Located on Elderslie Street just a few minutes away from Charing Cross, Athena Taverna provides a taste of Greece right in the heart of Glasgow’ city centre. Greeks restaurateurs are famous for their massive portions as well as their warm hospitality, and at this charming taverna you can experience it all for yourself, with generous helpings of traditional Greek starters, main courses and desserts all served up in a lively, welcoming atmosphere.
At Athena Taverna situated near Charing Cross on Elderslie Street, Glasgow meets Greece with tasty traditional cuisine and a modern setting. In true Greek style, begin your meal with some pita bread accompanied by a range of dips – hummus, taramosalata, melitzanosalata, and tzatziki. Moving on to the main course menu you will find all of the Greek classics, from moussaka to kleftiko – a leg of lamb slow cooked to absolute perfection and seasoned with garlic and bay leaves – and soutzoukakia – spicy Greek sausages in a tomato sauce.
Of course no Greek taverna would be complete without a range of kebabs and you will find skewers of delicately cooked lamb, pork and chicken all on the menu. For the full Greek experience why not opt for the chef’s selection of mezedes? This feast features a big range of starters, main courses, desserts and coffee made to share. While the Mediterranean may feel like it’s a million miles away, at Athena Taverna you can soak up some sunny Greek culture without leaving Glasgow city centre, but be sure to book your table in advance as this popular Charing Cross restaurant gets busy, especially at lunch time.
the food was delicious, aswell as the staff were so kind as well! i would definetely recommend the restaurant to everybody who enjoys a bit of different culture in food.