Elia Greek Restaurant
Elia Greek Restaurant

Elia Greek Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://eliagreekrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 01412219988
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
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Elia Greek Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since 1 November 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4.2
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outstanding value (39)pre/post theatre (39)special occasions (22)group bookings (21)business meals (20)romance (17)good vegetarian options (16)child friendly (11)fit for foodies (11)sunday lunch (11)disabled access (9)brunch (6)afternoon tea (3)Show More
  • Early Evening Dining
    LuvGlasgowdining
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    The is the third time I have been in the last 3 months. Good value and staff all very pleasant and friendly.
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    child friendly, disabled access, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My friends and I had the early evening menu - 2 courses for £9.95. We all enjoyed the food very much. My friends were disappointed that they could not have potatoes with their main course (none left!). That was the only issue. Service was excellent too.
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    disabled access, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Great team dinner
    quickbrownfox
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Last minute booking for a group of colleagues on business in Glasgow. Excellent food and service in a great location. The staff were flexible and attentive, and made some wonderful recommendations on dishes. So many delicious things, but the thinly sliced and deep fried courgettes with dip were amazing, and the grilled prawns on skewers with a garlic mayo side. Would happily return when next in the city.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Average meal, friendly staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Booked to celebrate my husbands birthday. The staff were attentive from minute we walked through the door & very friendly.However the food was average, we were not overly impressed & will most likely not return. Im glad we tried it as my husband has been talking about wanting to go for a year or so now.
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  • Great flavours and value.
    Quietdiner
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I had the Business Lunch £6.95 for 2 courses........Fantastic value for money. Bread, olives and oil was brought, at no cost. The Moussaka was delicious. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. I will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek meal in the UK
    Greekcuisinenutter
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The staff were very attentive and cheery. The starters were quick to arrive. The wines were great. The main courses were very tasty and big. The stefado was awesome, probably the best I have ever eaten in a greek restaurant. I have been back since my first visit and it was better than the first time. All of the food was hot, tasty and big helpings. The prices were on a par with any other city centre restaurant, thereby providing great value for money. I was there celebrating a birthday. There were mixed groups there, enjoying their meals and chatting away and it adds to the overall ambience. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant without hesitation. The greeks are good hosts and as a greek food fan I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amaziing value for money!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Absolutely amazing food and service definitely will be back again after Parthenon was closed I was struggling to find good Greek restaurant .That's finally found my Greek restaurant.. Will highly recommend to my friends! x
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • friendly and attentive
    geolind
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    good service and friendly staff. Good pre-theatre meal.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointing
    Eating4fun
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Only positive thing to say was food was good.No Greek ambiance,no music in background. Had to wait a good 5mins before given a menu and another few minutes before the very rushed head waiter/ manager came over with a second one ,felt as if I was drinking my water out a jam jar the glass was so thick and had a lip on it. It was so bad I drank my vodka and cola and poured my water into this glass.Felt rushed to eat and go, which was exactly what we did, only had one drink and meal. We felt as if there was no encouragement to enjoy the experience of eating here.Very disappointed in whole experience, went especially to a Greek restaurant as going to Crete on Holiday and wanted a little of the usually lovely ambiance.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Catch up with friends
    Dinaround
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Six friends meeting for dinner. Only one guest had been to the restaurant before, now you have five more guests to rave about the food and ambience. A lovely evening.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • A bit different than others about.
    Kilwinnkie5
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Visited on a Friday night ( Four of us) and had a really good experience. The food was very good, the staff were very friendly and helpfull and the overall cost was reasonable. However did not seem very busy which was surprising but may just have been that night. No complaints from any of us and will go back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality as always
    TheGannett
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This is 5th time I've visited Elia for dinner and yet again it's not failed. The excellent value for money belies the quality of the food they serve right off George Square. The array of options is brilliant but you must try the Kleftiko it does quite literally melt in the mouth. I will definitely be back for another round!
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    group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again
    marion
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    This was not my first visit to this restaurant but it was my 15 year old grand daughters. The food was excellent as usual. This visit was in the Commonwealth Games week and although the staff were extremely busy they still had time to explain the menu to some clients.My grand daughter will be back as she fell in love with the head waiter. As usual good food and great staff.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • fresh tasty food and good value
    Madwife
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    Quick lunch, good value..food fresh and tasty, central location..Will be back.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goldenoldie
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    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.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem...
    Russells
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb find!
    Dollyfan
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really disappointing
    KarinGlasgow
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    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.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Pre Football Lunch
    markthespark
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Mid week birthday treat
    Dinaround
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    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.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • lunch with friends
    jinty
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    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
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the food was good but very poor choice of fish for one of the party
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  • FANTASTIC
    MDS1203
    Dined on 30/4/2014
    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 ;-)
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    special occasions
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  • Great
    6655darren
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    Had a great meal and the service was outstanding. Great value for money too
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    Budgie
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    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.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry........
    Jayanne
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
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  • Lovely meal. Great for children
    Fee2013
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Lovely meal. Great for children wanting to eat proper food
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    child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but awful service
    Pemm
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    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.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Great Atmosphere
    Echo
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    LouisexCx
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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!
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at the restaurant
    Shimmy
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    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.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Great value lunch menu. Loveley
    FlorenceofArabia
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    Great value lunch menu. Loveley vegetarian mouassaka. Quick, friendly and efficient service. I will be returning to try the evening menu.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Valentines set menu
    Sidrick
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of Greece in Glasgow
    Grecophile
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Foodies
    littleyumyum
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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! )
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 3 school friends and I
    Jinty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elia Greek Restaurant
    ScotiaLass
    Dined on 26/1/2014
    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.
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  • Best Value pre-theatre dinner
    gordy
    Dined on 16/1/2014
    Wonderful service and food. choice on the early evening menu was great. the food good and waiting staff attentive and courteous. Highly reccommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.