The Press Club (two hat modern Greek restaurant in the CBD) has opened a more casual Greek place in the inner northern burbs. Opens 5th December (only a month late) - bookings are through the Press Club at the moment.
Will report back once we've tried it next week, but it has been eagerly awaited. According o the press blurb back in March, "Hellenic Republic will be a new-style old-style Greek taverna, according to Calombaris".
Well, Melbourne definitely needs one to replace the cloned 1960s tired old tavernas that pepper Fitzroy.