Olympia is a Greek-inspired wine bar above Oakleigh Market. The venue it split across two spaces: an indoor wine bar on the first floor, and a rooftop bar in a space that was formerly part of the market car park. Both were fitted out by local interior designer Daniela Chiu, who drew inspiration from the Greek islands.

Downstairs, ultra-white walls, reminiscent of whitewashed limestone, are complete with rattan chairs, a terracotta-tiled bar and blue-and-white-tiled tabletops. A vinyl-only DJ booth hosts funk, soul and disco sets on on certain days. Venture up the fire exit to the rooftop bar, which is lined with olive trees and has retractable roof allowing for year-round use.

The share plate-focused menu nods to Flaounas’s Greek heritage. The hero is taramasalata served with Yarra Valley caviar and koulouri (which Flaounas describes as “round bready biscuits with sesame seeds”). Other standouts include a club sandwich with house-made herb chicken, and golden saganaki croquettes developed alongside Santiago Seco-Pablos from La Croqueteria. There’s also a selection of cured meats, including Wagyu salami and olive mortadella, and cheeses.

To drink, choose from wines by the glass or pick a bottle from the shelves, which are stacked with 140 drops, primarily Australian and Greek. Plus, find classic and seasonal cocktails – including the Karpouzaki (gin, ouzo, watermelon juice and lemon) and the Mount Olympus (gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Dom Benedictine and a honey-and-Greek-mountain-tea syrup that takes two weeks to make).

Olympia is owned by former DJ Nick Flaounas (also behind Gloria’s, Harvie) and Steven Bourgazas (also behind Bohdega Cafe).

Contact Details

Phone: 0455 594 060

Website: olympia.wine

Updated: May 31st, 2024

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