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Meet our wine ambassador for Australia

Angie Giannakodakis is a hospitality professional with a heart for wine and personal service. Very proud and passionate about restaurants and will do her utmost to protect and elevate standards in the industry. Of course her Hellenic background is amplified with the background of having lived in Athens for 12 years and therefore had her formal training from Greece’s best sommeliers and maitre d’. After 25 years in the industry she now has her own restaurant with business partner Guy Holder. They aim to give Melbourne best service along with European fare that will make patrons come back for more.


Owner at Elyros restaurant

May 2014 – Present (2 years 3 months)871 Burke Rd Camberwell

Cretan restaurant- dining room and wine bar. Sourcing locally produced products on the menu with a focus on cretan heritage and culture.

Director/Owner at Epocha Restaurant

July 2012 – Present (4 years 1 month)49 Rathdowne street, CBD Carlton

European restaurant across the Carlton gardens.

GM at The Press Club Group

May 2006 – November 2011 (5 years 7 months)

Restaurant Manager at Les Boucheries Parisiennes

2005 – 2006 (1 year)

Sommelier at Lindenderry

2003 – 2005 (2 years)

Wine Waiter at Grossi Florentinos

2000 – 2001 (1 year)

Sommelier at Mezzo Mezzo Athens

1996 – 1999 (3 years) Athens, Greece