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Elia Greek Restaurant
Elia Greek Restaurant

Elia Greek Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://eliagreekrestaurant.com
  • Phone: 0141 221 9988
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: By Train: 2 mins walk from Queen Street Station, 6 min walk from Central Station. By Bus: 5 min walk from Buchanan Street Bus Station. By Underground: 3 min walk from Buchanan Street Underground station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Elia Greek Restaurant
Elia Greek Restaurant is perfectly located in the centre of Glasgow, on George Square, making it an ideal venue to meet up with family and friends. As well as the daily specials the restaurant has to offer, there is a wide-ranging A la Carte menu, with something for everyone. Diners can also choose from the set lunch and early-evening menus daily. Elia is open seven days a week, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, so whether you're looking for somewhere for a night out with your friends, or somewhere to have Sunday lunch with the family, Elia is the place to unwind and enjoy a great meal.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutstanding Value
Diner Reviews
  • "2 courses for £6.95 for a lunch is excellent value. The food was delicious and the house wine was pleasant and very reasonably priced. The venue too is great, looking out onto George Square."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. I had visited the restaurant with friends on several occasions. Our waiter from Crete was very friendly and helpful. Good to know you use authentic Greek produce. Will be back soon. Margaret"
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Have visited several times now and never been disappointed. The extensive 2 course lunch provides something for everyone. Staff very pleasant and efficient."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Elia is a gem of a restaurant, great food, service and amazing value for money. We went for dinner on a works night out and had a super time. Staff explained the menu, the history of the dishes and made recommendations. Food was delicious and very healthy, not laden with fat/oil and the Greek desserts (even though we were full) were heavenly. We washed it down with a few G&Ts and a crisp, cold bottle of Prosecco, all again reasonably priced. Considering this restaurant sits on George Square it's character, good food and value for money make it well worth a visit."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal out here! Only in glasgow for one night and fed up with usual eating places decided to 'go greek'! It was beautiful! Kalamari was so fresh! Tzakiki was soooo good we ordered another portion. I had slow cooked lamb which was just falling off the bone as it should be! Wonderful hospitality would thoroughly recommend! We will be back!"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Booked table for 5pm as going to the theare so might have given a hint we would be looking for the pre theatre menu, when we asked for it first thing I was told was that I don't get any discount on that? Bit confusing seems that us booking our table made them think we were on a deal? The starters were good, but disappointed as the liver on the main course menu not avalibe apparently too expensive for the pre theare dinner menu, well top tip take it off then. My main was fine but my partner had the vegetable moussaka which was dry and tasteless, he barely ate it. When the table was cleared the waitress asked us if we enjoyed the meal and we said the moussaka was horrible and we got a knowing smile. We will not go back."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Decided to give Elia a try as it was local to the Queen's Street train station and we weren't disappointed. The food was well presented and tasted fantastic. Service was attentive, without being overbearing Give it a go..."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Chose restaurant for location and midweek birthday treat for friend. Food, atmosphere and service was exceptional. Great night enjoyed by all. Would certainly recommend and return."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Friends had been going to this restaurant for some time and had told me how good the food was. When a friend and I were going shopping we decided to give it a try and booked for lunch. We both thought the food was very good value for money and of a really good standard. Have recommended the restaurant others and all go back again soon"
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "the food was good but very poor choice of fish for one of the party "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "We had a family meal here and everything was fantastic. The Food, the Service and the Hospitality. Would definitely recommend Elia and will definitely be back. Keep up the good work ;-)"
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Had a great meal and the service was outstanding. Great value for money too "
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant with friends, the meze menu was outstanding value at £38 per couple. We had numerous starters which were nicely cooked and presented. The quality of the food was excellent and the staff both very polite and eager to please. The restaurant was conveniently located within ten minutes walk from the Grand central hotel where we were staying. Overall a very enjoyable experience with excellent food in a nice setting with polite helpful staff. Would definately recommend a visit. "
