The ancient Greeks eventually captured Troy by tricking the Trojans into allowing a wooden horse full of Greek soldiers to get past the city’s defences.
This was one occasion that looking a gift horse in the mouth actually might have been a smart move.
You will need no such tactical treachery to secure victory for your taste buds with today’s Big Deal at Athena Greek Taverna.
Since 2009, The Athena Greek Taverna has been dishing up Dionysian delights on Glasgow’s Argyle Street.
The Taverna team pride themselves on producing authentic Greek meals that taste of holidays on the islands.
The family that runs the Athena have been serving Greek food to grateful Glasgow customers for generations and that experience shines through both on the plate and in the friendly, helpful service.
Typical dishes on the Athena a la carte include starters such as the dolmades, calamari and, notch, the Greek salad.
The selection of main courses includes Greek specialities such as moussaka, stifado beef stew and keftedes, the deep fried savoury lamb meatballs that come in a light tomato sauce. The desserts run from sweet, sticky baklava to galaktaboureko, the traditional vanilla milk pie which is impossible to pronounce after two glasses of wine.
The Athena Greek Taverna is rated a rocking 4.8/5 by 5pm users. This is what recent reviewers had to say:
‘An excellent experience! We visited with the in-laws who had huge reservations about Greek food and are very fussy eaters. They LOVED the food, wine and service (as did we!) and have agreed that we definitely must go back!’
Ruth Harrison – 18/05/2011
‘Great value meal & friendly staff made for an enjoyable evening.’
Fiona Hamilton – 21/05/2011
If you want a taste of the Taverna then today’s Big Deal is:
£18 for two courses from the a la carte menu plus a glass of wine for two people at Athena Greek Taverna; a 59% saving on the standard £44