About Elia Greek Restaurant
I had been here before, but not for years; my three companions had never been but we'll all definitely be back as soon as we can. Food was lovely and reasonably priced and the place was packed with happy customers. Only negative I had was that there were only 3 choices on the mains for vegetarians - and one of them was salad. More dishes here please.
First visit and definitely won’t be the last
First visit to Elia. Staff lovely and friendly. Food excellent and great table looking out onto George Square. Prices excellent too. Can’t fault it and will definitely return.
Greek food on Glasgow’s George Square
Located directly in the centre of Glasgow in the city’s George Square, Elia Greek Restaurant is a convenient dining option with many transport links.
The restaurant combines the warmth of a traditional Greek taverna with the stunning surroundings of a listed building overlooking Glasgow City Chambers.
Authentic Greek food
Owner George Leronymidis presides over Elia’s kitchen which creates Greek dishes made from Scottish produce. Specialities include Kleftiko slow cooked lamb on the bone in tomato sauce and Keftedes, traditional meatballs made with freshly ground beef seasoned with Greek herbs. The restaurant also offers an extensive Greek wine list which includes Agioritiko, a dry wine from a monastery in Mount Athos, and Metoxi which comes from the mountains of Halkidiki.
Elia also offers a range of meze dishes with include dolmathes (rice and herbs wrapped in grapevine leaves), tigania loukanika (spicy pork village sausages cooked with onions and mixed peppers) and naturally, many options including feta and haloumi cheese.
Elia’s focus on authenticity can be traced down to their choice of olive oil which is created from the family vineyards.
Near Glasgow Queen Street station
Elia Greek Restaurant is a one minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street rail station and the taxi rank which serves it. It is beside many bus stops surrounding George Square and is a two minute walk from Buchanan Street subway station.