The Greek Golden Kebab

The Greek Golden Kebab
34 Sinclair Drive, Glasgow, G42 9QE
  • Telephone 0141 649 7581
  • Food served Thu–Sun 5–11pm. Closed Mon–Wed
  • Average price £14.50 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

This is the sort of place people imagine when they think of a Greek restaurant. All the favourites are on the menu, while rustic bric-a-brac and cozy seating go some way to reaffirming the ‘old-fashioned neighbourhood restaurant’ vibe – which is exactly what it is, and a quite fantastic one at that. After more than 40 years in the Southside, their versions of classics taste like they’ve been refined and perfected. Keftedes (lamb meatballs) are seared crispy but soft and crumbly within, a technique that adds texture and enhances the juicy lamb. Moussaka’s cheese topping is light and airy, the aubergine sweet and creamy – showing how comforting and tasty the dish can be. Best of all is the stifado, a casserole of slowly cooked and tender beef with the sharpness of vinegar and a sweet, gutsy hit of cloves. This place knows what it’s doing. Everything is full of flavour and served with a massive smile on its face. There are plans to move across the road into a larger site allowing more covers, more legroom and longer opening hours.

  • High point: Top-notch, old-school Greek food
  • Low point: It's very cramped
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions
  • Music on stereo: Traditional Greek music
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 28
  • Open since: 1972
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £13.95 (1l) per bottle

Comments & ratings

3. kaka30 Aug 2009, 7:16pm Report

The best Greek restaurant in Glasgow by far, with Cafe Zorba coming in a close second. The Vegetarian Dolmades are amazing and the seret sauce which pretty much goes on everything is out of this world. Dont eat too much before you go in as you are guaranteed large portions. The Greek sweets are a must also. I highly reccomend this place to everyone.

2. Wavy8 May 2009, 6:24pm5 stars The Greek Golden Kebab Report

This is my favourite place to eat in Glasgow. From the genuine and warm welcome when you enter to the well swelt belly when you leave, it's a must for anyone who enjoys great homemade food in a relaxed atmosphere. It's very small with only 6 tables most of which are intimate booths where you can expect your knees to brush against your companion opposite. The decor hasn't changed since 1972 and you can expect plastic vines and pictures of Cyprus, along with Greek music on the CD player. It feels authentic and it is. It doesn't flatter to deceive but rather gives you it straight. My personal favourite dishes are the Mezze starter, which allows you to sample the hummus, taramasalata, tzatziki, keftedes and dolmades, served with a basket of warm pitta for dipping. For my main course the Tavva reigns supreme, absolutely melt in the mouth with a variety of herbs and spices. The main courses are served with a choice of chips, rice or roast potatoes - the roasties are not to be missed. Special mention to the moussaka and also for the huge choice of vegetarian meals which makes this a success with my vegetarian fiance as well. I believe they plan to open up in larger premises just across the road later this year and I really hope they manage to retain the atmosphere and honesty about a restaurant which is truly a gem in the Southside.

1. Greg and Shiona11 Apr 2009, 4:25pm Report

We like the sound of this, infact we are going to go next week hooray!

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