ela! press play and immerse yourself in the sounds of greece

ela! press play and immerse yourself
in the sounds of greece

savour the flavour
of greece on east terrace

the story

Thanks To Theo (literally)

We are immensely proud to name our place in honour of Theo Xenophou (1931-2023) who bought the building in the late 1990s and developed the Botanic Apartments located a stone’s throw away from the taverna.

Theo, of Greek-Cypriot descent, migrated from Cyprus in 1950 at the age of 19. From working at Penfolds Magill Estate, to being a tram driver in the 1950s, to becoming a builder and then dabbling in writing books and poetry, he was a true character and a great migrant success story.

Above all, nothing made Theo happier than big, boisterous family gatherings – to share his love of Greek and Cypriot food. We hope your experience at Thanks To Theo will make you feel the same way!



We’re a modern Greek restaurant nestled at 6 East Terrace, Adelaide. Our menu is a tribute to the warm Mediterranean hospitality and the joy of dining together. We emphasize dishes meant for sharing, crafted with love (and just the right amount of salt!) using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely meal, a family dinner, a birthday gathering, or a friendly get-together, Thanks To Theo offers a feast of Greek cuisine that celebrates both tradition and togetherness.

We welcome you with open arms.


opening hours

5:30 - 10
5:30 - 10
5:30 - 11
5:30 - 11

Bookings are recommended through
our online booking portal

We welcome walk-ins.

Kindly be aware that bookings for eight or more entail a set menu, customised to your preferences prior to the booking date.



ela get the family
a giftcard

functions & catering

Thanks To Theo offers an intimate dining space for up to 30 guests in our balcony dining area and up to 100 in our main dining area. We would love to host your next special event.

We offer catering services for your next event with a minimum spend of $500.

Please view our catering package below (please note: catering packages can be personalised to your needs)

enquire for price

> Tarama, salmon eggs, bottarga – potato rosti
> Garfish Sando – icegberg, shallot, dill and lemon yoghurt
> Spanakopita – wild greens, onion and feta
> Lobster roll – globe artichoke, shallot and green chilli
> Pickled and or chargrilled octopus – green garlic skordalia, crispy
> Greek salad
> Chicken souvla – house made pita, roasted garlic tzatziki, shallot, picked chilli
> Lamb shoulder – Braised eggplant, tomato, onion
> Braised chickpeas, whipped sesame, felafel, flatbread herbs and pickles
> Savoury loukoumades, anchovy shallot and oregano
> Moussaka, crumbed and fried, beef cheek ragu, bechamel.

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a Greek word used to express happiness, and evokes the joy and celebration of feasting with family and friends.


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