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Elia Greek Restaurant

City Centre · Greek · ££££
304 Reviews

About Elia Greek Restaurant

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.

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Elia Greek Restaurant
24 George Square, City Centre
Glasgow G2 1EG

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice



Butter beans

With onions and carrots in a delicious tomato sauce. V


Steamed mussels

Bekri Meze 

Diced pork cooked in a spicy sauce


Pork souvlaki

Grilled lamb on a skewer

Beef Fillet Souvlaki

Rilled beef on a skewer

8oz Fillet steak

Served with a choice of oven potatoes, rice or chips, and a choice of salad or vegetables


Ice cream




Various gateâux

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Further Information

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!

304 Elia Greek Restaurant Reviews

Dougie M.a day ago · 3 reviews

Been for lunch at Elia previously and once again was not disappointed.great food and value, very friendly staff and the service is first class.will certainly be returning.

Jacqui M.a day ago · 1 review

The food was excellent,very good value for money, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant was a warm bright friendly place, I would definitely recommend it to my friends and next time i am in Glasgow o will te book😊.

Yvonne B.4 days ago · 2 reviews

Starter of steamed mussels were very tasty and plenty of them. Main courses of lamb kleftiko and beef stifado were excellent, both were lovely and tender. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely return.

Joyce D.5 days ago · 1 review

Just loved everything about this smashing lunch spot in the heart of Glasgow. Brilliant food and service. Very polite staff Also very nice Greek wine.

John H.9 months ago · 1 review

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.

Ian S.6 months ago · 2 reviews

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.

Erwin Edward C.a year ago · 1 review

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.

imgHEATHER G.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Chris J.3 months ago · 4 reviews

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.

Mary M.8 months ago · 1 review

This was our first visit and we will be back! We had the early evening menu which was excellent value at £9.95 per person and the house wine was very acceptable. I would have given this review a 6 had it not been for the extra portion of dolmades which were exceptionally small and tasteless, but this did not detract from the rest of the meal. The beef Kokkinsto was delicious and the baked fish was beautiful. We will return and probably try the A la Carte next time.

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