Athena Greek Taverna
Athena Greek Taverna

Athena Greek Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.athenataverna.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01413393895x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Muli Mukja
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stop and Train station all within walking distance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Athena Greek Taverna
A simple Greek recipe, good food, friendly service and a warm welcome. Athena Greek Taverna is situated in the heart of Glasgow"s vibrant west end and less than a mile from Glasgow city centre.
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Athena Greek Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since 24 May 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value4.3
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (14)outstanding value (12)fit for foodies (9)special occasions (8)business meals (7)romance (7)good vegetarian options (5)group bookings (5)sunday lunch (5)brunch (4)outdoor eating (1)disabled access (1)child friendly (1)Show More
  • Norm
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Pleasant staff - lovely surroundings - excellent food at good price.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Feedmenow
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was swift and very pleasant. Stifado and sea bass both excellent, not so impressed with haloumi starter. (To be fair I am just back from Cyprus and making a comparison with fab cheese there) Great value with 25% discount. A little disappointing that they were unable to take credit cards but they did phone ahead and advise us of this. Hopefully only a temporary measure. Place was busy and buzzing probably great for small groups. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • well worth the visit!
    Steven
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a delicious lunch on our recent trip to Glasgow, complimented by meeting chef Andy who came to our table and gave us a few tips on his cooking! 😀
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Marty
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    We booked a pre-theatre taking advantage of the 40% off offer online. The food was excellent, the service friendly, attentive and accommodating of my being on a gluten-free diet. Have never really noticed its being there before but would certainly return now.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • delicious
    happygirls
    Dined on 14/1/2014
    I love the food in Athena, its very tasty, good value, and the service is friendly, attentive and courteous. Its handy for Central Station, and I've had lunch and dinner, and the pretheatre. All of it is great value. The moussaka is amazing- authentic and delicious. For a really good meal in the centre of Glasgow its highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hardcore Prawns
    EggsBenedictGlasgow
    Dined on 24/12/2013
    The Prawns are amazing, so well cooked it's hard not to go for this choice, on a menu that seems even bigger because of the amount of great dishes. Everything out of the kitchen is pretty much perfect, and service is genuine and friendly. As Del Boy would say, 'Bonnetti.' Whatever that means, as long as it's a compliment.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super meal on a busy Saturday night
    gereboy
    Dined on 14/12/2013
    The restaurant was buzzing on a pre Xmas Saturday night. The friendly staff were well prepared to handle the situation and gave us first class service. The food, chosen from the Xmas Meal deal, was extremely good. The prawns were the best I have had in years. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek heaven
    Gordon
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Took my family to the Athena. The first time the girls have eaten Greek food they loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Jane1986
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    We had dinner here on Friday night for the first time. We had the Christmas menu which was excellent value at £20 p/ p for 3 courses. The kleftico which two of our party had was a beautifully cooked, huge shank of lamb. Another of our party had a stuffed chicken breast, which again, was beautifully cooked. I was the only person who could manage desert, but was rewarded with a lovely, creamy, rice pudding dish. The staff were very friendly, and nothing was too much bother for them. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to all my friends
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Joluca
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    Good service who enjoy their job and want to help you enjoy yourself. Food was very good. Possibly do with some hot plates to keep dishes warm if having the mixed dish menu. would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of greek in Hope Street.
    WheresTheGrub
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    I have dined in this restaurant a few times now. Overall the food is good, but the choice of accompaniments with the dishes seems wholly limited to Rice or Roast potatoes. When my plus one asked if she could have boiled potatoes instead, we were told no because they only buy a certain kind of potato that is only good for roasting...........a bit lame we thought. The tables are very close together and tight to the walls not leaving much room for the diner to have a quiet conversation or stretch out a little. The food was a little bland and a little sparce. A little mound of rice and one potato and 6 meatballs left me still hungry. The service was good but not great. A good restaurant but could be so much better.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Glasgow night
    Edinburgheaters2
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    Lovely place. Staff extra helpful, food good. Made for a pleasant night out.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different experience
    Darnickfolk
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Our first visit to a Greek restaurant for many years. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Good choice on menu reasonably priced. Good service. Would definitely go back if in Glasgow.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • enjoyable...nice atmosphere
    geraldo
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Very enjoyable.basic food we'll enough presented.discount offer made the overall price fair and reasonable.would go again
    Special Features:
    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Rewa
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    Night out with friends, great food, worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 May 2014
    • Average Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Value4.2
  • The following 236 reviews are from the Athena Greek Taverna reviews archive.
  • First time here
    foodie84
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    This restaurant is amazing ! Food is cooked to perfection and a great choice on the menu as well ! Beautiful desserts and beautiful decor ! We will definitely be back !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    pureshores
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Went on Tuesday with 40% off. Good value. Food very filling!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    aish31
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    I went for my 21st birthday and they mad my day very special and important!!! i absolutely loved it.The food came in time and the portions were very generous! I loved the waiter he was so very sweet!!! on the whole its a cute place with a lovely decor and great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Athena Greek Taverna
    luv2dine
    Dined on 30/8/2013
    Really nice food, especially the grilled meat. Service was alright, but the room was very noisy. Recommended if you don't mind the noise.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Herrumph!