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to my meal here, but unfortunately it didn't meet my expectations. Starters were fine but main course of Souvlaki was really disappointing. Dry chicken and lamb and looked as if it had been pre-prepared and then just heated up. Sorry to say I don't think I will be back, there are other restaurants I would prefer to go to."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Lovely meal. Great for children wanting to eat proper food"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Core food excellent, but presentation, attention to detail, service all lacking. I had the lamb shank, which was cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, the boiled rice served with it was bland and lacking in imagination. Other main meals were served with tasteless domestic boiled vegetables. Even though the restaurant was not half-full, service was slow. Half of the starters were not served until the other half had been finished, after asking for them twice. When orders came, they were wrong. The dip selection was served with hardly enough pitta to enjoy half of the dip, and I had to ask for more."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Suitable for groups or couples. Great menu, more choice than other Greek restaurants I've visited in Glasgow. Food was lovely, was a bit disappointed with the salad served with dinner. Probably better to order a salad for the table. Overall, I'll be definitely be back."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Amazing food, great value but the man who served us wasn't the friendliest. I would go back and wouldn't let that put me off, he could have just been having a bad day!"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "The food at the restaurant was extremely good and great value. Unfortunately we were served by 3 different people so were forgotten after our mains were finished and were not offered desert, coffee or any other drinks. We were celebrating so the service was a disapointment."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Great value lunch menu. Loveley vegetarian mouassaka. Quick, friendly and efficient service. I will be returning to try the evening menu."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Pre-booked via toptable for a Valentines evening Greek treat, as neither myself nor my fiancée had sampled Greek dining before and both fancied giving it a try. Unfortunately when we arrived we were given a small set-menu with standard meals you could order anywhere. This wasn't much of a problem for us (though we would have preferred to know in advance) as we're not fussy eaters and everything that we ordered was delicious and cooked to perfection. However, tables around us were also unaware of the set-menu and seemed determined to raise this point every time a waiter/waitress was within earshot, which dampened the evening somewhat. Staff did a great job at not rising to my fellow diners' jibes. We would return to Elia again."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Elia is a wonderful find in the heart of Glasgow. The ambience is wonderful, the staff are attentive and knowledgeable (it also helps that most of them are of Greek origin too!) It must be good because the night we visited, there was a large table of Greek people dining, so if they choose to eat there it must be good. Well worth it and will definitely return the next time we are in Glasgow."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Love Greek food because we have had many a happy holiday there, and this restaurant serves memories as well as good tasty and varied meals. Went on a Saturday night with family and although the restaurant was busy the service was quick, efficient and friendly without being intrusive. Food was very tasty and really good value for money. The restaurant is in an ideal central position in Glasgow city centre overlooking George Square, (if you are lucky enough to get a table at the window you can people watch while enjoying your food, Just like Holidays! )"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "My 3 school friends and I (we're in our 50s) had a lovely meal from the £6.95 lunch menu. Portions were a good size and quality of food excellent. One of our party was late and they couldn't have been nicer. We were there for 3.5 hours and they didn't hassle us at all. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "My starter (dolmathes) was way too tart (too much lemon juice thru the rice?) It was almost inedible anyway. & the stifado was average. The meat was ok but could've been more tender. I wish I'd stayed at home & made my own version of it as, in my opinion, the beef should be falling apart. At the other side of the table, my friend's starter was swimming in oil & the main (mini burgers with tomato sauce) was poor too ... fatty meat & bland sauce. Service was good but quite rushed. Perhaps because only 2 or 3 tables were full (not a very promising sight on a Sunday evening just after pay day). Overall, a disappointing meal, especially as I rarely complain in restaurants & expected better from a business in such a prime location."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "Wonderful service and food. choice on the early evening menu was great. the food good and waiting staff attentive and courteous. Highly reccommend."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "I returned to this friendly restaurant on New years Eve, only for the 2nd time, for a light but tasty meal with my wife. We are not big eaters, we like to sit together - not opposite on a tiny table and we like to sometimes share a main course with a couple of starters, again to share. This is usually quite adequate so as you leave satisified and not stuffed.. On both of our visits they acomodated us, made us feel welcome, the staff were very friendly without being intrusive and the food was great.romantic dinner out. The red house wine was also excellent. We'll be back, hopefully with some friends to share the experience and our "Hidden Greek Gem on George Square"."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Family of 4 went early on Xmas eve, restaurant was very quiet. When booking asked if possible could we have a window seat. Arrived and was seated in the main dinning area, it was empty, we were the only table there. I explained we had asked for a window seat, and asked if was possible could we have one if the 3 empty widow tables. I was told because I booked on toptable they couldn't see the special requests section and this was where i was to sit. Not a great start. The service after was surly and the food disappointing. I love garlic but my main was so overpowered by the garlic I couldn't eat it. The moussaka was good, the meatballs bland. The baclava was the highlight, delicious.......oh, all 3 window seats were still empty when we left."
