Last month, Rebel Blue opened its doors on Chapel St, Windsor to offer Greek inspired food with a twist to diners. Far from your average Greek Taverna, Rebel Blue favours fun dining over fine dining to bring you dishes bursting with flavour and spirit, accompanied by unique cocktails.
Rebel Blue’s menu has been carefully curated by Head Chef, Dionisios Pouliezos (from Santorini, Greece) who aims to redefine and challenge traditional Greek cuisine by creating a menu that is rebellious yet honours its former Greek heritage.
The menu boasts three different types of saganaki and stuffed tomatoes bursting with wild rice, pine nuts and yoghurt. And if that isn’t mouthwatering enough try the chargrilled octopus with broad bean puree and stick of salmon, lamb and king prawn with your choice of dip.
To accompany this, Rebel Blue features vibrant and healthy salads and sides including the eggplants with slow roasted beef shoulder, lentil, grain and pomegranate salad, roasted baby beetroot salad and restaurant favourite, feta-pimped fries.
Rebel Blue’s signature ‘The Big Boss’ is the perfect cocktail to match, consisting of passionfruit, vodka, Cointreau and activated charcoal. In true rebellious spirit this cocktail is not pastel and pretty, but instead black and full of attitude.
Why all this rebellious and motley spirit you ask? Well a ring of Windsor toughs and local associates in the early 1930s, known as the ‘Rebel Blues’ were a notorious clan. This gang formed the inspiration behind what Rebel Blue co-founders and partners, Vinny Diaco and Rody Kaka hoped to create in their restaurant. They seek to represent Rebel Blue as a new, rebellious take on Greek cuisine challenging people’s perception of what they would come to expect from a Greek restaurant.
The branding for this idea was built upon and brought to life by Studio Round, a graphic design agency based in Melbourne. Black Milk Design are responsible for the slick and lively interior which draws unexpected inspiration from urban Greek industrial laneways and streets.
A combination of exceptional food and drinks, alluring interior and creative branding makes Rebel Blue the newest kid on the block ready to give Melbourne’s Greek food culture a rude awakening (in a good way). With no strict time limits on sittings, feel free to come for a round of cocktails or settle in for a night of feasting.
127 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181 | (03) 9533 2581 | www.rebelblue.com.