Glasgow may feel a million miles away from the Mediterranean but at Elia Greek Restaurant you can get your fix of some sunny Greek culture without having to book a flight out of the city. Authentic Greek cuisine is dished up here at this charming restaurant in the heart of the city and you will find a range of traditional, home-style dishes on the menu, all at affordable prices despite the restaurant's premium City Centre location on George Square.
One of Glasgow’s most loved Greek restaurants, there is a good reason why so many people head to Elia Greek Restaurant in the City Centre to indulge in a little piece of the Mediterranean. They have an extensive menu of Greek dishes as well as a light and airy atmosphere. Why not begin your feast with a few mezze plates to share? Choices include dolmathes (rice, herbs and minced beef wrapped in vine leaves), keftedes (traditional beef meatballs) and of course a range of Greek dips like hummus, tzatziki and taramasalata.
In true Greek style, Elia Greek Restaurant’s menu has an abundance of dishes featuring meat that has been slow cooked to perfection. Try some kleftiko (lamb that has been delicately cooked to fall off the bone and smothered in a tomato-based sauce) or chicken souvlaki (grilled chicken served on a skewer). Vegetarians will be spoiled for choice too though with an array of meat-free options. Located on George Square in Glasgow City Centre, Elia Greek restaurant is a popular choice whether it is for lunch or dinner. Book in advance to guarantee a table!
Fabulous restaurant with great authentic Greek meals. Service excellent and great atmosphere. Pity we were on a one night stop over in Glasgow or this would be a regular p;ace to eat!
Absolutely amazing restaurant. The food was delicious and plenty of it. The staff were absolutely brilliant, very attentive, pleasant, informative and funny too. We will definitely be back. Would certainly recommend Ella for an excellent meal.
We love this place! Try the Mezze it's more than enough food and tastes terrific and then wash it down with a bottle of their house red wine. Mmmm lovely!
Food was amazing as always & the staff are lovely. Lunch menu is such good value. Would definitely recommend Elia for both lunch & dinner.
Great food, great location, wonderful staff. Our table looked over George Square and the Council Chambers building. The restaurant itself is in a grand Victorian building and a pleasant interior. We shared a meze selection that included a light spanakopita and an exceptional dolma, delicately and aromatically spiced. My main was a good portion of a well cooked giouvetsi accompanied by a bottle of "Mythos" beer. The meat was tender and the orzo "al dente" but, best of all, the dish was beautifully spiced and seasoned. My two less adventurous fellow diners took the chicken souvlaki and both enjoyed it. The portions were generous enough to preclude ordering desserts. The staff were prompt and courteous and the bill of £55 for the three of us was value for money.
Starters were good and tasty, arrived quite quickly. We then had to wait for over and hour for our main courses and had to ask how long it would be, no one came back to update us, the food arrived and one had to be sent back as it was cold and one of the others looked like it had been slapped onto the plate, the other food was fine. We then ordered 4 portions of cheesecake only to be told there were only two portions left and no other cakes to be had (this was 4pm on 9th December). We did complain to the waitress about the few issues we had and she was "raging". We did eventually get a grudged apology and 20% discount from our bill. We will not be returning anytime soon. Irrespective of the fact that the restaurant was busy your customers should come first, keep them informed, make sure their food is tasty, well presented and hot and do not run out of desserts!!!
This is the real Greece. We had the mezze menu and really enjoyed it. The dips were great - a mile away from the stuff in commercial tubs from a supermarket. The dolmades were moist and tasty, and the Greek sausage was full of tasty herbs. The marinades used on the souvlaki were lovely. The kadaifi was moist and fresh - not dried up as it sometimes can be, and came with some very good ice cream. The Greek coffee was the real thing. The wines were mostly Greek or Cypriot. Just to complete the atmosphere we topped and tailed the meal with ouzo and Metaxa. with slightly less chewy beef in an otherwise tasty stifado this would have been a 6. The staff here are all very friendly and pretty efficient.
Fantastic vibrant place and great, helpful experienced staff.I've had a table of 5 booked for my wife birthday and everything been above my expectations apart from this that was a friday night usualy most busy time when staff members and chefs are tired and bombarded with orders but they doing well under pressure.Food been very goood and portion sizes enourmous.Prices also very suprising.Waiting time less than average at simillar places on friday night.For a first time visit strongly recommended.I know what I'm saying because I'm a chef with 20 years experience and I can apppreciate somebody else work ethic and effort.
A fantastic location on George Square. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly. The house wine was lovely and fresh. The food was absolutely delicious. The taziki was just as we remembered it from our visits to Greece. The food was really authentic and rich. We enjoyed lovely village sausage, greek burgers and souvlaki. It was absolutely lovely. We finished by sharing chocolate fudge cake. The staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be back and it was very good value. Worth every minute.
My first visit here and it is a real discovery. Had the bean soup for starters, not only delicious but also possibly the best value starter I have ever had! For my main I tried the Cretan style lamb chops. The size of the portion defeated me but the meat, potatoes and accompanying vegetables were all delicious. I finished the visit off with a glass of Mextaxa 7*******. A real taste of the Balkans in the heart of Glasgow. Highly recommended.