosouvli style meats with either traditional or creative finer style stuffing.

The goal is to create a bread that will be light enough but still durable so as not to make a mess while eating.

Andrew has also imported a rotisserie grill from Brazil to cook the meat. The meats he’ll use will be infused with amazing flavours which will be a standout on his mixed grill plates set to be a highlight of the menu (served with chips, fresh salad).

Dino’s is also partnering with First Drop Wines to bring a selection of wines to the restaurant, including a selection of Beer’s on tap and specialised cocktails set to be released featuring the classic Greek liqueur mastiha.

After a four year set back due to COVID 19 and the sale of his first restaurant Meze Mazi, Andrew found himself working as a hospitality manager at Pasadena and Frewville Foodland where he met Chef Giuseppe Nasti.

From the relationship they formed working alongside one another, Andrew was inspired to give hospitality another go, this time partnered with Giuseppe to create their ideal Greek dining experience.

Andrew believes the secret to running a successful restaurant is being committed and knowing how to work even with all the stress that comes with running a business and most importantly, having a good partner, such as Giuseppe Nasti, by his side in these formative moments of Dino’s beginning.

Dino’s will be opening on the corner of Gresham and Hindley Street, with the construction for the restaurant being built by Carrera Construction, who specialise in hospitality and commercial fit outs. The interior design has been fashioned with the enlisted help of Muse Studios’ Ella Horne to transform the former burger joint into a stylish contemporary Greek restaurant with a neutral colour scheme, beautiful arches and textured walls.

Dino’s is set to open its doors in late April of this year.

Dino’s Adelaide
Where: 5/33 King William street, enter via Hindley street.
For more information, click here.

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