Elyros is a piece of Crete in Camberwell, from restaurateur and hospitality legend, Angie Giannakodakis (also of Epocha).
Cretan cuisine forgoes stodgy ingredients for dishes that are light, produce-driven and natural. This includes plenty of seafood and ingredients such as goats cheese and fresh greens. The cuisine is essentially seasonal, the way Cretans have been doing for years – naturally, without a second thought. Traditionally, if it’s not in season, they don’t have it. From Tuesday to Sunday there's a $45 family style set menu for lunch from noon until 3pm.
The wine list resembles a novella, but is an unusual collection of wines generally from lesser-known, smaller wineries around the world. If you’re only having one drink, try the special Cretan cocktail: a blend of honey-infused spirit, rakomelo, with thyme, Greek sparkling wine and bitters.
The corner building welcomes copious amounts of light into its long, sleek interior. The room is split into a main dining area and a wine bar, and there's a function room upstairs.