    dined on 24/12/2013
  • "Booked for a pre-concert meal at 5pm. There was plenty of room and service was very good. We ordered the metze 4-course meal - it was quite filling - 8 starter dishes, 4 main courses plus desert and coffee. As the metze meal is not shown on the menu we were a little unsure of what to expect and took the 8 starters as first two courses as there were meat balls and stuffed vine leaves included. Only when they brought fresh cutlery did we realise there was a second course which we did not do justice to - chicken and pork kebabs, mousaka and beef stew (cannot remember the greek names). I believe we spoilt the main courses by taking so much time eating the "starter". Worth every penny but pace yourself."
    dined on 22/12/2013
  • "My husband and I have a christmas tradition of spending the Saturday before christmas in Glasgow, ending with a lovely meal, we chose Elia this year. The weather was cold rainy and miserable. The restaurant was welcoming warm and festive, the staff very polite and sociable. We both love eating out and were not disappointed by the quality and portions of our meal and have recommended Elia to our friends and family."
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Food great and the staff are very very friendly, attentive and proffesional."
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "These guys know how to cook lamb, top quality. Looking onto George Square is a great location. The service was efficient and friendly, the food was excellent, and the environment was nice with plenty of space between us and the next table. There is a good selection of food to try and if you haven't tried a Greek Restaurant, I'd certainly recommend Elia."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "Was not offered the choice of menus , in fact never even checked my booking. Many of the starters were not available. The main course of lamb was massive but the potatoes were very poor.. Some of the staff tried there best , but others just seemed disinterested , never stayed for coffee or deserts just wanted to move on."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Had a great meal as usual This was the first time we dined A La Carte Food fantastic and the olives are to die for."
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "Lovely food all very tasty. In particular the pastichio was great but the mixed grill portion was a bit mean. Good service."
    dined on 28/11/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our meal on Saturday night. Haven't tried Greek food before so it was nice to try new things that tasted great! Staff were very friendly, chatty and helpful. Lovely view of George's Square from our table. Sparkling clean toilets. Will definitely go back!"
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "My son and I really enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. It was a special occasion and we just loved everything about it. Excellent Menu and service and surroundings. Definitely going back and have in fact booked our return visit."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "We found the staff at Elia to be very friendly and professional. We were made to feel very welcome, especially when they discovered we had visited Crete. The food was delicious and was very good value. We were dining with friends that we had met on holiday in Greece, so our meal reminded us of our holiday. All that was missing was the sunshine. We would definitely eat at Elia again."
    dined on 22/10/2013
  • "Tried the Dolmathes, 'Village Sausages' and Halloumi from the Starters menu. All great. The Kleftiko is the standout from the main course menu - fantastic!"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "Our first visit but not our last. Very friendly welcome on arrival which set the scene for the rest of the evening. All staff were very efficient and were knowledgeable about each dish on the menu and could recommended the wine to accompany them. Cannot fault this restaurant at all and would not hesitate to recommend. The Greek wines are delicious - especially the Rose - we had to order another bottle just to make sure. Yammas!"
    dined on 12/10/2013