Jimmy Grants Surry Hills
Loud music and casual Athenian street food is the winning formula behind George Calombaris’ souvlaki brand Jimmy Grants.
After finding success in Victoria and Queensland, Calombaris set his sights on Surry Hills for the sixth store. Two buildings have been purchased on Albion Street, which will become one restaurant, set to open later in the year.
The name Jimmy Grants comes from the Australian rhyming slang for immigrants. Driven by his grandmother’s teaching, Calombaris’ souvlaki incorporates the garlic and spice of classic Greek cooking.
It’s the kind of establishment that understands late-night culture – the food is fast and the music is pumping.
The Mr Papadopoulos souva is slow-roasted lamb shoulder, mustard aioli, onion and parsley inside a warm pitta, stuffed with chips – the way it’s made in Greece. The Eat like a Greek plate includes chicken from the spit, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, dip, salad and fetta-dusted chips.
The Surry Hills store will have its own identity – each iteration has a unique design that talks to the history of Greek immigrants starting a new life in Australia.
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