Melbourne, Victoria

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Many Melbournians say that dining at Jim's Greek Tavern in Collingwood is as close as they're going to get to eating in Greece. From the white-washed walls to the laid-back vibe, Jim's channels a traditional Grecian experience. There's no menu here, so have faith in your waiter, who will guide you through what's on offer. Expect fried cheeses, bread and dips, mixed grilled meats and seafood galore.
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32 Johnston Street
Collingwood VIC 3066





Greek, Seafood

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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Jim's has it all, or as much of it all as is necessary to make a Greek restaurant: whitewashed walls, the compulsory Mediterranean sur la mer themed decor; hurrying and hurried waiters who love yelling at each other in their native tongue, and a whole lot of oil, salt, lemon and rosemary. But it is missing one thing and that's a menu. This is no big deal though, just nod or shake your head when asked whether you like fish, octopus, saganaki, dips, lamb etc and the waiters will keep bringing out the goodies until you explode, or yell stop.

Say no to the dips as we've all had them before, and why fill up on bread when you can feast on caramelised scallops a-sizzle in battered old fry pans, juicy lamb tossed with onions, slices of charred, gorgeously pink octopus, or a whole grilled whiting, plump and sea fresh? Push the waiters: ask them about other dishes and sometimes you'll be rewarded with a salad of wild greens, or crunchy fried potatoes. Dining at Jim's may no longer be cheap, but it is still cheerful, and if you manage to circumvent the lacklustre wine list and BYO something cold and fruity and a bunch of pals, it's still a great night out.
John Weldon

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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Sharon - 15/01/2016
I was actually embarrassed to call this a Greek restuarant. We had a booking of 28 @ 50$ a head. One very small plate of each course was presented to each small group of four. For example the salad came with two piece of tomato and four pieces of feta. Normally in other restaurants the dips and bread would be overflowing and would be accompanied with butter. We were told the restaurant has no butter. The rest of the dissapointing meal continued to come out. Over cooked calamari, two peices of prawns between four people, over chillied rissoles that no one could consume. The only good dish was the fish. The other meat was overcooked and cold. Very dissapointing. Do not go to this restaurant. People went out afterwards for another dinner as they were left hungry.
J - 11/11/2012
Nothing and I mean nothing was less than 10/10 here at Jim's Greek Tavern. The service was spectacular, the food was delicious such a variety and so well prepared! No menu just trust in your waiter but they never disappoint. I highly recommend it to everybody!