    Munchy
    Dined on 22/8/2013
    Enjoyable enuff meal but on requesting bill, toptable's 25% discount on food element was all of a sudden forgotten until I sent the bill back for amendment!
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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  • Delicious
    CMcC
    Dined on 14/6/2013
    Upon arrival just after 7pm on a Friday evening, the restaurant was very quiet and that niggling thought of "what does everyone else know that I don't?" crept into my mind. Less then 30min later, my fears were completely debunked as the restaurant filled up nicely with hardly a spare table in sight. The service was friendly and efficent and the food was delicious. The portions were very generous to say the least. As a person who usually has an extra stomach especially reserved for desert, I was defeated when it came to ordering a third course. Will definitely re-visit in an attempt to take on that elusive Baklava.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, brunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Authentic Greek Food
    jilly
    Dined on 28/5/2013
    I took my daughter here for dinner for her first try of greek food, we both thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate...would highly recommend Athena both for the food and friendliness of staff. The beef stiffado is better than I had in Greece, well done to the chef and staff :)
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Laura
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We love Athena and dine regularly. Looking forward to it moving back to its west end location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    parametric
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    A friend and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Athena. Service was outstanding and the food was very good indeed. Overall the meal was great value do and please only visit when you're genuinely hungry as the portions were huge.
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  • First Visit
    BrianL
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    This was our first visit to Athena and thoroughly enjoyed the venue. We will certainly be returning. The food was excellent and the ever helpful staff made it an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, service and vlaue
    Fraser87
    Dined on 13/4/2013
    A great restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. The sea-bass was recommended and was fantastic as were the dolmades. The portion sizes were excellent, especially for the price and represents brilliant value for money. We try to come to Athena whenever in Glasgow and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Kats
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Food was delicious and great value; service was friendly and efficient. Enjoyed the overall ambience of the restaurant and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of Greece in Scotland
    TheRealCornBeef
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    What can I say, if you love Greek food then you need to eat here!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    LoveFood
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    My boyfriend and I came here for dinner for our first anniversary. It was absolutely superb! We were looking for something which would be a romantic night but also affordable and this is the place. The staff are brilliant, friendly and welcoming, the food was so tasty and the atmosphere was just perfect. It’s a nice small restaurant which gives it a nice feel and so close to Glasgow Central that it’s nice and easy to get to. We had the Mezze which was a selection of 5 starters, 5 mains and a lovely selection of deserts and everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place for something a little different to your usual Glasgow restaurants!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wee gem
    Foodlover
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Booked a hour before hand without knowing where restaurant was but was near our hotel. Was very unassuming from the outside but once in staff excellent, and food delicious. We had the mezze for 2 (3 courses) and a bottle of wine. Great value at £60. Would definatly go back if in the area again :-)
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Present
    GlasgowCouple
    Dined on 22/2/2013
    Booked a table here for my girlfriend's birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic. When we first arrived the only table available was next to the main door and unfortunately a draft was blowing across our table. However when asked to move table the staff were more than happy to accommodate our request and were very apologetic. We didn't feel rushed as we sat around for more than an hour after our main course.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • Pre theatre
    Echo
    Dined on 22/2/2013
    We chose the pre theatre menu, which had some decent choices. The food was well cooked and tasty, service was efficient and friendly. Next time I'd like to try the a la carte menu. Also worth mentioning it has a great location, very central.
    Special Features:
    romance, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    mamemac
    Dined on 20/2/2013
    Excellent food and service. excellent value for money. hope you keep a city centre location as well as returning to your old address
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Night Treat
    TraceyA1981
    Dined on 18/2/2013
    Booked this restaurant as I love greek food and boy was I not disappointed, the ragne of food was excellant fresh quality ingrediants, and massive portion sizes... Great wine list also, fast friendly service despite the restaurant being so full... could not fault this place one little bit 100% all round..... Cant wait to go back!!!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab
    Lindsay77
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    We ate here on Saturday night. The souvlaki was perfect and the Tava was beautiful. Service was efficient despite the restaurant being very busy. Loved having a Mythos to wash down the delicious food! The value was fantastic! We will definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the best greek in Glasgow
    IanM
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We have been several times and never been disappointed. The food is great and excellent value and the service is hard to beat!! we will be back soon!!
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    special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • 2nd Time Around
    DAVMBE
    Dined on 31/12/2012
    This was my second experience at the Athena and it only gets better, I took the opportunity to visit the kitchen which was of a high standard, the sevice was first class and food second to none and great value for momey. Wood recommend to anyone who likes Greek food
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Greek
    Waldo
    Dined on 15/12/2012
    Lovely meal in the restaurant. Service wasn't quick but then on the positive we weren't rushed. Lovely atmosphere, excellent food and a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive
    Experts
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Good meal choices. Very tasty and authentic. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    dunedinrob
    Dined on 23/9/2012
    A warm greeting on arrival. Great service throughout and the meal was to die for. Went for the chefs special which was like a buffet, absolutely lovely and took us both back to the holidays we have spent in Greece. Authentic Greek cuisine at an affordable price.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.